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I can't seem to find out what the Sharp X68000 cost when it first available. Is there a reliable source for this information?

I'm looking for actual sales costs of a standard X68000 unit (preferably without monitor and accessories) when it was available.

  • These ads also show pricing information. Are you looking for a catalog, or real prices e.g. in a dealer’s ad in a magazine? – Stephen Kitt Sep 10 '18 at 17:25
  • @StephenKitt I'm looking for real pricing. I'm looking to do a price/performance analysis on this computer vs. other computers of the time. Thanks! – cbmeeks Sep 10 '18 at 17:35
  • @cbmeeks how is the 369 number not "real pricing"? – Will Hartung Sep 10 '18 at 21:56
  • @WillHartung the 369 number does qualify. Stephen Kitt asked me if I was looking for catalog pricing or "real prices" so I answered his question by saying I'm looking for real pricing. – cbmeeks Sep 12 '18 at 12:19
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These might not qualify as authoritative, but they do claim to be based on the original X68000 catalogs (over a few years):

Two adverts show pricing information:

  • That isn’t true. 370,000 yen back in March 1987 was about $2,500 according to this website: poundsterlinglive.com/bank-of-england-spot/… That is roughly equivalent to $5,500 in today’s dollar. – Eduardo Mello Nov 10 at 3:11
  • Thanks for the correction, I’ve updated my answer. Would you mind updating the wiki page? That’s where the information came from. – Stephen Kitt Nov 10 at 11:42

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