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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by shakesc » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:40 pm

Well watching an A3010 on ebay
There are 2 bidders with 0 feedback pushing the price up
Doesn't feel legit
I don't mind loosing to genuine bidders , this just feels wrong

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:02 pm

shakesc wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Well watching an A3010 on ebay
There are 2 bidders with 0 feedback pushing the price up
Doesn't feel legit
I don't mind loosing to genuine bidders , this just feels wrong
Thats worked to my advantage a few times. So long as you only bid what you are willing to pay and don’t get carried away with it the 0 feedback bids are often cancelled meaning you either automatically win or get offered a second chance buy it now at your bid price.

I’ve not worked out why people bid with no intention of paying yet. Boredom? Hoping to push others into bidding higher?
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:41 pm

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by cmorley » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:39 pm

What are the cards in the box?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-JO ... 1438.l2649

One says "Acorn 80x25vdu" on the silkscreen.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by VectorEyes » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:24 pm

cmorley wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:39 pm
What are the cards in the box?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-JO ... 1438.l2649

One says "Acorn 80x25vdu" on the silkscreen.
So tempting! ... but I bought a whole bunch of Beeb stuff a few weeks ago, I'm not sure I can justify getting any more!

EDIT: And what's that blue keyboard?
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by RobC » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:49 pm

VectorEyes wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:24 pm
cmorley wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:39 pm
What are the cards in the box?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-JO ... 1438.l2649

One says "Acorn 80x25vdu" on the silkscreen.
So tempting! ... but I bought a whole bunch of Beeb stuff a few weeks ago, I'm not sure I can justify getting any more!

EDIT: And what's that blue keyboard?
Hmm - not too far from me and I have to go that way early next week. Think it's probably worth a bid :)

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by marcusjambler » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Yeah I spotted that pile too... But alas its too far

This is also very interesting :
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Myford-ML10- ... 1431.l2649

:D

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by 1024MAK » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:28 pm

RobC wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:49 pm
VectorEyes wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:24 pm
cmorley wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:39 pm
What are the cards in the box?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-JO ... 1438.l2649

One says "Acorn 80x25vdu" on the silkscreen.
So tempting! ... but I bought a whole bunch of Beeb stuff a few weeks ago, I'm not sure I can justify getting any more!

EDIT: And what's that blue keyboard?
Hmm - not too far from me and I have to go that way early next week. Think it's probably worth a bid :)
That's only about 16 miles from me.

I suspect the blue keyboard may be a ZX80 or ZX81.

I can't see much in the way of markings on most of the Vero cards, so they may be DIY produced.

Rob, if you are going to bid, let me know and I will not bid against you.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by jonb » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:08 am

Hey Mark, do you think those cards are Acorn System cards?

If so you might be able to use the 8x25 card with the EuroBEEB?

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Boydie » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:17 am

The 80x25 definitely is a System card. Don’t know enough about the eurobeeb to say if it’s compatible, but it may work in an atom - the expansion connector is the same, and System Econet and DOS boards certainly worked.

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Post by jonb » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:50 am

EuroBeeb uses the AcornBus as it is derived from the System 1 (or2, 3 not sure). Card would be electrically compatible - but may need some ROM hack on the processor card to support it - I doubt it, though!

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 am

Sounds like a working beeb in need of a PSU overhaul?

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Comp ... %7Ciid%3A1

£60 with disc drive.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by marcusjambler » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 pm

Re-listed
What are the cards in the box?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-JO ... 1438.l2649

One says "Acorn 80x25vdu" on the silkscreen.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by z0m8ied0g » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 pm

marcusjambler wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Re-listed
What are the cards in the box?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-JO ... 1438.l2649

One says "Acorn 80x25vdu" on the silkscreen.

What the hell, I was the high bidder with 4 minutes to go then its just dissapeared without trace.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by marcusjambler » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:07 pm

What the hell, I was the high bidder with 4 minutes to go then its just dissapeared without trace.
'They' blame rogue ebay users....
But sometimes I get the feeling the seller pulls the auction at the last minute if the price is too low...

