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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby sweh » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:40 pm

steve3000 wrote:/i]the feet! He's just pulled them off the case and they're up for grabs separately!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tested-BBC-Mi ... 1879175811

...at least he has "tested" them...and I'm sure they worked just fine when they were fitted to the case...

But now they've lost their sticky...
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Postby daveejhitchins » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:12 am

sweh wrote:But now they've lost their sticky...
He probably sell tubes of glue as well :roll:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby RobC » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:32 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
sweh wrote:But now they've lost their sticky...
He probably sell tubes of glue as well :roll:

Dave H :D

You can get 40 new ones (sticky included) for not much more :) :
http://uk.farnell.com/3m/sj5017black/feet-stick-on-pk40/dp/1165078

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:33 am

RobC wrote:
daveejhitchins wrote:
sweh wrote:But now they've lost their sticky...
He probably sell tubes of glue as well :roll:

Dave H :D

You can get 40 new ones (sticky included) for not much more :) :
http://uk.farnell.com/3m/sj5017black/feet-stick-on-pk40/dp/1165078

But they wouldn't be the original vintage L@@K R@RE feet.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:52 pm

This is the very rare BBC Model C especially designed for the myopic.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162181258160

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby richardtoohey » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:57 pm

Arrghhh my eyeballs are bleeding and I can't focus :-&

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby VincentVega » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:55 pm

"Sold as seen". What happens if you can't see it? It could be a packet of frozen peas for all we know.

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Postby lazarusr » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:16 pm

VincentVega wrote:"Sold as seen"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:22 pm

The silly season is truly upon us. Exhibit 1 – the empty box:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191956422896

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Postby bleeper » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:23 am

lazarusr wrote:The silly season is truly upon us. Exhibit 1 – the empty box:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191956422896


Finally! Something to store my Cub monitor in.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby bleeper » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:26 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX-S ... SwbsBXkons

Sinclair Spectrum... in BRAND NEW CONDITION!

A real opportunity to own a piece of history in BRAND NEW and UNUSED condition, as close as 'straight from the factory' condition as it's possible to get without going back in time.


Oh wow! So everything will be mint, untouched, like it just stepped out of a salon... in 1987!

However, the manual has some wear, one corner of the polystyrene has a tiny amount of wear


Oh.

and the outer box edges have edge wear from storage, but everything is still in excellent condition.


Ah.

Still, it's only £495 - I mean, you have to pay up to a grand for an item with an accurate description.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby DutchAcorn » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:47 pm

Electron PSU in a Commodore PSU case. Without the Electron PSU.

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/361737676402
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Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:05 pm

Here's a good one . . .
I've had this since I was a child some 30 years ago and always looked after my things.
The PSU was professionally upgraded internally to output 21v by Comtec in Macclesfield 29 years ago.
One of the photos shows the standard Electron power supply! When I pointed out to the seller that the Voltage may (?) have been changed the Amperage most certainly couldn't have been, in the same package - the reply I received was:
It was modified by professionals who know exactly what they're doing.
I've been using it on and off for the past 25 years and had no issues at all, I think that says it all.
Who could argue with that :roll:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby jonb » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:17 pm

It's a nice looking package with the +1 and +3 included though. I'd bid, only I have a +1 with floppy interface already..

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Postby DutchAcorn » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:22 pm

If required I can prove via a test meter that the PSU is putting out the correct 21v :)

My ~19V Elk PSU shows ~23V on a multimeter... I suspect the 21V PSU has been misplaced.
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby danielj » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:28 pm

Or else the poor chap got swizzed... :D

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Postby 1024MAK » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:10 pm

He appears not to believe what he has been told, instead relying on his own experience and what the repair / upgrade company apparently told him. Or maybe he does not care.

Measuring electrical properties does require that you know about the test equipment used and the device under test. So that you understand what the test equipment is telling you. It's not always as simple as just reading the numbers off the display.

Small transformers (which is all that the Acorn Election "power supply unit" is) have poor regulation (around 15% to 20% or higher). Meaning that with no load, the measured voltage will be around 15% to 20% more than the voltage at it's full rated current.

So 20% of 19V is 3.8V, giving 22.8V. In practice the actual mains voltage will have an small effect as well.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:49 pm

- John

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby leenew » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:54 pm

I am speechless John :-s
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Postby Lardo Boffin » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:35 pm

VincentVega wrote:A very rare Acorn IBM computer:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-IBM-/16 ... SwnHZYQFH-



I see why that is a lol description - it should be 'I have an Acorn IBM' not 'I have a Acorn IBM'. School boy error.
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby jonb » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:53 am

It's in very good nick, though..

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Lardo Boffin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:18 pm

Ok so this is probably a little off topic even for off topic but:-

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Vintage-Ori ... Ciid%253A1

'New vintage Oric'?
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby jonb » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:21 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:Ok so this is probably a little off topic even for off topic but:-

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Vintage-Ori ... Ciid%253A1

'New vintage Oric'?


Horrid things :lol:

Atmos, or nothing, I say. Got to have a half decent keyboard and the Atmos pretty much nailed it for a cheap computer.

I used to sell Oric 1s along with all the other 8 bitters. Well, I say "sell" - maybe that should be "attempt to sell". The kids back then wanted Speccys and Beebs. Actually, mostly Speccys as few could afford the £400 Beeb. They did come and slather (in droves) over it and its SSSD disk drive, though!

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Postby Lardo Boffin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:53 am

Ultra rare vintage : -

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-ACORN-COMPU ... Ciid%253A1

It's a very old machine and sadly is in average condition, in particular the underside is missing its cover, which I have shown clearly in the pictures. Also there's some discolouration and scratches, but this is such a rare piece, for a collector, you'll be lucky to find one at all!
The manuals and games show age related signs of wear too.

Again, these are so rare, you won't find many others anywhere.
Very rare, sought after and collectable.


I'm not sure but I think he thinks this is rare? To be fair it is the first one I have seen with Shrek ears.
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby JonC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:15 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:...snip... To be fair it is the first one I have seen with Shrek ears.


:lol:


Got to love the hinge brackets stuck to the top!
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:50 pm

Weird eBay Trader wrote:in particular the underside is missing its cover, which I have shown clearly in the pictures.


WTF? Does he think that there should be a cover over the recess where the IDC connectors are?

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Lardo Boffin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:47 pm

lazarusr wrote:
Weird eBay Trader wrote:in particular the underside is missing its cover, which I have shown clearly in the pictures.


WTF? Does he think that there should be a cover over the recess where the IDC connectors are?


Funny. He knows how 'rare' it is but nothing else about it.
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Postby lazarusr » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:30 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
lazarusr wrote:
Weird eBay Trader wrote:in particular the underside is missing its cover, which I have shown clearly in the pictures.


WTF? Does he think that there should be a cover over the recess where the IDC connectors are?


Funny. He knows how 'rare' it is but nothing else about it.


Oh. I understand now. It is indeed very rare. It's the exceptionally rare variant of the Model B that had the underside cover - albeit that cover is now missing.

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Postby geraldholdsworth » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:38 pm

It's unique - it's probably the only one with that serial number. ;-)
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