Abbret wrote:So is there any way to find out what the price range of a typical Pentium (1993) chip would be? Like 10-20 bucks? Do you know? Where can I look?
Abbret wrote:Cool_Fire, I was talking about the "legacy" value of such PCs, not their actual priced usefulness. Even if they are capable of certain operations, I don't think anybody would buy them for that.
Would even older parts, like the 8086-8088 chips be worth more than a pentium (based on my above assumption)?
There is no set value for this stuff. How much is an 8086-8088 worth? I wouldn't buy it. If it was free, I still probably wouldn't take it as it has no use to me. An original Apple II, on the other hand, I might consider buying purely for nostalgia. I bought an Apple IIe in a thrift store for $15 once. Some older Apple hardware is worth a lot($300-600?), like an original Apple II. Apple also has a much larger fanbase, similar to Be and Amiga. I've seen original BeBox's go on ebay for upwards of $1000+.
Abbret wrote:So, as I understand from what you say, only complete working machines are seeked, and not seperate parts that I was discussing earlier. The reason why I am fond of individual chips, is because they are small and easily kept organised in a collection, unlike a bulky machine. Besides, would you really ever fire up that machine? Would go on and start programming on the Apple II?
Wouldn' it be possible to emulate the BeBox and have the BeOS running in your PC?
So where can I look for such organised places that people trade old hardware? Do you know of any?
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