From: Ed Kelleher <>
Date: Sat Oct 2 16:25:41 2004

At 04:21 PM 10/2/2004, you wrote:
>The following exchange has just taken place regarding the PDP-8 items just
>listed on e-bay. Though some people here might be interested..

I saw the same thing but noted that it had no front panel.
What are you complaining about?
He's done serious collectors a favor.

The guy thinks he'll get more money that way.
Hey, that's the American way, though I think he's wrong.

If you want to put an 8 together, the parts will likely go for a lot less
than a whole box, even sans the front panel.
I bought a stack of 8A boards last week for $100.
The last PDP8 that sold on eBay was over $1300 IIRC.

Putting a whole (even without front panel) PDP8 on eBay would make a real
bidding war and drive the price way up.
You'd have a lot of casual lunk heads bidding on it.
With pieces, only someone knowledgeable will be interested in bidding.

The problem with parting it out is if you get 2 of the 3 parts needed, and
then some nitwit bids the world on the 3rd piece you're SOL. I think that
happened to someone on the list recently bidding on some PDP8 parts.

Should make things interesting. :-)

Ed K.
Received on Sat Oct 02 2004 - 16:25:41 BST

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