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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Vintag...92c0%7Ciid%3A1

    It’s interesting that it says “Last one!” like they have actually sold some. I’m kind of doubting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqportableplus View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Vintag...92c0%7Ciid%3A1

    It’s interesting that it says “Last one!” like they have actually sold some. I’m kind of doubting that.
    And he offers technical support for a "nominal cost" based on how they seem to value things, this probably means support is about a grand per incident...

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    Egad

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-1-REP...frcectupt=true

    But don't fret kids, if you can't afford it, one generous soul is offering a deeply discounted version:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-1-REP...frcectupt=true

    Or you could just buy a board for $150 and pay Woz to sign it, since he does that for almost anyone that pays a nominal fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falter View Post
    Egad

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-1-REP...frcectupt=true

    But don't fret kids, if you can't afford it, one generous soul is offering a deeply discounted version:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-1-REP...frcectupt=true

    Or you could just buy a board for $150 and pay Woz to sign it, since he does that for almost anyone that pays a nominal fee.
    Hell's Bells, why pay Woz? Just sign it yourself. Anyone that naive wouldn't know the difference anyway.
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    Flipper alert. This keyboard sold at auction for this price:

    https://www.ebay.ca/bfl/viewbids/264...p2047675.l2565

    And by the magic of passing into an ebay floggers hands, it's now this price:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Maxi-Switch...s/382624062427

    Pretty much any time you see a high feedback bidder involved, this is what they're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falter View Post
    Flipper alert. This keyboard sold at auction for this price:

    https://www.ebay.ca/bfl/viewbids/264...p2047675.l2565

    And by the magic of passing into an ebay floggers hands, it's now this price:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Maxi-Switch...s/382624062427

    Pretty much any time you see a high feedback bidder involved, this is what they're doing.
    So, what's interesting is that it was an auction with only one other bidder and not some low price 'buy it now', so I wonder what makes him think a few weeks later someone will pay hundreds more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngtwolf View Post
    So, what's interesting is that it was an auction with only one other bidder and not some low price 'buy it now', so I wonder what makes him think a few weeks later someone will pay hundreds more?
    It actually started at $300 in the original auction, and went through several relists and kept dropping with no takers. I was thinking about it but bought a SWTPC pr40 instead. I wasn't sure if it was a parallel ASCII keyboard suitable for my projects.

    I think he is counting on catching some deskthority type who didn't see the original auction. I note he's left off a pic of the little circuit board that would give it away as the exact same item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngtwolf View Post
    So, what's interesting is that it was an auction with only one other bidder and not some low price 'buy it now', so I wonder what makes him think a few weeks later someone will pay hundreds more?
    I think the new seller has months or years to sit on it to make a profit (and probably will).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    I think the new seller has months or years to sit on it to make a profit (and probably will).
    Heh. I made an offer of $135 and explained that I knew what he paid for it and what the auction history was. He responded by sending a counter offer for $489. I guess he didn't like my reasoning... lol

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