J.C. Wren jcwren at jcwren.com
Wed Mar 9 20:27:26 CST 2005

    Generally speaking, any time you see 'RARE!' or 'L@@K!' in an 
auction, it's highly overrated common junk.  In fact, I generally use 
that as a criteria for the credibility of a seller.  If they have 
several auctions of 'RARE' items, I avoid them like the plague.  If it 
says 'Unusual', or some other word, I'll give them a look.  But I just 
love how ceramic 40 pin DIP 8051's are RARE!.  If they are, I'm sitting 
on a bloody fortune.


Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> I constantly see on ebay sales that say they are
>auctioning a 1702. Closer looks show them to be
>1702A's. The 1702/1701/1602/1601 were the first
>EPROM, not the 1702A. Still, they state that these
>were the first EPROM. You can't even program them
>with the same algorithm.
> Just an observation.

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