View Full Version : unopened windows box worth anything?

May 7th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Is an unopened windows 3.1 worth anything? If so, how much?

May 7th, 2006, 05:15 PM
At the moment I'd say it's probably not worth all that much. Lots and lots of businesses bought copies of Windows for every station but opened only one to install it. I worked for a few such places.

The unopened boxes were kept as proof of license and there are still a fair number of them left today.

Plus it's Windows 3.1.

If it were Windows 1.0 it'd be worth a lot, opened or not!

Terry Yager
May 7th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Aw, gee...are you telling me I can't send my kidz to college...?


May 8th, 2006, 04:20 AM
I'd think even Windows 3.0 would make a significant difference in value compared to 3.1? It reminds me about the thread we had a year ago or more about how many people own shrink wrapped boxes of PC-DOS 5.0 or similar.

At the moment I own two fully shrink wrapped items. One is probably not worth more than $10 (if even that) and the other may be worth $30-40 or perhaps a bit more if in a bid race.