CDC floppy disks on Ebay.

Guy Dunphy guykd at
Mon Dec 10 08:52:00 CST 2018

At 04:11 PM 9/12/2018 -0800, you wrote:
>On Sun, 9 Dec 2018, Adrian Stoness via cctalk wrote:
>> theres a make an offer thing on it why not just use that
>Because a "make an offer" can carry some risks of OFFENDING the seller, if 
>they had thought that the value was not in the same general range as your 
>Not much known history with that seller.

I've never encountered that. When I'm ebay buying I routinely make offers that are
much less than the list price (if it's fairly high.) Sometimes they accept.
Just be polite and nice in your message with the offer, explain why it's a fair
offer from your perspective.
Al, why not offer $5 or $10, explain you want to try data recovery for bitsavers,
but the disks may well be unreadable.

It now has 5 watchers. Maybe they are all members of this list, maybe not.
I assume you are aware of snipe-bidding services? Some of those watchers may
be too, but you won't know till after the end.
I've used bidnapper in the past very successfully.

>If nobody else bids, then it will be cheap, other than the shipping (the 
>seller does not seem to know about media mail: "Computer-readable media 
>containing prerecorded information")

He will know if you tell him.

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