Holy mother of pearl. 25000 for an 026

Brent Hilpert hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Sat Jun 6 01:39:23 CDT 2015

On the one hand the 25K is ridiculously excessive; on the other I'm surprised you were able to obtain one for so little, even in poor condition, and there was so little bidding.

Replacing the missing keycaps may be difficult, but it otherwise looks quite recoverable.

On 2015-Jun-05, at 6:21 PM, Connor Krukosky wrote:

> That has been posted up for a LONG time and will likely NEVER sell at that price or at any offer since this guy seems to think its made of gold.
> It's less rare than an 029 seemingly anyway. The 026's seem to have had a lot more of them run for a longer time, meaning more survived to see the light of day again...
> Its in better condition than the one I got, but I got mine for only 9 dollars!!
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-26-Keypunch-Punch-Card-/141603779673
> It may be worth a couple of hundred to the right person, but I can't ever see that thing selling anywhere close to that figure...
> -Connor K
> On 6/5/2015 8:38 PM, jwsmobile wrote:
>> This seems excessive, to say the least.
>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/161725243156
>> but it's rare.

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