Subject: Re: DEC 3000/M400 cooling
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 07/31/2004 03:09:01
On Jul 31, 2004, at 2:55 AM, der Mouse wrote:
>>> [...] I don't have a really good 'scope.
>> Tek 453s show up on eBay all the time in the $50 range.
> Unless you're volunteering to do the ebay interaction for me, there is
> no point in saying such a thing, unless you're _trying_ to come across
> as "nyah nyah, look what you can't have", which from what I've seen of
> you I don't think is the case.
Huh?? Umm, no, it was an honest suggestion, I was trying to be
helpful. I'm sorry if I came across otherwise.
> ebay's terms of service are completely
> unacceptable to me on multiple points - in fact, I'm rather surprised
> that anyone outside California finds them acceptable. (At least, they
> have been every time I've checked in the past; I didn't bother checking
> again now just in the off chance they've reversed themselves in the
> last little while).
Bizarre. While they're definitely run by profit-mongering suits and
it shows, I buy pretty much everything except food and clothing via
eBay for both home and work...LOTS of stuff, every day...and while I've
had a few problems over the years, my overall experience has been
positive, both as a buyer and a seller.
That said, however, I can certainly understand that it can be
frustrating on many levels for many people...I just happen to be more
tolerant than most on some points.
If you were serious about my handling such a transaction for you, I
would be happy to do so, as I've benefitted directly from a lot of your
work over the years. There are a few Tek 453s on there now, all under
$50 and probably won't go much higher than $60. If you'd like me to
snag one for you, let me know.
Dave McGuire "...it's a matter of how tightly
Cape Coral, FL you pull the zip-tie." -Nadine Miller