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Re: (ET) 2 "NEW "electraks on ebay
- Subject: Re: (ET) 2 "NEW "electraks on ebay
- From: "Christopher Zach" <czach computer org>
- Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 12:17:33 -0400
- References: <CC502C8E2CCE4C48A476E37E984BB11102124591 maismx mais bf umich edu>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Hm. If it really sat in a warehouse for 30 years....
It probably has toast in the battery compartment.
The tires are probably either rotted or destroyed
The oil in the transmission is probably dinosaur goo
The belts are probably rotted and flattened
There are probably either mouse nests or ratnests in the wiring
The wiring has probably been eaten.
Seriously, I can't see why such a premium would be charged on a 30 year old
"never used" item. Mechanical things that are not used for long periods of
time simply tend to go bad.
Myself, I would prefer a sometimes used well-cared for ET. That would
command the best premium.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chapin, Tim" <tchapin umich edu>
To: <elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 9:49 AM
Subject: (ET) 2 "NEW "electraks on ebay
> I-5 starting bid $1500
> e-12 starting bid $1800
> both in tex.
> Why can't I fine things like this......