Just noticed this on Flea bay

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Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby WelshWizard on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:18 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-Amiga ... 20bf54ab73
seem to remember this on Trademe a week or so back
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 721847.htm
now up for a $100 US start price

its the wording that gets me
A mint Amiga 1200 in original box.

This is from Germany so has a Euro Plug on it.

This unit works fine overall. Brought it from an Amiga collector in Germany, so this is in mint condition.

Comes with power cable only no other cables.

No Mouse, Discs or Manuels.

Can be shipped at buyers cost.
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Re: Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:22 am

yes, that's definitely exactly the one. Pisses me off when I see that happening.

EDIT: Though, thinking about it, it is a German import so I suppose it's fair enough if he wants to sell it internationally.
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Re: Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby WelshWizard on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:29 am

He did not sell it just with drew it on the last listing, I wonder if he allows pickup instead of the $80 US shipping :roll:

though it seems cheap compared to
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boxed-Commodore ... 19cb46e591
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Re: Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:29 am

So when it's locally he wants $250, then puts it on eBay and after conversion it's suddenly worth $130? Guy is pants on head. I woulda damn near been interested, you can never have too many A1200s.
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Re: Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby WelshWizard on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:31 am

What is so special about the A1200 then
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Re: Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:39 am

WelshWizard wrote:What is so special about the A1200 then

The A1200 was pretty much the pinnacle of orignal Amiga hardware - it had a 68020 CPU and the AGA graphics chipset which were huge improvements over older models. There were numerous enhancements available for it, including later 680x0 and PowerPC CPUs, and is a popular choice for Amiga modding. I know several people who have built them into PC tower style cases.

They're a nice machine, but he wants too much for it, especially untested. The fact that he has refused to test it makes me suspicious.
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Re: Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:43 am

lizardb0y wrote:
WelshWizard wrote:What is so special about the A1200 then

The A1200 was pretty much the pinnacle of orignal Amiga hardware - it had a 68020 CPU and the AGA graphics chipset which were huge improvements over older models. There were numerous enhancements available for it, including later 680x0 and PowerPC CPUs, and is a popular choice for Amiga modding. I know several people who have built them into PC tower style cases.

They're a nice machine, but he wants too much for it, especially untested. The fact that he has refused to test it makes me suspicious.

Yeap, the only one-ups from a 1200 in the Classic Amiga world without major modifications are the 4000D and 4000T, neither of which are particularly common any more.

The german adapter is not an excuse, compact Amigas are compact Amigas - any A500 power supply would do (and is beefier than the stock 1200 unit anyway)... he has no excuse whatsoever. Put it this way - I paid $200 in 2000 for my A1200HD40. His is a plain A1200 with no hard drive, a German wog keyboard, likely ROM3.0 and a wrong power adapter, and he wants $250. He's dreaming.
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Re: Just noticed this on Flea bay

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:46 am

Carcenomy wrote:So when it's locally he wants $250, then puts it on eBay and after conversion it's suddenly worth $130?


I notice that he's describing it as "This unit works fine overall" now. I wonder if that means he's tested it now? I suspect not.
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