Speaking of eBay

From: Chandra Bajpai <cbajpai_at_comcast.netmail.net>
Date: Tue Dec 28 21:36:48 2004

You know the next thing that will happen is forgeries...I'm sure it wouldn't
take much to forge plastic and paper...hell if they can do it with
paintings, software can't be very difficult.


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Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 10:19 PM
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Subject: Re: Speaking of eBay

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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