IBM 3420 008 Magnetic tape storage on eBay -- needs rescue

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Wed Mar 28 15:51:09 CDT 2007

> That may well be the saddest thing I've heard in some time and almost
> brought a tear to my eye. What kind of beast is this 'jeepguymud'...


First off, if anyone is even a halfway serious IBM collector and
doesn't have a 3420, you are clearly not expending any energy.
Everytime I think that the world supply of 3420s is drying up, more

Second, if is very unwise to bad mouth a scrapper. If anyone STILL
does not know why, go and read my various rants about it in the
archives. And this time think and absorb what I wrote.

Third, jeepguymud is not a bad fellow - we have dealt before. I
suspect he is rather new to the scrap gold business, as many of his
purchases lately seem extremely unwise. For example, that 3990 in
Florida will probably yield $100 in scrap, but shipping and labor is
going to kill him (I was quoted just over $520 to get the thing to New
York). And then all that stuff located near Washington is really

Fourth, jeepguymud is not the bad guy here - one of the sellers is.
The guy just outside Washington with the 9370 system was going to sell
it to me, just after his first try marketting the 2440 on Ebay. I even
met his price for it all.


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