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From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: question about newsgroup rules
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:35:53 -0000
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Bob Dickerman wrote in message
> Is it OK to notify the group about an eBay auction for test and
> equipment (such as an oscilloscope or LCR meter), or would that be
> considered SPAM?
> Robert L. Dickerman
> Dickerman Electronics
> 32 Alexander Hill Road
> Northfield, MA 01360
Most definitely spam. (even if with the best of intentions).
If I see the 'FS' somewhere I have to make effort to delete it, as it gets
in the way of the good stuff I may wish to read.
Most of the the UK ebay, scopes and LCR meters and other equipments are from
small time commercial operators. Notice for example how the listings are
clogged up with PAT testing equipment and rubbish electrical gear.
Hate to see these particular groups gummed up the same way many others are.
If I want to buy a particular kit, I'll look at what (say) ebay is offering.
It's really a question of maintaining standards and a purity of purpose
within a culture awash with crass, basal commercialism.
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