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    Whatever the situation, a recently, partially built, old kit, is worthless. It's only valuable to me either as an unbuilt kit, or a perfectly working, meticulously built kit. The builder would test components and replace as needed prior to building, and document the build.

    A partially built kit tells me that the builder didn't finish the build for a reason, and it's now questionnaire if it could ever work. It needs a lot of work.

    $6800 might not be a bad price if it's well built, working, in perfect condition, with a pristine period-correct monitor and keyboard or terminal. It would have all the original documentation, and some software, with its original media.

    Even if only two were built, being rare does not make an unknown machine valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC9UDX View Post
    being rare does not make an unknown machine valuable.
    Agreed. If I made myself two computers from scratch in the 80's, they wouldn't be worth $6,800 now.
    Bobby.

    (Looking for Olivetti M24/AT&T 6300 Keyboard - but I'm in AUS!)

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    I rather think that the fact that the original seller had to drop the price twice before someone would bite would pretty much speak to value. But ebay is a little funny. I've found as a seller sometimes you go in with a price that is the average of auctions past, and people don't touch it. Then you go open auction and they pay more (?). Must be a psych 101 thing. Anyway.. $6800? No.

    If this thing could fetch $6800 but my untouched Mark-8 boards could only fetch $1500, I think there's something wrong in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falter View Post
    Then you go open auction and they pay more
    I tried to sell a dead Toyota Starlet for $400, $300 and $200 buy it now, before giving up and putting it on for $1 starting bid. It sold successfully for about $600
    Bobby.

    (Looking for Olivetti M24/AT&T 6300 Keyboard - but I'm in AUS!)

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    I've seen this seller ATIV11 asking for a wheel barrel of money for various crufty disks before, but it looks like they have jacked up their prices even more recently: https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item...n=ativ11&rt=nc

    For example, $1,030.00 for a VGA card driver disk? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Veg...sG#ht_48wt_864

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    I've seen this seller ATIV11 asking for a wheel barrel of money for various crufty disks before, but it looks like they have jacked up their prices even more recently: https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item...n=ativ11&rt=nc

    For example, $1,030.00 for a VGA card driver disk? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Veg...sG#ht_48wt_864
    Well, he might be onto something. I tried selling one of these still in shrink wrap for $20 and no one would bite. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Commo...957?nav=SEARCH
    Be polite and I may let you live.

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    When i see these things i make an offer of 5-10$, then answer is always funny.

    >You've submitted an offer: $5.00 for VINTAGE VICTOR 9000

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    Heck, I'll sell you *both* VEGA driver disks for $500

    That's a 75% markdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    I've seen this seller ATIV11 asking for a wheel barrel of money for various crufty disks before, but it looks like they have jacked up their prices even more recently: https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item...n=ativ11&rt=nc

    For example, $1,030.00 for a VGA card driver disk? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Veg...sG#ht_48wt_864
    All his items (~157) are in the $1000.00 and change area. And everything he has sold is in the $50.00 to $150.00 range. So basically, in the end, he's getting ~ 10% of his initial asking price.
    If you're looking for DS/DD or DS/HD 3" or 5" floppy disks, PM me. I've got some new, used, and factory over-labeled disks for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    For example, $1,030.00 for a VGA card driver disk?
    Haha, It's amazing the ridiculous prices on ebah for some stuff, I have the same driver disk but it's Rev. 2.02

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