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« on: April 12, 2005, 11:01PM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on April 12, 2005, 07:22PM   

I wondered about female collectors as well! Since this is an open forum, I know that at least one lady was reading the posts and she recently got a Boris. She mentioned that she's concentrated on studying, otherwise she would join us. I also got messages from two other ladies via email. I gave the credit for the nice comments to all of you.


I thought this disease would be gender oriented and that no females would be infected with this resistent virus, so it's interesting news.    Btw, I should be studying too :- unfortunately chess computers are more fun... 

Well, the next two weeks I'll be annual diving trip, this is nice too. 


Quote from: Ismenio on April 12, 2005, 07:22PM   

That's another advantage of having a famility oriented, friendly forum (talking in general as forums are concerned), as people are not put off by comments that could offend them. And all the members and guests are to be commended!
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Every now and then I do get an email from people reading the forum, even though they don't participate with posts they seem to enjoy reading it.

Ismenio


Yes, as long as people are satisfied with what they have, there is no problem. In Kurt's Forum sometimes one or two strange guys appear who have a weird sense of humour, to say the least. Or they simply don't like the fact that there are tradesmen who want to make some money through us who collect. It's not a big issue, though. As long as the forum stays small (less than hunderd people), I think there should be no problem at all. But it's also to your credit that the atmosphere is a very friendly one here.

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I wondered about female collectors as well! Since this is an open forum, I know that at least one lady was reading the posts and she recently got a Boris. She mentioned that she's concentrated on studying, otherwise she would join us. I also got messages from two other ladies via email. I gave the credit for the nice comments to all of you.

That's another advantage of having a famility oriented, friendly forum (talking in general as forums are concerned), as people are not put off by comments that could offend them. And all the members and guests are to be commended!

I still believe that keeping this type of atmosphere will simply make it unnecessary for us to even have a moderator!

I would have my wife participate here but as it is, I'm just glad she's accepted my "disease" (collecting) and has shown some interest in the machines recently

Every now and then I do get an email from people reading the forum, even though they don't participate with posts they seem to enjoy reading it.

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Quote from: Ismenio on April 11, 2005, 05:31AM   

Wise collector you are! Wisdom in your words I sense

I agree that's not cheap Martin, but just think about it: that's the very first prototype! NO serial # and no other collector in the entire global would have it. That's the only one ever made! It doesn't get any rarer than this!

I would pay $2000 because I'd drain my savings and even take a loan if needed but  I'd proud to display it. Not even the Smithsonian would have it!

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Ismenio, you're right, somehow. However I prefer buying computers which played at least a little bit chess. The very first units played just awful. The first chess computer I wanted to own was the Mephisto III but I couldn't afford it as it came out. Meanwhile I of course have one.  Well, everybody has his/her own preferences.

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P.S. Btw, are there any female collectors somewhere?
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2005, 05:56AM »
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I would pay $2000 because I'd drain my savings and even take a loan if needed but  I'd proud to display it. Not even the Smithsonian would have it!

Yoda Regards,

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Ismenio

You have beat all of us off with your first bid.

I would have bid about the same as for an Eyeball. On account of the Chess Challenger prototypes place in the history of chess computers, the very appealing (to me) home-made retro look and stone-age electronics.

For me rarity is not much of a incentive to bid large amounts. Give me something interesting every time.

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Wise collector you are! Wisdom in your words I sense

I agree that's not cheap Martin, but just think about it: that's the very first prototype! NO serial # and no other collector in the entire global would have it. That's the only one ever made! It doesn't get any rarer than this!

I would pay $2000 because I'd drain my savings and even take a loan if needed but  I'd proud to display it. Not even the Smithsonian would have it!

Yoda Regards,

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$2000?? Wow, Ismenio. Then I'm out as well. I'd rather bid something in the range of $500...

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« Reply #6 on: April 9, 2005, 05:32PM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on April  9, 2005, 05:29PM   

Sorry Dick, you've been automatically outbid!
But the seller does answer your questions:
1-original hand-written manual by Ron Nelson
2-all pieces
3-all original tech drawings
4-this unit never had a box



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You know, Ismenio, this has happened to me on eBay before, too.  Probably not by such a wide margin, but I have waited for the last few seconds, and not refreshed the auction page for several minutes, and then placed my bid.  I hate it when eBay then tells me that my bid can't be accepted because it isn't enough to beat out the previous bidder. 

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Sorry Dick, you've been automatically outbid!
But the seller does answer your questions:
1-original hand-written manual by Ron Nelson
2-all pieces
3-all original tech drawings
4-this unit never had a box



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« Reply #8 on: April 9, 2005, 05:24PM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on April  9, 2005, 04:47PM   

OK, here's the deal. Suppose the chess museum were to auction the prototype for the very first chess computer in the world, the Chess Challenger 1! The prototype!!! How much would you bid?
Let's simulate an auction, it starts now and ends, let's say, in a week, just to give everyone enough time to think about it and "bid" here.
Anyone interested? It may be kind of fun to see how much collectors are willing to bid on this rarity!

If you participate, please bid as if it were real! Don't outbid  fellow collectors if the amount is beyond your real limit!

I'll start off,

1. Ismenio - US$ 2,000.00

We got 2,000, do I hear 2,500?

Ismenio


I need more information.

Does it come with pieces?

Does it hav the original box and packaging?

Does it have the manual?



If yes, to the above, then I would bid about $12.95.



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OK, here's the deal. Pretend the chess museum is auctioning the prototype for the very first chess computer in the world, the Chess Challenger 1! The prototype!!! How much would you bid?

Let's simulate an auction, it starts now and ends, let's say, in a week, just to give everyone enough time to think about it and "bid" here.
Anyone interested? It may be kind of fun to see how much collectors are willing to bid on this rarity!

If you participate, please bid as if it were real! Don't outbid  fellow collectors if the amount is beyond your real limit!

I'll start off,

1. Ismenio - US$ 2,000.00

We got 2,000, do I hear 2,500?

Ismenio
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