old DEC stuff

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Wed May 30 15:28:47 CDT 2018

On 05/30/2018 02:38 PM, TeoZ wrote:
> Or they now think everything that is worthless is worth massive 
> amounts of money.

It won't take long to dispel that and storage space (warehouse, not memory)
is expensive.


> -----Original Message----- From: Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:15 PM
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: old DEC stuff
> On 05/30/2018 01:55 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>>      > From: Dominique Carlier
>>      > I just regret this incredible rise in prices for collector 
>> machines
>>      > that, not so long ago, were languishing in wet sheds
>> Hey, look at the bright side: as a result, they are much less likely 
>> to be
>> simply recycled as scrap.
> I see quite the opposite.  After a while of sitting, taking up valuable
> warehouse space with  no one expressing interest in buying them
> they are likely to be scrapped as valueless.
>> I took great pleasure in telling one seller who'd pulled a board-set,
>> and recycled the rest, that the part he'd recycled was worth a lot more
>> than the part he'd saved. Hopefully that kind of news gets around.
> And the seller probably laughed it off and sent the next batch to the
> scrap yard fondly remembering you as some nut.
> bill
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