Price guide for vintage computers

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Sun Oct 28 18:49:12 2001

I've frequently found different parts, obviously of the same computer, at
different stores of the same thrift chain. That's why I always look askance at
computers with a price tag above $10, even when they appear to be complete. The
peripherals are often a much better buy at prices above $5.

As for Apple][ software, I doubt there's any that you can't get for free. The
most expensive Apple software I've bought in the past decade has been a box of
diskettes with the OS and a couple of programs, costing $3.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Hellige" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: Price guide for vintage computers

> >Another problem is where to get software. A $5 Apple II found at
> >local thrift shop or newer computer often are found missing the
> >critical software need to boot. Printed DOC's and schematics for .
> >repair are gone. Without that, sadly, most good old computers
> >just end in the dumpster.
> Thrift stores tend to do worse than that. The ones I've
> frequented tend to seperate things as much as possible so you're
> likely to find a CPU and then have a bear of a time getting the
> sometimes proprietary keyboard and such that went with it. That was
> my problem with both an Altos III terminal and IBM 8573-121.
> Jeff
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