Another EBay absurdity

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Wed May 13 20:56:18 1998

Sam Ismail wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 1998, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> > local grade school just dumped 25 of the original Apple II's for $100 for
> > all of them with the printers, software and drives. They've had them since
> > they were new under the "donation" system that Apple had for schools back
> > then. The person that boght them (not me) sold them for $25 a set and sold
> > them all in less than a week to people in this an surrounding counties -
> > people that are anything from collectors to users.
> That was a lucky person. In my estimation straight Apple ]['s are getting
> hard to find. I searched for 3 months last year and could only come up
> with 1. Of course this will all change when they start going for $1000 on
> eBay, and the 50,000 people who bought Apple ]['s back in 1977 catch wind
> of this and start emptying out their closets.

Probably Apple //'s, not the original release -- Apple didn't start
their big school giveaway program until 1981-2 as I recall. They
did have good school discounts early on though.
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Wed May 13 1998 - 20:56:18 BST

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