$3551 Sol???

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Dec 19 11:44:13 2000

On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Bill Sudbrink wrote:

> Ok, I'm stumped. I bought a Sol on ebay back in September for
> $385.16 including shipping and insurance. I think the one I
> got is in better shape and it has a lower serial number. Why
> did this one go for so much?
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1201894666&ed=9771987
> 70

I'm shocked. This is the highest I've ever seen a Sol-20 go for. It's in
great condition cosmetically, except it's missing one of the most critical
parts, which is the paper logo strip and plexiglass cover on the front. It
apparently was never used, which accounts for the condition. I'm
surprised they were able to "fire it up" and say it's working without the
caps exploding or something.

It's also been modified to allow the top to be taken off without having to
undo the fuse holder (a common mod, but it does involve cutting away part
of the case).

I think this price is a fluke. I think there's a chance this auction
won't be consumated. I'd be interested to know what happens.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Tue Dec 19 2000 - 11:44:13 GMT

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