Vintage Processors in Santa Cruz, CA?
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Fri May 15 23:28:49 CDT 2009
--- On Fri, 5/15/09, Mark Davidson <mdavidson1963 at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Mark Davidson <mdavidson1963 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Vintage Processors in Santa Cruz, CA?
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Date: Friday, May 15, 2009, 6:46 PM
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Jim Battle <frustum at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Mark Davidson wrote:
>>> Looking at the system (ebay id 200303090120), $1000 doesn't
seem out of
>>> at all.
>> Maybe it's me, then... I wasn't trying to malign anyone, but I
>> curious about this person since they were so close to me (I'm in
> I've sold 8b micros for more than $1000 (a Sol system), so getting a
> mini including tape drive for $1000 doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
No, no, I understand... I just am amazed at some of the prices people
put on "vintage" computer equipment. My favorite (not seen on this
list) was the guy who found an old disk pack in a warehouse and listed
it for $500 (no testing, no idea if it was even good, sold as-is).
> Of course, you have to determine what it is worth to you. Personally,
> have to pay me $1000 to take it. I don't need any more projects.
Heh. I know what you mean. I love old DG minis, though. My summer
project is an MV/4000 I bought for $300 with two tape drives (and that
included the delivery). I guess I was just lucky. :)
I had a deal to buy a Nova 4 with drives from a guy in SoCal... agreed
on a price and even supplied a deposit. But before I could arrange to
go get it, he returned my deposit (with a note saying "item sold")
never bothered to respond to any future emails.
I am the one that has the S/120 listed on ebay. Quite often I list stuff
in my store at a high price to see what happens. It cost very little to list
in the store format. I sold an Eclipse MV7800 for $1000 earlier and a Teletype
model 35 for $1200 that was not even complete. I find it's a good way to sell
items that I'm never going to get around to playing with. They do take a long
time to sell though. Most have been in the store for more than a year before
Also, I get interesting offers of things to trade through the ebay ads. Ebay reaches
a far wider audience than any other method I know of.
Now if someone really wants the S/120, I'm willing to trade for something interesting
that's smaller and lighter!
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