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New TEAC floppy drives

Post by flynnjs » Tue May 23, 2017 8:54 am

Hi list, I was thinking about making some 5.25" DS 80T drives available through group purchase.
These are brand new TEAC FD-55F drives. Obviously if we group up then we can get discount
and the postage drops too.

Anyone interested?

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by daveejhitchins » Tue May 23, 2017 8:55 am

Count me in, please . . .

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by RobC » Tue May 23, 2017 8:58 am

I'd be interested - what sort of price would we be looking at?

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by Zarchos » Tue May 23, 2017 9:07 am

3 units if cheap, please.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by Prime » Tue May 23, 2017 9:32 am

Yeah maybe interested too

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by Elminster » Tue May 23, 2017 9:40 am

Hmm. Maybe if the price is right. I have serveral external drives with dodgy mechs, that could be replaced.. I assume this is drive only and psu and case are to be provides by us.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by danielj » Tue May 23, 2017 9:58 am

Hi Jason,
Yup - consider me interested :)

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by jonb » Tue May 23, 2017 10:34 am

Me too, dependant on price

Are they "new" or "new old stock"?

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue May 23, 2017 11:41 am

Definitely interested if the price is right!
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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by tricky » Tue May 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Tempted

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue May 23, 2017 3:13 pm

Interested at a reasonable price. [-o<
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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by 1024MAK » Tue May 23, 2017 3:38 pm

Yes, I'm interested :wink:

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by flynnjs » Tue May 23, 2017 6:11 pm

I expect these would work out about £60 each given the flurry of interest.
That's a lot better than the one-off price I was looking at this morning!

They're not "cheap" but getting brand new drives isn't easy any more, let
alone non high density capable units. And then HMRC are entitled to their
bit of VAT as they're coming from overseas (included in the figure above).

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by 1024MAK » Tue May 23, 2017 6:34 pm

<very unserious mode> Can't you sneak them past customs/HMRC, Pink Panther style...

https://youtu.be/HhHwnrlZRus
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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by danielj » Tue May 23, 2017 6:45 pm

Assuming coming from the US, there shouldn't be any import duty on the drives, but there will be a big VAT kick to the cajones..

d.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by flynnjs » Tue May 23, 2017 6:59 pm

Indeed. I'll leave it another day to see if we get any more interest.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by pau1ie » Tue May 23, 2017 7:29 pm

I am interested.

Would they be able to read 40 track discs?
Actually a quick google shows retroclinic suggests yes here: viewtopic.php?t=5139#p47462 at least on a 1770 controller which the master has.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by tricky » Tue May 23, 2017 8:01 pm

less tempted, sorry :(

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by flynnjs » Tue May 23, 2017 8:35 pm

pau1ie wrote: Would they be able to read 40 track discs?
Yep, you just need to double-step. You can't repliably write 40T discs as the
head is only half the width.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by topcat96 » Tue May 23, 2017 9:34 pm

Send them as "retro computer hardware - for repair" with a retail value of $10
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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by flynnjs » Tue May 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Elminster wrote:Hmm. Maybe if the price is right. I have serveral external drives with dodgy mechs, that could be replaced.. I assume this is drive only and psu and case are to be provides by us.
Yes, just new bare drive in antistatic bag.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by IanS » Tue May 23, 2017 9:49 pm

Count me in.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by flynnjs » Tue May 23, 2017 10:15 pm

flynnjs wrote:Hi forum, I was thinking about making some 5.25" DS 80T drives available through group purchase.
These are brand new TEAC FD-55F drives. Obviously if we group up then we can get discount
and the postage drops too.

Anyone interested?

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue May 23, 2017 11:03 pm

I'll have to abandon ship on this one sorry! Wouldn't even know where to begin getting a suitable case and PSU.
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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by danielj » Tue May 23, 2017 11:23 pm

You don't need a case and can run it off the beeb!

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by VincentVega » Wed May 24, 2017 9:35 am

Might be interested in a pair, though it depends on the exact price as my employment situation is changing (for the worse) next month.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by flynnjs » Thu May 25, 2017 12:30 am

At the current level of interest (around 10 units) they're going to pretty close to
the £60 mark (including VAT). I'll set up a catalogue item on my webshop at the
weekend.

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by 1024MAK » Thu May 25, 2017 1:12 am

1024MAK wrote:Yes, I'm interested :wink:
I'm actually after 2 drives. I have a dual case with two damaged drives that need replacing.

Mark

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu May 25, 2017 7:55 am

Yes, two for me, please . . .

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Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Post by Prime » Thu May 25, 2017 10:09 am

Likewise I'd take a couple, if for no other reason than I can get them now I may not be able to in the future :)

Cheers.

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