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Hugo Holden

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I noticed that there are two SOL-20's up for grabs an Ebay currently, one comes with the massive SOL-systems manual.

There is also a separate auction for a SOL systems manual only too for $995 or best offer. These seldom come up. I had to wait for over a year to find one, and luckily it was not nearly as expensive as the one on offer now. But they do appear to be a pretty rare manual and although these are scanned and online, it is much better to have an original paper manual with the large fold out schematics & diagrams . It is interesting now, how "vintage computer documentation" is starting to cost as much as the vintage computer hardware itself was about 5 or 10 years ago.
 
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daver2

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>>> It is interesting now, how "vintage computer documentation" is starting to cost as much as the vintage computer hardware itself was about 5 or 10 years ago.

I have noticed exactly the same thing.

We needed a description of the command and programming language for a network analyser. I spotted one on eBay. It was quite expensive for a manual. However, it saved us days and days of costs in trying to work out what the listings we had actually did. In this case it was well worth the money.

Dave
 

scv8080

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What do you think a fair market as-is price would be for a SOL-20; with original Sol Systems manual; EVD-12 Video Data Monitor with instruction & service manual but missing plastic case; 8KRA static read/write memory module; SOLOS cutter, Basic 5, and ALS-8 Commands manuals; cassett tapes for Basic 5, ALS-8, and some games and utilities; that powers up and shows a cursor but without being tested by loading and running apps due to no cassette tape reader?
 

dfnr2

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I'm not surprised that the manual is still unsold at $995, but I am a bit surprised that nobody bought the Sol-20 with manual and monitor for $1200. It seems more than a fair price. Sure, the machine probably needs some repair, including the spacebar, but overall it looks to be in great shape.
 
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