Date : Tue, 03 Aug 1999 22:44:09 +0000
From : Chris Richardson <chris@...>
Subject: Re: Free BBC's
Crispin Boylan wrote:
> I have a friend who has managed to obtain about 60 model b's from a
> He has them on one proviso - they must not be sold on for a profit.
> So, he's giving them away for the price of postage.....if anyone wants
> one then please mail me.
> There has to be a limit of one per person and the same proviso applies -
> no selling on for a profit of any kind (sorry Chris).
I gotter answer that one!
I do not make a profit on the prices I charge.
It is not a simple case of supplying a dusty, hammered unchecked, wobbly
BBC. It is a case of giving someone a lovely clean bit of reliable kit
that will last, plus a guarantee (albeit unwritten) that if it fizzles
out, the person that sold you it is going to do something about it
Anyone in business would realise that, at the prices I charge, you can't
do what I do and make money.
Oddly enough, I recently turned down an offer of 60 BBC's because I had
nowhere to stash them, I wonder if this is the same place?
Sorry to witter to you lot but that hit a nerve
Chris Richardson 8-Bit Software
The BBC and Master Computer Public Domain Library