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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 am

mr-macrisc wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:58 am
flaxcottage wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:28 am
Yes, but that was the Master one complete with manual. Same software, same cartridge, different box.

Not being a games player, I haven't played LISP. Who has the high score? :lol: :twisted:
Think Jonathan woss has high score 🤯😂🤣
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Post by jonb » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 pm

I expect LISP programmers are even more LOLPRICE L@@K ULTRA RARE than this item. As flaxcottage amusingly demonstrates. (Nice one!)

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Prime » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:16 pm

And the award for the most expensive Electon system goes to :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lolprice/254109643297

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Post by mr-macrisc » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:39 pm

Prime wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:16 pm
And the award for the most expensive Electon system goes to :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lolprice/254109643297

Phill.
Went up at 1200 your a little late... Then down to I think 1000 then 849 then the pms 2nd processor was removed and it went to 649... Now a few days later its down to £499

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by bear » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:20 am

re - the LISP cartridge auction
danielj wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:25 am
As I said on FB - I don't think I'd ever seen that "BBC Master" release of it - so that really is rare. The elk one was pretty common back in the day. Not as common as view/viewsheet, but pretty common as it was being sold for pennies.

Who knows though, perhaps it isn't lolprice. It certainly made me raise my eyebrows!
What I noticed is the cartridge label part number in the photo is SCL02/R, which is the same as the Electron cartridge. If I understand correctly the Master part would be SQL02/R. I was interested in it, but that observation made me cautious about bidding as high as the auction went.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by davidb » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:47 am

bear wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:20 am
What I noticed is the cartridge label part number in the photo is SCL02/R, which is the same as the Electron cartridge. If I understand correctly the Master part would be SQL02/R. I was interested in it, but that observation made me cautious about bidding as high as the auction went.
At the same time, I could understand if Acorn didn't bother to produce a separate run of cartridges for the Master. I'm not sure if my brother ever tried his Electron LISP cartridge in a Master back in the day. He thinks he did, but I don't really recall.

So it could be a combination of a Master box and manuals with an Electron cartridge, but maybe that's authentic anyway. I'm not saying that it isn't all original, either.

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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:17 pm

This made me smile: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Ma ... :rk:3:pf:0

Not the price of the item but the comment about postage - "Postage is high due to the required insurance on the shipping ."!!! :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by 1024MAK » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:48 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:17 pm
This made me smile: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Ma ... :rk:3:pf:0

Not the price of the item but the comment about postage - "Postage is high due to the required insurance on the shipping ."!!! :lol:
I think the title is fairly amusing as well...

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Post by jonb » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:36 pm

But it's free postage..?

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Post by vanekp » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:17 pm

LOL Love to see you fit that in an Electron :)
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Post by Hopper » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:32 am

Although I feel this sort of thread is generally in bad taste, I did come across a ebay LOL listing

This joker wants to sell a Cumana disk interface
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-MO ... 4216336528?

Seller thinks he can sell this for close to the price of a new IFEL 1772 interface? haha.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by mr-macrisc » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:31 am

Hopper wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:32 am
Although I feel this sort of thread is generally in bad taste, I did come across a ebay LOL listing

This joker wants to sell a Cumana disk interface
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-MO ... 4216336528?

Seller thinks he can sell this for close to the price of a new IFEL 1772 interface? haha.

Mike
That's retro clinic who sell some very good priced upgrades like £14 for pi zero internal master board and £3 for master batt replacement kit. So I have got to think there is a reason this is high priced (maybe very rare so collectable or hard to find for someone who needs a replacement)

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by cmorley » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:35 am

£20 including postage, all the chips, a manual, tested and with support?! What's wrong with that?

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Post by jonb » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:33 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293024117365

I mean L@@K it powers up, screen works, disks work, fan works.. errr, nope! But at least he's listed as "for parts or not working".

He will never sell it.

:lol:

On the other hand, it appears the Superbrain offered by our motorcycling friend has been sold (for £895).
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Post by z0m8ied0g » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:38 pm

I can't believe what this is going for, are people truly that stupid.
Look at the back parallel port, says battery leakage all over it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-3010-A ... SwAE9cmQNe
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by 0xC0DE » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 am

Brand new Acorn Electron for EUR 1000. For the true collector? :D
How rare is this anyway?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACORN-COMPUTER ... 3684481918
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Post by davidb » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:11 am

0xC0DE wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 am
Brand new Acorn Electron for EUR 1000. For the true collector? :D
How rare is this anyway?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACORN-COMPUTER ... 3684481918
Only for the rarest, ALL CAPS collector, I would think. Were Electrons packaged with all their bits in plastic wrapping like that?

