Holy mother of pearl. 25000 for an 026

Cory Heisterkamp coryheisterkamp at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 09:20:23 CDT 2015

I use to watch for these on ebay and it seems one would pop up every 12-16 months or so, usually on the opposite side of the country, and sell for $500-$1000 depending on condition. I recall when a certain 129 was up for bid back in 2005; info preserved by the 'IBM Collectibles' webpage.  http://ibmcollectable.com/gallery/album71  Hard to say what it might go for these days. -Cory

On Jun 6, 2015, at 1:39 AM, Brent Hilpert wrote:

> 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

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