[NTLK] Looking to buy MessagePad 130, what's a fair price?

Alan Grassia alan.grassia at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 03:52:29 PDT 2021

Hello Clint and Newton Friends,

In my opinion, $80 - $150 for a used loose MessagePad 130 in good functional condition is a fair price.  Just a few weeks ago, I put a bid in on eBay for a loose MessagePad 120 in the same range, but let it go when the price started going up at the end of the auction.  I decided to pay a little more for an upgraded Messagepad 2000 > 2100 because it came with the box, printed manuals, and the InterConnect adapter and DIN 8 cable.

Alan Grassia
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eMate 300
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On 4/6/21, 4:17 AM, "NewtonTalk on behalf of Clint Thompson via NewtonTalk" <newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net on behalf of newtontalk at newtontalk.net> wrote:

    Hi everyone!
    What's a fair price for a loose MessagePad 130 in great condition, both cosmetically and functionally?
    I've seen them sell on eBay from around $80 upwards of $149 in the past few months but there's zero available right now, unfortunately. I'm not a collector but a complete boxed unit with stickers still on the case was offered to me for $300 but since I plan to actually use it and don't collect, hard passed.
    Is $150 a realistic price range for one including the telescoping stylus? and does anyone have info as to why some of them have what appears to be screen burns or black-out marks on certain spots of the screen when the EL back lighting is activated? I'm located in the U.S., if anyone has a really great 130 to sell in the $140 price range (with no screen burns or major cosmetic issues) please let me know.



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