north at alum.mit.edu
Fri Sep 18 20:33:34 CDT 2015
Lucky it is not just scrap metal then, it is a probably restorable 026 keypunch,
of which very few still exist.
By your criteria any classic computer is worth well less than $99, as the metal
content is much smaller than an 026.
And then any car from the 50s or 60s is only worth a few hundred dollars, as
that is its value in 'scrap metal'.
Lots of objects that exist are worth more than the value of their commodity
Your 'scrap value' is about $160 according to this:
On 9/18/2015 6:10 PM, Able Baker wrote:
> Some people have more money than common cents...However, you only overpaid for it by about $800.As scrap metal it's probably worth about $99.99
> From: Todd Goodman <tsg at bonedaddy.net>
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Cc: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 7:59 PM
> Subject: Re: IBM 026
> * Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> [150918 07:25]:
>> > Well, here's an 029 (not quite what the OP was looking for, but good
>> > enough for you all, I expect) for a not insane amount of money:
>> > http://www.ebay.com/itm/281796720725
>> So I see this sold - anyone know who got it?
> Yes. I did. I'll let people know what's up when I receive it. Though
> i don't expect to get much time with it for a while.
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