Altair 8800a on EBAY

From: Louis Schulman <>
Date: Mon Oct 1 18:34:25 2001

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:40:02 -0400, John Galt wrote:

#I have been considering buying one of these machines as an investment.
#While I am a computer programmer by trade, I have no clue how to operate
#or program one of these things which really does not matter since I would
#be buying it as an investment.

Well, if you are considering this as an investment, I would also consider rubies, pork belly futures, penny
stocks, and going to Las Vegas. You could call this an investment, but it would really be nothing but a crap
shoot. If we are seriously talking investments, this isn't it.

There is no basis to assume anything about future value. Other forms of antique electronics have not
become that valuable. You can still buy a working Atwater-Kent radio for a reasonable price.

Anyone who follows eBay can tell you that prices go up and down. Most have gone down in the last year.
You can barely give away a Kaypro.

So, buy it to enjoy it. Otherwise, I'd look to real investments to make money.


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