[rescue] Some thoughts on our hobby..
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri Nov 8 21:55:53 CST 2013
On 2013-11-08 13:42, Christopher Purdy wrote:
> Have you folks been watching over the last year or two in regards to
> on the major sites for retro gear? I'm absoultely shocked! Things
> sold for pennies on the dollar a few years ago are multiple hundreds
> 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!!
Be glad you don't want a PDP-8E, -8F, or -8M. Think I missed the boat
on an 8 and will be sticking with my SBC6120 and/or emulation :-(.
> I just was browsing today considering a TRS80 model4, and was again
> to see prices in the $250 to $300 range.
> I fear we are nearing the end of an era when affordable retro /
> computing is coming to a close.. the ebay crowd has descended and
> up many of the remaining stockpiles only to resell them - pushing the
> prices way up.
I don't pick much retro stuff up off ebay anymore.... what I do pick
up is off lists or craigslist (but not much shows up there).
> I'm sure there are still deals to be had, but its just paitiful to
> Machines I told myself - "ohh I'll pick one up eventually, they are
> $50-$100", are now north of $200 or $300... well out of my hobby-ist
> 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
Best of luck finding a PET.
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