The collecting world is starting to take Notice of US

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 06:46:53 2005

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From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <>
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Subject: Re: The collecting world is starting to take Notice of US

> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Keys wrote:
> > In the flea market guide it listed at Atari XL 800 with a value of $175
> Oh bother. Silly nincompoops. Will have to get a copy of the book so I
> can find out whom to flame.
> --
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer

Maybe the guide was referring to a new in the box never opened 800XL (and
the box had no scuffs). Any priceguide I have seen has very low prices for
everything (not being extremely rare) unless they are never touched by
anybody (comics never opened, coins never touched by human hands, baseball
cards never taken out of the packs etc). The real winners in long term
hobbies are the companies who do nothing but grading, and the auction houses
who sell the rare items (graded as best possible example). So are we going
to start seeing this trend with computers too?
Received on Thu Feb 03 2005 - 06:46:53 GMT

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