[rescue] Some thoughts on our hobby..
b4 at gewt.net
Fri Nov 8 19:39:17 CST 2013
On Sat, 9 Nov 2013, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I would like a nice TRS-80, and I always liked North Star S100 systems with
> their walnut tops, but I'm not sure what I'd do with them, now that they are
> around 35 years old.
How good is the quality of the walnut?
> They have no discernable value as a computer to do work with, but have value
> for emotional/sentimental reasons. You aren't paying for an old piece of
> electronics, you are rewarding someone for not taking your dream system to the
> electronics recycler twenty years ago...
>> On Nov 8, 2013, at 3:02 PM, "Steve Hatle" <shatle at nfldinet.com> wrote:
>> Y es - I think eBay has seismically altered the collecting hobby across
>> the board, not just for retro gear.
>> Good or bad, it makes it so your collectible items are available to a
>> global audience (instead of you hoping some guy comes to the swap meet
>> wanting to buy what you are selling and vice versa) and there's almost
>> always someone willing to pay more than you for a certain item.
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