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Title: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 15:54, 05 September 11
Instead of filling up the classified section with individual ebay auctions, It would be better to put them all in this thread.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 22:37, 12 September 11

I recall someone was looking for an original ROM Box


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rombo-8-socket-ROM-board-box-Amstrad-CPC464-664-6128-/300596486485?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item45fcf26155#ht_500wt_1021 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rombo-8-socket-ROM-board-box-Amstrad-CPC464-664-6128-/300596486485?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item45fcf26155#ht_500wt_1021)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:26, 13 September 11
Ah! Got the same one. Nice, sturdy little box!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:28, 13 September 11
Due to the MegaFlash, I now have hundreds of 16K ROMs that I don't need anymore  ;D If any owners of traditional ROMBoards would like some (I can pre-program them with whatever you want), then send me a PM.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:33, 13 September 11
Interesting, today I plugged in my new 664 and it had Parados installed; I was checking to see how on earth I connected the MF accidentally to it :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:45, 13 September 11
Maybe it's inside :P

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 08:40, 14 September 11
No kidding?!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Executioner on 09:05, 14 September 11
No kidding?!

Yeah, I can't remember using stickers like that.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:51, 14 September 11
How neat and tidy :D

I installed 3e ROMs on my Spectrum +3 last night. I didn't label the ROMs, in fact I didn't even bother putting a sticker over the ROM windows :) It's dark enough in there.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 13:12, 14 September 11
Welcome to the +3, the Dark Side of Amstrad xDDDD
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:39, 14 September 11
At least the Spectrum people had the decency to put the ROMs in sockets.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 14:27, 14 September 11
I know  :( maldito señor azucarillos!!!! xDDDD
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 14:46, 14 September 11
I'm actually offering the German version of "Murder On The Atlantic":
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260854031634 (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260854031634)

High detailled photos:
http://cpc-live.com/P1040753.jpg (http://cpc-live.com/P1040753.jpg)
http://cpc-live.com/P1040754.jpg (http://cpc-live.com/P1040754.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: remax on 15:26, 14 September 11
I'm actually offering the German version of "Murder On The Atlantic":
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260854031634 (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260854031634)

High detailled photos:
http://cpc-live.com/P1040753.jpg (http://cpc-live.com/P1040753.jpg)
http://cpc-live.com/P1040754.jpg (http://cpc-live.com/P1040754.jpg)


Any links with "Cruise for a Corpse"? :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Jase on 16:10, 14 September 11
At least the Spectrum people had the decency to put the ROMs in sockets.

Bryce.
On the 664, the dos rom was socketed, making this kind of upgrade real easy...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 17:02, 14 September 11
I had hoped that this thread would be exclusively for ebay auctions, but it has filled up with chatter and devilmarkus' auction may have been overlooked.
@Gryzor, would you split this thread into auctions in one thread and chatter in another please.
Thanks.
@ALL
Expired auctions should be deleted so this thread does not get too long.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:18, 14 September 11
The problem with putting all ebay auctions in one thread is that even a few comments will shift still current auctions back a few pages and they will not be seen. The classifieds Category is already defined as a buy/sell only area, so it might be better to create  a new thread for every interesting[nb]Otherwise we are just an ebay mirror[/nb] auction.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:41, 14 September 11
I tend to agree with Bryce...

And, regarding his comment, I could pull the RSS from ebay.xx and have the system post every single auction :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 17:47, 14 September 11
There are currently 838 auctions classified as amstrad cpc, so we don't need to fill up the site's hard drives with all that clutter.


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 18:17, 14 September 11
There are currently 838 auctions classified as amstrad cpc, so we don't need to fill up the site's hard drives with all that clutter.

Well, IMO it is good that forum users can post their ebay offers here.
Non-users offers can be ignored...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:59, 15 September 11
Still, it's not only for users; it's very useful to post about auctions we think might interest others...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 22:49, 15 September 11
Have a look at what ended earlier today  ;D
It was the same buyer for the three Arnor ROMs below.
For that price he could almost have bought a MegaFlash. Don't You think Bryce ? ?


GBP  10.50 - Prospell Spelling Checker ROM version for Amstrad CPC…
GBP    7.50 - Protext Word Processor ROM version for Amstrad CPC…
GBP  36.35 - MAXAM Z80 dis/assembler, editor ROM for Amstrad CPC…


Different buyers for the following items :


GBP    6.49 - VIDI V2.02 ROMBO ROM chip for Amstrad CPC…
GBP  29.00 - Multiface Two - Romantic Robot - for Amstrad CPC…
GBP102.00 - Rombo 8 socket ROM board/box - Amstrad CPC464/664/6128


That proves that CPC hardware is really valuable. Good news for us that has lots of it  8)


Yours


Terje Grind
NORWAY

PS Bryce, I got the other parcel yesterday. Excellent quality and service as usual ! !
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:32, 16 September 11
Excellent stuff. Were the auctions just for the ROM, or were they mounted on one of those single ROM expansion boards that Arnor used to sell. If they were just the ROM, then he's an idiot, but if they were Single ROMBoards, I can understand it from a collectors point of view.

What use is the Vidi ROM without the associated hardware??

That proves that CPC hardware is really valuable. Good news for us that has lots of it  8)

Or that there are people out there with too much money and no idea of the real value of this stuff?

Bryce.


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 22:40, 16 September 11
GBP  10.50 - Prospell Spelling Checker ROM version for Amstrad CPC…
GBP    7.50 - Protext Word Processor ROM version for Amstrad CPC…
GBP  36.35 - MAXAM Z80 dis/assembler, editor ROM for Amstrad CPC…
It was the standard Arnor package ! ! ! One ROM + manual + box.
It looks like the older type of box. Did probably NOT contain the latest ROM versions.
Protext did also contain the tape.
 
GBP    6.49 - VIDI V2.02 ROMBO ROM chip for Amstrad CPC…
GBP  29.00 - Multiface Two - Romantic Robot - for Amstrad CPC…
GBP102.00 - Rombo 8 socket ROM board/box - Amstrad CPC464/664/6128

VIDI ROM - was only a loose single ROM. Nothing more ! !
Practically useless without the hardware (I think) But on the other hand, the hardware is useless without the disc or the ROM software   
Multiface II - was with manual and outer box (I think)
Rombo 8 socket ROM board box. Unit + 8 page manual. No ROMs.


All of these items was sold as UNTESTED. Seller could not test it, as he had no hardware to test it on ! ! ! A bit risky to use so much money in my opinion ! !
Anyway Bryce, You have more or less killed the market for romboards and real ROMs with the MegaFlash    :o

Back in 2004, I purchased 2 x Rombo Romboxes and 15 ROMs. I bought them for 75 GBP back then  :D


Yours


Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:48, 16 September 11
I sincerely apologise to all those whose ROMBoards have been devalued by my MegaFlash and of course to ebay for lowering their cut on future ROMBoard sales (not).

Bryce.

P.s. I usually go for defect or untested hardware on ebay, because they are usually cheaper/don't attract many bidders and they are usually very easy to repair.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:44, 19 September 11
Does anybody intend bidding on this?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Small-C-Entwicklungssystem-Schneider-CPC-Verlag-Markt-Technik-/270818170112?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3f0e055500 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Small-C-Entwicklungssystem-Schneider-CPC-Verlag-Markt-Technik-/270818170112?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3f0e055500)

Might be nice to have for the Wiki :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:47, 19 September 11
Does anybody intend bidding on this?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Small-C-Entwicklungssystem-Schneider-CPC-Verlag-Markt-Technik-/270818170112?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3f0e055500 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Small-C-Entwicklungssystem-Schneider-CPC-Verlag-Markt-Technik-/270818170112?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3f0e055500)


Might be nice to have for the Wiki :)

Bryce.



Ooh this nice...

Shall we put together a small fund? Shouldn't be too hard... I can transfer everything to digital format, then ship it off to the person offering the most money maybe, how's that for a viable mechanism?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 13:25, 19 September 11
Does anybody intend bidding on this?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Small-C-Entwicklungssystem-Schneider-CPC-Verlag-Markt-Technik-/270818170112?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3f0e055500 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Small-C-Entwicklungssystem-Schneider-CPC-Verlag-Markt-Technik-/270818170112?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3f0e055500)

I've cast an eye at it. :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:08, 19 September 11
Great, but we need to decide who bids on it. I can do this if you want (so that the postage is kept to a minimum). I can also do the scans and Disk dumps.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Jase on 15:17, 19 September 11
I've cast an eye at it. :)
Looks interesting, but if there is someone else wanting it, I'll not touch it :)
Wouldn't mind a dump of the disks though!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 15:33, 19 September 11
Great, but we need to decide who bids on it. I can do this if you want (so that the postage is kept to a minimum). I can also do the scans and Disk dumps.

Ok, should be less trouble for you, since the auction is "Germany-only". How shall we decide on the payment?


The disk dumps and a good scan of the manuals is perfectly fine with me. :)


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:40, 19 September 11
Ok. I will bid on it and share it on the Wiki. Anyone reading here: Please don't bid on it. You'll get it here anyway for free. If anyone is interested in owning the original for collection purposes, I can sell it on to them for the same price after I've scanned and disk-dumped it.

Let's worry about the money side of things when I've actually managed to buy it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:08, 19 September 11
I feel all warm and fuzzy inside by all the communal feeling here :D

I can chip in (especially since I lost that Captain Blood auction.... *sigh*), and can also help with scanning: I bet you have your hands full with more important things nowadays than scanning (and OCRing?) 200 pages... :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:13, 19 September 11
At four o'clock in the morning, having been woken for the third time that night, you wouldn't believe how much OCRing and scanning you can get done :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 23:16, 19 September 11
Well, there's that, too; you get more hours for your day (or night) :)

Still, my offer stands!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:19, 19 September 11
Let's get it bought first, then we'll worry about what needs to be done.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:46, 20 September 11
Another large Game collection, not quite the 4000 on offer in the UK, but 86 different games and he had the decency to list them:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/86-Spiele-Grose-Sammlung-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-Spiele-Datasetten-/160653897160?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2567b7edc8 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/86-Spiele-Grose-Sammlung-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-Spiele-Datasetten-/160653897160?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2567b7edc8)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 11:01, 20 September 11
Another large Game collection, not quite the 4000 on offer in the UK, but 86 different games and he had the decency to list them:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/86-Spiele-Grose-Sammlung-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-Spiele-Datasetten-/160653897160?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2567b7edc8 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/86-Spiele-Grose-Sammlung-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-Spiele-Datasetten-/160653897160?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2567b7edc8)

Already noticed it. I'm getting warmed up to cassettes, so I might just get these.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 22:19, 20 September 11
Just spotted Donkey Kong on tape and the starting offer is .. £100  :o :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc464-original-game-Donkey-kong-/110746616384?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item19c9034240 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc464-original-game-Donkey-kong-/110746616384?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item19c9034240)

Uk only, so wonder if that will sell at all.

And just for a second those gray keys had me fooled that i was looking at a genuine 6128 laptop:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ONE-MINT-1990-AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-LAPTOP-FULLY-WORKING-INSTRUCTION-BOOK-ALT-38-/230674688088?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35b5486858 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ONE-MINT-1990-AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-LAPTOP-FULLY-WORKING-INSTRUCTION-BOOK-ALT-38-/230674688088?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35b5486858)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:23, 20 September 11
There are thousands of CPC related auctions on ebay, this thread would be more helpful if it featured auctions that some of us would actually bid on, the auctions with insane prices should go in another thread for insane sellers.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:59, 21 September 11
Just spotted Donkey Kong on tape and the starting offer is .. £100  :o :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc464-original-game-Donkey-kong-/110746616384?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item19c9034240 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc464-original-game-Donkey-kong-/110746616384?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item19c9034240)


Well, it *was* the best port out there :D

He doesn't even know how to use eBay and BuyNow:
Quote
(place bid, i end auction and sell to 1st bidder)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 04:45, 22 September 11
Master scan, no instructions or software and I don't know if the price is reasonable or not - depends if you want one I suppose.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Master-Scan-Scanner-use-AMSTRAD-PCW-CPC-/170683109428?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27bd819034 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Master-Scan-Scanner-use-AMSTRAD-PCW-CPC-/170683109428?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27bd819034)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:25, 22 September 11
I didn't manage to get Small-C by the way. I had set my limit at €30, which is actually more than I thought it was worth. It sold for €34 + €4 Postage.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 11:04, 25 September 11
Master scan, no instructions or software and I don't know if the price is reasonable or not - depends if you want one I suppose.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Master-Scan-Scanner-use-AMSTRAD-PCW-CPC-/170683109428?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27bd819034 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Master-Scan-Scanner-use-AMSTRAD-PCW-CPC-/170683109428?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27bd819034)

I do think the Master Scan is for PCW only (aka dont work on cpc). I did spot it earlier and the price is resonable, but as pcw and cpc dont have the same screen size i fear it isnt compatible. Of cause the box does look the same-ish but id rather not take the chance.

More about he master scan (and the cpc dart scanner) here, down the page:
http://cpcrulez.fr/hardware-scan-scanner_dart.htm (http://cpcrulez.fr/hardware-scan-scanner_dart.htm)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay - CPC Foot Pedal
Post by: Bryce on 11:22, 06 October 11
Just thought I'd point to this for any collectors out there, that might be interested, it might have been missed as it's listed under C64:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/FOOTPEDAL-ATARI-COMMODORE-C64-AMIGA-CPC-NEU-/380374767946?pt=de_entertainment_games&hash=item58901a594a (http://www.ebay.de/itm/FOOTPEDAL-ATARI-COMMODORE-C64-AMIGA-CPC-NEU-/380374767946?pt=de_entertainment_games&hash=item58901a594a)

He's has several of them, all brand new in OVP, selling at €7.99 and will ship world wide. I've no idea what software supported it though.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 16:32, 06 October 11
If i remember well, the foot pedal goes to the joystick port and you can configure with a few switchs which joystick direction will match to each pedal. It was funny play to the Lotus Sprit in Amiga with one of them  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 23:32, 06 October 11
Wonderful!!!  :D :D :D

http://www.ebay.es/itm/ENSEIGNE-lumineuse-AMSTRAD-/200659708129?pt=FR_GH_Informatique_Ordinateurs_Ordinateurs_de_Collection&hash=item2eb84028e1 (http://www.ebay.es/itm/ENSEIGNE-lumineuse-AMSTRAD-/200659708129?pt=FR_GH_Informatique_Ordinateurs_Ordinateurs_de_Collection&hash=item2eb84028e1)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:09, 07 October 11
Is it 64K or 128K ? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:19, 08 October 11
Yeah, saw them too, I'd like one (tough the old logo would be better), but the wife would have none of it...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:28, 15 October 11
A PCW9512 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Pcw9512-/250910056860?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3a6b67a19c&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101). Looks lovely, collection only.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:28, 15 October 11
A PCW8256 new in box here (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-PCW-8256-komplett-neu-OVP-alles-enthalten-Drucker-Monitor-PC-Joyce-/170707877554?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item27befb7eb2&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101), damn I'm tempted...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:02, 20 October 11
I found this a few days ago when trawling the intertubes... I know it's the "enemy", but it rareness and description must interest people if only just reading the description for some history... http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/Extremely_RARE_Boxed_Sinclair_QL_Home_Computer_-_DONGLE_version-1367 (http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/Extremely_RARE_Boxed_Sinclair_QL_Home_Computer_-_DONGLE_version-1367)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:09, 22 October 11
Boxed, too! The price is not bad either...

A computer released with a dongle. What a shame...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 18:40, 23 October 11
If anyone wants to go to anglesey to collect them, there are two colour monitors available for a starting bid of £25.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Amstrad-CPC-464-Colour-Monitors-/200663717388?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2eb87d560c (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Amstrad-CPC-464-Colour-Monitors-/200663717388?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2eb87d560c)
Title: Jet Boot Jack - hurry, 1 hour left!
Post by: Gryzor on 19:36, 23 October 11
I didn't even know this game, let alone having seen it before on eBay. A rarity...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jet-Boot-Jack-English-Software-Amstrad-CPC-Tape-TESTED-/310352266969?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item48426fc6d9&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jet-Boot-Jack-English-Software-Amstrad-CPC-Tape-TESTED-/310352266969?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item48426fc6d9&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Title: Head over Heels
Post by: Gryzor on 22:07, 25 October 11
Oooh, pricey!!! (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230687536413&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en)
Title: Re: Head over Heels
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 22:25, 25 October 11
Oooh, pricey!!! (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230687536413&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en)
Worth! Every! Penny!
(I ain't buying it, though!)
Title: Re: Head over Heels
Post by: ralferoo on 15:51, 26 October 11
Oooh, pricey!!! (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230687536413&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en)
I see your pricey and raise you this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320776853373)...
Title: Re: Head over Heels
Post by: awergh on 11:16, 27 October 11
I see your pricey and raise you this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320776853373)...


But why buy only 1 CPC464 when you can buy so many more, now 30% off the original listing price.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-464-CPC-x8-and-Games-/140625512843 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-464-CPC-x8-and-Games-/140625512843?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item20bdef098b)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 19:00, 27 October 11
From the description the seller does not offer much hope of getting a working system from that lot so he would be lucky to get $50, but even if it all worked I cannot imagine anyone paying $350, unless they are rare or collectable in Australia.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: awergh on 09:30, 28 October 11
Dunno how rare they are here, 464s appear fairly regularly on ebay, 6128s a rarer and tend to go for more. I expect a 664 would be even more though because I haven't seen one of those on ebay. There was a 464+ recently listed for about 250 BIN but I have no idea if anyone was silly enough to pay that much.

DDI/FD-1 will go for at least $80 though it seems :(, people just keep bidding more then I'm willing to pay.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:12, 30 October 11
HoH has been relisted for anyone interested...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 06:16, 05 November 11
Nice (and complete) GX4000 on ebay...located in France.
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CONSOLE-AMSTRAD-GX4000-QUASI-NEUVE-COMPLETE-BURNIN-RUBBER-/270846250532?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o_Consoles&hash=item3f0fb1ce24 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CONSOLE-AMSTRAD-GX4000-QUASI-NEUVE-COMPLETE-BURNIN-RUBBER-/270846250532?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o_Consoles&hash=item3f0fb1ce24)
 
And this one in the UK
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Console-Boxed-Complete-VGC-/260858141829?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item3cbc5b5c85 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Console-Boxed-Complete-VGC-/260858141829?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item3cbc5b5c85)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 14:05, 15 November 11
A shockingly overpriced Spectrum 48K... (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270841930947)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:08, 15 November 11
A shockingly overpriced Spectrum 48K... (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270841930947)

WTF... only if it was signed by the Man himself... I wonder what amounts the 6 offers were for :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:55, 15 November 11
There was an original boxed 48K (box in better condition than that one) with original boxed 16K RAM, which went for €110 this week, so I doubt he'll get anywhere close to what he wants.

There's also a CPC664 in very good condition up for grabs at the moment, but it's the Schneider version, so all those who only want one for its magical hypnotic blue keys needn't bother bidding...
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC664-/160680623308?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item25694fbccc (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC664-/160680623308?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item25694fbccc)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CanonMan on 15:00, 15 November 11
WTF... only if it was signed by the Man himself... I wonder what amounts the 6 offers were for :)

My offer was for £20, which is all it's worth to me.
 
It was turned down, and the seller's counter offer was £200.  :o   :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:03, 15 November 11
Ooo, that's not bad. If he gives me the 200 in Euro, I'll take it off his hands.  ;D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:33, 15 November 11
:D :D

Speaking of signed machines, here's something awesome (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270850767390#ht_4785wt_1396). Ralph Baer comes out in his book as a bitter, selfish old man, but this one is unique, and starting price is only $200. But seller only ships to the US...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 01:20, 16 November 11
My offer was for £20, which is all it's worth to me.
I was tempted to offer 5p, but £30 is more than it's worth including postage, IMHO. It's not like Speccys are rare and the description even mentions it's damaged.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:34, 16 November 11
When it rains it pours... Now there's a second 664 up for sale:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC664-/150700538491?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item231673ba7b (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC664-/150700538491?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item231673ba7b)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 23:53, 16 November 11
CPC464 in the UK with original box, also the monitor with box & a DMP in the box,
 
expensive but rare to see it all with original packaging/box's including the monitor & printer in box.

+ SSA-1 in box...
 
Shame the photo's are a bit crappy.
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-AND-ACCESORIES-/320793202625?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ab0c3cfc1 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-AND-ACCESORIES-/320793202625?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ab0c3cfc1)
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Lazy Dude on 00:02, 17 November 11
wouldn't worry about the duff spectrum quality pics, "boxed in full working order" is all anyone would need to know, nice that its a colour monitor and not the green screen  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 04:23, 17 November 11
Cost of Postage from Australia to the UK is probably high, and there is no guarantee that it will make the journey without getting damaged or lost.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 14:14, 17 November 11
Cost of Postage from Australia to the UK is probably high, and there is no guarantee that it will make the journey without getting damaged or lost.


This system is in the UK...I'm in Australia.
 
wouldn't worry about the duff spectrum quality pics, "boxed in full working order" is all anyone would need to know, nice that its a colour monitor and not the green screen  :)

Interesting concept  :o  I've seen some fairly ordinary CPC's that are still fully functional...just because I got a box with it would not encourage me to spend a fortune on it.
Not saying that this one is in bad condition or anything though  :)
 
Cheers,
shane
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 14:24, 17 November 11
I did not look at the item location, just assumed it was in australia.
When I do searches on ebay uk, it often gives results for items in america which is annoying and a waste of my time since the delivery costs from america are INSANE, not long ago there was a technical book listed at a couple of hundred dollars  and the p+p was $937, for a book!
Maybe it has something to do with export controls on technology?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:44, 17 November 11
Unfortunately the Amstrads had the worst boxes ever... not really very collectable!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 19:39, 17 November 11
Yup, a big box version of Captain Blood and its even a Disc version for just £8 (and a couple of other interesting amstrad disc games at similar nice prices).

Ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-AMSTRAD-CPC-464-664-6128-DISK-PLATOON-GAME-/280774321763?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item415f742663 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-AMSTRAD-CPC-464-664-6128-DISK-PLATOON-GAME-/280774321763?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item415f742663)

Alas .. no international bidders as usual.
Ill let this cat show you how i feel about that:

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4658/funnycatpictures263.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 22:03, 17 November 11
Hmmm. The boxed 6128 + monitor was by far the best condition CPC I've got in my entire collection. Ironically, it was probably also the cheapest working one too, until I felt guilty for them and gave them almost double. Even then I still felt bad handing over a £20 and telling them that I didn't want the change, mostly because even £20 for it was nothing compared to the £40 on fuel I used to get there and back...

That said, £175 is very steep for a 464, even if it was pristine. (IMHO)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 14:54, 19 November 11
Interesting Item...looks like a home made ROM changer.
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170727218490?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp5197.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D170727218490%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170727218490?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp5197.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D170727218490%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1)
 
Unfortunately only post within UK or I would have bid on it.
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:58, 19 November 11
It's a lower ROM replacement card, very easy to build, so not really worth that much.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:53, 19 November 11
It's a lower ROM replacement card, very easy to build, so not really worth that much.

Bryce.

Well, in contrast! If it is really a _lower_ ROM changer, than this is the only one ever made (ignoring the Multiface II). And it's worth it enournous for people who want to alter the CPC-OS.
 
If I would know that it is really a lower-ROM box, then I would buy it, but I'm not so sure about it, since this is one of the very few CPC expansions unknown to me.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:18, 20 November 11
There were sevaral lower ROMBoards and even an ACU project as far as I can remember, so they are not that rare. Take a look here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/FO-DOS (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/FO-DOS)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 07:55, 20 November 11
There were sevaral lower ROMBoards and even an ACU project as far as I can remember, so they are not that rare. Take a look here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/FO-DOS (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/FO-DOS)

I really wished you would be right! But sadly this FO-DOS (what ever it is exactly?) seems to be (IF...) the other card which can do that. But I never ever saw one on Ebay at all.
 
It would be great if "somebody" would create such a Lower-ROM-Box for the CPC  ;)
 
Look at the price ... man that's climbing like hell!
 
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 10:29, 20 November 11
Yes that would be cool, especially if it looked as professional as the MegaFlash  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 13:41, 20 November 11
Hi,


Have had a look through ACU (Amstrad Computer User), and found the romchanger project. It is described in March 89, page 38-42.
(Didn't find a direct link to the pages)


The pictures in the article, and the pictures of the unit on sale, are more or less identical, so it looks like it was made from the ACU project. Building it in 89 would cost You 27.09 GBP according to the parts list.
The 40025 upgrade ROM did cost 19.50 GBP back then ::)


Yours


Terje Grind
NORWAY

PS What do You think of the following auction that ended a few days ago. Sold for 358 EUR :o

"Lot Exceptionnel : Amstrad GX4000 : console + jeux + moniteur"
Did contain a GX4000 + CM14 monitor + 16 cartridge games


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lot-Exceptionnel-Amstrad-GX4000-console-jeux-moniteur-/200671273242?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o&hash=item2eb8f0a11a (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lot-Exceptionnel-Amstrad-GX4000-console-jeux-moniteur-/200671273242?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o&hash=item2eb8f0a11a)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:02, 21 November 11
A ROM changer is a complete "no-brainer", it needs nothing more than a ROM socket, 50way socket and 2 diodes. I'll do up a layout if anyones interested. Anyone who can hold a soldering iron can build one of these. But they weren't compatible with ROMBoards, ie: if it's connected, you can't use a ROMBoard/MegaFlash at the same time. It could be made "ROMBoard Compatible", but it would need some logic added.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 00:20, 21 November 11
Did a romboard's rom0 replace the firmware rom?, would it be possible to modify romboards to replace the firmware/basic rom?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:35, 21 November 11
No ROM0 is BASIC, which can be replaced with a ROMBoard, but most ROMBoards only decode and react to the upper ROM signal, so it would need a few changes to get it to replace the lower ROM.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 01:10, 21 November 11
A ROM changer is a complete "no-brainer", it needs nothing more than a ROM socket, 50way socket and 2 diodes. I'll do up a layout if anyones interested. Anyone who can hold a soldering iron can build one of these. But they weren't compatible with ROMBoards, ie: if it's connected, you can't use a ROMBoard/MegaFlash at the same time. It could be made "ROMBoard Compatible", but it would need some logic added.

Bryce.

Well, I would be very interrestet in a Lower-ROM-Box to replace the Lower RAM _with_ compatibility to the MegaFlash. And my guess it I'm not the only one.
 
So... what can we do with a Lower-ROM card?
 
- Switch between 464/472/464 and 6128/6128 Plus OS. (For the BASIC you use the MegaFlash)
- Replace the charater set in the CPC-OS by any one you like
- Change colors on "Switch ON"
- Patch firmware to work with 32 expansion ROMs
- Get your own OS running at &0000
- Get rid off save"xxx",p protection
- add your own routines (who needs FILL, save that space for your own stuff).
- Use the CPC with Geman umlauts, or Spanish or French special characters
- Directly boot into NyanCAT ;-)
- Run CP/M from ROM
- and much more...
 
That coult be the TOP HOT X-MAS project ;-)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 02:09, 21 November 11
Please. somebody say they want this before I start bidding on it. I have too many already and cannot really afford to keep buying them. :laugh:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250935060885?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250935060885?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:57, 21 November 11
@Steve: Very nice, but as usual they won't post anywhere off the island.

@TFM: Reading your idea list, I was like, yeah, ok, whatever, do we really need that... Until I got to the "Boot directly to NyanCat" !!! Ok, I'm off to do some soldering :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:51, 21 November 11
You are the man!  8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:20, 21 November 11
Please. somebody say they want this before I start bidding on it. I have too many already and cannot really afford to keep buying them. :laugh:
I'd be tempted, but I still haven't used the GX4000 I bought about 4 months ago and I don't really need the 4 x 464s and 3 x 6128s I already have (although not all of them work). (I only really bought them to cover all the CRTC and gate array combos when my code didn't work on 1 of my 2 [at the time] 464s)

It'd be a "nice to have" though I guess, especially as I don't have any ASIC based CPCs (apart from the GX4000 and I never got round to trying to build a rom board)...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:25, 21 November 11
PS What do You think of the following auction that ended a few days ago. Sold for 358 EUR :o

"Lot Exceptionnel : Amstrad GX4000 : console + jeux + moniteur"
Did contain a GX4000 + CM14 monitor + 16 cartridge games
With Copter 271, Pang and Klax it's probably a fair price even without the console. With all the rest of the games and the monitor (which is probably quite rare) I'd say it's probably a pretty good price if you want one... I take it you know about http://gx4000.co.uk/gamebase/rarity.php (http://gx4000.co.uk/gamebase/rarity.php) ?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 23:15, 21 November 11
Phew, that was nerve-racking, I thought it was going to sell for just £21 and I would regret not bidding, but at 8 seconds the price jumped to £43.88, which makes me feel better about the prices I have paid in the past.
(I am not the seller).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 00:42, 22 November 11
Doh, I totally forgot about the auction anyway...  :-[

Also, I just noticed this casually chucked into the description: "ALSO SELLING LADIES BRAND NEW LEGGINGS PLEASE LOOK ."  ???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:47, 22 November 11
I'm sure he'll give you a discount on the postage if you order the leggings too. Go on, we won't tell anybody :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 03:50, 22 November 11
There's another 464 plus on ebay at the moment, but this discussion has made me decide I want it!
I've put a reasonable bid on it, so hopefully nobody here pushes my bid up...  ;)

Please don't start talking about 664s and 6128pluses now while I'm in a buying frame of mind or I'll hate you all...  :o
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:19, 22 November 11
There's another 464 plus on ebay at the moment, but this discussion has made me decide I want it!
I've put a reasonable bid on it, so hopefully nobody here pushes my bid up...  ;)

Please don't start talking about 664s and 6128pluses now while I'm in a buying frame of mind or I'll hate you all...  :o

Well, ok, so I'm not going to tell you that I will sell my 664Plus next week...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 22:15, 22 November 11
That wouldn't work... the 664 is all about the pale blue keys and so a plus version wouldn't have any great appeal.  :o

I'd still love to add a 664 to my collection, but I just can't bring myself to pay what everyone's asking for them especially as I don't really need one.

By the way, I got the 464plus for £33, so not a bad deal and that helped me resist the 6128plus auction that's only just finished (although I was refreshing the page every minute or so over the last half hour trying to decide whether to go for it or not)!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:45, 22 November 11
@TFM: If you really want a 664+, just send me a 6128+ and I'll extract 64K for you :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:45, 23 November 11
@TFM: If you really want a 664+, just send me a 6128+ and I'll extract 64K for you :D

Bryce.

Sure, I know: You will do that absolutely professional  :laugh:
 
 
Actually.... a bit more seriously.... the Plus has the perfect pocket under the keyboard to take up a MegaFlash internally  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 00:32, 24 November 11
Quote
I'd still love to add a 664 to my collection, but I just can't bring myself to pay what everyone's asking for them especially as I don't really need one.

Yeah,And the few you can buy,are expensive and destroyed.

For example:

http://www.milanuncios.com/ordenadores-de-segunda-mano/ordenador-amstrad-cpc-664-estupendo-or-35156040.htm (http://www.milanuncios.com/ordenadores-de-segunda-mano/ordenador-amstrad-cpc-664-estupendo-or-35156040.htm)


Why people treat them so badly?. :( .They uses the 664 as coasters for coffe?.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:06, 24 November 11
Actually.... a bit more seriously.... the Plus has the perfect pocket under the keyboard to take up a MegaFlash internally  :D

The Plus has tonnes of room inside, really good for adding expansions internally. I'm waiting for rpalmer to finish his IDE project, then I intend modding my 6128+ to have a MegaFlash, Wireless AMX Mouse, 512K RAM, S-Video Output and CF Harddrive all internally :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: rpalmer on 22:17, 24 November 11
bryce,

My IDE project had no intention of being an internal connection. So are you planning on modding the interface for internal connection?
I still have several interface cards available.

rpalmer
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 03:23, 26 November 11
Another nice 464 package that's only available to UK people...
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/amstrad-cpc-464-/230706949415?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35b734ad27 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/amstrad-cpc-464-/230706949415?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35b734ad27)
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Nich on 22:17, 27 November 11
A copy of the CPC programming book Adventure Programming on the Amstrad CPC464 & 664 has just sold for £113 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150706354915)! :o
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:15, 28 November 11
A copy of the CPC programming book Adventure Programming on the Amstrad CPC464 & 664 has just sold for £113 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150706354915)! :o

...wtf?!?!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 09:44, 28 November 11

A copy of the CPC programming book Adventure Programming on the Amstrad CPC464 & 664 has just sold for £113 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150706354915)! :o

 
...wtf?!?!


My thoughts exactly...are we missing something here, what is so special about that book  ???
 
Adventure programming...maybe if it was a Firmware Guide in unopened shrink wrapping and signed by the author with a CPC 664 thrown in...
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:12, 28 November 11
It was Steve Lucas' mother that bought it :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 11:27, 28 November 11
It was Steve Lucas' mother that bought it :D

Bryce.



Haha, that must be it...either that or Steve Lucas himself as he misplaced his orginal copy  ;D
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 09:24, 29 November 11
Nice little package from Germany...includes dual Vortex drives with interface.
Looks like there is a bit of interest in it already.
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Schneider-CPC-464-Speichererweiterung-2-x-Laufwerk-Vortex-Monitor-CPM-Software-/120816636035?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1c213b9083 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Schneider-CPC-464-Speichererweiterung-2-x-Laufwerk-Vortex-Monitor-CPM-Software-/120816636035?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1c213b9083)
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 09:47, 29 November 11
Brand New 464 in the UK... 8)
 
VINTAGE AMSTRAD CPC464 RETRO COMPUTER MINT UNUSED CONDITION BOUGHT FROM NEW
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-AMSTRAD-CPC464-RETRO-COMPUTER-MINT-UNUSED-CONDITION-BOUGHT-NEW-/230708794515?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35b750d493 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-AMSTRAD-CPC464-RETRO-COMPUTER-MINT-UNUSED-CONDITION-BOUGHT-NEW-/230708794515?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35b750d493)
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:52, 29 November 11
Ah, shame that NIB 464 is UK only...
Title: Sure, this is the Captain Blood edition I'm looking for...
Post by: Gryzor on 20:20, 03 December 11
...but I'm also looking for those €300 :D
http://cgi.ebay.fr/Larche-du-capitaine-blood-rare-collector-amstrad-cpc-6128-/180763070958?pt=FR_GH_Informatique_Ordinateurs_Ordinateurs_de_Collection&hash=item2a165191ee (http://cgi.ebay.fr/Larche-du-capitaine-blood-rare-collector-amstrad-cpc-6128-/180763070958?pt=FR_GH_Informatique_Ordinateurs_Ordinateurs_de_Collection&hash=item2a165191ee)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:54, 04 December 11
I notice he's reduced the price to €99 + €15 postage... http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180764959998 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180764959998)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:25, 04 December 11
I notice he's reduced the price to €99 + €15 postage... http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180764959998 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180764959998)

Heh... still €70 or €80 more than I'd pay...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 13:59, 05 December 11
Hmmm, I'd like to be interested in this [ebay]260908100720[/ebay], but it's quite a pain to get up to Oldham from where I am... But there looks to be quite a treasure trove of developer related bits, seemingly in good condition too.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:19, 05 December 11
Interesting collection, ask him to ship it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:36, 14 December 11
Quite a rarity these days, probably of interest to any PCW fans out there: A 512K PCW RAM Expansion [ebay]330657754078[/ebay].

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:29, 14 December 11
 
Quite a rarity these days, probably of interest to any PCW fans out there: A 512K PCW RAM Expansion [ebay]330657754078[/ebay].

Bryce.


Huh, ended with no bids? Nice price too, considering the rarity...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:02, 14 December 11
Damn! Ended too quick for me :(
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 21:17, 14 December 11
And for me  :( , i wanted for Habi, the author of CP/M Box, the new PCW emulator. He's searching a serial interface for PCW.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 21:37, 14 December 11
Someone find something exciting and interesting (CPC related) I can wish for myself for Christmas.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:08, 15 December 11
Huh, ended with no bids? Nice price too, considering the rarity...

Very few people still have or use the PCW, so it wouldn't get so much attention (not as much a CPC stuff anyway). But someone must have bid on it, because it was sold for its starting price.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 11:14, 15 December 11
Syx, don't worry about it, I'll share it with Habi and also scan it for the wiki...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:20, 15 December 11
So you bought it?? :) Cool, let me know if it works. If it doesn't, send it over! :)

If it's only the serial interface you need, not the RAM expansion, there's now a CPS8256 up for grabs for just €15,90.
[ebay]330658343868[/ebay]

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:56, 15 December 11
And to return to the Enterprise 128 conversation: [ebay]200687755628[/ebay] starting at €149, might be worth watching?

The seller seems to be a collector, offloading quite a few interesting consoles and 8-bitters: http://www.ebay.de/sch/susie900/m.html?hash=item2eb9ec216c&item=200687755628&pt=Klassische_Computer&_trksid=p4340.l2562 (http://www.ebay.de/sch/susie900/m.html?hash=item2eb9ec216c&item=200687755628&pt=Klassische_Computer&_trksid=p4340.l2562)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:39, 15 December 11
Ooh yeah, spoons and forks! Should go nice with the breadbins... Such a shame he only posts within Deutschland though, I'd love to hit one of those pong machines...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:49, 15 December 11
Send me a PM if you want me to bid on one for you. But not for the rusty Forks, I want them for myself!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:55, 15 December 11
I've sent him a question on the issue, let's wait a bit. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 23:18, 15 December 11
Some lucky guy got an NC200 for a mere 20 pounds... At this price I could have some more :)
[ebay]110791191597[/ebay]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 16:42, 16 December 11
Wonderful as always robcfg, every interesting piece of retro hadware reach the heaven when is in your possession  :D

And Thank You Very Much Bryce, one of those PCW serial expansion is in the way to Habi :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:11, 16 December 11
Hey cool, I didn't realise he had more than one. Not bad.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:43, 16 December 11
Who's got more than one what?
Title: Frogger on cart...
Post by: Gryzor on 08:11, 17 December 11
[ebay]270875902258[/ebay]
Should we report it??
Title: Re: Frogger on cart...
Post by: mr_lou on 08:59, 17 December 11
[ebay]270875902258[/ebay]
Should we report it??
Is it illegal?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:03, 17 December 11
Is it illegal?

What, taking a game that was released online for free, sticking it on a chip and selling is as an authentic cart title? I would guess so...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 09:16, 17 December 11
What, taking a game that was released online for free, sticking it on a chip and selling is as an authentic cart title? I would guess so...
I'm not sure. Seller could argue that he's charging for his work with putting the game on a cart. I'm sure lots of people will pay for a cartridge version. I don't think it's illegal.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:18, 17 December 11
First of all I doubt he's asked for permission to sell the game. What's more, he doesn't say this is not an original cart, or that this is a freeware game. And he's done it before...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 09:19, 17 December 11
So? I still don't think it's illegal.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:25, 17 December 11
*sigh* taking one's work and selling it *is* illegal. Selling something while pretending it's something else *is* illegal. not to mention eBay's regulations about bootlegs, misleading items etc.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 09:53, 17 December 11
So report it.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 14:45, 17 December 11
I'm sure, the seller(s) share their money with Executioner... (I hope)
http://www.ebay.de/itm/cartridge-FROGGER-for-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-computer-/320814836486 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/cartridge-FROGGER-for-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-computer-/320814836486)
http://www.ebay.de/itm/jeu-cartouche-FROGGER-pour-ordinateur-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-/270875902258 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/jeu-cartouche-FROGGER-pour-ordinateur-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-/270875902258)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Executioner on 00:29, 18 December 11
I'm sure, the seller(s) share their money with Executioner... (I hope)
http://www.ebay.de/itm/cartridge-FROGGER-for-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-computer-/320814836486 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/cartridge-FROGGER-for-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-computer-/320814836486)
http://www.ebay.de/itm/jeu-cartouche-FROGGER-pour-ordinateur-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-/270875902258 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/jeu-cartouche-FROGGER-pour-ordinateur-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-/270875902258)

No, the seller has never contacted me, but I think they should probably be more worried about Konami than me.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 04:52, 18 December 11
No, the seller has never contacted me, but I think they should probably be more worried about Konami than me.

Shame on them!!! One shall make the seller known as theif!
 
 
Well, my "topic" is just a bit expensive CPC, I just don't know why?
http://www.ebay.de/itm/200684561300?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT (http://www.ebay.de/itm/200684561300?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT)
 
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:28, 18 December 11
Well, I reported his auctions. Let's hope they get taken down.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:06, 19 December 11
*sigh* taking one's work and selling it *is* illegal. Selling something while pretending it's something else *is* illegal. not to mention eBay's regulations about bootlegs, misleading items etc.

Of course - you're right!!! How can there be a doubt? >:(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:46, 19 December 11

Of course - you're right!!! How can there be a doubt? >:(

Well, do try reporting them then :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:41, 19 December 11

Well, do try reporting them then :)

Tried, but saw no link. Have to look again.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:28, 21 December 11
It's towards the top, under the Seller info and Other Item Info boxes.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 12:39, 21 December 11
At least one of them really does criminal activities:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/270856804863 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/270856804863)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:12, 21 December 11
Gryzor? Oh man, I missed that...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:34, 22 December 11
And the winner is JESUS from Madrid!

duk_duw

Deepest pockets in the community :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 15:44, 22 December 11
http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270858812778 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270858812778)

Removed?!?? Cooooool!  8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 15:49, 22 December 11
http://www.ebay.de/itm/cartridge-FROGGER-for-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-computer-/320814836486 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/cartridge-FROGGER-for-AMSTRAD-6128-Plus-computer-/320814836486)
Am I evil?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:59, 22 December 11
Not evil at all, that's what I did. But the first one seems to be up again...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 19:37, 22 December 11
Humm... For me it writes:
Dieses Angebot wurde vom Verkäufer beendet, da der Artikel nicht mehr verfügbar ist.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:16, 26 December 11
I see someone put a Symbiface II on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150725628851 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150725628851)
Just trying to work out if it's worth buying if I already own a HxC floppy emulator and Megaflash and will hopefully be getting one of Bryce's USB mice adapters?
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:35, 26 December 11
The price is way too high. They go for a lot less than that.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:46, 26 December 11
Ouch! probably too expensive. Maybe €100-120?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:47, 26 December 11
Ouch! probably too expensive. Maybe €100-120?

I paid 120 Euro for a new one (first batch). For some reasons I also ordered a second one (I tried twice), but since Prodatron did sell them, I haven't been considered. This device it currently not produced any longer, so I guess you will not get one for less than 150 Euros (or even more).
 
Somebody sold one some month ago in the German ebay. I don't remember it's price exactly, but it was pretty much more.
 
However the total of produced SF2's is around 120-125 IIRC (100 First batch, 20-25 second batch).
 
It's a pity that Dr. Zed has no time for that project any longer.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 14:09, 28 December 11
Just to give you guys a heads up... i'm selling stuff on ebay now under the name of classic.replay

I've already listed two Amstrad disk games, Gazza II and Air Sea Supremacy on disk. With many more to follow.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 14:50, 28 December 11
Link to ukmarkh's eBay stuff (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/classic.replay/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 15:26, 29 December 11
Hi

are you willing to send these (and future items offered) to international customers?

thanks

Just to give you guys a heads up... i'm selling stuff on ebay now under the name of classic.replay

I've already listed two Amstrad disk games, Gazza II and Air Sea Supremacy on disk. With many more to follow.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 18:54, 29 December 11
I would like to, but the postage costs to send oversees is crippling. I just didn't think it was worth offering.

It's up to you guys, if you want I'll get postage prices for sending outside the UK.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 21:05, 29 December 11
I would like to, but the postage costs to send oversees is crippling. I just didn't think it was worth offering.

It's up to you guys, if you want I'll get postage prices for sending outside the UK.

Yes please, hopefully if they fit in a jiffy bag they'll qualify for small packets. I know registered post is expensive but the normal service isn't normally too bad to the Republic of Ireland from the UK. I've been buying boxed GBA games that look to be just  little smaller and postage was around £2.50 (without the cost of the jiffy bag).  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 02:50, 30 December 11
For 64 K, the price is nice ;-)
 
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-Amstrad-64k-Speichererweiterung-dk-tronics-cpc-464-664-/170752362836?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item27c1a24954 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-Amstrad-64k-Speichererweiterung-dk-tronics-cpc-464-664-/170752362836?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item27c1a24954)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: xesrjb on 18:25, 31 December 11

http://www.ebay.de/itm/KC460-LN-BLACK-DECKER-AKKU-SCHRAUBER-3-6V-LI-KOMPAKT-/320820911160?pt=DE_Haus_Garten_Heimwerker_Elektrowerkzeuge&hash=item4ab26a9c38 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/KC460-LN-BLACK-DECKER-AKKU-SCHRAUBER-3-6V-LI-KOMPAKT-/320820911160?pt=DE_Haus_Garten_Heimwerker_Elektrowerkzeuge&hash=item4ab26a9c38)


rare KC kompakt!!

xesrjb  ;)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 18:27, 31 December 11
Quote
KC460 LN BLACK & DECKER AKKU-SCHRAUBER 3,6V LI KOMPAKT
WTF!?!? :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 01:32, 01 January 12
WTF!?!? :D
Exactly?!?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 01:47, 01 January 12
They are very similar, the Black & Decker doesn't have any decent software available either :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: yoshi.doshi on 06:07, 01 January 12
They are very similar, the Black & Decker doesn't have any decent software available either :D

Bryce.

Happy new year 2012btw!!
 
But perhaps B & D may do according to their listing!!
 
http://www.superhomecenter.com/software/black_decker_repairs.htm (http://www.superhomecenter.com/software/black_decker_repairs.htm)
 
 
note
 
"You'll save time and money by turning complex household (http://www.smc.edu/EnrollmentDevelopment/IEC/Pages/Apartment-Rentals.aspx) problems into easy solutions. Whether you are a student in apartments for rent (http://www.apartmentguide.com/) or a homeowner everyone faces home repairs."
 
OOH er missus " complex household problems"
 
well done B & D
 
other software support is available from other  well known diy brands
 
..
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 23:40, 02 January 12

Symbiface 2 Amstrad CPC and Plus Model
I'm having to sell everything due to divorce.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1156 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1156)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 03:46, 03 January 12
Symbiface 2 Amstrad CPC and Plus Model
I'm having to sell everything due to divorce.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1156 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1156)

I'm sorry to hear that. Do you send it only to the UK or to Europe too?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:18, 03 January 12
Wow, the SymbiFace is more powerful than I thought! It can delete wives too?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 15:05, 03 January 12
I'm having to sell everything due to divorce.

I'm sorry to read that...  :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:10, 03 January 12
Oh, it really is your auction Mark? I thought you just linked to it. Sorry to hear that too.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 19:07, 03 January 12
No worries chaps, I'm basically having to rebuild my life. Need all the money I can get.
 
I'll send it abroad, but only to people from the forum... how does £8 sound, recorded delivery.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 20:27, 03 January 12
Sorry to hear that mate. I've been through a divorce myself, so I know what it's like.

Please do post links here when you put new CPC stuff up.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:53, 03 January 12
No worries chaps, I'm basically having to rebuild my life. Need all the money I can get.
 
I'll send it abroad, but only to people from the forum... how does £8 sound, recorded delivery.

More than fair! So let's get that price up :-)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Nich on 23:44, 07 January 12
An Amstrad Action Cheat Mode book has sold for £116 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320820316069)! :o

I never cease to be amazed by the prices that some rare CPC-related items sell for on eBay!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 17:16, 08 January 12
I love those Cheat Books... any chance we can all get a scanned copy  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:10, 08 January 12
Yeah... would be neat!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 23:56, 08 January 12
Talking of 'Amstrad Action' Cheat books...
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Action-Cheat-Book-/260931172174?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc0b5b74e (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Action-Cheat-Book-/260931172174?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc0b5b74e)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cpcmaniaco on 15:26, 09 January 12
I win the Cheat Mode 1 book.
 
And I have Cheat Mode 2 too.
 
I will scan all and put on CPCwiki on this year probably.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Nich on 23:14, 09 January 12
Talking of 'Amstrad Action' Cheat books...
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Action-Cheat-Book-/260931172174?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc0b5b74e (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Action-Cheat-Book-/260931172174?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc0b5b74e)
I have a copy of that booklet - but do you know which issue of Amstrad Action it was included with?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cpcmaniaco on 04:48, 10 January 12
On the page 2 of this booklet, say that is a October edition of AA.
 
But I don't know what October issue, Nich.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:35, 11 January 12

More than fair! So let's get that price up :-)

Well, I'm glad to see that it made a real good price:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT (http://www.ebay.de/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT)
 
If you would have mentioned, that it can run FutureOS too, then you would have gotten even 50% more Pounds ;-)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:25, 11 January 12
I win the Cheat Mode 1 book.
 
And I have Cheat Mode 2 too.
 
I will scan all and put on CPCwiki on this year probably.

Well, for anyone else, doing something "this year" wouldn't mean much, but I know we can count on you mate!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:00, 11 January 12

Well, I'm glad to see that it made a real good price:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT (http://www.ebay.de/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT)
 
If you would have mentioned, that it can run FutureOS too, then you would have gotten even 50% more Pounds ;-)

Someone outbid me in the last minute and my internet connection decided to mess up just at that point so I couldn't get another bid in time...  :'(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 16:33, 11 January 12

Well, I'm glad to see that it made a real good price:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT (http://www.ebay.de/itm/260927527444?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT)
 
If you would have mentioned, that it can run FutureOS too, then you would have gotten even 50% more Pounds ;-)

I'm really sad to see it go, and yes it runs FutureOS like there's no tomorrow.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:47, 11 January 12
Just in case there is a tomorrow, here's some interesting stuff up for offer at the moment...

The rather rare JY3 Joystick:
[ebay]250970428696[/ebay]

And quite unusual, but maybe intersting for some collector. 50+ Game inlays and instructions (to make those illegal copies look that little more legal :) ):
[ebay]140675922196[/ebay]
 
Bryce.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:54, 11 January 12

Someone outbid me in the last minute and my internet connection decided to mess up just at that point so I couldn't get another bid in time...  :'(

Well, just place your maximum bit some time before. There is no need to wait till the last second :-)
 
I'm really sad to see it go, and yes it runs FutureOS like there's no tomorrow.

I know there will be better days!!! Take your time to recover, and later something better (the SF3?) will come back to you. My best wishes for you!!! You will make it!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:14, 11 January 12

Well, just place your maximum bit some time before. There is no need to wait till the last second :-)

 
I did place my initial bid about an hour and a half before the auction ended but on reflection I should have placed a higher bid. (e***_( 391) is me)
 
r***c( 200)     £128,98 09.01.12 22:04:55 MEZ  
e***_( 391)     £126,98 09.01.12 21:58:33 MEZ  
e***_( 391)     £116,98 09.01.12 20:47:06 MEZ  
e***_( 391)     £110,00 09.01.12 20:46:16 MEZ
 

I'm really sad to see it go, and yes it runs FutureOS like there's no tomorrow.


