value of classic DEC machines?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Oct 24 05:17:31 2001

On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Heinz Wolter wrote:

> We'll if there's a complete working PDP-10 (KL10), with disks, it
> might have a collector value of 20-30K$US, but you'd have to search
> carefully to find a rich buyer...

"Might" being the operative word.

> Now a PDP-1 would certainly be worth 100KUS$, a collector who had US$100K to throw away and absolutely HAS to have
the first PDP-1 he comes across or else he'll die, no exceptions.

I can't think of any such collector that exists.

> There are collectors out there like Mr. Allen paying big dollars for
> not so rare machines...

The particular frenzy you are referring to bombed out with the stock

I think you misread the message, but I just wanted to dispel the myths you
forwarded :)

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Received on Wed Oct 24 2001 - 05:17:31 BST

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