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No good retro setup involving Unix can be legit without one. I had actually found a new-in-the-box VT102 once back in the 90s in Maryland at some recycling center. I used it for years but lost in moves around MD NJ and PA. Iâ€™ve been watching eBay for years trying to justify getting one again but the pricing is outrageous for them. I recently found a nice listing and while it was $300 I decided to bite the bullet and go for it.
It arrived today and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it came in the original box with original packing, manuals, powecord and even plastic around the keyboard. The listing didnâ€™t mention the original packaging at all.
Now that I have this Iâ€™m going to connect it to my other recent DEC buy, a Pro-350 Workstation. It even came with a HD in it. I have also purchased a refurbished set for RD-50 floppies and a refurbished MFM drive if the one in it wonâ€™t work.
Box and terminal with cables and manuals: