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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Post by flaxcottage » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:10 pm

Screen message looks wrong. Maybe the top line is off the top of the screen? :wink:
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:12 pm

Sweh maybe has it. The listing has been edited by adding and removing pictures and changes to the description.
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Post by leenew » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:29 pm

Yep.
Until it was edited it showed an 8271 DFS but a screen shot of 1770 DFS.
I tipped him off he'd made a boo boo and fair play he has changed it straight away :D
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Post by lurkio » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:28 pm

Another spot-the-mistake: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Compact-BBC-M ... 1473444787

A toughie, this one.

[UPDATE: Auction has been edited. Originally the item for sale was described as a BBC Master Computer when it's actually only the PSU/disc unit.]
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Post by steve3000 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:48 pm

lurkio wrote:Another spot-the-mistake: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Compact-BBC-M ... 1473444787

A toughie, this one.
Wonder if he has the keyboard for that :wink:

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Post by BeebMaster » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:55 pm

Description says return with 7 days

Returns policy says 14 days
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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:11 pm

^missing kettle plug, so less than useless :-k :lol:
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Post by DutchAcorn » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:29 pm

This R260 is also interesting from a "spot the missing parts" viewpoint. Obviously the keyboard and mouse are missing, it is advertised as "used" but is really untested.

It is also robbed of its SCSI card so I don't think the harddisc will do much. Wonder what other parts are missing under the bonnet...
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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:35 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-OPU ... 6016.l4276
OPUS-5802-DUAL-Disc-Drive 51/4"
duel... :^o
my one exactly the same as this does not have a bit cardboard for drive 0/2 :?

christ, now I know just to swap the top drive for a bit cardboard, rather than clean the heads! :lol:
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Post by lurkio » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:24 am

Pseuds Corner wrote:“Drawing on Huhtamo’s (2011) media archaeological framework of tracing ‘alternative histories’, alongside recognition of the materiality and use of each platform, this paper traces the histories of level editors in games created for the BBC Micro primarily focusing on the Repton series (Superior Software, 1985-1990). In doing so these examples will be situated in a wider context of home game creation, software modification and copying within the 1980s focusing primarily on practices within the UK at this time. Whereas current writing about fan practices and user-generated content by players focuses on the online possibilities of creating and sharing, this paper recognises these practices inherent in offline spaces, such as the computer club. Using case studies from magazine articles and reviews the concept of player as producer and the role of user-generated content will be re-examined as a way of exploring another facet of this history.”

http://boundedspaces.com/mapping-on-the ... el-editors
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Post by Zarchos » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:22 am

DutchAcorn wrote:This R260 is also interesting from a "spot the missing parts" viewpoint. Obviously the keyboard and mouse are missing, it is advertised as "used" but is really untested.

It is also robbed of its SCSI card so I don't think the harddisc will do much. Wonder what other parts are missing under the bonnet...
I wonder how the seller can see the hdd led burn ... #-o

100 GBP with posting at the time of writing these lines, it looks expensive to me. :? Unless it's got its 16 Mbytes of RAM OK, to re use for another Rxxx or A540 Archie.

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Post by steve3000 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:39 pm

Zarchos wrote:Unless it's got its 16 Mbytes of RAM OK, to re use for another Rxxx or A540 Archie.
It doesn't. Only 8 Mb, I asked ;)

Expect it'll still go for a good price though, I've not seen an R260/A540 for auction for a long time...

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Post by bughunter » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:22 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331247996753
Saying 'Within the BBC Microcomputer is the de facto reference of BBC Micro internals' is like saying Gray's is the de facto reference of human anatomy. It just is.
I kept it to give me something to swear on if I ever got called to court
If Andy McNab wrote an 8 bit reference manual, it wouldn't be this gory. If Jilly Cooper wrote one, it would be this hot
...the dry, dustless and comfortingly musty perfume evocative of old tech manuals. Yes, it even smells good.

