Jesus Christ on a (memory)stick! Now, I've never profaned or taken the Lord's name in vain before, but then there's a first time for everything. Another first time is spending $1300 on a vintage computer, which is only about five times the price of the most expensive computer I've ever bought (after being bid up at the last minute by an old, never used account which then was closed after auction).
The $500 start was over-priced if anything such as previous sales history, typical very rare computer prices, international market values, obscurity, working condition, etc etc so it's a struggle to feel the love for this computer now. And what nutter paid $1K for the Mac 128K?
All it takes is two foolish anomalous bidders to throw reason out the window and motion in the emotion and end up with $1260+post. You could get an Altair or Imsai for that kind of money and at least you'd know there would be any number of other buyers for it. Not sure I'll be able to afford to have children now
If anything is to be said, this computer surely wins top prize in the Yellow category and carry handles on both sides is a handy innovation carried over from the funeral casket industry. That must be worth something.
Speaking of fools. Time to listen to a soothing favourite.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgYhVnmeWrk
'Altair 8800b Fool on the Hill Demo'