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by z0m8ied0g » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:34 pm

marcusjambler wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:07 pm
What the hell, I was the high bidder with 4 minutes to go then its just dissapeared without trace.
'They' blame rogue ebay users....
But sometimes I get the feeling the seller pulls the auction at the last minute if the price is too low...
Its totally disappeared from any history, normally it tells you its been pulled or something but the entire listing has disappeared as if it never existed. Weird. The problem then is you can't even see the bid history to check if you are being ripped off.
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by marcusjambler » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:41 pm

Its totally disappeared from any history, normally it tells you its been pulled or something but the entire listing has disappeared as if it never existed.
I have also been the victim of this several times recently... only to see them pop back up a few days later.
With a higher price :roll:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:13 pm

Maybe a complaint was made and eBay took the listing down. That normally leaves no record of the listing on the public site.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by danielj » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:44 pm

If you email ebay customer service or do a live chat, they can tell you what happened.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by bear » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:27 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archim ... 2360094696

I don't need another A310 but I'd consider bidding quite a bit on this one to have a closer look at that Welcome Disc at the bottom of the last photo. I have a hunch it could be the Arthur 0.30 Welcome Disc (with the Podule Manager module and PodZap utility missing from the Arthur 1.20 Welcome Disc) I've been looking for for years. But I don't fancy my odds of convincing the seller to ship it all to me on the west coast of the USA, or to split that disc out specifically.

I wonder if somebody here is interested enough to win this, and if so, would you drop me a PM about that Welcome Disc when you receive it? I'd even consider paying a small bounty for the part number off it (and potentially a larger one for a copy if it's the one I'm looking for).

Thanks!
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by hoglet » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:16 am

bear wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:27 pm
I wonder if somebody here is interested enough to win this, and if so, would you drop me a PM about that Welcome Disc when you receive it? I'd even consider paying a small bounty for the part number off it (and potentially a larger one for a copy if it's the one I'm looking for).
Why not ask the vendor for the part number?

I have an identical looking disc which came with my Brother's Archimedes A310 (I think he got it for Christmas in 1987). The part number on it is 0277,020.

Are you sure the version you are looking for has a different part number?

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by bear » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am

hoglet wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:16 am
I have an identical looking disc which came with my Brother's Archimedes A310 (I think he got it for Christmas in 1987). The part number on it is 0277,020.
Without the Archimedes logo? I have a couple copies of the Arthur 1.20 Welcome Disc, all 0277,020 with the Archimedes logo.

I'm not exactly counting on the 0.30 disc to have a specific appearance, but as circumstantial evidence goes, there being two different Welcome Discs with this A310 presents some odds (however small) that they have different contents and that one may be for 0.30.
hoglet wrote:
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Are you sure the version you are looking for has a different part number?
No.

I guess it's 0277,010. But it's only a guess. Honestly it doesn't matter to me what it looks like or what the part number is, as long as it's got the 0.30 Podule Manager module and PodZap utility on it.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by hoglet » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:47 am

bear wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am
Without the Archimedes logo? I have a couple copies of the Arthur 1.20 Welcome Disc, all 0277,020 with the Archimedes logo.

I'm not exactly counting on the 0.30 disc to have a specific appearance, but as circumstantial evidence goes, there being two different Welcome Discs with this A310 presents some odds (however small) that they have different contents and that one may be for 0.30.
Ah, I missed the fact there were two different Welcome discs in that image. Mine does have the logo, so I guess it's the later one. There's also no sign of the Podule Manager module or PodZap on the disc.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:44 pm

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by jonb » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:05 pm

Is that a LOLPRICE I see?

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by RobC » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:36 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Interesting coprocessor!

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-A ... %7Ciid%3A1
I have the Elk version of that but have never been able to get it to work properly!

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by bear » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:50 pm

hoglet wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:16 am
Why not ask the vendor for the part number?

I have an identical looking disc which came with my Brother's Archimedes A310 (I think he got it for Christmas in 1987). The part number on it is 0277,020.
Well... I did. They're 0277,020 and 0276,020. The seller also agreed to ship to me in the US. So I guess all I have to do now is win.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by sbadger » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:06 pm

Export Beeb UNB09 Unmade kit

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VERY-RARE-MO ... 2367217557

Bit rich for me, but interesting and just superb condition.

Edit, just looked it up on CCH
In late 1984 Acorn moved into the US computer market releasing a fully-upgraded BBC Micro with the model number UNB09. It came with disc, Econet, and speech upgrades as standard and a version of BBC BASIC modified to use American spelling conventions (e.g. COLOR instead of COLOUR).
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by steve3000 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:16 pm

bear wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:50 pm
hoglet wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:16 am
Why not ask the vendor for the part number?

I have an identical looking disc which came with my Brother's Archimedes A310 (I think he got it for Christmas in 1987). The part number on it is 0277,020.
Well... I did. They're 0277,020 and 0276,020. The seller also agreed to ship to me in the US. So I guess all I have to do now is win.
... And did you?

I'm also very interested to know if that disc really is the long list original welcome disc. :)

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Post by bear » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:58 pm

steve3000 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:16 pm
bear wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:50 pm
They're 0277,020 and 0276,020. The seller also agreed to ship to me in the US. So I guess all I have to do now is win.
... And did you?

I'm also very interested to know if that disc really is the long list original welcome disc. :)
I did. I'll post a follow-up if it is.

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