Sorry to hear about your current situation. I hope things turn around for you soon.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:16, 11 January 12
However, at least it brought some money, and that's the point  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 01:55, 12 January 12
Brand new unopened 464 in Germany...
 
http://www.ebay.de/itm/280802771164?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp5197.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D280802771164%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/280802771164?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp5197.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D280802771164%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1)
 
Here is the English translation via google...
Hello,
 under the hammer here a brand new, original packaging, unopened Schneider CPC 464 comes!
 (Although I'm not sure whether you a production date of 1989 can still speak of "new" - the device should be older than many eBay users :-))

 Then a larger batch was ordered for use in a laboratory. This particular copy was never unpacked (box is still stuck with original Amstrad tape) and now found only at a larger action in clearing out stock.

 The winner of the auction can send then to consider whether I use the device as it is, or unpack and test should - he should opt for the latter and I find a defect, of course, can be withdrawn from sale.

 For collectors, it might well be more interesting to open the box itself :-)

 In other auctions come tomorrow a matching green monitor and a couple of games and books.

 Since I am a private person: There is no warranty or return is possible.

 Good luck!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:44, 16 January 12
Just spotted this MSX hidden away in a corner of eeeebay. It will probably get expensive, but it's in amazing condition with its OVP. A nice addition for collectors. [ebay]160715158327[/ebay]

Bryce.

Edit: For some reason the ebay link doesn't seem to work, here's the full link:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/PHILIPS-MSX-VG8020-NEU-OVP-/160715158327?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5646969867444504035 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/PHILIPS-MSX-VG8020-NEU-OVP-/160715158327?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5646969867444504035)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:46, 17 January 12
Anyone looking to expand their NC100 (or Amiga 600/1200)? There are several 2MB Melcards up for offer at €30 each. These usually go for a lot more.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/PCMCIA-SRAM-CARD-2MB-Melcard-Commodore-Amiga-ALESIS-Amstrad-NC100-/290658800095?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item43ac9d51df (http://www.ebay.de/itm/PCMCIA-SRAM-CARD-2MB-Melcard-Commodore-Amiga-ALESIS-Amstrad-NC100-/290658800095?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item43ac9d51df)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 15:12, 17 January 12
Funny for speed up a bit A600/A1200, for peoples who don't have turbo card inside.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:24, 17 January 12
<completely offtopic Amiga discussion>
It doesn't really speed the A600 up, but it allows you to preload larger chunks of data if you are using WHDLoad. On the A1200 it would probably even slow the computer down slightly, because the A1200 normally uses 32bits, but the PCMCIA card only has a 16bit bus, so PCMCIA RAM access would take twice as many clock cycles.
</completely offtopic Amiga discussion>

But the NC100 can get a whole 2MB of battery backed RAM using one of these :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 16:41, 17 January 12
Quote
It doesn't really speed the A600 up, but it allows you to preload larger chunks of data if you are using WHDLoad.
FAST RAM speed up the computer, because the 68K no more have to wait about chipsets (CHIP RAM) access.
(on A1200, depending what you do, but it's better to use the expension slot with 32bit memory)


On Amstrad, I don't know. :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:48, 17 January 12

But the NC100 can get a whole 2MB of battery backed RAM using one of these :)

Bryce.

Well, the NC100 can be expanded only up to 1 MB. And I strongly suggest NOT to use 2 MB cards, the will make problems in some cases. But you can use your 2 MB card for your PDA600 without problems and with full use of the memory.

I own a bunch both these machines (NC100, NC200, PDA600...) and have quite some experience with them. In fact for the NC100 smaller cards work better.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:33, 18 January 12
Just spotted this MSX hidden away in a corner of eeeebay. It will probably get expensive, but it's in amazing condition with its OVP. A nice addition for collectors. [ebay]160715158327[/ebay]

Bryce.

Edit: For some reason the ebay link doesn't seem to work, here's the full link:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/PHILIPS-MSX-VG8020-NEU-OVP-/160715158327?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5646969867444504035 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/PHILIPS-MSX-VG8020-NEU-OVP-/160715158327?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5646969867444504035)

yeah, but a pretty indifferent machine...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:33, 19 January 12
Even their "Gold" looks brown and is going for a silly price...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Goldener-C64-Commodore-C64-Computer-Computer-Klassiker-/280807587168?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item41616fbd60 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Goldener-C64-Commodore-C64-Computer-Computer-Klassiker-/280807587168?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item41616fbd60)

Why have I suddenly got a tune from The Stranglers in my head....?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 15:29, 19 January 12
Why have I suddenly got a tune from The Stranglers in my head....?

:D

When you look at the zoomed picture, the coating looks dirty rather than gold. Why anyone would want this ... thing for currently 451 Euro just because it's the 1.000.281th of the lot is beyond me.

I'm happy with the two I have at home.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 16:15, 19 January 12
It's not gold, it's more like everything Commodore.... BROWN!  :P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:28, 19 January 12
Really stupid, that they wrote the SN by hand... ugh. Wouldn't mind owing one, though, if I ever win the lottery.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 17:40, 19 January 12
Even their "Gold" looks brown and is going for a silly price...
Around 1000 ex. of the golden version was sold. (316 is the highest number I see)
The side plate is missing on all... A shame. :p


(http://zimmers.net/cbmpics/cbm/64n128s/c64goldSide.gif)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:06, 19 January 12
On all 1000 or on every one that you've seen? Weird...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 22:15, 19 January 12
Apparently, all.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: sf78 on 23:47, 19 January 12
I threw a sealed Alien 8 on eBay if anyone's interested. I couldn't figure out a price for it, so let's see what happens:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170767246229 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170767246229)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ced64k on 00:01, 20 January 12
    
Amstrad Schneider 22 x Eproms für CPC Erweiterungen

http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-22-x-Eproms-fur-CPC-Erweiterungen-/140685249153 (http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-22-x-Eproms-fur-CPC-Erweiterungen-/140685249153)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:06, 20 January 12
   
Amstrad Schneider 22 x Eproms für CPC Erweiterungen

http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-22-x-Eproms-fur-CPC-Erweiterungen-/140685249153 (http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-22-x-Eproms-fur-CPC-Erweiterungen-/140685249153)

Haha, it's xesrjb's auction, no wonder that I recognice some of the ROMs without names on them ;-)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 14:10, 21 January 12
This guy seems to be trying to violate ebay rules by selling a disk and listing loads of other things he has inside that auction: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120846766273 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/../../../www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120846766273)

That said, one of the things he's hawking is a "mint 664", although he wouldn't give me an asking price, just asked for an offer which he rejected saying he'd already had an offer of £100 and was waiting to see if it'd go up.

It is pretty frustrating that he doesn't just run a regular auction for these as then it's all transparent, but in any case I thought I'd flag it up with you guys in case any of you were desperate for a 664. He's also got a bunch of other machines too, although it's all pretty run of the mill apart from the 664 and without proper auctions, probably overpriced too. He does have an FDI-1, but without the DDI-1 interface I suspect it's pretty useless.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:17, 21 January 12
Hi Ralf,
     that auction is from Boomow (one of the users here). He listed all the other stuff, so that we could see the other things that are going to be offered later. He will be starting "normal" auctions for all the other stuff too. He has a thread about it here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/hello-there-cpc-wiki-peeps/ (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/hello-there-cpc-wiki-peeps/)

I don't think his picture violates the ebay rules as long as you clearly state what's up for sale in the text. There are often auctions for 8-bit computers where it shows a monitor but states that the monitor isn't part of the sale.

Bryce.

P.s. I wouldn't let the 664 go for 100 pounds either, because it probably will fetch more than 100 when it goes up for auction :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 16:02, 21 January 12



Cheat Mode II Amstrad Action, The Revenge

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cheat-Mode-2-Amstrad-Action-/260937319137?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc11382e1#ht_500wt_1202 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cheat-Mode-2-Amstrad-Action-/260937319137?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc11382e1#ht_500wt_1202)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 02:44, 22 January 12
I don't think his picture violates the ebay rules as long as you clearly state what's up for sale in the text. There are often auctions for 8-bit computers where it shows a monitor but states that the monitor isn't part of the sale.
Heh, I didn't actually notice that he'd already posted it here... Anyway, I'm still pretty sure ebay take a dim view on soliciting invitations to bid on items other than the one for sale, even though a lot of people do it, especially car breakers. There's a huge difference between showing a monitor to prove a computer sold without monitor works correctly and showing pictures of many different computers and inviting offers when selling blank discs... ;) In any case, I still posted the link just because I knew people here would still be interested... :)
P.s. I wouldn't let the 664 go for 100 pounds either, because it probably will fetch more than 100 when it goes up for auction :)
True, especially as it's supposed to be in mint condition. That said, there was one sold a few months back for just over £50, although I personally didn't bid on it because it looked quite beaten up.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 19:25, 22 January 12
Am I missing something here? This 6128 is going to crazy money! 330672176534 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330672176534)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Boomow on 20:02, 22 January 12
It is!! :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: duk_duw on 20:58, 22 January 12
Am I missing something here? This 6128 is going to crazy money! 330672176534 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330672176534)

Cause of the albino disks (the white one)

duk_duw
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Travis P on 00:10, 23 January 12
I am selling some old Amstrad Computer User magazines if someone wants to fill the gaps in their collection.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630749994?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630749994?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750085?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750085?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750178?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750178?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750328?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750328?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750406?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750406?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750470?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190630750470?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:15, 25 January 12
The brown golden C64 has now gone above €700 ! These people really need to get a life....

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Goldener-C64-Commodore-C64-Computer-Computer-Klassiker-/280807587168?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item41616fbd60 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Goldener-C64-Commodore-C64-Computer-Computer-Klassiker-/280807587168?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item41616fbd60)

Bryce.

... Back in a bit, just off to buy some gold spray paint for my C64 with the missing side-plate....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 15:23, 25 January 12
... Back in a bit, just off to buy some gold spray paint for my C64 with the missing side-plate....

Don't forget to tap on a sticker and handwrite a number slightly above 1.000.000!

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:48, 25 January 12
Yes, I've already chosen the number: 1,000,264 That way I can claim that it was a hidden message about the forth coming Commodore series! I'm sure I'll get at least €10,000 for that. The great thing is, I can even use one of the broken C64s I have, because it doesn't even need to work :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:01, 25 January 12
The brown golden C64 has now gone above €700 ! These people really need to get a life....

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Goldener-C64-Commodore-C64-Computer-Computer-Klassiker-/280807587168?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item41616fbd60 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Goldener-C64-Commodore-C64-Computer-Computer-Klassiker-/280807587168?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item41616fbd60)

Bryce.

... Back in a bit, just off to buy some gold spray paint for my C64 with the missing side-plate....

If they have that sort of disposable income in the current economic climate then they could probably afford to buy a life as well  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:02, 25 January 12
 €700? Yeah, right. More like €2.121... :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 21:07, 25 January 12
The world is crazy :P

For me is much more interesting, this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110778560319&refid=store#ht_1946wt_754) and this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX-Spectrum-Midnight-Resistance-Source-Code-Jim-Bagley-/110778560627?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19caeab073), for only 40 pounds is a theft  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 21:11, 25 January 12
You could be right, £40 for a few sheets of paper :laugh: , is not like he is selling the copyright.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:56, 25 January 12
€700? Yeah, right. More like €2.121... :D

That's just outright sad. I mean, in the close-up it doesn't even look like it's been well sprayed, you can see the original colour through the paint in some spots. Chances of being a fake 99%

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 01:02, 26 January 12
That's just outright sad. I mean, in the close-up it doesn't even look like it's been well sprayed, you can see the original colour through the paint in some spots. Chances of being a fake 99%

Bryce.


Just because I love to alienate myself but are you sure?  :D The only thing that strikes me is the keys look gold as far as I can tell and to my mind they would be the hardest thing to change? Also would they have not have originally taken the standard cases and had them professionally sprayed to keep costs down rather than added the gold colour to the plastic mould, or however they inject the colour into the plastic, considering it was a batch of a few hundred?
 
If it is genuine it seems to be heading for the right price:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/gold-commodore-64-sells-for-gbp-2650 (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/gold-commodore-64-sells-for-gbp-2650)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:30, 26 January 12
It might actually be genuine, because they seem to all have been badly spray painted. But the keys weren't gold, they were the standard white/grey keys. You can see a very good close up of one here: http://www.heimcomputer.de/pics/c64gold4.jpg (http://www.heimcomputer.de/pics/c64gold4.jpg)

Which makes them very easy to fake. In fact the board it's mounted on would be more difficult to fake than the C64 itself.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:33, 26 January 12
It's not that difficult to put the paint in the plastic mix; they refill the tanks (paint, materials) all the time, though they *would* need to wash the machinery. I don't think that'd be that expensive, presumably they wash the machinery at the end of each cycle to keep it clean of goo and stuff.


Spraying them is just lazy. Yuk. A really bad job.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 21:24, 30 January 12



Not sure of the relevance / value in getting one of these over Bryce Hardware Inc. (MegaFlash), but if you feel the need to get the old skool hardware, here's one for sale on ebay:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maplins-Rombox-Amstrad-CPC-Computers-/160726454368?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item256c0b1060#ht_500wt_1174 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maplins-Rombox-Amstrad-CPC-Computers-/160726454368?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item256c0b1060#ht_500wt_1174)


(I recall someone was trying to buy my Maplin Rombox a while ago.... I won't sell  :-* [size=78%]  but maybe you can purchase this one?!)[/size]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:49, 20 February 12
I know we have some MSX2 fans here, so I thought I should point them to this. Looks like it's in excellent condition and even includes the shitty upright tapedeck and a few games too: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-NMS-8245-MSX-2-Homecomputer-Zubehor-Privatsammlung-Vintage-/230749435567?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35b9bcf6af (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-NMS-8245-MSX-2-Homecomputer-Zubehor-Privatsammlung-Vintage-/230749435567?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35b9bcf6af)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 21:08, 20 February 12
I know we have some MSX2 fans here, so I thought I should point them to this. Looks like it's in excellent condition and even includes the shitty upright tapedeck and a few games too: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-NMS-8245-MSX-2-Homecomputer-Zubehor-Privatsammlung-Vintage-/230749435567?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35b9bcf6af (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-NMS-8245-MSX-2-Homecomputer-Zubehor-Privatsammlung-Vintage-/230749435567?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35b9bcf6af)

Bryce.



The tape deck is what sold it to me  :D
Reminds me of one of those old table top games...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 18:13, 22 February 12
I know we have some MSX2 fans here, so I thought I should point them to this. Looks like it's in excellent condition and even includes the shitty upright tapedeck and a few games too: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-NMS-8245-MSX-2-Homecomputer-Zubehor-Privatsammlung-Vintage-/230749435567?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35b9bcf6af (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-NMS-8245-MSX-2-Homecomputer-Zubehor-Privatsammlung-Vintage-/230749435567?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35b9bcf6af)

Bryce.


I loved the original MSX computer, I remember the Toshiba man game, you were dropped inside the computer and had to escape, there was also a really weird shoot-em-up I used to play called Bangers and Mash. Great computer!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 18:40, 24 February 12
Gosh! Basic Asic Batman! Hewson Anarchy Unprotected Master/workdisc:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-Hewson-Anarchy-Unprotected-Master-/260965090014?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc2bb42de (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-Hewson-Anarchy-Unprotected-Master-/260965090014?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc2bb42de)

Pretty thin description tho .. veeery thin  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 16:30, 26 February 12
Gosh! Basic Asic Batman! Hewson Anarchy Unprotected Master/workdisc:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-Hewson-Anarchy-Unprotected-Master-/260965090014?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc2bb42de (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-Hewson-Anarchy-Unprotected-Master-/260965090014?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3cc2bb42de)

Pretty thin description tho .. veeery thin  :)

What more would u like to know, it's the real deal :-)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 01:26, 29 February 12
What more would u like to know, it's the real deal :-)
Well, everything (where, when, who, why, errorfree, working, proff, open for europeans, etc)   :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:41, 01 March 12
If anyone is interested there is pascal on 3" disk on ebay, ends tomorrow.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150767589334?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150767589334?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ukmarkh on 09:54, 02 March 12
Well, everything (where, when, who, why, errorfree, working, proff, open for europeans, etc)   :)

Open to CPC Wiki Europeans... yes fully working, it came into my possession a few years back now.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:32, 04 March 12
So... the auction ended at a low price, was it anyone from here?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 20:34, 04 March 12
no bid was done... You can order it again.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-software-digital-research-pascal-mt-80-/150770890884?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D150767589334%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6768730436459483360#ht_500wt_1148 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-software-digital-research-pascal-mt-80-/150770890884?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D150767589334%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6768730436459483360#ht_500wt_1148)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:51, 04 March 12
Apologies, I wasn't talking abou the Pascal one but about the workdisks :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 01:29, 09 March 12
Hi, just wondering if some of the carts this ebayer is selling (Operation Thunderbolt, Klax and Batman) were part of anything such as a demo machine for example, as most seem to have some sort of code printed on the label or are they just fakes (like Navy Seals appears to be in the list)?
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Video-Games-/1249/i.html?_catref=1&_ssn=shark1e&_trksid=p3911.c0.m1538 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Video-Games-/1249/i.html?_catref=1&_ssn=shark1e&_trksid=p3911.c0.m1538)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 04:30, 09 March 12
Hi, just wondering if some of the carts this ebayer is selling (Operation Thunderbolt, Klax and Batman) were part of anything such as a demo machine for example, as most seem to have some sort of code printed on the label or are they just fakes (like Navy Seals appears to be in the list)?
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Video-Games-/1249/i.html?_catref=1&_ssn=shark1e&_trksid=p3911.c0.m1538 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Video-Games-/1249/i.html?_catref=1&_ssn=shark1e&_trksid=p3911.c0.m1538)

This post made me take a close look at the cartridges I have, out of 7 cartridges (excluding burning rubber), 3, I think now are fakes, they have red and white labels, very similar to "real" cartridges, but underneath I can see the smaller labels shown in this auction, I can just about read that label, two of them used to be the Arnold diagnostic cartridges, I think I would have preferred the diagnostic cartridges to the games that they now contain.

The "fakes" do not have the copyright symbol, date or the publisher, and the white part of the label is plain white with the title produced by a dot matrix printer, the originals have some "background graphics" under the title.

The cartridges in the auction may be fakes or they may be genuine cartridges that were recycled.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:37, 09 March 12
I have seen real cartridges with dot matrix printed labels just like these.
So they may not be fake.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: andycadley on 12:46, 09 March 12
Yeah, I think they may be ones out of those cartridge demo machine things, which were sold off once it became rather obvious that the demo machines weren't going to sell that many consoles.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:04, 09 March 12
Would be too nice to have one of these CSD's. But I assume very few of them were ever produced.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 02:02, 12 March 12
could anyone please assist me with getting hold of this game? seller wont post outside of UK and never replied to my question about it :(

Tank Attack - Amstrad CPC Disk Game - RARE | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tank-Attack-Amstrad-CPC-Disk-Game-RARE-/160759845386?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item256e08920a)

willing to pay for postage both directions to get it to Sydney, Australia

thanks!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 02:21, 12 March 12
Take a look a the CPC Games CD first, just to be sure that you really want that game.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 02:50, 12 March 12
it's complete with a game board with little plastic tank pieces etc
emulating such a strategy game from the DSK file (ie from CPC-Power or the Games CD) without the board/accessories does seems kinda pointless!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: jbaudrand on 09:21, 12 March 12
i owned this game when i was a kid, myfather was really fond of strategy game, so we have played this game and i remember the game was unplayable, I mean it lost units that was on the board for unexpected reason. so we never really enjoyed playing it. maybe the game need a good patch to be really good.
After this game we played a lot at Tobrouk from ere...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 16:07, 12 March 12
Just attack the enemy headquartes once and you win. Less than a minute. I didn't want to say it in such clear words. But yes, that game is crap.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:49, 12 March 12
OMG, a childhood memory demolished :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Nich on 22:37, 16 March 12
I know that some French games are highly sought after, but when I saw this copy of Meurtres en Série (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/251011398922?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) sell for €328.76 (about £274), I was left speechless. :o

I will point out that Cobra Soft's Meurtres games come with lots of 'goodies' (much like Infocom's games), and obtaining a copy with all of the clues present is very difficult - but that price is just eye-watering!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 22:45, 16 March 12
Where is the wine bottle (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=goodies&num=1404)?  xDDDDDD
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 16:40, 17 March 12
Byte Drive 500? Never heard of it either:

Byte Drive 500 (Probably Amstrad?) plus 34 x 3" floppy disks | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Byte-Drive-500-Probably-Amstrad-plus-34-x-3-floppy-disks-/230762195387?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35ba7fa9bb)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:09, 18 March 12
@Nich: crazy price indeed... But I dig all the feelies. Great job on the publishers' side.


@Cholo: interesting drive! Anyone bidding on it?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay - Vortex-Modul für CPC6128 mit VDOS 2.0
Post by: Gryzor on 17:33, 20 March 12
A nice Vortex-Modul für CPC6128 mit VDOS 2.0 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Vortex-Modul-CPC6128-VDOS-2-0-Raritat-/220975884640?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3373306960&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101) for those with a Vortex drive in need of a driver.


That's a socketed EPROM, could you use it as a simple expansion board?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 23:10, 20 March 12
@Cholo: interesting drive! Anyone bidding on it?
Well, i was initially thinking of bidding, but then reason got the better of me  :) It does looks quite inviting i must admit .. it could be a stack of interesting developer-ish discs and compatible & working drive (after 95% chance will need a new drive ribbon).
But as the whole thing is "untested" + my usual Luck = empty or just the usual pirated games floppies with huge errors on em all and a completely broken drive (or beyond my capacity to fix). Also, being already £26 (+probably £30 postage) 3 days before auction ending + a lot of international people asking questions .. well, lets just say i got a bad feeling it wont end inside my price range.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:49, 21 March 12
Ok, that lovely 664 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/AMSTRAD-CPC-664-EN-PARFAIT-ETAT-A-NE-PAS-RATER--/251017288280?pt=FR_GH_Informatique_Ordinateurs_Ordinateurs_de_Collection&hash=item3a71cbda58) ended for over €200, I think it's the most expensive I've seen...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:21, 21 March 12
Yeah, I was watching that too. But you have to admit, it is in great condition and he took good pictures of it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:41, 21 March 12
Mine is, too, so... ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay - Vortex-Modul für CPC6128 mit VDOS 2.0
Post by: TFM on 17:06, 21 March 12
A nice Vortex-Modul für CPC6128 mit VDOS 2.0 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Vortex-Modul-CPC6128-VDOS-2-0-Raritat-/220975884640?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3373306960&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101) for those with a Vortex drive in need of a driver.


That's a socketed EPROM, could you use it as a simple expansion board?

Yes, you can. It provides one 16 KB socket with selectable ROM number. You can f.e. use it for ParaDOS or XD-DOS if you like. However VDOS has some nice gimmicks in ROM like a machine monitor. I worked a lot with it in my early 5.25" days ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 21:20, 21 March 12
Hi,


Have a look at the following auctions that ended earlier today :


AMSTAR n° 1 - Amstrad - Septembre 1986
180 EUR (150.10 GBP)
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170801567173?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)


AMSTAR n° 3 - Amstrad - Novembre 1986
159 EUR (132.59 GBP)
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170801569444?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)


That's a lot of money just for two magazines  ???


Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:33, 21 March 12
Idiots! :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:49, 22 March 12
What the... I'm amazed...
Title: Anybody want a DDI-1
Post by: steve on 01:39, 23 March 12
There is one here eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220979673919?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay - Australia...
Post by: 00WReX on 07:37, 23 March 12
Looks like a nice, one owner CPC6128 package with the Colour monitor & TV tuner ad on for anyone in Australia.
Specifically South Australia...Adelaide, as it says local pickup only.
 
It is not very often that you find these appearing on ebay Australia these days, especially as its a full package including the manual etc.
 
I'm in Melbourne, so a fair way from me...but Thought I'd post it for any interested South Australians out there.
 
Amstrad 128 computer + Monitor (+tv tuner add-on) with Disk drive unit and softw (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-128-computer-Monitor-tv-tuner-add-on-Disk-drive-unit-and-softw-/200731945541?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item2ebc8e6a45)
 
 
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 07:52, 23 March 12
SAM COUPE in the UK...gonna go for a bit I reckon...

Sam Coupe Computer - MGT - 512K Ram - Disk Drive - MINT! - Boxed - BEAUTIFUL!! | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sam-Coupe-Computer-MGT-512K-Ram-Disk-Drive-MINT-Boxed-BEAUTIFUL-/300679449214?_trksid=p4340.m1374&_trkparms=algo%3DPI.WATCH%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7197179164979348794)
 
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:36, 23 March 12
Boxed? Damn... I do have one, but I'm still tempted...
Title: Soft 158 Firmware Manual
Post by: steve on 15:38, 23 March 12
If you want a firmware manual for the '464 look here Amstrad " The Complete CPC 464 Operating System " - Soft 158 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Complete-CPC-464-Operating-System-Soft-158-/320869591266?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ab55168e2)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:44, 23 March 12
If you want a firmware manual for the '464 look here Amstrad " The Complete CPC 464 Operating System " - Soft 158 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Complete-CPC-464-Operating-System-Soft-158-/320869591266?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ab55168e2)



Oooh! Mine! Mine, I tell you!
Title: Remember the sawn off '464?
Post by: steve on 16:04, 23 March 12
 :laugh: :laugh: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPLETE-REPLACEMENT-CASSETTE-UNIT-1st-VERSION-/120881184154?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c25147d9a  :laugh: :laugh:  (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPLETE-REPLACEMENT-CASSETTE-UNIT-1st-VERSION-/120881184154?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c25147d9a)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:07, 23 March 12
:laugh: :laugh: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPLETE-REPLACEMENT-CASSETTE-UNIT-1st-VERSION-/120881184154?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c25147d9a  :laugh: :laugh:  (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPLETE-REPLACEMENT-CASSETTE-UNIT-1st-VERSION-/120881184154?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c25147d9a)



What the.... at least he's not lying about the "complete" part!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: McKlain on 19:50, 23 March 12
Pretty rare collector's item!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:24, 23 March 12
Yes, sure ;-) If you watch CPC chainsaw massacre and replay the movie with my 464 I will have such an item too ;-)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay - Australia...
Post by: ervin on 08:45, 25 March 12
Looks like a nice, one owner CPC6128 package with the Colour monitor & TV tuner ad on for anyone in Australia.
Specifically South Australia...Adelaide, as it says local pickup only.
 
It is not very often that you find these appearing on ebay Australia these days, especially as its a full package including the manual etc.
 
I'm in Melbourne, so a fair way from me...but Thought I'd post it for any interested South Australians out there.
 
Amstrad 128 computer + Monitor (+tv tuner add-on) with Disk drive unit and softw (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-128-computer-Monitor-tv-tuner-add-on-Disk-drive-unit-and-softw-/200731945541?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item2ebc8e6a45)
 
 
 
Cheers,
Shane

IT'S MINE!!!
YEEHAAAAA!!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D

Thanks for the heads up Shane, this is a dream come true!

WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

[EDIT] And... I've picked it up!
I'm hoping to take some photos later tonight and post them.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:08, 25 March 12
At 140 euros I'd say ouch, but then again it's totally worth it! Congrats, have fun!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ervin on 14:13, 25 March 12
Yeah it is quite high - there was a bidding war in the last 5 minutes. The fact that it was pickup only, and so no postage, offsets the high cost somewhat.

My wife was by my side during the last few minutes of the auction, so it is an "approved" purchase.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 14:41, 25 March 12
WooHoo, that's great news mate.
Honestly, it may sound a fair bit to the guys in Europe but these really are becoming few & far between in Australia.
And with the huge distances between major cities in this country, finding one locally is even harder...if it is interstate the postage with a monitor would be crazy, that's why I did not bid on it (although, in reality I definately don't need it...pretty much out of space).
 
I'm very happy for you mate...thats really good news. Definately put up a photo or two...I never get bored of seeing a CPC.  :D
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: awergh on 15:54, 25 March 12
Wow that one went for more then I expected since it was local pickup. Congrats on the exciting purchase. As much as I would really like a 6128 I think its going to be hard to find one for a cheap price ah well Bryce will eventually release a RAM Expansion and I'll be able to play Orion Prime on my 464 and everything will be good :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ervin on 16:29, 25 March 12
Aaaargh!!!

Some problems!

The DEL key and SPACE key seem to be dead.
But even worse, the drive doesn't work!

When I put a disc in it clicks into place nicely.
When I type CAT, the cpc tries to access the disc, but the drive starts buzzing quite loudly, and I get the "Retry, Ignore, Cancel" message popping up.  :(

Can anyone offer any suggestions?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:22, 25 March 12
When I put a disc in it clicks into place nicely.
When I type CAT, the cpc tries to access the disc, but the drive starts buzzing quite loudly, and I get the "Retry, Ignore, Cancel" message popping up.  :(

Can anyone offer any suggestions?




Sure; it needs a belt replacement. As for the non-working keys, try opening it up and checking the membrane, it may be as simple as cleaning it...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ervin on 04:00, 26 March 12
I thought as much.
Thanks man.
 
Just wondering, what is the preferred method of cleaning the keyboard membrane?
Should I use some sort of cleaner, or could that damage the membrane?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 07:23, 26 March 12
No chemicals...simply warm water is all you would want to use.
A damp sponge is OK to give it a wipe over.
Also, before dis-assembling any of the keyboard, simply unplug and re-insert the keyboard to motherboard ribbon cable connector (do this a few times) to make sure the contacts are making a good connection.
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:56, 26 March 12
Damn... that Sam Coupe ended north of 550 quid!


I'm also watching this nice Atari Falcon (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATARI-FALCON-Mk-1-CUBASE-MIDI-sequencing-software-/200729226082?_trksid=p4340.m1374&_trkparms=algo%3DPI.WATCH%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7204764941238061685), had no idea they sell so dearly!
Title: 464PLUS on ebay
Post by: steve on 23:03, 27 March 12
464plus here amstrad cpc464 plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amstrad-cpc464-plus-/110848635513?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19cf17f279)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:16, 28 March 12
Ew... dirty. But what would you expect from a kitchen computer...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TopBanana on 10:28, 30 March 12
There's a bunch of early Amstrad User Mags up here


eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230767014735?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)


Is any one after these for scanning as some of the ones we seem to have available are a little incomplete.



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:36, 30 March 12
"Post to the UK" :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TopBanana on 18:34, 30 March 12
Ask the seller if he will send internationally - most people don't think outside the box :o
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TopBanana on 18:51, 30 March 12
Have asked and the seller is apparently quite happy to send to the EU, he's amending the auctions as we speak.
Title: very cheap tiny hard drives
Post by: steve on 00:37, 31 March 12
If someone can design an IDE/CF interface for the expansion port, these drives would be perfect, only £3.58 each with free delivery from hong kong, there are other listings with different prices.

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280803618411?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 03:33, 31 March 12
These drives seem nice, but then again, Compact Flash cards have that amount of storage and are IDE compatible.


I have a Symbiface II with a CF card as mass storage and it works just dandy.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay - ROMBO 8 Socket ROM Board + 3 ROMS
Post by: 00WReX on 07:40, 31 March 12
ROMBO ROM box with 3 ROM's
 
ROMBO 8 Socket ROM Board + 3 ROMS + All Manuals for Amstrad CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROMBO-8-Socket-ROM-Board-3-ROMS-All-Manuals-Amstrad-CPC-/110849256481?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19cf216c21)
 
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: very cheap tiny hard drives
Post by: steve on 12:07, 31 March 12
If someone can design an IDE/CF interface for the expansion port, these drives would be perfect, only £3.58 each with free delivery from hong kong, there are other listings with different prices.

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280803618411?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

These are no longer available.
They had 881 when I bought mine, but all sellers seem to have ended their auctions.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:57, 02 April 12
Have asked and the seller is apparently quite happy to send to the EU, he's amending the auctions as we speak.



Darn, I had forgotten about this... :( thanks for the feedback and action though.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay - 464 package in Melbourne Australia
Post by: 00WReX on 12:50, 05 April 12
Looks like a nice 464 package with green screen in Melboune, Australia.
From the photo, looks to be an early, tall key version and it's an Australian "Awa" from the screen shot.
 
AMSTRAD CPC 464 Computer w/- GT 64 Monitor, games and joystick. WORKS GREAT! | (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-Computer-w-GT-64-Monitor-games-and-joystick-WORKS-GREAT-/320879844971?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item4ab5edde6b)
 
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 21:42, 08 April 12
HI,


Look at this auction that ended earlier today.


Amstrad 79 x CF-2 3" floppy discs.
Amstrad 79 x CF-2 3" floppy discs | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-79-x-CF-2-3-floppy-discs-/320878053149?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ab5d2871d)


Price : 113.11 GBP


That's 1.43 GBP pr disc. Not a bad price, I think ! ! !


Wonder how many thousand pounds I have worth of discs ? ? ?


Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 21:48, 08 April 12
The auction ended yesterday and was only shipped in UK.
It's a normal price for used CF2 floppies.

Last weeks, I have bought around 20 new Amsoft Compact floppy disc for 1.5€ each.
And 20 other new for 2.5€ each.

(don't ask me why... :D )
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 23:04, 08 April 12
Hi,


OPS  :o


Correction, YES it ended yesterday. It said UK only, but it did also contain shipping prices outside UK
(16.91 GBP x 2 parcels = 33.82 GBP in postage)


In 2007 I bought : "50 NEW Maxell CF2 Compact Amstrad Discs (Sealed)" price   53 GBP (1.06 GBP pr disc)
In 2008 I bought : "Lot de 334 Disquettes 3 pouces Amstrad CPC"               price 130 GBP (0.39 GBP pr disc)


That makes my collection of 3inch discs worth nearly 3000 GBP  8) calculated with these prices ! ! !


On the other hand Ebay is auctions, and it comes down to what people are willing to pay for an item ! ! !

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 23:06, 08 April 12
Great Deal ! :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 23:11, 08 April 12
I got a feeling that chap is selling them off in batches. I bought a similar quantity from him back in December for £42...
 
I even took a photo of them at the time I am that sad  :laugh:
HxC case (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/hxc-case/msg36217/#msg36217)
 
Just hope my £20 "untested" 6128 (original CPC) I bought the other day doesn't turn out to be a steaming pile of turd and it will power up and just need a new belt, then I can persuade Bryce to sell me a new cable for my Megaflash  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 23:32, 08 April 12
Hi,


A long time ago, I did an even bigger deal  8)


I bought about 800 3inch discs and 1200 5.25 inch discs for the Amstrad CPC. The parcel did also contain the sellers old 5.25 inch disc drive and some other stuff. The parcel was HUGE, and the weight was about 60 kg if I remembers right. I think I payed about 550 GBP for the lot. 270 GBP for the goods, and 270 GBP in postage ! ! !


Even today I haven't gone trough all the discs  ???
My biggest problem is that I never got the 5.25 inch disc drive to work. Later I have bought several other disc drives, but none of them has been able to read my discs. It doesn't look like the discs are faulty to me, but what do I know ? ? ?


Anyway I still have them set up in 6 disc boxes.


Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:41, 09 April 12
270 GBP for the goods, and 270 GBP in postage ! ! !



Are you... Jesus?? :D :D :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:17, 09 April 12
Are you sure the 5.25in discs are for the CPC and not for some other computer?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:23, 09 April 12
My biggest problem is that I never got the 5.25 inch disc drive to work. Later I have bought several other disc drives, but none of them has been able to read my discs. It doesn't look like the discs are faulty to me, but what do I know ? ? ?

Try XD-DOS  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 23:54, 09 April 12
Are you sure the 5.25in discs are for the CPC and not for some other computer?

Bryce.
Hi Bryce,


Yes the discs are for the CPC. They do contain a lot of Amstrad software :


- WACCI
- ARNOR software
- CPM software : Wordstar, Supercalc, Cracker, Protext, Turbo Pascal and so on.
- Lots of games
- Copying software
- Demos
- Stop Press clipart and fonts
- Educational
- And a lot of other stuff


I tried years ago to read some of the discs (with the least valuable software), but I was only able to read a few sectors each disc. To me it looks like the discs are not in Amsdos or a Parados compatible format. The discs originates from UK, so I though it might have been in a format commonly used in the UK ! ! !



Try XD-DOS  ;D

I'll try that  ;)


Perhaps I should make another attempt to read those discs, and perhaps someone out there might help me on the right track  ::)


I'll have a look at that later this week, and give You the details ! ! !


Yours
Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 23:58, 09 April 12
Just to change the subject quickly - CPC 664 on ebay but pickup only in the UK.
 
AMSTRAD CPC 664, WORKING + EXTRAS | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-664-WORKING-EXTRAS-/261000655754?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3cc4d9f38a)

I am probably going mad, but... I think that may be my old parallel cable I made when I was living in Salisbury in the listing below. I wonder if they're my old disk drives and my old multiface with the dodgy buttons? Certainly that's the manual I remember having.... I think I am going to have to bid on it and get one if my mates to post it to Ireland :)

Amstrad CPC FLOPPY DRIVES x2, MULTIFACE 2, PC PARALLEL to CPC DISK unit | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-FLOPPY-DRIVES-x2-MULTIFACE-2-PC-PARALLEL-CPC-DISK-unit-/360449629725?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item53ec78de1d)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 21:32, 11 April 12

Just noticed this on our fave auction site:
DDI-464 cable (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-464-DDI-1-interface-for-HxC-floppy-emulator-/230775076561?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item35bb4436d1#ht_500wt_1107)


I'm not willing to fork out £46+P&P, but I am very interested......  does anyone know what modifications could have been done?
I have a couple of spare one's of these and would be very interested in knowing if I could get my 464 working with a HxC... any thoughts?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:26, 11 April 12
Follow the instructions here and you can use your HxC with a DDI-1: DDI Modification - CPCWiki - The Ultimate Amstrad CPC Community & Encyclopedia! (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/DDI_Modification)
If you've any questions send them my way.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 16:58, 12 April 12
Hi,


These auctions have ended the last days :


Amstrad 3" disc " Transact " - Sold for 79.76 GBP  ???
Amstrad 3" disc " Transact " | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-3-disc-Transact-/320882626151?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ab6184e67)


Amstrad 3" disc " Pitman Typing Tutor " - Sold for 28.76 GBP  :)
Amstrad 3" disc " Pitman Typing Tutor " | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-3-disc-Pitman-Typing-Tutor-/320882619822?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ab61835ae)


VINTAGE HEGOTRON GRAFPAD 11 BRITISH MICRO AMSTRAD TABLET DEVICE PCW BOXED - Sold for 91.00 GBP  :-[
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220994059102?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2649)


The big question is ! ! ! Is it the PCW version ? ? ? Based on the pictures I'm not sure. Did bid on it, but didn't win ! ! !


Yours


Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:41, 12 April 12
I think you've misunderstood the Threads Title, it's "Latest on ebay", not "Too late, it was on ebay" :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 18:26, 12 April 12
The big question is ! ! ! Is it the PCW version ? ? ? Based on the pictures I'm not sure. Did bid on it, but didn't win ! ! !

Yeah, and what's worse is it looks as though he didn't want to advertise that these were on ebay as he was bidding on them in case we drove up the final price! (joke)  :laugh:
 
The 5 1/4 inch "ploppy" does look a bit out of place, especially as the listing dates it as 1985 which would have been when the PCW machines were released and so would have used 3 inch discs?!?
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:09, 17 April 12
More from the "Too late, was on eBay" department, this lovely, lovely Memotech MTX500. I don't remember having seen one before, but it's gorgeous...


MEMOTECH MTX 500 COMPUTER+BOXED+SOFTWARE+EXCELENT CONDITION | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370603120390)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:42, 17 April 12
More from the "Too late, was on eBay" department, this lovely, lovely Memotech MTX500. I don't remember having seen one before, but it's gorgeous...


MEMOTECH MTX 500 COMPUTER+BOXED+SOFTWARE+EXCELENT CONDITION | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370603120390)

 
Hectic, I didn't realise they used the Memotech MTX500 in Weird Science...
 
Weird Science (http://starringthecomputer.com/appearance.php?f=7&c=7)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:47, 17 April 12
Oh god, great movie, had no idea either!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:15, 17 April 12
The MTX was a really nice computer to look at, but not great otherwise. Really well preserved though, pity it isn't the red cased version, then it would have fetched 5 times more.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:35, 17 April 12
Red? Are you sure? Just did a search, all I can find is this black one...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:50, 17 April 12
That's why the red one would be worth so much. Supposedly they produced it for a Russian government contract that fell through (one of the reasons the company went bust), so I don't think the red one was ever sold anywhere, but a few of them must exist.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:54, 17 April 12
Quote
A contributing factor, beyond the poor commercial success of the MTX, was the substantial investment Memotech made in preparing the MTX for the Soviet deal. This required a red brushed aluminum case instead of black,


By god, red brushed aluminum? This would look better than Georgia Salpa![nb]someone should send her an email and tell her she's a mascot here[/nb]!!! Such a pity... It doesn't appear there were any made though.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memotech_MTX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memotech_MTX)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:11, 17 April 12
Well I wouldn't go that far! But it would have looked rather good. The Original MTX500 (and the much bigger MTX512) are both black brushed aluminium, which already looks cool as it is.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:14, 17 April 12
Ok, let's just settle for "the MTX ages better than Salpa", right? :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:29, 17 April 12
That's the case with most computers, otherwise you'd have hobbiests collecting "Retro-women" :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:27, 18 April 12
Well, then again there's vintage pr0n, which would be the equivalent of emulation...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:04, 18 April 12
That's the case with most computers, otherwise you'd have hobbiests collecting "Retro-women" :D

Bryce.

They're cheap:
 
Retro Women High Waisted Flippy Flared Concealed Zip Royal Blue Mini Short Skirt (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Retro-Women-High-Waisted-Flippy-Flared-Concealed-Zip-Royal-Blue-Mini-Short-Skirt-/190636240126)
 
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:34, 19 April 12
Hey, this is cute, and the auction restriction is a nightmare to grasp :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:58, 19 April 12
All sorts of strange pictures in my head now, Gryzor in blue mini-skiirt!!

Make the evil pictures go away!! :D Aaaaarrrrggghhhhh!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:00, 19 April 12
I suppose you have never shopped for a member of the female population, then?


Though I know others imagining it on a pony or something...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:02, 19 April 12
No, I haven't.

And yes, I know, but those people (who we won't name) need professional help.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:28, 19 April 12
Though I know others imagining it on a pony or something...
:o :laugh: :o
See here...
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:31, 20 April 12
Just to change the subject quickly - CPC 664 on ebay but pickup only in the UK.
AMSTRAD CPC 664, WORKING + EXTRAS | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-664-WORKING-EXTRAS-/261000655754?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3cc4d9f38a)
I almost kicked myself - I was refreshing every second for the last 2 minutes convinced the price would skyrocket, and instead it stayed at £42.

I should have bid anyway, but it'd have just been too expensive to drive there to collect. I spent about 15 minutes trying to decide between bidding and asking him to post just the computer and Devpac or not bidding at all. I'm still not convinced I did the right thing by not bidding... :'(

I guess this is another reminder of how listing things as "pickup only" limits the potential bidders - I think if he'd listed just the 664 without monitor he'd easily have got somewhere between £50 and £100 plus postage...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:10, 20 April 12
Wow, this was a lovely set! Indeed, pickup seems to limit the bidders too much...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:18, 20 April 12
MINI / MIDI für the CPC. Wished to have that one:
 
CHEETAH MINI (MIDI) INTERFACE AND SOFTWARE FOR AMSTRAD CPC WORKING | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEETAH-MINI-MIDI-INTERFACE-AND-SOFTWARE-AMSTRAD-CPC-WORKING-/261005317866?_trksid=p4340.m444&_trkparms=algo%3DCRX%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DSI%252BUA%252BLM%252BLA%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7857602054235402124)
 
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: genesis8 on 22:22, 20 April 12
MINI / MIDI für the CPC. Wished to have that one:
 
CHEETAH MINI (MIDI) INTERFACE AND SOFTWARE FOR AMSTRAD CPC WORKING | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEETAH-MINI-MIDI-INTERFACE-AND-SOFTWARE-AMSTRAD-CPC-WORKING-/261005317866?_trksid=p4340.m444&_trkparms=algo%3DCRX%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DSI%252BUA%252BLM%252BLA%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7857602054235402124)

In France I get : Unfortunately, access to this particular item has been blocked due to legal restrictions in some countries. We are blocking your viewing in an effort to prevent restricted items from being displayed. Regrettably, in some cases, we may prevent users from accessing items that are not within the scope of said restrictions because of limitations of existing technology. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you may find other items of interest on eBay.

Doh !
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 22:37, 20 April 12
MINI / MIDI für the CPC. Wished to have that one:
CHEETAH MINI (MIDI) INTERFACE AND SOFTWARE FOR AMSTRAD CPC WORKING | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEETAH-MINI-MIDI-INTERFACE-AND-SOFTWARE-AMSTRAD-CPC-WORKING-/261005317866?_trksid=p4340.m444&_trkparms=algo%3DCRX%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DSI%252BUA%252BLM%252BLA%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7857602054235402124)
There's still 6 days left, you've not missed it yet!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:51, 20 April 12
@Genesis8: WoW!!! Thats a really free country you life in? Same shit happens to my friends at home (DE) when I send them harmless links once a while. In the USA things seem to be still a bit more free - if you just look at the surface.  ;)
@Ralferoo: Well, yes, but I'm not in UK. Just hope that a nice CPC user will get it and maybe do some scans, plans, whatever for the CPC-Wiki  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:50, 21 April 12
@Ralferoo: Well, yes, but I'm not in UK. Just hope that a nice CPC user will get it and maybe do some scans, plans, whatever for the CPC-Wiki  :)
Well, you know someone's already done that? http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Mini_Interface_for_connection_to_MK5_MIDI_Keyboard (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/../index.php/Mini_Interface_for_connection_to_MK5_MIDI_Keyboard)

Looking at the PCB, it's very basic IO circuit. The red wire is 5V, the blue wire (midi in) goes through the buffer and is read via software polling. It's not particularly good by MIDI standards - there's no opto-isolator, so it'd be easy to damage the buffer chip with static. The data is provided on D0, I've not checked the connections to the NAND/OR chips, so haven't decoded the address, but can if you are that interested.

In terms of usage on the CPC, because it's software polled, the CPC must do an IO request 31250 times per second, so 4ms every 32ms, and after polling the port there's not really much time left to do anything else. There's possibly just about enough time to decode the MIDI data, store it and lookup the note and play it, but it'd be quite a tightly written bit of code.

Probably the real value of this auction is in the plastic case and the edge connector as I believe they're getting hard to get hold of now...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 13:16, 21 April 12
Just noticed this guy has loads and loads of 3" disks for sale, mostly ending in the next few hours or tomorrow: frankcb867 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/frankcb867/m.html)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:11, 23 April 12
Anyone after an official Amstrad box for their 464 + green screen monitor?  ???
 
AMSTRAD CPC464, 'ORIGINAL' Empty Box... ! (...Ha-Ha-Ha...! ) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261009075926)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 10:00, 25 April 12
6128 in Greece - might be a good buy for any Greeks looking for another machine: Amstrad CPC 6128 computer fully refurbished | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170829324627)

Actually, the postage isn't that bad for international post. It'd cost almost that much to post inside the UK if using Royal Mail!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:59, 26 April 12
6128 in Greece - might be a good buy for any Greeks looking for another machine: Amstrad CPC 6128 computer fully refurbished | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170829324627)

Actually, the postage isn't that bad for international post. It'd cost almost that much to post inside the UK if using Royal Mail!



Yeah, but it's without the monitor...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:00, 26 April 12
Good spot!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:11, 26 April 12
Wait until April 30th and Royal Mail hike up their prices then it probably will be the same price to post inside the UK...  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 21:02, 20 May 12
Anyone seen this CPC6128+ (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-PLUS-colour-monitor-and-gaming-joypad-/221024605355?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item337617d4ab) yet?

He writes later that he tested it, and it works fine.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 21:53, 20 May 12
Then why can't I see any Basic cartridge ?

Gotta be vigilant or this scroodgic Crook will not give it too.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 23:13, 20 May 12
Then why can't I see any Basic cartridge ?

Gotta be vigilant or this scroodgic Crook with not give it too.

....er...  what?
Basic cartridge? Do you need a basic cartridge for a CPC6128+ before you can code basic??
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 23:25, 20 May 12
Yes, the cartridge holds the firmware, basic and the game - Burning Rubber.
The 6128plus is useless without a cartridge.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 07:34, 21 May 12
Wow, I had no idea!
Good to know.. Seems a bit silly though imho.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 16:27, 21 May 12
It was cheaper to make a cartridge rather than putting the roms in the pcb along with the cartridge connector...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 17:05, 21 May 12
Also it was supposed to ease Firmware upgrade or alternative OS... but was not done due to lack of suckcess...

I just can't even understand why we still don't have kustom 512K Cartridges with "SymbOS PLUS edition" yet. >:(
This should be supplied with a good mouse adapter for PLUS, taking Power supply from the Analog Joy port.
Could even support Mouse through the Analog port, would enable better mouse movement perhaps... :)

You can also find some Basic1.1 cartridge, they don't include Burning Rubber but are said to have a better compatibility with old CPC range.


Having the "OS" on cartridge was also some sort of antipiracy method...
Because your OS need the cartridge port, you can't access the Game cartridge from your OS easily (so can't crack them...)
Sort of.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: spookspring on 15:45, 22 May 12
Hi this guy is having a loft clearout. http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/nimrug1/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754 (http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/nimrug1/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754)

Amdrum, Music Maker
and a modem which is not listed in the CPC Wiki, protek 1200 computer modem with interface.

Also a Romantic Robot II going.

I have been outbid on everything so far.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 20:18, 22 May 12
Another CPC6128+
But defect I think.

ORDENADOR AMSTRAD CPC 6128 PLUS | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/ORDENADOR-AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-PLUS-/130697857220?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item1e6e3308c4)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 20:21, 22 May 12
Quote
Another CPC6128+
But defect I think.
Again I see no cartridge.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 20:36, 22 May 12
So buy your cartridge from another auction??
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 20:56, 23 May 12
Quite clearly a homemade 4in1 cart:
Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare-Greatest-Hits-4-games-cartridge-Amstrad-GX-4000-CPC464-6128-plus-/130701193878?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e6e65f296)

The lack of any "copyright" on the box kinda speaks for itself. Also it may just be my imagination, but the box label looks a bit uneven on closer inspection. The "manual" looks homemade as well.

