Interex membership list for sale

Scott Stevens chenmel at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 2 20:19:52 CST 2005


On Wed, 02 Nov 2005 17:50:22 -0800
"Stan Sieler" <sieler at allegro.com> wrote:

> Re:
> 
> > A California bankruptcy court will sell Interex's membership database to the
> 
> 
> The mailing list ostensibly had about 100,000+ names on it.
> 
> There were 3 bidders: #1 (Genisys), #2 anonymous, and #3 anonymous.
> Bidding started at about $15,000, and ended with an anonymous
> buyer getting it for $65,000.  At that point, the successful bidder's
> identity was revealed.
> 
> Quick...who'd pay that much?
> 
> 
> Nope...not IBM (my first guess).
> 
> 
> HP.
> 
> Yes, HP paid $65,000 for a list of their own EX-customers!
> 
> I hope that HP isn't going to try to pull a fast one like "credit
> the $65,000 against the money Interex owes us", because that would mean
> they're getting 1-for-1 on the money owed them, where other creditors
> will end up getting far far less per dollar owed :)  
> But, the way this is being handled by "the court", 
> it wouldn't surprise me :(
> 
> 
Sounds like HP paid $65K to keep anybody else from getting a list of their own ex-customers.

Which seems like a reasonable thing to do, really.  And it's chump-change for HP.

> 
> -- 
> Stan Sieler
> sieler at allegro.com
> www.allegro.com/sieler/wanted/index.html 
> 


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