Classic PC Collection Goes Up For Sale On Twitter



/ 10 months ago

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Classic PC Collection

As far as classic PC’s are concerned, I’m not entirely sure what qualifies for that bracket. While an IBM-2 is clearly a classic PC, is an Amiga or Atari ST a classic PC?

Anyway, I digress. If you are going to collect something, it’s generally beneficial if the thing you collect is of a reasonable size. Classic PC designs generally do not fall within that bracket. It’s for such reasons that physical sideways desktop PC’s (the ones you sat your monitor on) no longer exist.

One such person, has, however, been collecting them, but has decided to put his entire collection up for sale on Twitter.

What’s in the collection?

The collection is a massive assortment of different PC’s. Most are reported to be “Non-IBM PC Compatible Computers” and “IBM PC Original, Compatible, or Derivative Computers”.

A quick look at the shelves should give you a clue of the age of some of these. Particularly due to the yellowing effect older plastics (such as the Original NES and SNES) were subject to.

Pitching the sale as an opportunity to start your own museum, he might have a point. In what has clearly been a passion for Benj Edwards, it seems that the time has come to shift some of it based on a potential house move.

In fairness, I wouldn’t fancy lugging all of that to a new house either.

How much does he want?

He hasn’t named a price, at least, not that I can find and as such I must assume that he’s taking offers.

The photograph alone is reported to roughly be only half of the collection available and again, there doesn’t appear to be a comprehensive list. That might just simply be due to the fact that he’s never seen the point of conducting an inventory.

From a personal aspect, I would love to have a mooch through this collection and for fans of retro gaming, there is certainly going to be some systems there that would be an ideal solution to modern PC issues for old games.

What do you think? Would you like this collection? What was your first PC? – Let us know in the comments!

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