Wow; $192 for a 5.25" floppy disk drive

Tothwolf tothwolf at
Thu Oct 19 18:06:21 CDT 2006

On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Barry Watzman wrote:

> Don't know if any of you saw this, but a 5.25" floppy disk drive just 
> went for $192 on E-Bay tonight (Wed., 10/18).
> It was a "backpack" external parallel port drive, New Old Stock in Box, 
> still shrink wrapped.

I missed that one, but I guess its time for me to pull my used backpack 
drives out of storage... I actually can get to them right now since I'm 
cleaning out and sorting stuff anyway :P

The NOS TRS-80 cables I packratted away for decades are doing well on eBay 
since I re-unearthed them again too.


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