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Re:Taking Liberties on Ebay
« on: January 27, 2006, 11:48AM »
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Quote from: Endspielgott on January 27, 2006, 05:56AM   

Tom,

as you can see on the following map

http://www.berlin.de/stadtplan/map.asp?sid=37f8406cb5dd3b72704a4ec3b5687437&size=5x5

there is a museum nearby...Brauereimuseum. (Brewery museum)...

Would this help to convincer your wife

Christian

Hi Christian,

Thanks for the suggestion. However, if you knew Mrs Overtom, you wouldn't suggest a beer museum.

By the way, she's not totally averse of chess, as you may infer from the following photo of her stocking'd legs:

       

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Re:Taking Liberties on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 05:56AM »
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Would you have any hints about where to go, specially where heaps of 2nd-hand computers are to be found?

Best regards,

tom


Tom,

try the Ketterling store. There are always some old machines available, and if not, there is at least a nice chat to be had hence they are in the business a long time now.

http://www.elektroschach.de/

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Hi Christian,

Thanks for the info. Now I have to think of ways to persuade Mrs Overtom into the general direction of the Dudenstrasse. Probably, the Konditorei which is supposed to be at number 78 should do the trick

If l'll manage, I hope to be able to write some kind of report.

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Tom,

as you can see on the following map

http://www.berlin.de/stadtplan/map.asp?sid=37f8406cb5dd3b72704a4ec3b5687437&size=5x5

there is a museum nearby...Brauereimuseum. (Brewery museum)...

Would this help to convincer your wife

Christian
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Re:Taking Liberties on Ebay
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Would you have any hints about where to go, specially where heaps of 2nd-hand computers are to be found?

Best regards,

tom


Tom,

try the Ketterling store. There are always some old machines available, and if not, there is at least a nice chat to be had hence they are in the business a long time now.

http://www.elektroschach.de/

Christian

Hi Christian,

Thanks for the info. Now I have to think of ways to persuade Mrs Overtom into the general direction of the Dudenstrasse. Probably, the Konditorei which is supposed to be at number 78 should do the trick

If l'll manage, I hope to be able to write some kind of report.

Best regards,

tom
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Re:Taking Liberties on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006, 03:59AM »
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Quote from: Robert Weck on January 26, 2006, 07:49AM   

If you mean the same as i do, then i don't have a problem with it: i can understand everybody, who says: "I don't like Germans, because of what they have done to my people!" (i am not sure, if i would not think the same!)

But I was born a long time after this dark age, so i don't feel responsible for it.

But this becomes a little bit off-topic...
Robert

I think you're absolutely right about that, Robert! Indeed, there is no need to feel embarassed any longer. And these days, I've got in touch with quite a few Germans who turned out to be very nice people. So my visit to Berlin should mark a final reconciliation. Still I hope I'll survive since I heard German shops don't stock a very good choice in whiskies.
If I have anything against a German-speaking people, it would be the Austrians for sending me such a large percentage of faulty chess computers (this last addition just to be not too off-topic )

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Would you have any hints about where to go, specially where heaps of 2nd-hand computers are to be found?

Best regards,

tom


Tom,

try the Ketterling store. There are always some old machines available, and if not, there is at least a nice chat to be had hence they are in the business a long time now.

http://www.elektroschach.de/

Christian
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 07:49AM »
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Quote from: Overtom on January 25, 2006, 10:57AM   

Yes Robert, I used to think I understood German, but Donninger's lingo was even harder than late Franz Josef Strauss's.


Really? I hadn't expected that...

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In a few weeks' time I'll be paying a visit to Berlin, which is quite something for one who grew up at a time that all things German were frowned upon in the Netherlands (sorry, Robert).

If you mean the same as i do, then i don't have a problem with it: i can understand everybody, who says: "I don't like Germans, because of what they have done to my people!" (i am not sure, if i would not think the same!)

But I was born a long time after this dark age, so i don't feel responsible for it.

But this becomes a little bit off-topic...


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Would you have any hints about where to go, specially where heaps of 2nd-hand computers are to be found?

Too bad, i have never been to Berlin until now, so i am afraid that i can't help you! 


I hope, you will have a nice trip!

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Quote from: Robert Weck on January 24, 2006, 05:30AM   

Hello Tom,
I was thinking about writing something very similar about 'Chrilly's dialect! 

But he is not soo hard to understand like some other Austrians like Kurt (or Bavarian, like me! The bavarian dialect is similar to the austrian)

Robert

Yes Robert, I used to think I understood German, but Donninger's lingo was even harder than late Franz Josef Strauss's.

In a few weeks' time I'll be paying a visit to Berlin, which is quite something for one who grew up at a time that all things German were frowned upon in the Netherlands (sorry, Robert).

Would you have any hints about where to go, specially where heaps of 2nd-hand computers are to be found?

