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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby paulv » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:00 am

sirmorris wrote:I ... just... can't.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-compu ... SwhIFZiN4p


They have an Apple too... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-apple-computer/182707654975

Could be worse... Here's a pretty (b)eaten up vintage apple

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby JonC » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:43 pm

paulv wrote:
sirmorris wrote:I ... just... can't.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-compu ... SwhIFZiN4p


They have an Apple too... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-apple-computer/182707654975

Could be worse... Here's a pretty (b)eaten up vintage apple

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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At least you won't need to retrobrite due to yellowing! :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby jonb » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:45 am

A TI 990: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122634015636 which went for £477 with no disks, manuals and not working. Fair do's though, it was bid up to that price from £50.

A broken and beaten up Superbrain with a BOC badge: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292217224324
This one I do object to because the seller has copied the price asked by Our Motorcycling Friend, near enough. This is a relisting - the first listing had a copy of the other's description, even going on about the LOPT "springing into life", despite the fact it is obvious the seller knows zero about it (and backed up by further correspondence). So I sent a message pointing out that it would never sell for that much money and even offering help to diagnose the problem that afflicts it (which I did, in the best tradition of StarDot). It's a shame the seller hasn't seen sense on the price... but I haven't offered to buy it as I have errm.. five of them in the house at the moment. Admittedly I only own one of them, but if there is serious intent to sell, they'd best revisit the price.

A TRS-80 Model II, broken and missing its keyboard, but with a daisywheel printer and triple disk drive unit: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162512618367
£400, crazy money. Yes, they are reasonably scarce, but you'd expect it to be complete and working for even half that price!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:16 pm

Has anyone been following the 'Brand New & Sealed Ultimate' games auctions?

One of the Spectrum games went for £311!

http://m.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-SEALED- ... Ciid%253A1
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby topcat96 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:26 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:Has anyone been following the 'Brand New & Sealed Ultimate' games auctions?


That looks more like a home cellophane wrap attempt than a professional job IMHO.

EDIT: I don't recall ever having gold tape around any of my Ultimate games when purchased back in the 80's. They were all sealed in a thin shrink wrap that you just ripped off and discarded.

Suspicious ...
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:07 pm

It's a pretty brazen bit of fraud if that is the case! Loads were sold for quite a lot of money in total.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:33 pm

Shrink wrap plastic means nothing these days, as it's not that expensive to get it done.

So it's anyone’s guess if the plastic wrap is original or not....

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby paulv » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:28 pm

You can kind of tell if the cellophane shrink wrap is original or not because it actually gets scratched and damaged over the years and goes dull. But that depends on how it's been stored and whether it's been handled much in the meantime.

Outside of that, the only thing cellophane is good for is that "opening a present" feeling as you tear it off an discard it, fully intending to use the vintage/retro item encased within. Well, maybe that's just me...

The fact that people pay premiums for cardboard, poly's and cellophane though is still somewhat of a mystery to me. Yes, they add value to a collector but often a boxed version of an item sells for many, many multiples more than an unboxed version as witnessed with these sales...

A boxed and sealed item is essentially completely untested. Could have things missing and is what I would term as being "mystery meat" from my days at Uni where we had a local takeaway with the following choices...

Beef curry
Lamb curry
Chicken curry
Pork curry
Curried Goat
Meat Curry

Given that all the major meat groups were already covered in the list, we used to joke that cats mysteriously disappeared in that area too often... Then, the curry house got shut down by food standards.. Not cats.... rats :-o

Which leads me onto my final observation...

I smell a rat!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:16 am

Egg foo yung and crispy noodle.
No I haven't seen your poodle...
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby jonb » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:26 pm

I nearly fell off my chair!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272814698296

I mean.... really?

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Lardo Boffin » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 pm

Blimey.

It says one of a kind but is serial number 1160 so presumably there are at least another 1159 somewhere?...

"Radionic stands out from other vintage computers because it has sensing and control features enabling the user to essentially create programs which dealt with the world outside such as boiling a kettle, switching on lights and other such tasks (described in the projects manual). "

Can't you do that with a Beeb?
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby 1024MAK » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:21 pm

Or a C64 (with it's user port), plus numerous others using printer and serial ports...

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby jonb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:10 am

Well I think it stands out from other computers because it looks "a bit crap".

:lol:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby sydney » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:11 am

danielj wrote:Ridiculous:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192051517198

d.


If you click on the description it's priced at £299.95
Still way too much though.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby danielj » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:14 am

LoL-tastic.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:29 pm

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vintage-BB ... nav=SEARCH
why £138 +18pp ?? No disc drive & does not work ... #-o :lol:

safer with a RC one & dcenter... 8)
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby geraldholdsworth » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:38 pm

CMcDougall wrote:why £138 +18pp ?? No disc drive & does not work

To be fair, it did start at 99p.
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Re: LOLPRICE

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby jonb » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:20 am

This Commodore 65 (no, not a typo) went for nearly £14,000 from a starting bid of just $1:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222630201237

It is missing a VIC III chip, which can only be obtained from another C65.

I'm going to have to ask - has the market gone completely mad? Or is this another "Apple I" scenario?

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:54 am

The market always goes mad for "rare" computer tech.
Wikipedia wrote:When Commodore International was liquidated in 1994, a number of prototypes were sold on the open market, and thus a few people actually own a Commodore 65. Estimates as to the actual number of machines found on the open market range from 50 to 2000 units.[4]
(link)

Note [4] goes to "Secret Weapons of Commodore: The Commodore 65" at http://www.floodgap.com.
http://www.floodgap.com wrote:Eventual Fate Very interesting story -- the project was eventually canned in 1991 by then-chairman Irving Gould. Despite this, when Commodore was liquidated in 1994, prototypes escaped, eventually sold by U.S. companies Grapevine Group and Software Hut. Motherboards also exist. Estimates for the number that eventually made it to the outside world range from as low as 50 (clearly wrong; serial number 000062 has been independently verified) to as high as 2,000, including complete units, motherboards, etc. A working 65 is the Holy Grail of the Commodore 8-bit world these days. :-)

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:30 pm

On TV today, channel3 ,3:30pm real deal -suntan man Dickinson, a out loft beeb with no box and just Welcome tape manual & dust!
Guy wanted £50, antique dealer only wanted to pay 40, as did not know if worked....

so eBay is no longer LOL Price :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby davidb » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:11 am

CMcDougall wrote:On TV today, channel3 ,3:30pm real deal -suntan man Dickinson, a out loft beeb with no box and just Welcome tape manual & dust!

Do you think Retrobrite would work on Mr Dickinson? :lol:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:06 am

Now that's a real bobby dazzler!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Lardo Boffin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:34 pm

Wow. Zalaga for sale on disc! Oh wait. It’s a copy!

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Game ... Ciid%253A1

With none of the original packaging. :D
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:12 pm

Needs to go back into the filing cabinet!! :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby geraldholdsworth » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:07 am

Presumably he could also lose his Ebay account by selling copied copyright software?

Also noticed shortcuts, on this listing, to a broken Master Compact for £200!!!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mas ... 0005.m1851
Then also look at the other stuff he's selling, and the LOL prices.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Lardo Boffin » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:16 am

Wow! £200 for a disc drive! Nice.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby jonb » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:51 pm

A Master Compact Service manual and he stoll couldn't get it working, tut tut...

All it needs is a BASIC ROM?

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby DutchAcorn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:14 pm

jonb wrote:A Master Compact Service manual and he stoll couldn't get it working, tut tut...

All it needs is a BASIC ROM?

Nah, it probably just needs LANG configured correctly.
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