VAX 11/780 on eBay
pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Mar 4 14:25:34 CST 2009
On Wednesday 04 March 2009, Ian King wrote:
> It's definitely missing the LSI-11 console machine as well as the
> RX01 boot floppy. It looks like one of the CPU boards is mis-seated,
> which is nearly impossible to accomplish - so I don't quite
> understand the photo of the cardcage. It's possible the CPU is
> incomplete, although it is true there are a couple of empty slots in
> the 11/785 CPU.
> And yes, the price seems a bit inflated, even were it a complete
> machine. -- Ian
Yeah, the last 11/780 I bought off of ebay, about 2 years ago, was
actually complete (and functional save one PSU which I still need to
diagnose; it would DCOK and its voltage level would fall a bit, causing
the machine to reboot randomly), was only in the $200-$300 range. The
one I got before that was about $200 with a truckload of other stuff.
So, yes, it's incomplete (though an RX01 and the 11/03 shouldn't be that
hard to come by), and overpriced by what I've seen.
A couple years ago, I even had a reseller offer to sell me an 11/785
(tested, working) for $5k or so. I'm not sure where this guy got his
$10k figure from.
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