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Compaq Portable II

Postby caluser2000 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:42 am

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Re: Compaq Portible II

Postby SpidersWeb on Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:29 pm

Awesome, but I have no idea why he thinks it's worth $2,000 reserve.
Also hasn't traded yet :S
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Re: Compaq Portible II

Postby tezza on Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:12 pm

Not a lot of photos either...
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Re: Compaq Portible II

Postby SpidersWeb on Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:12 am

Also those expansion cards are rusty, sounds picky but most of the machines I've had arrive with rust like that on the cards have motherboard problems to go with it. To spend more than around $60 + postage, I'd have to see text on the screen.

The matching bag is impressive though.
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Re: Compaq Portible II

Postby caluser2000 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:18 am

I've asked for pics of the damage and it booted up.

Edit: seems the psu is doa. Also ask for pics of the screen and drive bays.
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Re: Compaq Portable II

Postby Gibsaw on Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:48 am

I couldn't help myself... again...
gibsaw wrote:Q: Les, I applaud you for testing it. It had to be turned on eventually. A fully working Portable II is usually about US$100 on ebay and costs about NZ$100-200 to ship. It is never going to fetch anything near $2k, and not working, even less. Unless you feel like indulging many weeks of relists, I suggest you scratch off a zero or two and let the auction process do it's thing. dsakey (188 ) 10:45 am, Wed 19 Jun
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Re: Compaq Portable II

Postby SpidersWeb on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:05 pm

I keep going back to the auction to check his response :P

I hope he does bring down the price.
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Re: Compaq Portable II

Postby tezza on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:32 pm

Well, he did knock one zero off. Not two though.

Still not what I would pay for a fixer-upper...unless you were really after one of these models specifically.
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Re: Compaq Portable II

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:59 pm

I must admit, unless he removes free shipping, there is a chance I might grab it but I'm still deciding.
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