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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby leenew » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:35 am

I find that these little "mistakes" are where the eBay bargains lay. ....
E.g. someone searching "sinclair computer" would miss it, so maybe it will go quite cheap? :wink:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:38 am

leenew wrote:I find that these little "mistakes" are where the eBay bargains lay. ....
E.g. someone searching "sinclair computer" would miss it, so maybe it will go quite cheap? :wink:
Lee


Who knows ...
Try searching 'Acron' and from time to time you'll be lucky ...

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Prime » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:31 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electro ... 2075123880

Doesn't look like a Plus 3 cart to me :) Though BeebMaster may be interested......

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Wookie » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:00 pm

Prime wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electron-PRES-Plus-3-Disk-Drive-Interface-Cartridge-/172075123880

Doesn't look like a Plus 3 cart to me :)

Yeah I spotted this earlier, but he states in the listing correct photos to be uploaded later, check out his other items it's the same story.
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby poink » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:31 pm

leenew wrote:I find that these little "mistakes" are where the eBay bargains lay.

That's true; although I've noticed eBay's search getting a lot better at finding them - it's in eBay's interest, of course, because higher prices mean higher fees. It only tends to work out where something's misdescribed in a way that people searching for it are likely to have excluded it in their search (eg., Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) getting described as Snow Leopard (10.6))).

Most of the bargains I've seen recently have been at odd times; either (eg., 6 in the morning) or during work hours but not at lunchtime (eg., 1500-1700 on a weekday).

The best source of low prices is simply to be looking at things people don't want right now eg., Sega Master System, Original XBox etc., - not that that does much good with Acorn stuff at the moment.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:00 pm

- John

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby DutchAcorn » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:39 am

It would seem to me that, even for this "low starting price" some essential information is missing: http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Computer-Game-for-ACORN-ELECTRON-RARE-/401069652952 :D
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby danielj » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:32 am

No packaging, no name, lol description and lol-priced...

Well done that seller.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby daveejhitchins » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:56 am

Wow! . . . Whoever knew?

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Wookie » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:56 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:Wow! . . . Whoever knew?

Dave H :D

Been listed quite a few times now, I contacted the seller months ago via ebay and told them it wasn't for an electron, it was for the later archimedes range of machines, guess what never got a reply and they keep relisting it wrongly :roll:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby paulv » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:48 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A3010-Vintage-Computer-/121924604172?#viTabs_0

Computer powers up but shows an error message, as I know very little about computers this might be something that is easy to fix or the computer may just be suitable for parts. Some slight discolouration to the white keys and some minor rusting to the back but overall in very good condition.


Minor rusting on an otherwise good looking A3010 = Major battery leakage on an ARM250 motherboard :(

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:58 pm

I love the photos for this listing.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A3000-m ... SwZ8ZW7sHC

There is some serious fuzzy green stuff here. :lol:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby leenew » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:37 pm

Ha! I love it that he has taken 10 pictures of a power cable! :D
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby JonC » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:27 pm

But will it work with my 1992 Green Morphy Richards Kettle?!?! :shock:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:38 pm

And here we have a super R@RE power cable, only 10368 in stock for FREE next working day delivery!
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:00 am

1024MAK wrote:And here we have a super R@RE power cable, only 10368 in stock for FREE next working day delivery!

Only 10367 left now. Bet get in there quick!

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:11 pm

This must be the ultimate LOL description: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331899167956 (Note: This seller is also selling used underwear :shock: )

This is more LOL photo: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282083954856

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:11 pm

lazarusr wrote:This must be the ultimate LOL description: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331899167956 (Note: This seller is also selling used underwear :shock: )

I wondered what "The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ..." Was on about :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:27 pm

For the LOL generally category: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361634673696

Come to think of it, I have no idea why this came up on one of my standard eBay searches.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby JonC » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:57 pm

lazarusr wrote:For the LOL generally category: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361634673696

Come to think of it, I have no idea why this came up on one of my standard eBay searches.


I like the bit about accepting no responsibility for leakage from an empty bottle! :lol:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:58 am

'The battery was changed before the original one leaked so the motherboard is in excellent condition with no battery leak damage whatsoever. See last picture.'

No battery damage, really ?
So what's the wire for in the last picture ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archime ... Swvg9Xf16A

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:09 am

Zarchos wrote:No battery damage, really ?
So what's the wire for in the last picture ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archime ... Swvg9Xf16A
That's definatly a professional mod . . . Sleeved, with a blob of 'tac' holding the wire down to the board. No offence to anyone, but you don't usually get that from a hobbyist! And there's absolutely no signs of any battery leak!

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:37 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Zarchos wrote:No battery damage, really ?
So what's the wire for in the last picture ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archime ... Swvg9Xf16A
That's definatly a professional mod . . . Sleeved, with a blob of 'tac' holding the wire down to the board. No offence to anyone, but you don't usually get that from a hobbyist! And there's absolutely no signs of any battery leak!

Dave H :D


OK.
So a factory mod ?
But well the battery is also very well soldered, so it could be that the seller is a 'professional' hobbyist ...

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby JonC » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:56 am

Zarchos wrote:
daveejhitchins wrote:
Zarchos wrote:No battery damage, really ?
So what's the wire for in the last picture ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archime ... Swvg9Xf16A
That's definatly a professional mod . . . Sleeved, with a blob of 'tac' holding the wire down to the board. No offence to anyone, but you don't usually get that from a hobbyist! And there's absolutely no signs of any battery leak!

Dave H :D


OK.
So a factory mod ?
But well the battery is also very well soldered, so it could be that the seller is a 'professional' hobbyist ...


Lol, a hobbyist can work and produce to professional standards. Especially if they used to do it for a living. :D
There are a number of people on here who fall into that category!
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:39 pm

JonC wrote:
Zarchos wrote:
daveejhitchins wrote:That's definatly a professional mod . . . Sleeved, with a blob of 'tac' holding the wire down to the board. No offence to anyone, but you don't usually get that from a hobbyist! And there's absolutely no signs of any battery leak!

Dave H :D


OK.
So a factory mod ?
But well the battery is also very well soldered, so it could be that the seller is a 'professional' hobbyist ...


Lol, a hobbyist can work and produce to professional standards. Especially if they used to do it for a living. :D
There are a number of people on here who fall into that category!


Indeed !
You fully understood me ;-)

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby vectorlight » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:59 am

Zarchos wrote:'The battery was changed before the original one leaked so the motherboard is in excellent condition with no battery leak damage whatsoever. See last picture.'

No battery damage, really ?
So what's the wire for in the last picture ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archime ... Swvg9Xf16A


That there A3010 is mine that I'm selling :D The mod is a factory mod, I've seen them many times before on various A3010/A3020's there's nothing sinister going on :shock:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:46 am

vectorlight wrote:
Zarchos wrote:'The battery was changed before the original one leaked so the motherboard is in excellent condition with no battery leak damage whatsoever. See last picture.'

No battery damage, really ?
So what's the wire for in the last picture ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archime ... Swvg9Xf16A


That there A3010 is mine that I'm selling :D The mod is a factory mod, I've seen them many times before on various A3010/A3020's there's nothing sinister going on :shock:


I was ready to bet the seller was a *. member ;-) so ahem this alone justifies the price :D

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby steve3000 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:08 pm


That would have failed my test - it's missing its feet! :roll:

Even more [-X though...the seller has 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...


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