Computer Pricing

From: Marvin <>
Date: Fri Sep 19 17:12:05 1997

Sam Ismail wrote:

> AuctionWeb, but once I saw that my items (some old common computers and
> video game systems) were going for far more than I had anticipated, I
> didn't bother, not caring what bidder ended up with whatever high bid.

I am starting to find the pricing for *some* of the older computers far more
than I had imagined. My suspicions are that the value of the older
computers is starting to rise as more and more people starting (finally!)
thinking about the history of these things. For instance, I had no idea the
Sol would go for the price it did although it seemed very complete. The Old
Computer Auction Web had some pricing that I thought high, but I am seeing
the same type of thing in other places. I still get given quite a bit of
stuff, but it is declining as I see more and more people looking at the 386
as old :).

One thing that does deserve some special consideration is the documentation
and advertising literature of the 70's and 80's. The other night, I got
what appears to be the first Radio Shack advertising brochure for the
TRS-80. THIS is the type of thing that is being thrown away without any
thought and we need to build some awareness that this stuff is equally a
part of history. I have talked to a number of people who told me they
cleaned out their files and got rid of this stuff <sigh>.
Received on Fri Sep 19 1997 - 17:12:05 BST

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