Rare Apples, eBay, Goodwill

Steven N. Hirsch shirsch at adelphia.net
Tue Mar 22 17:32:08 CST 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > Except that such stores don't really exist over this side of the pond
> > any more - they've all been forbidden from selling electrical goods by
> > the health & safety morons (as in "Oh my God, it plugs into the wall -
> > that's *dangerous* and someone might sue us").
> >
> > Actually, given that our current stupid compensation culture seems to
> > have jumped the pond from the US, I'm quite surprised such places exist
> > over there too.
> Charity shops in the US are increasingly not carrying computer goods,
> mainly because if they end up being unsaleable crap they have to pay high
> disposal fees.

I'm seeing this here in our area as well.  Salvation Army policy is "no 
computers" since early this year.


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