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7357Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: value of items at datalink

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  • Bob Applegate
    Mar 3, 2008
      I hope they're not expecting everyone to spend $500... I'm there to look for specific items for myself and
      a few others, not to blow a lot of money.
      As someone else stated, they were willing to sell stuff on eBay for $1 with hefty S&H costs.  Since we're
      doing the S&H for them on the items we buy, I'd expect a decent price.  I'm hoping the people there don't
      have to do anything other than point to where they think stuff is, ie, I'm hoping they don't have to do any
      physical work.
      So is everyone going to bail out?  I still plan on going, but not if everyone else nixes the day.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 2:01 PM
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: value of items at datalink

      Er.. Is that what they are expecting?

      I thought that we were taking them off their hands
      before they went to scrap.

      Can we find out?

      Not to sound whiny.

      For one thing, I don't have $500.00

      Second the SGIs I saw are not huge Mini computers and
      are worth like $50.00 I can get them for that much on

      http://cgi.ebay. com/Silicon- Graphics- SGI-Iris- Indigo-CMNB003- XS24-CHEAP_ W0QQitemZ3001647 65916QQihZ020QQc ategoryZ11223QQr dZ1QQssPageNameZ WD1VQQ_trksidZp1 638.m118. l1247QQcmdZViewI tem

      Yea, if they are expecting $500/person. . Not much
      reason to go.

      > I don't have a truck, don't collect rack-sized
      > computers, and don't
      > have space for them. I would not expect to buy $500
      > in scrap value,
      > even at today's HIGH PRICES FOR SCRAP. My impression
      > is that the
      > owner's representatives expect each participant to
      > make a purchase of
      > that amount or more. Therefore, I will not be going
      > to the DataLink
      > event, even to just look. That's contrary to my
      > previous post, but
      > based on this information.
      > I appreciate Bill and others who found and sized up
      > this situation.
      > Thanks to them.
      > Herb Johnson
      > retrotechnology. com

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