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am

At least the Electron is in nice condition. Unlike this Spectrum which has apparently only ever been out of the box once!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX- ... %7Ciid%3A1

C23FD9DA-830C-497B-85FC-0BC9B978C209.jpeg
Its hard to tell if that is a hair or a scratch between the S / Z keys but the faded logo suggests a fairly hard life.

Apparently £99 is a low opening bid. I guess it would be for a never used speccy as they can go for silly money.
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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:30 pm

davidb wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:11 am
0xC0DE wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 am
Brand new Acorn Electron for EUR 1000. For the true collector? :D
How rare is this anyway?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACORN-COMPUTER ... 3684481918
Only for the rarest, ALL CAPS collector, I would think. Were Electrons packaged with all their bits in plastic wrapping like that?
Not having bought an Elk new, I can’t say for certain. But most plastic products and cables were/are packed in plastic bags to prevent problems caused by polystyrene packaging (especially plasticiser migration).

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Post by jonb » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:23 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
At least the Electron is in nice condition. Unlike this Spectrum which has apparently only ever been out of the box once!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX- ... %7Ciid%3A1


C23FD9DA-830C-497B-85FC-0BC9B978C209.jpeg

Its hard to tell if that is a hair or a scratch between the S / Z keys but the faded logo suggests a fairly hard life.

Apparently £99 is a low opening bid. I guess it would be for a never used speccy as they can go for silly money.
Looks like a hair to me. I did try to report the item (misleading to the max, new my backside!) but the report form does not have the right options. Look at the grime around the plug - I agree it's well used. He doesn't even say if it works...

Caveat emptor!

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Post by SteveBagley » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm

jonb wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Looks like a hair to me. I did try to report the item (misleading to the max, new my backside!) but the report form does not have the right options. Look at the grime around the plug - I agree it's well used. He doesn't even say if it works...

Didn't Spectrum's come without a plug fitted anyway…

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Post by anightin » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:46 pm

For the new owner of the 3010 as spotted above:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-3010-A ... 7675.l2557


Although not the buyer of this one I had a very similar experience last year.

My e-bay purchase of an 'excellent condition, battery removed to prevent damage to the PCB, just hold Del key to boot' A3020 had me busy for a while!

I put a replacement battery in only to find it made no difference. Upon further investigation there were broken/corroded tracks all over the shop.

I got it working in the end but spot all the mods I had to do to get it running again happily. I guess at least I've now created a bond with the machine in some way after coaxing it back into full working order :oops:
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Once bitten...
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Post by jonb » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:03 pm

SteveBagley wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm
jonb wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Looks like a hair to me. I did try to report the item (misleading to the max, new my backside!) but the report form does not have the right options. Look at the grime around the plug - I agree it's well used. He doesn't even say if it works...

Didn't Spectrum's come without a plug fitted anyway…

Steve
Yes, Steve - good point - if unused, it wouldn't have a plug fitted. But of course we know it's well used; wear and tear on the case and manuals makes this obvious. The seller is fraudulent.
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Post by Commie_User » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:57 pm

anightin wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:46 pm

Once bitten...
At least it works. I suppose beggars can't necessarily be choosers these days. I'm amazed enough that as most of these old computers were slung in the skips, with so many others dumped forgotten into lofts to rot, that pretty much any of them can be found working now.

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Post by Commie_User » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:15 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Its hard to tell if that is a hair or a scratch between the S / Z keys but the faded logo suggests a fairly hard life.

Apparently £99 is a low opening bid. I guess it would be for a never used speccy as they can go for silly money.
Another thing to watch for is taking a snapshot and whacking up the contrast in any regular editor. There are no subtle tones in the photo, an obvious giveaway.

Ebay ought to put tips like this in a Readme.

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Post by roland » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:56 pm

OMG .... three Atoms on Ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-A ... SwRW9cogP8

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACORN-ATOM-ISS ... Sw3TFcrO8v

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-RARE-VIN ... Sw6Ghcj4Yk

The second one looks familiar to me .... I saw this only a few days on the Dutch Marktplaats where it was sold for €226.00 I recognise the software and the bag with parts.... And in the brand and model he describes it as a Commodore 64 ](*,)
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Post by Multiwizard » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:10 pm

roland wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:56 pm

The second one looks familiar to me .... I saw this only a few days on the Dutch Marktplaats where it was sold for €226.00 I recognise the software and the bag with parts....
Yep that was the one on MP...


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Post by jonb » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:50 am

The ULTRA RARE one (as I am sure most people know) has been listed for years by "Our Motorcycling Friend".

But is it ultra rare? I suppose if it were a Science of Cambridge MK14 then "ultra rare" might be pertinent, but surely not an Atom.

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:50 pm

There is surely something a bit dubious about this one!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX- ... 5232.l9681

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