evan at snarc.net
Mon Aug 21 11:24:34 CDT 2006
Many of my handhelds and laptops are in the original boxes, and those are
some of my favorites. A few weeks ago I got a TI CC-40 (not terribly rare,
but still interesting) which not only had the original boxes and
documentation, but it wasn't even previously used -- it still had the
protectice tape over the LCD screen. Same deal with a Kyocera/Qualcomm PDA
smartphone that I bought for a friend overseas. That one's a bit OT (late
1990s) but it is still exciting to get new-in-box gear.
From: Sridhar Ayengar [mailto:ploopster at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 12:03 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Original boxes...
Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> Just wondering whether other collectors try to acquire original boxes
> to go with their machines. I have several original Ohio Scientific
> boxes that I prize as part of my collection. Anyway, I just got a
> nice Koyo 9 inch monitor (built 1979, IMSAI blue) in an IBM PS/2 Color
> Display 8515 box. I know that there are a few PS/2 collectors on the
> list. The box is not in the best shape, but it isn't awful either.
> Anybody interested in it or should I pitch it? Located in the
> Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.
I have a whole bunch of original PS/2 boxes. I store PS/2's in them. 8-)
I still have the box to the PS/2 Model 50 I bought back in December 1987.
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