eBay: 1982 Prime Computer

Jay West jwest at classiccmp.org
Tue Nov 15 09:30:25 CST 2016

I want it, and was planning on buying it. I have an identical 2250 (mine has a side cabinet with cipher 880 in it too). They are rare as hens teeth, so at the very least I'm desperate to get it for a backup cpu and memory boardset.


If you look closely at the pictures, it has been moused more than a little bit. Not a huge problem, I'm used to that ;)

You can tell there is substantial rust on the cabinet, almost makes me think salt water/sea air was around.

I have sent the seller 3 emails asking questions about it - and have not gotten a single response. This makes me wary.

He lists shipping as USPS... I don't think USPS will ship something like that. I thought USPS had a limit of like 50# or somesuch.

The shipping cost says $250, varies by location, but if you put in different zip codes it remains $250.

Obviously I'd be concerned about how its packed/crated... and with no word from the seller, leaves me concerned.

So long story short, I want it and was prepared to buy it - but with no response from the seller I'm concerned it would never arrive.


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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of william degnan
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Subject: Re: eBay: 1982 Prime Computer

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Dennis Boone <drb at msu.edu> wrote:

>  > This is listed under the informative title "vintage computer":
>  >   http://www.ebay.com/itm/291934825422
>  > which leads me to post it here under a more informative title, 
> hoping  > that someone here has a soft spot for Primes!
> More specifically, it's a 2250.  It's a pretty minimal configuration.  
> A list member has been trying to ask the seller questions, but getting 
> no responses.  The listed shipping cost seems a bit unrealistic.
> De

Yah, I saw it too, but it's got rust and it has been in Alaska for who knows how long stored who knows where by someone who does not even know what it is.  Maybe someone in Alaska can grab it.

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