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interesting collection

Postby WelshWizard on Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:05 pm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 154657.htm
maybe not Atari or C= but picture shows some interesting gear that is supposed to work.
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Re: interesting collection

Postby tezza on Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:52 pm

Well the Sanyo MBC 550 is an interesting model. I'm not sure the market would be prepared to pay much though. It surprises me when people sell off things as a bulk lot in this way. Sold as separate items is likey to be a lot more fruitful I would have thought.
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Re: interesting collection

Postby lizardb0y on Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:35 am

It's a bit of an eclectic bunch of stuff. The Sanyos would be interesting, the rest less so.
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Re: interesting collection

Postby WelshWizard on Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:11 pm

tezza wrote:Well the Sanyo MBC 550 is an interesting model. I'm not sure the market would be prepared to pay much though. It surprises me when people sell off things as a bulk lot in this way. Sold as separate items is likey to be a lot more fruitful I would have thought.

I tend to agree on price bit high and as the Macs are non worker it leave only a few items of interest
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Re: interesting collection

Postby YetiSeti on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:55 am

Late to reply as always. Not because I'm slow, but I feel sympathetic to the need to keep threads going.

If you cut through the fluffed out spec descriptions there's less in there than appears, just :
Sanyo MBC-550 (complete system)
Sanyo MBC-500 (complete system)
Olivetii 486 Desktop
Toshiba T5200 386 laptop
2 x non-functioning Macs
National AG500 VHS Recorder

for the paltry $500 opportunistic asking price.

What is interesting is that on another auction ('NEC POWERMATE PORTABLE SX COMPUTER' - http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =435334257) at the time of his auction and around the time bidding was at about $1, pc-components was asking :
Q: Sorry for annoying Question but any chance of shipping to Christchurch? pc-components (491 ) 5:03 pm, Fri 30 Dec
A: That's alright. We'd have to add shipping charges to the winning bid. It weighs over 10 kg (one of the 1st true laptops).


Even more interesting, pc-components, is someone in the PC parts (or components, if you will) business - new and second hand.

So adding 1 and 1 together and coming up with 3, i posit that :
1. The trader has a ton of better stuff, and this is just the junk and clearing up space items
2. Based on his selling prices, the other auction, if got for a buck, would be a good investment proposition to him
3. If you buy these, then in a hundred years time, they could be worth more than all the money there is in the world !

I was going to ask on his auction if he had anything else, but I like to work things out from the facts and come up with my own stories. It's my own brand of Interactive Fiction.
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Re: interesting collection

Postby YetiSeti on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:33 pm

The games are fairly interesting to me. I have a vintage PC game collection, which to me means early 1990s. I don't think I have any PC games that stretch back into the 80s. I'm not sure where they all are, but I've never been able to buy any old PC games.

Does anyone out there have any PC games software pre, say, 1988?
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Re: interesting collection

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:26 pm

I had a family friend with a huge collection of games from that sort of time frame to suit early PCs at one stage, but we're talking ten years ago - he since divorced his wife and fled to Australia, so I strongly doubt they survived the inevitable cleanup of junk he left behind sadly.

Plenty of old stuff is archived out there in the abandonware circles, but it's not the same as legit media really...
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Re: interesting collection

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:45 am

I have a huge collection of DOS games and OS's, just not boxed/disks etc, magical zip files.
Around 200 I think, but not sure how many are pre-88, certainly quite a few would be though.
Elite is one, 1984, and isn't a text based adventure yey.

Something thing I'll probably order from overseas is a boxed copy of Xtree Gold, and things like WIndows/DOS (I see DOS 6.22 on trademe, but don't want 6.22, want earlier)
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Re: interesting collection

Postby Radar on Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:01 pm

I've got a few older PC titles in my collection but this one of my all time pride and joys...

Image

First commercially released game on the IBM PC platform...

The story of how Gordon Letwin wrote it, is a great story...
http://www.filfre.net/2011/07/microsoft-adventure/

I'll see if I can take a few photo's of some of my other early boxed PC games...
None are nearly as old or as cool as this one!
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