[sdiy] OT: Bad tool rant on ebay (priceless)

James Patchell patchell at cox.net
Thu Apr 8 05:01:53 CEST 2004


Thanks for sharing that....haven't laughed that hard for a while...sorta 
reminds me what I did with an eprom emulator I bought about 15 years ago....

         -Jim

At 09:57 PM 4/7/2004 -0400, KA4HJH wrote:
>This seller goes into great (and funny) detail about how poorly designed
>the item is...
>
>"I am an engineer by trade and I feel sorry for the engineer that was
>responsible for this marvel of science.  Someone told him to design this
>thing and not spend any more than $0.65 on it.  So he did it, but I bet he
>probably lost all self respect for himself after he realized that he just
>released this miserable failure onto society.  Or maybe he got a big kick
>out of it and is still laughing I don't know.  I know they suckered me out
>of my money that's for sure."
>
>Sound familiar? There's a whole lot more--an entire rant, if you will:
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com./ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2389286139
>
>
>Over 100k hits and counting--this is the best one since the ghost in a jar
>auction.
>
>--
>
>Terry Bowman, KA4HJH
>"The Mac Doctor"
>
>"There is no Main Street anymore except at Disneyland--and try and buy a
>gun there"--Hank Hill

         -Jim
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