E-bay stupidity! was Re: height of folly

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Sat Jul 3 18:15:42 1999

That's the price you pay, so to speak, for participating in a free-market
economy. The market determines what price the market will bear. If there
are more rich dummies (If that's how you prefer to think of them) than there
are Altairs or 4004's then you'll probably never own one.

Meanwhile, maybe I can get someone to slide me a few bucks for this old
stuff of mine . . .


-----Original Message-----
From: Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, July 03, 1999 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: E-bay stupidity! was Re: height of folly

>Joe wrote:
>> $610!!! I'll bet Intel wishes they still had some! Who was it that said
>> "A fool and his money are soon parted." ?
>If prior patterns follow, we will be seeing more of the 4004 microprocessor
>chips showing up now. With any luck, the first one listed pulls in a higher
>than expected price, and the following ones will slowly reach reasonable
>Of course it could be like the Altair where the first ones sold for about
>$600 or so, and the price went up from there, and then settled in to the
>current $2000 - $3000 or so.
Received on Sat Jul 03 1999 - 18:15:42 BST

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