INTEL INTELLEC 4 and Heathkit EC-1 on Ebay.
- A very rare early INTEL INTELLEC 4 microcomputer went for $2,849.00 on Ebay
today. For the record I was significantly out-classed, my bid was rejected
with 5 seconds left in the auction as too low. The item went up over $2000 in
the last 10 seconds of the auction. Prices are really rising. This micro used
the 4040 chip, and was not really a home computer, but some consider this the
first digital-era micro.
Tomorrow the auction ends for a Heathkit EC-1. Anyone interested? This is
also historically significant...considered one of the first serious
microcomputers (non digital), dating 1959-60. My collecting range is 1973/4-86, so I
probably won't place a bid.
I have to wonder how high the prices for some of these computers is going to
get. Compare the "Collectible Microcomputers" book price for the Intellec 4
with today's price...Is anyone tempted to start selling off their collection to