Of cause he dosnt say its a original and yes a homemade cart like that is probably quite rare, but do beware!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 00:31, 24 May 12
Quote
The lack of any "copyright" on the box kinda speaks for itself.
:laugh:
Hahaha it is common knoledge that those are bootlegs anyway, such stuff were never officially released.

Also just look at those games.

1 is by Infogrames
2 are from Loriciels
1 is from OCEAN

all of them would have release compilations with only their own products on it...

(A loriciel GX4000 compilation could be awesome indeed... Magic Pinbal and so on...)

Also the switcher for games...

An official release would have had a proper on screen software menu.


Also...WTF ? sold for 110£ ?

The guy most probably cannibalised a GX4000 Burnin' rubber cartridge sold for like 5-10 euros max...

Then hacked a 512K Eprom and a jumpeer into it...
ok some work was done and a few extra chips... but definitely a crook...

such thing should cost like 40€uros maximum, and you should even ask for the original ROM that was on the cartridge.

I mean i'm ok for guy to sell this, but there the price is ridiculously too high for such thing as he clearly don't tell it is a homemade thing...

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 00:45, 24 May 12
Ha! Cholo you beat me to it! I just spotted this little gem, I wonder if Bryce will get a cut for his design? Honestly it really annoys me when people take designs offered for free on the web and use them to bootleg things and flog 'em with the usual "Rare! a Must for any Amstrad Collector! Of course it's bloody rare! The seller only built the one. It's one of a kind! And worth maybe £6 for the parts. An old Burnin Rubber Cart, A £5.00 SRAM IC, 30 seconds to download the cartridge images and an hour to throw it all together.


The sad part is that some poor soul has already made an offer on this item! I wonder if they know its a knock off?


I have about 5 Burnin Rubber Carts that I've picked up over the years, I have all the things I need in my parts bin to build 5 exact replicas of this cart! Maybe I should make a bootleg of the bootleg, and offer them on ebay for £10 each all at the same time? It would certainly put a crimp on this sellers 'Rare' claim! Grrr!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 01:13, 24 May 12
usually we report those offers so the bid is cancelled...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:00, 24 May 12
usually we report those offers so the bid is cancelled...



Well, I just did.


Man, I hate those auctions. It'd really be fine if they stated what it is, but as it is it's just a lie...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 17:17, 24 May 12
Quote
I have about 5 Burnin Rubber Carts that I've picked up over the years, I have all the things I need in my parts bin to build 5 exact replicas of this cart! Maybe I should make a bootleg of the bootleg, and offer them on ebay for £10 each all at the same time? It would certainly put a crimp on this sellers 'Rare' claim! Grrr!
Lol...

Weren't there some guenuine ACID chips somewhere ?

Clearly, getting a stock of those and mass producing some cartridges with plastic and ROM socket then sell them for 60€uros could really work well... and be a fair trade... even give some margin I guess.


Quote
Well, I just did.
And you did well oh mighty Gry... er...  Contra, holy Palladin of the Amstrad.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: McKlain on 17:59, 24 May 12
Weren't there some guenuine ACID chips somewhere ?

Whoever could get a hold of those should build a plus cart with support for SD cards ala HxC to load your rom and .cpr images onto the cart's memory (wich could be 512k or more?).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:33, 25 May 12
The Cartridge isn't my Multi-Cart design, it has 4 switches to select the game, mine only needs two switches. It also wouldn't need any extra chips, just a few extra resistors.

TFM has supposedly a stock of real ACID chips that he bought a while back.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 13:55, 25 May 12
Whoever could get a hold of those should build a plus cart with support for SD cards ala HxC to load your rom and .cpr images onto the cart's memory (wich could be 512k or more?).
If I'm honest, that's one of the reasons why I started my FPGA project. But then I realised it's not much extra effort to emulate the whole CPC too and got a bit distracted... ;)

I've actually got a whole load of BSS138s that I was going to use for level conversion for this very project to interface the 3.3v FPGA and flash chips to 5v.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:14, 25 May 12
This might be interesting for someone in Ireland...

Vintage Amstrad 464 Plus Console - Mint Condition - Cables, Game & Cartridge | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Amstrad-464-Plus-Console-Mint-Condition-Cables-Game-Cartridge-/200764901842?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2ebe8549d2)

Silly starting price, but then again, that might discourage a lot of bidders.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 14:55, 25 May 12
They sure do look great those plus machines.
I can't make up my mind whether to get one or not.
That 464plus sure is tempting because of the mint condition. But at the same time I'm sure I'll need an additional 64k + a disk drive very fast. And I bet those aren't easy to come by for the plus machines.

A reason for considering a plus machine is of course because I love the old CPC's, but would also like to be able to do some extra stuff. Check out some cartridges, and buy whatever new cartridges will be built soon by the community. Do we have a pro and con thread anywhere for buying a CPC plus machine?  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 16:54, 25 May 12
Sadly I think it is easier to add Tape to a 6128PLUS than to find all the missing chips for a 464PLUS to get it into 4-6128 standard...

Just look at motherboards pictures of both... lots of lots of empty slots on 464PLUS.

I mean, good point is that the slots are there on the Motherboard, but you'll have to find the proper RAM, some other bits and FDC and so on...

And do a lot of delicate soldering.

Also, those 3" disk drives on the 6128PLUS are good... they are +5V powered... and a bit more modern than those on CPC6128...
Could perhaps even be adapted on a modern (not too much modern) PC.


On the other hand, the 464PLUS is more a collectible item than a computer for daily use. Collectors seek them for being rarer... so not a good thing if you actually want to use it, a bit like the CPC664...


Having a 6128PLUS is great provided you want to do some programs on it...
Also there are some great demos on it too and sadly to few specific games, but still Rick Dangerous128PLUS is a great addtional value. ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:39, 25 May 12
Nice machine, but GBP110 with no monitor? Hmmm...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 17:48, 25 May 12
Buy it, have it shipped to Bryce, have Bryce stuff in all the chips and expansions it can hold, have Bryce send it to you.  :)

What's your price for that Bryce?  :D

I like having both tape and disc drive in my CPC, and since I know I'll mostly (only) be using a 3.5" drive, a CPC464plus with an external drive makes sense to me.
But it does need at least 64k memory expansion. 512k wouldn't be turned down though.  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 18:16, 25 May 12
All you need is a Bryce+
It has all extensions you need and works with all CPC-devices.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 18:42, 25 May 12
I would buy a Bryce+
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:09, 25 May 12
Does it need a separate power supply? Can it run off the monitor cable?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 19:43, 25 May 12
No, it just need a few beers and sandwiches as powersupply I think.

So it runs at 5° alcohol  minimum power tension.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:46, 25 May 12
Tuna? Salmon? This is getting expensive...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:07, 25 May 12
As long as it doesn't need "Apples" :D

I'd actually like to get a hold of a 464+ myself. It would be a really great computer to mod. I'd say I could fit a HxC, slimline 3.5 Drive (with ABBA switch between 3.5 and HxC to make both useful for games), an S-Video output, 512K RAM expansion (576K Total), a MegaFlash, ACID inside and an AMX compatible USB Mouse port. It would be a tight squeeze, but if I made a custom PCB with everything on the one PCB and shaped to use all the free space, it could probably be done. The LCD for the HxC might be a problem, but there might be compatible slimline or miniature displays available, would have to check.

Some of the missing ICs (The disc-drive controller/seperator) are pretty hard to get these days, but they do pop up on ebay occasionally.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 22:58, 25 May 12
I'd actually like to get a hold of a 464+ myself. It would be a really great computer to mod. I'd say I could fit a HxC, slimline 3.5 Drive (with ABBA switch between 3.5 and HxC to make both useful for games), an S-Video output, 512K RAM expansion (576K Total), a MegaFlash, ACID inside and an AMX compatible USB Mouse port. It would be a tight squeeze, but if I made a custom PCB with everything on the one PCB and shaped to use all the free space, it could probably be done. The LCD for the HxC might be a problem, but there might be compatible slimline or miniature displays available, would have to check.

That sounds like it would be the ultimate Amstrad CPC of all times!

I WANT ONE!  :)

When will you start buying supplies, including CPC's?  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 23:07, 25 May 12
better to only get the upper 464+ casing... and put it on a 6128+ lower casing+Motherboard.

I mean, the good point with this Tape slot is that it is easier to put some custom LCD screen and some buttons for the HXC or even custom upgrades to be switched on/off... like and hardware upgrades managers with its own screen and interface. ;)


so bryce, what is your favourite sandwich finally ?
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:22, 25 May 12
I would leave the tapedeck installed and working! It would be a shame to remove it and that's the whole point of doing it on a 464+. It's the only bit I couldn't add to my 6128+.

I don't intend starting a conversion service, I'd just do the one, but I'd publish pictures and instructions.

Bryce.

Oh, yeah, the sandwich question... As a french person you'll probably find this strange, but my version of a good sandwich is a Croissant filled with ham and gouda.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 23:39, 25 May 12
I don't intend starting a conversion service, I'd just do the one, but I'd publish pictures and instructions.

Well let me know when it's done then so I can buy it from you.  :P

Nah, I understand. I was of course joking about the service thingy.
Still, if you ever do manage to make one for yourself, I wouldn't mind paying good money for you to do one for me too.
In any case, it seemingly won't be happening any day soon, so I'll be chillin' with my CPC464.  :)

The CPC+ machines look awesome. Having one with all those accessories would be insanely awesome. But only the non-plus machines fit on my table when I need the PC keyboard there at the same time.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:56, 25 May 12
The Plus is much narrower than the classic 6128, you have much more space on the desk with a plus. That's why it's usually the one I have in use.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 00:14, 26 May 12
Quote
Oh, yeah, the sandwich question... As a french person you'll probably find this strange, but my version of a good sandwich is a Croissant filled with ham and gouda.
Not strange...

"Croissant jambon fromage".
Some boulangeries sell them in France, delicious.
(use gruyere instead of gouda though.)

(http://a6.idata.over-blog.com/500x374/1/69/58/20/Images/croissant-jambon.jpg)

also "croissants aux amandes" is delicious (not a salted sandwich anyway)

(http://myelitetmoi.unblog.fr/files/2010/03/croissant.jpg)

Those are also some of my favourite comfort food...


sorry for the out of topic.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:17, 26 May 12
That's the one, but I'm not a fan of sweet Croissants. I prefer savoury food.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 08:28, 26 May 12
The Plus is much narrower than the classic 6128, you have much more space on the desk with a plus. That's why it's usually the one I have in use.

But it's deeper, meaning there's no room for two keyboards (1 PC keyboard and 1 CPC) vertically placed.
My CPC464 is placed behind/above my PC keyboard, so I use the same screen for both.
Can't do that with a plus machine.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 09:05, 26 May 12
Quote
But it's deeper, meaning there's no room for two keyboards (1 PC keyboard and 1 CPC) vertically placed.
My CPC464 is placed behind/above my PC keyboard, so I use the same screen for both.
Can't do that with a plus machine.
the flat surface of the 6128PLUS enable to put the extra keyboard on it.
Hence Amstrad's double decker.

But you can't do that with a 464PLUS because of the tape drive on top (said flat surface)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 13:39, 26 May 12
My Apple Pro Keyboard hangs rather nicely over the top of my 464 Plus keyboard thanks to it being extremely light and having a nice long lip underneath thanks to its USB ports that acts like a hook over the top line of keys. There is a very, very slight bit of bounce when I type on it like this but it doesn't cause any harm to the CPC. I use it like this when I need to switch back and fourth between my Mac and CPC. If this sounds like something you would be ok with you could probably buy a cheap copy from ebay.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 14:37, 26 May 12
I might bid on that CPC464plus, but I will need additional 64k ram and a diskdrive.
Who'll sell me that?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 14:49, 26 May 12
There are currently 4 listings for the sed 9420c data separator on ebay, this is the cheapest.
1PCS SED9420C CMOS Data Separator for FDD | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1PCS-SED9420C-CMOS-Data-Separator-FDD-/320903868323?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab75c6fa3)

5 listings for the FDC.
1 PC. NEC uPD765AC FD Controller D765AC D765 DIP/DIL 40 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-PC-NEC-uPD765AC-FD-Controller-D765AC-D765-DIP-DIL-40-/320826475534?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item4ab2bf840e)

And 10 listings for the memory chips
M5M4464AP-12 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M5M4464AP-12-/261014323100?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item3cc5aa7f9c)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 15:24, 26 May 12
I need to put a chip into the CPC464plus before I can connect a diskdrive?
Is there a socket for this chip then at least?

And memory is also chips I have to put inside. Sockets for those too?
The 2nd link isn't working here.

But ok, I get that the 3rd link is for memory chips which I need to mount on the motherboard, hopefully in sockets.
(Because if I have to solder anything, I can forget about it right now).

What are the two other chips for again?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 15:45, 26 May 12
I need to put a chip into the CPC464plus before I can connect a diskdrive?
Is there a socket for this chip then at least?

Yes, the pcb contains all the wiring for the chips, you just need to install them, using sockets if you want to.

Quote
And memory is also chips I have to put inside. Sockets for those too?
The 2nd link isn't working here.

Yes, sorry, link fixed.

Quote
But ok, I get that the 3rd link is for memory chips which I need to mount on the motherboard, hopefully in sockets.
(Because if I have to solder anything, I can forget about it right now).

What are the two other chips for again?

To add 64k memory you require two 4464 chips, to add a disk drive , you need a upd 765 and sed 9420c data separator, you also need a few other common components.

Upgrading a 464plus to a 6128 plus is fully covered in two issues of Amstrad Action, issues 90 and 91you can download the issues from this site, and take the pages and the components to a TV/computer repair shop and get them to install the chips for you, maybe.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 17:26, 26 May 12
Yes, the pcb contains all the wiring for the chips, you just need to install them, using sockets if you want to.

Using sockets if I want to??? That sure sounds like I have to solder those sockets onto the board myself. In other words, there are no sockets installed on the board.

To add 64k memory you require two 4464 chips, to add a disk drive , you need a upd 765 and sed 9940c data separator, you also need a few other common components.

Indeed that is a complicated procedure.

Upgrading a 464plus to a 6128 plus is fully covered in three issues of Amstrad Action, issues 89 to 93 I think, not sure, if it is possible to download the issues from this site, you can take the pages and the components to a TV/computer repair shop and get them to install the chips for you, maybe.

Yea, I'd probably have to do that. I do know a mate who might be able to do it for me, although like everone else he's busy with other things. So I dunno.....

Thanks for the links though. Now to do some serious thinking.....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 01:12, 27 May 12
It would certainly be easier to buy a 6128+, if you can find one, !!!RARE!!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 01:59, 27 May 12
I have now downloaded amstrad action issue 90 which deals with adding 64k ram to the 464+, and issue 91 which covers adding the disk controller components to the 464+, issue 92 explains how to add a tape socket to the 6128+ so it can load from tape.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 03:02, 27 May 12
If I was in your shoes, I would definitely buy the 464 Plus, If you get the components you need it's really quite a simple upgrade, especially if you get a few IC sockets, you don't have to run the risk of frying any of the chips. If you take your time with it, it should be relatively painless to do, and the instructions in Amstrad Action are very sensible and well thought out. There is room for an HxC in the case under the keyboard (but only just!) This is the mod I made to my 464 Plus, however, it looks much neater than this now and the screen is integrated into the case  Re: HxC arrived today! But how is side switching handled? (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/hxc-arrived-today!-but-how-is-side-switching-handled/msg29686/#msg29686) I should think about uploading some new photos as the ones on there are the "quick and dirty proof of concept" ones  ??? , and it really hurt my teeth biting that hole though the bottom of the case!  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 03:33, 27 May 12
You could save the cost of the 64k ram upgrade if you intend to add an external 512k ram pack as the 2nd bank of internal memory is not used if an external memory expansion is fitted.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 07:49, 27 May 12
Thanks for the advice.
But I really suck at electronics, and I'd rather not risk destroying a perfectly good mint condition CPC464+.
So I would depend on my mate who's able to do such things.

I'd love to have all the stuff Bryce talks about, stuffed into it, but I can also easily settle for 128k ram total and a 3.5" external diskdrive. Still thinking a lot.

Bryce.... I can transfer 292 euro to your Paypal account today. You buy the CPC464+ and have it shipped to you.
Then over any period of time you want, years even, you mod it for me, take all the time you need, and then eventually send it to me some day in the future. No rush whatsoever. At that time you may need more money for your time and parts.
Then I'll make a cool CPC chip tune in your honour called "Master Bryce"  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 16:47, 30 May 12
Hi all,
I have to separate myself from my collection of Amstrad items, so you'll find all in 7 packs.
I can send them to Europe or another country recalculating the best shipping price for your country.
I don't want to sell them in separate items, so only by pack.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888669603 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888669603)
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888671941 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888671941)
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888674467 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888674467)
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888694394 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888694394)
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888696838 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888696838)
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888716377 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888716377)
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888782987 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110888782987)

If this may interest somebody ...


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:40, 30 May 12
Whoa, some nice stuff in there, but to tell you the truth I'm not really sure about the prices...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 18:07, 30 May 12
Thanks gryzor. It's very difficult to put a price tag to something who recall our childhood and it's real that we can see all sort of prices on ebay now, so i'll wait for the end of the auctions and see if i'm very wrong.
I've add some pictures for 3" games discs and cassettes.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:10, 30 May 12
Oh, don't get me wrong, I know it's always hard to price these things. What's more, I'm not saying your auctions are expensive, merely that, as big packages, the end price is quite high. I could be tempted to get your first package, but the thought of postage *on top* of the €350 makes me shiver...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 18:53, 30 May 12
Some people ask me to sell by items but my goal is:
 - to sell them as a good start for a collection,
 - i dont want to spent my all time on ebay,
 - and at the end to have remaining parts that nobody want.
 - with the account, pay a good garden game for my children who will prefer to play with this than my old computer ...
That's why these big package. So yes, the bad side is the price. I know.
Some already offers me more than 70€ for only 1 game ... but i decline.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:16, 31 May 12
I have a feeling you're not raising your children the right way ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:48, 01 June 12
A nice Dobbertin RAM-Erweiterung 512 KB für CPC (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Dobbertin-RAM-Erweiterung-512-KB-CPC-/300717327478?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item4604264476&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101), seller only ships within Germany. Cute.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:49, 01 June 12
Hohoho, this is nice. Amstrad 8000 MK2 Amplifier (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-8000-MK2-Amplifier-/200766426150?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2ebe9c8c26&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101), I wonder if we'll ever see a car aerial ("ariel" for some :D ).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:17, 01 June 12
Reported as counterfeit: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130705463350) - another of those 4 games in one cartridges from the same guy in France.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:20, 01 June 12
Reported as counterfeit: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130705463350) - another of those 4 games in one cartridges from the same guy in France.


Cool, did so myself. The more the better.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 23:39, 03 June 12
I think I've got an addiction to this stupid Ebay thing. I've just gone and bought ANOTHER 6128 for no good reason other than I happened to be on ebay just as the auction was about to close!

I know I'm always looking on Ebay for bargains but I'd already seen this and decided I didn't need another. But it was just there and looking so unloved... :)

Still, hopefully I'll be able to get the drive working as the other 2 don't work even after changing the drive belts.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 01:09, 04 June 12
Just in case anyone is interested, an apparently BNIB C64: Commodore C64C computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170848715530)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 01:25, 04 June 12
It's a C64! Will he give me the 150 in cash, or do I need to give him my bank details :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 17:02, 04 June 12
Anyone got 650 quid?  :o
Rare Collection Amstrad GX 4000 with huge lot of games | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Collection-Amstrad-GX-4000-with-huge-lot-of-games-/130706905976?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e6ebd1b78)

Amstrad GX4000 with lots of games
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 17:33, 04 June 12
I promise Gryzor, prices do not come from me!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 17:42, 04 June 12
Interestingly this over priced GX4000 comes from the same guy who repeatedly keeps selling counterfeit GX4000 cartridges. I guess he likes fleecing the market. Still, this auction looks legitimate apart from the stupid cost!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 18:39, 04 June 12
Just in case anyone is interested, an apparently BNIB C64: Commodore C64C computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170848715530)

Oh dear... I just bought an original model some idiot painted gold  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:30, 04 June 12
Quote from: kyjena
I promise Gryzor, prices do not come from me!


Eheheh, I was really trying to remember if you had put up such a lot before reaching your post :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 21:11, 04 June 12
Interestingly this over priced GX4000 comes from the same guy who repeatedly keeps selling counterfeit GX4000 cartridges. I guess he likes fleecing the market. Still, this auction looks legitimate apart from the stupid cost!
The guy has a fairly high rating so i think the guy is at least semi-legit. Trying to sell as expensive as possible is not a crime (sadly) .. something that ive noticed is happening to the amstrad disc games lately (everyone seem to try to sell em first at £40 "buy-em-now" on ebay .. instead of the more usual open auctions from £1). Of cause he should know better as this isnt the first time his been reported and none of us would be unhappy if he sold em as "homemade" carts instead.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:58, 05 June 12
This will probably go for silly money, but it might be worth watching...

Amstrad Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Computer-/120922666253?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c278d750d)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 13:13, 05 June 12
Brand new GX4000 anyone?
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320919845610 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Amstrad-GX4000-White-Console-PAL-BRAND-NEW-IN-BOX-RARE-/320919845610?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item4ab8503aea)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:31, 05 June 12
@Bryce: because of the box? Well, not that silly I would guess... plus it's UK-only, so that's another minus. I'd expect something like 6-70 quid?


@beaker: hahaha, damn, imagine buying a few when it was selling for a tenner...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:53, 05 June 12
Well the box will attract some, but mainly because they tend to go for silly prices. This one might stay low, due to having to collect it yourself from somewhere obscure.

While we're at it, here's some AY--3-8912 for sale, for anyone who needs to fix their CPCs sound/keyboard:
GI AY-3-8912A 3 voice Programmable Sound Generator for Sinclair and Amstrad etc. (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GI-AY-3-8912A-3-voice-Programmable-Sound-Generator-Sinclair-and-Amstrad-etc-/200771637366?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2ebeec1076)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:05, 05 June 12
While we're at it, here's some AY--3-8912 for sale, for anyone who needs to fix their CPCs sound/keyboard:
GI AY-3-8912A 3 voice Programmable Sound Generator for Sinclair and Amstrad etc. (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GI-AY-3-8912A-3-voice-Programmable-Sound-Generator-Sinclair-and-Amstrad-etc-/200771637366?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2ebeec1076)

Bryce.



Awww ain't it cute...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:31, 05 June 12
I've been keeping an eye on this since it was listed, but it's now officially "out of my price range" by about double with still 2 days to go... Vintage AMSTRAD CPC 664 retro computer, RARE in good condition! | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221036797561)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:20, 05 June 12
I was watching it too. That's a silly price.

Bryce.

Edit: Ok, now it's at €265 ! No matter how much you like blue keys, that's just a stupid price to pay.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 16:05, 06 June 12
I just spotted the brand new GX4000 too. Only opened to check contents lol! Why not list it as "unopened, as supplied for retail, due to the Copenhagen interpretation of Quantum Mechanics could possibly contain a live or dead cat..." Meh! I have a couple of GX4000 boxes and I know where I can borrow a shrink wrap machine. For me I would prefer the machine was provided unopened, if I was rich I might even pay the £299 and put it next to that unopened box of CF2 disks I have which also may or may not contain a dead cat.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:51, 06 June 12
The live or dead cat of Quantum Mechanics/Physics would unfortunately (according to Erwin Schroedinger) also need to include a small amount of radioactive material and some poison. As far as I know, one or both of these would go against ebays rules of what you may sell on their tat-bazaar. You would also need to identify the cat as already being dead, due to live animals also being banned from their site :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 17:29, 06 June 12
You would also need to identify the cat as already being dead, due to live animals also being banned from their site :D
 


Perhaps this explains why he opened the box?  :laugh:


I do think though, that unopened items are a philosophically a bit like the "Cat in a Box" thought experiment. The unopened box of CF2 disks I have will be forever just that until I open the box and observe its contents, it could be empty, or equally it could be a block of gold, its just more probable that it contains unused sealed CF2 disks. If I open the box all its potential will be realised and I will no longer have a stock of brand new disks arrghhh! Are the disks the same outside of the box as they were in it?? What do I do? It's like I have them.... but I don't!??  I wish I had never bought the damn things! lol!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 18:06, 06 June 12
Mine is to sell with my 3" cf2 original pack if you want to open yours  ;)
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/848/photo2731.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/209/photo2731.jpg/)

[ebay]110888674467[/ebay]
When i shake it, it doesn't sound like cat in a box... :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 18:55, 06 June 12
OOOOOOoooooo, don't it look pretty?!  :D  170 Francs? yikes! I just can't bring my self to open up these disks, especially seeing that price tag! lol! no I think I will leave them be for now.


Ooops ! Dyslexia strikes again! I thought it said Franc, lol!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:21, 06 June 12
FNAC is the shop he bought them in :D Prix FNAC just means "FNACs Price" just like you might have "PCWorlds price" (ie: pointless marketing) in the UK.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 23:36, 06 June 12
Mine is to sell with my 3" cf2 original pack if you want to open yours  ;)
When i shake it, it doesn't sound like cat in a box... :D
I got two Amsoft unopened 10x Compact Floppy Disc boxes like that.
- A crystal sheels
- A plastic cases


 :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:03, 07 June 12
Unopened discs? Either I would use them or donate them if I don't need them.
 
Ok, you can also sell them on ebay...  ;)  or do so later if you need money.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 00:10, 07 June 12
It's like a old wine, you keep it for a great day! (hoping it was not corked...)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 07:37, 07 June 12
A few more GX4000:

Here's one (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Console-boxed-and-complete-/190687668723?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item2c65dee9f3)
Here's one more (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-GX4000-CONSOLE-BOXED-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-/251077104347?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item3a755c92db)
And here's another (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-GX4000-TESTED-WORKING-COMPLETE-GAME-/360362709303?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item53e74a9137)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:50, 07 June 12
€270 and 12 hours to go??! This is insane...
thederbynator2011 is a lucky guy and I know I'm not gonna starve after all :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 13:41, 07 June 12
£270 with 10 hours to go... That's €330 in monopoly money.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:34, 07 June 12
8h 40m, GBP290, €360.


Wtf, are we missing something? Does it say it's made of gold? Is it a prank? 75 bids!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 15:13, 07 June 12
His friends are bidding for him?
bidders' identities protected in the bid history ...(when i look from France) I can't understand it.
And always 0 bids for my items, boooohooohoooo. I'm thinking the more you are right Gryzor.
Perhaps i have to add VINTAGE RETRO RARE in the title too.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:22, 07 June 12
It's a private auction, so bidder's identities are hidden for everyone. There's always a danger of shill bidding in that case, but even so, somebody must still want it badly enough to get it that high...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:07, 07 June 12
I was looking at the bids, some of them suggest that at least a part of it is legit (same amounts for instance), but I'm not 100% sure; I don't think it's so possible, ofr instance, to have 75 bids, almost all in round amounts. Usually bidders use figures like 165.65 and stuff like that, and there's too few of these in there.


But I agree with ralferoo, *somebody* must want it real bad.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:38, 08 June 12
GBP295, €365. This must be the most expensive 664 ever, probably three times the normal price (including monitor) ever... I still don't understand it.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 01:21, 09 June 12
As I have just learned, the lure of those beautiful crystal clear coloured keys is hard to resist! Honestly the 464 and 664 are beautiful machines, if a little difficult to fit through your front door. My latest 464 ebay acquisition (£10.50) looks stunning (a few dirty marks and a sticker that a bit of Mr Sheen should take care of) and a cracked cassette door (which I will replace). The keys and badges are sooo vibrant on this machine I have never seen a such a well preserved example in the real world. No scratches, no yellowing just crisp Black, White, Red, Green, and Blue! If the 664 is in better nick than the 464 I just got, the buyer may feel he got a bargain! Also the serial number is 2502, is that good?  ::)  Needless to say this machine wont be cannibalised for parts as I intended (it was sold as faulty but works perfectly).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:10, 09 June 12
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GBP295, €365. This must be the most expensive 664 ever, probably three times the normal price (including monitor) ever... I still don't understand it.


Meanwhile, a QWERTY 664 on ebay.fr ended for a mere €80... go figure.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:13, 09 June 12
To be fair, even though they're rare, I've never seen them go higher than about £100 before and I've seen some go for £50 in the UK (although obviously not in perfect condition).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: awergh on 12:20, 10 June 12
Heh good thing 664s never show up on ebay AU otherwise who knows how much it would go for then.
I mean 464 + Colour monitor = $152 with actual bids to my surprise Amstrad CPC 464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-/120924843121)
or the 464 + GT65 = $59 that hopefully wouldn't pay that much (why do people like such high starting bids?) this one comes with the feature of plugging the 5V power lead straight back into the 12V socket on the monitor  :blank: ?? ?? :o
vintage mid 80's amstrad CPC 464 personal computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-mid-80s-amstrad-CPC-464-personal-computer-/170856983981?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item27c7deadad)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 12:34, 10 June 12
The description of the mid 80s cpc says it has a colour screen, so someone may be disappointed if they buy it.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Cholo on 21:40, 10 June 12
Amstrad book prized at £227,40:
Graphics Programming Techniques on the Amstrad CPC 464, Wynford James, Acceptabl (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graphics-Programming-Techniques-Amstrad-CPC-464-Wynford-James-Acceptabl-/230805350467?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item35bd122843)

Same seller also has a £100 amstrad book and a couple more at around £40-70 so i dont think its a typo. Pretty sure ive seen that book for like £5 quite often but i might be wrong  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:13, 11 June 12
The starting price on ebay is only relevant if someone bids that high in the first place.

That said, some people do buy this crap. I have a friend who was happy to pay £100 on a lightgun he knew was only worth £50, because he wanted it as soon as possible and didn't want the hassle of maybe winning maybe not.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:37, 11 June 12
Amstrad book prized at £227,40:
Graphics Programming Techniques on the Amstrad CPC 464, Wynford James, Acceptabl (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graphics-Programming-Techniques-Amstrad-CPC-464-Wynford-James-Acceptabl-/230805350467?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item35bd122843)

Same seller also has a £100 amstrad book and a couple more at around £40-70 so i dont think its a typo. Pretty sure ive seen that book for like £5 quite often but i might be wrong  :)



Dear god... the seller is a used books store, and according to the blurb, " Bookworld.net is dedicated to providing you with the best quality, lowest cost pre-loved books and media items on eBay.".


Go figure. With a starting price of £227.38 I'm guessing they use some crazy algorithm or something :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 05:24, 13 June 12
Jeezzzuzzzz! Rare Collection Amstrad GX 4000 with huge lot of games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Collection-Amstrad-GX-4000-with-huge-lot-of-games-/130711012281?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e6efbc3b9#ht_632wt_1125) Really????!!! Maybe £100! If he's lucky! It's nice to have genuine packaged items but I'm sure he's just printing these cases/instructions from the net and buying up cheap boxed games and making these himself.
Title: Sv: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 09:55, 13 June 12
Item: 1987 Amstrad Portable PC PPC640 - Retro collectors computer - with case & manual

 URL: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=170856485437
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:35, 13 June 12
Jeezzzuzzzz! Rare Collection Amstrad GX 4000 with huge lot of games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Collection-Amstrad-GX-4000-with-huge-lot-of-games-/130711012281?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e6efbc3b9#ht_632wt_1125) Really? ??? !!! Maybe £100! If he's lucky! It's nice to have genuine packaged items but I'm sure he's just printing these cases/instructions from the net and buying up cheap boxed games and making these himself.



Where huge=15. Maybe I should sell my CPC as "Amstrad CPC with infinite games" or something.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:09, 13 June 12
For cartridge Collectors: This seller has three original cartridges up for sale (Buy now):

ataridreams-uk2 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ataridreams-uk2/m.html?hash=item3a759a6276&item=251081155190&pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2562)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:12, 13 June 12
Oh wow, some actual, real cartridges!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:27, 13 June 12
Oh wow, some actual, real cartridges!

... That aren't Burning Rubber being sold by some twat that sells his GX4000 in a separate auction :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:29, 13 June 12
... That aren't Burning Rubber being sold by some twat that sells his GX4000 in a separate auction :D

Bryce.



That, too. The world must be getting better.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:42, 13 June 12
Oh wow, some actual, real cartridges!

I hate to break it to you but Star Fox 2 in his list was never released so it'll be a "reproduction"...  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:44, 13 June 12
Wow, some French game going for €91 plus €15 shipping: eBay | JEU AMSTRAD ORIGINAL UBI SOFT ------> PROFESSION DETECTIVE <------ (http://cgi.ebay.fr/330743776069)

That's got to be some kind of inflation beating record... must have been a better earner than a lot of stocks and shares over the same period!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:47, 13 June 12

I hate to break it to you but Star Fox 2 in his list was never released so it'll be a "reproduction"...  :D



Aw, come on man, you ruined my day...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:55, 13 June 12
Ok, just for the hell of it I bought the Fire & Forget cartridge from him. I'll let you know how real it is when it gets here.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:04, 13 June 12
Seriously? :D


Well, the price is not that high, but still! The rest of them are not expensive either, if only they came with their boxes!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:08, 13 June 12
Aw, come on man, you ruined my day...

Sorry  ;D  Although it sounds like the game was almost complete and this would be the only way you could play it on real hardware without something that could contain the rom image and emulate the super fx chip.

According to Wikipedia
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"The Japanese version was completely finished except for minor debugging tools that weren't yet removed. It is unknown if there are any complete official English versions, though an unofficial fan translation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_translation) exists."
....
On the Internet, a ROM image (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read-only_memory) exists of an early alpha version (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_stage#Alpha) of the game,[8] which came from a source code archive dating to when the game was in early development.[9] Another ROM, compiled from the latest known source code before the project was cancelled, can also be found—this version is nearly complete and contains minor bugs, debug code, and unfinished features such as a rudimentary multiplayer mode

Ok, just for the hell of it I bought the Fire & Forget cartridge from him. I'll let you know how real it is when it gets here.

I wondered what the third game was  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:24, 13 June 12
He had 4 games up originally. Pang went for 18 quid last week.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:50, 13 June 12
There's a nice 664 on ebay.fr at the moment with 90 minutes left to go: eBay | AMSTRAD CPC 664 COULEUR + ECRAN COULEUR. (http://cgi.ebay.fr/itm/120927886104)

Currently at €91 - I thought about sorting out a courier to the UK and bank fees etc, but it's getting to a highish price now. If you're in France, it's a bit of a bargain though...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 22:12, 13 June 12
not even, I usually manage to get fully equipped CPC6128 or 6128PLUS for less than 40€uros right close to my home...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 22:32, 13 June 12
664 though. It's all about the pretty blue keys!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:21, 14 June 12
The pretty blue keys went for €145 :D Seems to be about the average for a 664 these days.

@MacDeath: 6128 are always much cheaper. I paid €26 for mine. 664s always go for a lot more.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:31, 14 June 12
I got a 6128 with a load of (tape) games last week for £24 including postage. Pretty impressed with that one... ;)

Again, another with a non-working disc drive but at least this one makes noises so there's a fair chance it's just the belt that needs replacing - I have one with completely dead drive and another with a drive that makes noises but changing the belt didn't fix it...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:02, 14 June 12
The pretty blue keys went for €145 :D Seems to be about the average for a 664 these days.



This is the normal price over the last several years, I think, 100-120 quid. This is a nice example, with a lovely monitor to boot.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 16:46, 14 June 12
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The pretty blue keys
not blue : Cyan !!!!

but still pretty and cool.  8)
I must admit...

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Again, another with a non-working disc drive
You meant "a completely destroyed by time drive belt"... this is 90% cases at worse.

Fact is, those 3" disk drives were quite robust except for the belt.
(consumable part anyway)
The disks on the other hand, often don't like having been kept 20years in a cave.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:51, 14 June 12
I only recognise the three basic colours R, G an B, everything else is just a mix of them :)

I'll accept that others use the entire rainbow, but only women believe that every fruit, wine and whatever is a colour! (ie: Peach, Olive, Burgandy, Hazel and other non-existant colours) :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 17:06, 14 June 12

TRUE !

(http://idata.over-blog.com/0/19/24/98/2011/Video/homme-femme-couleurs.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:08, 14 June 12
Excellent diagram! Explains my opinion perfectly :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 17:58, 14 June 12
Also required reading on this subject: Color Survey Results | xkcd (http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 17:39, 15 June 12
Quote
I'll accept that others use the entire rainbow, but only women believe that every fruit, wine and whatever is a colour! (ie: Peach, Olive, Burgandy, Hazel and other non-existant colours)
oh yes, those freaking Fuchsia, how do they work ?

seriously only a girl would say her dress is Fuchsia... a man would say it is sexy or not.


you know, one day someone told them that Orange was the colour and the fruit... and as they have less imagination they used this as a rule.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 18:25, 15 June 12
TRUE !

(http://idata.over-blog.com/0/19/24/98/2011/Video/homme-femme-couleurs.jpg)

I dunno if I'd agree with ALL of that.  I get mighty annoyed when people refer the magenta usage in my graphics as PINK.  It's...not...frickin'...pink...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 20:02, 15 June 12
I dunno if I'd agree with ALL of that.  I get mighty annoyed when people refer the magenta usage in my graphics as PINK.  It's...not...frickin'...pink...

Forgive me for my ignorance, I'd also say carnation through to salmon were just different shades of pink...  :-[    ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 23:26, 15 June 12
you know, one day someone told them that Orange was the colour and the fruit...
Heh, that reminds me... my neices grew up in Hong Kong and they were always confused by "orange" as all the oranges they saw were green.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 15:43, 16 June 12
boards of canada - roygbiv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT0gRc2c2wQ#)

I jsut recently learned the meaning of this song, thx to this topic... (and a few surf on the web)

Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Indigo
violet.


brrrrillliant.


anyway the CPC palette is perfect as it is a simplfied yet complete RGB cube.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:51, 16 June 12
When I think about the multicolor pictures done by Markus in MODE 1 (CYM dithering) then I think ... three colors are enough  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 19:54, 16 June 12
ALL computers pictures use 3 colors... RED, GREEN, BLUE... Just to go away to look better. :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:31, 16 June 12
My GT65 just uses Green - that's all it needs 8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 22:42, 16 June 12
Better to get Gray... Stupid history idea to use green only. XD
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:41, 17 June 12
My first PC had an Amber (Orange for men :D ) CGA screen. For some reason it was always my favourite. I still think it's quite cool to work on one. There's something very retro about it :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 00:52, 17 June 12
My first PC had an Amber (Orange for men  ) CGA screen.
Thank you for the translation. :D
Yes, better than green screens... I already got one with an ISA "Hercule" card.
Nice for doing debug on a second screen, while the program is running...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:20, 17 June 12
 @Bryce: so when your wife asks you, "what colour should my next car be?", you will tell her, "128,156,212"? :D Also, there's a really fantastic terminal program for the Mac that has all sorts of old-school fx. Can't remember the name, and I know you don't use a Mac, but I really wish someone ported it to the Windows/Linux platforms...


Ok, back on topic: Amstrad Mega PC 386 SX 25 Sega Megadrive Genesis and PC in one | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Mega-PC-386-SX-25-Sega-Megadrive-Genesis-and-PC-one-/330749946528?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4d023baaa0&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101) Another of those lovely Megadrive/286 combos.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 23:42, 17 June 12
My first PC had an Amber (Orange for men :D ) CGA screen.
Orange is just washed out red, so Amber qualifies as red. Everything red in the laundry sooner or later ends up "orange-y" if the laundry is left to men. But it still is red to me. :P

And if you follow that line of thinking to the end: pink is just a form of white if you forgot to sort out the white laundry from the red shirts. :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:38, 18 June 12
@Bryce: so when your wife asks you, "what colour should my next car be?", you will tell her, "128,156,212"? :D

Of course not! I recommended #6A6B6B but in the end she went for #2F4F4F. :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:08, 18 June 12
Of course not! I recommended #6A6B6B but in the end she went for #2F4F4F. :)

Bryce.


Oof! Both boring!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 03:42, 19 June 12
oh yeah those orange CGA monitors... we had those at school.

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Orange is just washed out red
washed with Lemons then...(I mean yellow for men)...

see CPC palette, lighter Red is Pink (or pastel Red).


 
Quote
Amstrad Mega PC 386 SX 25 Sega Megadrive Genesis and PC in one | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Mega-PC-386-SX-25-Sega-Megadrive-Genesis-and-PC-one-/330749946528?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4d023baaa0&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
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Another of those lovely Megadrive/286 combos.
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286

hahaha... you meant "3"86...

if you look at the picture, you can also see some nice "white and Amstrad" branded Megadrive Joypad and...
OMG : is  this a GX4000/PLUS compatible analog joystick ???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 10:11, 19 June 12
Nice item, but nothing more than a Megadrive and an PC in the same case.
Amstrad may have better to sell White MD clone as "GX500" instead. :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:12, 19 June 12
Better to get Gray... Stupid history idea to use green only. XD
I would have been perfectly fine with Blue too.
However, that was a question of physics - not of choice ;-)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:15, 19 June 12
Ok, back on topic: Amstrad Mega PC 386 SX 25 Sega Megadrive Genesis and PC in one | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Mega-PC-386-SX-25-Sega-Megadrive-Genesis-and-PC-one-/330749946528?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4d023baaa0&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101) Another of those lovely Megadrive/286 combos.
You see the analogue joystick in the middle of the picture? I got the same, it does perfectly run with the CPC Plus.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 22:22, 19 June 12
I would have been perfectly fine with Blue too.
However, that was a question of physics - not of choice ;-)
Sure! :p
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 13:10, 20 June 12
I remember when the MegaPC came out, Amstrad and SEGA in one machine! By association it gave my CPC more credibility in the eyes of my Amiga owning friends! I wanted one badly at the time but in hindsight they were pretty underpowered machines.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 16:13, 20 June 12
Amstrad have been better to out a 16-bit computer using the Megadrive architecture instead of this hybrid computer or the CPC Plus... (with 3"1/2 drive and more memory, sure)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:18, 20 June 12
Amstrad have been better to out a 16-bit computer using the Megadrive architecture instead of this hybrid computer or the CPC Plus... (with 3"1/2 drive and more memory, sure)

Surely, not another "what Amstrad should have done" thread? :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 17:33, 20 June 12
No need, nothing to said more about. :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:19, 25 June 12
Ok, just for the hell of it I bought the Fire & Forget cartridge from him. I'll let you know how real it is when it gets here.

Bryce.

The Cartridge arrived at the weekend. It's real.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:42, 25 June 12
The Cartridge arrived at the weekend. It's real.

Bryce.



Nice little game. Is it any different on cartridge?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:26, 25 June 12
Haven't played it yet, but then again, I've never played the tape/disk version either :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:05, 25 June 12
So, for the time being it's equally good then? :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: remax on 14:13, 26 June 12
Nice item, but nothing more than a Megadrive and an PC in the same case.
Amstrad may have better to sell White MD clone as "GX500" instead. :D

yeah, but i remember dreaming a lot about it at the time!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:31, 29 June 12
Well, kyjena's auctions ended for the second time with no bids. It's a shame - I understand there are some beautiful items in there, but the asking prices for the lots (300+ euros, plus shipping) is just too much. Maybe if I didn't have anything, I'd buy a lot, but it's not so likely...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 12:22, 02 July 12
A bit off topic, but nonetheless an awesome (and expensive) piece of essential equipment for every vintage collector: WANG VS7150, VS7010, 3270 terminals - Diskpacks - Early 80s Computing - Props? | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221042353520)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 14:39, 02 July 12
Yep, now i see that an auction with a pack of lot of games at a BIG price is not the good way. But my wife had warned me.
So now i follow her advice and i take times to take picture of each items to split my packs. Some are already sold.
250x CF2 3" disc and joystick pack were sold to a spain friend.
Magazines pack was sold to a french friend.
Some games were also already sold, like Iznogoud for 70€!
Now you can find all disc games separately at the auctions with a begin price at 10€.
For the compilations games, an Australian friend is interested, i'm waiting for his answer. (the postage cost is sadly very expensive to send there)
I have to split again all the tapes games and the hardware (the technimusique synthetiser is already on ebay)
But i seriously think i'll keep one 6128 and the Hxc to follow and test all the new future's productions, as the new reset#8 production. (J'aime beaucoup ton screen MacDeath! et le theme colle tellement à la réalité, je vais m'en faire un poster pour mon bureau tiens! Si tu es OK biensur)
And perhaps another one to make some upgrade. I have 2 ideas to do for the next months when i'll find the time. (Arduino with real AY + cpc touchdisplay with hxc)
So take a look at kyjena's auctions.
And for my sons i already mount their climbing game in the garden, setup an CPC emulator on my HTPC to play with them on our lounge and a mini pincab that i do myself. So you see Gryzor, my sons are growing the right way  ;) !
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:10, 02 July 12
Reported as counterfeit: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130705463350) - another of those 4 games in one cartridges from the same guy in France.
Relisted, a month later: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130723751483) - would be good if a few more people reported this item too.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:43, 02 July 12
Relisted, a month later: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130723751483) - would be good if a few more people reported this item too.

Done.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:33, 02 July 12
Relisted, a month later: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130723751483) - would be good if a few more people reported this item too.



Done (bis)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:35, 02 July 12
Yep, now i see that an auction with a pack of lot of games at a BIG price is not the good way. But my wife had warned me.
So now i follow her advice and i take times to take picture of each items to split my packs. Some are already sold.



good for you, too bad not everyone could participate though...


A link to the rest of the auctions?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 17:37, 02 July 12
OK, there is the list of actual items and more coming:

24 new empty disc: [ebay]110904944016[/ebay]
Technimusique synthesizer: [ebay]110904948118[/ebay]
CF2 3" disc drive head cleaning: [ebay]110904955182[/ebay]
disc graph util: Advanced OCP Art Studio: [ebay]110907895833[/ebay]
disc game: les Fanatiques: [ebay]110907866991[/ebay]
disc game: Billy la banlieue: [ebay]110907869695[/ebay]
disc game: JPP Goal Busters: [ebay]110907865064[/ebay]
disc game: Final fight: [ebay]110907870355[/ebay]
disc game: Skate or Die: [ebay]110907872698[/ebay]
disc game: 3d Grand prix: [ebay]110907874977[/ebay]
disc game: Rambo III: [ebay]110907876936[/ebay]
disc game: Rick Dangerous 2: [ebay]110907877898[/ebay]
disc game: Alternative world games: [ebay]110907887058[/ebay]
disc game: Karnov: [ebay]110907889530[/ebay]
disc game: Rampage: [ebay]110907890160[/ebay]
disc game: Combat School: [ebay]110907891771[/ebay]
disc game: Dragons Lair: [ebay]110907892814[/ebay]
disc game: Mickey Mouse: [ebay]110907893956[/ebay]
disc game: Mask II:[ebay]110907894565[/ebay]
disc game: Match Day 2: [ebay]110907896648[/ebay]
disc game: Trantor: [ebay]110907871481[/ebay]
Others hardware comes this evening and this week... NC100, WestPhaser, Magnum, Music Machine, CPC464, CPC6128, a lot of tapes.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 22:37, 02 July 12
Relisted, a month later: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130723751483) - would be good if a few more people reported this item too.

Done...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:57, 03 July 12
OK, there is the list of actual items and more coming:

24 new empty disc: [ebay]110904944016[/ebay]
Technimusique synthesizer: [ebay]110904948118[/ebay]
CF2 3" disc drive head cleaning: [ebay]110904955182[/ebay]
disc graph util: Advanced OCP Art Studio: [ebay]110907895833[/ebay]
disc game: les Fanatiques: [ebay]110907866991[/ebay]
disc game: Billy la banlieue: [ebay]110907869695[/ebay]
disc game: JPP Goal Busters: [ebay]110907865064[/ebay]
disc game: Final fight: [ebay]110907870355[/ebay]
disc game: Skate or Die: [ebay]110907872698[/ebay]
disc game: 3d Grand prix: [ebay]110907874977[/ebay]
disc game: Rambo III: [ebay]110907876936[/ebay]
disc game: Rick Dangerous 2: [ebay]110907877898[/ebay]
disc game: Alternative world games: [ebay]110907887058[/ebay]
disc game: Karnov: [ebay]110907889530[/ebay]
disc game: Rampage: [ebay]110907890160[/ebay]
disc game: Combat School: [ebay]110907891771[/ebay]
disc game: Dragons Lair: [ebay]110907892814[/ebay]
disc game: Mickey Mouse: [ebay]110907893956[/ebay]
disc game: Mask II:[ebay]110907894565[/ebay]
disc game: Match Day 2: [ebay]110907896648[/ebay]
disc game: Trantor: [ebay]110907871481[/ebay]
Others hardware comes this evening and this week... NC100, WestPhaser, Magnum, Music Machine, CPC464, CPC6128, a lot of tapes.





Thanks, keep us posted!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 10:24, 03 July 12
Sure, I'm watching the first auction. I miss new floppies.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:28, 03 July 12
Sure, I'm watching the first auction. I miss new floppies.



Hands off! Mine! :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 11:55, 03 July 12
Mine for 3 days yet.  ;D

Another auctions:

WestPhaser: [ebay]110909084677[/ebay]
Magnum LightPhaser: [ebay]110909085541[/ebay]
Music Machine: [ebay]110909086825[/ebay]

Tape game: Infernal Runner - Loriciels: [ebay]110909062253[/ebay]
Tape game: Tennis 3D - Loriciels: [ebay]110909063076[/ebay]
Tape game: 3D Fight - Loriciels: [ebay]110909064379[/ebay]
Tape game: Rally II - Loriciels: [ebay]110909065099[/ebay]
Tape game: Roland in Space - Amsoft: [ebay]110909071250[/ebay]

End of auctions: Saturday night
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:11, 04 July 12
Oohhh 3D Fight (why did I think it was 3D Flight?)! Wasn't it the one included in a later Loriciels compilation?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 18:03, 04 July 12
The second game i've played when i was 8y old (1986), just after Green Beret and of course some of basic prog of the 464 guide.
Their cases were very beautiful i think, notice is on back of the cover and inside, you find the loriciels logo with the cat in relief.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2119/photo2887.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:27, 04 July 12
Nice photo. And it looks like it's in excellent condition too!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 13:04, 05 July 12
For all the ebay followers of my auctions, sorry to have canceled the "24 new empty CF2 disc auction" but it's for a good reason.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 14:29, 05 July 12
Relisted, a month later: Very Rare Greatest Hits - 4 games cartridge for Amstrad GX 4000 CPC464 6128 plus (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/itm/130723751483) - would be good if a few more people reported this item too.
Well, this is how seriously ebay take copyright violations... After complaining via the "contact us" form when the auction was still listed after another day, I finally got this response 2 days later:
Quote
Thanks for your email expressing your concerns for Amstrad game cartridge 130723751483. My name is Nathan and I will address your points.

