Overpricing (was: Re: [SunRescue] Looking for disk array, was: need NT-1
Peter L. Wargo
rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Mar 5 20:15:49 CST 2001
Reminds me of a fellow many years (early 90's) ago who called out tech
support line at Enable software. He was asking for more download time on
the BBS (remember those?) in order to download a utility. Our BBS sysop
told hime that he had enough time, but for some reason he was downloading
at 300 baud. To which the guy replied that that was all that he had.
Our guy suggested upgrading to a 2400 baud modem, as they were running
around $50 or less at that point.
To which the fellow on the other end of the phone replied, "I paid $350
for this modem back in 1984, and I'm going to get my money's worth!"
Needless to say, he had run up more than $50 in long distance bills trying
to download the file.... :-)
Peter L. Wargo
pwargo at basenji.com
Owner/operator of basenji.com.
On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Chris Byrne wrote:
> I sent her a letter asking her how much she wanted for the U60 with the
> display, she sent back a one line email
> I considered laughing, but then realized she was sad and deluded. I can
> actually get these things directly from sun for less than that with warranty.
> I even sent her the link for it.
> She has't written me back yet
> Chris Byrne
> -- Original Message --
> >chris at chrisbyrne.com writes:
> >>BTW, the seller with the U60 who I figured would reject the 5K bid, did,
> >>"No Thanks". We'll see how willing she is to sell after no-one meets her
> >>reserve price for the third time in a row.
> >Did anyone see that guy on ebay last fall trying to sell an old
> >Intel MPP box (Paragon, I think) as if it were still a viable
> >super!?!? His reserve was around $135,000 if I recall correctly...
> >--- david fischer --- dave at cca.org --- www.cca.org -----------------------
> >----------------------- I took one sample and interpolated from there.
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