Even NASA Buys Their Parts on eBay
|Apparently just about everyone buys their parts on eBay. Car parts, shuttle parts - what's the difference? NASA has been skimming the net, buying up computer parts that are no longer made, primarily Intel 8086 chips. To read the article published by the New York Times, [Click Here]. The article is a bit dated, but I just found out about it so I'm bringing it up.|
|The biggest question that pops into my head is... does NASA have any negative feedbacks? I buy alot of car parts on eBay, but I expect them all to break in time, as should anyone with anything purchased on eBay. If someone's selling used junk, sadly enough, often times there is a reason. It's broken.|
I'd love the folks in orbit at the moment to hear that their shuttle relies on eBay chips to function properly. FedEx Ground Shipping baby!