Darn I am temped

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Darn I am temped

Postby WelshWizard on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:30 pm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =465783214
All in original packaging and looks great in the pictures,
But this time I will probably pass.
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Re: Darn I am temped

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:32 pm

Another one, boxed, just appeared on trademe as well. Different seller.

Must be C16 season.
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Re: Darn I am temped

Postby WelshWizard on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:44 pm

The other does not look to be as good a condition,
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =466193284 right hand corner of box has been crushed where as the family pack comes with both boxes for the whole package and appears to be in far better condition.

But found some thing of interest else where
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 371028.htm
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Re: Darn I am temped

Postby SpidersWeb on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:49 pm

Respect the rarity but damn that thing looks nasssttyyyy.
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Re: Darn I am temped

Postby YetiSeti on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:07 pm

I have a couple of loose C16s but the 'Family Pack' titled original boxing is what I've been after for quite a while. I did once buy a C64 one of same boxing but the guy decided it was too much effort to post and pulled out of the trade, then placed negative feedback, right on the day my father passed away eighteen months back. Wasn't a happy chappy (okay, not that they're on the same scale or anything, but people being unreasonable really tug at my strings).

Nothing stands out more about home/family/personal computing than a big box with exactly those words. Pictures (and tv ads) from the 1980s showing family computing really highlight what this era of computing means to me (and is lamentably missed). The example that jumps to mind is the original boxing for the Acorn Electron. There's a low res pic on this link : http://www.petereastwood.net/computers.htm. or Vic 20 : http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/commodore-vic20/index.html

I'll be paying for it now if I win this auction. I was previously going to swap with that trader some Atari 2600 carts to the value of $50 for it but decided to keep my Atari games. I just thought it was a boxed C16 like the other auction. I'm not big on knowing the many different boxings for computers and didn't know there was a 'Family Pack' outer-boxing version. Some people go crazy collecting every C64 or Sega with different boxing.
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