|to heck with the cassettes,|
Message #7 Posted by Norm on 9 June 2003, 9:14 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Tony Duell (UK)
to heck with the cassettes,
ask this Mr. Ramsey to send you a picture of his
calculator collection. You will be most envious.
As to the greed thing, the seller sounds a bit greedy, certainly unhelpful. In his defense, it is impractical to just 'give stuff away' to try to be nice to people, but at the other end of the spectrum, greed should be kept down to a dull roar, and focus a little more on whether people are finding the right buyer for the merchandise (i.e. does somebody have a decent use for this thing).
That effect may seem subtle, but say I have a 32Sii to offload, and some guy who is just going to throw it in a file cabinet and never touch it will pay $250, but some starving college student who wishes to continue the HP tradition can only pay $199 . If I can get their respective stories straight, I'd go with the student for $199.
of course, its pretty hard to judge somebody else's need, that's why there is a marketplace with simple price tags attached.
If you bump into a seller who has triple-dosed on greed and wants you to pay his retirement, just smile and move on to another seller.