The huge lot that had the NIB 8" floppies is now on ebay

js at js at
Tue Sep 6 11:04:42 CDT 2016

On 9/6/2016 9:51 AM, Jason Howe wrote:
> On 09/06/2016 04:31 AM, Rob Jarratt 
> wrote:
>>> Some of us find them useful or 
>>> interesting.
>> I agree. The volume of these eBay 
>> emails is not high. It would be 
>> another matter if there were really a 
>> lot of these emails, but as it is I 
>> find them useful/interesting.
> Same here.  I don't troll ebay 
> regularly and only have a couple very 
> specific saved searches.  Some pretty 
> interested stuff comes up on ebay 
> occasionally which I might not have 
> seen otherswise.

Just curious -- this stuff that's come 
up, that you might not have seen 
otherwise, how often was it anything 
really needed?   How often have you 
bought any of it?

I too admit to having found some of 
these ebay postings to be interesting.  
But in the end, they were just 
distractions from what was more 
important to me: the scores of 
electronics projects I've already got 
... purchased almost entirely from... 
you got it -- eBay.     All of which 
were found without the assistance of 
extra postings outside of ebay.

I suppose I'm making a larger point, 
that if you didn't try to find it 
yourself, maybe you didn't really need 
it to begin with.  Maybe it's better for 
your wallet that you never saw it to 
begin with.  Countless interesting 
things happen every day that we simply 
can't become aware of.  It's not 
necessary see or purchase every single 
interesting thing, nor possible to 
become aware of every single interesting 
thing or event in a day.

Over-distraction and over-consumption is 
definitely a growing bane of the current 

So that's all I'm saying: re-advertising 
here what is already advertised and 
readily found on ebay itself (if you are 
realistic and understand that you might 
not be able to find every single 
instance of something that interests you 
nor is it necessary that you do so) is 

On the other hand, if someone had some 
magical powers of discovery on ebay, and 
posted things that nobody else could 
possibly find, that'd be cool.

- J.

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