[rescue] Some thoughts on our hobby..

Robert Toegel rjtoegel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 18:52:48 CST 2013

Just a sign of the "collectable" rage gone out of control.  At least I
might get something for my Model 4 if I decide to dump it (not until I load
it up with memory). At least if I offer it for a relatively cheap price,
it'll go quickly. :)


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Christopher Purdy <
escher.beretta.2112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have you folks been watching over the last year or two in regards to prices
> on the major sites for retro gear?  I'm absoultely shocked!  Things that
> sold for pennies on the dollar a few years ago are multiple hundreds of
> dollars now.
> As most of you know I've been looking off and on for a PET for years, and I
> think I have officially given up the search... even the most pitiful
> specimens are going for 2, 3, even $400!!
> I just was browsing today considering a TRS80 model4, and was again shocked
> to see prices in the $250 to $300 range.
> I fear we are nearing the end of an era when affordable retro / rescue
> computing is coming to a close.. the ebay crowd has descended and snapped
> up many of the remaining stockpiles only to resell them - pushing the
> prices way up.
> I'm sure there are still deals to be had, but its just paitiful to see.
>  Machines I told myself - "ohh I'll pick one up eventually, they are only
> $50-$100", are now north of $200 or $300...  well out of my hobby-ist
> budget.
> anyways - sorry if this is too far OT for the list, but I had to get it off
> my chest and thought you folks would appreciate where I'm coming from.
> Regards,
> Chris
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