The above post is a ridiculous testament to people who have way, way too much money on their hands and are ruining the hobby, playing like putty into evil scalpers' free enterprise insanity.
"Read it and weep" doesn't even begin to convey the absurdity of the spectacle.
Many to most hobbies are no longer viable now, thanks to scalpers and "free enterprise."
Collecting books, for example? 20 years ago you had your pick of any number of exceptional library sales. Now you can't get through the doors of such sales, since the scalpers, those greedy vultures, are mobbing those sales with their scanners and scoop up all the good stuff within 30 seconds of opening, only to resell for profit online.
Old collecting of DOS computers equipment is just more of the same: people hustling for profit... in today's expensive world.
As I've said before, I have been 'collecting' and *using* this stuff for almost 50 years now. I still use it, and enjoy it greatly, in the spirit in which it's intended. Provides much joy, and reminiscence to me. The day a scalper gets hold of my 50 years of treasures is the day that I shoot someone. I'd rather destroy it or give it away all for free to someone who will really use it and enjoy it, not resell it for profit.