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Post by steve3000 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:37 pm

Zarchos wrote:100 GBP with posting at the time of writing these lines, it looks expensive to me. :? Unless it's got its 16 Mbytes of RAM OK, to re use for another Rxxx or A540 Archie.
Wow, went for over £200 inc. postage... No keyboard, mouse or evidence that it works...

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Post by Zarchos » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:39 pm

steve3000 wrote:
Zarchos wrote:100 GBP with posting at the time of writing these lines, it looks expensive to me. :? Unless it's got its 16 Mbytes of RAM OK, to re use for another Rxxx or A540 Archie.
Wow, went for over £200 inc. postage... No keyboard, mouse or evidence that it works...
That's very expensive for an ACORN R260 sticker :wink:

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Post by RobC » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:45 pm

steve3000 wrote:
Zarchos wrote:100 GBP with posting at the time of writing these lines, it looks expensive to me. :? Unless it's got its 16 Mbytes of RAM OK, to re use for another Rxxx or A540 Archie.
Wow, went for over £200 inc. postage... No keyboard, mouse or evidence that it works...
Crikey! I've been debating whether to list a boxed, complete A540 - think I know the answer now!

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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:48 pm

bughunter wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331247996753
Saying 'Within the BBC Microcomputer is the de facto reference of BBC Micro internals' is like saying Gray's is the de facto reference of human anatomy. It just is.
I kept it to give me something to swear on if I ever got called to court
If Andy McNab wrote an 8 bit reference manual, it wouldn't be this gory. If Jilly Cooper wrote one, it would be this hot
...the dry, dustless and comfortingly musty perfume evocative of old tech manuals. Yes, it even smells good.
Now I am all excited. :lol: I want it! :lol: That advert is so good. :lol: :lol:
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Post by danielj » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:11 pm

:lol:

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:16 pm

Yeah, I just saw that. No keyboard but it looks clean. :lol: :lol:
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Post by hoglet » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:23 pm

Checkout his Ceramic Basin :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ceramic-Basin-/360976202114

There are some classics in his other listings:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?item=3 ... 09&_sop=10

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Post by danielj » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:31 pm

Brilliant :D - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360976177731

Thanks for much mirth whilst I'm copying floppies :D

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Post by SimonSideburns » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:50 pm

I've just asked him if the electronics have suffered water damage :lol:
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Post by padge » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:39 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELITE-T-Shirt ... 35c4daf83d

At first I thought cool tshirt !

Then I looked at the badly photoshopped picture
Maybe not :lol:

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Post by nOmArch » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:02 am

I have one of those and quality wise they are absolutely spot on. The only difference is that the image is a mirror of the official shirt from frontier.
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Post by BeebMaster » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:58 pm

hoglet wrote::shock: :shock: :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Com ... 0977232903
Forgive me for being unforgiving, but how could anyone:

a) be so careless as to use the wrong picture
b) be so lazy as to fail to check the posted item
c) be so indolent as to make the item description SHORTER than the title

AND

d) still have 100% feedback?
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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:46 pm

"Indolent"

Haven't heard that word in a long while. Well done, sir!
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Post by jonb » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:22 pm

Some of his other items have bad photos, too. For example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Welsh-Dresser ... 0975148729

That's not a Welsh dresser, mate! :lol:

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Post by retroclinic » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:31 pm

jonb wrote:Some of his other items have bad photos, too. For example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Welsh-Dresser ... 0975148729

That's not a Welsh dresser, mate! :lol:
Hmm, I'm not convinced. They dress strangely in Wales! :lol:
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Post by george.h » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:24 pm

retroclinic wrote:
jonb wrote:Some of his other items have bad photos, too. For example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Welsh-Dresser ... 0975148729

That's not a Welsh dresser, mate! :lol:
Hmm, I'm not convinced. They dress strangely in Wales! :lol:
You're both blind.... That is not a Welsh dresser! Don't you recognise cricket pads when you see 'em??? :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CRICKET-pads- ... _25wt_1348
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