Carcenomy wrote:If they're buying everything for all of the cash, might be time to sell off the CPC6128!
tezza wrote:Trade Me. It's either a feast or a famine!
YetiSeti wrote:I can't see me winning anything against berensen. With his shotgun approach to bidding, he sure puts a lot of bucks into his shots.
Gibsaw wrote:YetiSeti wrote:I can't see me winning anything against berensen. With his shotgun approach to bidding, he sure puts a lot of bucks into his shots.
There is no way in hell that Apple IIe is worth $1309. It's not even worth half that. For the amount it's gone for, I would expect it to have at least two pricey "unusual items". The 3.5" with card PLUS something else like a decent RAM expansion or a CPU accelerator or a Z80 card, or an original mockingboard, or a working ProFile, or a CFFA3000 etc... or the 3.5 controller being the hard to find "superdrive" card.
But it's a standard IIe, with a few spares and a 3.5" drive and a collection of mostly copied software. It doesn't even have a super serial. $150 + anything that adds value. Maybe Another $50-$100 for the nice matching monitor. Another $200 because of the matched 3.5" controller and drive together, but it's not the superdrive card, so no more than that.
- The spares are nice, but not difficult to obtain. (Although a NZ power supply usually means cannibalising a machine.)
- Most of the large software collection isn't original disks and is pretty much all downloadable, so not worth any more than the media it's on.
- The 3.5" drives are a nice to have, but almost nothing comes on that media for the IIe, and only late PRODOS supports it... (which is WHY the "superdrive" cards are rare... and mostly pointless. )
- No super serial
I think berendsen has gotten WELL carried away. Even ronturner's willingness to pay above the odds topped out at $890. The person who amazes me most is "jfsugrue". This person seems to have no history (so probably no experience) buying vintage stuff and wades in at the last minute at and pushes the kit right up to $1299.
A well written ad-blurb, two egotistical bidders and an eager novice and here we are... $1309. "creature1" will be over the moon.
Here's hoping it's the lesson that dents berendsen's finances for a bit and makes him think "whoops. that was too much.".
mrad01 wrote:Featuring our own Tezza, ronturner and berendsen....
YetiSeti wrote:tezza wrote:Trade Me. It's either a feast or a famine!
Three of my enduring wants are listed all at the same time - an acoustic coupler modem, an Apple IIe card for the LC, and a Y2K card. I even wouldn't mind the Acorn 486 card.
ISA Y2K card
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =561893176
It's the first acoustic coupler I've ever seen on trademe outside of that luggable that has one built-in. There's been a few IIe cards, but I've always left them to others. I do like the graphics on the Y2K boxing. It just might be a bad time to be bidding with the very keen bidders at the moment.
I can't see me winning anything against berensen. With his shotgun approach to bidding, he sure puts a lot of bucks into his shots.
mrad01 wrote:Well done Tezza on the Mac 128!!
While it might be a 512 inside, the model number on the outside is all 128
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