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    Altair 8800 rev 0 with ultra low serial number spot on ebay.

    I expect the price of this one will hit all time high in ebay Altair 8800 auction history.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-MITS-Al.../121614451230?
    Because I have a factory assembled Altair 8800 right now (just win a factory assembled Altair 8800 with four MITS s-100 plates populated on ebay last month), so this time I have less incentive to bid.
    Last edited by leiy; April 6th, 2015 at 07:21 AM.
    www.worldcommunitygrid.org (World Community Grid: a scientific research projects)
    Altair 8800,1974, one of 1st made, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=229
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221148A, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=202
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221876K, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=77 most detailed photos
    Here's Altair 8800 rev.0 survivors list for reference: http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=144

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    23rd factory built unit, I'll say it's going to get a high price, yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billdeg View Post
    23rd factory built unit, I'll say it's going to get a high price, yup.

    The price is still stuck at $7000, I think the price will rise in last 1 or 2 hours.
    www.worldcommunitygrid.org (World Community Grid: a scientific research projects)
    Altair 8800,1974, one of 1st made, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=229
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221148A, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=202
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221876K, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=77 most detailed photos
    Here's Altair 8800 rev.0 survivors list for reference: http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=144

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    The final auction of $9001 tag is still not met the seller's reserve.

    But, I'm spot another Altair 8800 rev 0 today! , the seller start auction at price $5,999.99

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MITS...s/291431181647

    the computer has a nice piggybacked SIO board, equipped with fully assembled ACR interface.

    this is a Altair originally sell as a Kit, serial: 221967K. this one will not go to me, just for share.

    Cheers.
    Last edited by leiy; April 12th, 2015 at 10:49 PM.
    www.worldcommunitygrid.org (World Community Grid: a scientific research projects)
    Altair 8800,1974, one of 1st made, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=229
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221148A, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=202
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221876K, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=77 most detailed photos
    Here's Altair 8800 rev.0 survivors list for reference: http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=144

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiy View Post
    The final auction of $9001 tag is still not met the seller's reserve.
    To close the loop on this one, the seller relisted with a "Buy It Now" at $10,000 and it sold.

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    And it sold so quickly that maybe that was a low price. Some people won't do an auction they will only do BIN. If it would have sat there for more than a few hours at that price, maybe a few days it would have been a good judge of the value.

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    I'm one of those who almost never bid.. i.e. a buy-it-now person. I'm no good with auctions. I have only bought one item that way (tried a couple of others and lost, and it was no fun in it - don't like auctions). So yes, I think there are many who prefer a BIN option which they can decide on there and then, if they're not the auction type of person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey986 View Post
    And it sold so quickly that maybe that was a low price. Some people won't do an auction they will only do BIN. If it would have sat there for more than a few hours at that price, maybe a few days it would have been a good judge of the value.
    The most early one I see on Internet is 5th Altair 8800, I think the 5th Altair and the 23th one are on the same production line at same time, so they are just equally earliest Altair 8800 ever exist.

    I'm wondering I will see sub 50th Altair 8800 on ebay again?
    Last edited by leiy; April 13th, 2015 at 04:28 AM.
    www.worldcommunitygrid.org (World Community Grid: a scientific research projects)
    Altair 8800,1974, one of 1st made, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=229
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221148A, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=202
    Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221876K, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=77 most detailed photos
    Here's Altair 8800 rev.0 survivors list for reference: http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=144

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    There's also this listing for an "Altair Business System" consisting of an 8800, 8800b turnkey and an 8" floppy drive, all in a rackmount case. The hard drive is missing though.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Altair-...-/151644312527

    I've seen photos of MITS business systems before, but never in this type of rack. Could be aftermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiy View Post
    The final auction of $9001 tag is still not met the seller's reserve.

    But, I'm spot another Altair 8800 rev 0 today! , the seller start auction at price $5,999.99

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MITS...s/291431181647

    the computer has a nice piggybacked SIO board, equipped with fully assembled ACR interface.

    this is a Altair originally sell as a Kit, serial: 221967K. this one will not go to me, just for share.

    Cheers.
    Any idea why the serial number label on this computer has no "A" or "K" suffix? Do you suppose it was trimmed for some reason?

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