Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 02:14:53 2004

On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 02:26:21PM -0800, steve wrote:
> Unless he had an "official" independent appraisal by a
> recognized insurance appraiser who described the PDP-8
> piece in detail and establish a value for it by
> physically looking/photographing/videotaping the
> equipment, and had it reviewed and approved by an his
> insurance agent, and applied for the rider and payed
> the extra premium for the rider, he has a snowballs
> chance in hell in collecting anything.

>From his own homeowners' insurance, that's correct. They have maximum
values placed on items that aren't specifically appraised for any
collectible item. That's why I got the maximum computer rider that
my insurer provides - $25,000. It's not enough, but it's all they will
give me.

In this case, however, he's trying to collect from the _driver's_
company (if I read the posting correctly). That will end up being
his lawyer and/or insurance company fighting with the driver's company
as to the value of the item.

He still doesn't have a great chance of fair compensation, but his chances
are better than if a tree fell on his PDP-8 or a hurricane blew it across
the yard.


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