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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Post by Prime » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:33 am

station240 wrote: It gets funnier, in that auction change your country to Australia, then take a look at her other items. LOL OMG postage.
Not just Australia, seems to be anything except UK is £100, having just sent some boards to the Czech Republic I know that the postage cost for such an item is no where near that price.

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Post by jonb » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:24 pm

BBC MICRO PARALLEL CENTRONICS PRINTER CABLE

NOT TESTED BUT I'D BET MY RIGHT NUT THAT IT WORKS JUST FINE

YOU JUST NEED TO TRACK DOWN AN EPSON DOT MATRIX PRINTER
NOW - OR PERHAPS YOU'VE ALREADY STOLEN ONE FROM WORK YEARS AGO
What a prat..

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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:16 pm

Slo wrote:The jeans are £150 to post to australia. Check out the feedback too 1 negative and a german sentence, when you translate it in google -
Verkauft Ware, die er nicht mehr hat uns schickt sogar noch Zahlungsaufforderung
it says -
Sells goods that he no longer has sent us even more demand for payment
thats ace :lol:
Last week (or may have been the week before) there were two negative feedbacks - in the second one, the buyer complained that their payment was not accepted or something along similar lines...
This has gone now, so they must have sorted it out, but I have never heard of a buyer complaining like this before in the feedback comments :lol:

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Post by retroclinic » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:30 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120741620741

:roll: ...just :roll:

Since when did ANY Sinclair computer use 5.25" drives? And look at that awesome photo of the item!

I gotta beleive it!!!!!1!!!!11!!ELEVENTYONE!!1!!
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Post by 1024MAK » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:36 pm

retroclinic wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120741620741

:roll: ...just :roll:

Since when did ANY Sinclair computer use 5.25" drives? And look at that awesome photo of the item!

I gotta beleive it!!!!!1!!!!11!!ELEVENTYONE!!1!!
What else do you use to wedge under your ZX80 / ZX81 and RAM pack to help with the wobble? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by Slo » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:21 am

crikey people are buying pages from magazines too check his feedback. not bad at over £3 a page theres plenty to go round too =D>

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Post by Greybeard » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:29 pm

I reckon that's a great idea (selling ads. from old magazines) ... it harps back to better days when it could be claimed that (for instance) "Everyone Drives Better in a Vauxhall".

Something that's surely been missed by the Neds racing around in their illegal Corsas these days. :(

It's great looking at those 1950's prices too. Of course, the Pound in your Pocket was actually something of value back in those happier times.

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Post by paulv » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:00 am

During a bout of insomnia I found this...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-ACORN-ELE ... 0851929637
the first picture of the one looking really white, thats not it, thats one i found that is exactly the same but um whiter !
OMG :roll: :lol:
acorn electron Users Guide : this looks to be in excellent condition, and smells nice and 80s like !
Man this is one trippy description :lol: :lol:
its like brown its just tarnished, like it lived in a house with smokers, back in the eighties everybody lived in a house with smokers
followed by
This is in near mint condition
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by station240 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:08 am

paulv wrote:During a bout of insomnia I found this...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-ACORN-ELE ... 0851929637
the first picture of the one looking really white, thats not it, thats one i found that is exactly the same but um whiter !
OMG :roll: :lol:
My god, I've getting mad flashbacks to episodes of The Young Ones.
*goes off to look for lentls to cook*

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Post by mjforbes » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:43 am

10 print "buy me now ! "
20 goto line

Not the most original piece of basic but it was a delight to see it scroll up the screen when i typed now
No such variable at line 20
>


If there's anything scrolling up the screen when that program is run, then you're looking at one very (brown) screwed-up Electron ...

Still - £30 ain't bad for one with the original box with outer sleeve, even if it needs a bit of "Retrobriting"...

M
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Post by retroclinic » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:47 pm

mjforbes wrote:
10 print "buy me now ! "
20 goto line

Not the most original piece of basic but it was a delight to see it scroll up the screen when i typed now
No such variable at line 20
>
Nope, you'll actually get:

Mistake at line 10
>


print is in lower case :lol:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Post by Slo » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:58 pm

That picture on the window sill in the last picture looks a bit suss

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Post by paulv » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:43 pm

mjforbes wrote:Still - £30 ain't bad for one with the original box with outer sleeve, even if it needs a bit of "Retrobriting"...
Sadly, it's "Reserve not met" as yet so it won't be £30 by the time it's over...
Slo wrote:That picture on the window sill in the last picture looks a bit suss
:lol: Surely that's part of Acorns family values or whatever the seller is wittering on about :lol:

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Post by Prime » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:34 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/400218894790

Scroll the page down, deffo not a QL, plus it's a bit LOLPRICE too.

Cheers.

