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    Default I thought people here liked repairing old hardware

    But I have had some pretty iconic stuff up for sale that needs repair, and it seems like nobody is taking any interest in it. I was hoping maybe i could get some advice on what i need to do to get this stuff to sell.

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    Some do like repairing hardware; I have enough hardware I would like to repair to last me until I am 90. How much work and how much the repairs will cost factors into the desirability of picking another broken machine.

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    I don't recall seeing your list--got a link? Maybe I can help, but I thought I'd advised on some of this stuff already. Be warned--I'm terrible when it comes to valuing stuff for collectors.

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    Looking at your post, I would separate out each machine so its easy to see what you are offering, and a ballpark figure

    Also, your location and cost of posting.

    probably easier to Ebay it.

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    One problem is OP won't (or can't) take PayPal which is how the overwhelming percentage of transactions on VCF are done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C View Post
    Looking at your post, I would separate out each machine so its easy to see what you are offering, and a ballpark figure.

    With detailed information and pictures so that a seller can gauge the physical condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    One problem is OP won't (or can't) take PayPal which is how the overwhelming percentage of transactions on VCF are done.
    yeah, i have one book of checks that is dedicated to my HOA because they're living in the dark ages too.

    I can't speak for others but I do repair lots of equipment but for me the reasons i'm not interested are:

    . It's all PC class stuff, which i'm generally not interested in.
    . It's not local. I rarely will buy anything of that size on-line.. too much of a headache.
    . Once you factor in price, and shipping, i wouldn't spend that kind of money for another project. I can get all sorts of 'projects' locally for pennies on the dollar, as I assume is the case for lots of us.
    . Even if not for all of the above, the check/money order option would kill it for me. Unless we're talking something super unique like a Imsai or Altair or whatever, very few of us are going to jump through the hoops of mailing off a check.

    Good luck though!
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