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    Can’t explain it but all of the communications with Bruce have appeared to be cursed, just can’t get him to sell or send a paper tape copy of NOVA Basic. He did try sending me an image but the dam email server at work took exception to it and ate the attachment.
    Don’t get me wrong, not saying it’s his fault or anything like that but after years of trying just can’t make any progress with Wild Hare.
    So finding a paper tape copy of Basic is still the “Holly Grail” around here.

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    This one appears to include a stack of DG boards. The fourth picture clearly shows core memory board, and the sixth reveals couple of boards in the stack with characteristic DG clasps.

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    I'm not a member of that auction house so can't see what the final prices were. I'm curious as to what the pallet of Diablo's went for, and the Entrex machines, the Burroughs bits and so on. Just how insane did "insane amts of money" turn out to be?

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    Its all relative isn’t it, I know that I have spent lots of things most would consider crazy so at this point I can only say that for myself I was only willing to commit a couple hundred dollars and a days work on the three processors. Others obviously place a higher value on the items. The three processors went for $2,200 or so I am told.
    I don’t think that I have spent over five or six hundred dollars on the hobby at this time although when figuring in expense involved in going several states over and picking things up it all adds up to more.
    As time goes on it appears that the amount of collectable hardware decreases and the amount of collectors increase and we are now entering into an time where no equipment is being sent from original users to traditional surplus channels and we are now forced to buy from other collectors, dealers or estate auctions.
    Man thee is going to be one hell of an auction when I die!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbus View Post
    Man thee is going to be one hell of an auction when I die!
    Amen! I have the same thought when I am entering my basement. As probably many others here. Quite an appropriate thought for this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1944GPW View Post
    I'm not a member of that auction house so can't see what the final prices were. I'm curious as to what the pallet of Diablo's went for, and the Entrex machines, the Burroughs bits and so on. Just how insane did "insane amts of money" turn out to be?
    The three clones (Two DCC D-116's and an Entrex 480) went for over 2k, and the cart of either nine or ten (there was one suspiciously diablo-shaped box in the stack) drives went for 3.2k. Most everything else with anything electronic went for hundreds.
    Current favorites: IBM 5160 (EGA+Hercules+PGC, 8 floppy drives, XT-IDE), DCC D-116 (Nova 1200 clone), ASR 33 Teletype (now FULLY armed and operational! Mostly.)
    Wishlist: IBM 5161 (expansion chassis), Diablo 31/RK02/RK05 or equivalent, Data General Nova software, and the meaning of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vldmrrr View Post
    Amen! I have the same thought when I am entering my basement. As probably many others here. Quite an appropriate thought for this day and age.
    Every time I browse ebay and realize 'I used to own one of those' but I paid one tenth of the price and sold it well over a decade ago.

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