Best regards,

tom
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Hello Tom,

Quote from: Overtom on January 24, 2006, 03:11AM   

Even if you learn German, Ismenio, you might still not understand what Christian Donninger says. He speaks the Austrian dialect, which - to me at least - makes it a lot more difficult to grasp what he says than, for instance, my former compatriot Victor Korchnoy.

I was thinking about writing something very similar about 'Chrilly's dialect! 

But he is not soo hard to understand like some other Austrians like Kurt (or Bavarian, like me! The bavarian dialect is similar to the austrian)


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Re:Taking Liberties on Ebay
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Quote from: Ismenio on January 23, 2006, 06:25AM   

This is just one more example that add to the list of the reasons why I want to learn German so bad:

www.chess.at/turniere/turniere2003/chess003/video/mensch_schach_maschinen.wmv

Ich möchte Deutsches erlernen!

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Even if you learn German, Ismenio, you might still not understand what Christian Donninger says. He speaks the Austrian dialect, which - to me at least - makes it a lot more difficult to grasp what he says than, for instance, my former compatriot Victor Korchnoy.

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2006, 04:31PM »
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BTW: "Wunderfee69" seems to be a "she"! Some feedback comments speak of a "Käuferin" (female buyer) or "ebay partnerin"

Also the name "Wunderfee" would speak for this: "Fee" is the german word for "fairy", which is normally a female mystical creature which is familiar with the art of magic.


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Ummmm we thought "legqueen" was a female to start off with. Then the awful truth dawned. 

Robert I am sure you are in a better position than I to tell. Strange selling techniques whoever they are.

All the best
Mike

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Quote from: Ismenio on January 23, 2006, 06:25AM   

Thanks for that post Robert! Where else could I learn German that way

This is just one more example that add to the list of the reasons why I want to learn German so bad:

www.chess.at/turniere/turniere2003/chess003/video/mensch_schach_maschinen.wmv

Thank you, Ismenio, for this nice video! (i didn't know, that Korchnoj speaks German!)


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Thanks for that post Robert! Where else could I learn German that way

This is just one more example that add to the list of the reasons why I want to learn German so bad:

www.chess.at/turniere/turniere2003/chess003/video/mensch_schach_maschinen.wmv

Ich möchte Deutsches erlernen!

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Quote from: Mike Watters on January 18, 2006, 04:26PM   

Wunderfee is up to his usual tricks. He extended the auction period and then he reduced the price to 350 Euros. Now he has put it up to 890 Euros, and 1890 Euros Buy-It-Now.


BTW: "Wunderfee69" seems to be a "she"! Some feedback comments speak of a "Käuferin" (female buyer) or "ebay partnerin"

Also the name "Wunderfee" would speak for this: "Fee" is the german word for "fairy", which is normally a female mystical creature which is familiar with the art of magic.


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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2006, 01:03PM »
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Hi All, 

The lucky seller of the broken CC1 is obviously hoping that lightening will strike twice - a CC7 for $200 anyone? 


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fidelity-CHESS-CHALLENGER-7-bcc-cc7-Like-New-BONUS_W0QQitemZ8755074255QQcategoryZ2554QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Wunderfee is up to his usual tricks. He extended the auction period and then he reduced the price to 350 Euros. Now he has put it up to 890 Euros, and 1890 Euros Buy-It-Now.



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Ian

I thought you were going for a full set of Chessters. 

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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2006, 03:21PM »
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Forgot to mention that my " taking liberties on E-bay" experience was when i was  thinking about buying the Mephisto MM II with openings module set which was listed quite recently.

The seller had one of those auctions where you have to be 'approved' before you can bid, so duly approved i went back to the listing and saw that he had increased the buy it now price  ...... so wait until you know someone is interested then jack the price up.
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2006, 02:55PM »
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I would of had that Simultano on buy it now but the seller does not take paypal.... and as for the Kishon Chesster with the 'dolly' bird i'll just take the computer as i am not a big fan of surgical enhancements   

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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2006, 02:05PM »
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speaking of ebay auctions, what about this "Kishon Chesster" ?

http://cgi.ebay.de/KISHON-CHESSTER-Schachcomputer_W0QQitemZ8752669402QQcategoryZ40855QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2006, 09:48AM »
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Hi Mike / All,

I don't have a VSC, now if only I were fluent in German this might be of interest.....

Perhaps it is the broken CC1 actually selling for $1,300 that has encouraged the latest bout of 'bargains'?

Anyway, my bargain of the week is the following:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Simultano-von-Seitek-Spielt-8-Partien-gleichzeitig-RAR_W0QQitemZ8749224544QQcategoryZ40855QQssPageNameZWD2VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


A Simultano for 700 euro anyone!    - well it does have the original box! 

Best wishes

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