NEC PC-8201A

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Wed Nov 3 19:21:30 2004

On Sat, 30 Oct 2004, Mike Ford wrote:
> At 01:33 PM 10/25/04 -0700, Tom Ponsford wrote:
> >Digging through what I thought was just another giant box 0' cables
> >from the UA auction, I got to the bottom and there were 2 NEC PC-8201A
> >and 2 NEC PC-8300 all in working order.
> Dunno if that is good or bad. ;)
> Several times at auctions I have found boxes that are junk on the top
> layer, and treasure on the bottom. Bidding on those lots can look pretty
> crasy to people who haven't looked.

Agreed...These sort of "trash" or "junk" lots were the bread and butter of
my computing hobby for a number of years. Unfortunately, my main source of
these lots has dried up for now (but that may change drastically when I
have time to stir some people up). I actually found that it was best not
to let most folks even see the good stuff on the bottom, else they would
bid against me next time. Friends who frequented the same auctions also
started looking out for these kinds of piles for me. I did get some very
weird looks and inquiries from people who weren't the wiser :)

Received on Wed Nov 03 2004 - 19:21:30 GMT

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