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Sat Jul 16 13:38:02 CDT 2005
>>> Paraphrase: when I do it, it is OK, but when the other guy does it more
than me, it is wrong.
That is NOT what I said. I said it's one thing to overpay on a stand-alone
basis; what Dennis K. is doing is overpaying on a consistent basis. Very
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'Computer Collector Newsletter' wrote:
>>>>I paid over $1100 for my dual 133 BeBox. I bought it during the
> Granted, on specific items, as I said about the Curta in my other
> reply just now. We just can't have one person being irresponsible and
> manipulating the whole market for everyone else. It's one thing for
> prices to change over time, but to have one person come in out of
> nowhere and start f-cking with everything just because he can isn't right.
Paraphrase: when I do it, it is OK, but when the other guy does it more than
me, it is wrong.
As has been pointed out, the price is set by the 2nd highest bidder, so DK
to blame. If DK makes lower max price bids but which are still high
enough to win, it won't drop the price of auctions one whit. The only way
to get the average price down is to ask him to lose more auctions. Do you
think he'll agree to it?
Besides, haven't we seen this a number of times before? fdbruce is selling
all sorts of "interesting" (to me) machines on ebay for the past few months.
A year or two ago he was one of those deep pocket buyers. He got tired and
now they are getting injected back into the system. No harm done. Well,
other than he is currently selling a "in need of repairs" Sol-20 and
separately a microcomplex
80/64 video mod board which obviously originally was part of the at modified
Sol-20 (without this board, that Sol won't do anything).
DK's intentions are not our business. I doubt he is using them to test a
grinding machine. These machines will appear again.
How many people on this list have systems, most of which will sit in a pile
somewhere until they get resold on ebay or traded for some other system?
Isn't this a waste? How is it much different from DK's presumed "sin" of
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