Rare processor? What was it and what made it so rare? Seems weird that a processor would be a rare item.Originally posted by MTXBlau@Aug 27, 2003 @ 03:58 PM
As a seller, that kind of stuff leaves you really leery. And leaving a reserve price tends to get fewer bids. The basic premise is you need to have a LOT of faith in the ebay community that people will bid.
I started an auction for a rare processor (which incidentally I tried selling here, but turned into a huge flame war) at 50.00 initially with a reserve of $100, and didn't sell. Second time around I started at $10 no reserve, and it sold for $130. Maybe if you sell for a living you do what you have to do, but people such as myself, it's hard to do in practice.
See, most people look at it like 'you can get a brand new PC for xyz' which is true, but what isn't made mention of is purchasing all new peripherals that don't work with legacy stuff (i.e., ISA stuff). That's a whole lot of capital to be dropping on a new system - in my case, I had my 5.25floppy, a scsi scanner, an ISA hand scanner (I don't understand why they don't make those anymore), and a bunch of sound and video peripherals ('kitchen sync' hardware and software - needless to say I sold). Then there's the time committment, and having to use a new OS because they don't make motherboard drivers for Win95 or even *gasp* Windows 3.11 (one of my clients was legally blind, and used voice software that was made ONLY for 3.11 - so upgrading to a new PC for her would have actually cost well over $25,000).Originally posted by racketboy@Aug 27, 2003 @ 08:55 AM
so basically it's just to say you have it.
Say what? [/b][/quote]Originally posted by mal+Aug 29, 2003 @ 04:37 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mal @ Aug 29, 2003 @ 04:37 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-IUG@Aug 29, 2003 @ 04:45 AM
And I was just saying that there was no use for the caps lock key anymore in another site's irc chatroom, and that's my reason why.