MicroPDP-11/73 Goes to Evil Lurker

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Mon Jun 26 12:35:07 2000

At 12:48 PM 6/26/00 -0400, Douglas Quebbeman wrote:
>I guess that's probably an unfair remark, but someone
>who lurked on that auction until I went to sleep last
>night beat me by a dollar. I knew that could happen
>but I was hoping it wouldn't. Thus go the perils of
>bidding at auctions.

Actually, I think that hivoltagenut (Chuck Hoaglin) is a DEC reseller and I
suspect he bid a lot more than $27. As several of us mentioned the value
the 11/73 CPU card alone was worth $25. So your typical dealer type will
add up the value of the cards mentioned, bid on it and if they win have the
seller strip the cards out into antistatic bags and ship them leaving the
rack to be disposed of at its point of origin. The reason it _seems_ like
he outbid you by a dollar was that Ebay proxy bidding only made him pay
enough to go "one bid increment" past your highest bid.

>Speaking of the DEC-10, Paul Allen was going to
>put a TOAD online running TOPS-10; does anyone
>know if that ever came about?

Yes it did. there used to be information on tourist accounts at xkl.com
IIRC but I just checked and the web server does not respond anymore.

Received on Mon Jun 26 2000 - 12:35:07 BST

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