Let me reassure you that it's our top priority to ensure eBay remains a safe and reputable place to shop. We take reports of members who break our rules very seriously and we'll thoroughly investigate this matter. The reason why the listing you reported have not been removed is because we simply cannot just take your word for it. If we removed every listing that anyone reported to us it would not be practical.

As eBay are not the experts in items like this, we're not in a position to make judgements about whether they are authentic or not, except in the most extreme cases. This may mean that we can't remove the item because it's not clear enough from the item description that it breaches our policies. I have reviewed the listing and it is not obvious enough that it breaches our policies - there is no mention that the games included were made by different publishers or that the item is unauthorised.

Although I'm sure you're extremely knowledgeable about these types of items, we can't remove items at the request of third parties whose credentials we can't verify.

If you believe that the item in question breach the intellectual property rights of a third party. I recommend that you notify the rights owner and encourage them to join our Verified Rights Owners (VeRO) Programme. Many rights owners are already members. Once we've verified them as a rights owner, they can request the removal of any listings that breach their intellectual property rights.

Thank you again for bringing this matter to our attention and helping us keep eBay a safe and reputable place to buy and sell.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:34, 05 July 12
lol  ;D  Last paragraph prior to thanking you says it all really; we're only bothered if there is any chance we could get sued (reading between the lines)...
 
For all the ebay followers of my auctions, sorry to have canceled the "24 new empty CF2 disc auction" but it's for a good reason.

Alan Sugar contacted you personally saying he was going to commission a gold Amstrad CPC 464 with DDI-1 to mark the 30th Anniversary and wanted some new disks to go with the machine???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:55, 05 July 12
This sucks - at least you got a reply, I never have myself! Maybe by continuing to pester them something may happen...


Otherwise what could we do? Announce it front-page? Send en email to everyone?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: kyjena on 16:46, 05 July 12
lol  ;D  Last paragraph prior to thanking you says it all really; we're only bothered if there is any chance we could get sued (reading between the lines)...
 
Alan Sugar contacted you personally saying he was going to commission a gold Amstrad CPC 464 with DDI-1 to mark the 30th Anniversary and wanted some new disks to go with the machine???

But how did you guess?

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4647/goldcpc.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:19, 05 July 12
Heheheh nice one. Wish he still had some respect for the old machine...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 08:45, 06 July 12
I think he is actually quite proud of the CPC. I saw him being interviewed on the BBC and they put up a picture of him with a 464 and everyone had a bit of a giggle but he didn't seem embarrassed and simply said "those were very good machines actually".
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 10:41, 06 July 12
I don't quite remember where but I'm sure I remember him replying to someone about how their CPC464 has outlived every other machine they've had (mine has too.  28 years and counting.) and he seemed pretty pleased with that. 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 12:55, 06 July 12
I think a lot of the 80s and some of the 90s Amstrad stuff is actually very sturdy stuff. I've seen fully functional HiFis VCRs and indeed many CPCs still dutifully performing their tasks. I think people tend to be quite snobbish about low priced tech. It's a bit like the snobbery towards asian car manufacturers in the 80s in the UK when they were in fact far superior to the British products and for good reason. I think it's a bizarre and very a British trait to be strangely proud of yourself for having paid more for a certain brand when there is clear evidence that there are no benefits in doing so. The more you pay the better, how well it performs it task is not important at all. I guess some people might suggest people's fondness for apple products exemplifies this.I happen to prefer Apple products when it comes to computers etc but I do think they should cost less than they do.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 13:01, 06 July 12
I think it's a bizarre and very a British trait to be strangely proud of yourself for having paid more for a certain brand when there is clear evidence that there are no benefits in doing so.

I don't know if that's true for a lot of british folks.  Certainly not in my case.  I like to get value from my money and know exactly what I can do with a machine and how I can use it with other devices I own or may own (especially in this age when there's so much connectivity between devices of different types and manufacturer and all the ways to use media).   It's some of many reasons why I really dislike Apple products.  And often a lot of my friends are quite happy when they find a great device that is capable of much yet were relatively cheap in comparison to similar, but less functional products.  They seemed quite jealous too when I paid only £199 a couple years ago for a 32inch full 1080p LCD TV with a split screen function when they usually cost double that at the time (and often still do cost a lot more than that).  My TV might not be a big famous brand but it's been great and I love it.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 13:41, 06 July 12
But clearly you are a savvy consumer as you have a CPC and have done for 28 years! I have found that many people I know will brag about having paid more as if it indicates they are more wealthy or successful and don't have to consider a trivial thing as price "don't you know". I find a lot of "no name" stuff is better than branded and costs less, often many times less. Basically for me, and I suspect yourself, if something does what I require, is in my price range and appears decent quality then it's the right product for me.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 14:28, 06 July 12
But clearly you are a savvy consumer as you have a CPC and have done for 28 years! I have found that many people I know will brag about having paid more as if it indicates they are more wealthy or successful and don't have to consider a trivial thing as price "don't you know". I find a lot of "no name" stuff is better than branded and costs less, often many times less. Basically for me, and I suspect yourself, if something does what I require, is in my price range and appears decent quality then it's the right product for me.

Well, I didn't choose the CPC (can't say I was making much money when I was 5 years old) but yeah you're right in that I'm much more interested in what a device can do for me rather than hype.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:10, 06 July 12
Particularly with TVs, most of the big name screens are identical to the cheaper brands as there are relatively few LCD manufacturers. However, generally the cases will be completely redesigned (even where cheap no-name brands even use the same board) as usually the firmware on the TV is completely different too as that's where they can add value over the other brands.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: spookspring on 09:39, 07 July 12


EME-101 3'' External Compact Floppy Disk Drive for Amstrad CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EME-101-3-External-Compact-Floppy-Disk-Drive-for-Amstrad-CPC-/110910857220?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19d2cd6004#ht_500wt_1287)

He describes this item as
EME-101 3'' External Compact Floppy Disk Drive for Amstrad CPC

This does not appear in the Wiki. I assume it is some low number production of a homemade alternative to the 3"?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:53, 07 July 12
If Sugar has come around and embraced the CPC legacy then that's a good thing; maybe he's looking back at his life's accomplishments and seeing something there. That said, his autobiography was total crap (in general, too, but especially when it came to computer making).


There might be few companies building TV panels, but they produce lots of models. So, not to say that a very expensive, big-name TV is better than a cheaper alternative 100% of the time, but cheap TVs cannot compare to expensive ones in terms of picture quality, build quality and design. Yes, design too is a factor; I've been drooling over those relatively new Samsung frameless TVs not only because they look gorgeous (and picture is out of this world) but also because I can fit 4" more picture in the same space as my Sony (and this matters to me).


The habit of being proud to have spent more may be stupid, but has a sound foundation - it fits right there in Maslow's motivation pyramid. It speaks of self actualisation, accomplishment, acceptance. Maslow of course doesn't say what is good or bad, merely describes. It's in our specific social framework that spending more is a sign of accomplishment.
@Spookspring: it's probably not a homemade drive since it's got a manual and a nice (though crude) case, probably a limited production thing. I'll see if I will add it to the wiki, thanks for pointing it out :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 22:08, 07 July 12
I somewhat agree that a big brand TV etc as a whole package offers a bit of an improvement in terms of quality perhaps in terms of materials used and the overall fit and finish. A big brand can feel a little more like a quality item. However, the cheaper brands have moved on in leaps and bounds in the last 5 years or so. Manufacturing standards are an order of magnitude better than what generics were churning out a decade ago. A lot of these generics are made on the same production lines in the far east as the big brands farm out a lot of their production as this offsets tooling and production cost. Case in point, NISSAN builds cylinder heads for the likes of Mecedees Benz, that go into their smaller cars. Manufacturers bang on a lot about perceived quality essentially, they are interested in making a less costly material seem like its premium. Again, I know a lot of manufacturers are banging on NISSAN's door to learn how to do this.


(The following may not be very well written but hopefully it conveys my thoughts adequately and without offending anyone )


As far as the spending more means you have accomplished more concept. I have never bought into it. I don't want to sound like I'm saying that people who prefer to buy big brand names are idiots, but there are some idiots who attach too much significance to doing so. It's just all part and parcel of the consumerist society we live in where people are convinced that if they don't have the latest big brand commodities then they are informing society that they have failed in life. Fear of this keeps people spending which is exactly what capitalism needs.  But what this encourages is those who are less affluent to buy on credit they can't afford to pay back and then the wheels fall off the economy.


I personally derive greater satisfaction from achievement. So for me, I like to take something people would perceive as useless, unfashionable and obsolete and use my knowledge and skills to restore it to its former glory It's my way of sticking two fingers up at yuppie snobs or people that are deluded about their affluence. I guess what I'm saying is I feel no need to keep up with the Joneses . I do find it rather gratifying when blowhard idiots find out that I'm better educated and earn more than they do it tips their whole world upside down! Infact I have found some people get rather upset and angry about it, even agressive! The fact of the matter is that there is always someone with more, so my philosophy is find out what makes you feel contented and satisfied in life and if you actually achieve it there is no amount of money that can compete. It really doesn't matter what other people think. (I think I may be posessed by the spirit of Bill Hicks lol!)

Spending a life in pursuit of Sony, BMW, Mercedees, and Apple seems like an awful waste to me. Now the pursuit of Amstrad, there is a more commendable way to spend your days ! :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 22:17, 07 July 12
but cheap TVs cannot compare to expensive ones in terms of picture quality, build quality and design.

My £199 TV has better picture quality (and more features) than my friend's £750 TV of a similar size and spec.  He was one of the first who asked where the heck I got mine from for such a bargain price.   They'd sold out though.  I was lucky enough to have caught the commercial in time.   My PS3's games and blu rays look stunning on it and even old consoles look very decent on it too (unlike on some modern TV's that seem to have some weird smoothing out 'features' particularly for moving images)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:51, 07 July 12
Spending a life in pursuit of Sony, BMW, Mercedees, and Apple seems like an awful waste to me. Now the pursuit of Amstrad, there is a more commendable way to spend your days ! :)

 :'( I spent £26,000 on an MR2 14 years ago, £8000 on a 1973 MGB around the same time and I want to buy a Nissan 370Z as well now (I did buy my mother a brand new Fiesta last year and my sister a Renault Megane when they needed new cars and couldn't afford it).... and I spent €2,500 on a Pioneer TV a few years back.... and I have an iMac, a couple of iPods and an iPad - does that make me a waster? This thread is making me feel bad about myself...  :laugh:
 
My £199 TV has better picture quality (and more features) than my friend's £750 TV of a similar size and spec.  He was one of the first who asked where the heck I got mine from for such a bargain price.   They'd sold out though.  I was lucky enough to have caught the commercial in time.   My PS3's games and blu rays look stunning on it and even old consoles look very decent on it too (unlike on some modern TV's that seem to have some weird smoothing out 'features' particularly for moving images)

TV prices were just starting to drop when I bought mine and now you can get some amazing deals. I wouldn't dream of spending that much again on a TV (unless Pioneer decide to start making TV's again)... speaking of which I need to start looking around for one for my dad for his 60th this year as his old Philips CRT is starting to play up.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 00:23, 08 July 12
...meanwhile, back on topic:

RS232 Interface for Amstrad CPC464 CPC664 CPC6128 inc Software | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RS232-Interface-for-Amstrad-CPC464-CPC664-CPC6128-inc-Software-/230821400567?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35be070ff7#ht_500wt_1196)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 01:07, 08 July 12
I don't think you're a waster beaker! It certainly seems that you have a few quid and you make the most of it. I don't think (judging by your post) that you are bragging about how much you have spent. All I'm saying is that some people would actually think that they were rather clever if they had spent twice as much on the very same items you mentioned.


 Hopefully this will make my opinion clearer... I own two cars, both sporty looking coupes. One is a Sunny Coupe and one is a Hyundai Coupe. My preferred car is the Sunny Coupe, I could afford to buy something brand new, maybe even a BMW for example, but I really don't want to. I'm perfectly happy with the cars I have. But I meet people every now and then who think I drive a 25 year old car because, firstly I have failed to make enough money to buy something "better" and secondly that I can't be very bright/confident/successful.


They make certain assumptions based on their limited experience in life I suppose. Usually after speaking to this sort of person for a while, the fact that I have a Degree, earn quite decent money and have a variety of talents and interests (and I'm far from unique in this respect) will come out in the conversation, usually in response to the questions they ask, and indeed I will ask them about their job interets etc. The usual small talk stuff. It's then that they start to get a little odd and start making nasty comments about my job or my car or my interest in CPCs for example. What seems to really drive them nuts is that I don't feel ashamed of my car etc and I think was rather good value for £250 twelve years ago!  :laugh:


It's like they get really peeved because they made an assessment of me and the reality doesn't fit the reality and what's more I don't feel particularly impressed with the price tag of their car or their watch or phone. Im more impressed if they show some enthusiasm for something cool that their car/phone/watch can do rather than getting excited that they just spent many thousands on it.


I'm not trying to say that if you earn decent money and you like to enjoy its benefits that you are like the obnoxious morons I have the misfortune to meet every now and then. What I do find odd and strangely fascinating is when they have, say the same phone as someone else for example, but will brag about having paid more for it!? And like I said earlier, this sort of thing seems to be an odd habit of the British (I am British myself by the way)  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 01:10, 08 July 12
Yes indeed back on topic lol... I did notice this RS232 the other day but tried not to give it much thought after I declined to buy one at a car boot sale for £1 as I fancied buying a burger instead. I have the buyers' remorse! Lol!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 01:35, 08 July 12
Anybody want a SID chip? C64 Commodore 64 MOS 8580 SID CHIP | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C64-Commodore-64-MOS-8580-SID-CHIP-/200785981269?_trksid=p4340.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29%26meid%3D448343460799290419%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D1013%26rk%3D5%26)

The RS232 box may only be capable of 300 baud, anyone thinking of bidding should check with the seller.

Amstrad PLUS upgrade kit Amstrad CPC464 plus Upgrade kit | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC464-plus-Upgrade-kit-/120942121862?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c28b65386)
not complete, but a good start.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 09:12, 08 July 12
Anyone near Newcastle?
PCW magazines in a binder Amstrad PCW Plus magazines | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-PCW-Plus-magazines-/251102707969?_trksid=p3984.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D120942121862%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D455750481386146566&_qi=RTM1066544)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 18:34, 08 July 12
I am but unfortunately not really into the PCW stuff really. Shame that they aren't AA. Im less tempted to buy issues of AA now I have PDF versions of all issues and this was one of the motivators for me to buy my iPad. I had wanted to view them on my exlonex tablet machine but it just can't produce the PDFs at good enough resolution. Shame because the exlonex is actually quite good for everything else apart from maintaining a wifi connection.   
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:36, 08 July 12
Let me close the off-topic section by saying that I never stated that spending thoughtlessly is good or a real accomplishment. Indeed I did point out that it's in our consumerist society that this is considered a plus. I merely explained why people do/feel that.


I don't know much about cars (though at one point I was thinking of getting a 370Z as well!), but I can tell you about TVs. As I said, it's not only an issue of picture quality but also of design and building quality. Open up an expensive TV and compare it to the mess you'll see in a cheap one.


What's more, as the technology matures yes, cheap solutions always begin to bridge the gap with the expensive ones. But, unless you got the most superb cheap TV ever and your mate got the shittiest GBP750 TV ever, if you calibrate both of them the right way there's no way a TV that costs, say, GBP100 (MRP: 250) can compete with a model that costs five times that to produce (MRP: 750). I'd suggest to your friend to get hold of a calibration disc and breathe new life into his TV :)


But, in the end, it doesn't matter: if you are happy with a cheap TV (and most people would be if it wasn't for the brand name glued at the front) then it'd be stupid to spend more. Most people, like with Hi-Fi equipment, cannot tell the difference. I, being a great cinephile, opt for a mid-range setup (my TV cost me 1000 euros) since I feel it offers the best value/cost ratio for my needs. Yes, I can see the difference between my TV and one that costs twice the money but I don't deem it worth it. Oh, and my speakers are decidedly mid-range too, since I don't have a home theater room; I scorn all those who spend hundreds or thousands of euros buying expensive speakers and placing them next to drapes, or a hi-end projector for five thousand euros placed in a room with ambient light (which immediately costs you half the lumens).

PS if I get a Jaguar XJS at 4000 euros, is this considered stupid or not?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 19:50, 08 July 12
What's more, as the technology matures yes, cheap solutions always begin to bridge the gap with the expensive ones. But, unless you got the most superb cheap TV ever and your mate got the shittiest GBP750 TV ever, if you calibrate both of them the right way there's no way a TV that costs, say, GBP100 (MRP: 250) can compete with a model that costs five times that to produce (MRP: 750). I'd suggest to your friend to get hold of a calibration disc and breathe new life into his TV :)

Yeah, thanks for assuming we're too idiotic to calibrate a television properly.  It's obvious on many an occasion that I know crap all about the insides of a CPC but I'm pretty sure I know a thing or two about how to get a pleasing display from a TV and it's why I got such superb results from my TV after playing about with all the settings (out of the box the picture was a bit too soft for me and the colours too muted but it looked superb after about 20 minutes or so of fiddling about in the menus and such).   We've been through all the settings and tweaks with his TV (we even took my TV over to his house to sit by it as we compared for hours and hours using various movies and games and pictures for comparison) and while it's fine for general TV usage it just wasn't cutting it when it came to hi-defintion output such as PS3 or Blu Ray movies producing a somewhat blurred and murky image in places despite saying proudly on the box that it's a 1080p TV and we tried several different HDMI cables too just in case the fault lied with the one he bought. 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:07, 08 July 12
Oh, come on, you know I didn't mean the least to insult anyone :)


But, getting through the settings and tweaks is just that, tweaking and setting, it's not calibrating. I used to think so, too, till I got through a professional calibration course (I'm not a freak, it was part of the job!).


Btw, I'm curious, can you say what TVs these are? Brands and models?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 21:50, 08 July 12
@ Gryzor, My apologies, I didn't mean to make out that you were stating that. Typed text doesn't always convey sentiment or intention particularly well I guess, indeed I'm a little concerned that the current sentence I'm writing may not come across the way I intend it.


I agree with your statement, it explains the concept or ideology rather well. What I was trying to say is I don't ascribe to the belief personally and see it a rather strange that some people brag about being financially inefficient. To relate it to CPCs I think most people on here would be pleased to have spent a tenner on a 6128+, and we would all be a little envious that they got such a bargain. However there are some people in this world who would be proud of the fact they spent £500 on the very same thing even if they had the option of paying £10.


I'm just fascinated by this behaviour in a bizarre anthropological sort of way. When we see the ways other cultures indicate wealth and power etc we find it hard to understand. I'm sure the behaviour I refer to would seem really crazy to some South African tribes. Maybe we could chop this part of the discussion out and put it in Off Topic?


Any way, I hope that I haven't caused offence. The sort of people I'm talking about I think are very unlikely to frequent these forums as they probably couldn't understand what motivates us to be interested in such old tech anyway!



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:05, 08 July 12
PS if I get a Jaguar XJS at 4000 euros, is this considered stupid or not?

Depends on if I can come around for a go or not  ;)  lol  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:19, 08 July 12
The vehicle price is the least of your worries if you buy and old XJS. It's the parts, petrol and insurance that will empty your bank account :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MugUK on 23:32, 08 July 12
A few odds and sods (mostly adventure-related) from my childhood days.  There's also some other odds & sods in the list too :)

muguk | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/muguk/m.html)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 12:08, 09 July 12
Hey I think I am getting the hang of this ebay stuff...
 
I just bought Pang for £20  (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25110342890 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25110342890)) when I had the option of buying it a few weeks back from the same seller for £18 (GX4000 PANG AMSTRAD CPC+ | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251081156571))!!!  :laugh:
 
He's still got a few left like Enforcer and Pinball Magic but Copter 271 and Dick Tracy have gone already. Apparently he has more he will list next month which sounds a little strange I guess but Bryce bought Fire & Forget off him and gave that cartridge the thumbs up.
 
If anyone is interested...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:16, 09 July 12
Mine was definitely the real thing. The label is original and the casing has never been opened.

I guess he is buying them locally and putting them up on ebay.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:12, 09 July 12
after I declined to buy one at a car boot sale for £1 ... I have the buyers' remorse! Lol!
Yeah, I have that from this weekend. I went to a car boot sale just to pick up an RF lead because the c64 I bought a few weeks back didn't come with one.

Anyway, this RF lead obviously came from an Amiga as there were 2 power supplies, an external floppy and a couple of serial leads. I ignored all that and went for the RF lead. On my final lap before going home, I saw a GVP A530 from the same seller, but in a different area and thought "oh wow, they were cool back in the day" but as I don't have an A500, only a A1200, and this guy had obviously already sold that on its own, I ignored it. When I got home, I googled a bit and found they were still going on Ebay for £200 or so!

Guess I'll have to hope it's still there next week!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:17, 09 July 12
He's still got a few left like Enforcer...
I'm having a hard job believing this is real from looking at the photo: GX4000 ENFORCER AMSTRAD CPC+ | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251103437938)
EDIT: Bryce pointed out the real cartridges look like this too!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:27, 09 July 12
Why? If you compare it to any other pictures of this cartridge, including the one on our very own Wiki: Enforcer (cartridge) - CPCWiki - The Ultimate Amstrad CPC Community & (http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Enforcer_%28cartridge%29)  you'll see that the look and quality are very similar.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:46, 09 July 12
I guess he is buying them locally and putting them up on ebay.

Yup, he's only able to get 6-8 games per month from his supplier and most of the time it's random. Apparently he's also got a gx4000 console in carbon fibre which I want to see...
 
Yeah, I have that from this weekend. I went to a car boot sale just to pick up an RF lead because the c64 I bought a few weeks back didn't come with one.

 
Hey mine didn't either - I reckon it's a conspiracy!  :laugh:  Fortunately I had a couple from my Sega machines. If you've got an 8 pin video socket on the back of your c64 the s-video cable from Retro Computer Shack is pretty good giving me a nice sharp image. I tried the 5 pin scart and it looked pants as the c64 doesn't output an RGB signal (or S-video on that cable and I couldn't find a scart cable with the s-video hooked up...)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 17:03, 09 July 12
Why? If you compare it to any other pictures of this cartridge
Oh wow. OK, yeah. My bad, it looks like the genuine cartridge labels were done on a dot matrix printer and stuck on badly by hand!

Actually, I guess the poor quality of dot matrix (if it is that) should make it easier to spot against a laser printer copy... :O
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 22:44, 09 July 12
the allure of those (non-working) 664 keys is just so tempting (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-664-and-GT-65-monitor-/330760986834?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4d02e420d2#ht_1288wt_1150)....

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:15, 10 July 12
the allure of those (non-working) 664 keys is just so tempting (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-664-and-GT-65-monitor-/330760986834?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4d02e420d2#ht_1288wt_1150)....



Ohh yes, and there's no such thing as too many 664s under one roof...


Damn, I just noticed the price tag at the end of the auction (ripped from old-computers.com):
PRICE     Monochrome - €684  (august 85)
Color - €913  (august 85)


Pricey!!

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 14:12, 14 July 12
just to tempt a little bit more - another 664 with lot of extras (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-664-with-COLOUR-Monitor-Printer-Handbook-Joysticks-Games-/290742992457?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item43b1a1fe49#ht_821wt_1149)


(I have 3 already, so cannot justify getting another one)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:46, 15 July 12
Looks beautiful, but... "Also I have not tried all the keys, but those I did are working correctly.". Hmmmm...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 22:34, 17 July 12
So, this has to be the most expensive retro thing on ebay at the moment: Extremely Rare condition Acorn Atom Computer - Museum Quality and working | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251105620795)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CanonMan on 22:37, 17 July 12
So, this has to be the most expensive retro thing on ebay at the moment: Extremely Rare condition Acorn Atom Computer - Museum Quality and working | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251105620795)

Nobody in their right mind will give £2k for an Atom, not even the Acorn experts over at the Stairway To Hell forum.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 00:34, 18 July 12

Nobody in their right mind will give £2k for an Atom, not even the Acorn experts over at the Stairway To Hell forum.


just look at the photo / image p0rn.... the guy is just so in love with that device he put it up at a price that he just knows won't sell.. he just wants to show it off... parade it around a bit, flirt it to others who do not have it... and then keep it locked up in a cupboard where only he can use it.  is his name Cletus? does he live in the deep south of the USA?  does he have pit in his living room?.....  hmmm... well he doesn't own a CPC, therefore he must be weird    ;D


[EDIT: hahahahahahaaaaa - the last photo proves my point: "ATOM 8+2 ASS" - he loves that machine!!!! and will never sell it!]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:43, 18 July 12
The Atom was a boring and rather plain looking computer. He can keep it.

He belongs to the people who write ***RARE***!! in their items title, when there are 20 more of the same on offer at the same time.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:30, 18 July 12
Well, to be fair, "rare" refers to its condition, not the machine.


Most of the pics don't load for me, but so what, it's a NOS boring piece of plastic.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 21:03, 18 July 12
How did this happen?

starting price 99p, only three bids, sold for £54.00

usually bids go up in 20p increments, not this time.

Hitch-hiker's Guide to Artificial Intelligence: Amstrad by C. Naylor, Richard... (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251103122086?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 22:42, 18 July 12
How did this happen?

starting price 99p, only three bids, sold for £54.00

usually bids go up in 20p increments, not this time.

Hitch-hiker's Guide to Artificial Intelligence: Amstrad by C. Naylor, Richard... (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251103122086?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)


Tell me about it.  I had the 1st bid, thinking no-one is going to bid on this...surely.... and then it just sky rocketed at the end and was way to rich for me.  £54 is about £40 more than it should have gone for.  I know I've not seen this book before, hence I was bidding on it.... but £54 is just silly.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:50, 18 July 12
Bids go up in increments above the next lowest bidder. So if I bid €100 as my first bid I am the highest bidder with €1 (and get it for that if no one else bids), but if you then bid €150 you get it for €101 and there was only two bids involved. Assuming the increments are €1.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 00:07, 19 July 12
@Bryce, yes, you are right of course, I was just shocked at the price and surprised there were only 2 automatic bids, it seemed as if the system had taken the bidders maximum bids and used them as their first and only bids.
It did not even have the word "RARE" in the title  ;D

@Ynot.zer0, I was interested in the book as well, but as soon as I saw it at £17ish, I decided not to bid on it :D .
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 00:54, 19 July 12
It did not even have the word "RARE" in the title  ;D
@Ynot.zer0, I was interested in the book as well, but as soon as I saw it at £17ish, I decided not to bid on it :D .


yep, that was me, absolute maximum of £17.77... I guess the 2nd person bid £53 which is a heck of a jump and the 3rd person bid more than that.  I have never worked out how the whole eBay thing works.  I just bid the maximum I'm willing to pay, if it goes beyond then I walk away.  I learnt that lesson when I once started bidding against jesus6128 (what happened to him?), he would bid insane prices.  anyway, I hope the person who won, scans the book and posts it to the wiki to share with the community, as I've never seen the content of the book and would be interested to see what it contained...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:08, 19 July 12
yep, that was me, absolute maximum of £17.77... I guess the 2nd person bid £53 which is a heck of a jump and the 3rd person bid more than that.
Exactly. IMHO your only mistake was not bidding in the last couple of minutes instead of days in advance. That said, in this case, you'd never have won it...

The second guy who bid £53 did that with only your 99p initial bet to go on. He clearly wanted it badly. And the guy who outbid him, did so thinking the bid was only £18.27 (bid increment of 50p over your bid), and so obviously also believed it was worth well over £50 in order to place such a high bid.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:15, 19 July 12
That said, I can't imagine it's substantially different to the Applesoft version (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0412270900/sr=/qid=/ref=olp_tab_used?ie=UTF8&coliid=&me=&qid=&sr=&seller=&colid=&condition=used) or the IBM PC version (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0412281406/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used), both available cheaply. There's also a BBC version (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0412269708/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used) at 184 pages instead of 260, so possibly a different edition.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:08, 19 July 12
d

I have never worked out how the whole eBay thing works.



Heh, actually I learned that in a book about marketing and behavioral analysis. Auction methodologies are a pretty cool subject if you read about it. Ebay uses what is called the Vickrey auction system. From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickrey_auction):


Quote
A Vickrey auction is a type of sealed-bid auction, where bidders submit written bids without knowing the bid of the other people in the auction, and in which the highest bidder wins, but the price paid is the second-highest bid. The auction was first described academically by Columbia University professor William Vickrey in 1961[1] though it had been used by stamp collectors since 1893[2]. This type of auction is strategically similar to an English auction, and gives bidders an incentive to bid their true value.


It's a pretty cool system if you get to understand it, but even if you don't it still works!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 20:28, 22 July 12
Quick!!! Buy this you lucky English people as he won't post abroad..... It's very, very rare!!!  :laugh:
**** AMSTRAD GX4000 CONSOLE (Boxed Very Very Rare With Burnin Rubber Game) **** (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-GX4000-CONSOLE-Boxed-Very-Very-Rare-With-Burnin-Rubber-Game-/300746313685?pt=UK_Collectables_Vintage_RL&hash=item4605e08fd5)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:13, 22 July 12
At least so rare that nobody put a bid on it up to now. Well, I got one of them too. Even a boxed 6128, wait even two of them... :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 23:41, 22 July 12
Quick!!! Buy this you lucky English people as he won't post abroad..... It's very, very rare!!!  :laugh:
**** AMSTRAD GX4000 CONSOLE (Boxed Very Very Rare With Burnin Rubber Game) **** (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-GX4000-CONSOLE-Boxed-Very-Very-Rare-With-Burnin-Rubber-Game-/300746313685?pt=UK_Collectables_Vintage_RL&hash=item4605e08fd5)

As there is a "rare" gx4000 with a BIN price of  £199.95 on ebay at the moment, I expect that "very, very rare" gx4000 to sell for at least £800 :laugh: , but I sympathise with the seller who did not put even one "rare" in the title of his gx4000 and saw it sell this morning for just £12.50 :( .
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 00:30, 23 July 12
As there is a "rare" gx4000 with a BIN price of  £199.95 on ebay at the moment, I expect that "very, very rare" gx4000 to sell for at least £800 :laugh: , but I sympathise with the seller who did not put even one "rare" in the title of his gx4000 and saw it sell this morning for just £12.50 :( .

Hi,


  Well, that seller didn't get much for his GX4000 ! ! !
  Amstrad GX4000 White Console (PAL) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-White-Console-PAL-/190702270378?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item2c66bdb7aa)


  BUT, I have spotted another boxed GX4000 that ended earlier today. ;)
  It was sold for the hilarious amount of 3.20 GBP  :o
  You can see the details for Your self : Amstrad GX4000 Grey Console (PAL) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Grey-Console-PAL-/200793283793?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item2ec0365cd1)


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 01:13, 23 July 12
On German .DE ebay you get the GX4000D now for cheap:
 
Akai GX-4000D Schwarz RARE FARBE! | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Akai-GX-4000D-Schwarz-RARE-FARBE-/300742233929?pt=Radio_TV_Musik&hash=item4605a24f49)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: endangermice on 12:20, 23 July 12
Hehe looks like the 1950s version!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:08, 23 July 12
Still, the low prices they go for are pretty good deals for boxed units!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:53, 26 July 12
Spectrum collectors might be interested in this. Considering its rarity and completeness, the "Buy now" price is pretty resonable:
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Plus, Interface 1, Microdrive, Alphacom Printer - PBS RARE! (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-ZX-Spectrum-Plus-Interface-1-Microdrive-Alphacom-Printer-PBS-RARE-/140809342906?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20c8e40fba)

Buying all these bits seperately would cost more and you still wouldn't have the "Stylish" Briefcase.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:38, 26 July 12
Quote

Sadly the speccy does not work - it shows random characters on the screen. However, you can easily
pickup a working spectrum plus for next to nothing and repair it easily. The rest therefore is untested.
I wonder how much it would cost to fix?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:38, 26 July 12
Well you could swap it out for a working one (it's a standard Spectrum+ under the plastic cover), but repair probably wouldn't be very expensive either, probably a RAM or logic error.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: endangermice on 01:43, 27 July 12
I think that would be an excellent machine to repair - as Bryce says it sounds like the problem is minor, since it seems to be almost working and you'd get yourself an excellent example of the 80s Filofax era!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 06:01, 27 July 12
99 Pfund für den Drecksdrumm, äh Speckdrumm, naja, also das Geld leg ich lieber in was sinnvolles an  :P  Kekse z.B.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:37, 27 July 12
99 Pfund für den Drecksdrumm, äh Speckdrumm, naja, also das Geld leg ich lieber in was sinnvolles an  :P  Kekse z.B.  ;)

Translation: 99 quid for a Dirt-drum, eh Fat-drum, well, I'd rather invest the money on something more sensible. e.g. Biscuits.

(Reminder: You are in the English part of the Forum here TFM :) )

Even if you don't appreciate Spectrums, you have to admit, that it's a fine piece of Z80 nostalgia.

Bryce.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 12:37, 27 July 12
Translation: 99 quid for a Dirt-drum, eh Fat-drum, well, I'd rather invest the money on something more sensible. e.g. Biscuits.
TFM's use of -drumm is a dialectal variant of the standard German word "Trumm" (piece, thing) which is not in use anymore today. The plural "Trümmer" however is used, and means pieces in the sense of debris or rubble.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:47, 27 July 12
I know, I just couldn't be bothered going to all the effort of translating and explaining extinct dialects, that still wouldn't make sense to non-German speakers :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:50, 27 July 12
Time to learn our wonderful Bavarian high-level language folks. After I learnt English and French and Spanisch, I'm not asking for much. So... happy learning weekend!  8)
 
Speckdrumm is the way Spectrum is pronounced, but Drecksdrumm means "thing of lesser value than a CPC".
 
 
Well, I don't dislike the Spectrum, it's ok, but CPCs are better IMHO. And both are worlds higher than the c64 and it's distorted brothers *hehe*
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:41, 27 July 12
ZX Spectrum - 1982
Commodore 64 - 1982
CPC464 - 1984

It's obvious that Amstrad would have learnt from the others, if they didn't, they were fools. They had two years to see what worked well and what didn't for the others.

Both the other two played a major part in shaping the CPC and making it the great machine it is. For that reason, they are just as important for me and are also proud members of my collection :) (Along with my treasured XL/XE machines and a few others)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:23, 27 July 12
Well, I don't want to sound smart-ass like, but I saw once a case of a 464, and that had 1983 as date. So in fact they produced 464 already in 1983. However, they made someting out of that year  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 01:25, 28 July 12
The cpc was designed an made in  a very very low time.

It begin in January 83(6502 cpu).And in August the new team(Roland perry) is contracted

10 August, roland perry shows the early protoype 6502 to locomotive software.

17 Agust,The design of the cpc know begin with the rom map,and later firmware and gate array.

23 January,the final prototype es send to orion factory to produce in mass.

21 june 84 is sell to public.

But,Amstrad designing the case an cassette in the 6502 time.So probably,They made the case early the electronic was made.Becasue of this, the case made in 1983 can exist.Probably the gate array cause the retrase.Because ferranti fail,and they need search a japanese manufacturer.

When the manufacturer send the gate array,they made the cpc with the early case made,and new electronics made later.

*teory*
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:19, 30 July 12
Dragon, thanks for the summation. Also TFM is right, it's not like Sugar woke up one fine morning in '84 and ordered Santa to bring him a 464. So the lead time in terms of learning from the market was much narrower. Not to say that they wouldn't have used the interim to fine-tune, but still.


That said, Bryce, indeed it'd make sense to put out something good, but let's not forget there were quite a few others who utterly failed even though they had ample time to check out the market :D (this doesn't say or change anything of course, just a remark).

Oh, and that auction item is really lovely!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:27, 30 July 12
That's assuming that Amstrad only got to see the Commodore 64 when we did. I'm pretty sure they knew a lot more about it and other contenders (especially Spectrum) well before they hit the high street.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:34, 30 July 12
You mean a newcomer with no experience in micros whatsoever had spies in Apple's Commodore's factory? Even if they did this would give them no real insight to the market.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:40, 30 July 12
Not exactly spies, just employees that were jumping from one company to the other, common suppliers / manufacturers etc. Nothing is ever a secret in the electronics industry. Why did Amstrad integrate the tapedeck into the CPC when every one else had it seperate?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:41, 30 July 12
...why?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:56, 30 July 12
I assume that they got some sort of feedback that the tape connections were causing the most issues / customer inquiries on other machines. I can't think of any other reason to do it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:45, 30 July 12
Maybe they just wanted to sell a complete system: Like a Computer with Monitor and Storage Medium.
 
Exactly the opposite of the C64, which has no value. Since you have to by a monitor or tv and you have to buy a tape or disc. Without all that additonal stuff it can't be used. Ok some freaks had a c64 and did not switch it off for weeks - until they got a tape to save threir progs.  :laugh: :P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 20:11, 30 July 12
I'm sure that Amstrad wanted to sell a complete system rather than a component that had to share resources. Also, IIRC Amstrad had sourced a lot of cheap displays. This matched well to their policy of selling integrated HiFis rather than components.


I guess it made sense to incorporate the tape deck into the main unit, it probably cut costs and improved reliability.


This made the CPC far more family friendly than alternatives that also required you to have a TV and suitable cassette deck, and probably led to a reduction in household arguments about the TV being hogged.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:56, 31 July 12
Briggsy beat me to it. Indeed, they could have heard feedback about problems with tape recorders, but it's not like it was the first time they went for a similar design. It was a matter of philosophy, rather than a reaction to specific market information. Also, this is what is mentioned in all the books about Amstrad (which is: the three Sugar biographies).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 13:22, 31 July 12
I assume that they got some sort of feedback that the tape connections were causing the most issues / customer inquiries on other machines. I can't think of any other reason to do it.
Because it's exactly the same strategy they made their name with on hi-fi gear. Instead of separates, Amstrad pioneered the all-in-one hi-fi system and were universally praised for the value-for-money they brought and ease of setup.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:24, 31 July 12
I never read any of those Biographies, I only read Hardware books :D

My first Hi-Fi was an Amstrad. I still have it stored in my parents attic :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:35, 31 July 12
Because it's exactly the same strategy they made their name with on hi-fi gear. Instead of separates, Amstrad pioneered the all-in-one hi-fi system and were universally praised for the value-for-money they brought and ease of setup.



Plus they put lots of knobs and switches at the front so you could pretend it was actually a HiFi.

@Bryce: aren't people hardware?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 19:07, 31 July 12
People are "wetware".
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:02, 31 July 12
@Bryce: aren't people hardware?
Hihi! So funny. Well, I know, you do believe in Marx and Darwin too. :P :laugh:
 
People are "wetware".
Yes, 63% H2O. ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:34, 31 July 12
@Bryce: aren't people hardware?

Technically we're just the case :D Our nervous sytem is the real circuitry.

I remember most of the Amstrad HiFis had graphic equalizer graphics drawn onto the front,
but no real equalizer or LEDs behind it. Mine was the "luxury" version. It had an 8 channel
equalizer drawn on the front, and a three channel equalizer spaced generously across it.
The CD Player display was two 7 Segment displays.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 23:30, 31 July 12
He's kidding right?  £250 for a 464+


I suppose the special edition Amsterdam 464 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-Plus-/150869244496?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item232081fa50#ht_500wt_1059) goes for a lot more nowdays   ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:44, 31 July 12
Amsterdam... Maybe it's full of weed?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: endangermice on 21:23, 01 August 12
How about this one then: Amstrad 6128 Plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-Plus-/150869238770?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D1024149890033883851%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26#ht_500wt_922) he's at it again! Broken keyboard, faulty disc drive - apparently it's a great bargain and works fine apart from the somewhat aforementioned serious problems. No pictures other than the terrible one on the page and no indication that it even works. Sold as seen, no returns - all yours for the fantastic price of £180 (plus £10 postage). If he sells that I'll eat my hat!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:31, 01 August 12
Have a good meal!  8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:52, 01 August 12
I'm tempted to buy it, just to see you eat a hat :D Youtube or it didn't happen :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: endangermice on 00:23, 02 August 12
What I didn't say of course is what sort of hat it would be. I'm pretty sure Starmix or one of those other kids sweets selection do a jelly shaped hat which of course I'd be delighted to eat if needs be ;).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:46, 02 August 12
While you are busy eating that hat, I spotted this on ebay during the week:

If any one is looking for a suitable transformer to supply a CPC or most other 8-Bit computers (other than a C64 which needs 9VAC), this might be a good choice. It can supply a whopping 8A on the 5V rail and 3A on the 12V rail and even has a -12V (500mA) output should you need it. It looks quite compact and for €15 is quite a bargain.
I've just ordered one to power something else (a Neo Geo), so I'll let you know how it is when it arrives.

ASTEC NETZTEIL DPT52 AC/DC Triple-OUT 5V 12V -12V (1x) | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/310405195106?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 11:08, 02 August 12
Yes, it's the clever way to make an alternative powersupply for CPC 664/6128 and Amiga too !!! (-12V)


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CanonMan on 11:23, 02 August 12
How about this one then: Amstrad 6128 Plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-Plus-/150869238770?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D1024149890033883851%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26#ht_500wt_922) he's at it again! Broken keyboard, faulty disc drive - apparently it's a great bargain and works fine apart from the somewhat aforementioned serious problems. No pictures other than the terrible one on the page and no indication that it even works. Sold as seen, no returns - all yours for the fantastic price of £180 (plus £10 postage). If he sells that I'll eat my hat!

Well, I offered him £20 and he turned it down. I said that, in it's current poor condition, that's all it's worth to me  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: endangermice on 16:54, 02 August 12
Definitely - £20 tops, there's no proof it even works and by his own terms if it turns out to be a dud you're stuck with it!


I recently bought a 6128plus from France for £50 and that was fully working order with nowhere near the amount of yellowing of that one! OK so it has a French keyboard but that's no biggie, you can convert it to UK with a new cartridge and suitable replacement keyboard which can be forged from an old CPC6128 if you're feeling hacky!


I pushed the boat out for fun and offered him £25 which I think is more than generous considering the condition. He will of course reject it but maybe if others here make similar offers he may work out its true value!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:36, 02 August 12
What I didn't say of course is what sort of hat it would be. I'm pretty sure Starmix or one of those other kids sweets selection do a jelly shaped hat which of course I'd be delighted to eat if needs be ;) .

You can eat the jellyfish hat ... but only the punk version with the nails :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: endangermice on 23:52, 02 August 12
Awwww that's a bit unfair - unless of course the nails can be made from sherbet? I cheekily offered him £25 for it. He of course rejected this. Apparently he sold a similar machine recently for £135. I remember it, there was no mention of it being broken in any way. It seems somewhat odd that a very broken one is somehow worth £45 more than a working one....

Hat eating aside it will be interesting to see what happens. In my mind he has broken every retro sales computer rule out there - one crap picture giving no indication it even works, no returns - so even if it's completely totalled he doesn't want to know, using that "rare" word then attaching an incredible price tag and claiming it's a bargain! He clearly has no passion for the machines and just wants to extract as much money as possible! That is not a good person to buy from.

I've sold many machines in the past, I'm always honest in my descriptions and make sure that the machines always work properly, are presented in the best condition possible and most importantly taking everything into account have an appropriate price tag attached!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:31, 03 August 12
eBay should develop image scanning technologies. In cases such as this, when you bid a pop-up should scream in your face: YOU SURE YOU WANT THAT PIECE OF CRAP? THE SELLER SOLD ONE LIKE THIS, IN BETTER, WORKING CONDITION JUST A WHILE AGO, WHY DON'T YOU CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR OTHER AUCTIONS, HMMMM?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: endangermice on 11:24, 04 August 12
Hehe that would soon sort out some of these unscrupulous sellers! Unfortunately stupid people are everywhere, everyday on UK TV there is some story about how someone got ripped off. At first I feel sorry for the person, but often as the story emerges you realised that they have been more than stupid and it's at that point that my sympathy wanes....


I think what annoys me the most really is the lack of care and attention that sellers trying to make a quick buck pay to their eBay listings. In a way it's disrespectful to the machine they are trying to sell and you feel annoyed that people that feckless own them to sell in the first place. Mis-spelled, inaccurate descriptions, terrible photos and an arrogant assumption of value are all things that feck me off from the outset!


Still the good old phrase "let the buyer beware" is always pertinent and I think particularly so in cases like these.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:01, 06 August 12
eBay should develop image scanning technologies. In cases such as this, when you bid a pop-up should scream in your face: YOU SURE YOU WANT THAT PIECE OF CRAP? THE SELLER SOLD ONE LIKE THIS, IN BETTER, WORKING CONDITION JUST A WHILE AGO, WHY DON'T YOU CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR OTHER AUCTIONS, HMMMM?

At the moment, ebay.de lists 104 articles for Amstrad/Schneider. If they introduced that scanner, the article count would drop to about 7 Articles :D

Btw: The transformer I mentioned above ebay Item No: 310405195106 arrived on Saturday. It's well made, robust, relatively small and perfect for most 8-Bit computers. With 8A 5V, 3A 12V and 0.5A -12V it will power almost any 8-bit in your collection (except Commodores and Acorn Electrons)

Bryce.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:06, 07 August 12
With 8A 5V, 3A 12V and 0.5A -12V it will power almost any 8-bit in your collection (except Commodores and Acorn Electrons)

Bryce.
 

Really? Does the c64 need more than 8A to warm your bread?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:17, 07 August 12
No, but it needs 9V AC which a DC PSU can't supply (without being modded).

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: amstar on 03:00, 15 August 12
Crazy prices on Amstrad CPC stuff on Ebay these days. Look at this recent auction: Amstrad CPC - Amsoft CASSETTE HEAD CLEANER Tape | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390452653448?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: xesrjb on 09:38, 15 August 12
my two spanish friends were outbid.
 
xesrjb
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MugUK on 11:26, 15 August 12
I was testing the eBay Android app out and put up 25+ cassette games. I was surprised to find that one title got someone's attention almost immediately ... but what's so special about Super Ted? >:D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:36, 15 August 12
To understand, you have to know his genesis...
Superted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZg74STOfig#)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 15:48, 16 August 12
Not ebay, but is an auction cpc related (http://memorabilia.london2012.com/iSynApp/auctionDisplay.action?sid=1100443&auctionId=20255) :P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:06, 16 August 12
An olympic torch?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:23, 17 August 12
I stopped caring about the Olympics a long time ago. Everything is designed to make money, money, money. It's really ridiculous. And all those torches etc being sold, what a shame...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:30, 17 August 12
They seem to have confused the words Autograph and Signature. Daley was strong, but even he can't sign a piece of metal[nb]Although I'm pretty sure Chuck Norris could[/nb].

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:49, 17 August 12
Couldn't he have used a felt tip marker? It'd be autographed then...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:00, 17 August 12
I thought I read somewhere that it was engraved.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:01, 17 August 12
I bet he broke quite a few joysticks doing that.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:51, 17 August 12
664 Manual, described as "In good condition": amstrad cpc664 user instructions manual | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amstrad-cpc664-user-instructions-manual-/251132544789?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3a78aa8715)

I'd hate to see the ones he considers "Bad condition"!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:54, 17 August 12
Well, the Condition section does state that "The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear" :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:00, 17 August 12
"Cosmetic" is a strange name for a dog (or whatever animal had a go at the book).

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:03, 17 August 12
I stopped caring about the Olympics a long time ago. Everything is designed to make money, money, money. It's really ridiculous. And all those torches etc being sold, what a shame...
Agree! And after making all that billions.... the athletes don't even get real gold medals, it's just gold covered. What a shame and what an insult to the old Greek values.
 
To further abuse it, all over the world all the governments release (very silently) a bunch of new laws - against the own people.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:56, 20 August 12
Anybody willing to pick this lot up? : Relisted - Job Lot - Vintage collection BBC Master Amiga 1200 Spectrum+3 +++++ | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Relisted-Job-Lot-Vintage-collection-BBC-Master-Amiga-1200-Spectrum-3-/251134701667?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3a78cb7063)

I reckon you could pick your choice of hardware and still make a profit from selling the stuff you didn't want :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 03:31, 21 August 12
Anybody willing to pick this lot up? : Relisted - Job Lot - Vintage collection BBC Master Amiga 1200 Spectrum+3 +++++ | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Relisted-Job-Lot-Vintage-collection-BBC-Master-Amiga-1200-Spectrum-3-/251134701667?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3a78cb7063)

I reckon you could pick your choice of hardware and still make a profit from selling the stuff you didn't want :)

Bryce.



Yikes so tempting! I would like the Plus machines the carts, software, the GX4000 and the (I assume) German 6128 the rest I would probably not have too much interest in. But 350 for several Plus machines is pretty good really the rest you could sell if you wanted to, would just take a while.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:37, 21 August 12
So when will you be travelling over? :D I'll take the A1200, the working BBC Master, the Electron stuff and either one of the 464+. We can split the price somehow and divide the income from selling the rest :)

Bryce.

P.s. I might take the ZX Spectrum too, depending on which version it is :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:14, 21 August 12
Oh wow, yeah, that is seriously tempting... I suspect my car isn't really big enough though even if I put the monitors on the seats.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:47, 21 August 12
Not a problem, if you meet Badstarr there with his car too :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 12:01, 21 August 12
So when will you be travelling over? :D I'll take the A1200, the working BBC Master, the Electron stuff and either one of the 464+. We can split the price somehow and divide the income from selling the rest :)

Bryce.

P.s. I might take the ZX Spectrum too, depending on which version it is :)


Hehe don't make it sound feasible ! I can sense my bank balance is in trouble now! Think we need to set up a Consortium!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:53, 21 August 12
I will continue tempting you with statements of feasability and words of support until you can no longer resist and find yourself sitting in your car on the motorway :)

Did I mention that I might be interested in the Spectrum+ ? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 13:10, 21 August 12
I dont have the faintest idea where I would store the machines lol! Shame a few of us couldn't just put £350 together and split the lot fairly between us! I'm not entirely sure my car would make the journey though, I think one of the wheel bearings is sounding a little iffy! 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:56, 21 August 12
We could, but we'd still need someone to pick it all up and distribute the parts to the relevant buyers.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 14:40, 21 August 12
Well I reckon I could get all that into my car, would be nice to share the petrol costs if there are any interested parties, however, there is also the p&p costs to consider too if I was to be the "distributor"could get a little expensive, also all parties would have to agree to how the spoils were to be shared. So, this begs the question, anyone want in on this?


PS the gear would have to be distributed pretty quickly as I have limited space and it would be a shame if my cat tried to shove the lot off a table lol!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:50, 21 August 12
I'm in for 1x 464+, A1200 and a Spectrum+ at least. But I might take some more stuff if others don't want it (BBC Master and Electron).

If you do go ahead with it, I'd suggest you make/publish your own price list, that would cover all your expenses and let the buyers decide what the want. You definitely won't get stuck with anything, everything would easily sell on ebay in the worst case (except the monitors, which I wouldn't even bother taking home).
You might want to start a new thread for this too.

Bryce.

