Items of interest May 9th, 2010

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Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby YetiSeti on Sun May 09, 2010 10:17 pm

Colour Genie EG2000 (boxed !)
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Vint ... 255348.htm

Cambridge Z88
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =288939172

Apple IIe Platinum with Lego device
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Vint ... 460174.htm

BBC with Tube
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Vint ... 140853.htm
--> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_(BBC_Micro)

Commodore PC-40 III
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =288201009
well, first time I've seen one outside of the (former) Commodore Computer Museum


Would love the lego thing. Pity it's paired with a Platinum and who know's where it will end up with pricing (beyond my price tag for sure). With all the Lego Mindstorms craze at the moment, I'd love to show up the way they're teaching programming at school with all the wysiwyg drag & drop no code programming, instead using this museum piece.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby tezza on Sun May 09, 2010 10:58 pm

Yes, certainly I'd be bidding on at least three of the above if I already didn't have examples. Maybe I should go for a spare or two :)

They all look pretty tidy and would be great vintage items for whoever gets them.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby matsondawson on Mon May 10, 2010 1:42 pm

I'd be in for 3 of those. I've been waiting for a Z88 for ages, totally awesome machines.
I want the tube off the BBC B too, I think I'll resell the rest if I win once I've taken that.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby YetiSeti on Mon May 10, 2010 11:20 pm

matsondawson wrote:I'd be in for 3 of those. I've been waiting for a Z88 for ages, totally awesome machines.
I want the tube off the BBC B too, I think I'll resell the rest if I win once I've taken that.


well, with some luck, if the bidding doesn't go much higher on the BBC you might be able to sell the computer itself for about the same price at a later date. That Tube sounds pretty rare and interesting. I bought the Acorn Electron recently so won't bid on the BBC. I've been meaning to stick the Plus 1 attachment onto the back of the Acorn with the Plus 3 and see how deep it is compared to a BBC B/Master (probably not a good enough reason really for buying it, but I have had to know).

Already tried a couple of bids on the Z88 but didn't want to go above a hundred. A boxed one on ebay just sold for a tenner, and another equipped one for around 15 quid. Which exchange rates in our favour at the moment, you'd probably get one over here for less. However, NZ being a different market (and easier one to buy from), the Z88's have mostly sold in the past for around the $80-$110 mark I think. They are a great machine and I think one wouldn't go amiss in any vintage computer collection.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby YetiSeti on Tue May 11, 2010 8:50 am

YetiSeti wrote:well, with some luck, if the bidding doesn't go much higher on the BBC you might be able to sell the computer itself for about the same price at a later date. That Tube sounds pretty rare and interesting.


I sit corrected. I guess the Tube was not only rare and interesting, but also valuable.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby tezza on Tue May 11, 2010 12:31 pm

YetiSeti wrote:[I sit corrected. I guess the Tube was not only rare and interesting, but also valuable.


It would seem so! From memory a BBC with drives was sold on Trade me recently for as little as $40. This one's gone way beyond that.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby matsondawson on Tue May 11, 2010 5:13 pm

tezza wrote:
YetiSeti wrote:[I sit corrected. I guess the Tube was not only rare and interesting, but also valuable.


It would seem so! From memory a BBC with drives was sold on Trade me recently for as little as $40. This one's gone way beyond that.


$456 !! it went for $456, I can't believe it.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby tezza on Tue May 11, 2010 10:13 pm

Holy smokes!!
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby YetiSeti on Wed May 12, 2010 9:25 pm

tezza wrote:Holy smokes!!

probably to some nutter who's still using one in a production system and needs this for a spare.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby YetiSeti on Wed May 12, 2010 9:34 pm

and there went the Lego Logo thing I wanted. I was out so just had an auto-bid on, but I would have set it higher if I had known (which of course I could never) no familiar names would bid on it either. I expected someone else of the vintage computer regulars to buy it.

Apple IIe Platinum SOLD $163
Cambridge Z88 SOLD $150
Amstrad PC-20 SOLD $50 (kind of left mention of this off the thread for someone else)
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby tezza on Wed May 12, 2010 10:25 pm

Yes, pretty much the kind of prices I expected, with the exception of the BBC. Interesting to see what the Colour Genie will go for? These aren't common machines, but then again they are not that notable either.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby matsondawson on Thu May 13, 2010 1:34 pm

I forgot about the apple iie :) damn it, would have at least made $250 if i'd remembered
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby YetiSeti on Sun May 16, 2010 10:22 pm

That's insane !

First $456 for the BBC
now $46.50 for the Boxed mint condition Colour Genie (which i doubt I'll ever see another).

I might have paid thrice that if someone had jumped in at the end with the bidding, but I don't like to trounce any people who bid up front. Once again, no one else bid at the end as I anticipated so I may have to revise my bidding ethic, or at least read a book on game theory.

Tezza's astute reservation held with obscurity and insufficient things you can do with such a computer, compared to others supported by a raft of more readily available software and add-ons in auctions.

May gun for the C16 'Family Pack'. 'Home' and 'Family' are pretty important aspects in computing history to take note of.
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Re: Items of interest May 9th, 2010

Postby tezza on Tue May 18, 2010 9:47 pm

Yes. Although I have two of these machines already, had I known the selling price would have been so low, I would have been tempted to put in a bid...essentially just for the box!

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