Bay Area: IBM 4341 and HP3000
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 15:09:03 CST 2015
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Jay West
> Sent: 11 January 2015 20:50
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> Subject: RE: Bay Area: IBM 4341 and HP3000
> On the whole price debate.... given the condition these systems are in - they
> are fairly worthless. Scrap value at best. In moderate or fully restored
> condition, they are worth a lot. But the current owner needs to understand
> that someone is going to spend 10 times his asking price getting them
> restored and as such, he can't ask more than scrap for them.
You see the same issues with collectible cars and motor cycles. Generally whilst it might be fun, and even mentally rewarding, to restore such an item, it will almost always be financially unrewarding. The cost of materials alone out weights the any increase in value. As for this pile of junk, I wonder if some crowd funding to restore and run this might be successful.
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