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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby Elminster » Thu May 25, 2017 9:30 am

I guess the more people you get the lower the price and then ever more people and ever less price and more people .....

Has anyone dropped Mark @ Retroclinic a mail? I should think if anyone want to buy quite a few drives it would be him, and that would bring the price down for all of us as well.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:37 pm

If anyone is looking for a case and PSU for one of these I may be able to help. I recently happened across an untested Opus Challenger 3 which I obviously hoped would work! The RAM discs work fine based on some basic tests - loading and saving to them (it's a 512K version) but the disc drive just makes a whirring noise and does nothing.
On the assumption you can put one of these new drives in the Opus (I can't see why not - the Opus drive is a double sided double density disc drive) then it may be of value to someone? Not only a cool case (in reasonably good condition - I can add photos) but you also get the bonus of 2 time 256k ram discs and Page still set to &E00 as Opus dos on these uses a tiny amount of the RAM disc for its workspace.
If anyone is interested PM me. I paid £39 for it and would be happy to send it on at that plus p&p (not sure how heavy it is and therefore how much that would be).
I also have an original Opus Challenger 3 box I can put it in. It's not brilliant but may add some value to a collector of such things?

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby bagpuss22 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:29 pm

Yes please, I would be interested on one too! :)

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby flynnjs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:55 am

Alway nice to resurrect an old thread :)

A large part of the price I originally came up with was to cover the bulk shipping to me
and I've been holding off putting these on the webshop whilst I came up with an alternative.
I now have a way of getting these to me at much lower cost so I'm going to put these up
on the shop as soon as I've worked out the new cost. I expect them to come down in price
by about £10 from 60 to 50 (excl UK postage). This assume the supplier will still give me
the same bulk discount we agreed on, he may not.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby Whopper » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:28 pm

Yes please.

Count me in for two.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby flynnjs » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:00 pm

These are now listed on my shop too.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby matt_nottm » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:59 pm

Thanks for making these available, now I have something likely to last for a wee while!

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby VincentVega » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:30 pm

Hmm, the shop only shows one left already. And I wanted two. Curses!

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Wow! There was seven before I placed my order earlier...

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Postby flynnjs » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:11 pm

Can I have a "show of hands" to see who else would like one?
I'm not sure how many more I can carriage but I'd like to get
these to people who would like them.


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