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garf12



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have two Qume, 8 inch floppy drives that were sent to the facteory to be refurbished and haven't been used since their return. By the time I got them back the customer decided to go a different route and I've been storing them ever since.

Anyway I've stored them long enough and am thinking of selling them but I have no idea of their value.

If anyone out there has an idea of what these things are worth I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks,

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Erik



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, how long were you storing it for? Razz

According to eBay, not much. (But then again, how reliable is that???)

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garf12



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If I remember correctly I believe I've had them since '83 or '84. Since posting here I've found a couple of places that have used ones for sale taken from working systems for around $350.

I figure mine should be worth a little more since they were refurbished at the factory and haven't been used since.

We'll see Smile

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ryan



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Old 8" drives value depend on the density, quad density or higher are worth the most. I sold a very poor pair of 1.6mb 8" floppy drives in an old array for a TI for $100, not sure what you could get in good shape, never know unless you try.
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Erik



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If you do decide to use eBay, there's always setting a reserve price so you don't get stuck selling your drives for a bum deal.

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