|That old auction business of "disclosure"|
Message #1 Posted by bill platt on 5 Mar 2010, 10:09 a.m.
You know all the humorous threads, like "Mint" equals "my kid spilled jelly on it this morning" and "runs great" means "dirtier than sack of %^%2" etc.
Here's my latest auction win. See if you think the description meets with the concept of "disclosure":
This is Vintage Hewlett Packard 27S Scientific Calculator. Used and
shows some wear but seems to be working just fine and still in good
usable condition. Comes with batteries.
You will receive actual item shown in the pictures, thank you.
And the picture was:
In reality, the bezel has both deep dents, as well as sharp dents that look like a mechanical pencil injury, and the screen has two deep mechanical pencil impalements.
And of course the batteries were completely dead. Voltage was at 1.0 per cell.
Here's a scan I made. Even this doesn't really show the extent of the dents.
Most of my online auction experiences have been good. But there have been a handful that are not good. Makes me skittish...