E-bay complaints:

John Foust jfoust at threedee.com
Tue Jul 5 08:02:12 CDT 2005

It also occurs to me that if someone is willing to engage in this
hobby - and especially if it's something closer to a career - that
spending a little money here and there to get what you desire
shouldn't be that much of a problem, especially dealing with a 
place as risky as eBay.  You can do a lot with very little cash.

Think something's valuable to you?  Think your top bid is $100?
Then risk a little more - take possession of it, scan the manuals
or examine the insides, then put it back on eBay.  You're out the
cost of shipping plus auctioning it again.  So what?  

Maybe you could even send a note to the seller, asking him to send 
a note to the next two lower bidders, offering the item to them 
outside of eBay after you're done.

Frugality is great, but if you don't have the spare cash to spend,
don't spend your last bit on computer junk.  

- John

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