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Postby WelshWizard on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:51 am

I was interested in a item on Trade Me
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =460873315
but its pick up only, he won't post , was after the boxed keyboard and two external drives only, if I bid on it , is there any one who would be prepared to collect it and post at my cost.
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Re: Wellington members

Postby SpidersWeb on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:57 am

After buying that 1084S monitor, I must admit I was torn between helping you and bidding lol
But to be honest have too much on my plate as it is and my collection is supposed to be x86.

As long as a weekend pickup (any time) is ok (evenings after 6.30 near Johnsonville/Newlands is fine too) I can pick it up and send it on to you no problem at all - can send it off then PM you the amount/bank details. Can also test before send but doesn't sound like that is necessary.

Just let me know. No offense taken if you want somebody you know better to do it.

Edit: LOL just realised it's the same guy I got the boxed monitor off, so already know his address.
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Re: Wellington members

Postby cjr on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:14 pm

I'm most likely going to bid on it, sorry. :wink:
I only want the external floppies though, could come to an arrangement.
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Re: Wellington members

Postby WelshWizard on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:47 pm

cjr wrote:I'm most likely going to bid on it, sorry. :wink:
I only want the external floppies though, could come to an arrangement.

Not after the brick or the software but interested in the A500 itself I have a PSU for it so depends on what sort of deal
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Re: Wellington members

Postby SpidersWeb on Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:49 pm

There is also this http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 631178.htm
Might be worth asking them when it was last used and if they could power it up. Appears to be in nice condition and boxed.
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Re: Wellington members

Postby WelshWizard on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:12 pm

SpidersWeb wrote:There is also this http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 631178.htm
Might be worth asking them when it was last used and if they could power it up. Appears to be in nice condition and boxed.

Know all about that one :)
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Re: Wellington members

Postby SpidersWeb on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:28 am

There is another tested one in Auckland I beleive, $1 res.
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Re: Wellington members

Postby WelshWizard on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:20 pm

A1200 going up like crasy, not sure about the A500 same seller
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Re: Wellington members

Postby Carcenomy on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:42 pm

Ahhh the 500+, the ugly redhaired stepchild of the A500. They might be considered rare I guess, but there's a reason for that - nobody wanted KS2.0 or the ECS chipset because with the 500, you bought it to play games primarily. And a lot of games wouldn't run on an ECS chipset. Might as well have the lovely little A600 if you want incompatible and running KS2.0, at least then you get an IDE controller too! :lol:
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Re: Wellington members

Postby WelshWizard on Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:52 pm

Carcenomy wrote:Ahhh the 500+, the ugly redhaired stepchild of the A500. They might be considered rare I guess, but there's a reason for that - nobody wanted KS2.0 or the ECS chipset because with the 500, you bought it to play games primarily. And a lot of games wouldn't run on an ECS chipset. Might as well have the lovely little A600 if you want incompatible and running KS2.0, at least then you get an IDE controller too! :lol:

check out
http://www.networkliquidators.com/defin ... -amiga.asp
{The A500+ was released in several markets (including many European countries), but was never sold officially in the U.S.[2]

Although officially introduced in 1992, some A500+ units had already been sold (masquerading as A500 models, and with no prior announcement) during late 1991. It has been speculated that Commodore had already sold out the remaining stocks of A500s, before the run up to the profitable Christmas sales period. In order to make enough A500s before Christmas, Commodore used stocks of the new 8A revision motherboards destined for the A500+. Many users were unaware that they were purchasing anything other than a standard A500. Although the A500+ was an improvement to the A500, it was minor, making it the shortest lived Amiga model. It was discontinued and replaced by the Amiga 600 in summer 1992.

Commodore created the A500+ for a couple of reasons. The first was cost reduction; minor changes were made to the motherboard to make it cheaper to produce. It was also so that Commodore could introduce the new version of the Amiga Operating system, 2.04.

Due to the new Kickstart, quite a few popular games (such as SWIV, Treasure Island Dizzy and Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge) failed to work on the A500+, and a lot of people took them back to dealers demanding an original Kickstart 1.3 A500. This problem was solved by third-parties who produced Kickstart ROM switching boards, that could allow the A500+ to be downgraded to Kickstart 1.2 or 1.3. It also encouraged game developers into better programming habits, something that was essential as when the A500+ was launched, Commodore already had plans for the introduction of the next-generation A1200 computer. }
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Re: Wellington members

Postby cjr on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:18 pm

WelshWizard wrote:
cjr wrote:I'm most likely going to bid on it, sorry. :wink:
I only want the external floppies though, could come to an arrangement.

Not after the brick or the software but interested in the A500 itself I have a PSU for it so depends on what sort of deal


seems like the seller has found another a500 and will give it to the winner, so how about a working one for the cost of shipping? :)
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Re: Wellington members

Postby WelshWizard on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:31 pm

sounds good to me, Just let me know how much.


At the moment I am waiting info to collect the Amiga Software from the Auckland club library , once I have it will be packaging it up into post able parcels and any one on here who want a parcel will be able to get one or possibly more than one for the cost of postage, I will just weight them to a postal limit and wrap them up, so it will be pot luck as to what you get, hope fully those who get will not just use the disk but try to preserve some of the program that will be on them.
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Re: Wellington members

Postby cjr on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:52 pm

looks like Vic20 wants it more than I do.. will be interesting to see where it closes
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Re: Wellington members

Postby VIC on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:57 pm

Hmmm I decided to show some restraint for a change. I stopped bidding when you showed up. Seems deanarm wanted it more though.
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Re: Wellington members

Postby cjr on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:09 pm

yeah, I had a last-minute binge with thoughts of reselling all the bits I didn't want but his autobid was still going and it all seemed like too much work.

Anyone got a spare external floppy? (that's all I really wanted ;-) )
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