Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 02:27:03 2004

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Jim Davis wrote:

> >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.
> $3000 for an "8/S"?!?!, you have to be kidding? Did it include a lot of
> equipment?

I consider $3,000 a very good price for an 8/S. It's got a very
interesting architecture (serial), was considered the "cheap-o" PDP-8, not
many (relatively) were sold and thus it is probably as rare, if not more
so, as/than the "straight" 8.

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