Computer Pricing

From: John R. Keys Jr. <>
Date: Fri Sep 19 18:09:19 1997

I agree and have been saving old ads, promotions give away's and the like.
My library is very large and contains over 500 books. Keep computing !
At 03:12 PM 9/19/97 -0700, you wrote:
>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 - 18:09:19 BST

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