1977 Apple II for sale.

From: Lawrence LeMay <lemay_at_cs.umn.edu>
Date: Mon Dec 16 19:42:12 2002

> Ernest wrote:
> > Based on the amount of emails that I received from all over the world, about
> > this auction, I was a little surprised that it didn't end at a higher price.
> > This kind of thing happens all the time. I'm not interested in Altair's, or
> > even Apple I computers but people are willing to spend a lot of money to own
> > them. To each his own. I'm happy for them. Sometimes, people really want
> > something and they are willing to pay large amounts of money to get it. I
> > know that I've been guilty of doing that and I can think of very few times
> > when I regretted it. Apple II clones are my obsession, and there have been
> > times when I spent way more than I could logically justify to get them but
> > so what. It's my money.
> I think I agree with what your saying. If a person really wants a
> certain Apple // in a certain condition with certain manuals,
> peripherals, etc, then only that person can determine how much it's
> worth to him.
> Chad Fernandez
> Michigan, USA

There are always items on Ebay that go for absurdly high prices. That DEC
book by Gordon Bell for example keeps going for $50 - $60 per copy. You
would think its hard to come by or something. Well, its not. A PDP 11/70
front panel for $152.50, thats absurd. Only one person bids on a PDP 8/E
in pristine condition without any cards, so it goes for $500 while at
the same time a 8/E with a nice set of essential cards goes for $2,248.
Now thats absurd, and also explains how i'm able to get my 8's so cheaply.
Which is good, because I couldnt afford to buy even one 8/E at a $2,248
price tag ;)

Of course, my luck runs out when it comes to finding RK05's.

But an Apple ][ going for more than the price of an 8/E boggles the mind.

-Lawrence LeMay
Received on Mon Dec 16 2002 - 19:42:12 GMT

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