|Re: Xpander on ebay|
Message #2 Posted by Thibaut.be on 21 Aug 2005, 12:52 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Karl-Ludwig Butte
All distributed Xpanders were prototypes, basically a PDA running on Win CE, that were distributed to some teachers for feedback.
HP decided not to commercialize the Xpander and did not care that all protos were returned. Some persons had the chance to gather several on those and made a lot of $$$ on ebay in reselling them. The price is usually close to $500.
I own one that I never use but I thought it was valuable in a collection to have an item that was not even sold. I think we would all love to own Dave's 95C.
Regarding the (c) mention I guess the seller does not bother and should not be to much worried by HP. After all, I'm free to resell my Xpander as I legally purchased it, am I not ?
Ebay could eventually consider this item not valid, but we all know that ebay is a seller driven business and unless you can prove one is trying to avoid ebay fees, they mostly leave the auction run.
As for an example, I recently bought an ice machine to a 1000+ feedback wholeseller. You can easily see that it uses several 0 feedback ID's to make sure the auction reaches a minimum amount, on nearly all their $100+ items. I told this story ebay, and they said there was nothing to prove I was right...