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[DPRG] Robotic.forsale newsgroup?

Subject: [DPRG] Robotic.forsale newsgroup?
From: W. E. Cole wecole at ev1.net
Date: Wed Jan 28 19:36:01 CST 2004

The problem with eBay (buying or selling, which I do both) is that it's
impratical for the small dollar items because it ends up costing more to
ship the item than the bid price to buy it, plus you have eBay's fees. A lot
of times the robotic part you want to buy (or sell) is something small, so
eBay isn't a good choice, unless you're dealing in bulk. The dfw.forsale
newsgroup is better because it's local, so no shipping problems; that's what
gave me the idea to look for a robotics.forsale type of newsgroup. Even if
it's not local and you have to pay for shipping, I think you would probably
find better prices on the smaller stuff since it wouldn't be sold at


----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "R. Steven Rainwater" <srainwater at ncc.com>
To: "DPRG List" <dprglist at dprg.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Robotic.forsale newsgroup?

> On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 12:51, W. E. Cole wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a newsgroup specifically for buying,
> > selling, or trading robotic (and related) parts and supplies?
> eBay is a good place to find that sort of thing, just make sure you
> exclude "US Robotics" when doing your search or you get overloaded with
> modems in the results. I usually do a title+description search for
> 'robotics -("US Robotics", 3COM, "U.S. Robotics")' - that usually gets
> 700-1000 items that are actually robotics related.
> -Steve
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