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Re: Auction of boards

Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:54 pm

I think auctioning working boards is a great idea. I have a little tech fund where on the 1st of each month a bit of cash is transferred in from my regular bank account.
The tech fund builds up until I have enough for a new toy. I now know what the next thing will be. I\'ll be entering the auction knowing if I pay over the odds the money will help a very worthy cause.

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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:13 am

Haha that\'s a great way to store up money. I have that problem where I need to buy every new and shiny piece of technology =p.

I\'m thinking of joining the auction too, curious to see what kind of prices the different numbered boards will get.

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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:38 am

I think this will be a great piece of history, maybe not as big as owning a apple one or a Altair 8800 but hey it will be like owning a Macintosh Classic :)

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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:15 am

I have a historic item for auction by the project: an Acorn Microcomputer.

It\'s the great-great grandfather of the Raspberry Pi. It\'s been sitting in a box unused for the last 20 years, but it may still be working and I\'d like to see it going to a good home. I\'d happily donate it to the project if anyone would bid for it.

Liz, please contact me directly if you\'re interested.
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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:25 am

Auctions?

I think I\'ll just sit and watch \'em (apart from a little pump-priming...)

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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:59 am

I thought the idea of buy one give one was ultimately nixed on the grounds that the foundation did not want to appear to have missed their target prices, even just for the first week.

Is not the beta auction even worse in that it seriously risks headlines like \"$25 computers sell for $900; prices may drop in 2012\". It also provides an incentive for the foundation to delay (or at least downplay) the date of bulk availability.

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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:38 pm

[quote]Quote from jojopi on December 2, 2011, 09:59

Is not the beta auction even worse in that it seriously risks headlines like \"$25 computers sell for $900; prices may drop in 2012\". It also provides an incentive for the foundation to delay (or at least downplay) the date of bulk availability.[/quote]

Well aside from that creating the picture of the r-pi foundation manically cackling while the wring their hands over a pot of gold in a menacingly lit room, it goes against everything they\'ve ever presented themselves as and fly\'s in the face of their stated goals.

From what I\'ve understood, the plan isn\'t to push back the sale date so they can auction these guys off, I *think* it\'s more of an early release while the main batch is in production. At worst they\'ll release them concurrently and let the low \"serial numbers\" be a collectors item or bragging rites item.

Also the headline would obviously read \"Charity auctioneers dig deep to support what they\'re hailing as the next BBC micro\"
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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:44 pm

How did you find out about my maniacal cackling habit?
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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:00 pm

Stalking.

That\'s how I find stuff out.
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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:14 pm

[quote]Quote from liz on December 2, 2011, 13:44
How did you find out about my maniacal cackling habit? [/quote]

The cat grapevine. Gizmo & George are in constant contact with Mookcake

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Re: Auction of boards

Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:33 pm

actually it was google earth, they got a good shot of the front of your house and you really should close the drapes more often. Also that couch is hideous, but mad props for finding a cauldron full of gold!
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