Altair 8800a on EBAY

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Oct 3 02:19:18 2001

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Mike Ford wrote:

> >I don't think we'll see that. I think they'll always have some
> >significant monetary value, and I do see culturally significant machines
> >going up in value over time (like Apple 1's).
> I agree, but my guess is that the signigicant monetary value will be about
> $100 in most cases, ie incomplete non working units with no docs, no
> software, and no history. Ask your self this question, at what price would
> I buy such a unit? $1000, $500, $250, $100, or a lot less than a $100?

Me personally? A lot less than $100. But then, I've always been more
interested in the historical value of things.

That being said, I would pay a premium for certain computers, if I had the
money and there was no other chance of getting one at a "reasonable" cost.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Received on Wed Oct 03 2001 - 02:19:18 BST

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