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Discussion about my previous small ads post reminded me of this:

Previously, the local small ads paper had a regular customer who was trying to sell an unwanted Palm IIIc (the first colour Palmpilot) for around 300-400 quid if I recall correctly. They obviously felt the need to justify that price as they explained that this was the sale price of this ithem hich was an unwanted prize and had been stored for years - and hadn't been used since bought. I beleive that the Small Ads gave you extra weeks if you couldn't sell the item, so the seller wasn't spending too much on this - as believe me, it really wasn't selling.

What the seller wasn't getting was that the Palm IIIc did cost the figure they quoted, but that was (mumble mumble) years ago!

Since then, you could get a current spec Palm that had
  • 4 times the pixel, count
  • an orders of magnitude or two worth of extra colour depth
  • 32-64 times the internalmemory
  • a 10x (or more) faster processor
  • An external card slot included
  • Bluetooth included as well as IRDA.
  • a Lithium Ion battery (and associated battery life instead of AA or AAA batteries
...for about half of the price that they wanted - brand new - and that was from Argos!

The ad was there for months and month and months. The inability of these sellers to work out what was wrong with their money making scheme was the cause of many exasperated conversations between myself and Kit.

Although it took months and months for them to work out that it wouldn't sell, but eventually one week the ad was conspicuous by its absence -- and the Friday Ads were never quite as annoying again.

I do hope they didn't manage to to sell it to some unfortunate person.
eponymousarchon: (Angled)
Best spoof from yesterday:

http://technologizer.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/april-iiphone.png?w=535&h=400


Is it bad that I actually want one of these?

Hmm...

May. 22nd, 2004 08:19 pm
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And this breaking news just in...

<clacketty-clacketty-teletype-sound-effects>

Our hot water tank leaks. Pah!

Not badly enough to flood the place, I hasten to add, but badly enough that we have to keep the water turned off when we're not actively using it.

However, this bummer is offset by the fact that:

I now have an electric drill!

Yay! (and <BZZZZZ!>)

-- Oh, and I hasten to add that the above two facts are not related, before anyone asks. ;)

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