From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Sun Dec 13 16:36:43 1998

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Marvin wrote:

> As far as deceptive practices, the only thing I might take issue with is the
> minor detail that most Altairs and IMSAIs I have seen use the 8080 rather
> than the Z80. I guess a case might be made for upgrading to a Z80, but
> again, there is nothing to stop a prospective buyer from emailing the seller
> to find out more about an item.

Lemme get this straight. The guy uses S-100, Altair, and IMSAI in the
title, includes a little pseudo-Altair history in his ad, he's selling a
common Z80 ICE made in the late 80's, long after MITS and IMSAI were
shutdown, and you don't see this as deceptive?

What I like about it is that it seems to have back-fired. I'm sure there
are many more people that could use a Z80 ICE than there are computer
collectors, so he probably could have gotten a better price by being
completely straight.

-- Doug
Received on Sun Dec 13 1998 - 16:36:43 GMT

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