Altair price check

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Feb 23 16:16:32 1998

On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Yowza! wrote:

> Yup, one just went for $1575 last night at Haggle Online (
> for just the chassis and cards. It didn't look like any of the cards were
> original MITS, even the CPU was a Z80.
> The prices are getting up there, but this is still less than an original
> owner would have paid (even w/o adjusting for inflation since this box was
> well-stuffed with S100 cards).
> Besides the Apple 1, does anybody know of a computer system that has
> actually appreciated in value? :-)

Well, if I wanted to buy a Commodore 64 from you got $5,000 I'd say that
was an appreciation in value. But I probably wouldn't.

This goes back to the old's only worth what someone will pay.
If you stuck the rarest stamp in the world with documentation and proof of
authenticity in front of someone who didn't even know what a stamp was, to
them its just a little scrap of paper. Pricing, no matter who determines
it, is always subjective.

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