Re: value of items at datalink
- --- In email@example.com, Christian Liendo
> Second the SGIs I saw are not huge Mini computers and
> are worth like $50.00 I can get them for that much on
Let's not forget that TCF might be good this year because eBay has
essentially killed itself.
A long time ago, TCF was a great source of good junk because eBay
didn't exist. Then eBay decimated the flea market at TCF because
everyone kept their good stuff for eBay sales and sold garbage at TCF.
Now the situation is reversed because between eBay's fees and the
astronomical cost of shipping computers, selling an old computer on
eBay is not economically feasible anymore. Nobody wants to pay $100
in shiping for a machine worth at most $50.
So now it's very likely that people will be selling decent stuff at
TCF again, assuming that TCF isn't charging enormous fees for a flea
market spot (if you can't make back your money for the spot, no sense
in going, right?).
So there's a good possibility of finding what you want at TCF this
year, and, at a price that's not sky-high. But, that also may be just
me being too optimistic. ;-)
> Bob Grieb <bobgrieb@...> wrote :Bob,
>> 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.
> I figure I can go look at the "rare" systems and say "no thanks" if
> there is nothing I care care about or was asked to look for. There
> might be a gem in the pile that I'm interested in.
> Bill, were payment methods discussed? I don't feel like taking
> $500 cash if there's nothing of interest.
Being that Jim mentioned cash specifically that's the only method of
payment I know for sure, but I assume they'd take credit card as well.
They're a business, I would assume any money is good. Cash will could get
you a better price?