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Sat Oct 1 16:41:44 CDT 2016
> -----Original Message-----
> From: js at cimmeri.com
> Sent: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:57:45 -0500
> To: general at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: ka... ching!
> On 10/1/2016 3:21 PM, N0body H0me wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: cclist at sydex.com
>>> Sent: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 11:12:02 -0700
>>> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>>> Subject: Re: ka... ching!
>>> On 10/01/2016 08:27 AM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
>>>> But, like airplanes and boats, this looks like only a rich person's
>>> The game has changed, obviously. We are in an era now when folks with
>>> too much money and spare time and narcissism want to buy and sell and
>>> display toys rather than play with them.
>>> Looks like it's time to get out of this racket.
>> Yeh. Once we started seeing Classical Computers that could be considered
>> 'investment grade', prices just got ridiculous for everything. Everyone
>> with an old computer in their closet started seeing dollar-signs.
> From where I sit, the big prices seem
> mostly centered around Apple 1's and
> this Twiggy Lisa. Have any other
> computers have gone astronomical like these?
> - J.
Maybe not astronomical, but most of the systems I'm interested in, anyways,
are almost always outside my price range. A good example: I bought my
first ss-50 machine for $50. That's $116 in today's money. Not lunch
money, but not out of reach. Try to buy an SS-50 today (like say, an
SwTPc 6800 or similar). You can't SMELL one for under $600-800, and
more likely you're going to have to pony up a grand or more.
I tried to buy a PDP-11/23 on Craigslist. "Make offer" the ad said.
I made an offer. No response. No "no thank you" or "I was really hoping
to get $________". Nothing. Make another offer, still nothing. A week
goes by, and I'm looking at e-pay. The EXACT SAME machine is now listed.
Opening bid was $100. I didn't bid; there are too many people playing
games like this....
So, it's not 'astronomical' just out of reach. If I didn't still have
a bunch of stuff I acquired when it was still all reasonably priced, I likely wouldn't bother.....
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