Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 00:02:08 2004

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, William Maddox wrote:

> If I understand correctly, he's looking to collect from the driver's
> liability insurance, not his own homeowner's, so the rider doesn't
> apply here. That still leaves the problem of proving the machine's
> value. I saw the earlier posting on alt.sys.pdp8, and suggested to
> David that he contact Sellam, whose professional involvement in appraisal
> and brokerage might carry some weight with the insurance company.
> If it came to that, I'd certainly threaten to sue for the damages and not
> just roll over if they don't want to pay.

Ah, thanks! :)

> Have any straight-8s changed hands on Ebay? I know an 8/S went
> for $3000. I've often claimed that my straight-8 is worth that much
> to those who are inclinced to think of it as "old junk", but that is based
> on not much more than the fact that I would personally pay that much
> for the one I have if I didn't own it already and it were offered to me.

Try at least 3.5 times that as a starting value and you're getting close

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