(I knew I'd convince you if I persistently annoyed you enough) :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 16:39, 21 August 12
One of my mates has signed up here because he's interested in this. He'll be posting when his account is approved. His username is birk, and I can vouch for him. He may be interested in the Atari and one of the Spectrum's, depending on the price.

I might also be interested in a few things, depending on price.

EDIT: Noticed that this talk is continued here (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/vintage-computer-lot-want-to-join-a-syndicate), so just posting the link for everyone else who's also interested.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 11:13, 01 September 12
Is anyone bidding on this?
Schneider CPC Diskettenlaufwerk DDI-1 + 8 Disks - Dachbodenfund | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC-Diskettenlaufwerk-DDI-1-8-Disks-Dachbodenfund-/290766621348?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item43b30a8aa4)

If not, then I might.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 22:06, 01 September 12
I am now  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:01, 03 September 12
Damn, I lost that lot... what a shame and what a great lot!!


Also, a dream lot, though I guess it'll go pretty high (and it's a bit OT): http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261092700652 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261092700652)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:52, 13 September 12
A bit over the top was the end price!! I mean it's really nice and I'd love to have one, but not for that money!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:14, 13 September 12
Oh my, quite the bid war at the end, it was "only" 280GBP when I left it. At 471GBP, way out of my range.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 16:02, 13 September 12
Hi  :)


If any of You have won a small fortune in the lottery, or have more money than brain, then this might be the thing for You.


Only 2,999.99 EUR   :o  and the seller even includes FREE postage ! ! ! What an offer  :laugh:  ! ! !


Poli Diaz Español/Spanish NUEVO BRAND NEW & SEALED AMSTRAD PCW
Poli Diaz Español/Spanish NUEVO BRAND NEW & SEALED AMSTRAD PCW | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Poli-Diaz-Espanol-Spanish-NUEVO-BRAND-NEW-SEALED-AMSTRAD-PCW-/230848883597?pt=ES_Videojuegos&hash=item35bfaa6b8d)


Who'll be the lucky winner (N O T   the seller I THINK  ::) ) ? ? ?


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:55, 13 September 12
or have more money than brain, then this might be the thing for You.

I reckon my bank account, paid out in 1 cent coins, would actually be larger than my brain (but not by much mind you), but I still wouldn't pay more than a fiver for the game.

I have several sealed Spectrum games at home. If they are worth that much, then don't be suprised if I stop posting next week, I'll be on a beach somewhere sipping on a cocktail.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:28, 14 September 12
2,999.99? Maybe 299? Or 29? Heck, I'll pay 2.9.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 15:06, 15 September 12
Here a fair bundle for those in the UK or in particular the Devon area...
 
Amstrad CPC 464/664 vintage / retro computer job lot,4 monitors,3 keyboards+more (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-664-vintage-retro-computer-job-lot-4-monitors-3-keyboards-more-/280966592275?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item416ae9f713)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:32, 15 September 12
Nice collection indeed. I like it when they call computers "keyboards" :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 20:35, 15 September 12
Nice collection indeed. I like it when they call computers "keyboards" :D

Must be related to my parents  ::)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:57, 16 September 12
Amstrad CPC 464 slim?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 19:08, 16 September 12
Oh why couldn't they have done that auction 2 weeks earlier? It's about 2 miles from the demo party I was at last week, but 200 miles away from here and so too expensive to drive to... :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:38, 17 September 12
Two nice auctions, unfortunately Deutschland-only: an AMX mouse and a trackball...


Super selten: Trackball für Schneider / Amstrad CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Super-selten-Trackball-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-/300780140698?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item4607e4b89a&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)


AMX Mouse für Schneider / Amstrad CPC (grau mit roten Buttons) | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/AMX-Mouse-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-grau-roten-Buttons-/300780143230?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item4607e4c27e&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 17:13, 17 September 12
Oh, you help 'your old friend' to sell his stuff expensively.  :laugh:  Well, time heals all the wounds  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:47, 18 September 12
Well, if another member needs these why would I care? I see your point though.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 17:57, 18 September 12
Just kidding, however he seems to sell out (and meanwhile goes crazy in one german forum, where he just lost his mods and admin rights... ::) ).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:01, 21 September 12
Again? The retro forum that had absorbed his own? (what was its name? Keep forgetting...)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:13, 21 September 12
That forum is ... well... I don't want to talk negative on the world peace day. But somebody else and me just cancelled our accounts there  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 21:49, 22 September 12
Does someone need an empty GX-4000 package?
Amstrad Gx4000 gx 4000 (Caja + Embalajes originales) ¡¡NO INCLUYE CONSOLA!!. | (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Gx4000-gx-4000-Caja-Embalajes-originales-NO-INCLUYE-CONSOLA-/261091475137?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item3cca43bec1)
cheap, cheap!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:39, 22 September 12
Jesus?!? I got two of them at home... or in the container for recycling paper... I mean seriously ... how does care about a paper box :o
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 10:35, 23 September 12
Anyone within driving distance of Sutton coldfield and wanting a cpc 6128?
There is a bargain here.

Amstrad CPC6128 computer with software | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-computer-with-software-/110953475115?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19d557ac2b)

Sold for £30.04
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:38, 23 September 12
Looks like a certain person pulled all his auctions. The AMX Mouse, trackball and the Britannia ROMBoard auctions have all been pulled.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 23:58, 23 September 12
Hi,


Their back on  ;)


Due to some strange reason all his auctions was canceled. The reason I got, was that the items is no longer available  :-\


Anyway, all his items can be found on the following link :


kangaroo-hjt | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/sch/kangaroo-hjt/m.html?hash=item460812c1b8&item=300783157688&pt=Klassische_Computer&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2562)


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:04, 24 September 12
Strange.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:52, 24 September 12
Looks like a certain person pulled all his auctions. The AMX Mouse, trackball and the Britannia ROMBoard auctions have all been pulled.

Bryce.

What does it mean to pull an auction?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 01:03, 24 September 12
The auctions were cancelled before then end date/time.
(Das Angebot wurde zurückgezogen)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 12:53, 24 September 12
Anyone within driving distance of Sutton coldfield and wanting a cpc 6128?
There is a bargain here.
Yeah. I was going to bid, but I got home late and missed it by about 20 minutes.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: cmonkey on 13:54, 24 September 12
Anyone within driving distance of Sutton coldfield and wanting a cpc 6128?
There is a bargain here.

Amstrad CPC6128 computer with software | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-computer-with-software-/110953475115?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19d557ac2b)

Sold for £30.04


Hi


I was the winner of this auction.  This will be my first ever foray into the world of Amstrad computing and I'm relishing the challenge of learning the intricacies of yet another Z80 based system (being already intimately familiar with the Spectrum and Sam Coupe).


I hadn't been monitoring the prices of 6128's on eBay as I'd only decided to look out for one at the beginning of last week so I've no idea whether I got a good deal or not, but it looks like there's quite of bit there for the money I paid for it.  I collect it on Wednesday night.  I'll let you all know what games came with it as it's impossible to tell from the picture what all the various discs contain.


I'm looking forward to comparing the abilities of it to those of my Spectrum and Sam.


Cheers.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:34, 25 September 12
As long as it went to a good home, that's the main thing. TBH, I didn't really need another 6128... ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:35, 25 September 12
Ooh that's a good lot! There could be an auction ending at that price for the mouse alone, so consider you got yourself a great deal!


Do you know how to change the belt?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 21:31, 25 September 12
no idea about the seller... but it's got 2 days to go....


ENTERPRISE 128 RETRO COMPUTER | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENTERPRISE-128-RETRO-COMPUTER-/230854132659?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35bffa83b3#ht_801wt_1127)


last time I saw one of these it was a lot higher price
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 21:40, 25 September 12
Hi,


The following auction ends within a few minutes, and look at the price.


Now, the price is 327 EUR  :o


SCHNEIDER CPC LIGHTPEN LINDY MODUL + GRIFFEL
SCHNEIDER CPC LIGHTPEN LINDY MODUL + GRIFFEL | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/SCHNEIDER-CPC-LIGHTPEN-LINDY-MODUL-GRIFFEL-/280970325925?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item416b22efa5)


Does anyone know what's so special about this lightpen ? ? ?


Yours

TERJE GRIND
NORWAY


PS Auction ended at 327 EUR ! ! !
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:43, 25 September 12
This time (up to now) not a single bi(t/d) for it. Well, this thing can be emulated on a CPC I guess.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:28, 25 September 12
Hi,


The following auction ends within a few minutes, and look at the price.


Now, the price is 327 EUR  :o


SCHNEIDER CPC LIGHTPEN LINDY MODUL + GRIFFEL
SCHNEIDER CPC LIGHTPEN LINDY MODUL + GRIFFEL | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/SCHNEIDER-CPC-LIGHTPEN-LINDY-MODUL-GRIFFEL-/280970325925?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item416b22efa5)


Does anyone know what's so special about this lightpen ? ? ?


Yours

TERJE GRIND
NORWAY


PS Auction ended at 327 EUR ! ! !

That's such a rediculous price. The lightpen is nothing more than a few easily obtainable logic ICs and a opto-diode.

What idiot just paid that much for it?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 22:33, 25 September 12
Hi,


Just a wild guess,


Jesus6128 ? ? ?

Yours


Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:40, 25 September 12
Na, I know Jesus well. Even he wouldn't pay that much for it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:46, 26 September 12
Ok, I got exactly the same module at home :-) Somebody like it for - a special price - 297 Euros (including shipping and well package)?
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 01:48, 26 September 12
I want it!!! For 2,97€ ;)

ok, ok, 29,70€ is also a fair price
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:45, 26 September 12
I want it!!! For 2,97€ ;)

ok, ok, 29,70€ is also a fair price
Ok, and 270 postage.... hey, like seen on ebay ;-)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:59, 28 September 12
@Ynot.Zer0: oh my god... had I seen it I'd have hit that!!! That was a ridiculous price for an Enterprise, they can easily go over 300 euros... Maybe the location had something to do with it, although I can't see what.


As for the lightpen... well, others worship coconuts, others fall in love with their cars, a little fetish never hurt :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 17:44, 28 September 12
I am starting to feel sorry for the Enterprise seller for not getting a higher price for it.
I did see that auction, but I do not want an Enterprise computer and am wary of buying anything from another country.

People on this forum say the CPC is cheaply designed, but at least it had all its sockets fitted, unlike the Enterprise.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:33, 28 September 12
As for the lightpen... well, others worship coconuts, others fall in love with their cars, a little fetish never hurt :D
Fetish? So... .... .... maybe they don't know where to plug the pen in? But isn't it a bit small for that?
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:07, 28 September 12
Well, the owner should have put a reserve price. I got my boxed E64 for over 200 pounds, IIRC...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:47, 28 September 12
E64 - ah 64 bits  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 00:09, 30 September 12
Here is both a CPC 464 and a CPC 6128 with one GT65 monochrome monitor for collection only from washington, Tyne and Wear.
Current bid is £20
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 18:30, 30 September 12
Sorry, I forgot the link to the above auction, here it is.

Amstrad cpc 464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc-464-/170915043190?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27cb549776)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:57, 30 September 12
Seriously, wtf? £62 with 8 minutes to go on a 464 + colour monitor, a joystick and a few games. Retro Amstrad 64k Colour Personal Computer CPC 464 Fully working with 44 games | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200823793206)

I must be missing something...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 00:57, 01 October 12
It is unusual in the fact that the seller is willing to pack it up including the monitor for just over £8, I would expact £15-£20 P+P, most CPCs are sold without a monitor so that the seller does not have the risk of the monitor arriving damaged.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 01:13, 01 October 12
SOLD FOR £264

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280978450867?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

A few disk games and programming utilities.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:55, 01 October 12
Quote from: steve
SOLD FOR £264

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280978450867?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

A few disk games and programming utilities.
Ack!...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: McKlain on 16:43, 01 October 12
Vintage! Rare! Classic! Almost new! Games included!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: amstar on 18:58, 01 October 12
Looks like a new/mint CPC 464 + is up for sale. Computer Vintage Amstrad Home Computer System modello 464 plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.it/itm/Computer-Vintage-Amstrad-Home-Computer-System-modello-464-plus-/290780098755?pt=Retrocomputer&hash=item43b3d830c3) Worldwide shipping too, very tempting.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 21:02, 01 October 12
why not, the good point with this one is that you can almost "easily" turn it into an Amstrad X128PLUS*


*6+4 = X = 10...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 21:09, 01 October 12
Worldwide shipping too, very tempting.
127€ the CPC464+  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:45, 02 October 12
What sad individual is messing up the CPC hardware prices with these ridiculous bids??

ROMplus ROMBOX für Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 / 664 mit 15 ROM-Plätzen & XDDOS (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300783157688?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:48, 02 October 12
Wow, that went a bit high, I think, without a monitor...
Quote from: TotO
Quote from: amstar on Yesterday at 18:58:46 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/latest-on-ebay/msg51223/#msg51223)Worldwide shipping too, very tempting.127€ the CPC464+  (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/Smileys/SoLoSMiLeYS1/laugh.gif) (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/Smileys/SoLoSMiLeYS1/laugh.gif)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:48, 02 October 12
Quote from: Bryce
What sad individual is messing up the CPC hardware prices with these ridiculous bids??

ROMplus ROMBOX für Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 / 664 mit 15 ROM-Plätzen & XDDOS (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300783157688?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Bryce.
What the.... same buyer as the last crazy auction.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:49, 02 October 12
And again....

Super selten: Trackball für Schneider / Amstrad CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300783160632?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&autorefresh=true)

Bryce.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 16:06, 02 October 12
Those prices are insane...great for the seller, but really  ::)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:12, 02 October 12
...and again same highest bidder. This guy (or guys) is throwing thousands of euros at it! I felt like laughing out loud...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MugUK on 17:53, 02 October 12
Thinking I might just take some of my Amstrad originals with me to EuroCon in Karlsruhe this weekend!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: amstar on 18:30, 02 October 12
Well had to skip that 464+ though, bank account says no :(  And already got 3 arnolds in my collection. And with the harsh financial times hanging over us it's probably not the most apropriate time to go berzerk on e(vil)bay? Looks like that auction winning guy on German Ebay thinks otherwise.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:52, 02 October 12
The guy spending big is Spanish, not German.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 22:02, 02 October 12
The guy spending big is Spanish, not German.
Sure. German selling big only on ebay... ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:52, 03 October 12
Well, if I would sell the same devices (and I have them all), then I would get 3 Euros or maybe 3,20. Spanish economy seems not to do that bad if one can invest more than 1000 Euros in CPC stuff. And don't forget, the second highest bidder actually made the prices. So there are TWO of them  :o
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 18:00, 09 October 12
Anybody spot this one yet. For collectors who want everything in one go:

Vintage Computer Collection Sinclair, Atari, Oric, BBC, Acorn, Sharp, Commodore (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Computer-Collection-Sinclair-Atari-Oric-BBC-Acorn-Sharp-Commodore-/221135457466?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item337cb34cba)

Personally I think he should have sold them individually and he'd get a lot more for them.

@Badstarr / MaV: No! One collection is enough :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:34, 09 October 12
50 computers? Quite a haul!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:18, 09 October 12
Selling my graveyard for integrated circuits ...  :P :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 23:38, 09 October 12
If anyone's interested in an NC100... Amstrad NC100 Notepad Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-NC100-Notepad-Computer-/150913765121?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2323294f01#ht_904wt_1271)


There's also an NC200 but no cables, etc.


That collection of computers is mad - that's gotta go for a lot more than the current bid!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 01:11, 10 October 12
Some RAM (256 KB):
DK´TRONICS 256K SILICON DISC Schneider CPC Amstrad 464 664 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/DK-TRONICS-256K-SILICON-DISC-Schneider-CPC-Amstrad-464-664-6128-/280991749452?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item416c69d54c)
 
The Amstrad Sega MegaDrive:
Amstrad @ Sega Megadrive !!!super RAR!!! | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Sega-Megadrive-super-RAR-/160897297216?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item257639eb40)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:26, 10 October 12
The NCs come up a lot lately, strangely enough! But they're always super-lovely.

Damn, I traded a DKT 256k Silicon Disc for a 6128 years ago, wish I'd kept it... :( (and, argh - one again, Deutschland only. Couldn't Merkel have brought some CPC gear along?)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:15, 10 October 12
Reptoids don't do that
 
 
However, just ask the seller, I think most of them will ship to Europe too.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:33, 11 October 12
Couldn't Merkel have brought some CPC gear along?)

She brought you a live re-enactment of Street Fighter, What more do you want?? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:16, 11 October 12
Quote from: Bryce
Quote from: Gryzor on Yesterday at 16:26:57 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/latest-on-ebay/msg51545/#msg51545)Couldn't Merkel have brought some CPC gear along?)
She brought you a live re-enactment of Street Fighter, What more do you want?? (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/Smileys/SoLoSMiLeYS1/cheesy.gif)

Bryce.
Did I miss that? -ohhhh get it now. Well, in Steet Fighter you didn't have entire sections of a city cordoned off, or tear gas, or SWAT teams holding girls as human shields. Quite the dystopic title I'd say!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: rexbeng on 16:19, 11 October 12
... SWAT teams holding girls as human shields


I wonder why not?  ;D


rb
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:34, 11 October 12
Quote from: rexbeng
Quote from: Gryzor on Today at 16:16:16 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/latest-on-ebay/msg51583/#msg51583) ... SWAT teams holding girls as human shields

I wonder why not?  (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/Smileys/SoLoSMiLeYS1/grin.gif)


rb
Well, any fool knows a girl doesn't last long against molotov cocktails or stones. You need something more permanent unless you're going to be looking for fruits/chicken roast/emeralds in trash bins all the time.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:15, 11 October 12
Well, in Steet Fighter you didn't have entire sections of a city cordoned off, or tear gas, or SWAT teams holding girls as human shields. Quite the dystopic title I'd say!

We need a remake of Street fighter, this time with Girls as human shields! :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 20:58, 11 October 12
Hi,


Have a look at this auction :


19 Stück SCHNEIDER CPC6128 Amstrad - es gehen alle !!! | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/19-Stuck-SCHNEIDER-CPC6128-Amstrad-es-gehen-alle-/230863922601?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35c08fe5a9)


A really nice and useful auction, if Your interested in having a   F E W   spare CPC6128 machines  :D


Price only 888.00 EUR ! ! !


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:41, 11 October 12
Well, one can discuss the pricing, but....
 
 
 
To place all 19 of them on the dirty garden floor - that's really what makes me NOT liking them in particular. Shame on that guy! How can s/o treat a CPC with so much disrespect. And the seller seems not to be the one who could have been expected.
 
Poor CPCs - I really hope they get a good home and a caring new owner.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:50, 11 October 12
Seems a bit odd that they're all QWERTY layout, even the Schneider ones...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:52, 11 October 12
The NCs come up a lot lately, strangely enough! But they're always super-lovely.
Just out of interest, what's the usual going price for these? I picked up 3 NC100s and a PPC1512 as a job lot from a car boot sale recently, 1 seems dead but the other 2 are OK. I was planning on keeping both the working NC100s (and presumably the dead one too), but I'd never actually seen any on ebay so I really had no idea what they were worth when I bought them...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 22:12, 11 October 12
To place all 19 of them on the dirty garden floor - that's really what makes me NOT liking them in particular. Poor CPCs - I really hope they get a good home and a caring new owner.
It's what I though first, seeing that!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:44, 11 October 12
Forget the dirty floor. 19 6128's for €880 is around €47 per 6128. Not exactly a bargain, they often go for less.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 01:18, 12 October 12
I do not read german, but it seems there is only one GT65 monitor for those 19 CPC 6128s.

I always consider a CPC without a monitor to be incomplete, yet they form the majority on ebay because sellers do not want to send a monitor anywhere, where do all these orphaned monitors end up?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 02:26, 12 October 12
If somebody is interrested, but the price is too high, you can send an offer. Good luck.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 09:58, 12 October 12
Seems a bit odd that they're all QWERTY layout, even the Schneider ones...

 
As far as I have seen & read all Schneider's were QWERTY as well (my 4 Schneiders are all QWERTY).
 
From wikipedia...
 
To achieve a German "QWERTZ" keyboard layout, Schneider marketed a small software to reassign the keys as well as sticker labels for the keys.
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:46, 12 October 12
I do not read german, but it seems there is only one GT65 monitor for those 19 CPC 6128s.

I always consider a CPC without a monitor to be incomplete, yet they form the majority on ebay because sellers do not want to send a monitor anywhere, where do all these orphaned monitors end up?

I have 3 GT65s in the garage, which I don't need. But they are impossible to get rid of due to the cost of posting them anywhere. I will probably dump them during the next clean out.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:47, 12 October 12
I have 3 GT65s in the garage, which I don't need. But they are impossible to get rid of due to the cost of posting them anywhere. I will probably dump them during the next clean out.

Bryce.
new cpc screen drivers with multiple monitor span ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:00, 12 October 12
Yeah sure, 4 monitors= 4x16K Screen RAM, at that point the 464 has run out of space for anything else :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 12:02, 12 October 12
I will probably dump them during the next clean out.
No, you won't. We'll find a better solution, and I think I can make a bit of room in my basement.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:23, 12 October 12
I was offered another one for free only this week and I turned it down. There are too many of them and most CPC users don't want to work on a green screen. SCART and VGA solutions are used mainly these days.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MugUK on 12:45, 12 October 12
Maybe the Oldenburg Computer Museum could make use of them if you're going to bin them?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:06, 12 October 12
Oldenburg is about 300Km from here, so I'd have to ship them there too.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MugUK on 14:36, 12 October 12
Ach .. ah well.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:05, 12 October 12
I know you've visited Oldenburg a few times in the past, so next time you go there, take a detour through Cologne (and bring a big box with you) :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MugUK on 15:28, 12 October 12
Going back in mid-December but via Bremen. If you fancy popping up for a few beers, or some glühwein, I'll meet you there.

However, I'll look into a detour via Colonge when I book my flights ;-)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 17:07, 12 October 12
I have 3 GT65s in the garage, which I don't need. But they are impossible to get rid of due to the cost of posting them anywhere. I will probably dump them during the next clean out.

Bryce.

OMG!!! Dumping CPC hardware, please not!!! The Greeny screeny is well for coding (I use it therefore) and for watching that French GFX spectacle demo/slideshow (of which I forgot it's name).
 
We find a solution for that - for sure! But these wonderful CRTs will never ever get reproduced again! So please don't dump them, that would be a pity.
 
EDIT: You can offer them to the guy buying the 19 CPCs on ebay, they lack CRTs.
 
IMO: To work with a CPC means to use real hardware - that includes in particular the original CRT monitor, because a lot of demos or games won't work with adapted flatscreen solutions.
 
Further, our original CPC monitors have hardware antializing, which makes things look way better on them than on flatscreen monitors.

 
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 17:22, 12 October 12
There are too many of them and most CPC users don't want to work on a green screen.
I like my green screens!

Anyway, you can reserve at least one for me. I'll be happy to carry it home when we'll meet sometime.


@TFM: I think you mean Climax-G:
http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=21784&howmanycomments=-1 (http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=21784&howmanycomments=-1)

Beautiful demo. I'd really like to see more of this in the future.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 17:27, 12 October 12
Yes. Yes. And of course.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 00:48, 13 October 12

 
As far as I have seen & read all Schneider's were QWERTY as well (my 4 Schneiders are all QWERTY).
 
From wikipedia...
 
To achieve a German "QWERTZ" keyboard layout, Schneider marketed a small software to reassign the keys as well as sticker labels for the keys.
 
Cheers,
Shane


Not the Schneider one, but I dumped a similar program called "Deutast (http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Deutast)".
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 02:54, 13 October 12
Anyway, you can reserve at least one for me. I'll be happy to carry it home when we'll meet sometime.

It's yours for free if you ever happen to be in Cologne, as I said to MugUK, bring a big box :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:57, 15 October 12
Anybody seen this idiot here: AMSTRAD CPC464 EMULATOR | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC464-EMULATOR-/110964686367?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19d602be1f)

If you are capable of loging in to ebay and buying something, why would you not simply download the emulator for free? He spent so much time explaining why it's legal, that he forgot to mention which emulator he's selling? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 20:41, 15 October 12
WTF is this ? :o


hahaha, an emulator DVD...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 21:43, 15 October 12
He spent so much time explaining why it's legal, that he forgot to mention which emulator he's selling? :D
In fact, he sell the DVD, not the content... But he hope that nerds will bid for the picture...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:50, 15 October 12
In fact, he sell the DVD, not the content... But he hope that nerds will bid for the picture...
In fact, she... he is a she (it seems to me).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 21:59, 15 October 12
In fact, she... he is a she (it seems to me).
That explain a lot... She sell an emulator and though it's nice to help others having difficulties to download.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 23:27, 15 October 12
What sad individual is messing up the CPC hardware prices with these ridiculous bids??

ROMplus ROMBOX für Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 / 664 mit 15 ROM-Plätzen & XDDOS (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300783157688?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Bryce.

Looks like the same two bidders were at it again...
 
 Amstrad CPC 464 - dk'tronics Silicon Disc
 
http://www.ebay.es/itm/251160380471?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.es%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_trksid%3Dp3907.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D251160380471%26_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1 (http://www.ebay.es/itm/251160380471?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.es%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_trksid%3Dp3907.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D251160380471%26_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1)
 
 
Ooh, just a thought...SPECIAL REQUEST TO BRYCE, please do not make any more MegaFlash's, Lower ROM board's or USB mouse adapter's.
At the rate things are going I may be able to retire off my current collection of BryceWare.  ;)
In 20 years time I may be able to get a €1000 for the Megaflash alone.  ;D

Add to that my home made, one of a kind MegaROM and I'm all "cashed up" so to speak.

 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:51, 16 October 12
Ooh, just a thought...SPECIAL REQUEST TO BRYCE, please do not make any more MegaFlash's, Lower ROM board's or USB mouse adapter's.
At the rate things are going I may be able to retire off my current collection of BryceWare.  ;)
In 20 years time I may be able to get a €1000 for the Megaflash alone.  ;D

Add to that my home made, one of a kind MegaROM and I'm all "cashed up" so to speak.

 
Cheers,
Shane

You obviously didn't read the small-print... Page 464, paragraph 6128 of the MegaFlash licence agreement clearly states: §6128: Bryce recieves 10% of any profits made if you sell the device in the future :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 10:59, 16 October 12
Actually, if I get a €1000 for it then I will gladly give you 10%   :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:29, 16 October 12
In fact, she... he is a she (it seems to me).

Shelly is also a Sirname in England, so it could be either. I would guess it's a guy.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 03:43, 17 October 12
Quote
Shelly is also a Sirname in England
:laugh:  This is not clearly obvious to us non english natives I guess.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 04:41, 17 October 12
Shelly is also a Sirname in England, so it could be either. I would guess it's a guy.

Bryce.
Well if Shelly is the SIRname, then you're right. But if Shelly is the LADYname....  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 09:19, 18 October 12
I think this may go for a bit as well...
 
VORTEX M1 Floppy Disk Drive VDOS 2.0 Laufwerk FDD Schneider CPC
 
VORTEX M1 Floppy Disk Drive VDOS 2.0 Laufwerk FDD Schneider CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/VORTEX-M1-Floppy-Disk-Drive-VDOS-2-0-Laufwerk-FDD-Schneider-CPC-/110964864221?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item19d60574dd)
 
Cheers,
Shane
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 13:46, 18 October 12
Who needs 19 CPC 6128?

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230863922601 (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230863922601)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 17:46, 18 October 12
I think this may go for a bit as well...
 
VORTEX M1 Floppy Disk Drive VDOS 2.0 Laufwerk FDD Schneider CPC
 
VORTEX M1 Floppy Disk Drive VDOS 2.0 Laufwerk FDD Schneider CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/VORTEX-M1-Floppy-Disk-Drive-VDOS-2-0-Laufwerk-FDD-Schneider-CPC-/110964864221?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item19d60574dd)
 
Cheers,
Shane

That's quite a legend. A second 3.5" floppy can be integrated. It can drive up to four floppys. Under FutureOS they are E, F, G and H.
Now... it can by a simple ROM exchange also enabled to run on a 6128!
 
I would get it, but will not bid, because the price will surely getting pretty high.
 
 
Really hope that someone gets it who really USES it, and no creedy collector.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 00:27, 22 October 12
Interesting pattern emerging...2 bidders buying some of the rarer Amstrad stuff in Europe.
I'm sure there must be other things they have purchased, these are just the 3 I've noticed lately.
 
ROMplus ROMBOX für Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 / 664 mit 15 ROM-Plätzen & XDDOS
j***u ( privat )  358,00 EUR 02.10.12 13:30:29 MESZ 
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 02.10.12 12:33:07 MESZ
 
Amstrad CPC 464 - dk'tronics Silicon Disc - Schneider
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 15-oct-12 12:13:16 H.Esp 
j***u ( privado ) 352,00 EUR 15-oct-12 20:05:44 H.Esp

VORTEX M1 Floppy Disk Drive VDOS 2.0 Laufwerk FDD Schneider CPC
j***u ( privat )  358,00 EUR 21.10.12 20:46:00 MESZ 
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 21.10.12 11:45:01 MESZ
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 01:45, 22 October 12
Interesting pattern emerging...2 bidders buying some of the rarer Amstrad stuff in Europe.
I'm sure there must be other things they have purchased, these are just the 3 I've noticed lately.

It's all incest :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 01:47, 22 October 12
Remember the 19 CPC 6128?
Now the seller sells each seperately.
Each starts with 66€
= 1254€

Wow!!!

My car has been cheaper...

But nice specs:

Artikelmerkmale
Zustand:
Gebraucht
Marke:
Samsung
Schnittstelle:
SATA I
Speicherkapazität:
500 GB
Cache:
16 MB
Herstellernummer:
HD501LJ/KIT

Read more here:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230869015566 (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230869015566)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:33, 22 October 12
Interesting pattern emerging...2 bidders buying some of the rarer Amstrad stuff in Europe.
I'm sure there must be other things they have purchased, these are just the 3 I've noticed lately.
 
ROMplus ROMBOX für Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 / 664 mit 15 ROM-Plätzen & XDDOS
j***u ( privat )  358,00 EUR 02.10.12 13:30:29 MESZ 
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 02.10.12 12:33:07 MESZ
 
Amstrad CPC 464 - dk'tronics Silicon Disc - Schneider
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 15-oct-12 12:13:16 H.Esp 
j***u ( privado ) 352,00 EUR 15-oct-12 20:05:44 H.Esp

VORTEX M1 Floppy Disk Drive VDOS 2.0 Laufwerk FDD Schneider CPC
j***u ( privat )  358,00 EUR 21.10.12 20:46:00 MESZ 
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 21.10.12 11:45:01 MESZ

It's the Commodore User Group! They are trying to make our CPCs extinct! :D

I think I need to start selling some CPC stuff, seems like the right time (before they run out of money).

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: xesrjb on 16:20, 22 October 12
Interesting pattern emerging...2 bidders buying some of the rarer Amstrad stuff in Europe.
I'm sure there must be other things they have purchased, these are just the 3 I've noticed lately.
 
ROMplus ROMBOX für Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 / 664 mit 15 ROM-Plätzen & XDDOS
j***u ( privat )  358,00 EUR 02.10.12 13:30:29 MESZ 
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 02.10.12 12:33:07 MESZ
 
Amstrad CPC 464 - dk'tronics Silicon Disc - Schneider
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 15-oct-12 12:13:16 H.Esp 
j***u ( privado ) 352,00 EUR 15-oct-12 20:05:44 H.Esp

VORTEX M1 Floppy Disk Drive VDOS 2.0 Laufwerk FDD Schneider CPC
j***u ( privat )  358,00 EUR 21.10.12 20:46:00 MESZ 
e***a ( 2413)     357,00 EUR 21.10.12 11:45:01 MESZ

I know them both!
 
xesrjb
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: xesrjb on 16:22, 22 October 12
Remember the 19 CPC 6128?
Now the seller sells each seperately.
Each starts with 66€
= 1254€

nice try!
 
xesrjb
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:07, 22 October 12

I know them both!
 
xesrjb

Really? So is Bryce right?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:35, 22 October 12
I know them both!
 
xesrjb

Do they want to adopt me? I am 34 years old and toilet trained[nb]depending on how much I've had to drink  ;) [/nb]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:40, 22 October 12
A bit old for adoption don't you think? :D And the 10% toilet trained (assuming that 90% of the time you've reached that beer level) might be a problem around retro computers.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 13:51, 23 October 12

I know them both!
 
xesrjb

This is Jesus6128 (I'm 99% sure):
j***u ( privado ) 352,00 EUR 15-oct-12 20:05:44 H.Esp

Ebay (Germany) made a mistake here and wrote "privado" instead of "privat" ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:58, 23 October 12
I spoke with Jesus6128 just this week and he says he didn't bid on any of these items.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 14:20, 23 October 12
Hummm... Ok :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 14:29, 23 October 12
I spoke with Jesus6128 just this week and he says he didn't bid on any of these items.
Is he broke after all those years and countless auctions? ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:55, 23 October 12
Broke? He could sell a couple of his rare tapes for a few thousands at those rates...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 15:32, 27 October 12
Hi! I have found this post and I think despite the technical question, it can be put here.

I saw this item at ebay:


PRG 710-1/10 EPROM Programmiergerät ROBOTRON (http://www.ebay.de/itm/181003381524?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_7303wt_1398)


Can be used to program the Amstrad ROMs  :D ?It seems, TV Serie "Bonanza" could be watched too ......  ;D

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:13, 27 October 12
The ZIF Socket is only a 24Pin one, so it couldn't program any of the ROMs usually used on a CPC. The largest EPROM it could take would be a 27C32  (4K) :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:30, 29 October 12
Here are 3x CPC6128 and 1xCPC464 seller will post worldwide.

Job Lot of vintage computers 4 x Amstrad CPC 6128 and 464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Job-Lot-of-vintage-computers-4-x-Amstrad-CPC-6128-and-464-/181009935049?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2a25086ac9)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:50, 29 October 12
Here is a 6128plus with colour monitor, UK only.

amstrad cpc 6128 plus with 7 games (colour 128kb, 3 inch floppy disk) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140876453050?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:10, 01 November 12
Oh wow, never seen one of these before!!!  :o


[attachimg=1]


****NEW TATUNG CF2 BLANK 3" FLOPPY DISK ALSO FOR AMSTRAD CPC/SPECTRUM.....**** | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-TATUNG-CF2-BLANK-3-FLOPPY-DISK-ALSO-FOR-AMSTRAD-CPC-SPECTRUM-/121004096804?ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBUAA:GB:3160&nma=true&si=hbiHNrMg6oKqYFd2MdSYrxjYAoE%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:37, 01 November 12
CT1 and MP3 for CPC...
Schneider/Amstrad CPC CT 1 und MP3 Tuner für CTM 644 Farbmonitor! | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-CT-1-und-MP3-Tuner-fur-CTM-644-Farbmonitor-/121008892926?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1c2cb12bfe)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:28, 02 November 12
Certainly in the UK, the TV tuner is now useless as all the analogue channels are switched off now. I guess there might still be some life for it in some parts of Europe. I'm not sure if the government is still going ahead with plans to make radio DAB only - there was substantially more objections to that, but I've not really heard anything for a while...

But essentially, the only use I can see for this now is if you have a really old video player with a broken SCART socket!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:32, 02 November 12
Sehr selten: Schneider CPC 664 mit funktionierendem Diskettenlaufwerk | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Sehr-selten-Schneider-CPC-664-funktionierendem-Diskettenlaufwerk-/150934263583) << German 664.
It might just be a bad photo, but did Schneider 664s not have the blue keys? If not, that's most of their appeal gone! :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:11, 02 November 12
Only the Amstrad 664 had blue keys, the Schneider version didn't.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:35, 04 November 12
This is sad; someone left the home they were renting and they left/forgot these behind? :(

Amstrad CPC 6128 Games Floppy Discs cassettes | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-Games-Floppy-Discs-cassettes-/300807387679?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&amp;hash=item4609847a1f&amp;ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)

Amstrad CPC 6128 books NEWSLETTERS | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-books-NEWSLETTERS-/300807367504?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&amp;hash=item4609842b50&amp;ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ivarf on 23:36, 04 November 12
This is sad; someone left the home they were renting and they left/forgot these behind? :(

Amstrad CPC 6128 Games Floppy Discs cassettes | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-Games-Floppy-Discs-cassettes-/300807387679?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&amp;hash=item4609847a1f&amp;ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)

Amstrad CPC 6128 books NEWSLETTERS | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-books-NEWSLETTERS-/300807367504?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&amp;hash=item4609842b50&amp;ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
and his 6128 with dmp2000 printer and colour monitor
Amstrad CPC 6128 DMP 2000 spares or repair printer books | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-DMP-2000-spares-or-repair-printer-books-/300807361227?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item46098412cb)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:26, 05 November 12
and his 6128 with dmp2000 printer and colour monitor
Amstrad CPC 6128 DMP 2000 spares or repair printer books | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-DMP-2000-spares-or-repair-printer-books-/300807361227?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item46098412cb)
I would buy it if I had the money. I'm going to contact them and see if I could just get the computer itself and go from there.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:00, 05 November 12
Doesn't it make you wonder about the story? Whether it was his from the beginning, or whether he was a collector, and why he left it back...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:34, 05 November 12
I assume he moved into a rental house / apartment and found it in the basement / attic or whatever. These things happen. I got 2x Atari 800XLs this way a few years back :) Unfortunately neither of them worked :(

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:47, 06 November 12
No, I meant about the guy leaving them behind, not the one who found the stuff!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:56, 06 November 12
Maybe he died.[nb]Or he's a Commodore fan[/NB]

Bryce.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:08, 06 November 12
Quote from: Bryce
 1.  (#post_footlink2)Or he's a Commodore fan
Tantamount, then.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:31, 06 November 12
Essentially the same thing.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 11:54, 16 November 12
 
Amstrad/Schneider CPC 6128 INICRON ROM-RAM-Box for CPC 6128

Schneider CPC 6128, CPC6128; ROM-RAM-Box, Amstrad | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC-6128-CPC6128-ROM-RAM-Box-Amstrad-/170937644697?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item27ccad7699)
 
[attachimg=1]
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:03, 16 November 12

Amstrad/Schneider CPC 6128 INICRON ROM-RAM-Box for CPC 6128
 
Schneider CPC 6128, CPC6128; ROM-RAM-Box, Amstrad | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC-6128-CPC6128-ROM-RAM-Box-Amstrad-/170937644697?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item27ccad7699)
 
[attachimg=1]
 
Cheers,
Shane

For those who aren't up to speed on their German Language skills: The guy is only selling the empty PCB seen below, NOT a finished device!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 12:11, 16 November 12
ooh, I normally translate these...but did not this time, always the way.

Oh well, here's an Amstrad CPC 472 that I'm pretty sure is pre built  :D
 
http://www.ebay.es/itm/Ordenador-AMSTRAD-CPC-472-completo-funcionando-y-juegos-/251182606336?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item3a7ba66800 (http://www.ebay.es/itm/Ordenador-AMSTRAD-CPC-472-completo-funcionando-y-juegos-/251182606336?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item3a7ba66800)
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:23, 16 November 12
Oh, I always wanted to get my hands on one of those, just to see exactly how the extra 8K were connected.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:31, 16 November 12
Oh, I always wanted to get my hands on one of those, just to see exactly how the extra 8K were connected.

Bryce.
I thought this was covered in a Spanish forum. They desoldered it and showed that the tracks don't quite get to the pads on the ram,
but another take on it would be interesting.

Personally I could not see how the 8k could be accessed given the limit connections available at the rom slot....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:58, 16 November 12
Yes, I read the stuff on the Spanish Forums. My plan was to come up with a simple mod that would make the 8K usable (probably requiring a few links to other parts of the main PCB).

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 13:02, 16 November 12
Oh, I always wanted to get my hands on one of those, just to see exactly how the extra 8K were connected.

Bryce.


You can take a look here Mainboard Versions - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Mainboard_Versions#CPC472).


Basically the took off the rom chip and put it in a separate pcb, with a couple of chips more that are not connected anywhere. If you take a closer look at the picture, you'll see that the ribbons have the number of cables for each pin of the rom chip, no extra juice there  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:06, 16 November 12
The ROM signals are most of what you would need. All 8 Data lines, 5V, GND and some of the Address lines, so it should be possible to get the RAM working with just a few extra wires, but the RAM would be mapped somewhere strange, definitely not DKtronics compatible or anything like that.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 12:14, 17 November 12
Amstrad CPC6128 on ebay Australia.

Very yellowed keyboard...
 
Amstrad 128K | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-128K-/221154516865?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item337dd61f81)
 
It's an early model & the screenshot clearly shows the Awa distributor code on startup.
 
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/$(KGrHqZHJC4FCFeBRLt2BQpskSJsv!~~60_3.JPG)
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 14:35, 18 November 12
one pang+navy seals+robocop 2

http://www.ebay.es/itm/GX-4000-AMSTRAD-PANG-ROBOCOP-2-NAVY-SEALS-CARTOUCHE-AMSTRAD-ocean-/150949325486?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o&hash=item232547eaae (http://www.ebay.es/itm/GX-4000-AMSTRAD-PANG-ROBOCOP-2-NAVY-SEALS-CARTOUCHE-AMSTRAD-ocean-/150949325486?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o&hash=item232547eaae)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:54, 19 November 12
That Awa screenshot is strangely moving; a lone relic...

Ok, something great: HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY . INFOCOM . 1984 . AMSTRAD . COMPLETE | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HITCHHIKERS-GUIDE-GALAXY-INFOCOM-1984-AMSTRAD-COMPLETE-/190756424162) . Unfortunately seller only ships to the UK.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:02, 19 November 12
Ok, something great: HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY . INFOCOM . 1984 . AMSTRAD . COMPLETE | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HITCHHIKERS-GUIDE-GALAXY-INFOCOM-1984-AMSTRAD-COMPLETE-/190756424162?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2c69f809e2&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101) . Unfortunately seller only ships to the UK.

Nice, I am over in Southampton in a few weeks for indoctrination into the new company after the latest takeover....  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 14:30, 19 November 12
Very yellowed keyboard...
Suspiciously he claims the keyboard works perfectly and then misses out the first few keys on each line as if they don't in fact work...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:55, 19 November 12
Well spotted!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:28, 19 November 12
Nice little collection with the AMX mouse and multiface II even if the 6128 possibly doesn't work... Shame it's collection only.

Amstrad CPC 6128 with lots of games and accessories. Working condition unknown | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271106661430)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:51, 19 November 12
Quote from: ralferoo
Quote from: 00WReX on 17 November 2012, 12:14:56 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/latest-on-ebay/msg53178/#msg53178)Very yellowed keyboard...Suspiciously he claims the keyboard works perfectly and then misses out the first few keys on each line as if they don't in fact work...
Sneakyyyyy!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 17:22, 19 November 12
More 3" floppies: 10 X 3" DISKS (DISCS) FOR SPECTRUM OR AMSTRAD COMPUTERS | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130800469690)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:08, 26 November 12
More German stuff:
Schneider CPC 464 Vortex VDOS 2.0 Modul, X Laufwerke, 5.25" + 3", Defekt? | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC-464-Vortex-VDOS-2-0-Modul-X-Laufwerke-5-25-3-Defekt-/121024819914?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1c2da432ca&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)
Schneider CPC 464 Vortex Speichererweiterung SP512 mit Handbuch! | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-CPC-464-Vortex-Speichererweiterung-SP512-Handbuch-/121026034331?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1c2db6ba9b&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:20, 03 December 12
Were any of you guys following this?

Apple Lisa Mac Macintosh XL A6S0200, Games, Software | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/160928488252?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 11:42, 05 December 12
here's a Multiface Two (http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-amstrad-computer-romatic-robot-multiface-two-interface-disk-game-games-/200858534048?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123) up for auction

cheers
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 13:32, 05 December 12
here's a Multiface Two (http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-amstrad-computer-romatic-robot-multiface-two-interface-disk-game-games-/200858534048?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123) up for auction

cheers


 
Thanks for the heads up...I think I may bid on this.
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:35, 05 December 12
Quote from: 00WReX
Quote from: archcosmo on Today at 11:42:24 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/latest-on-ebay/msg53959/#msg53959)here's a Multiface Two (http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-amstrad-computer-romatic-robot-multiface-two-interface-disk-game-games-/200858534048?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123) up for auction

cheers
 
Thanks for the heads up...I think I may bid on this.
 
Cheers,
Shane
You beat me to it by seconds... 

I wanted to find another one; last time I tried the one I have there was some problem, though maybe I should open it up first and check it's whole inside. It's not like they go for cheap...

Just had an idea, would there be any point or interest in creating a price guide?

T
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:20, 05 December 12
We could track prices, but a price guide is very difficult. I've seen MultiFace II go for anything from €30 to €70.

I have two of them (both working), one for the Speccy and one for the CPC :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 16:30, 13 December 12
LOL @ Amstrad 128k colour personal computer Amstrad CPC6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221166019111) - "I have not seen one of these on ebay ever!!! so dont missout it could be your only chance to own one!!!!"

There's at least a couple of 6128s every month, usually many more, so this guy hadn't been looking very hard!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:33, 13 December 12
Hahaha! Best description in a long time :D :D Seriously, I wish eBay allowed for comments in auctions...

Btw, Bryce, I missed your last reply. Yes, a price guide is very difficult. But you provided the answer yourself - even something like "Between 30 and 70" and "last seen going for..." would be helpful.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:08, 14 December 12
Obviously not designed for their computer range, but still, nice to have an Amstrad tape recorder if you use one with your 6128...


AMSTRAD DATA RECORDER CTR6100 WORKING | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-DATA-RECORDER-CTR6100-WORKING-/251196615959?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3a7c7c2d17&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:09, 14 December 12
...and ten Maxell disks, NOS. Pity he only ships to Germany :(

CF2 3" Disks, 10er Pack von Maxell für Schneider Amstrad CPC NEU | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/CF2-3-Disks-10er-Pack-Maxell-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-NEU-/150964088072?pt=DE_Computing_Floppy_Zip_Jaz_Disketten&hash=item2326292d08&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 12:11, 15 December 12
here's another Multiface Two (http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-amstrad-computer-romatic-robot-multiface-two-interface-disk-game-games-/190771007194?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2c6ad68eda) that's up for auction  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 18:03, 15 December 12
Obviously not designed for their computer range, but still, nice to have an Amstrad tape recorder if you use one with your 6128...


AMSTRAD DATA RECORDER CTR6100 WORKING | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-DATA-RECORDER-CTR6100-WORKING-/251196615959?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3a7c7c2d17&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Ooh! But I missed it. It didn’t sell, though. I’ll be very tempted if it appears again. :D
 
If these weren’t for the CPC, where else did Amstrad use data recorders?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 19:05, 15 December 12
Amstrad produced quite a bit of HiFi, radios and other audio hardware, so this tapedeck isn't specifically for a computer, it's just a standard music tapedeck.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 19:09, 15 December 12
Amstrad produced quite a bit of HiFi, radios and other audio hardware, so this tapedeck isn't specifically for a computer, it's just a standard music tapedeck.

And you can often find them very cheap at the local recycle store.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 19:55, 15 December 12
Oh, whoops – I see now that it’s only the subtitle that mentions data; I’m sure I remember looking at the picture and it also saying that, but it doesn’t.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:26, 16 December 12
Amstrad still marketed (not produced) mini hi-fis under its name until a few years back; my mother in law still has one.

Meanwhile, there's this I'm bidding on (hands off! :D):
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170959659368 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170959659368)

How much would you say it's worth paying for it?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 19:32, 16 December 12
I don’t know, but this one has the clock plus the radio tuner.
Amstrad CPC6128 computer plus many extras | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-computer-plus-many-extras-/281039285010?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item416f3f2b12)
 
I say ‘the’ as though I previously knew that either existed; I had no idea!
 
I was about to say that it’s frustrating that all these are collect-in-person and too far away for me to get, but that’s probably a good thing for my already precarious finances.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:37, 16 December 12
You mean clock&radio PLUS the TV tuner. But it's a different device anyway :)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 19:58, 16 December 12
I say ‘the’ as though I previously knew that either existed; I had no idea!


Amstrad CT-1 Radio/Alarm Clock for CPC 6128/464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CT-1-Radio-Alarm-Clock-for-CPC-6128-464-/170959659368?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27cdfd6168&_uhb=1)


just to tempt you... the TV tuner is no good now they've switched off analog, but the radio signal should be fine until about 2015-ish when I think they're thinking of doing the same to radio.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 20:03, 16 December 12
LORDS OF MIDNIGHT BIG BOX FOR AMSTRAD CPC 464 / 664 / 6128 DISK DISC GAME | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LORDS-OF-MIDNIGHT-BIG-BOX-FOR-AMSTRAD-CPC-464-664-6128-DISK-DISC-GAME-/360501598588?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item53ef91d97c&_uhb=1)


REALLY?!  ..... really?  £99 buy-it now and still has a P&P charge.  I've never heard of the game to know if it's *RARE*  :P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:17, 16 December 12
Quote from: Ynot.zer0
Quote from: db6128 on Today at 19:32:28 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds/latest-on-ebay/msg54603/#msg54603)I say ‘the’ as though I previously knew that either existed; I had no idea!


Amstrad CT-1 Radio/Alarm Clock for CPC 6128/464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CT-1-Radio-Alarm-Clock-for-CPC-6128-464-/170959659368?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27cdfd6168&_uhb=1)


just to tempt you... the TV tuner is no good now they've switched off analog, but the radio signal should be fine until about 2015-ish when I think they're thinking of doing the same to radio.
That's the one I linked to :D

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 20:22, 16 December 12
You mean clock&radio PLUS the TV tuner. But it's a different device anyway :)
Ah yeah, oops! Heh, good old RF modulators… the Dark Ages before the acceptance of SCART. :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:27, 16 December 12
Got to say, the clock/radio and the tv tuner are the only pieces I'm missing from my collection...

Btw, you can still use the tv tuner, just like all the TV sets lacking a digital receiver - by adding one :)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 20:34, 16 December 12
That's the one I linked to :D


 ;D  I didn't see your post.  okay, no-one bid on that one, ignore my post - nothing to see here, move along...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:35, 16 December 12
Hahaha no worries, I thought you were replying to my post. But I'm still wondering how much I should pay... also given that the poster has set a reserve price. 30 quid? 40?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:54, 17 December 12
It took you two bids to get to 1 penny?? You really don't bid high. They usually go for about €10, but he has a reserve price on it, so who knows how high he's set it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:59, 17 December 12
Yeah, I'm cheap like that :D

I haven't bid yet since he has set it to UK only (grrrrrr...), am talking to him though. Thanks for the price pointer!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: buzby on 03:35, 18 December 12
Got to say, the clock/radio and the tv tuner are the only pieces I'm missing from my collection...

