Originally Posted by mikeinreco
I agree. I have a guy that spent all kinds of time sorting through and testing. I gdid however get to trust him enough that now I can just hand him a box full of stuff that I know he is interested in, and tell him to return whatever works and we then make a deal to swap whatever he has that does not work for what did work.
Actually I have a couple of parts suppliers that I can do this with. I also end up getting education from them as well.
As I have stated before, I trade these guys even up stick for stick, or power supply for power supply. It builds a good working relationship to ensure they keep coming back, and 9 times out of 10 the old 128m RAM stick weighs more than the newer 256m stick. Same goes with power supplies.
I look at it to break even on the trades based on the prices I pay. It ends up being a win/win for both parties as well as the continued relationship.