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30193Re: Unassembled Altair on eBay

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  • Mike
    Apr 16, 2013
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      It would be great, if Grant decided to make another batch of Altair kits.

      With the steady escalation of prices of original Altairs, economics might be becoming a little more attractive. I think, in the past, the price of Grant's kit wasn't much different than the cost of getting an original unit. Even at that level, I don't think that there was a lot of profit for Grant, given the tremendous amount of work that went into producing a kit.

      The million dollar question is how much would you really pay for the chance to build a replica Altair? I'm sure if the money is there, someone will eventually do it again, and hopefully it's Grant.

      Mike W.

      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen L" <steve@...> wrote:
      > > Who else, other than me, would love to get someone to duplicate this
      > kit,
      > > so that they could actually build one? I am very sorry that I am not
      > old
      > > enough (born '76) to have been part of this part of the personal
      > computing
      > > revolution.
      > --- Well of course, Grant Stockly did exactly that:
      > http://www.altairkit.com/ <http://www.altairkit.com/>
      > To my knowledge though, those are long gone. It would be wonderful to
      > somehow revive that effort.
      > Steve L.
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