Speaking of eBay

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Dec 28 21:19:24 2004

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004, Erik S. Klein 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. . .

Wow, and just when you thought the true depths of madness had been
reached. Vintage software is the next frontier upon which siege will be
lain with exploitation to follow but I just can't see this ever getting a
ROI worth the $1,225 price tag being offered here. If it's not a hoax
then surely it should be.

While I don't doubt the bits are still on the disk, considering the price
and that this is a 20+ year old diskette, I'd want to be damn sure before
I shelled out $1K+ for a piece of plastic and some paper.


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Received on Tue Dec 28 2004 - 21:19:24 GMT

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