We always see a number of items on Egadapplesarebecomingtooexpensive or CraigslistofApplesthatareoverpriced that are advertised as "as is", "not tested", "worked when it went into a damp, spider-infested basement in 1997" and things like that.
Invariably, these computers do NOT come with a power supply, which is why they tend to be untested.
So my question is - if you saw something you wanted, but the auction was basically amounting to you rolling the dice - it might work, it might not, no power supply (meaning you now have to spend extra money for something that might not even work) - how much is too much for you to pull the trigger and take the chance?
Keeping this question to computers - would you buy an "untested, as-is Apple IIc // IIe //IIgs" for $100? $50? What's the ceiling here before it becomes too risky for you?