value of classic DEC machines?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Oct 24 21:40:39 2001

On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Heinz Wolter wrote:

> But that's life. If I just paid 4k$ for a machine that will make me
> happy, should I be upset to hear that someone else picked one up for
> free? It doesn't make the free machine worth 4k$ (maybe to someone),
> but it also doesn't make the 4k$ machine worthless. We should not be
> upset to see people put prices on these machines; though it might make
> some reluctant to give them away for free...

Everything has some value to some person. What has bugged me, and this
community as a whole, for the past several years is the inflation in
pricing caused by eBay.

I'm sure everyone here at least once heard the words, "...but I can get $X
for it on eBay".

Luckily, some manner of salvation is on its way in the form of a price
guide. No, I'm not writing it, but the person who is will make it known
very soon.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Received on Wed Oct 24 2001 - 21:40:39 BST

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