Vax/pdp on ebay

John H. Reinhardt johnhreinhardt at
Sun Mar 7 15:18:59 CST 2021

On 3/7/2021 1:56 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 11:25 PM Wayne S via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
>> Is anyone from this list bidding on this.
>> If so i’ll back out. Just don’t want it to be “recycled “ and i have room for it.
> Sold for $4,900. Looks like a couple of low score bidders got in a
> bidding war and really wanted to win.
> Nice bit of kit to jumpstart a QBus VAX / PDP collection, but that
> price seems just a tad bit too much...
> At least I doubt it will be getting recycled anytime soon.

I was watching the auction because I thought I might bid.  Silly me. :-) With 15 minutes to go, it was $595.  At 10 minutes it was up around $1200.  The last 2 minutes were something to watch as the price jumped to $2000, then $2400, $2700, $3700 and higher.  The last 15 seconds saw the price soar through the $4000's and nearly make it to $5000.  By then, I was hoping to see it that $5000 mark but it fell just short.

John H. Reinhardt

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