7363Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: value of items at datalink
- Mar 3, 2008Bob,
I was planning to join you if I am around,
but it's not sounding good. When the guy refers
to their systems as "rare" that's not a good sign.
--- Bob Applegate <bob@...> wrote:
> I hope they're not expecting everyone to spend $500... I'm there tohttp://cgi.ebay.com/Silicon-Graphics-SGI-Iris-Indigo-CMNB003-XS24-CHEAP_W0QQitemZ300164765916QQihZ020QQcategoryZ11223QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem
> 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 -----
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> 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
> 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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