Thinking of selling my PDP's

Joshua Rice Rice43 at
Sun Jun 14 03:36:21 CDT 2020

There’s ALWAYS a market for PDP-8’s and PDP-11’s. 

Sadly though, i assume these are all on the yankee side of the pond, ruling out the significant european market out entirely (and don’t even THINK about shipping, unless you want to remortgage your house)

Either way, i’m sure you won’t struggle to find a buyer. There’s plenty of online forums and message boards where collectors of all kinds of hardware frequent. If you’re adamant that’s you want to keep them from FleaBay (which, you never know, could garner a decent price as a public auction), it’s worth posting to some of the market forums, such as <>, and <>

> On Jun 13, 2020, at 8:45 PM, kingcavespider 1 via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> It sounds interesting, especially the pdp-11, but I don't know how shipping
> would work and it would be a long drive to try to pick up
> On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 16:46, Charles via cctalk <cctalk at>
> wrote:
>> I am getting closer to retirement (although not close enough) and I'm
>> considering selling off my PDP stuff, especially if I downsize and move.
>> Everything's working, but I just no longer DO anything with either
>> system... the adventure was acquiring all the pieces, fixing them and
>> learning the software :)
>> Anyhow I have an 8/A with cloned Programmer's Panel (Vince Slyngstad and
>> I made it around 2006) and limited function panel, 32K RAM board (also
>> have core), Philipp Hachtmann's USB interface board, RX01 floppy, two
>> RL02's, and a high-speed (optical) reel-to-reel paper tape reader. OS/8
>> is up and running. Several spare RL02 packs. It's all in a tall DEC rack
>> with an H-(something) power control box. The ASR-33 is not included, I'm
>> keeping that.
>> Also an 11/23+ (11/03 chassis) in a corporate cabinet with two RL02's, a
>> 16-line serial interface, VT-220 terminal. Also an RQDX3 which is
>> connected to a loose 3.5" TEAC floppy drive. Have RT-11XM, RT-11SJ and
>> TSX-Plus 6.50 (all 16 timesharing ports are working too).
>> So, I am wondering if there's any market for them (preferably as
>> complete systems). Shipping would be difficult due to the size/weight
>> (I'm in rural south central Missouri). I'm not looking to give them
>> away, or to part out, but would entertain reasonable package deals
>> rather than deal with the "LQQK! RARE!!" bull on ebay.
>> I can send pics to interested parties. Let me know,
>> thanks!
>> Charles

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