[Coco] Coco Digest, Vol 114, Issue 26
mike at bcmr3.net
Mon Aug 20 10:57:56 EDT 2012
That's always the great challenge, making people aware. eBay is the best general marketplace. Otherwise, giving a notice on this list seems to be the best way to "steer" opportunities to the community.
On Aug 20, 2012, at 10:50 AM, Brian Blake <random.rodder at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Andrew <keeper63 at cox.net> wrote:
>> I'm sorry you've had so much trouble. I hope the ebay route goes better
>> for you, though I understand (I think) why you wanted to do it yourself for
>> better control (?) of where your stuff went...
>> I tend to wonder, though, if this might not point to something missing,
>> namely that of a private auction listing site, perhaps even exclusively
>> dedicated to vintage/collector computing?
>> I'm really surprised (though I haven't looked - maybe it exists?) that
>> ebay hasn't set up a way to do private auctions; then again, they aren't
>> really an auction site any more (they are still in "pretend mode" as they
>> transition away)...
>> If there were a site, though - perhaps dedicated to vintage/collector
>> computing - designed for auctions and/or sales, that could allow the owner
>> of the auction invite a list of users (and only those users) into the
>> auction/sale; make the system somehow limit it to -only- those users (don't
>> know how or if this is possible - maybe a form of 2-part authentication?)...
>> The auction could be open to all vintage/collectors - or only a subset
>> (CoCo, or Atari, or Altair) - depending on what/how the seller wants it...
>> Just a thought.
>> -- Andrew L. Ayers, Glendale, Arizona
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> I had a site for selling CoCo stuff linked off of tandycoco.com. Never got
> used so I killed it.
> I would be perfectly willing to create an auction site for folks wanting to
> buy/sell/trade their classic computer stuff. But, if it doesn't get used....
> Ohioan by birth, Floridian by the grace of U-Haul and a bad economy...
> Sarcasm is the body's natural defense to stupidity.
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