Some of you will remember that back in early 2002, my Fujitsu Lifebook computer’s power connector stopped working. I took it to Practical Computer, where an idiot who was a friend of the new owner fried my motherboard and probably the video card in the process of repairing the connector. I never got proper restitution from them–they accused me of bringing it in fried, and I didn’t have the documentation to back my claims up. I always intended to sell the parts on eBay, but now I finally am.
I’m selling the laptop as 11 components, each with its own auction. Three auctions close within two hours, the rest close in a little over two days. The total of the parts (9 will sell at this point) currently comes to $180.49. All auctions started at $0.99! What are these people on? How can old laptop parts from a machine purchased in 2000 go for almost $200 in 2005? The laptop was only $1500 to start with.