What the heck is the deal with this eBay item
AppleCorey at optonline.net
Tue Nov 1 19:56:40 CDT 2016
> On Nov 1, 2016, at 8:12 PM, Glen Slick <glen.slick at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 4:43 PM, Corey Cohen <AppleCorey at optonline.net> wrote:
>> This Helios II has been "sold" multiple times for varying amounts and then suddenly hours later appears for sale again. I'm done bidding on this each time it appears, because if I won, who knows what I'd receive or if the seller would cancel the auction.
> "PAYPAL USERS MUST WAIT COMPLETE CLEARANCE
> (IT CAN REQUIRES ALSO 21 DAYS)"
> What they heck does that mean? Not a seller I would touch with a 10 foot pole.
> Something seems odd about this seller "scroogemcduckbonaparte" and
> their cousin "paperonebonaparte", who has positive feedback for
> selling a "HELIOS II DISK SOL 20 8 INCHES FLOPPY WITH CONTROLLER
> ALTAIR ERA IMSAI S100 BUS (#272205548861)" for $1,950.00 within the
> last 6 months. "scroogemcduckbonaparte" has positive feedback as a
> buyer from "paperonebonaparte" for several items over a year ago.
Wow that is the same unit for sale. It doesn't have the key power switch like all Helios but a replacement rocker one so you can identify it as the same unit.
Ok now this is getting really interesting. My guess is his alter ego must keep winning. He is trying to drive up the price. Sure if the unit worked or was confirmed to have an intact glass scale it might be worth a a ton.
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