TRS-80 fever on ebay?!

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Mon Jan 6 09:41:06 2003

On Monday, January 6, 2003, at 10:08 AM, Rob Ross wrote:
> Any reason why this system sold for $1000?
> Note it's a Model I level 2, not level 1, even though the description
> deceptively states it's including a manual for a Level 1 Basic user's
> manual.
> The same bidder has spent way too much on several other TRS-80 auctions
> recently.
> Anyone have a clue what's the deal?

   My guess is someone who loved TRS-80 hardware years ago just made it
big and got a very fat wallet recently. When I became "comfortable"
(not rich, but very comfortable) about five years ago after the IPO of
Digex, I spent about the next year buying every VAX and PDP-11 I could
get my hands on. I've seen several people do very much the same thing,
and for this guy, the pattern is definitely there.


Dave McGuire           "She's a cheek pincher.  I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL                          -Gary Nichols
Received on Mon Jan 06 2003 - 09:41:06 GMT

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