A hypothetical

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Mon Dec 10 14:36:45 2001

Well if I were using hypothetical dollars, maybe $100,000 to $150,000 :-)
But with real money it would stop bidding after it crossed $1,000. Now I
*could* trade a dozen VAXen for it :-)

I suspect an honorable auction house could get $25,000 for it. Looking at
things that have sold in the past that seems like the "right" price. That
also presumes that it works and is complete. A partial PDP-1 wouldn't be
worth nearly as much and one that didn't have the tube would be worth less

Of course, if you could get TWO truly enthusiastic collectors who would are
independently wealthy into the auction the sky would be the limit.


At 12:08 PM 12/10/01, you wrote:

>Let's say a DEC PDP-1 comes up for auction. The economy is good and times
>are stable.
>What would you be willing to pay for a DEC PDP-1?
>This is strictly a hypothetical.
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