FS: PDP 8/e (Seattle, WA)
derschjo at mail.msu.edu
Thu Oct 1 22:09:34 CDT 2009
So a couple of weekends ago I was down sick with the flu and one late
evening when I couldn't sleep I purchased a PDP-8/e off eBay, having
convinced myself it was a really good deal while only half-awake.
Here's the thing -- I already have an 8/e; I have no idea what I'm going
to do with /two /of them.
Here's what I have -- a bare-minimum 8/e with 4k of core, the basic CPU
set and a single Omnibus backplane. No top cover. Front panel bulbs
all seem good.
It works fine (as far as I can tell -- programs I toggle in run, etc),
is very clean, and is in decent shape. (A few scratches on the front
panel, but honestly it doesn't look that bad.) An interesting detail --
the front panel says "digital equipment international ltd galway,
ireland" instead of the usual "maynard, massachusetts" herald. I'm
assuming that means it's worth a million dollars. Think of the deal
you'll be getting!
I'm asking only what I paid for it, which is $650. (Or alternately,
trading for something "cool." Always looking for an Altair or a Xerox
I'd prefer local pickup (and I'll drive a ways to meet you) but if you
want to arrange something with Craters & Freighters or something similar
I can do that too. I don't trust myself to pack and ship this thing
myself without breaking it (and that would be a shame.)
I can take pictures if desired.
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