Btw, you can still use the tv tuner, just like all the TV sets lacking a digital receiver - by adding one :)
thats how i use my mp3 now by adding a digital box now they have switched of the analogue signal in the uk
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 00:44, 19 December 12
HxC-savvy folks:
 
Is this…
AMSTRAD / SPECTRUM +3 KIT:RIBBON CABLE AND PSU FOR 3,5" FLOPPY DRIVE OR HxC EMU (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-SPECTRUM-3-KIT-RIBBON-CABLE-AND-PSU-FOR-3-5-FLOPPY-DRIVE-OR-HxC-EMU-/121031876130?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c2e0fde22)
…as good as it claims to be? I thought that if I would want to use my (still hypothetical) HxC as drive A, aside from replacing the internal drive altogether, I would have to open the 6128 and do some surgery to the internal circuitry in order to make the switch – in other words, that A/B switching cannot be done by modifications only to the cable, but requires modding the hardware too. I doubt I will use the internal drive much if I do get an HxC, but I don’t want to mess around with it if I don’t have to.
 
Appreciate any confirmation either way.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: buzby on 03:05, 19 December 12
hi


i have three of these cables two of the one in mention and on i have made myself and they work perfect as of yet, you can switch drives  a / b and also switch which side of the floppy you want to use on a 3.5 disc as you cant turn these over like you can a 3 inch disc  ( you probably know this already )


i have also seen others using these cables as well


hope this helps you

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 03:46, 19 December 12
Sounds good, thanks! I just thought, based on quick reading about ABBA switches in the past, that they required internal modification. But if not, that’s great.
 
If I did want to use a 3.5" drive, would I still need to mod in a Ready signal with these cables, or do they take care of that, too?
 
Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: buzby on 04:15, 19 December 12
hi


regarding the ready signal and modding the 3.5 drive usually with this cable the answer is no, well i havent had to on any drives as of yet


to get a ready signal on a cable you short pins 33 and 34 this is done for you on this cable, if you look close at the cable looking at it front the bottom you will see a shiny pin by the switch. this is a link between pins 33 and 34


you can see exactly how it all work by looking at this tutorial on the wiki see http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Guide_on_how_to_connect_a_3.5 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Guide_on_how_to_connect_a_3.5)


you could always have ago at making your own and also put the drive in a nice enclosure with the cable and instead of having just a wire linking the pins you could always have a switch and mount these in the enclosure


i think its all part of the fun when you are doing mods


cheers

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 05:38, 19 December 12
Great, thanks again!
I just realised now that the seller is the same person who started a thread for cables and other equipment not far below this one.
I’ll definitely order one of these, even if I just use a 3.5" drive at first. I wonder whether I’ll be able to resist the HxC! I think so, assuming 3.5" discs have decent enough lifetime left in them. Either way, it’ll be very convenient; I don’t know how good I’d be at soldering and so on. :D
 
Edit: Back on topic, eleven 3" discs, notably including the two system discs for one of the PCW?512 models, for anyone who might still be hunting either:
11x CF2 Floppy Disk Disc Bundle for Amstrad CPC PCW or Spectrum +3 computers. | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11x-CF2-Floppy-Disk-Disc-Bundle-for-Amstrad-CPC-PCW-or-Spectrum-3-computers-/110988744298?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19d771d66a)
As for me, I think I’ll just get one of those crazy 50-packs of 3.5" floppies, or something. I did realise that I’ll need a USB floppy drive for my laptop. Shame I can’t hack one of those 8 or something internal 3.5" drives to work and save the £8. : P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:22, 19 December 12
Yup, the seller is a member here and very responsive, I'm sure he'll give you any info you want if you nudge him :)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 01:51, 20 December 12
As well as the usual handful of 464s and assorted monitors (CTMs all part of bundles), there’s a PCW9256 if anyone’s into that sort of thing:
AMSTRAD PCW 9256 COMPLETE UNIT MONITOR PRINTER KEYBOARD DISKS & DUST COVERS | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-PCW-9256-COMPLETE-UNIT-MONITOR-PRINTER-KEYBOARD-DISKS-DUST-COVERS-/140898674605?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20ce3727ad)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 20:13, 20 December 12

have no idea why the word Amstrad got into this title?:*
1 x Hydrovitality Infusion Cream for the Amstrad Integra Face Care System | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-Hydrovitality-Infusion-Cream-for-the-Amstrad-Integra-Face-Care-System-/110983861741?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Skincare_PP&hash=item19d72755ed&_uhb=1)

"possible protection from UV rays, from turning those 664 blue keys a dull colour?"  ;D




*oh, I see.... it related to an Amstrad product..... he had fingers in every pie, didn't he!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:25, 20 December 12
2 games for AMSTRAD 6128 CPC plus computers ( Gryzor & Frogger ) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-games-for-AMSTRAD-6128-CPC-plus-computers-Gryzor-Frogger-/321041834820?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4abf95a344)

is this reportable?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:27, 20 December 12
Quote from: arnoldemu
2 games for AMSTRAD 6128 CPC plus computers ( Gryzor & Frogger ) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-games-for-AMSTRAD-6128-CPC-plus-computers-Gryzor-Frogger-/321041834820?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4abf95a344)

is this reportable?
Yes it is...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:28, 20 December 12
AMSTRAD GX4000 CONSOLE COMPLETE COLLECTION ALL 22 CARTRIDGES IN STYLISH CASE | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-GX4000-CONSOLE-COMPLETE-COLLECTION-ALL-22-CARTRIDGES-IN-STYLISH-CASE-/230890430070?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item35c2245e76)

quite cheap...?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:30, 20 December 12
"please view picture carefully", yes he posts the crappiest photo on eBay.

Anyone care sending me a nice Christmas present? :)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:34, 20 December 12
Yes it is...
and now reported....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:35, 20 December 12
"please view picture carefully", yes he posts the crappiest photo on eBay.

Anyone care sending me a nice Christmas present? :)
You'd be lucky.

Could you buy it for me??? ;)


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:04, 20 December 12
Well, I would like to buy it. But that picture keeps me REALLY OFF! The monitor is short before falling down actually. If I would get it, then in broken pieces - no Thanks! (Good that I already have it's big brother).
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 20:00, 21 December 12
2 games for AMSTRAD 6128 CPC plus computers ( Gryzor & Frogger ) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-games-for-AMSTRAD-6128-CPC-plus-computers-Gryzor-Frogger-/321041834820?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4abf95a344)
is this reportable?
Sadly, in my experience no. Even though the cartridges are clearly both fake, when I contacted ebay TWICE in the past about a CPC plus multicartridge they simply said that it's not their job to decide if something is infringing copyright or not. I replied pointing out exactly where in their terms and conditions they said they take copyright infringement seriously, explained that this cartridge was never released and hence was a bootleg, explained that the games were all from different publishers, that such bootlegs were devaluing genuine single-game cartridges this was a compilation of and hence loosing them commission, and they just emailed back saying that copyright claims can only be lodged by the copyright holder. Since the developers of all these games had been acquired multiple times, some gone out of business, and I still hadn't found anyone who I thought might actually care after an hour of searching I gave up. Additionally, as I'd flagged it up here, I know a couple of other people had reported the item too.

So, unfortunately, the sad lesson is that you can complain all you like. Ebay actively encourages the sale of bootlegged material as long as it gets a cut and will refuse to intervene in an obvious case of bootlegging unless the copyright owner happens to notice and catches it themselves.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 20:40, 21 December 12
Seems the seller did take them off sale, at least – due to either chickening out or not having realised before, depending on one’s degree of cynicism. ;)
 
It’s predictable that eBay wouldn’t take this very seriously, though. They obviously get a lot of fake crap, so we can’t expect them to notice everything, but you’d think they’d at least put on a show of caring in cases where people emailed them and they read it and bothered to reply; it seems counterproductive to their interests to basically admit that they aren’t bothered.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:34, 21 December 12
That French guy is always trying to flog bootleg cartridges. Ebay does take copyright seriously, but only when contacted by the holder of the rights, not by anyone else. Annoying, but I can understand why they do it that way.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 00:27, 23 December 12
at least the french guy send the cartridges.

But this: ataridreams-uk2 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ataridreams-uk2/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3984.m1543.l2654)

well,simply is a is a scammer.

I lost about 65e in one plotting,and the two pistole games.He never send me the games,but he sold my games in ebay latter.I can`t vote,because ebay retired the announces,because other ebay member who buy other gx4000 games.dennounce the lists as pirate cartridges and ebay retired the annouces.

well he send plotting,but as defective.And I return the game.but the sipping take around 1 mounth to u.k.So i lost +5e in package

A,he  conned latter another buyer of gx4000 games,see the votes.A gx4000 never sended.

be careful.

I speak with the ebay member who dennounce the listing.He denounce in paypal the pirated cartridges.but paypal respond he need demostrated the cartridges are piracy.but he not know as do.(he recieved the cartridges,but home made).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 01:28, 23 December 12
I used this seller before (I'm thinking twice, the first time I think he went by jagwiz_1 as he sold similar items, GX4000 games, Rubic cubes eBay My World - jagwiz_1 (http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/jagwiz_1)).

I actually got my items but the labels aren't great quality, they're squared off rather than rounded on the edges, look too narrow and the text is quite blurry... also the bottom right of my Pang cartridge is lose suggesting they broke one of the tabs when opening it. Also I emailed him after buying Pang and he asked me which games I was after and he would speak to his "supplier" which raised all sorts of alarm bells.

It would be nice to know where all the cartridges come from...

I must admit, it's put me off buying anymore GX4000 cartridges off ebay. Instead some nice chap on the forum has modified an old Burnin' Rubber cartridge so I can stick my own EPROMs in  :)

Below are images of my copies and here are links to what they should look like:
Pang (cartridge) - CPCWiki (http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Pang_%28cartridge%29)
Switchblade (cartridge) - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Switchblade_%28cartridge%29)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 13:23, 24 December 12
He have another nick.....

GX4000 ENFORCER GX 4000 RARE | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GX4000-ENFORCER-GX-4000-RARE-/121042493852?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item1c2eb1e19c)

I think he need varios nicks in prevision paypal and ebay ban he after no send the items.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:32, 24 December 12
Regarding whether they're reportable or not; the reply I had received a while ago by eBay said merely that they cannot ascertain whether they're fake/bootlegs or not. But this latest reply suggests more than that.

Well, if I may suggest, we could just spread the info any way we can when such items surface - twitter, facebook, stuff like that...

But this last auction for Enforcer has a lovely GX in the photo :)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 13:48, 24 December 12
I buy a pair gx4000 games here:

Are 100% originals. 100% safe.

Only type "amstrad" in the search box.

http://www.myciti.es/index.php?change_language=english (http://www.myciti.es/index.php?change_language=english)

I only left seven games,the two pistol games,tintin,wild street,plotting,pinball,and the boxing game.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: satchman2000 on 17:30, 28 December 12
Hi folks


I listed a few things on ebay:


They sold a million (disc)
Scalextric (disc)
Durell Big 4 Vol 2 (disc)
TNT compilation (disc)
Hollywood Collection (disc)
Amsoft 3d Grand Prix (disc)
a bundle of Amsoft Games
and a few other bits.


jjd2003 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/jjd2003/m.html?item=290836695546&pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item43b737c9fa&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)


(if that link doesn't work, search for seller jjd2003.


cheers


Dave
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: radu14m on 13:12, 29 December 12
why don't you announce these items first here, and then if nobody wants them on ebay ?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: satchman2000 on 14:13, 29 December 12
Well, here's a couple of things I havent listed yet- get in touch if you fancy them before they go on ebay..


Konamis Arcade Hits (disc- complete) - Green Beret, Mikie, Ping Pong, Yie Ar Kung Fu and Hyper Sports
Batman (3d isometric one), disc - complete
Graphic Adventure Creator, disc, complete
Tasword and Tasprint, disc, complete


If anyone wants to make me an offer, feel free :)


cheers


Dave
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 04:24, 30 December 12
why don't you announce these items first here, and then if nobody wants them on ebay ?
Because this thread is called "Re: Latest on ebay".
 
The thinks you want you will find under the topic "Latest on CPC-Wiki, later on ebay"
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:18, 30 December 12
For those of you with more money than sense, Kangaroo is still selling:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ultra-Rare-Dobbertin-HD20-Festplatte-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-Rechnung-Disk-/300839786811 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ultra-Rare-Dobbertin-HD20-Festplatte-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-Rechnung-Disk-/300839786811?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item460b72d93b&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP)  (€450 starting price)
Rarest Thing on Earh: Amstrad CPC 6128plus + Monitor Airbrushed "Kangaroo"  | (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rarest-Thing-on-Earh-Amstrad-CPC-6128plus-Monitor-Airbrushed-Kangaroo-/300839755598) (starting price... a mere €790)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:28, 30 December 12
 >:( well that drive didn't last long...
Some nice stuff there, is TFM paying for the free advertising on this listing? CPC: Dobbertin ROM-Box inkl. 5 ROMs | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/CPC-Dobbertin-ROM-Box-inkl-5-ROMs-/300838725319?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item460b62a6c7)  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 09:30, 31 December 12
No, I'm done with this guy.
 
He used it to insult my OS: "Die Dobbertin ROM-Box hat 7 Steckplätze, wobei 5 ROMs bereits eingesetzt sind, darunter auch Future OS von TFM. Diese Routinensammlung lässt sich aber ohne Probleme über die DIP-Switches und/oder durch das herausnehmen der ROM-Bausteine entfernen."
 
But he sold software which he has no rights to sell. The FutureOS there is Marabus personal version, so he breaks the law. But we talk about Kangaroo, so probably nobody is surprised.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:29, 31 December 12
Hm, interesting issue here. What license if FOS under, anyway? You could always report it to eBay...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:18, 07 January 13
Anyone could bid on this for me? It's UK only :)


MYTH- HISTORY IN THE MAKING - AMSTRAD - VERY RARE! | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130830497890)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 21:27, 07 January 13
I have put a bid on it for you, will you send me a pm with your maximum bid please.

@everyone else, please do not bid on this so Gryzor can get it at a reasonable price, Thanks.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:00, 08 January 13
Hey mate, thanks so much :)

However, if someone is crazy about it go ahead, I'm not going to bid very high. I just like the game quite a bit and would like to have it as a sort of a curio for my collection. But if someone has childhood memories... oh well.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:09, 08 January 13
Well, it's a speccy port. But a good one :)
Title: 464 plus in Yorkshire
Post by: steve on 12:03, 09 January 13
Here's a 464plus with 84 games, collection only from Yorkshire.
Amstrad 464 Plus with 84 Games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-Plus-with-84-Games-/290839229396?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item43b75e73d4)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 12:10, 09 January 13
"our prices are insane"

£200 reserve not met.
(no bids)
Amstrad Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Computer-/170969330559?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27ce90f37f)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:19, 09 January 13
Quote from: steve
"our prices are insane"

£200 reserve not met.
(no bids)
Amstrad Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Computer-/170969330559?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item27ce90f37f)
On the bright side, it's still cheap for 150 games and the fun you'll get from them :)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:14, 14 January 13
For those of you with more money than sense, Kangaroo is still selling:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ultra-Rare-Dobbertin-HD20-Festplatte-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-Rechnung-Disk-/300839786811 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ultra-Rare-Dobbertin-HD20-Festplatte-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-Rechnung-Disk-/300839786811?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item460b72d93b&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP)  (€450 starting price)
Rarest Thing on Earh: Amstrad CPC 6128plus + Monitor Airbrushed "Kangaroo"  | (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rarest-Thing-on-Earh-Amstrad-CPC-6128plus-Monitor-Airbrushed-Kangaroo-/300839755598) (starting price... a mere €790)

Got a few other interesting bits for sale including a Dobbertin RAM drive which seems to be going for a pretty penny (and about 50 minutes left..):
Dobbertin RAM-Drive 256 KB Speichererweiterung inkl. RDOS + X-DDOS #420 | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300844571119)

Seems to have a few other ROMS and bits in his listings:
kangaroo-hjt | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/sch/kangaroo-hjt/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686)

I'm quite pleased as I finally have a real copy of Prehistorik 2 (from Kangaroo) which I've been looking out for like 10 years now so thanks for the initial link  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 17:09, 14 January 13
507 Euros for a half-filled old Dobbertin RAM expansion???
 
Who is that feck*** insane to pay that price?
 
I have the same one at home, but with the double RAM, guess I'm a rich man.
 
Or maybe the seller is just haveing a ghost-buyer to push prices??
 
Here:
Dobbertin RAM-Drive 256 KB Speichererweiterung inkl. RDOS + X-DDOS #420 | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300844571119?autorefresh=true)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:18, 14 January 13
Quote from: beaker
Got a few other interesting bits for sale including a Dobbertin RAM drive which seems to be going for a pretty penny (and about 50 minutes left..):
Dobbertin RAM-Drive 256 KB Speichererweiterung inkl. RDOS + X-DDOS #420 | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300844571119)
€507? You got to be kidding me, there's something fishy here...

@TFM: we were posting at the same time. Definitely something going on with those auctions...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 18:57, 14 January 13
Oh? TBH I was quite happy with the €60 for Prehistorik 2 considering it doesn't come up all that often...

CPC-3": Prehistorik 2 für den CPC und CPCplus. Rar und cool :-) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300844124671)

Feel free to mock me if I've paid over the odds  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:26, 14 January 13
Oh? TBH I was quite happy with the €60 for Prehistorik 2 considering it doesn't come up all that often...

CPC-3": Prehistorik 2 für den CPC und CPCplus. Rar und cool :-) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300844124671)

Feel free to mock me if I've paid over the odds  ;D

Sure you did - more than the original price. But you know already. ;)
Title: CPC 664
Post by: steve on 12:24, 15 January 13
There is a CPC664 here, Amsfrad 664 Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amsfrad-664-Computer-/150979522846?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item232714b11e)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 12:28, 15 January 13
And a 464PLUS Amsfrad 464 Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amsfrad-464-Computer-/150979528557?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item232714c76d)
Title: CM14 Monitor
Post by: steve on 12:45, 15 January 13
CM14 Monitor, collection only from sheffield. Amstrad CM14 Colour 14" Monitor for CPC 464 & 6128 Plus Computers | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CM14-Colour-14-Monitor-for-CPC-464-6128-Plus-Computers-/130833527858?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e76493432)
Title: Re: Amstrad Action Magazines
Post by: 00WReX on 12:54, 15 January 13
Amstrad Action magazines on ebay Australia.


RARE Amstrad CPC Magazine - AMSTRAD ACTION - Lots of Issues | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Amstrad-CPC-Magazine-AMSTRAD-ACTION-Lots-of-Issues-/290844672385?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item43b7b18181&_uhb=1)


Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 12:56, 15 January 13
CPC464 boxed - ship worldwide - Amstrad CPC464 Micro Computer BOXED. | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC464-Micro-Computer-BOXED-/111000451695?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19d8247a6f)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 12:58, 15 January 13
CPC6128 boxed - ship worldwide - Amstrad CPC6128 Micro Computer BOXED. | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-Micro-Computer-BOXED-/111000456515?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19d8248d43)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:52, 15 January 13
Nice, but he doesn't state the condition the machines are actually in. They could be mint, or they could even be NOS, but they could also have been well used and just put back to their boxes...?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:57, 15 January 13
Books look nice with no visible creasing and the keys on the 6128 don't appear to be yellowing. I think it could be worth a snipe :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 15:21, 15 January 13
I would expect them to be used.
It is a good sign that he still has the box after all these years and he does say that they work, unlike some other auctions.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:56, 15 January 13
Yeah, but still, it's too bad (and very strange) that he doesn't have photos of the machines themselves. Why would I want to look at it wrapped up?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 19:10, 15 January 13
Someone could be walking away with a good deal on a 6128+... Amstrad 6128 PLus Computer with monitor | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261154417311)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:38, 15 January 13
What a pity, it's UK only. Hope it will find a good home!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 21:37, 15 January 13
.... and by now only 2 pounds .....  :-[

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 22:29, 15 January 13
It jumped from £6.50 to £73 in about five seconds. FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU—
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:06, 16 January 13
Well, I never unterstood why folks must bit in the last second. That's kinda weird.
 
I mean... I think about how much I would like to afford and then I place my bid.
And I do that once at the beginning. That's it!
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 21:08, 16 January 13
Well, I never unterstood why folks must bit in the last second. That's kinda weird.
....
I do so now .... :D  but I don't like it  :-X . Once, someone else was overbidding me and then after 20 minutes he or she took the bid away (I could checked it in my email when I came home, ebay sends you, someone overbid and after 20 min another mail, you win .... that was very weird .....). Because this other "ghost-bidder" I won BUT at my maximum bid, what I wanted to bid plus a couple of Euros more. There was nobody else in the auction. Since than, I do it in the last minute .....


I called ebay. They told me I should try to speak with the buyer. I did it so, and did not have to pay for it. But by today I'm not sure, if the "ghost-bidder" was a friend of the buyer or someone who wanted to know about the limit ..... he or she did not have any feedbacks ....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 21:31, 16 January 13
Well, I never unterstood why folks must bit in the last second. That's kinda weird.
Maybe in the abstract, but in reality, that’s how it works. Sniping can be surprisingly effective and sometimes is essential. If one really wants an item, sometimes it’s the best way to have a chance. At other times, it lets you get an item for a lower price than if someone else saw your desired price and bid higher. I’m not saying it’s a particularly nice tactic, but there you go! I guess it’s ‘law of the jungle’ on eBay, anyway.  :laugh:
 
Anyway, I totally got out-sniped for that 6128+… :|
 
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I mean... I think about how much I would like to afford and then I place my bid.
And I do that once at the beginning. That's it!
Which is a nice idea, but I wonder: how often do you get outbid? ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 21:35, 16 January 13
Yeah, I use sniping tools now as well as ebay seems so open to abuse it's mental.

I know I've had it a few times where someone put in bids in the final moments hoping to increase the final selling price and almost immediately I got a second chance offer once the auction finished, or putting in a ridiculous amount to find out what my maximum bid is only to withdraw it, and those are the ones I know of. I am sure it's happened loads more times to me with people putting in fake bids to drive up the price a little without me realising. Although sniping doesn't stop it it may reduce it a bit if the dodgy seller doesn't have time to put in the fake bids.

The other group are those people putting in low bids hoping to get a bargain who won't have time to increase their bids once they've been outbid in the last few seconds.

Sniping doesn't guarantee you'll win the auction obviously, but it "may" help you get something at a better price.  :D

Which reminds me I must get that 6128+ sent to my sister in the UK so I have something to play with when I am over there...  ;) Just kidding - I did think about it though...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 22:00, 16 January 13
Yeah, I use sniping tools now as well as ebay seems so open to abuse it's mental.
Hey now, I’m an old-fashioned manual sniper, thank you very much. :P

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Sniping doesn't guarantee you'll win the auction obviously, but it "may" help you get something at a better price.  :D
Yeah, as I said, this is the other advantage. Naively expecting a great deal, I was stunned when the 6128+ jumped from £10 or something all the way to £70. Still not too bad, mind you! I’m guessing it all works perfectly, although the seller wasn’t willing to hedge their bets and say that.

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Which reminds me I must get that 6128+ sent to my sister in the UK so I have something to play with when I am over there...  ;) Just kidding - I did think about it though...
WHY YOU LITTLE [reads second sentence] Oh… [stops strangling beaker]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:32, 16 January 13
@Joss: That's a good point. ;) Shame on that greedy primates out there.


@db6129: IMO your theory works only as long nobody is bidding the way I do. :laugh:
 
 
@Beaker: You are one of the few with a great sister I guess. ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 23:05, 16 January 13
@db6129: IMO your theory works only as long nobody is bidding the way I do. :laugh:
Sure, but then your bid has to be very high for it to survive the entire time, especially the rapid-fire sniping near the end. ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:16, 16 January 13
No. I just place my maximum bit at the beginning. If somebody wants to pay more, then I'm ok with that. I see no connection to sniping  ???  If somebody does overbid me, I will not alter my opinion, why should I do?  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 23:20, 16 January 13
Yeah, sorry, I get it. :) And it is a good method. I guess you don’t suffer from compulsive purchasing and terrible money-management like some people do ;) … which is probably much better in the end! I’m so used to thinking ‘MUST HAVE IT’ that I forget that some people just name a sensible maximal price and leave it at that, haha.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:26, 16 January 13
Haha! It took me decades to be able to do that :P  However Joss story is an good example for a reason for sniping.
 
I guess in future I do it a bit more like you do it. So I will bit not in the last second, but in the last hour or so  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 23:48, 16 January 13
Well ... compulsive bidding can everyone of us happens ........ after reading you I think the best way can be to think out the price/bid you want to pay and not giving it at the beginning but wait until the last minute to give it up.
.....
(If someone else bid higher before this last minute comes, you should switch off the Internet connection and go jogging :) )
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 03:42, 17 January 13
Good idea :-) But while you go jogging I will have a smoke ;-)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 08:05, 17 January 13
Hey now, I’m an old-fashioned manual sniper, thank you very much. :P

sorry I've come into the conversation a bit late (time zone differences), but:
why manually snipe an auction when there's free online sniping sites to do the deed for you? eg http://www.gixen.com (http://www.gixen.com)  ;D
just need to log in using your ebay ID and password, and fill in the item ID and your maximum price  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 13:55, 17 January 13
I also always bid in the last 10 seconds or so. Actually, the first bid on that 664 was me, but that was an unreasonably low figure because I wanted ebay to remind me of the auction before it ended, which is does if you've been outbid.

Now, the reason for sniping is simple. People get all emtional about things, and artificially inflate their perceived value of something if they think someone else thinks it's worth more. So, what typically happens is they'll bid £20 because they think that's a fair price. Someone else will bid £25 and they'll think a bit more and decide to up it to £30 because it's obviously worth more than they thought. The person bidding £25 might actually have placed a £40 bit, so it'll instantly go up to £35 and they'll see they're instantly outbid, and go "ooh, gosh, this must be really good" and so they'll bid up to £50. (I know these figures aren't exactly right, the ebay bid increment is actually £1 at these prices).

Usually, there's some psychology involved though. People decide to increase their bids more the closer it is to the auction end, because it then becomes the need to make a snap judgement and by then they're emotionally involved because they've already placed 3 bids. In reality, though, they're actually bidding £50 for something they initially thought was worth £20. And they might actually get it for £45 in this scenario and think they've got a bargain, but they've still paid more than double what they thought it was worth and more than everybody else thought it was worth.

My strategy is to decide well in advance what I think something is worth to me. So, maybe I've looked at recent prices and decided it's worth £40 (the second bidder in the scenario above). I see someone has already bid £20 on the item, but that's fine because I think it's worth more. In the dying seconds I bid £40 and it trumps the £20 bid and I win it for £25. I'm happy, I got it for less than I assessed it was worth and more importantly, I haven't allowed anyone the chance to bid emotionally above me. Another positive point is that I'm already online and so I can pay for the item within a minute of the auction ending, which always makes sellers happy!
 
On the other hand, I might bid £40 and the previous guy actually had a higher bid and it sells for £45 and I have no opportunity to increase my bid. That's fine, it's more than I thought it was worth, and he had obviously also previously assessed the value and bid £45 or £50 or whatever and got it for a fair price. I'll just wait for the next one. You've got to be pragmatic though when the auction completes for the just bid increment above your maximum bid. It could be they just pipped you at the post, it could be that they were prepared to pay far, far more. You've just got to accept that the price was more than you previously decided it was worth and wait for the item to come up for sale again.

What also often happens, as in this case is I'll decide it's worth £50. I wait until the dying seconds to place my £50 only to discover that by the time I click confirm it's already above that and the bid isn't even recorded.

Sometimes (actually more often than I'd care to admit), I've forgotten to actually log on to place my last few seconds bid. Or more annoyingly, the ebay session timed out and it decides you need to log in which takes longer than the time left, etc. In those cases, an automatic sniper would have helped out, but even though I like to take the emotional aspect out of bidding, it's definitely exciting to find out instantly if you've won or not.

Either way, I'll rarely put a bid on early an item unless it's just to remind myself I'm interested (actually, I won a PS3 and a 6128 that I didn't really want because the starting prices were lower than I thought they'd sell for but nobody else bid). Because all you're doing is giving people longer to think about a higher value for the item. The only time when it's actually a good strategy is if something has a definite worth of maybe £20.50 and the bids are already up to about £16. If you bid £20.01 then you'll beat a later bidder of £20 by a penny, but due to the bid increments, the next bid will need to be £21 and so most people won't bid further because they can get it cheaper elsewhere. That said, there are a lot of stupid buyers on ebay who'll happily pay more than the buy it now price from other sellers or even from a normal online shop, because they've got emotionally invested in an auction.

The other interesting thing I've noticed is that a high starting bid will put people off - e.g. often things remain unsold where the starting bid is £40, even though the 99p auctions often go for a higher final price. Again, this is usually when you have 2 emotional people outbidding each other over several hours before the end of the auction.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 14:45, 17 January 13
Yes, the emotional aspect is the driving factor of biddings.

Whenever I'm outbid I also ask myself if I'm willing to invest just as much time searching for the same item again and risking again to be outbid. Because let's face it, Ebay auctions steal a lot of your time (mainly searching, but also waiting, communication, fetching the package). For uncommon items this usually means that I'm willing to bid a bit more on the item I'm currently looking at.

But prices in the last few years have exploded beyond reasoning.

One of the last auctions for a CPC 6128 with colour monitor I've seen went up close to 140 Euros. A day after that the next (private) seller sells the same configuration with a starting bid of 100 Euros, unsurprisingly it did not take long and one bid on the auction which had still 9 days to go.
If there's two or three more auctions like that, 100 Euros will be established as the entry point for such an item, and even reasonable buyers will eventually have to accept the high price to have a reasonable chance of acquiring one.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 15:31, 17 January 13
The disadvantage of bidding early or using a sniping program is that you are commited to buy if you win the auction, whereas I can watch an auction and have until the last few seconds to decide whether I really want that item.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:59, 17 January 13
Whenever I'm outbid I also ask myself if I'm willing to invest just as much time searching for the same item again and risking again to be outbid. Because let's face it, Ebay auctions steal a lot of your time (mainly searching, but also waiting, communication, fetching the package). For uncommon items this usually means that I'm willing to bid a bit more on the item I'm currently looking at.
Actually, I have a couple of automatic searches, so every day ebay emails me if anything with 664, 6128 or GX4000 appears in the title or description. So, I get 2 emails per day, usually both with the same few games for 464/664/6128, but it's easy to to glance at that when I'm checking my mail to see if there's anything of interest.

I'm maybe interested in the email once a week, and maybe bid as a result once per month, but I don't actually have to spend much time searching for anything.

Actually, I'm not sure €100 is massively overpriced for a 6128 with a good condition monitor. The base units are typically £35-£50 in the UK and certainly usually over £50 with a screen, so I'd say €50 without monitor has been the starting point for almost 2 years, and monitors are definitely relative scarce (compared to the keyboard), especially as in the UK most colour monitors don't have 12V output. I've got 11 CPCs and between that lot I've got 2 working monitors and 3 broken ones. Of the working ones, only one has 12V out.

That said, keep looking for bargains. I've paid around £35 (€50) for all but one of my 6128s - all without monitors and only one of them has a working drive. However on once occasion, I won a boxed 6128 and monitor with £10 (€15) because it was collection only. It's obviously not common, but it does happen if you make bids on things that people don't spot (or don't want to drive to if it's collection only).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 16:04, 17 January 13
The disadvantage of bidding early or using a sniping program is that you are commited to buy if you win the auction, whereas I can watch an auction and have until the last few seconds to decide whether I really want that item.
I thought sniping sites did allow you to cancel your bid. I can imagine it maybe not working if you cancel in the last few seconds, because they have a whole load of servers all trying to place a proxy bid for you, and they might not all get the cancellation message, but certainly I believed they used to advertise the fact that you could change your mind because the ebay bid hadn't been placed as a benefit. I guess you'd probably still be charged the snipe fee though.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:11, 17 January 13
I thought sniping sites did allow you to cancel your bid.

Gixen is free and will allow you to cancel the bid up to 2 minutes before the listing ends.

That said, keep looking for bargains. I've paid around £35 (€50) for all but one of my 6128s - all without monitors and only one of them has a working drive. However on once occasion, I won a boxed 6128 and monitor with £10 (€15) because it was collection only. It's obviously not common, but it does happen if you make bids on things that people don't spot (or don't want to drive to if it's collection only).


Ah I remember when I used to get those sort of conversion rates being paid in Sterling and living in Euro-land. Memories....  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:45, 17 January 13
I've paid around £35 (€50) for all but one of my 6128s

I know you guys are proud of your pound and all that, but £35 is currently around €42, not €50! :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 16:59, 17 January 13
Usually, there's some psychology involved though. People decide to increase their bids more the closer it is to the auction end, because it then becomes the need to make a snap judgement and by then they're emotionally involved because they've already placed 3 bids. In reality, though, they're actually bidding £50 for something they initially thought was worth £20. And they might actually get it for £45 in this scenario and think they've got a bargain, but they've still paid more than double what they thought it was worth and more than everybody else thought it was worth.

[…] there are a lot of stupid buyers on ebay who'll happily pay more than the buy it now price from other sellers or even from a normal online shop, because they've got emotionally invested in an auction.
Yes, this. ‘I MUST not lose, even if I pay twice as much! My PRIDE is at stake!’  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 00:00, 19 January 13
I know you guys are proud of your pound and all that, but £35 is currently around €42, not €50! :D
Sound as a pound mate, sound as a pound.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 23:00, 20 January 13
... collection only. It's obviously not common, but it does happen if you make bids on things that people don't spot (or don't want to drive to if it's collection only).
A prime example of a good collection-only bargain here: Amstrad 464 Colour With Monitor | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160955360577)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 23:06, 20 January 13
Whoa!
 
Yes, collection-only deals can be insanely good, but infuriatingly so for those of us who cannot drive! I’ve recently been buying a lot of musical equipment including two keyboards and was able to arrange postage, and in one case I travelled about 60 miles on train and bus to collect 18.5 kg worth of stuff and take it back by hand… but this doesn’t work for everything, and in some cases, great things are missed out.
 
Monitors tend almost always to be collection-only; if not, I’d probably try to pick up a CTM644, although it would be largely redundant now that I have the SCART cable (which doesn’t work on all TVs due to the encoding but would presumably be fine on my invincible Sony Wega Trinitron).
 
Edit: Speaking of which, I then found a 464 that comes with a 644 rather than a 640: Amstrad 464 computer v1 with colour monitor. | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-computer-v1-with-colour-monitor-/130830032030?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e7613dc9e) Something to consider for those searching for a 6128-compatible monitor, then: they can be hiding behind 464s! ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 23:51, 20 January 13
Whoa!
 
Yes, collection-only deals can be insanely good ......


And a good deal for people who buy and collect them only to sell it right afterwards in little parts with postage ....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 00:40, 21 January 13
I’m split about whether or not that’s ‘immoral’, really… If the seller isn’t being massively exploited and the seller can be bothered listing separately, it’s not that bad.
 
I mean, that musical equipment I bought yesterday cost £40 for a tonne of things, yet the guy seemed to have an idea of what he’s talking about, so I didn’t question the price! ;) And I have already sold one of the items for £45, keeping the one I really wanted and still having another couple that will probably sell later. So, I effectively got paid £5 to get a piece of equipment that I wanted! Is this type of re-selling really bad? As I said, not always, I don’t think, as long as the seller is not being exploited maliciously. I don’t need or want the other bits that came as part of the deal, so why not sell them, for as much as I can get?
 
We have to assume that people are happy to take the price they have listed and that the goods can be used in whichever way afterwards (barring blasphemous usage or destruction :D); we assume that the seller, obviously having the internet, had the opportunity to check prices and suchlike if they wanted to.
 
Sometimes, I will advise a seller that a price is far too low. However, yes, I hold my hands up and admit that the likelihood of this is significantly lower if I’m wanting to buy it myself…  :blank:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 02:09, 21 January 13
Sure, you are right. You forget only that to pick the goods up, to sell them again and make the package and the postage take time and time is money ;-)  I am confidence that today all the sellers who sell only to collect receive, if the good is ok, a lot of emails from possible buyers with the hint they should post to reach more people and to get more money. If they don't do it is their own choice ^-^ .... I am only angry (brrr .... sniff ... sniff .... ) when I see good Amstrads in UK ebay only to collect and I cannot reach them ....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 02:26, 21 January 13
You forget only that to pick the goods up, to sell them again and make the package and the postage take time and time is money ;-)
Definitely, yes. I did hint that it takes work for the re-seller, but I didn’t explain it as well as you! As for me, I don’t even like having to list 2 or 3 things, so I don’t think I could work through a bag of tapes and list them one by one! Or I would have done that with my tapes already. Not to mention all the fees…
 
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I am confidence that today all the sellers who sell only to collect receive, if the good is ok, a lot of emails from possible buyers with the hint they should post to reach more people and to get more money.
Sure, and I’m quite often one of those possible buyers who’s asking for postage.  :laugh:
 
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I am only angry (brrr .... sniff ... sniff .... ) when I see good Amstrads in UK ebay only to collect and I cannot reach them ....
Heh, me too. I guess we just have to keep bothering the sellers with our requests to post! ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:21, 21 January 13
I don't mind when people buy a large collection and sell the items separately, even if they make a profit on it. It allows poeple to get one particular game they want without having to buy €150 of other stuff just to get it.

What I do object to are the idiots who disassemble perfectly good and working machines to make a profit. Check out how many "Working C64 PCBs - without SID / video timing chip" you'll find on ebay, where the same seller will then sell you the SID for €30+. These people obviously are just trying to rip people off.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:30, 21 January 13
If custormers would be smart enought, they wouldn't buy from them. But since humans are selfish... What do you expect from that species? (Me? Nothing good).
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:39, 21 January 13
What gets me is that people actually buy them! I've tracked a few in ebay. SIDs selling for up to €30 + €6,90 postage! and on the same day a complete C64 (fully working - including SID) going for €12 + €3,90 postage?

Why?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 07:08, 22 January 13
Because some individuals are really stupid, careless or too rich?!?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 12:17, 22 January 13
I'm hoping it's that most people have enough respect for classic computers that they won't destroy a fully working computer just for one chip. I suspect my optimism in this area is misguided though...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:04, 22 January 13
I hope you'll be right one day. Today I hope that at least a few good people are out there.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:45, 22 January 13
The C64 is the most numerous classic computer, 28 million made?, they can afford to lose a few.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:04, 22 January 13
So that one day the ebay C64 sellers can put "Rare" in the description and actually be right for the first time? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 01:02, 23 January 13
The C64 is the most numerous classic computer, 28 million made?, they can afford to lose a few.

28 million.... and I still end up with the painted turd with a dodgy sticker on it...  :laugh:

Mine's currently being used as a doorstop which is why there's a little extra wear on the front bottom left  :P

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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:20, 23 January 13
I hope there's no damage to the door!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: buzby on 15:12, 23 January 13
so my biggest pain in the arse on ebay is when they dont bother to leave you feedback, i had 3 people collect items from my house and i left them feedback whilst they were still here and yes youve guess it a month has gone by and still no feedback.


the other is when they dont bother to answer your emails, i ave sent 5 emails to somebody ref: my fishing chair and no answer.


the other is when you do get a reply of them and they then ask you why you are asking them for a despatch time when they have already posted it..................... well hello ebay sellers if you mark the posted box then you wont get a email


rant over ;D


time to send some more emails to find out where my goods are


also i have just found out via my post lady that they are 5 days behind with delivery of parcels and letters because they couldnt be let out due to the snow.


we get abit of snow in the uk and all of the country comes to a stand still BLOODY HELL UK GET A GRIP ON THINGS :o


time to emigrate i think


now the rant is over lol ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 11:20, 25 January 13
pew pew - snipers can take aim for this boxed Multiface 2  ;D

Multiface Two Romantic Robot Amstrad CPC Complet | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/MULTIFACE-TWO-ROMANTIC-ROBOT-AMSTRAD-CPC-COMPLET-/370744068614?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123)


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:29, 25 January 13
More boxed stuff:
Vintage AMSTRAD NC100 NOTEPAD COMPUTER boxed VGC Alan Sugar | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-AMSTRAD-NC100-NOTEPAD-COMPUTER-boxed-VGC-Alan-Sugar-/200884116157?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2ec5a05abd&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)

Amstrad 464 Plus with Games Boxed In Mint Condition | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-Plus-Games-Boxed-Mint-Condition-/330861701632?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4d08e4ea00&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 20:40, 31 January 13
Been quiet in here for a while. So, I present the bargain of the century at 29.99: THEY SOLD A MILLION FOR AMSTRAD CPC 464 / 664 / 6128 DISK DISC GAME | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THEY-SOLD-A-MILLION-FOR-AMSTRAD-CPC-464-664-6128-DISK-DISC-GAME-/360501615345)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:53, 31 January 13
30 Pounds  :laugh:  More than the new price  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:16, 01 February 13
Apparently it's got three games: "BEACH HEAD" , "SABRE WULF" and the GTW called "THANKS FOR LOOKING", hence its hefty price.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 18:31, 01 February 13
Apparently it's got three games: "BEACH HEAD" , "SABRE WULF" and the GTW called "THANKS FOR LOOKING", hence its hefty price.
Actually, thinking about it, the TSAM version of JSW was a re-working that had the same levels as the original spectrum version, not the extended version that had previously been on sale for the Amstrad. No idea why it was downgraded as presumably they had no intentions of continuing to sell the original version.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ciana on 15:03, 02 February 13
This sold early in Janurary.

What else can be said, other than LOL?

Buyer seems genuine, they left a feedback!

VINTAGE AMSTRAD CPC 464 COMPUTER WITH CTM 640 MONITOR (VGC) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPUTER-CTM-640-MONITOR-VGC-/290799457462)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 15:17, 02 February 13
It does seem to be in pretty great condition (rather insufficient number of photos notwithstanding) and comes with a rare colour monitor (albeit not a 644, but if anything, the 640s might be more rare), numerous electronic upgrades, software, documentation, and a joystick. I don’t see much of a problem with the price, really, certainly not hugely comedic. Plus, it’s one of the few listings of CPCs (never mind monitors) for which postage is offered, which also helps.

Sure, they go cheaper, but if someone had the money and was willing to pay for this, I don’t think they’re particularly foolish. I’ve seen worse, anyway!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:23, 02 February 13
I'm with @db6128 on this one; it's not a crazy price, and if you're new and just looking for a guaranteed nice, working CPC it's worth it, though of course you can find them for much cheaper!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ynot.zer0 on 20:29, 02 February 13
Romantic Robot Multiface Two & Rombox for Amstrad CPC 464, 664 & 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Romantic-Robot-Multiface-Two-Rombox-for-Amstrad-CPC-464-664-6128-/281057036897?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item41704e0a61)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:42, 02 February 13
This sold early in Janurary.
What else can be said, other than LOL?
Buyer seems genuine, they left a feedback!
VINTAGE AMSTRAD CPC 464 COMPUTER WITH CTM 640 MONITOR (VGC) | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPUTER-CTM-640-MONITOR-VGC-/290799457462)

Just took a look at it. Uups!!! But thanks to your post I found this here, and it's interesting for Plus users (if someone needs a color monitor):
Amstrad CM14 Colour 14" Monitor for CPC 464 & 6128 Plus Computers | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CM14-Colour-14-Monitor-CPC-464-6128-Plus-Computers-/130841603912?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D5315185268700851838%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D290799457462%26)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:16, 04 February 13
interesting for Plus users (if someone needs a color monitor)
Oh, glad someone's finally bid on it! I'm sure she's listed that monitor a couple of times and whilst I want one, going to Sheffield would just cost too much in fuel to make it worthwhile... :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:34, 05 February 13
A fiver for it? Damn!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 23:55, 05 February 13
I don’t think I’ve ever said this seriously before, but:

pwn3d

That’s the kind of thing I’d have bought myself for that price, ‘just in case’! But it’s probably best that my hoarding instinct left it alone this time. ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 18:28, 07 February 13
Group buy anyone? Over 30 Years of Videogames Collection The Story of Videogames | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/121062811693)  :o 8) :-X :'(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 18:41, 07 February 13
Year sure! It's not worth even 1/100th of what he's asking for. :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:53, 07 February 13
Group buy anyone? Over 30 Years of Videogames Collection The Story of Videogames | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/121062811693)  :o 8) :-X :'(
OMG! That's an incredible collection, but single items are already worth more than the starting bid. I guess he will get some more more more money out of this. On the other hand the customer need to have a truck to pick up all that stuff, that may scare people off from buying. But this offer is an extraordinary chance.
 
Edit: Missed a couple of the zeros at first, did read 550 not 550.000,00
Well you know.... The browser is to blame  :-X
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 18:58, 07 February 13
Nah, I'll pass. I have most of the stuff anyway...  :P  (just kidding. I'll be needing a moonbase to store that much things).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:59, 07 February 13
Yeah! And a martian base too ???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 20:14, 07 February 13
OMG! That's an incredible collection, but single items are already worth more than the starting bid. I guess he will get some more more more money out of this. On the other hand the customer need to have a truck to pick up all that stuff, that may scare people off from buying. But this offer is an extraordinary chance.

Ok, I've gone through the pictures several times now and seem to be missing something. What single item is worth more than half a million dollars in your opinion?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 20:38, 07 February 13
Ok, I've gone through the pictures several times now and seem to be missing something. What single item is worth more than half a million dollars in your opinion?
Nothing. It's illusionary to sell all the stuff at once and at that price. He may get quite a few bucks if he is patient and  takes the time to sell each piece individually.

He does have a few juicy pieces like Shantae - one of the rarest of cartridges for the GBC -  which is going for ~150 bucks for the cartridge only, and he has it complete.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:27, 07 February 13
Spooge!!!! Just had a quick look and very nice collection. That boxed LT in perfect condition would easily be £1000+, Ninja Cop for the GBA is one of the rarer titles would sell for £100+ because of the limited release, probably same for Earthbound and Panzer Dragoon Saga (and he has 2 copies). Probably all starts adding up. I am going into a small room now to cry like a school girl as I compare my pathetic GBA collection to his :(

Anyone want it? £100,000 ovno  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:53, 07 February 13
Never mind beaker, don't cry. You are a great person and money can't buy that  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 17:00, 08 February 13
I've just read somewhere that the white Gamecube "Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles" edition was limited to 150, so that might fetch a good sum of money. As might the two Dreamcasts "Biohazard" edition.

And anyone who doubts that it may find a buyer, should remember this one here which has been sold apparently (?):
BIGGEST COLLECTION EVER? 22 SEGA / NINTENDO / PC ENGINE FULLSETS,FACTORY SEALED! (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300736846867?nma=true&si=YibbofCVsWmb%2BrxzKxORvDXv36Q%3D&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2557&orig_cvip=true)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:04, 08 February 13
Yeah, the way he went about selling it is just stupid. For something that in your eyes is worth at *least* half a mil you do a little campaign, you advertise it. And of course eBay is not the best way to do it - it's not like there's going to be a bidding war. I think if you already have a collection like this you know the other persons who would want it. But then again those would probably already have a good chunk of it, so they'd only buy it to sell the items piecemeal. However, in that case, you need lots of time to work through it and make your business case, so the timeframe of an auction is simply not enough.


Hopefully he'll donate the lot to the Wiki. I'm willing to rent a boat and sail all the way to Genoa, then do a few ups and downs myself if need be.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 19:50, 08 February 13
Hopefully he'll donate the lot to the Wiki.
That’s the spirit! Keep the dream alive! ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: HAL 6128 on 10:34, 16 February 13
What's all about this:
Design your own Z80 microcomputer,20MHz,32k RAM, 64k EEROM, ZX Spectrum,Amstrad (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Design-your-own-Z80-microcomputer-20MHz-32k-RAM-64k-EEROM-ZX-Spectrum-Amstrad-/121063202930?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item1c2fede072)
Is it possible to rebuild a CPC with such a kit set? Rebuild (emulate) the Amstrad CPC specific CRTC?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 11:01, 16 February 13
What's all about this:
Design your own Z80 microcomputer,20MHz,32k RAM, 64k EEROM, ZX Spectrum,Amstrad (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Design-your-own-Z80-microcomputer-20MHz-32k-RAM-64k-EEROM-ZX-Spectrum-Amstrad-/121063202930?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item1c2fede072)
Is it possible to rebuild a CPC with such a kit set? Rebuild (emulate) the Amstrad CPC specific CRTC?
Short answer: no

The kit is meant for people who want to build a Z80 computer from their own design. It wouldn't be much good for emulating an older system because the CPU isn't an exact Z80 clone - it's designed to run at 20MHz and some of the instructions have different timings to the original Z80, so even if you ran it at 4MHz, it'd still not run everything at exactly the right speeds. The CPU is only a small part of a system like the CPC, but if you're building a very simple computer e.g. CPU, RAM, ROM and serial port, it's almost everything you need.

That guy often also sells packs with more things - e.g. this auction includes a load of other chips including a VDP (like a CRTC and the video parts of the gate array in one chip) and serial: Design your own Z80 microcomputer,ideal for making a ZX Spectrum,MSX,Amstrad | (http://www.ebay.de/itm/121064133269)

If you thinking of doing something like this, you'll need to learn how to make PCBs (you're probably actually fine with single sided homemade boards), how to do basic soldering and read up on the subject first. The Z80 datasheet (http://www.z80.info/zip/z80cpu_um.pdf (http://www.z80.info/zip/z80cpu_um.pdf)) is the best source for understanding how to connect things together and what all the pins do.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 17:59, 16 February 13
The big collection of games and consoles that we were talking about has been removed from eBay. Shocking twist.

Seller’s remorse, or might there have been truth in the suspicions of people I spoke to on another site who thought he might have been just showing off?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:00, 17 February 13
Go through all this trouble just to show off?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: db6128 on 18:50, 17 February 13
I also thought that was unlikely to be the reason, but a couple of people did suggest it, so I was just mentioning the possibility.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 18:51, 17 February 13
For the rich people on the forum:

CONSOLE AMSTRAD-464 PLUS BOXATO | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160964534735?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 21:02, 17 February 13
Should this really go for only 10 quid?

Some UK resident, bid 25 quid for me please.
Amstrad GX4000 Console - Boxed with Burning Rubber game cart | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121065089429?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:19, 17 February 13
Ended for 10.50? Fuuuu*k...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 21:27, 17 February 13
Someone is a lucky bastard.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 23:08, 17 February 13
8 minutes to the end of the auction is not enough time for people to even see the post, let alone bid on it, sorry.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 07:49, 18 February 13
8 minutes to the end of the auction is not enough time for people to even see the post, let alone bid on it, sorry.

I didn't expect so, but it never hurts hoping.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:52, 18 February 13
I've seen quite a few GX4000s going for between 10 and 20 pounds lately. They don't seem to be as popular as one might think. There was even a "Buy Now" GX4000 on for 15 pounds and it was almost a week before it went.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 11:33, 18 February 13
I've seen quite a few GX4000s going for between 10 and 20 pounds lately. They don't seem to be as popular as one might think. There was even a "Buy Now" GX4000 on for 15 pounds and it was almost a week before it went.

