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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by flaxcottage » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:50 pm

John McEnroe had a good phrase to describe this. :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:58 am

eBay have announced that from 3 March 2019, private sellers will get 1,000 free listings per month. Expect to see an avalanche of absurd and LOL listings from then on.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Kazzie » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:57 pm

Joy.

LOL = Loads Of Listings, then. :roll:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by sbadger » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 am

i'm sure it is rare, possibly a bit steep?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VECTREX-3D-I ... 4059822002
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:57 am

sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 am
i'm sure it is rare, possibly a bit steep?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VECTREX-3D-I ... 4059822002
1,000,000 EUR!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by sbadger » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183666032661

it just looks so......@£#&
So many projects, so little time...

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by flaxcottage » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 pm

sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183666032661

it just looks so......@£#&
Was @£#& encrypted on an Enigma machine? Was the plain text naff? :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by sbadger » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:16 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 pm
sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183666032661

it just looks so......@£#&
Was @£#& encrypted on an Enigma machine? Was the plain text naff? :lol:
No, not naff, I remembered this is a family forum! :wink:
So many projects, so little time...

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by flaxcottage » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:34 pm

So, a simple substitution cypher then. :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:53 pm

£999. Wow. I just put a fully refurbished Spectrum on eBay for £50. Maybe I need to add a case and increase the price somewhat?
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by 1024MAK » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:50 am

sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183666032661

it just looks so......@£#&
eBay seller wrote:
  • All electrolytic capacitors were changed for new ones, top quality, bigger capacity, with higher thermal range
  • New ceramic capacitors
  • 47nF capacitors were changed for 1000nF
  • VideoRAM, ROM, Z80 CPU and ULA processor were all inserted in sockets for easy replace/repair/removal
  • VideoRAM 4116 modules changed for newer 5-volts-only type 4416
  • As plenty of known ZX Spectrum problems was caused by the heat radiating from the voltage stabiliser heatsink, the original 7805 stabiliser was replaced by new, upgraded one (Murata Power Solutions, OKI-78SR-5/1.5-W36-C DC-DC converter). This one does not radiates heat at all!
  • As the motherboard is the original “Issue 3” version, the voltage converter has been upgraded to match the newer “Issue 6” version of the board.
  • Original ROM has been exchanged for the newest EPROM version, so there won’t be any trouble with newer type of accessories (like SDcard readers, DivIDE, Beta disk interface etc.) which the original ROM had problems with.
  • New LM1889 – TV video modulator chip.
  • Cinch video output mod – so the ZX Spectrum video can be easily displayed on modern TVs in better quality then over the RF modulator. (Nothing has been changed inside, so returning back to RF modulation is a 2-minutes work if needed – please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oFMaI7nqPU .)
  • The corroded original power connector has been replaced with a new one.
You don’t need to fit top quality, bigger capacity, with higher thermal range electrolytic capacitors if you have fitted a switching regulator/DC-DC converter. The same capacity, normal temperature range capacitors will do just fine...

Unless the existing ones are actually damaged, there is no need to fit new ceramic capacitors...

There is no need to remove working chips and put them in sockets...

47nF capacitors were changed for 1000nF - this is only needed for the four 12V rail decoupling capacitors with the original 4116 DRAM chips. The others don’t need doing.

The 4416 DRAM chips are not much younger than the 4116 DRAM chips :lol:

The original ROM chips were very reliable. And there has never been an official bug fixed ROM... Third party ROMs are not compatible with all games... Some original ROM chips were a bit slow (to tri-state their data outputs) so maybe that’s why he/she/they changed it.

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Post by danielj » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:16 am

The number of "chancer" refurbers is quite disturbing. It's worse in the amiga scene where people seem to offer cap replacement services after having watched an 8mm cinefilm of someone arc welding steel plates on a ship's hull and then going on to invest in a 6" nail with a mains plug attached to it.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Boydie » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:43 am

Oo, plywood and perspex.

Classy!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:38 pm

Boydie wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:43 am
Oo, plywood and perspex.

Classy!
I had this made for my early (fairly) issue one Spectrum:-

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Given that his Spectrum is only worth about one hundred pounds tops that means his case must be worth nine hundred! Mine has museum grade uv resistant anti-reflection glass so it feels like quite the bargain now!
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Post by jms2 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:59 pm

This auction caught my eye, given my interest (much documented on here) in the PMS second processor for the Electron. It's the only one I have ever seen on Ebay. However the BIN price is somewhat startling...!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-ELECTR ... ctupt=true

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Andy1979 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:19 pm

sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183666032661

it just looks so......@£#&
You'd think for £999 they could have found a better solution for mounting it than cable ties!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by topcat96 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:32 pm

Andy1979 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:19 pm
You'd think for £999 they could have found a better solution for mounting it than cable ties!
£50 per cable tie don't you know ... :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lion » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:32 pm

Archimedes keyboard (just the keyboard) - £130.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254124409192

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by IanS » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:49 pm

Lion wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Archimedes keyboard (just the keyboard) - £130.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254124409192
It's a bargain now, it was £140 -https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-KEYBOA ... 4140414268 :D

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by mr-macrisc » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:09 pm

I thought the 1200 one now at 849 was overpriced but this one is marked as untested and no plus 3 psu...

£649 seems a tad optimistic but they have probs seen price of other one =D>

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3131938176

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by Lion » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:40 am

IanS wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:49 pm
It's a bargain now, it was £140 -https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-KEYBOA ... 4140414268 :D
I sent him a note to let him know it was overpriced (and that it's just a keyboard and not a computer), and he called me an idiot and told me that he's sold another one at £160 before.

So good luck to him I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:19 am

mr-macrisc wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:09 pm
I thought the 1200 one now at 849 was overpriced but this one is marked as untested and no plus 3 psu...

£649 seems a tad optimistic but they have probs seen price of other one =D>

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3131938176
My question is: How is he posting a £649.95 (I see knocking off the 5p makes it ever so more attractive :lol: ) piece of kit for £2.95 :shock:

This means I have over £3000 worth of kit, kicking around :lol:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by cmorley » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:42 am

Does seem a bit steep even for an opening offer on a Buy It Now + Offer sale... 25% more than you want for it seems like a good position then negotiate. £650 is a long way to come down from you'd get a nosebleed up there.

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:52 am

Its the postage that always gets me on these. I would never post without full compensation and £3 does not offer that!
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Post by MartinB » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:57 am

Ludicrously Inflated Selling Price

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Post by cmorley » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:02 am

danielj wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:24 am
Wow... Just wow...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3696819507
One sold for £170 in January though so we might wince but is £200 lolprice?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LISP-Boxed-C ... Swm-FcRP8L

Edit: As Daniel pointed out on the Facebook group this is not the same release.
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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by danielj » 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!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Post by flaxcottage » 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:
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Post by mr-macrisc » 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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