[rescue] Vax on ebay

Dan Williams dan_williams at ntlworld.com
Tue Mar 23 18:54:51 CST 2004

Dave McGuire wrote:

> On Mar 23, 2004, at 10:16 AM, Francois Dion wrote:
>>> Somebody rescue this one and put it to good use. I would love to but 
>>> I was quoted $400 shipping to the UK, which I suppose is to be 
>>> expected.
>>> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3085864724
>> Hopefully it's not being bought to convert into a refrigerator.
>> Proper music for the occasion:
>> http://jtopod.free.fr/sundaymachine/07%20Molo%20sur%20le%20VAX.mp3
>> Molo sur le VAX... (translated from french to english this would be 
>> "take it easy on the VAX").
>   A friend of mine is working on grabbing that machine.  Regardless of 
> who gets it, this likely won't become a fridge anytime soon...it's one 
> of the latest VAX models (only a few years old) and resellers are 
> paying big bucks for them.
>          -Dave
> -- 
> Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
> Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke
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I was really considering spending $600 including shipping on this 
machine which when converted to pounds would still be expensive but I 
was looking at selling my 400/500 and the 4000/90 to offset it. Mainly 
due to the speed and the (2)scsi cards but I was talked out of it by my 
girlfriend and stupid talk of food, living and holidys etc. I know 
prices and value have been spoken about many times on this list but I 
think it's worth the money when you look at the #50 I paid for the 500 
and the borrowing a  car + friend for the day. I just wish I had the 
money. Good machines like this don't seem to come up over here even at 
stupid prices on ebay.


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