There are people out there that go by the rule "Buy low, Sell High." They know that there are fools out there that think the Tandy Portables are real "antiques" and might be a good financial investment. It is unfortunate that such people are out there.

Fred Whitaker

On 2/14/2018 6:20 AM, Chris Kmiec wrote:
I don't have a problem paying good money for retro stuff that warrants it. I enjoy playing with the Tandy portables, one if the reasons being because they are so cheap to find. I don't have to worry about babying them too much.

I could maybe see $300-400 for a sealed, NIB 102. MAYBE $500. $800 for a used one is just plain crazy - either two bidders that have way too much money, or eBay fraud.

On Feb 13, 2018 10:04 PM, "Doug Jackson" < <>> wrote:

    Retro gear is just sometimes expensive.  $4k for an imsai 8080
    isn't unheard of.

    On 14 Feb. 2018 2:37 pm, "Chris Fezzler" <
    <>> wrote:

        I found it fun to buy computers from when the industry was
        battling with innovations and different form factors.  A lot
        of real innovative engineers out there.

        On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎13‎, ‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎34‎:‎16‎ ‎PM‎
        ‎EST, Kevin Becker <
        <>> wrote:

        “Retro” computing stuff seems to be going up in price lately.
        Even things that didn’t seem very retro to me. Look at the
        prices for old 486/pentium machines.  There are some wild
        ideas about the value of a generic beige x86 tower.

        On Feb 13, 2018, at 9:22 PM, Chris Fezzler <
        <>> wrote:

        Fake to drive up prices?

        On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎13‎, ‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎10‎:‎23‎ ‎PM‎
        ‎EST, Kevin Becker <
        <>> wrote:

        I was watching the TPDD2 and was disappointed when it went
        over $100 because one went for $60 or $70 a week ago.

        It makes no sense they went so high. It looks like to two
        different buyers too.

        On Feb 13, 2018, at 9:05 PM, Chris Kmiec <
        <>> wrote:

        Check these two auctions that just ended...




        How, why, WHAT??

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