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Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby WelshWizard on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:49 pm

Atari
Is there any one who could pick up and post these items
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 729124.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 726345.htm

If so I would cover cost, if they were prepared to collect and post.
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby acsi on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:21 pm

I could if pickup can be made during the day.
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby matsondawson on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:53 pm

I could pick up, but just for myself :)
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:54 am

I live in Porirua. On win, someone can PM me, prefer details to be sorted in advance, pickup weekends any time.
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby manuka on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:22 am

I might even be interested in those, the 800xl was my first computer
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby tezza on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:34 am

I was very impressed with the Atari 800XL when I first acquired a disk-based one a few years ago, especially given that it's essentially a repackaged 800, which was released at the end of 1978. In essence then it was old technology for 1983, but the keyboard is good, BASIC fine, disk access fast and the OS very user friendly. Although the C64 has better sound and vision, I would have preferred it over the C-64 in the day. To me the c64 did (and still does) feels kludgy. I'm not a gamer though, and maybe gamers would have a different opinion.

Edit: The fact that the Atari 800XL stacks up well in 1983 shows just how far advanced the 800 was when it was first released!
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby WelshWizard on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:18 am

I have asked about which would be better, day time or weekends, will see what happens. its mainly the drives and the 800XLs I am after.
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby manuka on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:28 am

I remember being a 10 year old and only having a tape drive for it, that was painful. Those memories I didn't cherish.
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:29 am

I remember that, not Atari but CPC, wait 8 minutes for Simpons to load on my green screen, Level 1: paint everything that is purple

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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby Carcenomy on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:20 pm

Haaaaaaaaaahahahaha! I hear that SpidersWeb!

As for the 800XL, is there REALLY that much interest in them? I have one I could live without...?
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Re: Atari on trade me pick up only!!

Postby WelshWizard on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:56 pm

The 800xl is easier to hack, you can go for the 256k upgrade sim to the Newel one or just make a Rambo board and go to 1024k
and the 800XL has a far better keyboard than the crappy I am going to fail 130XE rubbish membrain one.
As for the drives very easy to hack and get them running a a US doubler, Lazer, Happy or even a quad drive, so speed of load is far faster than any C= disk drive which you can go and brew up a pot of tea while you program loads if its Commadore, even the standard 1050 will out perform even the enhanced C= drive. :lol:
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