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Re: [midatlanticretro] price reality check

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  • B. Degnan
    ... Because most drives fail, the value of a tested and working drive is way more than a take-your-chances drive. That s why they re so cheap. Prove you have
    Message 1 of 3 , May 31 5:38 AM
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      > >
      > > Some just sold for $51, $58. CHEAP! I can't compete with such prices
      :-(
      > > Others are asking $200 to $400 each, and can keep waiting :-/
      > >
      > > Just a price point for those looking for 8" floppy drives.
      > >
      > > -- jeff jonas
      > >
      > >
      > Hi Jeff,
      > I have been buying quite a few 8" drives on eBay recently and I have
      > received some nice working half height 8" floppy drives in the $50 to
      > $60 dollar range which I considered to be a bargain price. That being
      > said, I would pay up to $100 ea for a NEC FD1165 or similar HH 8" drive.
      > Regards,
      > Jeff Galinat

      Because most drives fail, the value of a tested and working drive is way
      more than a take-your-chances drive. That's why they're so cheap. Prove
      you have a working 8" drive, show a boot screen to CP/M, throw in the
      controller card, and then you can name your price.
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