Is again re: PDP-8 on e-bay

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Wed Jan 20 13:55:52 1999

I hate to bring this up again, but has anyone seen the present bid compared to the
start bid, and where the high bidder is from, Association for Computing Machinery
( I must have missed the original thread on this but it seems a bit high
for a :kind of beat up and working condition unknown" machine. How "rare" are the
PDP-8's Seems I see a lot of traffic about them here, they can't be *that* rare.

Sam Ismail wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Marvin wrote:
> > Mike wrote:
> > >
> > > <rant>
> > > Ok, maybe its just me. I'm a conniving, sniviling, wheez who would probably
> > > step on my own mother to get at a cool computer (on my good days) and I
> > > spend alot of time raking though the ebayish trash to come across something
> > > tastey in a dark passed over corner of the sale. And just when you think
> > > you got a line on something, some damn smaraitan decides to post a
> > > billboard.... (no offense)
> > > </rant>
> >
> > Well as you might have guessed, I totally disagree with that viewpoint.
> > When I notice someone from the list bidding, I generally have passed on
> > putting it up here. ***BUT*** I have also seen a number of instances where
> > a given listmember was not willing to bid at the prices the items were going
> > for, and perhaps another listmember would have been willing to bid higher.
> > Cases like that are changing my mind as to letting listmembers know when I
> > find something *I* think is interesting.
> >
> > The reasons for collecting have been already discussed on this list a number
> > of times, but it is worthwhile trying to remember that for most of us, this
> > is a HOBBY done because we enjoy it.
> And of course if one spent one's time doing their homework and searching
> the internet in places OTHER THAN ebay one would eventually turn up the
> computers one wants at a price that would make the effort well worth it!
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