PDP11/70 on ebay

Marc Howard cramcram at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 13:40:24 CDT 2015

Biggest issue I see is that there are no disk drives.  If the tape drive
miraculously worked you might be able to run diags that way.  Otherwise it
might be "toggle time".


On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:

> On 4/25/15 9:41 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>>      > From: Douglas Taylor
>>      > Sure is nice looking and expensive...
>> I can't figure out if that price ($5K) is reasonable or not. I have
>> previously dealt with that seller on another item, a dead/banged-up 11/05
>> that another list member wound up buying; the seller's asking price on
>> that
>> was a little high (based on the average of sales since then for that
>> class of
>> machine), but not an integral factor high, as often seen on eBay (or an
>> order
>> of magnitude high, also to be seen on eBay).
>> My guess, given how rare they are now, the fact that it's complete
>> (including
>> all cables - often cut/removed), etc, etc is that this is once again in
>> the
>> ballpark, if on the high end. Am I confused?
> For what is there it seems to me that this is a reasonable price. Even
> though it's
> being sold "as-is" it appears relatively unmolested.  I don't expect that
> it would be
> all that difficult to get running (the tape drive is a different
> matter...but the problem
> with them is generally understood and just "work").
> TTFN - Guy

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