MITS Altair 8800B Vintage Computer w/ Original Boards + Extras (take a look) For Sale
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MITS Altair 8800B Vintage Computer w/ Original Boards + Extras (take a look):
This Altair 8800B, serial number 5401507K, came from a gentleman who (I believe) was the original owner. He talked about using the computer over the course of many years, but it's been sitting idle for quite some time and is ready for a new home. Essentially, we're selling this computer exactly as we found it. There are a total of nine boards included in the sale. The six boards that you see installed in the machine were installed when we received it, and the three outside of the machine were in a separate box. There are also three manuals which should match up with some of the boards. I've taken close-up pictures of every board, but please contact me if you need any more detailed pictures and I'll be happy to do so. The front panel of the machine looks terrific and all toggle switches feel good (nothing broken, flimsy, loose, etc).This machine is obviously heavy and delicate. Luckily, our foam-in-place packaging system is perfect for this sort of situation and I can just about guarantee that everything will reach you in fine condition! We ship electronics like this all the time (check our response for positive referrals). You're also welcome to pick the machine up from our location in Sparks, NV.Lastly, please be aware that we've made no attempt to power on the computer and it is being sold 100% as-is.SHIPPING/PACKAGING: All orders ship within one business day. Regarding our packaging, review our response and you'll see that many buyers describe it as the best they've experienced on . We use high quality boxes and have invested in a $5000 InstaPak foam-in-place system for use on larger items. Rest assured, you'll receive your item on time and in excellent condition! Please keep in mind that shipping costs include more than just the postage itself. There's also insurance, signature confirmation (for transactions over $750), and packaging materials. We apologize if the shipping quote seems steep, but these expenses really do add up. Sure, we can skimp on packaging and waive insurance to bring the cost down... but is it worth it? We think not. Lastly, if the sum of all these expenses is significantly less than what you pay, we will refund the difference.WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE SALE: You will only receive what is shown in the photographs. If you do not see it in the photos, it is likely not included in the sale. That includes manuals, packaging, power cords, accessories, and so on. If you have questions about what is included, please ask before making a purchase and we'll be happy to clarify.INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: As of June 13th, 2022, the only international shipping service we offer is the Global Shipping Service. I apologize for this, but too many items are lost in transit and this ultimately costs us a great deal of money.ABOUT US: Our company, Ham & HiFi, is located in Sparks, NV. Almost everyone in the shop is a licensed ham operator, some of whom have been licensed for more than 50 years. The owner's call is KG7LOV (good on QRZ). We've been selling used equipment on for nearly eight years, and in that time we've received well over 20,000 response with a positive response rating of 99.9%! Most of our equipment comes from private collections and estates we purchase throughout the United States. We strive for customer satisfaction, and rest assured that we'll do our best to ensure you're pleased with your purchase.