be kinda cool to find one of those books though and build a dream system
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Rod Smallwood
<rodsmallwood at btconnect.com>wrote:
Well I remember my DEC salesman's price book well enough.
In 1977 they where about a half inch thick, bound in blue and contained a
print out from a DEC10 system reduced to about 2/3 size.
The numbers in the pricelist did not really reflect the price at which
systems were sold. Individual systems would be designed on paper and the
prices worked out from the options in the book.
By the time extras had been added in and discounts taken out you could not
really equate them to the prices in the book.
You then wrote out an order set (yes by hand) and got sign off's from sales
management, field service and the product line (marketing).
I think they then got faxed to the US and entered onto OAS (Order Admin
One price I can remember is that in 1976 an LA36 30cps printing terminal
about ?900 UK list. (Has anybody got a UK one they don't want?) Mind you
different product lines might well have had their own list prices.
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Subject: Re: Original Prices of DEC Equipment
I have several old DEC US standard price books which would cover some
of your equipment. The MVII would probably have a Qxxxx-xx system
number on it, which would be for a particular hardware configuration,
and usually software. The MVII probably had dozens, if not hundreds of
The books were published quarterly then, and configurations and prices
could change with every printing. Different schools got different
educational discounts, and different companies received different
discounts. So it was kind of a retail guideline. I assume there was a
On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 7:53 AM, Rob Jarratt
<robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com> wrote:
I would like to find out the original prices of
some of the DEC equipment
have when it first came out, preferably the UK
prices. I only have a
of catalogues but they don't cover all the
things I am interested in. If
anyone has catalogues and could scan the pages with prices and options
that would be great. The equipment I am
interested in are:
MicroVAX 3100 (Models 30, 40, 80, 95)
VAXstation 4000 VLC
VAXstation 4000 Model 60
DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP
DEC Professional 350