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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:03 pm

Pernod wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:These titles went for £25+ each!

But the auction is still open and at £16 for the lot.


Finished at £50! What the heck! :shock:
- John

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby 1024MAK » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:03 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Pernod wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:These titles went for £25+ each!

But the auction is still open and at £16 for the lot.


Finished at £50! What the heck! :shock:

That's cheap compared to shrink wrapped Ultimate Play the Game titles for the ZX Spectrum :lol:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:57 pm

A number of cheap educational discs have just appeared, for example:-

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Compu ... Ciid%253A1
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:27 pm

1024MAK wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:
Pernod wrote:But the auction is still open and at £16 for the lot.


Finished at £50! What the heck! :shock:

That's cheap compared to shrink wrapped Ultimate Play the Game titles for the ZX Spectrum :lol:

Mark


Sticking with Sinclair how about a sealed, new unused ZX81?

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX81-V ... Ciid%253A1

I'm sure I have some bags that look like that...
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:Sticking with Sinclair how about a sealed, new unused ZX81?

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX81-V ... Ciid%253A1

I'm sure I have some bags that look like that...

Hmm, did they even have those self-seal bags back then :-k. The manual looks fairly well used, and back then, 13A main plugs were not supplied with most items, including Sinclair computers. So if the ZX81 was "sealed" in a bag (keeping in mind that I don't think Sinclair used sealed bags for computers) and unused, why would you have fitted a mains plug to the PSU...

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby iainjh » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:16 pm

my unused zx81 looks rather different, no uk plug on it for sure. Or a nice modern bag. Or as allround ropey looking!

the WOW gives it away:)

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby lurkio » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:37 pm

Was anyone here the winning bidder on this?:


:?:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:41 pm

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-BBC-Mic ... nav=SEARCH
a beeb with a hard disc, has a Acorn sticker on HDisc & ROM :?
£50 at mo, is this known about BITD :?:
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:24 am

Dodgy Beeb (might be a simple fix - dodgy ROM board?) but with a boxed 6502 coprocessor:-

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Micro ... Ciid%253A2

That's almost rare!
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby jonb » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:41 am

Complete working BBC Domesday system:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263213672285

Opening at £299... what do we think it is actually worth?

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:58 am

Time will tell. Over a grand if it's working :)

d.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:32 am

Somebody has bid now.
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby JimQ » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:39 pm

That's mine, everything that i've been able to test is working after a few repairs to the laserdisc player.

Had an offer of £1200 which i almost accepted, but then had another email from somebody who should know saying it's worth £1500 to £3000 as there are only around 25 working systems left in the world.
I thought it would be sub £1000
Got a recent wedding to pay for so i need to leave it on Ebay.
The new wife is now glad i didn't get rid of all the old computers when she told me to.

The pictures aren't very good, i will take home a decent camera tonight and take some better ones.

Jim


danielj wrote:Time will tell. Over a grand if it's working :)

d.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:37 pm

I'd bid but then I'd be paying for a recent divorce...
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby M Sadler » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:22 am

Check your PM JimQ.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby JimQ » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:02 am

M Sadler wrote:Check your PM JimQ.


Thanks for the PM but i'm too new here for it to let me reply by PM

Will contact you directly.

Jim

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby JimQ » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:27 am

Just for the record, Ebay have removed the listing because i mentioned about not accepting Paypal for collections.

They've not got solution for the scam where somebody pays with Paypal, collects the item and then a few weeks later files a item not received claim.
As they collected it there is no proof it was received by the buyer so Paypal give them their money back !

But Ebay still remove listings where you say you won't take Paypal.

Oh well, they've lost the fees they would have got on it.

Jim

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby martinw » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:44 am

JimQ wrote:Oh well, they've lost the fees they would have got on it.


I'm not sure they would notice ... https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/19/ebay- ... s-results/ :shock:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby M Sadler » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:52 am

Jim check again your email.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flynnjs » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:34 am

JimQ wrote:They've not got solution for the scam where somebody pays with Paypal, collects the item and then a few weeks later files a item not received claim.


I just ask people to log on and mark as received before they leave with the item.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby leenew » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:24 am

Vela data logger ebay item: 272854910953
Lee.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby topcat96 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:11 pm

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:05 pm

An Econet tester and software ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Compute ... SwmeRZ52bl

Could be one to re-engineer.
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby IanS » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:29 pm

flaxcottage wrote:An Econet tester and software ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Compute ... SwmeRZ52bl

Could be one to re-engineer.


It's on my list. I don't have the software, but I do have the hardware.
Beebmaster also has one http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Econet/ETB1.html
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:19 am

Nice to see a circuit made with 'real electronics' and hand-soldered rather than the ubiquitous surface mount stuff of today. :D
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby johnkenyon » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:00 am

IanS wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:An Econet tester and software ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Compute ... SwmeRZ52bl

Could be one to re-engineer.


It's on my list. I don't have the software, but I do have the hardware.
Beebmaster also has one http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Econet/ETB1.html


At first glance, it looks like a clock generator, and two sets of econet terminating circuits. Dunno what the relay does - disconnects the "UUT"/unit under test from the "tester" unit?

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby ajw99uk » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:31 pm

For the ST506 afficionados, ££££ but maybe worth asking if the seller will split the lot?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JOB-LOT-X-10- ... Swy6VZyCXj

    WE ST506 podule (though no sign of any cables)
    two ST255 drives
    two other ST506-type (3.5"), one with Arc mounting brackets (the small ones WE used to provide)
and some IDE kit
    WE IDE podule with 2.5" drive onboard
    WD drive, looks like an IDE ribbon rather than ST506
plus an A310/A440 floppy in a cradle (worth half the price of the lot by itself, according to some pricing methods!)
plus a 5.25" floppy and an Amstrad IDE interface
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:24 pm

A provisional copy of the User Guide?

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Micr ... 2137625814
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Wouter Scholten » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:37 pm

IanS wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:An Econet tester and software ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Compute ... SwmeRZ52bl

Could be one to re-engineer.


It's on my list. I don't have the software, but I do have the hardware.
Beebmaster also has one http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Econet/ETB1.html



I asked him to make copies of the software to put on the web, and his response, after the auction ended (of course), was:

> Sorry it’s now sold

So I replied:
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Waiting to reply until the auction is over then saying 'sorry' for not wanting to do something I asked you, is disingenuous. You could still make the copies for on PC or even BBC disk. Why don't you try this sort of response on more stupid people next time? You don't want to do the effort, fine, just say so, not this bullshit.
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I hate bullshitters, so I won't do business with this person in future should he ever have anything of interest to me.

And in case you wonder: I have no more time for BS in my life, I've seen it all, I've heard it all, people need to learn some manners. I am not going to be friendly to people who tell me BS or give inane responses (also on this forum)...

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 pm

BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc


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