SOL feeding frenzy?

From: Aaron Christopher Finney <>
Date: Tue Dec 15 16:23:45 1998

On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, Doug Yowza wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, Kai Kaltenbach wrote:
> > While I do not dispute that there are folks who have had some machine(s) in
> > their closet/garage/warehouse for some time, find out that it's worth money
> > now, and pop it onto eBay, I am not aware of anyone who is _buying and
> > selling_ classic computers for a profit.
> Bob, this is your cue. Would you please reintroduce yourself? :-)
> OK, there are only a few of them now, but as high prices get more
> publicized, how long do you think that will last?

I actually bid a couple of hundred bucks on a huge Atari 2600/5200 game
lot on a newsgroup, after I saw what the ebay prices were for that stuff.
My idea was to sell it off on ebay to finance the real hobby, since the
"street" value (from ebay records) came to several thousand dollars.
Someone finally bought it for ~$500 and has been doing just that - piecing
it out on ebay for an amazingly distorted investment/profit ratio; I
remembered the winner's email address and check his auctions from time to

Actually, I'm glad I didn't get it. All that time and energy
packing/shipping is too much of a pain in the ass for me...
Received on Tue Dec 15 1998 - 16:23:45 GMT

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