29545Re: [midatlanticretro] Computers as investment
- Mar 6, 2013On 03/06/2013 09:42 AM, Ray Sills wrote:
> Well... Evan's oy vey notwithstanding... and I certainly agree withI don't know *anyone* involved in vintage computing who considers it
> him on the criticism of BankRate.com... ANY collectible is not truly
> an investment... it's a speculation: you hope that someone in the
> future will pay you more for the item than you paid. (The "greater
> fool" theory). Of course, some people keep items (antiques or
> otherwise) for sentimental reasons.. ("This was my grandfather's
> rocking chair"..etc.) And, one of your descendants might feel that
> way about your first single-board computer.
to be "speculation" or "investment". Anyone.
And personally, with a few specific exceptions, nothing I (in
particular) have here is for sale. Know how many tens of thousands of
dollars I'd get if I were to put my PDP10s on eBay? (hint: the last one
went for $25,000) They are NOT FOR SALE, plain and simple. They will
be willed to someone. I don't buy vintage computer hardware in hopes of
selling it to make a profit...I buy it because I want to HAVE it.
I believe this describes nearly everyone in the vintage computing
community, and certainly everyone here.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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