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Terry Yager
September 19th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Are these things really that rare and wonderous?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5615539530&fromMakeTrack=true

An under-powered vintage hand-held, running a Stock Trend Analysis program based on Astrology? ...???

Has eBay gone crazy again, or is it just me?

--T

katey
September 19th, 2005, 10:47 AM
In this case the seller obviously does not live in the same world as the rest of us.

katey

vic user
September 19th, 2005, 10:49 AM
Has eBay gone crazy again, or is it just me?


i think you will always get some people who 'fish' with a high price, and hope that someone will bite eventually.

it only takes one person to bid on it.

chris

p.s.

i wonder if i could sell quarters on ebay, starting price $0.99 :)

Terry Yager
September 19th, 2005, 12:44 PM
But, this item has 12 bids (although it seems to be a bidding dual between two bidders).

I've got one of those old Psion hand-helds (normally valued at about ten buck$). I wonder if I could get a copy of this guy's ROM software, so mine will be worth 100 times as much too?

--T

Terry Yager
September 19th, 2005, 12:47 PM
In this case the seller obviously does not live in the same world as the rest of us.

katey

The seller's sanity is not in question here, he/she started the bidding at ten dollar$. It's the bidders I'm worried about.

--T

MystikShadows
September 19th, 2005, 04:33 PM
I got an ESP based decision maker that talks to spirits in order to come up with a decision lol.

I have Psion Revo Plus they are good machines....but I'd never pay that price lol.

Terry Yager
September 19th, 2005, 04:44 PM
I couldn't enter my bid on it cause the moon isn't in Aquarius so it's not a good time to buy anything.

--T

Terry Yager
September 19th, 2005, 06:23 PM
I have Stock Trend Analysis software here for my TRS-80, but it's based on boring ol' variables like earnings, sales, estate settlements, property division new orders, war, strikes, etc, and employs multiple exponential smoothings of a four-place common logarithm of price (whatever that means). Doesn't even take into consideration the phase of the moon...

--T

MystikShadows
September 20th, 2005, 05:28 AM
LOL now you GOTTA consider the moon phases...it's not software if it doesn't ATLEAST implement that ;-)....lol

carlsson
September 20th, 2005, 08:34 AM
Sometimes I wonder if people are getting funds or grants that they have to spend on something to get new funds. Maybe a payout from the insurance company or something similar. It may sound baroque to you, but think of it as a dept's budget within a company. If less than the budgetted money was spent one year, mgmt may re-evaluate the needs and cut down that budget for next year.

I also wonder how many of those eBay auctions end up with the buyer never sends money or disappears for some reason. Most of the time it is rather "new" buyers who puts the highest bid in the odd auctions.

Terry Yager
September 20th, 2005, 09:29 AM
True that.
My g/f used to run a state-funded non-profit org, and there was usually a flurry of spending right around the end of each fiscal year, just to insure the next year's budget. (In that case, the goal was to be over budget in hope of getting an increase for the following year).

--T

Terry Yager
September 21st, 2005, 02:35 PM
FWIW, a friend has informed me that the sun and moon are both in Virgo right now, so it's the perfect time to buy, buy, buy!

--T