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Post by station240 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:45 pm

Prime wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/400218894790

Scroll the page down, deffo not a QL, plus it's a bit LOLPRICE too.
:lol: I saw that one earlier, and it only had one random non QL photo. Now its got a completely new set of random photos. Something odd is happening.

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Post by retroclinic » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:40 am

QUICK!!!!1!!!!11ELEVENTYONE!1!!! RARE ROMS!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280714728104

And even rarer mismatched keyboard and overloaded linear PSU that will overheat from the current draw of the RARE ROMS in tandem with the non-heatsinked video ULA.....
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Post by TopBanana » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:39 am

retroclinic wrote:QUICK!!!!1!!!!11ELEVENTYONE!1!!! RARE ROMS!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280714728104

And even rarer mismatched keyboard and overloaded linear PSU that will overheat from the current draw of the RARE ROMS in tandem with the non-heatsinked video ULA.....
Rare Rom ?

Didn't he win the Grand National back in the 70s ?

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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:08 pm

retroclinic wrote:QUICK!!!!1!!!!11ELEVENTYONE!1!!! RARE ROMS!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280714728104

And even rarer mismatched keyboard and overloaded linear PSU that will overheat from the current draw of the RARE ROMS in tandem with the non-heatsinked video ULA.....
Is it the poor photo, or is the RGB DIN socket missing?

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Post by Slo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:27 pm

Probably :

plug in beeeee beeeeeeeeep
monitor on
connect monitor.......ahhhhh


not been tested recently :lol:

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Post by station240 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:56 am

1024MAK wrote:
retroclinic wrote:QUICK!!!!1!!!!11ELEVENTYONE!1!!! RARE ROMS!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280714728104

And even rarer mismatched keyboard and overloaded linear PSU that will overheat from the current draw of the RARE ROMS in tandem with the non-heatsinked video ULA.....
Is it the poor photo, or is the RGB DIN socket missing?
No its missing. That, the socketed chips in the ram area, the PSU, and the DDFS upgrade make this a definately partially upgraded Model A. Its probably actually a good deal considering what you get.

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Post by martinw » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:22 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BBC-M ... 2eb6b466fe

Not just super rare, super super rare :roll:

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Post by Prime » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:25 pm

martinw wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BBC-M ... 2eb6b466fe

Not just super rare, super super rare :roll:
and LOLPRICE to boot !

Cheers.

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Post by nOmArch » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:39 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-A3010-C ... 2312d98bcd

Apparently it's a computer and keyboard combined!

Looks like a standard Acorn keyboard to me.
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Post by jonb » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:18 pm

martinw wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BBC-M ... 2eb6b466fe

Not just super rare, super super rare :roll:
Crap,too. They look about as ergonomic as a roll of barbed wire...

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Post by jgharston » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 am

nOmArch wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-A3010-C ... 2312d98bcd
Looks like a standard Acorn keyboard to me.
I've sent a Fraudulant Listing report.

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Post by retroclinic » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:03 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110730731422

I've posted it in this thread, but I actually think that's a great description!

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Post by BeebMaster » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:14 pm

I like that, but the trouble is, 3 months after the auction end, the description will have gone! If you look at the first post in this thread, the item isn't there any more. Is there anything we can do to save them?
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Post by Prime » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:56 pm

BeebMaster wrote:I like that, but the trouble is, 3 months after the auction end, the description will have gone! If you look at the first post in this thread, the item isn't there any more. Is there anything we can do to save them?
Cut and paste......

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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:32 pm

Microsoft Windows version 1.0 - it all started here?
eBay Windows 1,0.JPG
eBay Windows 1,0.JPG (23.09 KiB) Viewed 2099 times
... well, it started in Xerox Parc, obviously, and in Bill Gates' desire to have a graphical front end for his DOS cash-cow to match what others were promising or actually delivering. Announced in 1983, it actually shipped in 1986, demanding more resources than promised. (Nothing changes, does it?)

To be honest, it's pretty rubbish. Windows can only tile, not overlap. Half the programs you'd actually want to run can only be run 'full screen' because they do things essential to running quickly. Actually, as it's not particularly pretty, let's just call it rubbish. But Bill had deep pockets, an incredible desire to dominate, and the one Ring to control.. erm, and he had DOS to beat manufacturers over the head with to make sure they bundled Windows on everything. Eventually, a version that sort of worked, Windows 3.0, was released. It still crashed a lot, so Windows 3.1 boasted that there would be no more 'unrecoverable application error's. It was true: they'd been renamed to 'general protection fault's instead. Anyway, much of what you hate about Windows now was there from the start.

Incredibly, version 1.0 was supported by Microsoft until 2001. I've no idea if the 5.25" disks here still read, and you're probably only meant to run them on a Tulip PC but you can amuse your friends and colleagues by showing them this on your desk anyway: it makes a better paperweight than it ever did as an operating system.
retroclinic wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110730731422
I've posted it in this thread, but I actually think that's a great description!
Mark.

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