Speaking of eBay

From: Computer Collector Newsletter <news_at_computercollector.com>
Date: Tue Dec 28 19:10:05 2004


Sometimes it seems like there is a hidden, darker side of our hobby -- the
people who collect almost in secret and don't share it with anyone. I'm not
condemning these people; I'm sure they appreciate their collections as much as
anyone else.

But it makes me wonder, what is the most that we've all knowingly over-paid for
a collector's item in the hobby -- perhaps something that you really wanted and
said "just this once"...? For example, I collect vintage handhelds, and last
year I traded a Psion Series 7 (sometimes valued at $1,000) to acquire a Psion
Organiser 1 (probably worth a few hundred dollars at most, but exceedingly hard
to find one for sale and in good condition).

--- "Erik S. Klein" <classiccmp_at_vintage-computer.com> wrote:

> This one may be insane - or maybe it's me.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5150431291
> An "original" Akalabeth (pre Ultima) game for the Apple ][ from 1980 -
> $1,225.
> A hefty price for a 5.25" floppy and 6 sheets of paper. . .
> --
> Erik Klein
> www.vintage-computer.com
> www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum
> The Vintage Computer Forum

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