re: [midatlanticretro] Re: IBM 5150 PC On Ebay - prices are shooting up!
> >shopping carts when Hasbro "reissued" them (essentially to cash in on
> > People want to "invest" in something that will not lose value and has a
> > limited supply.
> And I hope that you remember what that did to the Comic Book industry.
> Or how people were literally dumping toyshelves of 12" GIJoes into their
>Old comic books and baseball cards are still valuable, pre- 1972. It's the
> We may be looking at the start of the "gold rush" for computers.
collector's editions and that kind of new stuff that went bust. Don't buy
the re-issue Fender guitar, re-mint 1929 gold piece, or the (imagined) 40th
anniversary edition of the IBM PC and expect it to hold real value.
- Eeowzers! It even includes a really clean original DOS 1.0 n the slip
case. That adds a lot to the value. But wait, there's more! Two - count
'em - two single-sided floppy drives. The PC's drives were double
density, not single, but the seller is not a historian. Can anyone tell
from the picture if the display is CGA or monochrome? Also, note the
patch wires on one of the boards, indicating that it a very early model.
Still, I hate to think that PCs have reached the $2700+ price point.
Evan Koblentz wrote:
> > Have you folks been watching the sale prices of IBM PC's lately?
> Yes but that price is the ONLY bid .... it's highly suspicious.
- --- In email@example.com, Jim Scheef <scheefj@...> wrote:
> Can anyone tell
> from the picture if the display is CGA or monochrome?
> > <http://cgi.ebay.com/Original1st-Generation-IBM-5150-PC-1st-edition-software_W0QQitemZ330326187354>
> > >
The display itself is monochrome (if I recall correctly, the CGA monitors had a color IBM logo on them (or color bars below the IBM logo), the monochrome's did not)... Besides, the seller claims "green screen on black -- a color monitor would display white or light grey against black.
But from the inside picture, that might be a CGA card judging by the RCA connector above it, either that or a Hercules card.
What I find so funny is, when I ran my own business we decorated the entranceway into the office with some of those cards and boards. That's how worthless that stuff all was.