Ebay horror ...

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Tue Jun 12 04:12:58 2001

I'm a guy who'd more likely sell a PDP-8 (if I had one, which I don't) to get a
classic Z80 system running. I have precious little time to invest in the
classic stuff, though. Space is a problem too.

There does seem to be some prejudice in favor of the guys who keep old
PDP-somethings over those who keep Commodores, though. Now, I don't fit into
either camp, being a past S-100 enthusiast, but it's hard to decide which system
to sacrifice/sell/part-out in order to support another one, if you collect
multiple types. There have been some that I intended to use, yet really never
did, so, they ultimately went as trade or gift to someone else who might use
them. The stuff is, after all, wortheless if it doesn't find a home doing some
sort of useful work.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Chase" <bdc_at_world.std.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Ebay horror ...

> On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Tony Duell wrote:
> > I think what it comes down to is 'are you in this for the money, or
> > because you enjoy repairing/using old computers'.
> I'm in for the fun of using old computers... but as some others have said
> here before. I'm not against the idea of people selling some equipment
> fund their hobbys. If someone sells some classic Z-80 system to fund
> their PDP-8 habit, I think that's okay.
> I don't see it as quite a black and white situation where selling things
> automatically makes someone an evil opportunist. There's a whole spectrum
> of grays in there.
> -brian.
Received on Tue Jun 12 2001 - 04:12:58 BST

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