classic computer rescue squad
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Tue Jun 12 23:13:07 CDT 2007
In article <200706122342.l5CNgmcP022043 at onyx.spiritone.com>,
"Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com> writes:
> Having said that, I think that most of the problem is that for many of these
> systems, those who are close enough to rescue them either don't have the
> room or the interest. Those who aren't close and do have interest don't
> have the financial means necessary or any way to arrange shipping. Plus
> more often than not, people trying to get rid of stuff aren't willing to
> take the time to ship.
All of which is irrelevant if YOU DON'T HEAR ABOUT IT.
Step one is increasing the communication to those who *can* do
Also, I'm tired of the whining about shipping. If you want it, you
will make it happen. Just ask me, Jay, Sridhar, etc.
Craters & Freighters is the answer I give, although they're not always
nearest the pickup location. Hell, I called them the other day about
something and they were nice enough to tell me that it would be
cheaper to use a local UPS store to pick up the item from the auction
and ship it to me. Even though technically UPS doesn't advertise
pickup and pack service, the C&F representative told me that quite a
number of these locations *will* do this for you and that there are
enough locations in any decent sized city that if one won't do it,
chances are another one will. Now *that* is the kind of place I want
to do business with -- they're honest enough to say "look, it would be
more cost effective if you used these other people instead of us for
that job and you'd get the same results". No way in hell do I think
CTS would give me that kind of service. They'd just offer to throw me
over a barrel and f*ck me without so much as giving me a kiss first.
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