That's insane.

But that means we should get them now, while they're cheap, before the electronic gurus in this community invent some clever and cheap way of making cartridges for it.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:39, 18 February 13
Bryce, I don't think those GXs you've seen were boxed and neat... otherwise I think I'd have hit one! I have a loose one naturally, time to get the full deal :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:41, 18 February 13
They weren't all boxed, but one was and went for 19 pounds. I would have taken it myself, but as so often it was UK only.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 11:47, 18 February 13
They weren't all boxed, but one was and went for 19 pounds. I would have taken it myself, but as so often it was UK only.

So who do we have from the UK who can buy them up and distribute among us?  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:03, 18 February 13
Are there forwarding services in the UK, like there are in the states? Where you can send stuff and then have it sent to you no matter what country?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:27, 19 February 13
I don't think I've seen the non-budget release before. great condition, too! Amstrad CPC ~ Friday The 13th - The Computer Game ~ Bug Byte ~ SCC ~ NEW | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-Friday-13th-Computer-Game-Bug-Byte-SCC-NEW-/170918797389?_trksid=p5197.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26itu%3DI%252BUA%26otn%3D3%26pmod%3D271153430912%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5701318178977542595&_qi=RTM1319883)



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:46, 20 February 13
Hey, if noone is bidding at this, I'd appreciate it if I could get it without a bidding war. Just saying :)


*****REPLACEMENT AMSTRAD CPC 464 KEYBOARD(1st VERSION)***** | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REPLACEMENT-AMSTRAD-CPC-464-KEYBOARD-1st-VERSION-/121066831308?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c30253dcc)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: buzby on 16:15, 20 February 13
Hi I have a bid on it has I have a none working 464 , I did put a wanted ad on here a while back for a keyboard but unfortunately no one could help at the time
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:28, 20 February 13
Good thing I asked, PM sent :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:26, 24 February 13
Just to let you know, that c65 went for the nice sum of... €6000 (including postage, though :D ). Wtf... Not even one tenth of that...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:39, 28 February 13
Here's an interesting offer: Schraube von einem Amstrad Schneider CPC6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schraube-von-einem-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC6128-/230935868982?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35c4d9b636)

Probably most interesting for 6128 owners that happen to have a screw loose! :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 13:18, 28 February 13
rotfl  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:01, 28 February 13
Hahaha amazing... well, it's 'spares' I guess. I love the description, with big letters:
Hier gibt es eine

Schraube
!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:13, 28 February 13
He's probably breaking several ebay rules, as he's only using the screw auction to advertise the 6128 and GT65 that he's hoping to sell without having to pay ebay extortion fees.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:53, 28 February 13
Here's an interesting offer: Schraube von einem Amstrad Schneider CPC6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schraube-von-einem-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC6128-/230935868982?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35c4d9b636)

Probably most interesting for 6128 owners that happen to have a screw loose! :D

Bryce.

Also, wenn ich mir die Grammatik so durchlesen, dann bekomme ich ernsthafte Zweifel an der Qualität der angebotenen Hardware, ich denke mal das ist ein Trick um Leute zu betrügen.
 
English: I doubt the offer.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:05, 28 February 13
There's nothing in the ebay rules to say that you have good grammar to post items :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:08, 28 February 13
I have a seventh sense for that things  8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 23:53, 06 March 13
Let's assemble a cheap CPC 6128:
Part 1: A screw... Cheap!!! Start is 1€ + 6.90€ shipping inside Germany...

Schraube von einem Amstrad Schneider CPC6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schraube-von-einem-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC6128-/230935868982?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item35c4d9b636)

So let's buy it and wait for the other parts, too...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 10:50, 07 March 13
Quote
Versand erfolgt sehr gut verpackt als versichertes DHL Post Paket


Ahhh, what a pity, he doesn't send it to Spain...  ;D


I guess the people of DHL will have to put a label bigger than the screw itself so it doesn't get lost!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:51, 07 March 13
Already mentioned 5 or 6 posts above. The screw is just his bate to advertise the complete CPCs he has on offer and try to avoid paying ebay fees.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:32, 10 March 13
It's the new venture by DeAgostini: build your own home computer, we provide everything you'll need in 464 weekly issues.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Badstarr on 01:11, 12 March 13
If there are any amongst you that have recently taken leave of their senses, perhaps you would be interested in this little eBay gem? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amstrad-cpc-plus-cm14-monitor-/330887278987
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[/size]Apparently the screen is fine but its "reflective" so that dubious editing has been done to protect us from the horror of a world rotated 180 degrees and is in no way intended to hide the fact that the screen is completely goosed!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:12, 21 March 13
A nice 6128 Plus with slight (?) faults:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121082602409 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121082602409)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:12, 21 March 13
Also, this thread has now passed the 1000 post mark. Wow. Maybe we should have an eBay sub-forum instead? This would facilitate discussion...
Title: WILL POST TO EUROPE
Post by: steve on 22:22, 21 March 13
Four CPC 464 computers, 3 monitors and more.

4 x Amstrad CPC 464 computers / 3 monitors / manuals / books / original games | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Amstrad-CPC-464-computers-3-monitors-manuals-books-original-games-/271176052862?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3f235a307e)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:28, 21 March 13
CM14 colour monitor, pick up from Woking, Surrey.
AMSTRAD CPC CM14 COLOR MONITOR | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-CM14-COLOR-MONITOR-/121073083757?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c3084a56d)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:51, 22 March 13
Here's a potential bargain for anyone near Essex: Amstrad CPC6128 Plus Monitor + lots of games bundle rare GX4000 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-Plus-Monitor-lots-of-games-bundle-rare-GX4000-/121082602409?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c3115e3a9)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 16:47, 22 March 13
Here's a potential bargain for anyone near Essex: Amstrad CPC6128 Plus Monitor + lots of games bundle rare GX4000 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-Plus-Monitor-lots-of-games-bundle-rare-GX4000-/121082602409?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1c3115e3a9)

Except the 'arrow keys sticking on boot' sounds suspiciously like a fecked keyboard membrane.

Trust me, I did realigned every single key on my Plus and no joy.  Put in another membrane and voila, perfecto.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 17:45, 22 March 13
I think I'll lock this thread now and create a new sub-forum for eBay topics...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 21:44, 22 March 13
This thread brings ebay auctions to everyones attention in a single thread instead of hundreds of threads and should remain, it does not prevent anyone opening a thread to discuss particular auctions if that is necessary.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 22:07, 22 March 13
Why would it be easier to follow in a single, huge thread instead of several, clear-titled ones? Plus, conversation was always problematic here...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 03:41, 23 March 13
This thread was to bring auctions to peoples attention, not really to discuss them, although that happened as well, if you have a lot of separate threads and several are discussed extensively it will drive other recent threads lower down the index page possibly to be ignored by those looking for recent auctions.

If this thread is too long you could delete the first 50-60 pages, they have served their purpose.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:24, 23 March 13
How about breaking it up per Year so that it doesn't get crazy long. ie: "Latest on ebay 2013"

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 02:51, 25 March 13
That sounds good... could even go by "Month"  as well.


What about other places like gumtree.com etc? bit of Amstrad stuff there as well...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 14:27, 01 April 13
I have just relisted on Ebay some Amstrad Computer User magazines:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290890774919 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290890774919)

and this may be of interest to our Australian members, since I am located in Sydney. Yes, I'm happy to post overseas, but postage is expensive, even printed matter.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

***  THESE HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD ***    Thank you to the purchaser.

AND a big thank you to the CPC Forum for helping me sell these !!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:27, 01 April 13
@steve: yes, it was to bring auctions to forumites' attention, but also discuss them (otherwise it'd be a closed thread). And you may be right about pushing some threads down the line, but still, how is this worse than going through a huge thread looking for a specific aution? Doesn't compute.

@Bryce/Border_7: this suggestion concedes that there's a problem with current structure, and proposes a half-solution... I see no real meaning in that, apart from having more manageable chunks of ueber-long threads. Yes, it *would* be better, but why not go al the way?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 02:40, 02 April 13
Fergus944,


These look like ACU mags  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 04:51, 02 April 13
Thank you Border_7, yes they are Amstrad Computer User, and I have now modified my original message.  I have already sold the Amstrad Action, and I am confused between the two, as usual.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: archcosmo on 07:50, 02 April 13
fergus7 - sounds interesting!
I'll put a bid on your magazines before the auction closes as I can collect them from you
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:15, 05 April 13
I know it's not a CPC, but there are a few Coco fans here too and I've haven't seen one in this good a condition for a very long time: Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer 1 (Coco) | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Tandy-TRS-80-Color-Computer-1-Coco-/321098893504?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item4ac2fc48c0)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 17:05, 05 April 13
Wow that CoCo does look nice.
I have a soft spot for the CoCo range as these were the computers I used a High School.
 
I have a few CoCo's  :-X  1,2,& 3...but my Original is nowhere near as tidy as that one.
I got it off the original owner and he had done heaps of mods inside and it was so heavily used the silver has worn off a fair bit of it through to the black plastic. I intend restoring this at some point...needs a respray. still works though.
 
I do have a couple of mint boxed CoCo 2's though.
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:17, 05 April 13
Never used one, but it looks very nice and retro :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 08:59, 06 April 13
I have just listed a Multiface II on Ebay -
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290893339803 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290893339803)

I am located in Australia, but will post worldwide.

John Ferguson


*** THIS HAS NOW BEEN SOLD ***
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Siorah on 03:04, 09 April 13
lots of disks here 3" for those that need blanks:




AMSTRAD CPC, PCW, SPECTRUM, TATUNG EINSTEIN BLANK 3" DISK DISC | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200913683669)


Edit, I bought them all. Who wants to volunteer archiving the software on them?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 10:25, 09 April 13
Hi!


I'm particularly interested in PCW software, and I can dump them. Only thing is, I live in Spain.


If you don't find anyone near to where you live and you don't mind sending them, I'd dump them and return them to you as fast as I can.


Regards,
Rob
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Siorah on 10:34, 09 April 13
hiya rob, I'll see who else is available, because i'm not sure my 6128 can read PCW format, and my PCW256 has dead drives (needs new belts) so yea, my pcw is pretty much out of commission for this task.


I got all 60 due to the fact there could be important software to archive for prosperity, and we didn't then have them split up. but as well as i need about 45 disks for school :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ivanzx on 23:20, 10 April 13
Hello everybody,
 
Although I am more of a ZX Spectrum fan, I usually post in WoS and other Spectrum forums, I have a rare spanish CPC game for sale in ebay, so maybe somebody would be interested :) 
The game is Stroper:
Stroper - Zigurat - Amstrad CPC - No Spectrum | eBay (http://www.ebay.es/itm/Stroper-Zigurat-Amstrad-CPC-No-Spectrum-/111046801311?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item19dae7b79f)

Of course, dont hesitate to contact me for questions ;)

Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 23:29, 10 April 13
Welcome Ivanzx!

Thankyou for visiting. I hope you sell your game.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 10:33, 11 April 13
@Ivanzx: You might want to try listing it in amibay too as that's often a different cross section of potential buyers...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:20, 13 April 13
Three NC200s for spares, they look in pristine condition, but seller only ships to the UK (dammit):
Job Lot of 3 x Amstrad Notebook NC200 Vintage Computers - Spares / Repair | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Job-Lot-3-x-Amstrad-Notebook-NC200-Vintage-Computers-Spares-Repair-/111050665073?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19db22ac71&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 00:26, 14 April 13
Nothing special about this one but the colour of the diskette:


Amstrad PCW 8 x Joyce 3" Disk 720kB neu | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-PCW-8-x-Joyce-3-Disk-720kB-neu-/321105800736?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item4ac365ae20)


I've seen them in blue, but rosa is total new for me  :D  .... little "shock" indeed ....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 04:30, 14 April 13
That label seems to be a prank (pink disc). It's a CF2D and not DD, so... no 720 KO (KB).
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 22:05, 16 April 13
This is mildly interesting indeed :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 05:01, 17 April 13
Today I have listed three Amstrad books on Ebay

Child's Guide to the Amstrad Micro -
eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d�r (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/290900433919?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)

BASIC Programming on the AMSTRAD Computers  - 
eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d�r (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/290900445892?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)

Fifty Learning Programs for the Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128   -   
eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d�r (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/290900078921?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)

I am located in Sydney, Australia, but will post worldwide - ask me for a postage quote.


*** ALL THESE HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD ***

John Ferguson

Best wishes.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:56, 21 April 13
LEATHER GODDESSES OF PHOBOS for the PCW. Yours for the tiny sum of... £300! He-he-heh...


◄► LEATHER GODDESSES OF PHOBOS - INFOCOM 1986 - AMSTRAD PCW - COMPLETE (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEATHER-GODDESSES-PHOBOS-INFOCOM-1986-AMSTRAD-PCW-COMPLETE-/130885523614?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e7962989e&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:55, 21 April 13
Yeah, but he does guarantee that it's "untested, it should still work". :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:57, 21 April 13
"Here's 300 quid in monopoly monies. Haven't tested them in a bank, but they should work".
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 06:47, 22 April 13
"Here's 300 quid in monopoly monies. Haven't tested them in a bank, but they should work".


LOL - I've got some games on tape that I haven't used since 1991. You can have the lot for $250. Some of the magnetic tape has become powdery... but I'm sure they still work  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: AMSDOS on 10:25, 23 April 13

LOL - I've got some games on tape that I haven't used since 1991. You can have the lot for $250. Some of the magnetic tape has become powdery... but I'm sure they still work  ;D


Anything serious or of programming interest?
Title: Re: Interesting CPC in Australia
Post by: 00WReX on 10:28, 23 April 13
As someone who is interested by the different revisions of CPC (both internal & external differences) as well as the slight differences for the different markets (Spanish/French/German etc) I find this CPC 464 that has just come up on ebay Australia very interesting.
 
Amstrad CPC 464 Computer complete with original boxes | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Computer-complete-with-original-boxes-/321111812445?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item4ac3c1695d)
 
I have even contacted the owner to verify some things and he has been extremely helpful and is the original purchaser who purchased it from the usual retail outlet that was selling them in Australia at the time.
 
Straight up you will notice that it is the original tall key 464 with the brown keys as used on the original Schneider (German) version.
The case on top is marked with the usual (original) Amstrad badge and the cassette door has the usual colour markings not the Schneider one, even though the cassette record button is also the brown version. After contacting the seller he provided a few more photos. The sticker/badge on the bottom of the CPC is the Schneider version (so German text). On bootup the computer shows the "Awa" distributor message (so intended for the Australian market).
The seller has assured me this is exactly how he purchased this in Australia and it is untouched and never been opened up or things swapped etc.
The seller was not aware of the differences and just thought it was an everyday (normal) CPC.
I have never seen another one like it in all the years I have been looking at Amstrad CPC stuff.
The seller was even nice enough to scan me the DDI brochure (with the Awa-Thorn distributor details) and emailed them to me. I will upload them soon to the Awa section of the wiki.
Sounds to me like for a short period of time they ran out of some bits and used what they had. Still makes for an interesting CPC (well for me at least).
I would like to buy it but Brisbane is a very long way from where I am and the postage costs would be high.
Attached are the extra pictures the seller sent me.
[attachimg=1]
[attachimg=2]
[attachimg=3]
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:48, 23 April 13
Interesting mix. It must be one of the very first ones. Does he know exactly when he bought it?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 11:18, 23 April 13
He thinks around mid 85...looking at the serial number, I think the last part translates to the 5th month 1985.
This does tie in with the fact it also comes with a CTM-644 monitor and not the CTM-640. The 664 was out by that date.
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 14:18, 23 April 13
Were the keys originally brown, or were they originally grey keys that have since yellowed with age?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 14:32, 23 April 13
Were the keys originally brown, or were they originally grey keys that have since yellowed with age?
Definitely Brown. I have a early Schneider (tall key version) and the keyboard is exactly the same.
Only the later low key version 464 has the grey keys (I have one of those as well and the colour is quite different).
 
This can also be seen on the "Keyboard Versions" page of the wiki (although that does say grey next to the tall key version, that part of the description is wrong).
 
Keyboard Versions - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Keyboard_Versions)
 
Below is a picture of my Schneider...and below that my grey key 464.
 
[attachimg=1]
 
[attachimg=2]
 
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:33, 23 April 13
I don't think they yellow like that... same colour as the tape drive key, too.

PS ooh, your gray 464 is beautiful!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 15:21, 23 April 13
I have listed another two items on Ebay

Colossus 4 Bridge for the Amstrad 6128

eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d�r (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/290904066355?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)


and the Tomahawk Flight Simulator

eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d�r (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/290900467039?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)

As I have said in my earlier post regarding three Amstrad books on Ebay, I live in Sydney Australia, and am happy to post worldwide - ask me for a quote
if you are interested.

Best Wishes

John Ferguson

*** ALL THESE HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD ***

John Ferguson
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:33, 23 April 13
Tomahawk was one of my favourite games back then. Unfortunately I recently discovered, that the LensLock only works on screens up to about 15in. My 19in screen is too big to use it, so I couldn't play the game :(

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 17:02, 23 April 13
When the disk is one sided only:
Copy a cracked version on side B ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:54, 23 April 13
Tomahawk was one of my favourite games back then. Unfortunately I recently discovered, that the LensLock only works on screens up to about 15in. My 19in screen is too big to use it, so I couldn't play the game :(

Bryce.

If you like Tomahawk, then you will love Gunship. Give it a try.
Title: Re: Interesting CPC in Australia
Post by: Border_7 on 02:27, 24 April 13
As someone who is interested by the different revisions of CPC (both internal & external differences) as well as the slight differences for the different markets (Spanish/French/German etc) I find this CPC 464 that has just come up on ebay Australia very interesting.
 
Amstrad CPC 464 Computer complete with original boxes | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Computer-complete-with-original-boxes-/321111812445?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item4ac3c1695d)
 
I have even contacted the owner to verify some things and he has been extremely helpful and is the original purchaser who purchased it from the usual retail outlet that was selling them in Australia at the time.
 
Straight up you will notice that it is the original tall key 464 with the brown keys as used on the original Schneider (German) version.
The case on top is marked with the usual (original) Amstrad badge and the cassette door has the usual colour markings not the Schneider one, even though the cassette record button is also the brown version. After contacting the seller he provided a few more photos. The sticker/badge on the bottom of the CPC is the Schneider version (so German text). On bootup the computer shows the "Awa" distributor message (so intended for the Australian market).
The seller has assured me this is exactly how he purchased this in Australia and it is untouched and never been opened up or things swapped etc.
The seller was not aware of the differences and just thought it was an everyday (normal) CPC.
I have never seen another one like it in all the years I have been looking at Amstrad CPC stuff.
The seller was even nice enough to scan me the DDI brochure (with the Awa-Thorn distributor details) and emailed them to me. I will upload them soon to the Awa section of the wiki.
Sounds to me like for a short period of time they ran out of some bits and used what they had. Still makes for an interesting CPC (well for me at least).
I would like to buy it but Brisbane is a very long way from where I am and the postage costs would be high.
Attached are the extra pictures the seller sent me.
[attachimg=1]
[attachimg=2]
[attachimg=3]
 
Cheers,
Shane


Wow that is an interesting 464 (rare hybrid?). Are you going to buy it???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 02:29, 24 April 13

Anything serious or of programming interest?


No, just games... and I was only joking...they have had the gong! Trying to sell them wouldn't be very appropriate of me.


BTW, Theres a CPC664 for sale in Victoria, AU:


Amstrad CPC 664 Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-CPC-664-Computer-/230964967917?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item35c695b9ed&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1414)


Don't see these often!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 03:10, 24 April 13

Wow that is an interesting 464 (rare hybrid?). Are you going to buy it???

 
It is interesting, but no I'm not going to buy it.
I'm pretty much done with my Vintage computer collection. I have simply run out of room.
I have one room in the house that is mine (well I've taken it over anyway), if my collection spills outside that then I would not be in the good books with the wife.
I also have 3 teenage kids that have their own rooms, so if I can get them to start sharing a room I could have more space  ;) .
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 08:12, 24 April 13
Ha Ha Ha


Yes, Wife + Kids getting a bit in the way there! Need to build a mega man cave  :D 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:31, 24 April 13
When the disk is one sided only:
Copy a cracked version on side B ;)

As a 464 owner, I only had the tape version.

I played Gunship quite a bit too, but I preferred Tomahawk.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: AMSDOS on 14:14, 24 April 13

No, just games... and I was only joking...they have had the gong! Trying to sell them wouldn't be very appropriate of me.


BTW, Theres a CPC664 for sale in Victoria, AU:


Amstrad CPC 664 Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-CPC-664-Computer-/230964967917?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item35c695b9ed&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1414)


Don't see these often!


Has since got the hammer, surprised it went for $184.50 and just has the Green Screen, seems a bit rich.  ???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: awergh on 12:09, 15 May 13
Someone listed Tobruk on ebay :) (well I found the unsold listing but they finally relisted) and its on tape which aparently isn't on the internet anywhere not cpc power or anywhere so I guess only the disk version has been dumped.
When I asked about it before they seemed to be ok with posting it to AU but I can't bid on it right now so someone else could buy it and dump instead maybe?
I guess it depends if they can reply or if its easier to just get someone else to dump it since I've never actually done that.
Then I can have dual 464 action assuming I can just use a laplink cable to connect them together.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140974234236 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140974234236)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:29, 19 May 13
Ah damn, ended. Anyone got it? Only one bid!
Title: 464PLUS
Post by: steve on 13:29, 26 May 13
464PLUS tape door missing but seems to be working. amstrad 464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amstrad-464-/321132153013?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ac4f7c8b5)
Tapes do not load so probably needs a new drive belt.
Collection only, from Gravesend, Kent.
Title: CPC6128 nice collection
Post by: steve on 13:42, 26 May 13
CPC6128 with Printer, Cassette recorder and some games, collection only from Spalding, Lincolnshire.
Amstrad CPC 6128 + Monitor + DMP 3160 Printer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-Monitor-DMP-3160-Printer-/140980542087?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20d3185a87)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fgbrain on 23:43, 05 June 13
nobody mentioned these outrageous bids:

Multiface Two boxed
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140977177999?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Approximately EUR 85.40 >:(

5 dk’Tronics Amstrad CPC add-ons
5 DK’Tronics Amstrad CPC Add Ons | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171043534835?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Winning bid:EUR 431.00          :o :o


Old CPC hardware is getting very expensive...Perhaps very rare with high demand!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TotO on 00:12, 06 June 13
No software or manuals, untested, sold as not working... :-\
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 00:20, 06 June 13
£73 for a mint multiface 2 in box... well, I don't think I've ever seen one in a box go up on ebay before, so it might not be a bad deal...

The dk'tronics stuff seems probably overpriced, but I'm not really sure.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:25, 06 June 13
Yeah, that's the standard price for a MultiFace in that condition. The DK stuff is definitely over-priced.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Munchausen on 18:01, 14 June 13
Another multiface that looks as though it will sell sky high (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-MULTIFACE-TWO-MADE-BY-ROMANTIC-ROBOT-UK-untested-attic-find-/161045539957).



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 12:29, 15 June 13
A boxed NC100: Amstrad notepad computer NC100 nearly new boxed | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-notepad-computer-NC100-nearly-new-boxed-/300917715865?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123)


I wanted it, but seller can't change it from UK-only...:(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Flonky_Tash on 17:38, 18 June 13
Good afternoon, I have put up for sale my Amstrad DDI-1 disk drive and interface if anybody is interested, cheers.

Amstrad CPC Disk Drive | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181160519593?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)

Edit: Link fixed
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 19:37, 18 June 13
Wow, not surprised it didn't hang around long at that price :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 22:06, 20 June 13
20 quid? OMG.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: darren_edd on 19:31, 23 June 13
Hi,
I just wanted to drop a note on the ebay page to say that I am clearing out all my Amstrad games.
130 of them, I have now dropped them all to £1.99 to clear them out.


I wanted to see if regular users wanted any before other traders snap them up and re-sell them.


I have had a few already snapped up by other traders to put straight in there shop.


But open to anyone, to boost collection, re-sale , back up copies or buy to trade.


Amstrad CPC -Single Cassette -Sale @ £1.99 each in TDS Retro (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TDS-Retro-Gaming-CBM64NOVO/Amstrad-/_i.html?_fsub=4592611014&_sid=988304744&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322)


Genuine Sale all down to £1.99 They are being updated as I type this by Turbo Lister.


Many thanks for the chance to post this, I will ship worldwide and multiple purchase will have postage combined.
Thanks
Title: 6128PLUS - post Worldwide
Post by: steve on 17:06, 29 June 13
RARE!!! - post worldwide - 6128PLUS.

AMSTRAD CPC 6128 PLUS 3 INCH DISK COMPUTER CONSOLE | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-PLUS-3-INCH-DISK-COMPUTER-CONSOLE-/360686029209?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item53fa900999)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 20:20, 29 June 13
If you're in France, a currently very cheap (€2.50) 664 with an hour to go: http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151067514071 (http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151067514071) The keys look very faded though...

I would have bid myself but he states about 4 times that he only ships within France.
Title: CM14 Monitor - post Worldwide
Post by: steve on 12:32, 30 June 13
You might need this if you buy the 6128+ posted above.

AMSTRAD CPC PLUS CM14 COLOUR MONITOR | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-PLUS-CM14-COLOUR-MONITOR-/360686042609?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item53fa903df1)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 05:00, 06 July 13
Well it appears that 2 bidders have pushed the price of the 6128+, mentioned 3 posts up, to £102  :o and there are still 2 days to go, yet the colour monitor which is being sold separately is still only 99p. ???
Title: Re: 6128PLUS - post Worldwide
Post by: dcdrac on 21:54, 08 July 13
RARE!!! - post worldwide - 6128PLUS.

AMSTRAD CPC 6128 PLUS 3 INCH DISK COMPUTER CONSOLE | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-PLUS-3-INCH-DISK-COMPUTER-CONSOLE-/360686029209?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item53fa900999)
 
This winging its way to me, finally got one
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:05, 08 July 13
Congratulations, I was starting to feel guilty for posting the auction here thinking I was responsible for the price climbing so high, but I don't think it had that much effect. :-\
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 22:21, 08 July 13
it was summer madness on my part hahahahah
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 22:24, 08 July 13
Just seen this
 
AMSTRAD CPC 6128 PLUS 3 INCH DISK COMPUTER CONSOLE Not Commodore Amiga | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-PLUS-3-INCH-DISK-COMPUTER-CONSOLE-Not-Commodore-Amiga-/261242539938?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3cd344cfa2)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:16, 09 July 13
Really love those machines, have fun with it :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 19:55, 11 July 13
Crap! There goes our chance to finally have a complete version of "Frankie Crashed on Jupiter". :( I was hoping to win the auction but there's no way I'd pay 307 Euros for it (don't know of Quiwi's rarity and if it has been transferred to a dsk file).

CPC: Kingsoft: Quiwi mit 400 Fragen + Box Frankie Crashed on Jupiter | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/300927384343?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Note: The only version of "Frankie ..." I have found so far, does not feature the second side of the disk, so no graphics.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 11:02, 12 July 13
Don't be sad, I think CPCManiaco got that auction...


On the other hand, it seems that the auction includes the box of FCoJ, but not the actual game.


Let's see what happens when the games arrive.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 12:22, 12 July 13
Don't be sad, I think CPCManiaco got that auction...
:)

Quote
On the other hand, it seems that the auction includes the box of FCoJ, but not the actual game.

Let's see what happens when the games arrive.
Ouch, you're right! It just says Box for FcoJ. :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 13:37, 12 July 13
Today is your lucky day!


I was talking to CPCManiaco and he already had a copy of FCoJ, and said that a full dump will be available at cpc-power once it comes online again.


 ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 14:36, 12 July 13
Today is your lucky day!


I was talking to CPCManiaco and he already had a copy of FCoJ, and said that a full dump will be available at cpc-power once it comes online again.


 ;)
YAY!!! :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:22, 12 July 13
Oooh another game! Woo-hoo!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 19:25, 12 July 13
That other 6128+ is now at £92 so maybe they are worth more than I realised 8) .
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:06, 12 July 13
They usually go for GBP100-120 I'd say...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:58, 12 July 13
307 Euros for one game and an empty box? I really don't know how this guy get's his crap sold for that much. Is that a fake auction?
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 10:22, 13 July 13
I have just listed on Ebay two books: AMSTRAD Advanced Users Guide by Daniel Martin, and The Ins and Outs of the AMSTRAD by Don Thomasson.
Starting price is $8 plus post for them both.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290945371493 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290945371493)

Thanks

John Ferguson, Sydney Australia.

** Note - these two books have now been sold **

John Ferguson
Title: Great condition 6128...
Post by: Gryzor on 19:26, 14 July 13
Well, I'm in the market for a mint-looking 6128, but this went quite high:


AMSTRAD CPC 6128 - Working & Refurbished | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-Working-Refurbished-/151076211742?ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:GB:1120&autorefresh=true)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Amtix on 19:36, 14 July 13
I should know...my bid of £55.00 for that exact listing was easy torpedo'd out of the water!
Title: Re: Frankie Crashed on Jupiter
Post by: Nich on 16:11, 16 July 13
I was talking to CPCManiaco and he already had a copy of FCoJ, and said that a full dump will be available at cpc-power once it comes online again.
I managed to grab CPCManiaco's dump of Frankie Crashed on Jupiter shortly before CPC-POWER went down as I was aware that only side 1 of the disc was available on the Internet. I recently uploaded a deprotected version of the game to NVG:

ftp://ftp.nvg.ntnu.no/pub/cpc/games/adventur/text/frankcra.zip

What I don't quite understand is why a German company would release a fully English-language text adventure for a German market?! ???
Title: Re: Frankie Crashed on Jupiter
Post by: TFM on 21:45, 16 July 13
What I don't quite understand is why a German company would release a fully English-language text adventure for a German market?! ???
Because we Germans think in an global scale. The usage of English language is common to us. Most of us speak two, three or more languages. [nb]While Americans obviously speak only one language, and this is questionable ;-)[/nb] Further there is no Need to insist in small nationalistic thoughts and bothering the rest of the world by using a non-world-language.

Or maybe they just did a single English version for all Countries to save Money, that was actually quite common back the day.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:28, 16 July 13
Or because they wanted to make the most money and the majority of Amstrad users were in the UK? Much more likely.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:54, 16 July 13
Or because they wanted to make the most money and the majority of Amstrad users were in the UK? Much more likely.

Bryce.
Or maybe they just did a single English version for all Countries to save Money, that was actually quite common back the day.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:27, 17 July 13
A text adventure with two sides? How much text is there? Obviously no compression to speak of?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:28, 17 July 13
Hahaha!


"Currently carring (sic):
An Amstrad presentation tape
An arcade quality joystick"


I wonder where this is going...

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Nich on 12:09, 18 July 13
A text adventure with two sides? How much text is there? Obviously no compression to speak of?
Side 2 of Frankie Crashed on Jupiter contains all the pictures that accompany the text.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 22:23, 18 July 13
Huh. But how do you use them?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:21, 26 July 13
CPC6128 for few bucks...
 
Schneider cpc 6128 Computer nicht 464 mit Disketten Laufwerk | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-cpc-6128-Computer-nicht-464-mit-Disketten-Laufwerk-/300939091264?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item46115e1d40)
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:31, 26 July 13
Looks a bit battered in the left corner :(

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:15, 26 July 13
What can you expect for that money?
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 01:49, 27 July 13
Huh. But how do you use them?

You're asked to switch the disc, and it loads the images automatically. Otherwise you only see text.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 05:12, 29 July 13
I have now listed on Ebay the "Amstrad 464 664 6128 Users Omnibus" for sale.  See the following

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290953084126 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290953084126)

I am happy to post overseas - please ask me for a postage quote.

John Ferguson
Sydney, Australia

***This item is now sold***
J Ferguson
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:37, 30 July 13
Really like that book. Is it only me? :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 21:42, 30 July 13
Not just you, I have two copies, the first I bought new, it had a whole chunk of repeated pages in it, so a few years ago I bought another copy off ebay to see if it was the same. :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 07:03, 01 August 13
I have listed a copy of the AMSTRAD 6128 User Instructions (the manual that came with the machine) on Ebay at

THE Amstrad 6128 User Instructions | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/290954648347?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)

and the Enid Blyton Famous Five game for the AMSTRAD 6128 at

Blyton Famous Five Adventure Game FOR Amstrad 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/290954653811?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)

I am happy to post overseas. Please ask me for a postage quote so I know where you live. For example to post to France, the 130 gram Enid Blyton game pack would be AUD 18 by airmail or AUD 11 by sea mail.

Thanks

John Ferguson, Sydney, Australia


***These items are now sold***

J Ferguson
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:04, 01 August 13
Ohhh Enid Blyton... =)


You have set your auction Australia only, is that correct?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: John Ferguson on 01:47, 03 August 13
No, it's not correct.  I am happy to post overseas   The "Australia only" is set automatically by Ebay because I have not specified the cost of overseas postage.  If you wish, I'll get a postage quote for you.

John Ferguson
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 14:56, 11 August 13
Another 6128 Plus for sale
Amstrad 6128 + (plus) boxed (RARE) + Amstrad GX4000 boxed with games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-plus-boxed-RARE-Amstrad-GX4000-boxed-with-games-/130965264487?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e7e235867)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 17:09, 11 August 13
Another 6128 Plus for sale
Amstrad 6128 + (plus) boxed (RARE) + Amstrad GX4000 boxed with games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-plus-boxed-RARE-Amstrad-GX4000-boxed-with-games-/130965264487?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item1e7e235867)

Hm, I'd like to bid on the GX4000 and the games. Don't have much use for the CPC6128+ though.
Anyone interested in that one, in case I bid and win? And what would you be willing to pay for it?
Then maybe we could lure the seller into shipping it as two packages.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 18:28, 11 August 13
He's only shipping to the UK, so he may not accept your bid.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 19:36, 11 August 13
He's only shipping to the UK, so he may not accept your bid.

I noticed, but I've asked if he's willing to ship to Denmark.  :)
Also asked if he's willing to send in two packages.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 23:30, 11 August 13
I'm actually pretty tempted by this, very keen to get a 6128+ and it's local to me as well! :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 15:38, 12 August 13
I'm actually pretty tempted by this, very keen to get a 6128+ and it's local to me as well! :)

How local? As in you can just drive there to pick up?

I've received a reply from the seller. He's willing to ship to Denmark. He's also willing to split the items into two packages and send to different locations.
Let's talk on IRC.
Title: 464 PLUS - collection only from Gravesend, Kent.
Post by: steve on 14:40, 17 August 13
464 PLUS - collection only

21 hours left currently £20 amstrad 464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amstrad-464-/321183260967?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ac803a127)

Includes colour monitor.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 13:59, 31 August 13
One for Bryce probably, a very expensive but nice looking Acorn Atom: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-ACORN-ATOM-COMPUTER-VGC/290930725208 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-ACORN-ATOM-COMPUTER-VGC/290930725208)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CanonMan on 18:34, 31 August 13
That guy has a habit of buying computers using the same eBay account and then relisting them a couple of weeks or so later, at two or three times the price he paid for them. His name is mud over on the Acorn forum....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:12, 01 September 13
500 quid? Fuck...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 20:48, 01 September 13
And is only posting to the UK. The swine!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:56, 01 September 13
One for Bryce probably, a very expensive but nice looking Acorn Atom: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-ACORN-ATOM-COMPUTER-VGC/290930725208 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-ACORN-ATOM-COMPUTER-VGC/290930725208)

Why for me?? I wouldn't pay that kind of price!! I'd like an Atom, but I'm not mad!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fergus944 on 19:05, 02 September 13
A copy of the Amstrad 6128 User Instructions is up for sale on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290969172370 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290969172370)

This is a second copy that I had (the other sold a month ago).

John Ferguson
Sydney, Australia
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 20:48, 02 September 13
Not ebay but someone has put up a 6128+ on adverts.ie if anyone's interested? It's untested and it's just the machine but he is willing to post and takes Paypal.

http://www.adverts.ie/arcade-retro/amstrad-6128-plus-computer/3687544 (http://www.adverts.ie/arcade-retro/amstrad-6128-plus-computer/3687544)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 09:02, 15 September 13
Did anyone paste a link to this CPC6128+ yet?
Amstrad cpc 6128 plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc-6128-plus-/281165938414?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4176cbbeee)

Only 10 hours left.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Joss on 12:39, 15 September 13
There is another one in Germany:
Amstrad Schneider CPC 6128+ inkl. Monitor bunt | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/141060408827?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 21:13, 19 September 13
Incredible!, a book just sold on ebay for £66, it's called "subroutines for the Amstrad CPC464 + 664".
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:17, 19 September 13




Versand nach:
Deutschland


Tsk...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 21:27, 19 September 13
Translation please.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:02, 19 September 13
It's Xesrjb, just contact him and he will ship to other countries too - I guess.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: xesrjb on 22:40, 19 September 13
shipping worldwide!!!

xesrjb
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:04, 20 September 13
shipping worldwide!!!

xesrjb


What happened to the SF2 you tried to sell? [nb]Ok, maybe you realized that you forgot to put FutureOS on it, to get a better price  ;D [/nb]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay - 464 6128 CTM bundle in Victoria, Australia.
Post by: 00WReX on 05:15, 21 September 13
Not a bad little bundle in Victoria, Australia.

CPC 464, 6128 & CTM 640 Colour Monitor.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/wzIAAOxyI5VSNZGA/$T2eC16FHJHoFGliv3c64BSNZG!Lizg~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/wzIAAOxyI5VSNZGA/$T2eC16FHJHoFGliv3c64BSNZG!Lizg~~60_57.JPG)

TWO Amstrad PC'S in Melbourne, VIC | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Two-Amstrad-PCs/121176489990?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D333005%26algo%3DRIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D12%26meid%3D1430395177417309529%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D171126167907%26)


Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: duk_duw on 15:29, 21 September 13
good to see!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:46, 21 September 13
For people like me, who like the real hardware this comes in convenient:


Amstrad Schneider CPC 3" Disketten 135 x Spiele | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-3-Disketten-135-x-Spiele-/141066953427?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item20d83ee2d3)




I would buy it, if I wouldn't have already a fair stock of it (for my games...).
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Post by: Border_7 on 10:04, 23 September 13
Not a bad little bundle in Victoria, Australia.

CPC 464, 6128 & CTM 640 Colour Monitor.


Cheers,
Shane



Crikey! wow
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:21, 23 September 13
On ebay now, 2 DDI-1+FDI-1. They've got reserves on though, so bidding might be a bit painful...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141070429455 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141070429455)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141070422755 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141070422755)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 03:04, 26 September 13
Not quite Ebay - but New Zealand's 'TradeMe' has a few treasures from time to time:


Amstrad CPC464 | Trade Me (http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vintage/auction-643092023.htm)



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:04, 26 September 13
Not quite Ebay - but New Zealand's 'TradeMe' has a few treasures from time to time:
I wouldn't pay that for a 464 though!

Whereabouts in NZ are you? I sometimes go over around Christmas time to visit my sister in Auckland and also try to get to the South to do some tramping. Probably won't be for another couple of years now though - couldn't afford it this year and my sister is coming back to the UK next year... :(

Oh, and my sister raves about trademe too... I think half the stuff she buys she found on there!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 01:49, 27 September 13
I wouldn't pay that for a 464 though!

Whereabouts in NZ are you? I sometimes go over around Christmas time to visit my sister in Auckland and also try to get to the South to do some tramping. Probably won't be for another couple of years now though - couldn't afford it this year and my sister is coming back to the UK next year... :(

Oh, and my sister raves about trademe too... I think half the stuff she buys she found on there!


I used to live in Nelson - Top of the South Island. Awesome place! Moved back to Australia some years ago now... Yeah TradeMe isn't too bad! We were in Auckland a few months ago... I forget how chilly it gets there...especially down south.


It is far to come from the UK that's for sure :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: xesrjb on 18:43, 27 September 13
@TFM

Done!!

xesrjb
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 20:15, 03 October 13
I just stumbled across this:
amstrad dktronics 6128 mouse interface | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amstrad-dktronics-6128-mouse-interface-/141071275884?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20d880d76c)

Interesting to anyone?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:44, 03 October 13
Looks interesting. Does somebody know if this kind was sold a lot, or is it something very rare?

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:41, 03 October 13
It's not that rare, there were loads of them.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 11:13, 04 October 13
Is it possible to use the AMX mouse with this or do you need the AMX version interface?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:15, 04 October 13
No, I think it had its own mouse that wasn't compatible with the AMX mouse.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:08, 04 October 13
The AMX mouse used an own adapter to plug into the joystick port of the CPC.






Well, never saw that dk'tronics mouse before, but if it is that common, it may make sense to support it.

Shite! Now it ended already.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:21, 04 October 13
Nice original Amstrad analogue Joystick for the 6128 Plus.


Retro Amstrad Joystick AJ - 5 Used | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Amstrad-Joystick-AJ-5-Used-/390670472124?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item5af5c653bc)


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Post by: mr_lou on 20:24, 04 October 13
Nice original Amstrad analogue Joystick for the 6128 Plus.
Retro Amstrad Joystick AJ - 5 Used | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Amstrad-Joystick-AJ-5-Used-/390670472124?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item5af5c653bc)

This is nice indeed. I'm gonna bid on it.
Shame I'm left handed. The buttons are on the wrong side for me. But oh well.  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:25, 04 October 13
Did already put 5 Pound on it, but at the end it will a more anyway. So good luck!

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Post by: Bryce on 20:26, 04 October 13
You're also on the wrong side of the water to bid on it too :(   Postage to UK only.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 20:29, 04 October 13
You're also on the wrong side of the water to bid on it too :(   Postage to UK only.

I'm a rebel. I bid anyway.
(No I ask seller of course if he's willing to ship to Denmark first).  :)

EDIT: But officially, I'm a rebel.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:56, 04 October 13
If TFM bid 5 pounds on it and you bid too, why is only one bid showing?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:15, 04 October 13
That's easy to explain: In Denmark electricity is very expansive. so they slow down the electrons in the cables to save money. That means if you press "Bid" then it takes them 7 hours until the bit arrives  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 06:52, 05 October 13
If TFM bid 5 pounds on it and you bid too, why is only one bid showing?

Officially I'm still waiting for sellers reply about being willing to ship to Denmark.

Unofficially, TFM's explanation is totally valid, because I'm a rebel so I have of course bid without waiting for sellers reply on this question.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 11:25, 05 October 13
Did already put 5 Pound on it, but at the end it will a more anyway. So good luck!

Um.....  don't you live in Germany?
So what if you win, and seller won't ship to Germany?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:11, 05 October 13
Rebels don't care about that  ;) [nb]Well live in usa, but shipping goes to Germany.[/nb]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 15:31, 08 October 13
CPC 464 + Green Screen + DDI-1 in Canberra, Australia.
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Amstrad CPC 64 Vintage Computer Games Software Manuals P UP Fraser ACT in South (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-CPC-64-Vintage-Computer-Games-Software-Manuals-P-Up-Fraser-ACT-/251350526582?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item3a85a8aa76)

 
CPC 464 + Green Screen in Victoria, Australia.
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Vintage Amstrad CPC 464 Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Amstrad-CPC-464-Computer-/251354111851?pt=AU_Computers_Vintage&hash=item3a85df5f6b)

 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:08, 08 October 13
Both look like they are in pretty good physical condition too :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:05, 08 October 13
This is nice indeed. I'm gonna bid on it.


Did you get the joystick, or was it somebody else?


If yes, could you do a simple test for me?

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 21:11, 08 October 13
Did you get the joystick, or was it somebody else?

If yes, could you do a simple test for me?

Yea I got it, but seller isn't returning to me about price for shipment.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:14, 08 October 13
Then GOOD LUCK with that. Can't be too much.


Could you try to check out if this joystick works on a Plus machine with the Plus Version of FutureOS?? I only had one chance to test it with real hardware ever (with a different joystick). Your help really would be appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 21:31, 08 October 13
Could you try to check out if this joystick works on a Plus machine with the Plus Version of FutureOS?? I only had one chance to test it with real hardware ever (with a different joystick). Your help really would be appreciated. :)

No promises.
I've thought about checking out FutureOS, but it's not exactly high on my priority list.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:39, 08 October 13
Then GOOD LUCK with that. Can't be too much.


Could you try to check out if this joystick works on a Plus machine with the Plus Version of FutureOS?? I only had one chance to test it with real hardware ever (with a different joystick). Your help really would be appreciated. :)

It's easy to convert an old PC analogue joystick (which you can easily and cheaply get on ebay) to CPC analogue. Then you can test FutureOS all you want. I can make you one if you want.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:22, 09 October 13
Good idea. And if you can make one, please test with your 6128 Plus, because I can't access my Plus before May 2014  :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:55, 10 October 13
[Rant_Mode]
ebay rant: So the people at ebay took a look at their sorting system and decided it was still too easy to find things, so that had to be changed!
Now, when for example you are in Classic Computers or whatever and click on the list of brands, they're no longer alphabetically sorted, oh no, that would be too easy, the twats have gone a changed it to being sorted by how many items of that brand are on offer! Who the hell searches by amount of offers?? If I'm looking for an Amstrad, I'm hardly going to pick a Commodore just because there's more of them!! So finding a brand to click on, means going through the list entire list instead just scanning quickly down to brand.

Have these guys no idea how people buy stuff? Don't they use ebay? I'm sure this isn't just a problem for Classic Computers, buying almost anything I would look for a certain brand rather than how many are on offer?

[/Rant_Mode]

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 19:04, 10 October 13
Don't forget that 90% of the humans out there are already zombies, they just buy.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:23, 10 October 13
Don't forget that 90% of the humans out there are already zombies, they just buy.


I take exception to that statement  >:(

I just bought 2x Acorn Electrons and a Plus 1 on Amibay. I didn't need them, and I definitely don't need 2 but I don't have any so I bought them anyway. At lunchtime I had to take my old father to the Doctors and while I was waiting I went to the charity shop in town and bought Tekken 5 for €2. Not sure when I'll play it as I have over 500 titles I still have to play not including ROM images.... I prefer to think of myself as a hoarder  :P

The really sad thing was Bryce had seen me declare interest in the Acorn Electrons and was waiting for an email from me looking to see what else I could buy for them  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 23:12, 10 October 13
eBay every now and then breaks things that used to work just fine - how advanced searches are done and saved, RSS feeds, now this... I guess their usability testers are untrained monkeys.


Regarding the analogue joystick, there's no 'wrong' and 'right' side for the buttons. One can handle a joystick+buttons regardless of their relative position, like arcade cabs prove. It's just a matter of personal preference - and what you're used to. It's like footballers - being left-handed doesn't mean you have to be left-footed, too.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 01:18, 11 October 13
The Electron is so striped down, that it's almost impossible to use without expansions. It doesn't even have joysticks without a huge expansion. So buying extra stuff for it tends to be a must. But it's a great machine when you have it expanded. It's one of my favourites.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: 00WReX on 01:51, 11 October 13
Hey beaker, I have basically exactly the same as what you are getting 2x Acorn Electrons (an Issue2 and an Issue6 mainboard) and a Plus 1 expansion. One of the Electrons was from when a few of the guys on the forum did a group buy and had a heap of bits & pieces.
I pretty sure it was Bryce that convinced me...nothing to do with reckless buying or anything  :D
I've probably had mine a year to 18 months max. and prior to that had not even seen an Electron in the flesh.
Have not done much with them. They both work great, and I have loaded the odd game from a .wav file on my laptop through the tape port. I also purchased a ROM cartridge from the UK to test the Plus 1 but I think it has an issue as it has never worked correctly (the ROM).
 
Anyway, have fun with it...if you ever get around to unboxing it  ;D
 
Hopefully Bryce can make some fancy addon for it  ;)
 
Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 02:01, 11 October 13
Thanks Shane, I recently bought a BBC Master from that same group buy and fitted it with a TurboMMC which is great  :D

The Electron is so striped down, that it's almost impossible to use without expansions. It doesn't even have joysticks without a huge expansion. So buying extra stuff for it tends to be a must. But it's a great machine when you have it expanded. It's one of my favourites.

Bryce.



Yeah, after a couple of years the Acorn Electron definitely felt deficient compared to my mates Amstrad CPC 464's. I was a little (very) pissed when my parents gave it away to our neighbours though... it was my first computer  :'( The firstbyte joystick adapter wasn't too large but needed a cassette to patch the software to be able to use it although it allowed you to use digital joysticks which was useful. It'll be great to own one again  :D I actually prefer the Repton interface on the Elk compared to the BBC Micro where I have no idea how much time I have remaining...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:14, 12 October 13
I was reading the history of the Electron a while ago on The Register; seriously, what were they thinking?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 23:02, 12 October 13
They saw the market the Spectrum was generating and tried to cash in on it and cocked up
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 12:53, 13 October 13
Symbiface II going in Germany. Fairly nice case for it.

Symbiface II für Schneider/Amstrad CPC 6128 Komplettpaket | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261304001911)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 22:11, 13 October 13
Anyone in UK living close to Gosport?

Amstrad 6128 Plus - Home Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-Plus-Home-Computer-/310768301877)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 02:00, 14 October 13
Symbiface II going in Germany. Fairly nice case for it.

Symbiface II für Schneider/Amstrad CPC 6128 Komplettpaket | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261304001911)




250 Euros and 6 days to go.....  :laugh:  Good luck!

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 02:06, 14 October 13
Holy crap that's shot up!  :o
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Munchausen on 19:35, 15 October 13
Anyone in UK living close to Gosport?

Amstrad 6128 Plus - Home Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-Plus-Home-Computer-/310768301877)


Oooh, nice. This one might be possible for me as I regularly drive to So'ton.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: radu14m on 20:27, 16 October 13
damn, why all this brilliant and cheap offer are always located in uk ?
:)


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:13, 16 October 13
Well, you should thing about making a short holiday break in GB. A flight is cheaper then a 6128 Plus these days.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:07, 16 October 13
Not a flight from Ireland if you put luggage in the hold :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:04, 16 October 13
Well, the keyboard fits in the "laptop" case. And the monitor.... well, ok a bit less handy handbag, but with some good will....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:12, 20 October 13
Holly cow that was an amazing case job!


>€500? wow.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 13:58, 25 October 13
Amstrad MegaPC on ebay, these don't make an appearance too often !!


Amstrad Megapc 386SX | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Megapc-386SX-/181244321028?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2a3300dd04)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:54, 25 October 13
And comes with packaging? Wow. I so want it.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: remax on 00:21, 27 October 13
It will certainly finish very high... it was one of my teenager dreams  :P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MacDeath on 02:44, 27 October 13
come with a GX4000 compatible analog joy, and yes it must be great to be able to play Megadrive on a VGA monitor...


Also Mega drive paddles with the Logo amstrad is a must have... and you can play all of those legendary MS-Dos era VGA games...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:48, 28 October 13
Amstrad MegaPC on ebay, these don't make an appearance too often !!


