Big dollars paid for Altair 8800 on Ebay
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Fri Oct 21 15:54:59 CDT 2005
At 09:59 AM 10/21/05 -0700, you wrote:
>A confession. I'm not a collector. I don't understand collectors,
>particularly the exhaustive ones. You see this sort of thing a lot in
>musical instruments. I know an attorney for Micron who has warehouse space
>for his tuba collection (which numbers in the hundreds). He can't possibly
>play them all.
>But then, people collect Beanie Babies and I haven't the faintest idea of
>what they're good for.
>It's getting tempting to run my own 8800 up the eBay flagpole to see who
>salutes. It's been sitting on a shelf in the garage since about 1978, when
>I migrated to an Integrand Systems box. Still have both, mostly because
>I've been too lazy to do anything about them.
>Speaking of old stuff, when looking for something else, I ran across the
>serial and RAM cards for the SWTP TV Typewriter--are they worth anything or
>are they better used as landfill material?
Put them on E-bay and make up a good story to go with them and you'll
probably make 100s of dollars!
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