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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby arjoll on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:48 pm

tezza wrote:That's a good price. I have been promised one by the local Mac hoarder. I'm not sure when I'll actually see it though.

I picked up a few Mac-DB25 serial cables years ago from CDL, must have been a stock clearance - if they're still around they would be at the IT company I used to work for, and Carcenomy knows one of the techs there (Adrian) so might be able to ask. They've recently moved so it may have gotten chucked - the company owner was a shocker for throwing out anything he could get his hands on.

CDL still have the category for Mac Serial Cables, but unfortunately it's empty - http://www.cdlnz.com/index.html?do=CABLES&code=CC250. Any cable you see for $15-25 at say Dick Smith is probably a $2-3 cable from them :)
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby mrad01 on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:04 pm

tezza wrote:That's a good price.

I have been promised one by the local Mac hoarder. I'm not sure when I'll actually see it though.

I see I'm on the CFFA 3000 order list (order 3662) :D
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppl ... Status.php

Who owns the order from Auckland?


That'd be me....!!
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:11 pm

arjoll wrote:
tezza wrote:That's a good price. I have been promised one by the local Mac hoarder. I'm not sure when I'll actually see it though.

I picked up a few Mac-DB25 serial cables years ago from CDL, must have been a stock clearance - if they're still around they would be at the IT company I used to work for, and Carcenomy knows one of the techs there (Adrian) so might be able to ask. They've recently moved so it may have gotten chucked - the company owner was a shocker for throwing out anything he could get his hands on.

CDL still have the category for Mac Serial Cables, but unfortunately it's empty - http://www.cdlnz.com/index.html?do=CABLES&code=CC250. Any cable you see for $15-25 at say Dick Smith is probably a $2-3 cable from them :)

AHHHHHH it all makes sense now! I surely must have met you at some stage, and you'll definitely know Royce. In any case I'll hit Adrian or Tim up next time I'm talking to them, but from the last conversation I had with them finding anything to suit Apples that are beyond seven year old is incredibly difficult.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby arjoll on Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:38 am

Carcenomy wrote:AHHHHHH it all makes sense now! I surely must have met you at some stage, and you'll definitely know Royce.

I met him a couple of times, Dean took over a company I managed after Royce left so I never worked with him.

Carcenomy wrote:In any case I'll hit Adrian or Tim up next time I'm talking to them, but from the last conversation I had with them finding anything to suit Apples that are beyond seven year old is incredibly difficult.

That doesn't surprise me, between the owner wanting to throw useful stuff out and one tech (not Adrian!) wanting to keep every little useless piece of junk there was always a lot of tension! There was definately a box of Mac-related cables that had those in it which I brought in from the previous company, but I'm not sure what happened to them - I do have some stuff that was picked up privately which I took when I left, but given I try to be ethical in all my dealings I left anything that was purchased in or owned by the company.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby arjoll on Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:41 am

Actually when I think about it, at least one Mac serial cable probably stayed with the accounting firm that owned the IT company I originally managed - they still had a Powerbook 180 and a few clients with MYOB on Classic Macs "back then." They're probably gone, but it can't hurt to email the IT manager and see if she knows.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:41 am

mrad01 wrote:
tezza wrote:That's a good price.

I have been promised one by the local Mac hoarder. I'm not sure when I'll actually see it though.

I see I'm on the CFFA 3000 order list (order 3662) :D
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppl ... Status.php

Who owns the order from Auckland?


That'd be me....!!

Cool, we can compare notes when our respective goodies arrive!
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby mrad01 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:38 pm

tezza wrote:
mrad01 wrote:
tezza wrote:That's a good price.

I have been promised one by the local Mac hoarder. I'm not sure when I'll actually see it though.

I see I'm on the CFFA 3000 order list (order 3662) :D
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppl ... Status.php

Who owns the order from Auckland?


That'd be me....!!

Cool, we can compare notes when our respective goodies arrive!


Looks like yours is about to be shipped in the next batch!
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:35 pm

Yes it's on its way.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:58 pm

I now have one of these CFFA3000 cards in my possession. I had an exploratory try out last night.

So far, so good!
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:28 pm

I've now setup my IIGS with the CFFA3000 card. I've got to say I'm very happy with it.

I noted down my impressions in this article.
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blo ... fa3000.htm
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby mrad01 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:06 pm

tezza wrote:Yes it's on its way.


Did your card route through China on its way to you??
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:43 pm

mrad01 wrote:
tezza wrote:Yes it's on its way.


Did your card route through China on its way to you??


Not sure what you mean by that but it arrived via USPS within 10 days of getting a notice it was shipping. Is yours taking a while?
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby mrad01 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:04 pm

tezza wrote:
mrad01 wrote:
tezza wrote:Yes it's on its way.


Did your card route through China on its way to you??


Not sure what you mean by that but it arrived via USPS within 10 days of getting a notice it was shipping. Is yours taking a while?


Yes, it is taking a while - and it is currently sitting in China awaiting clearance. Weird way to go!
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:28 pm

mrad01 wrote:Yes, it is taking a while - and it is currently sitting in China awaiting clearance. Weird way to go!

Strange? I've thrown the box away but I'm sure mine came direct.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby mrad01 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:10 am

tezza wrote:
mrad01 wrote:Yes, it is taking a while - and it is currently sitting in China awaiting clearance. Weird way to go!

Strange? I've thrown the box away but I'm sure mine came direct.


It arrived this morning! Phew.

Courier tracking says it was delivered to China. Oh well....
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