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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:21 am 
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I want to be clear on this for every case that comes up and everything I grade.

‘Why is my board X and his/her board is Y different classing?!!? You stupid fool!”

Here’s a quick, repeated, breakdown of my grading.
I’ve sold to boardsort since ‘14.
Thanks to some extremely helpful and patient users I managed to get to more right than wrong. With a few shipments that surpassed 100LBs I built a relationship by calling and emailing Chris.
The only person in escrap to take the time (at that time) to actually have a discussion with me. Over these years I’ve had a somewhat more ‘inside’ understanding on some aspects of how Chris deals with a or b vs other companies that I have decade + relationships with.



My grading is based on multiple factors. However all grades are down to some key factors.

1) what Chris paid me last week, month, etc for that item
2) my best guess based on 1
3) 30~ years of dealing with escrap
4) knowing 75+% of components based on 3
5) when all else fails I will put it at the lower class I consider. I’m human. I make mistakes. If you question me ask me!

I have, had, and will have, access to thing 99.9% of things users won’t ever come across. From promo and beta to spec and internal. I’m a private, reclusive, semi-anti-social, specialised tech focusing primarily on things that rarely show up on boardsort.
A combination of honesty and lack of monetary dedication. If they say it’s unbreakable I’ll tell them how to break it. If they say it’s perfect I tell them why it’s not.
My lack of interest in ‘fame’ and hatred for Web 2.0 and social media means I’m likely to keep complaints in house.
Fix it and I’ll (quite literally) forget it.

Got something that is electric and from 1930? I’m your guy
Want to decide on refurb vs scrap on a 1970 pinball or slot machine? I’m here for you!

I legitimately have, control, and licence the world’s largest electrical parts database. Just shy of a full petabyte. A combination of a custom web crawler and scanning my collection of manuals, and copies of 7 country’s versions of the original computer shopper...!
Add to that a family history in photography that gave me nearly 50 years worth of B&H, Kodak, Western Electric, Tiger Direct, Sears/Kenmore...!
My interest in analogue computers and early computing.

I am 100% sure if a part isn’t in my database it is either 100% custom OR such a short run that it wasn’t ever in public hands.

My personal background in the gaming industry adds coverage for items the general public doesn’t know ever existed.
The SEGA Universe everything gaming computer system. The Atari Pam. The Commodore Two Five Six. The 256-bit NeoGeo Successor.

All of this combines with other life experience to an accurate, and STILL humble, grader.

Ultimately, if I’m wrong, OR, think I’m wrong, simply question me. Publicly! I welcome being wrong even more than right. Best way to learn is stumble.

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-- my grades are my own and do not represent an offer from boardsort, nor are they guaranteed. Please keep that in mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:23 pm 

Joined: Sun May 17, 2015 4:17 pm
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I started reading this board about a year may be a little less before I joined so it was sometime in 2014. Lost and two others were helping everyone who asked or just read the comments to learn what we needed to know. Lost has been doing a great job getting the job done and no help for the most part now. We all give some comments but the go to guy is Lost. I said it before and I will say it again...Thank you Lost for your help and patience.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:03 am 
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Your welcome AND thanks for the kind words.l

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