Price guide for vintage computers

From: Ben Franchuk <>
Date: Sun Oct 28 18:52:31 2001

Ernest wrote:
> Has anyone considered that creating a price guide might do more harm than
> good. What do you think that thrift shops (for example) would do if they had
> a price guide? Jack their prices up to match most likely, on items that they
> might have sold for less if they didn't know better. I guess my point is
> that having a price guide available online might lead to higher prices. I
> was able to buy a valiant turtle robot for a fraction of what it was worth
> because the seller had no idea of it's value. Every collector has similar
> stories, and while those things would still happen from time to time, a
> price guide would certainly reduce the chances -especially with software. If
> the price guide lists certain things as rare and more valueable, then the
> seller will likely jack up his asking price. On the other hand, what if the
> seller had no idea? The chances are better for collectors to get a "good"
> deal. It's just something to consider.
> E.

 Hey this is thrift shop NOT EBAY! Ben.

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