KDF 8189 processor board foobared (ebay warning)

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Sat May 20 09:49:13 CDT 2017

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From: "Noel Chiappa via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
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Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: KDF 8189 processor board foobared (ebay warning)

>    > From: Jim Stephens
>    > I just ran across a sale on epay by a guy who thought you could pull
>    > the processor chip off the board and sell each in separate auctions.
> There are a lot of idiotz out there.
> I ran into one who'd removed a group of boards from (probably) an -11/40, and
> then scrapped away the rest of the machine (including an RK11-D backplane).
> I took _great_ pleasure in informing him that the stuff he'd scrapped had
> been worth several times what the boards he had 'saved' had been worth.
> Noel

Be kind!

Many years ago, before I discovered that people actually valued and collected this useless junk I bought a Northstar-in-a-desk at auction, threw the innards in the trash and kept the desk (now holding a stack of Cromemcos ;-).


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