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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by leenew » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:17 am

Rare disc from Heyley software "The Taroda Scheme"... but £70! :shock:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2933244687
The original disc is MIA so maybe one of our disc collectors like BillC thinks this is worth it?
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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:39 am

Hmmmm! Let's see if it goes . . .

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Post by billcarr2005 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:56 am

daveejhitchins wrote:Hmmmm! Let's see if it goes . . .

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No... but it's relisted. I might take a punt, although it's still expensive enough at starting bid of £30!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by danielj » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:04 am

Is it just me or is it getting really stupid?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2489757580

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:16 am

danielj wrote:Is it just me or is it getting really stupid?
It does look in good nick . . . but still . . . . . . . :shock:

At least I know how to sell my kit, in future!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by flaxcottage » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:23 am

It started at a low price and just went up. Wow! :shock:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by vanekp » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:22 pm

see some bees looking for a good home and some loving attention on flea-bay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Job-lot-of-4 ... 0675.m4236 :wink:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:10 pm

Not sure if this is lol price or lol description:-

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grundy-Newbrai ... 0675.m4236

He says:-

I am selling it as not working, I do not have time to test it...as I have new projects now and I am having a clear out (again!!)

No time to test a £600 computer? More likely it just doesn't work?


I do like the end if his deception, sorry description, where he goes on about clearing out collections to buy new stuff. I was outbid on some very distinct ZX81 stuff by a different eBayer but it almost immediately turned up on his for sale with the same photos. So it looks like buy with one account and then sell under another claiming to be clearing out collections. Bit dubious if you ask me.

Out of curiosity I watched the buyer and seller and this happened a few times.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by jonb » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:34 pm

Odd buy it now prices, too.

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Post by flaxcottage » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:40 pm

I wonder if maniacs and ninjas are related? :twisted:
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Post by Coeus » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:I am selling it as not working, I do not have time to test it...as I have new projects now and I am having a clear out (again!!)

No time to test a £600 computer? More likely it just doesn't work?
I'd be surprised if an "untested" item ever turned out to work. If you were the seller why would you not spend a few minutes testing something and then expect to get a higher price is it was sold as working?

That doesn't mean it is a bad buy if you like fixing things but should be reflected in the price.

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Post by 1024MAK » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:57 am

Surprisingly enough, I have bought items (the last was a ZX81) which were sold as not working / spares / repairs and have found some of them (like the ZX81) to be in working condition. I should say the seller of the ZX81 did not have the Sinclair ZX81 PSU.

But yes, far too often, it does mean "it's broken but I don't want to say that as I want more money for it".

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Post by Kazzie » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:23 pm

Coeus wrote:I'd be surprised if an "untested" item ever turned out to work. If you were the seller why would you not spend a few minutes testing something and then expect to get a higher price is it was sold as working?

That doesn't mean it is a bad buy if you like fixing things but should be reflected in the price.
Sometimes it can be a genuine inability to test. My wife re-bought her childhood micro off eBay, a Dragon32. Unlike the Beeb, it has no LEDs and no built-in speaker to show any signs of life. The default video interface was UHF, but between the digital switchover and modern LCDs not liking old computers' scan rates I'm sure many households don't have the equipment to test (let alone the technical confidence to do so).

An untested Dragon was bought, firm in the knowledge that we'd be willing to take a soldering iron to it if need be. Out of the box, wire it up, and lo and behold it runs first time!

(When buying a Beeb, on the other hand, I specifically wanted something broken, so I could enjoy the challenge of fixing it and save a bit of money at the same time.)
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:15 pm

To be fair to some sellers I’m sure some don’t know how to test these - attic finds and people selling their parents stuff etc. You can often tell from their feedback and other items for sale - if there is no other retro stuff for sale or no retro stuff feedback there is a chance they are genuine. If however like this guy they have a 1000 feedbacks on retro stuff and list it as untested then call me cyncial but it probably isn’t working! :shock:

I refently bought an untested bunch of beeb stuff:-

BBC master - working
Model B - nice condition and working
Model B - a bit rough and just about working
3.5” drive - working
5.25” drive - not working but had a built in PSU which appears to work
Teletext adaptor - don’t know!
Comptetion pro - working
Voltmace joystick - working
Assembly course and tape - tape not working (i think)
A few games - still untested. See my recent photo of my beeb set up for a reason why...

So, mostly working!

But I also bought an Opus double disc drive untested. Not working except for the PSU...
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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:52 pm

For sale:
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Post by topcat96 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:28 pm

1024MAK wrote:For sale:
Note computer is spares or repairs, but believed working when last used...
Here's my gaming room with all my consoles and computers. Over there in the corner is my custom built MAME upright cabinet.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by CMcDougall » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:35 pm

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Micr ... nav=SEARCH

£225 for a broken model B anyone, get in before the other 14 bidders win :?
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by crj » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:10 am

That's more a WTFPRICE than a LOLPRICE, isn't it? Especially as people seem willing to pay. /-8

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Post by Arcadian » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:56 am

Serial no is for a Model A...

There's a shot of the back of the machine but it's quite dark and I can't quite make out whether the rear connectors are present. But if it's an unmodified Model A that would make it rather desirable, even if it requires a little attention to make it 'go'.
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Post by crj » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:20 am

Arcadian wrote:I can't quite make out whether the rear connectors are present.
Good point. Now you mention it the underneath sockets are missing, which seems significant.
But if it's an unmodified Model A that would make it rather desirable
Rather desirable, perhaps. But that desirable?

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Post by Arcadian » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:44 am

Well, yes - they can go for £400-500, especially if they're completely unmolested, which this one may well be.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by danielj » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:40 am

Looks to me like it's only got a cassette connector on the back... The rest aren't even poked through by the looks of it...
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Post by leenew » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:02 am

Has anyone noticed the postage cost?..... £150!!!!
Surely this is an error?!

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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:16 am

Weird, I thought modelA would have rough case and the other keystrip, like my early Issue3

Still, would rather have the Issue1 PCB for £335 :o
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by vanekp » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:29 am

Yes I saw the postage charges they are horrendous.

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Post by Arcadian » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:01 pm

CMcDougall wrote:Weird, I thought modelA would have rough case and the other keystrip, like my early Issue3
I think Acorn were still producing Model A's into 1984, so they can be any issue really ... I remember seeing an unmodified issue 7 'A' once many moons ago, on ebay ...
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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:25 pm

My original model A BITD was an issue 4 board.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by leenew » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:59 pm

So you think beeb collectors have to deal with lolprices?
How about being an Apple Lisa collector? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-APPLE-L ... 0009.m1982

$40,000bids and RESERVE NOT MET :shock:

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Post by crj » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:02 pm

At $1,000 that one's even LOLSHIPPING!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by vanekp » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:05 pm

OMG that's crazy.

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