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by scamp3 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:47 pm

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Re: Wow!!!

by tezza » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:50 pm

Yes, that is a high price.

Just shows what a brand-new in the box vintage computer can fetch.
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Re: Wow!!!

by YetiSeti » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:09 pm

Staggering, but probably worth that amount too on the US market. I figured the high bidders did their research to bid within international market price parameters. It is certainly a trophy item that not everyone could afford to have and few would take the risk to buy as it is not like autographs where there is some system of authentication.

I was surprised the Atari 400 sold for the $300 ask price as well. That I am certain you could buy in off eBay for considerably cheaper but I would have been tempted for around the two hundred mark being a local auction. I think the last few I have seen sold singly on trademe have gone for around a hundred. It's just a pity that 25 years old trying to swap some Atari 800s for an Atari 400 is no longer such a good proposition.

I have a Texas Instrument that is NIB but I think that even when I got it a couple of years back was worth under $100US in value. One such NIB computer is enough for me to represent a point in technology that I still haven't thought through enough to draw conclusion.
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Re: Wow!!!

by YetiSeti » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:52 pm

Update because tm blanks out the sale prices. Can't remember now, but for record it sold for over and around the $500 mark.
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