# Lost my job, so gotta lose some rockets *sigh*

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#### KenECoyote

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Hey Everyone!

I gotta say, you guys are TERRIFIC! I honestly just came in to list stuff and normally I'm the positive one (was part of the regional "Sunshine Committee" at work lol), but all the outpouring of kind thoughts and good intentions are AMAZING.

Please don't feel any need to bid up or buy to help my situation...I was a past big Ebay seller, so this is old hat to me. Also I'm totally fine with letting go of some really cool rocket like the SHR since someone else can likely do it more justice than me letting it sit in my closet.

*UPDATE* - I've spoken to yet another lawyer and he thinks I have a good case for wrongful termination, but we'll see. Part of me wants to let go of the toxicity, but another part hates letting some "baddies" get away with some of the crap I went through.
*UPDATE2* - I did a search on Monster.com for my job position (which is very niche in a niche industry) and lo and behold...a company I worked at prior (the only one haha) popped up with a position almost the same as I had left! OMG! Now it's not a done deal, but given I used to work there, now have a lot more experience, and I believe I left on good terms, I think I have an amazing shot at getting the job. I'm normally not one who believes in prayer and positive vibes, but this is just an unbelievable opportunity...wish me luck!

THANK YOU!!!

Best,
Ken

#### FMarvinS

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Ken,

I may have some marketing position leads for you, I'll send you a P.M. shortly.

Fred

Ken,
I flew with you for years..
You have always been the nicest man in the world..
You certainly shouldn't be so surprised that your vib gets out and picked up and returned..

But I guess that's just part of you,, lol..

It'd sure be great to see you at the field again, even if just to say hello..

Prayers for you Ken..

Teddy

#### Ez2cDave

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I'll be listing it under "wunder_buyer" and tonight (10PM EST) I plan to list a Sheri's Hot Rocket Shuttle as well as some of my TLP kits to start. I REALLY wanted to build the SHR shuttle, but wasn't sure if I could do it justice. Once I get a sense for the TLP pricing, I may start listing some of them on the Yard Sale.
Ken,

I'm interested in your TLP "TYPE 30" kit.

Dave F.

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#### Mushtang

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$712 for the Shuttle. Well done!! That's more than I expected!! #### KenECoyote ##### Well-Known Member TRF Supporter$712 for the Shuttle. Well done!! That's more than I expected!!
Thanks! I used to sell collectibles on eBay, so I know some auctions for hard to find items can get pretty high. However there is always unpredictability since it depends a lot on whether at least two people really want the item.

#### Peartree

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Cisco, HPE, NetApp, Sun Microsystems, Dell have all lost significant market share due to the cloud. It's all about consolidation unfortunately.
To be fair, a ton of the damage done to Dell was self-inflicted. They used to be the "go to" vendor for a lot of us because of their absolutely stellar customer responsiveness and service but more recently, that was the source of most customer complaints. I bought several successive computers from Dell, but their prices crept up until you were paying a premium to get a Dell. As long as the premium wasn't a lot, many customers stayed loyal to them because of their outstanding customer service, but when that went, it was easy to justify going with the lowest bidder.

Anyway... sorry to the OP for the off topic rant.

#### jqavins

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To be fair, a ton of the damage done to Dell was self-inflicted.... but when [good service] went, it was easy to justify going with the lowest bidder.
At my job, the previous "generation" of computers (just before my time) was Dell, and now we have HPs.
Anyway... sorry to the OP for the off topic rant.
Me too.

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Desktops/laptops/(consumer market) is VASTLY different than server/enterprise market.

HP vs HPE You get vastly different support models depending on what you buy, not just who you buy from. (I have a 24,000 core compute cluster from Dell and a 32,000 core water-cooled compute cluster from HPE)

And some of TLP kits are so highly sought after that yeah, there is a permium for them above normal OOP kits.

#### John Kemker

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HPE used to be EDS back in the day. I was working for EDS when HP bought them. Later, they renamed EDS HPE. Evidently, they expanded the business model to include hardware, not just IT services.