[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Thu May 11 14:31:54 CDT 2006

Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Thursday 11 May 2006 14:03, Don Y wrote:
>> velociraptor wrote:
>>> with x86 boxes being sold at places like WalMart for less than
>>> $400, "consumer" computers are very close to the "don't bother to
>>> repair" stage, if not already there for the majority of folks.
>> Yup.  And, this depresses the resale market for otherwise
>> "usable" machines.  How can anyone expect to SELL a ~1GHz
>> machine for $100 when you can buy "new" (with WARRANTY)
>> machines for $300 - $400 that run twice as fast, etc.
> Purdue's salvage op doesn't have any trouble extoring money for 3-4 year 
> old machines, despite the fact you can get a faster machine with a 
> warranty from Walmart or Dell even.
> It's odd how surplus works...

Here, it is by auction.  No doubt because of the *emotion*
that is associated with that sort of transaction.  People
don't *think* about what they are buying...

Or, as a friend is fond of saying:  "Paying someone to haul
THEIR trash away!"  :>

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