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1977 IBM 5100 for sale in ebay

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    1977 IBM 5100 for sale in ebay

    Maybe there is someone here who is interested in this machine:
    http://cgi.ebay.de/IBM-5100-Erster-T...ht_9251wt_1131

    #2
    Wow cool.. er.. I mean.. no, I don't think there should be anyone interested and noone should check the link or bid against me. ..I mean bid.

    A question to our international collectors. Is there a difference in that model that would make it different than an English variant? I know a lot of times the keyboard has different characters but that one looks ok other than wanting 220V for power which I guess I could dream about getting it and a converter.

    I'm not really in the position to be able to afford such a nice machine right now but still, it's neat to see them come up for auction once and a while.
    Looking to acquire: IBM 5100, Altair 8800

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      #3
      I have a Ibm 5110 with the 8" Dual Disc Drive Cabinet oh and a 5103 printer but the printer is missing the top cover. I am trying to sell it but i do NOT do the Ebay thing!! Any offers out there. Thanks!

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        #4
        BASIC and APL capabilities and this explain the strange characters on the keyboard. Now, where did I put my APL Programming book and my notes from that crazy statistics course taken so long ago?

        Although shipping to Norh America would be expensive, the bidding has reached a level high enough that shipping costs become secondary.

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          #5
          Totally interested

          Originally posted by trivalley View Post
          I have a Ibm 5110 with the 8" Dual Disc Drive Cabinet oh and a 5103 printer but the printer is missing the top cover. I am trying to sell it but i do NOT do the Ebay thing!! Any offers out there. Thanks!
          Hi,

          I am very very very interested, I already own a 5110 (without the cabinet *sigh*) and a 5100 (broken videocard *sigh* again)
          Spend a lot of time reading all the documentation and am designing a new videocard for the 5100...... kinda difficult but hopefully it will work.
          Where are you situated because shipping these little monsters is a very expensive undertaking (by now I know).
          Do you also have software for it ?

          greetings

          Kevin

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            #6
            Looks like there is another for sale in the U.S.
            Apparently the monitor does not turn on.

            http://cgi.ebay.com/1975-IBM-Model-5...item27ad66b460
            I have a Major in Post-Apocalyptic Economics.
            Wanted: Any PC-Compatible Reciprocation Dingle Arm

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              #7
              Originally posted by offensive_Jerk View Post
              Looks like there is another for sale in the U.S.
              Apparently the monitor does not turn on.
              I was also looking at this a few days ago. Too bad the logo's missing on her. Even in its current shape, it would be great to own one, hu?

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                #8
                I like the seller's source for calling this "the first portable computer" .... "the Internet sites". Next time someone questions a ridiculous claim, I'm going to say, "But the Internet sites said so!"
                @ Founder, Vintage Computer Federation -- resigned Dec. 2019
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by EvanK View Post
                  I like the seller's source for calling this "the first portable computer" .... "the Internet sites". Next time someone questions a ridiculous claim, I'm going to say, "But the Internet sites said so!"
                  It does have a certain ring to it. So how would you write a citation? Like this?
                  Site, Internet. "Google" Third one down. November 2009.
                  WANTED: Cardinal 2450MNP modem.

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