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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:44 am

I have a copy of that version of Elite. I shall stick it in a bag and put it for £450!
My memory is pretty hazy but buying a copy of Elite was a big deal and I thought it was shrink wrapped - pretty sure I had to unwrap it in the car on the way home. But not 100% sure. I certainly don’t remember buying any beeb games that came in bags.
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Post by Elminster » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:49 am

I am definetely going to inven a time machine though. And go back and tell my younger self a) keep all the original packaging, b) dont give away Electron, spectrum+2 or those 2 Amiga's (especially the A1200T with the 50Mhz 68060, which would be worth a fortune now).

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Post by Elminster » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:51 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:I have a copy of that version of Elite. I shall stick it in a bag and put it for £450!
My memory is pretty hazy but buying a copy of Elite was a big deal and I thought it was shrink wrapped - pretty sure I had to unwrap it in the car on the way home. But not 100% sure. I certainly don’t remember buying any beeb games that came in bags.
Mind you. If it was not in plastic, then the indivuduals shops may have wrapped it for protection from fingers. And some could have used bags and some shrink wrap. Maybe. Just guessing.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:52 am

I do wonder if some shops added or removed shrink wrap. Or similar protection.

Please let me know once you have sorted the time machine.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:54 am

Elminster wrote:I am definetely going to inven a time machine though. And go back and tell my younger self a) keep all the original packaging, b) dont give away Electron, spectrum+2 or those 2 Amiga's (especially the A1200T with the 50Mhz 68060, which would be worth a fortune now).
I’m with you on that. I deeply regret selling my beeb and Opus Challenger 3. What did the money go on? Absolutely no idea. :cry:
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Post by danielj » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:10 am

Elminster wrote: Not quite what I meant. I meant if games were in plastic they were usually shrink wrapped. Not that all games were shrink wrapped.

I was neitehr agreeing or disagreeing that Elite cam ein plastic, just that if it did it probably wouldnt have been a bag.
No, I realised that - I was just confirming that I didn't think acornsoft shrinkwrapped anything :)

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Post by IanS » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:21 am

Elminster wrote:
danielj wrote:99.9% sure they weren't shrink wrapped.

d.
Not quite what I meant. I meant if games were in plastic they were usually shrink wrapped. Not that all games were shrink wrapped.

I was neitehr agreeing or disagreeing that Elite cam ein plastic, just that if it did it probably wouldnt have been a bag.
I don't think the advert is claiming the bag is original. It claims it's the original seal, which if you look at the picture of the rear of the box, it does have a sticker sealing the box shut. It may or may not be original.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by flaxcottage » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:08 pm

Maybe there was a typing error and it should have said £49.99. :wink:

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Post by billcarr2005 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:09 pm

hoglet wrote:This chap has been shifting quite a lot of stuff recently, most at reasonable to very good prices.
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So possibly a member here?
He certainly frequents the forum.
I have a feeling it's balladof32 (or could be completely wrong!)
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Post by danielj » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:26 pm

IanS wrote: I don't think the advert is claiming the bag is original. It claims it's the original seal, which if you look at the picture of the rear of the box, it does have a sticker sealing the box shut. It may or may not be original.
Didn't spot that :oops: :D - I'm quite prepared to believe it's unused, I just had no recollection of Acornsoft ever sealing their boxes :)

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:45 pm

Here is a suitably priced disc drive to go with it:-

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-1541 ... %7Ciid%3A1

Ok so C64 not beeb but even so...
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Post by Elminster » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:21 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:Here is a suitably priced disc drive to go with it:-

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-1541 ... %7Ciid%3A1

Ok so C64 not beeb but even so...
Definitely need the time machine. Probably make a good movie (reminds me I must go watch Ready Player One). Much eaiser than going back in time and trying to remember lottery numbers or grand national winners. Just head to the late 80's and early 90's and pickup shed loads of 8bit stuff (f)or peanuts.
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Post by richardtoohey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:54 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:Please let me know once you have sorted the time machine.
Sheesh, I've gone back three times now but you keep ignoring me and doing the same things again! :^o

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Coeus » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:07 pm

Elminster wrote:Definitely need the time machine.
As long as it isn't via a crowdfunding service. :lol:

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Post by geraldholdsworth » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:59 am

Coeus wrote:
Elminster wrote:Definitely need the time machine.
As long as it isn't via a crowdfunding service. :lol:
Nah - just use the money that has been saved up for a number of years to build it, then go back in time and start the savings account to pay for building it.
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Post by Prime » Tue May 08, 2018 2:15 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-Ma ... 3591241918

I guess this one's "ULTRA RARE" because it's broken!

Cheers.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Elminster » Tue May 08, 2018 3:59 pm

I must buy to add to my collection of rare but useless components.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by VincentVega » Mon May 28, 2018 11:39 am

I see that "bzsp1" is at it again:

CPC mouse - £150 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P-CPC-Mouse- ... SwHPdalyAS

Acorn mouse - £180 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P-Mouse-for- ... OSwGzxZfTD~

Clares mouse - £150 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P-Clares-Mou ... SweDJalbHQ

Who on earth is going to pay £150 or more for a mouse? There are some NICs and other odds and sods, all with similarly high prices.

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Post by Elminster » Mon May 28, 2018 12:40 pm

Not me.

I would rather get Simon’s mouse interface and a nice modern mouse for 1/4 the price.

But then I gave away all my old kit for free decades ago, so what do I know #-o

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Boydie » Mon May 28, 2018 3:56 pm

Interestingly, he seems to have several versions of the same items for sale, some of which are vaguely sensibly priced and some are extortionate.

The extortionate ones all seem to have a “P” prefix in the item name. Wonder if this stands for what he’s taking?

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lion » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 pm

Two (broken!) 5¼ drives for US$150.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232802739988

They don't seem to include cases either.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by cmorley » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:03 pm

Lion wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Two (broken!) 5¼ drives for US$150.
I've got two broken ones too... the caps leak and corrode the top board. I'll happily let them go for $100 :)

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Commie_User » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:30 pm

Don't forget the $150 shipping from Wisconsin!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Elminster » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Commie_User wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Don't forget the $150 shipping from Wisconsin!
Ship it in country to Lion, when you have shipped enough stuff to him over the next few months. Box it up on mass and ship it. $150 sounds about the price we pay for a standard box to be shipped aorund the world. But they are big boxes, you can get a person in them. Probably two. Perhaps Lion could ship himself as well as the drives for a cheap holiday.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by john_A3000 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 pm

Empty boxes, are where I get my ebay lols.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EMPTY-BOX-IN ... Sw4-VbHnEe

I mean, who the hell is going to pay £35 for that ?
I didn't pay £35 for the whole thing, and my box is perfect, although my console needs a re-cap.
I've seen SNES empty boxes go for £65, which is insane. And SNES empty game boxes regularly go for £30+. I remember when you could get complete SNES consoles, boxed, and with a load of boxed games for less than £50.

A collector would easily spot the different serial numbers between system and box.
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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:15 am

An Electron for £130 :shock: . . . and almost next door one starting at £0.99 :lol:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by flaxcottage » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am

Ah but the cheap one has no leads or PSU. They must be expensive!
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Post by DutchAcorn » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:03 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am
Ah but the cheap one has no leads or PSU. They must be expensive!
Or a box. The box can be more expensive than the computer. See this case where the box is valued at approx. £700...
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by jonb » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:48 am

Sorcerers are genuinely rare, though.. Worth that much? Maybe not.
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