ka... ching!

Brad H vintagecomputer at bettercomputing.net
Sun Oct 2 20:38:09 CDT 2016

I have been keeping a registry of key machines.. Apple IIs and Altairs and such.. whenever a serial number is available I try to record it.  Ive only seen one or two come up twice.. and I think one was the vintagecomputermuseum guy.  I'll keep keeping tabs and see just for fun if stuff is in fac recycling. :)

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-------- Original message --------
From: william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com> 
Date: 2016-10-02  1:37 PM  (GMT-08:00) 
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org> 
Subject: Re: ka... ching! 

On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 4:29 PM, TeoZ <teoz at neo.rr.com> wrote:

> There are also the type of people who get into a hobby and buy all kinds
> of gear then get bored and ditch it a few years later.
> -----Original Message----- From: Jon Elson
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2016 3:32 PM
> To: General at classiccmp.org ; Discussion at classiccmp.org:On-Topic and
> Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: ka... ching!
> On 10/02/2016 12:50 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
>> On 10/2/16 10:15 AM, Jay West wrote:
>>> I have a new theory. No new machines are ever
>>> found, we all just keep trading ownership of them amongst ourselves,
>>> sometimes with the same machine coming back years later!
>>> Thats been a joke at hamfests for decades :-)
>> It is NOT a joke, it really happens.  The old gear outlasts
> the owners, and people use it for a while, upgrade, move to
> a retirement home or whatever, and it goes to someone else.
> Then, the cycle repeats.
> Jon

I have noticed a lot of "new" items coming into availability. People have
been horders of computers since companies first started letting employees
to take them home after depreciation.  Plenty is still out there.

I still want to got to Cuba to find a Univac there.  I have this feeling
that some thought-lost vintage machines are to be found there.


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