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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:27 pm

Ebay fraud or just time to sell all my Spectrums?

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-comput ... 2809415245

I have one in a box that looks as good as that.

Having said that...

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINCLAIR-ZX-SP ... 6?NAV=HOME
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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Collectors going for near perfect cardboard boxes maybe?

Having said that, I reckon prices of items like these rise on the approach of Winter...

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Post by vanekp » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:29 pm

LOL

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:59 am

sirbod wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:You mean you dont have one? Shucks. :(
I believe I have several copies of Elite and varying versions. Unfortunately for yourself, I was PM'd seconds after my post with a potential offer to take everything off my hands. I've yet to follow that up beyond acknowledging them, as I've not been home enough to find/photograph everything.

I hope you get more than a tenner for some versions - this one went for £87!

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-MICR ... 3335028331

Did I mention £87? :shock:
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:31 pm

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Post by Boydie » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:12 pm

Doesn’t even include the AA CMOS batteries!

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Post by geraldholdsworth » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:36 pm

flaxcottage wrote:One for the A3000 fans! :lol:
Wow - 400-odd quid for a 1MB ARM2 A3000 with no CMOS battery or hard drive. I wonder how much my 4MB ARM2 A3000 with a solid state 40MB internal drive is worth...


...oh, and it also has a replacement battery!

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:04 pm

Yes, when put like that it makes one wonder. :?:

My A3000 cost £16 and came with an external 20Mb SCSI HDD. I added a 4Mb upgrade for about £15 and a Castle IDE podule for £25. A scrap A3000 bought for £5 from a charity stall provided a serial upgrade, an Econet interface and a replacement lid to the case. A new CMOS battery was about £3.50. The 350Mb HDD was salvaged from an old laptop computer.

So a fully working 4Mb A3000 with 350Mb internal HDD, serial interface, Econet interface, external 20Mb Worra Winnie, mouse and new CMOS battery cost me £64.50. I reckon it should be worth at least £645. :lol:
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Post by cmorley » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:57 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Integrated-C ... SwyXNaM~5F

Wow! These new fangled 4000 series and LS logic chips are pricey items.

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Post by vanekp » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:16 pm

who in there right mind is going to pay 2000 pounds for that?

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Post by crj » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 am

I want a spare BBC B to do some hardware prototyping on, so I don't risk nuking the Master I've had since childhood. Right now, it seems like every BBC Micro on eBay is lolprice. )-8

Still, I guess it'll be an appreciating asset if I somehow avoid frying it...

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Post by danielj » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:24 am

Wait until after Xmas. Prices drop around then. Seriously though, I think the days of easily picking one up for 20 or 30 quid have gone :(

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:32 pm

If this sells at this price I'll be amazed. :shock:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-WO ... Swq4VaN6a6
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Post by jonb » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:42 am

That looks like a pretty esoteric educational program to me.

These days writing games software is like shooting a movie, with a cast of thousands. It's a shame, because the investment is so high that the companies that publish games only produce mass market stuff (just like formulaic Hollywood movies). So the more off beat ideas never see the light of day. Not that I want to play WWW, of course!

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Post by crj » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:26 pm

danielj wrote:Wait until after Xmas. Prices drop around then.
Huh? I wonder why that would be. It's not like people are buying one another BBC Bs for Christmas, nor will people be selling them as unwanted gifts in January!

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Post by danielj » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Strangely they do seem to peak around now... After Xmas people have less money to spend so they don't tend to go as high...


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Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:56 pm

crj wrote:
danielj wrote:Wait until after Xmas. Prices drop around then.
Huh? I wonder why that would be. It's not like people are buying one another BBC Bs for Christmas, nor will people be selling them as unwanted gifts in January!
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Post by JonC » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:16 pm

jonb wrote:That looks like a pretty esoteric educational program to me.

These days writing games software is like shooting a movie, with a cast of thousands. It's a shame, because the investment is so high that the companies that publish games only produce mass market stuff (just like formulaic Hollywood movies). So the more off beat ideas never see the light of day. Not that I want to play WWW, of course!

Have a look at GOG.Com, there's a fair amount of Indie stuff on there. :D
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:43 pm

danielj wrote:Strangely they do seem to peak around now... After Xmas people have less money to spend so they don't tend to go as high...

d.
I think it may also be related to people having more time to browse and think, "I had one of those" / "I wish I had one of those", back in the 1980s, and then bidding on / buying one on eBay.

Then in January, it's back to work.

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Post by CMcDougall » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:52 pm

£30 :shock: :roll: :lol:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electr ... 6016.l4276
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Post by Multiwizard » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:16 am

I should have send in my copy for the competition... :---)

Category: extreme rare Software... :lol:


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Post by ajw99uk » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:50 pm

1024MAK wrote:
danielj wrote:Strangely they do seem to peak around now... After Xmas people have less money to spend so they don't tend to go as high...

d.
I think it may also be related to people having more time to browse and think, "I had one of those" / "I wish I had one of those", back in the 1980s, and then bidding on / buying one on eBay.
And a bit of the "Oh go on, it's Christmas, I'll treat myself to the present nobody else will ever give me" factor nudging people to higher bids than the rest of the year.
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Post by crj » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:55 am

As I've allowed to become apparent, I'm pretty new at this game, but surely this is LOLPRICE? £175 for a Slogger Electron ROM box?

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Post by danielj » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:56 am

It's certainly in the LOL zone! No one's stumped up for it at that price yet (I think it's been there a while) , which gives it extra lol quality. :)

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Post by zeem » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:48 pm

I keep seeing this when I browse vintage computers sorted as nearest first; it's about 25 miles away from me:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Alt- ... 2729331488

Every single time I see it, I'm totally baffled by it. At the time of writing, someone else is selling two for £100.

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:30 pm

Granny's Garden on cassette and no documentation. :shock: :lol:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOXED-GRANNY ... SwkrFaUyDy
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Post by danielj » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:51 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Granny's Garden on cassette and no documentation. :shock: :lol:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOXED-GRANNY ... SwkrFaUyDy
:lol:

I still think Flowers of Crystal is infinitely better :)

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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:52 am

^ [-(
Electron ELITE tape ONLY :shock: for £50+2pp :lol:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELITE-TAPE-A ... Sw9NBaWres
d/l here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5023&start=30#p176665

just leave £10 in nearest charity tin when passing...
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:51 am

CMcDougall wrote:^ [-(
Electron ELITE tape ONLY :shock: for £50+2pp :lol:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELITE-TAPE-A ... Sw9NBaWres
d/l here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5023&start=30#p176665

just leave £10 in nearest charity tin when passing...
Should maybe be in the lol description one as well - ‘complete with case’!
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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:55 pm

An A5000 with a keyboard in a bag for £500! :shock: :shock:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A5000/ ... SwD39aZ3Ax

No mouse, no evidence it works apart from a green power LED. :lol:
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