What is the most amount of money you've spent on a computer or computer-related item?

Rich Cini rich.cini at verizon.net
Thu Jan 12 20:37:42 CST 2017

Hmmm. Well, in 1985 I spent something like $6500 or $7000 on a complete Mac 512k system. Ok, the box itself was only $2795 or something like that but it was all of the other stuff like the software, printer, disk drive, modem, numeric keyboard that added up. I still have the receipt somewhere in my office. 

Rich Cini

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> On Jan 12, 2017, at 8:55 PM, Jon Elson <elson at pico-systems.com> wrote:
> Well, in 1986, I paid something like $6700 for a KA630-AA (UVax-II CPU board).
> I got an Andromeda disk controller (MFM hard disk + floppy) and ran pirated VMS off a 40 MB drive.  Slowly upgraded it all to a VaxStation II, then VaxStation II GPX (color graphics), added a bunch of tape drives.
> I kept it running until 2007, when the hard drive croaked.  By that time I had a cast-off SCSI 4 GB drive.
> Jon

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