Amstrad Megapc 386SX | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Megapc-386SX-/181244321028?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2a3300dd04)


Didn't end very high at all. 182 Pounds... well... you pay more for a SF2 (see auction before).

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:16, 28 October 13
That's cheap for sure!


Indeed the Amstrad-branded Sega controllers are neat!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: remax on 02:02, 29 October 13

Didn't end very high at all. 182 Pounds... well... you pay more for a SF2 (see auction before).

At this price, i would have been in England, i would have seriously considered about buying it...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: nrgroom on 21:07, 07 November 13
There's a 664 on eBay.

I've never actually seen one of these in real life. Shame it appears to be broken. Is this a common fault, and can it be fixed ?

faulty - AMSTRAD 64K colour personal computer / console - cpc 664 floppy disc | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/faulty-AMSTRAD-64K-colour-personal-computer-console-cpc-664-floppy-disc-/221311393503?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item33872fdedf)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 06:52, 08 November 13
Yes, the 664 keyboard membrane is known to be flaky, you may be able to clean/repair the membrane, but you can also buy replacement membranes for £25 from rwap.
You should also expect to have to replace the drive belt.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:13, 08 November 13
From my experience, the membranes aren't worth repairing. They are so flaky, that as soon as you've fixed one part another part will fail a few days later. It's well worth investing in a new membrane unless you want to spend more time fixing it than using it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 12:07, 08 November 13
Seems like a lot for a broken unit. Are they that much in demand ?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:20, 08 November 13
They are relatively rare. It will probably reach 100 pounds or there abouts.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Munchausen on 16:24, 08 November 13
And it's in good condition too, despite the keyboard membrane which is an easy fix. Most 664s I've seen come up for sale have really badly faded keys.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 19:58, 08 November 13
Well they weren't all blue to start with. My 664 is a complete grey keyboard version and there was a beige/brown version too.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 20:57, 08 November 13
So tempting, my sister is still living in Bournemouth so she could probably go around and collect it and bring it over at Christmas :D :D :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:10, 08 November 13
Well the price is still relatively reasonable, but there's still 6 days to go.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:06, 09 November 13
Looks lovely, and judging from the bids the broken membrane doesn't stop others...


(but what the heck has he done with the power cable?!)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:27, 10 November 13
Don't know how many use ROMboxes nowadays, but here's a trio of essentials:


Utopia ROM for Amstrad / Schneider CPC 464 664 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Utopia-ROM-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-464-664-6128-/231092106186?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35ce29b3ca&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)


Maxam ROM for Amstrad / Schneider CPC 464 664 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maxam-ROM-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-464-664-6128-/231092106189?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35ce29b3cd&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)


Parados ROM for Amstrad / Schneider CPC 464 664 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Parados-ROM-Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-464-664-6128-/231092106197?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35ce29b3d5&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)


Judging from the manual's font these are not originals, but still, for someone who needs them, GBP7 a pop is not too bad.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CanonMan on 21:36, 10 November 13
Those Arnor ROMs are definitely not originals!


They used to come with proper printer manuals in black plastic cases with paper covers, like some of the more expensive games did. I've got some originals up in the loft :)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:42, 11 November 13
Definitely copies. You can easily make these yourself for a few Euros.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:43, 11 November 13
Yes, I know. But if you don't have a burner these may come in handy, hence my posting.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Munchausen on 23:44, 12 November 13
Well they weren't all blue to start with. My 664 is a complete grey keyboard version and there was a beige/brown version too.

Bryce.


Who said anything about blue?! I've seen faded keys on all 664 varieties. My preference would be for blue then grey then brown though they're all pretty. But I can't justify getting a 664 anyway, especially so close to my GFs birthday :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:42, 13 November 13
So she wouldn't be impressed if you got her a CPC664 for her birthday? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Munchausen on 11:07, 13 November 13
Unimpressed just doesn't even begin to describe it...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:54, 15 November 13
That'll explain the wifes reaction to the CPC6128+ I got her for Christmas.

Speaking of which. There's a 6128+ on ebay Germany at the moment (a rare occurrance although it's a french model): Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus AZERTY mit Anleitung und Burnin Rubber Cartridge 6128plus (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-Plus-AZERTY-mit-Anleitung-und-Burnin-Rubber-Cartridge-6128plus-/181261931378?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2a340d9372)
And a 464+ too (and it's a UK qwerty): Amstrad CPC 464 Plus mit Anleitung 464plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Plus-mit-Anleitung-464plus-/181261933158?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2a340d9a66)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:03, 15 November 13
Nice and they come with a nice patina as well :)

Only €20 to Ireland and may work out better value than that one on adverts.ie where he's rearranged the azerty keyboard into a qwerty one...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: nrgroom on 21:36, 15 November 13
re the 664 on ebay

Well the price is still relatively reasonable, but there's still 6 days to go.

Bryce.

It went for an amazing £202.  :o

Wow.

I'm pleased that I was busy at work when the auction ended, because i've got a habit of getting in over my head when it comes to eBay bidding, and could have ended up with an empty bank account.

Much cheaper to just use half the memory of my 6128, and pretend it's a 664  ;)



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 21:59, 15 November 13
It went for an amazing £202.

That's not amazing, that's about right.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: nrgroom on 22:28, 15 November 13
Well you're probably right, I guess it's worth what the winning bidder is willing to pay.

Seems a bit high to me, given that the membrane need fixing/replacing. I was hoping to snap it up for £80.

I remember getting my 464 for a nice crisp £10. But then I suppose theres thousands of them about...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 10:33, 16 November 13
£202 is a lot to pay, I guess this is an Amstrad fan looking to complete a collection as there are cheaper ways to get a working Amstard. I picked up my 6128 recently on ebay for €12, needs a bit of work but more or less fully functional.


Also 464+ on Adverts.ie going for €60 but that probably be haggled down a bit.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 18:48, 17 November 13
€260 for a faulty 664? Reasonable? Yeah, no way. Maybe half.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:21, 19 November 13
Compared to the prices I payed 10 years ago, that's all very expensive. Beginning 2000's a 6128 was about 10-20 Euros, a 664 maybe 10 more, but not always. And now prices add an order of magnitude, that's sick.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 22:10, 19 November 13
Btw, to give some perspective, you can get a Sam Coupe or an Enterprise for that kind of money!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:41, 19 November 13
Well, ok, I assume they are definitely more scarce. But technology is more or less on same level.  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:28, 19 November 13
Well, ok, I assume they are definitely more scarce. But technology is more or less on same level.  :)

In retroworld, technology / speed / power of a computer has no relation to the price. A C64 is much more powerful than an Altair 8800, but the price is the complete opposite.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 00:39, 20 November 13
In retroworld, technology / speed / power of a computer has no relation to the price. A C64 is much more powerful than an Altair 8800, but the price is the complete opposite.

Bryce.


Exactly, how much is even a dead Apple 1 worth these days ?


I have a Atari Jaguar CD (working) for 1 Million euros is anyone wants it  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:03, 20 November 13
Damn! SIXTY FOUR BITS!!!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 11:06, 20 November 13
I have a Atari Jaguar CD (working) for 1 Million euros is anyone wants it  ;D

Such a treasure exists in Ireland???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 11:38, 20 November 13
Yep, but it sucks big time.


Actually have an nice collection of crap consoles, GX-4000, Jaguar, CDi :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:30, 20 November 13
In retroworld, technology / speed / power of a computer has no relation to the price. A C64 is much more powerful than an Altair 8800, but the price is the complete opposite.

Bryce.


Of course, in retro world it works exactly as you say... Well, I just don't live there.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:55, 20 November 13

Of course, in retro world it works exactly as you say... Well, I just don't live there.  ;)

You may not live there, but in the world where the retro computers are sold it works that way, so if you intend buying one, then you're going to have to live with it anyway.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:05, 20 November 13
Nope!  ;)  Got all I need.  :D

When I did listen to Rock music in the 80ies, it was called Rock, today some call it classic rock. Why should I change it?

When I got the CPC for reasons I liked it and decided to use it, why should I change that?

So what 'they' call Retro is for me the technology I did grow up with and am acquainted to. If some of 'them' freak out and get prices to insanity - I will just not join them.  :)

Sure technology advances, but this does not make older things worse, they stay as they are. And I can don things with the CPC which couldn't be done with a PC (at least by me). No it's not retro for me, it's my preferred system - this wonderful CPC - and I don't see a change coming soon.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:23, 20 November 13
I'm really happy for you, but none of that changes reality :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:24, 21 November 13
What you call reality is purely POV. There is no law of nature defining things at 'retro', this is all man-made definition. And nobody agrees anyway. Same with cars... How old is an oldtimer?  :)


But we're getting really offtopic
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 11:25, 21 November 13
My point wasn't about the age of retro computers, rather what they cost. And the fact (not pov) remains: The price of a retro computer is not related to the processing power of the item.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:20, 21 November 13
Well, you're right for ebay, but not when buying a computer from FutureSoft  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Munchausen on 20:34, 21 November 13
I've got a fully working HP-85 with accessories, manuals and software... a strange beast (with a processor that operates in binary coded decimal) that I rescued from certain death. They seem to be reasonably valuable hp-85 in Vintage Computing | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Vintage-Computing-/11189/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=hp-85)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:27, 21 November 13
No excuses anylonger!




6128 for 10 bucks!




Schneider Personal Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-Personal-Computer-/221317854497?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item3387927521)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:30, 21 November 13
Let's see if it's still for €10 in 22 hours :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: awergh on 06:57, 22 November 13
If only 6128s were that cheap in Australia... I'd hate to know what it will be once the auction finishes.
Amstrad CPC6128 Rare Perfect Working Condition | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-Rare-Perfect-Working-Condition-/131052773911)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:05, 23 November 13
A nice lot, but only if you live near something called Bexleyheath...


AMSTRAD CPC 464+MONITOR+DD-1 DISK DRIVE+TV TUNER+RADIO/ALARM CLOCK+GAMES | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-MONITOR-DD-1-DISK-DRIVE-TV-TUNER-RADIO-ALARM-CLOCK-GAMES-/181267023198?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2a345b455e&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 01:10, 24 November 13
Let's see if it's still for €10 in 22 hours :)

Bryce.


Ended at 22,22... well how could you know? Too much 2's for coincidences.... Bryce can tell the future!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 01:14, 24 November 13
Schneider / Amstrad CPC Disks:
 (please ask for shipping costs outside Germany, before you place your bet!)
 
 Schneider / Amstrad CPC,PCW: 20 ungetestete 3" Disketten | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261337892651)
 
 Schneider / Amstrad CPC,PCW: 20 ungetestete 3" Disketten | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261337893733)
 
 Schneider / Amstrad CPC,PCW: 20 ungetestete 3" Disketten | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261337894687)
 
 Schneider / Amstrad CPC,PCW: 20 ungetestete 3" Disketten | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261337895389)

Dusty, rusty, untested!!!! :P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:37, 24 November 13
Untested? We'd expect better from you :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 20:42, 24 November 13
No time, no motivation... I just took them out of a box, and that's it.

But I'm sure, some of them will not work anymore...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 21:01, 01 December 13
Holy heck this is pricey
 
Amstrad 6128 Plus Home Computer Sytem Nuevo New | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-Plus-Home-Computer-Sytem-Nuevo-New-/281205270481?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item417923e7d1#ht_102wt_1149)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:09, 01 December 13
Er... good luck. Another 200 euros for postage... So I can't even put in a realistic offer :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:19, 01 December 13
Holy heck this is pricey
 
Amstrad 6128 Plus Home Computer Sytem Nuevo New | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-6128-Plus-Home-Computer-Sytem-Nuevo-New-/281205270481?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item417923e7d1#ht_102wt_1149)

He's on drugs. If he's not, he should be.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 13:32, 02 December 13
Er... good luck. Another 200 euros for postage... So I can't even put in a realistic offer :D


Must have been a free listing.. poor deluded individual.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 15:13, 02 December 13
Now, now, guys. I'm sure it's a misunderstanding.
What I infer from this auction is that the guy has serious problems with placing the decimal point at the right position.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 15:18, 02 December 13
Now, now, guys. I'm sure it's a misunderstanding.
What I infer from this auction is that the guy has serious problems with placing the decimal point at the right position.

So it's an Amstrad  61,28 he's selling? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 15:25, 02 December 13
Correct! With a 20,00 DMP printer and a CM 0,14 monitor. :P
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 15:39, 05 December 13
Damn that's a small monitor.


Really, can't wrap my head around the stupidity of this auction.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 17:41, 05 December 13
This guy is not stupid. He is a visionary. Because he can see the Euro collapsing.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 18:37, 05 December 13
The pricing is in €-Cent...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:31, 07 December 13
I put in an offer for €50. he hasn't declined yet :D
Title: Couple of nice games
Post by: Macc on 13:50, 07 December 13
Not mine but thought they deserve a mention, Mystery of Arkham Manor and Gargoyle Classics, both sealed, Gargoyle on disk;
[ebay]370956328864[/ebay]
[ebay]281219752797[/ebay]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 16:42, 07 December 13
I might offer  -€149 plus the shipping... ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 14:22, 10 December 13
Issue 1 Speccy for sale
[ebay]111235406266[/ebay]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 14:29, 10 December 13
I like the way the PCB tracks look hand drawn! :) I obviously knew about the "dead cockroach" before, but I'd never seen a photo of the rest of the PCB...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 16:58, 10 December 13
Had to look the "dead cockroach" up. Heh... :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 18:18, 10 December 13
I like the way the PCB tracks look hand drawn! :) I obviously knew about the "dead cockroach" before, but I'd never seen a photo of the rest of the PCB...


They probably were hand drawn or at least the original mask was. Had to do similar in college after stepping up from wire wrapping - what a pain in the ass...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:52, 10 December 13
Boards were all done like that back then. I spent my college days with a stencil in my hand, although I preferred straight uniform lines than long curves, but we were taught to use long smooth curves?? Maybe they thought the electrons wouldn't manage the sharp corners and fly out the side :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:04, 10 December 13
That actually can happen if you increase frequency high enough.  8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 23:13, 10 December 13
Sharp corners and high frequencies don't mix well, although can't have been much of a problem back in the Spectrum days. N64 has got some nice curved routing on it as well. 

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:35, 10 December 13
Sharp corners are only a problem on high frequencies if they happen to form an antenna out of the track. Electrons tend travel at the same speed no matter what frequency they happen to be switching at, so it's not like they are missing the bend just because the frequency was increased. :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 23:51, 10 December 13
so it's not like they are missing the bend just because the frequency was increased. :D



Also know as the Scaletrix theory  :D


Thankfully never had to route any complicated stuff myself but remember our SI and analog guys bitching alot about trace routing when 1Ghz clocks started ticking.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 00:07, 11 December 13
Most modern routers calculate the correct track length / meandering automatically if it's set up properly. It's annoying, but at least you don't have to calculate it yourself.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 04:02, 11 December 13
Sharp corners are only a problem on high frequencies if they happen to form an antenna out of the track. Electrons tend travel at the same speed no matter what frequency they happen to be switching at, so it's not like they are missing the bend just because the frequency was increased. :D

Bryce.


Oh well, in the pub two blocks down (I moved recently) there are a couple of Electrons who barely make it around the first corner. And their frequency is not the highest ;-)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Nich on 21:51, 12 December 13
A copy of The Mystery of Arkham Manor sold on eBay for £51.00! :o

The Mystery of Arkham Manor Amstrad CPC Game - Melbourne House (DCC) SEALED | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370956328864?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

I've also seen another copy sell for around £18 a few weeks ago.

Why is it selling for so much? It's not that rare! What really annoys me is that I my own copy of this game was sold on eBay for only £2.99 two years ago! >:(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:29, 12 December 13
Collectors seem to go more and more crazy!  :o
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 16:47, 14 December 13
French MINT +2 Grey
[ebay]111238566453[/ebay]

MINT Toastrack
[ebay]111238532596[/ebay]

MINT 48k+
[ebay]111238577290[/ebay]


All sold now
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 10:14, 16 December 13
Issue 1 Speccy for sale
[ebay]111235406266[/ebay]
Last day!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 16:08, 17 December 13
A copy of The Mystery of Arkham Manor sold on eBay for £51.00! :o

The Mystery of Arkham Manor Amstrad CPC Game - Melbourne House (DCC) SEALED | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370956328864?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

I've also seen another copy sell for around £18 a few weeks ago.

Why is it selling for so much? It's not that rare! What really annoys me is that I my own copy of this game was sold on eBay for only £2.99 two years ago! >:(

What can I say. Ebay is an absolutely crazy place. It just takes 2 people to really, really want it at the same time and that mad eye twitch kicks in as each is determined they'll win "No matter what the cost!" :laugh:

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:05, 21 December 13
By accident I found this:

New Symbos by Paperback Book English Free Shipping 5512531689 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Symbos-by-Paperback-Book-English-Free-Shipping-/380694881398?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item58a32ee476)


Looked like a coincidence, but no...

SymbOS: Amazon.co.uk: Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/SymbOS-Ronald-Cohn-Jesse-Russell/dp/B007Q26IRY)


Does Prodatron know about it?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: remax on 11:28, 21 December 13
By accident I found this:

New Symbos by Paperback Book English Free Shipping 5512531689 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Symbos-by-Paperback-Book-English-Free-Shipping-/380694881398?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item58a32ee476)

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!

Quote
Looked like a coincidence, but no...

SymbOS: Amazon.co.uk: Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/SymbOS-Ronald-Cohn-Jesse-Russell/dp/B007Q26IRY)


Does Prodatron know about it?

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 09:54, 22 December 13
Wtf... nice find! Is it even legal?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:24, 26 December 13
Here we have a lovelingly modded 6128 sporting an internal HxC:
Amstrad Schneider CPC 6128 mit internem HxC Floppy-Emulator | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-6128-internem-HxC-Floppy-Emulator-/121240246390?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1c3a7b5876&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)


And a nice 464 expanded to 512KB (Vortex?):
Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 mit 512K Erweiterung, funktionsfähig | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-464-512K-Erweiterung-funktionsfahig-/141147159055?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item20dd06ba0f&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 16:45, 26 December 13
Here we have a lovelingly modded 6128 sporting an internal HxC:
Amstrad Schneider CPC 6128 mit internem HxC Floppy-Emulator | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-6128-internem-HxC-Floppy-Emulator-/121240246390?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1c3a7b5876&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:DE:101)

I wonder how he got "Kaiser" working on a CPC 6128? As the Kaiser codes are for 464 only.
Did he downgrade it to BASIC and OS 1.0?

Edit: Saw it: He uses the crappy 19k BASIC only version of Kaiser...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:38, 28 December 13
What's about a rewrite of Kaiser for 128 KB? Would be nice IMHO.


Meanwhile some chicken are flattering...


Cyber-Chicken für Schneider / Amstrad CPC, Release 2013! NEU, Limitiert | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cyber-Chicken-fur-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-Release-2013-NEU-Limitiert-/171201229925?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item27dc637465)



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:04, 31 December 13
Who's Cologne-1974 then? :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:14, 01 January 14
Not, me... 5 years too young :(

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 21:58, 10 January 14
MINT Issue 1 Speccy (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111254774334?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 22:10, 10 January 14
I'll let it slide :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 16:14, 11 January 14
I cannot believe these are selling for £16/95 each I have four of them

official CONTROL PAD / CONTROLLER, JOYSTICK - amstrad GX4000 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/official-CONTROL-PAD-CONTROLLER-JOYSTICK-amstrad-GX4000-/221339714800?pt=UK_Controllers_Attachments&hash=item3388e004f0)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:28, 11 January 14
They are if you are trying to make a hefty profit on them :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 20:20, 11 January 14
LOL, they're only selling for that price if someone buys them for that. As you can quite often get a GX4000 with 2 of them included for that price, I doubt he's going to sell many of them!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 01:19, 12 January 14
And I cannot believe some wants this much for Burning Rubber

Amstrad GX4000 Burnin Rubber Game Cartridge | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Burnin-Rubber-Game-Cartridge/191011515122?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D4051392143989244230%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D221292460496%26)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 02:47, 12 January 14
ULTRA RARE. ONLY 20 COPIES OF THIS GAME WERE EVER MADE. etc...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 18:41, 13 January 14
And I cannot believe some wants this much for Burning Rubber

Amstrad GX4000 Burnin Rubber Game Cartridge | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Burnin-Rubber-Game-Cartridge/191011515122?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D4051392143989244230%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D221292460496%26)


Peanuts compared to what I was stupid enough to pay for a 6128+ OS cart a while back..
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:22, 13 January 14
And I cannot believe some wants this much for Burning Rubber

Amstrad GX4000 Burnin Rubber Game Cartridge | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Burnin-Rubber-Game-Cartridge/191011515122?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D4051392143989244230%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D221292460496%26)


Well, if you reproduce a cartridge, then this price is approx. what it costs you or me. ACIDs are not cheap to buy. The price is IMHO fair.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:46, 13 January 14
Peanuts compared to what I was stupid enough to pay for a 6128+ OS cart a while back..

You should have asked here first. I and others here probably have a few spares.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 22:42, 13 January 14
I know, only discovered this site and buying the 6128+ and was wondering what to do with it.   >:(


'Google first - buy later' is my motto from now on..
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 22:51, 13 January 14
I have a spare copy of operation wolf you can have
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:55, 13 January 14
How much would you like for it?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 13:25, 14 January 14
I have a spare copy of operation wolf you can have


I'm good thanks. Eprom programmer lets me experiment with all the available carts now :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 00:37, 17 January 14
I could have sworn I saw some 3 1/2 inch floppies with Amstrad games on them for sale on ebay recently
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 18:15, 23 January 14
MINT Issue 1 Speccy (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111254774334?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)


Now fitted with a brand new membrane as I stupidly bust the original getting datecodes off the chips!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fgbrain on 19:20, 25 January 14
Check this out..

Der Blaue Kristall Amstrad CPC Originalverpackung Big Boxed Deutsch | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/DER-BLAUE-KRISTALL-Amstrad-CPC-Originalverpackung-BIG-boxed-deutsch-/261380640590)

Very rare..
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 02:16, 26 January 14
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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 15:19, 27 January 14

 :o Infernal House Lankhor Amstrad Disk CPC 464 664 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Infernal-House-Lankhor-AMSTRAD-Disk-CPC-464-664-6128-/171228737978?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o&hash=item27de0731ba)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 16:22, 27 January 14
:o Infernal House Lankhor Amstrad Disk CPC 464 664 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Infernal-House-Lankhor-AMSTRAD-Disk-CPC-464-664-6128-/171228737978?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o&hash=item27de0731ba)

I'm sure, they had a mistake in writing 20,00€ ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:54, 27 January 14
Na, he's just one of those dis-illusioned twats that put silly prices on things. Check out his other items :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 19:28, 27 January 14
it is a very very silly price
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 21:04, 27 January 14
Can I have some of what he's smoking? ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 21:51, 27 January 14
spam for his shop?!  :P
it would be amazing that someone pay for that  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:39, 28 January 14
Can I have some of what he's smoking? ;)

Yeah, but don't buy it from him, his prices are crap :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: The Last Bandit on 11:21, 28 January 14
Picked up a very clean copy of "Ins and Outs of The Amstrad" for 61p yesterday, must have been priced incorrectly as all others were in the €20 range.
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 22:05, 28 January 14
Amstrad MP-3 TV Tuner x 3 and CT-1 Radio/Alarm Clock | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-MP-3-TV-Tuner-x-3-and-CT-1-Radio-Alarm-Clock-/181308891201?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2a36da2041)

I'm interested in the French with scart.

There anyone around here that search any of the others? and live in u.k.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 00:05, 30 January 14
Just put this up myself, Operation Thunderbolt, OS/Burning rubber and a controller pad, hope I have not pitched it too high.

Amstrad Console/PLUS cartridges Burning Rubber and Operation Thunderbolt | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Console-PLUS-cartridges-Burning-Rubber-and-Operation-Thunderbolt-/231147572476?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item35d1780cfc)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 21:04, 02 February 14
Amstrad MP-3 TV Tuner x 3 and CT-1 Radio/Alarm Clock | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-MP-3-TV-Tuner-x-3-and-CT-1-Radio-Alarm-Clock-/181308891201?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2a36da2041)

I'm interested in the French with scart.

There anyone around here that search any of the others? and live in u.k.


Ah damn, saw it too late and it's UK only, otherwise I might have put in a bid. However, it's strange - two of the TV tuners have a three-position switch, what's up with that?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:26, 02 February 14
That's for input selection, the frequency of the television. Can't tell it in better words. Like AM or FM you know.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 11:03, 03 February 14
Oh, no, I know what it's about (apologies), VHS/UHF1/UHF3 probably, it's just that I haven't seen this model before. Mine doesn't have a selector.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 00:06, 04 February 14
Possibly overpriced DDI-1: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321313628903 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321313628903)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 19:40, 05 February 14
Hotrodded ZX81
[ebay]111273057623[/ebay]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:28, 05 February 14
Off-topic, ZX81 :D But I had never heard of HRG. The demo is impressive!


IMG 07681 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUJh9XK6ySo&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 23:35, 05 February 14

Ah damn, saw it too late and it's UK only, otherwise I might have put in a bid. However, it's strange - two of the TV tuners have a three-position switch, what's up with that?

Yeah, the difference is Spanish,german etc=pal. with uhf,vhf, selector. Uk=pal uk without vhf selector, french is ntsc, but he have a scart socket(composite). So I think is the best mp-3 aviable, and difficult to found :( .

Here(time ago :) ). Vhf and uhf is very commond.

Here where i live until the analog blackout, I can get tve(spanish public channel in vhf!(I live near madrid). Navacerrada repeater was so powerful,that could capture even in Germany.

TV-DX 08.09.2009 - LATE SEASON - TVE1 on VHF ch E2 Navacerrada, E via sporadic-e in NW-Germany (2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pY71EMv_7U#) :). 

Also broadcast on UHF

 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 23:48, 05 February 14
Off-topic, ZX81 :D But I had never heard of HRG. The demo is impressive!


IMG 07681 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUJh9XK6ySo&feature=youtu.be)


I should have kept filming longer to be honest, the demo gets even better!
Title: 6128+
Post by: steve on 03:37, 09 February 14
Amstrad 6128+ in Greece, 6 days left.
Amstrad cpc 6128 plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151225830574?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 04:29, 09 February 14
Yes I'd spotted that. Was just contemplating who I knew in Greece that might help me out when I sat back and realised how badly I've already overspent this last few months  :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:37, 09 February 14
Well, I'm in Greece, so if you change your mind...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 14:29, 09 February 14
I'd just committed myself to an NEC PC engine a few hours earlier which was beyond my budget for this month and I think the Shipping on the 6128+ from Greece to UK is the final deciding factor. But thank you ever so much for the kind offer it is very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 16:07, 09 February 14
Oooh, good choice - PC Engines are awesome :-)

Not that Plus-es aren't of course...!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:56, 09 February 14
And may I mention the Tatung Einstein makes a fantastic shelf for it. It's like they were meant to go together  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 17:11, 09 February 14
Oooh, good choice - PC Engines are awesome :-)
I still need to do some homebrew for my PCFX. That takes the PCE awesome and raises it... :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 17:20, 09 February 14
I'd just committed myself to an NEC PC engine a few hours earlier which was beyond my budget for this month and I think the Shipping on the 6128+ from Greece to UK is the final deciding factor. But thank you ever so much for the kind offer it is very much appreciated.

Yea, the shipping cost is annoying.
But if you're lucky you'll find a seller who has TWO machines you want. Then you'll save on postage.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 17:23, 09 February 14
And may I mention the Tatung Einstein makes a fantastic shelf for it. It's like they were meant to go together  :laugh:

To be fair I reckon you could sit about a dozen people for dinner around the Einstein :laugh:

It is an absolutely brilliant machine but it is just sooooooooooooooooooooooooo vast :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 17:26, 09 February 14
Oooh, good choice - PC Engines are awesome :-)

Not that Plus-es aren't of course...!

Yes I'm very excited about getting my hands on the PC engine. I'd love a 6128 Plus also be I do have a 464 Plus upgraded to 6128 with drive out the back so I can be patient and wait for the best bargain to come along
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 17:31, 09 February 14
Yea, the shipping cost is annoying.
But if you're lucky you'll find a seller who has TWO machines you want. Then you'll save on postage.  ;)

Indeed. Have you had chance to test them both yet?

That's the thing I love about forum networks though as when a community pulls together you can save a small fortune on shipping. It's sad the effect ebay's stupid shipping policies have affected prices and made it harder to combine shipping costs
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 18:18, 09 February 14
Indeed. Have you had chance to test them both yet?

No. I was out looking for a PSU today though. Found one that works for a CPC, but not for the ZX Spectrum.

But currently our living room is completely empty. We're getting a new couch tomorrow. Have spent the weekend cleaning the carpet etc.
We need to get this home re-arrangement over first, before I have time to take a closer look at the machines.
I did notice a little dent in the lower left corner on the front of the ZX though, but I'll live.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 19:06, 09 February 14
A dent on the Speccy you say. I don't remember that. Can you send me a pic of it by any chance. If there's any problems at all I'd like to make them right.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 20:58, 09 February 14
I still need to do some homebrew for my PCFX. That takes the PCE awesome and raises it... :)

Whoa, are you seriously trying to tell me the PCFX can improve on the pixelated T&A of Strip Fighter 2 on the PCE????  :o
I mean I can spend all day playing this with a box of tissues by my side  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:17, 09 February 14
And may I mention the Tatung Einstein makes a fantastic shelf for it. It's like they were meant to go together  :laugh:

And I used to think the PC Engine was big? I had to zoom in to find it on that massive lump of 80's goodness.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 01:41, 10 February 14
 :D whatta HUGE, massive computer. Never heard of it before.


Spoiler: show


(http://stiggyblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/20111112-200335.jpg)
Did I say massive?




I watched King's valley on Youtube, really lovely. I felt hypnotized like when I watch Montezuma's Revenge on the 800XL. Ossum oldies.


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 22:50, 10 February 14
Pixel pr0n! The bestest pr0n!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: HAL 6128 on 20:46, 13 February 14
Nice return-on-invest...
Is it worth or crazy?

Amstrad / Schneider CPC: "CPC Info - Das Clubmagazin" No. 6 - 10 (1992) | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-CPC-Info-Das-Clubmagazin-No-6-10-1992-/181316476720?ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:DE:3160)
Amstrad / Schneider CPC: Rundschlag Ausgabe 1 - 5, Signierte Ausgabe RAR | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-Rundschlag-Ausgabe-1-5-Signierte-Ausgabe-RAR-/181316500982?ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:DE:3160)
Amstrad / Schneider CPC: Rundschlag Ausgabe 16 - 19 + Scene Map | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC-Rundschlag-Ausgabe-16-19-Scene-Map-/181316508973?ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:DE:3160)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 21:05, 13 February 14
And I thought I'd blown my budget when I bought a 664, Acorn Atom and Hot Roded ZX81 for around the price that one of those listings finished at  ???
I know which I'd rather have but I guess if you have to have something and money is no object then why not?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 21:41, 13 February 14
 :o Speechless
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:01, 13 February 14
I assume the magazines are all on their way to Spain by now :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:29, 13 February 14
I assumed Jesus6128 was the runner up with the private feedback
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:42, 13 February 14
It was another well known high-bidder who got it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 23:09, 13 February 14
Shame really as it would be a lot nicer if they were scanned and put on the wiki...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 01:35, 14 February 14
It's there since a lot of time now, maybe it was posted yet.
Poli Diaz Español Spanish Nuevo Brand NEW Sealed Amstrad PCW | eBay (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Poli-Diaz-Espanol-Spanish-NUEVO-BRAND-NEW-SEALED-AMSTRAD-PCW-/231154763129?pt=ES_Videojuegos&hash=item35d1e5c579)



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:27, 14 February 14
There was a good reason for the magazines getting sold for that prices. That's all I say. So you can PM me.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 19:35, 14 February 14
There was a good reason for the magazines getting sold for that prices. That's all I say. This post will get deleted anyway - like 70% of my posts (for personal reasons of course, no logic behind it). So you can PM me.

Off-Topic:
Well, TFM,
I can't understand you sometimes ;)
On the one hand you are writing, that people insult you, that they treat you like xXxXxXxX and whatever....
On the other hand, you also stray fire...
Sure: I perhaps know about the reasons, why you don't want to tell more details about the prices. And I agree here.
But:
Or I wouldn't post anything then, or I would just post, that there has been a good reason for that prices.
That's all.
Nobody would delete your postings, when you would not add things like you added here.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 14:48, 15 February 14
Hi,


This is NOT an CPC auction, but it might be worth mentioning  ???


It's for a complete BRAND NEW Einstein 256 computer w/disc drive (YES, a 3inch build in disc drive. A CPC664 lookalike ? ? ?).
Perhaps some of these pictures should be added to a relevant cpcwiki page.
(Can't remember seeing pictures of other machines using 3inch disc drives on the wiki)


tatung Einstein 256 computer BRAND NEW* Boxed with system disk plus games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/tatung-Einstein-256-computer-BRAND-NEW-Boxed-with-system-disk-plus-games-/141190397854?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20df9a7f9e)


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:04, 15 February 14
... not doing my bank balance any favours but thanks for the link  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 13:37, 22 February 14
Billy la banlieue Loriciel disquette disk amstrad cpc 664 6128 464 Fr | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Billy-la-banlieue-Loriciel-disquette-disk-amstrad-cpc-664-6128-464-Fr-/390780404320)


I want this so badly, but this seller keeps relisting it at €99...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 14:23, 22 February 14
Billy la banlieue Loriciel disquette disk amstrad cpc 664 6128 464 Fr | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Billy-la-banlieue-Loriciel-disquette-disk-amstrad-cpc-664-6128-464-Fr-/390780404320)


I want this so badly, but this seller keeps relisting it at €99...

Why not just send the guy a cheeky offer
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:25, 22 February 14
Because I want the game, not to just irritate him :D


Oh, also, there's no Best Offer.


Hey, just noticed that the description says: "Vous achetez la photo.". I don't know if it's a French expression or just a scam?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 16:26, 22 February 14
100€ for a photo, easy money ;)
Billy is really one game of you think when speaking CPC...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 16:50, 22 February 14
Never heard of that game but is any CPC game worth that much? 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:24, 22 February 14
Hey, just noticed that the description says: "Vous achetez la photo.". I don't know if it's a French expression or just a scam?

It's not a phrase! It's a scam! Technically he could claim he's selling a photo.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:12, 22 February 14
Maybe it is a scam, but he's got a great score and the title is clear, "Billy la banlieue Loriciel disquette disk". So I'm guessing you can easily get your money back...


@Carnivac: it's a great game. Obscure outside France, but quite unique. But no, it's not worth 100 euros :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: fano on 12:31, 23 February 14
Again a french people that doesn't write french correctly , poor country  :-\


Billy la banlieue is an epic cpc game for frenchies (i think nearly all CPC french users played it), one of best known but doesn't deserve 99€, even if it's not only a picture, that's a scam  :laugh:

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 14:06, 23 February 14
Well, I just asked him, for curiosity's sake :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:50, 24 February 14
Seller got back to me, this one is for the game, not for a photo :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 16:45, 25 February 14
Been taking advantage of some reasonable prices to build up my collection of original CPC discs.. In the last two weeks, I got around ten for around £40 inc p&p and hoping to get another three tonight (anyone who bids me up on Tengen Trilogy will suffer my daughter beating them with her crutches).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 20:42, 25 February 14
Ok, it's yours.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 21:28, 25 February 14
Thanks!

I managed to get it.. I missed the last one due to technical problems with our broadband..
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:48, 25 February 14
Oh man. Bad luck, sorry to hear!


Yeah, ebay can be a pain. Either you bit to early and sum guys use that to push the price up. Or you're a bit late and the connection fools you. Had that problem before, but it will all come back one day.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 01:45, 26 February 14
Well, I've got a trade involving a hard drive full of Doctor Who goodies with a friend of mine in Devon who has ten ton of CPC discs from back in the day.. sending hte drive to him next week so hopefully, I'll have some good stuff. Stuff I know is in that lot is Shadow of the Beast and Gauntlet 3. (that is from a photo he sent me).
Title: 6128PLUS
Post by: steve on 12:56, 03 March 14
6128 PLUS, 6 days remaining, AMSTRAD 6128 PLUS GAMES CONSOLE, MONITOR AND GAMES - GOOD WORKING CONDITION | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-6128-PLUS-GAMES-CONSOLE-MONITOR-AND-GAMES-GOOD-WORKING-CONDITION-/281277276523?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item417d6ea16b)
Title: Re: 6128PLUS
Post by: Devilmarkus on 15:46, 03 March 14
6128 PLUS, 6 days remaining, AMSTRAD 6128 PLUS GAMES CONSOLE, MONITOR AND GAMES - GOOD WORKING CONDITION | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-6128-PLUS-GAMES-CONSOLE-MONITOR-AND-GAMES-GOOD-WORKING-CONDITION-/281277276523?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item417d6ea16b)

I always have to laugh when I see such offers on ebay:
good working condition...

why there is no photo showing this computer is working?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:06, 03 March 14
Yeah,


"I CAN'T VERIFY IF THE GAMES ALL WORK"


He couldn't bother plugging all FIVE of them in?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Devilmarkus on 20:44, 03 March 14
"I CAN'T VERIFY IF THE GAMES ALL WORK"


He couldn't bother plugging all FIVE of them in?

Let's try...
1...
2...
3...
humm...
mum? what comes after 3?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:11, 03 March 14
Let's try...
1...
2...
3...
humm...
mum? what comes after 3?
I know this....

Is it 5?
 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: 6128PLUS
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:13, 03 March 14
I always have to laugh when I see such offers on ebay:
good working condition...

why there is no photo showing this computer is working?
Yes, this is not good.

I can see a yellow cart so it seems it's a BASIC and Burnin Rubber cart.
Perhaps he doesn't know how to press F1/F2??? Or perhaps pressing F1/F2 doesn't work and the keyboard is broken?


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 22:53, 03 March 14
Or he is just not a CPC specialist, got the computer from somebody and sells it now.  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 23:15, 03 March 14
That's weird! I was watching this the first time he listed it at £55. So it goes unsold and then he decides to put the price up. Definitely unusual tactics
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 23:48, 03 March 14
Seems to have good feedback from a previous sale of a 6128 plus with different games.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:53, 03 March 14
That's weird! I was watching this the first time he listed it at £55. So it goes unsold and then he decides to put the price up. Definitely unusual tactics


Oh well. Sometimes a price is too good and people assume there must be something wrong with it.

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 23:55, 03 March 14
Annoying though as was just feeling a bit skint on the day it ended at £55 and would have bid on it had it been relisted at the same. It's like he knew I wanted it :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:59, 03 March 14
Well, offer him a 45er and if he doesn't sell at ebay, hopefully you get it!  ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 15:02, 08 March 14
This seems to be missing a decimal point.....

!! LOOK GIANT MASSIVE Amstrad cpc 464 comp & games BUNDLE !! Read Listing !! | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOOK-GIANT-MASSIVE-Amstrad-cpc-464-comp-games-BUNDLE-Read-Listing-/141213423055?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20e0f9d5cf)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 15:14, 08 March 14
It's admittedly a "fairly large" stack of tapes, but not "GIANT MASSIVE" by any means.

Also for a real WTF, doesn't include monitor at that price and if it costs more than £30 to ship, he'll charge even more. Talking about milking it!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 15:24, 08 March 14
Now this is a better offer:

Original USER INSTRUCTIONS For The AMSTRAD DMP 2000 Printer items in BRISTOL (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/BRISTOL-COMPUTER-RECYCLING/Vintage-Computing-/_i.html?_fsub=5150678011&_sid=56620951&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 02:09, 11 March 14
Looks good if anyone wants an Amstrad

Amstrad CPC 6128 Computer with Colour Monitor | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-Computer-with-Colour-Monitor-/161244931122?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item258af26432)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: S0nic on 12:40, 11 March 14
if someone find's on ebay somewhere amstrad cpc464 broken or parts for selling i need datassete just door let me know on private message please , thanks
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 12:42, 11 March 14
Need games? :P !! LOOK GIANT MASSIVE Amstrad cpc 464 comp & games BUNDLE !! Read Listing !! | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOOK-GIANT-MASSIVE-Amstrad-cpc-464-comp-games-BUNDLE-Read-Listing-/141213423055?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20e0f9d5cf)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 12:46, 11 March 14
if someone find's on ebay somewhere amstrad cpc464 broken or parts for selling i need datassete just door let me know on private message please , thanks

Amstrad CPC 464 64K Personal Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-64K-Personal-Computer-/141212142345?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20e0e64b09)
AMSTRAD CPC 464 COMPUTER | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPUTER-/321343708386?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ad193dce2)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: S0nic on 14:03, 11 March 14
Amstrad CPC 464 64K Personal Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-64K-Personal-Computer-/141212142345?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item20e0e64b09)
AMSTRAD CPC 464 COMPUTER | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPUTER-/321343708386?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ad193dce2)

thanks for helping :) i wish to find one with red colour on datassette door , because my is broken :) ...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: radu14m on 14:05, 11 March 14
if someone find's on ebay somewhere amstrad cpc464 broken or parts for selling i need datassete just door let me know on private message please , thanks


grrrr...only delivery to uk.... >:(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:13, 12 March 14
Talking absolute b*ll0cks:
Extremely Rare Vintage Soft Key Sinclair ZX Spectrum+ 128 (+PC Cassette Adapter) (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extremely-Rare-Vintage-Soft-Key-Sinclair-ZX-Spectrum-128-PC-Cassette-Adapter-/291100398425?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item43c6ef9359)

The foil keyboard connectors sticking out the back would also suggest that it's not working as he suggests?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: S0nic on 12:12, 13 March 14

grrrr...only delivery to uk.... >:(

i can ask seller sometime they change and accept to send out of UK ....but i need only door with red colour

ps
why cpc 464 have different colour on datassete door , sometimes is white , yellow or red?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dragon on 13:24, 13 March 14
i can ask seller sometime they change and accept to send out of UK ....but i need only door with red colour

ps
why cpc 464 have different colour on datassete door , sometimes is white , yellow or red?

Maybe is standar colours from country as plus cartridges, The spanish cpc 464 are all red.

teclado amstrad ordenador cpc 464 color 64k | 42143696 (http://www.todocoleccion.net/teclado-amstrad-ordenador-cpc-464-color-64k~x42143696)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: gerald on 15:02, 13 March 14
Maybe is standar colours from country as plus cartridges, The spanish cpc 464 are all red.

teclado amstrad ordenador cpc 464 color 64k | 42143696 (http://www.todocoleccion.net/teclado-amstrad-ordenador-cpc-464-color-64k~x42143696)
Looks more like paint aging.
Schneider have a grey painting.
Amstrad should be red. However, the red seem to be a mix of yellow and magenta (as expected), where the magenta fades away with age (UV effect ?).
You can see nearly all shade from the proper red to yellow.
I've one which is somehow orange, but you can clearly see an uneven layer of redish on top of yellow paint.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: S0nic on 16:59, 13 March 14
Looks more like paint aging.
Schneider have a grey painting.
Amstrad should be red. However, the red seem to be a mix of yellow and magenta (as expected), where the magenta fades away with age (UV effect ?).
You can see nearly all shade from the proper red to yellow.
I've one which is somehow orange, but you can clearly see an uneven layer of redish on top of yellow paint.

so it's not importnat what colour i put, i have red but can put yellow to replace broken red door?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: gerald on 18:05, 13 March 14
so it's not importnat what colour i put, i have red but can put yellow to replace broken red door?
Well, if original colour is important for you, you should aim at a red painted door.
But a grey on Amstrad or Red/Yellow on Schneider is wrong ;)

On that picture, you can see a nice yellow to red gradient :(
(http://www.silicium.org/oldskool/images/catalog/uk/amstrad/cpc464magnetocassette.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Executioner on 00:51, 14 March 14
How often do these come up on ebay?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Miles-Gordon-Technologies-Sam-Coupe/121294011582 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Miles-Gordon-Technologies-Sam-Coupe/121294011582?_trksid=p2047675.c100013.m1986&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20202%26meid%3D5465707786028892665%26pid%3D100013%26prg%3D9063%26rk%3D0%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D291023948508)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 01:05, 14 March 14
Nice find  :D I've already blown a wad on a WonderMega this month but I wouldn't mind one of these too  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:37, 14 March 14
How often do these come up on ebay?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Miles-Gordon-Technologies-Sam-Coupe/121294011582 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Miles-Gordon-Technologies-Sam-Coupe/121294011582?_trksid=p2047675.c100013.m1986&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20202%26meid%3D5465707786028892665%26pid%3D100013%26prg%3D9063%26rk%3D0%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D291023948508)

I was following a boxed one just lately, but it went for stupid money in the end, as do most things I'd like to buy: Very Rare Boxed Vintage Enterprise Sixty Four 64 Computer with Software +++ | (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Very-Rare-Boxed-Vintage-Enterprise-Sixty-Four-64-Computer-with-Software-/291097794352?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=k0h0PmO6%252FHi6EwGZgZnlATqan3s%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 11:28, 14 March 14
I paid more for the WonderMega  :-[ That boxed version does look in lovely condition.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: pacomix on 14:53, 14 March 14
The last Sam in eBay Germany didn't come with a disk drive... and it was sold for more than 200€... The world is mad...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:33, 14 March 14
Gunstick in pretty good condition and boxed: Gun Stick für Schneider/Amstrad CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Gun-Stick-fur-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-/191095100064?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2c7e27d2a0)
Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 17:09, 14 March 14
The Science of Cambridge MK14 always fetches in excess of £600 on ebay, I now regret selling 3 mk14s for £20, even though that happened 30 years ago. ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 17:22, 14 March 14
Gunstick in pretty good condition and boxed: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Gun-Stick-fur-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-/191095100064?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2c7e27d2a0 (http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=55407)

Bryce.

Is that the correct link?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:51, 14 March 14
Oops, how did it do that?? Link corrected: Gun Stick für Schneider/Amstrad CPC | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Gun-Stick-fur-Schneider-Amstrad-CPC-/191095100064?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2c7e27d2a0)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:40, 15 March 14
I was following a boxed one just lately, but it went for stupid money in the end, as do most things I'd like to buy: Very Rare Boxed Vintage Enterprise Sixty Four 64 Computer with Software +++ | (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Very-Rare-Boxed-Vintage-Enterprise-Sixty-Four-64-Computer-with-Software-/291097794352?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=k0h0PmO6%252FHi6EwGZgZnlATqan3s%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

Bryce.


That's a normal price for an Enterprise, they go for €300 usually...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 22:37, 16 March 14
I really didn't expected a win here  :D Since I saw a cool black 464 on cpcwiki I wanted to repaint a CPC.

Clavier Amstrad CPC 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Clavier-Amstrad-CPC-6128-/181345459541)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 22:42, 16 March 14
Please give a link to the repainted 464, and please let us see your 6128 after you have painted it. 8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 22:46, 16 March 14
You guys just missed out on an Amstrad CPC 464 for only £20!

Amstrad Cpc 464 With Original Monitor Joystick + 28 Games VGC | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Cpc-464-With-Original-Monitor-Joystick-28-Games-VGC-/251471319066?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3a8cdbd01a)

Local pick up which sucked


Back up!  :laugh:
Amstrad Cpc 464 With Original Monitor Joystick + 28 Games VGC | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Cpc-464-With-Original-Monitor-Joystick-28-Games-VGC/251477373780)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 23:26, 16 March 14
Please give a link to the repainted 464, and please let us see your 6128 after you have painted it. 8)


I found it, wasn't simple  :P
Just picked up this little beauty from Ireland (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/just-picked-up-this-little-beauty-from-ireland/105/)



Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 23:45, 16 March 14
Thanks, now I remember seeing that.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 19:54, 17 March 14
6128
AMSTRAD CPC6128 VINTAGE PERSONAL COMPUTER - WORKING WITH POWER & SCART CABLES | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC6128-VINTAGE-PERSONAL-COMPUTER-WORKING-WITH-POWER-SCART-CABLES-/301125839277?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item461c7fa9ad)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 23:01, 17 March 14
Amstrad CPC - "Dizzy" Games series | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331154932445?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 14:57, 18 March 14
Got 6 16k upgraded ZX81's, professionally composite modded
[ebay]111302493718[/ebay]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 21:33, 18 March 14
amstrad cpc 6128 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251478909129?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D251478909129%26_rdc%3D1)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 12:14, 19 March 14
Another Issue 1 Speccy
[ebay]111303329224[/ebay]
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 01:22, 21 March 14
Another Issue 1 Speccy
[ebay]111303329224[/ebay]

There's one here to Andy mate ;)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Issue 1 16K Computer W/ Fawn Keys In Excellent Condition (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=371028018594&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT)EXTREMELY LOW SERIAL No. 001-000341 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=371028018594&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 01:58, 21 March 14
I want one (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1990-Amstrad-Computer-Pin-badge-VGC-Enamel-/321331855636)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 15:28, 24 March 14
Amstrad/Schneider CPC464 Plus VERY RARE VINTAGE ALMOST MINT 90 Day Warrranty | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC464-Plus-VERY-RARE-VINTAGE-ALMOST-MINT-90-Day-Warrranty-/111308142228?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19ea7b7694)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 17:07, 24 March 14
Amstrad/Schneider CPC464 Plus VERY RARE VINTAGE ALMOST MINT 90 Day Warrranty | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC464-Plus-VERY-RARE-VINTAGE-ALMOST-MINT-90-Day-Warrranty-/111308142228?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19ea7b7694)

?? 250 quid ?? You can have mine for 240 and I'll throw in the postal costs too :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: gerald on 17:59, 24 March 14
?? 250 quid ?? You can have mine for 240 and I'll throw in the postal costs too :D

Bryce.
For 400 quid you also get a 6128+ or a 664 from this guy  :o
Video connectors and power supplies aren't cheap these days  :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 18:09, 24 March 14
What next, 16k spectrum selling for £1000 ? lol
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 18:10, 24 March 14
What next, 16k spectrum selling for £1000 ? lol

£1100 I think you'll find ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 20:08, 24 March 14
I was staggered too, time to get the keyboard on the spare 664 working a can of retrobrite and see what I can get.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 00:13, 26 March 14
I want one (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1990-Amstrad-Computer-Pin-badge-VGC-Enamel-/321331855636)

I couldn't help myself :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 11:48, 26 March 14
~ DER BLAUE KRISTALL ~ Amstrad CPC / Originalverpackung ~ BIG boxed ~ deutsch | (http://www.ebay.de/itm/DER-BLAUE-KRISTALL-Amstrad-CPC-Originalverpackung-BIG-boxed-deutsch-/261411665574?pt=DE_PC_Videospiele&hash=item3cdd5976a6)

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Crap, my stomach hurts from all the laughing. I need a rest.
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hahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why doesn't ebay stop these moronic prices? (rhetorical question) It's an offense to all our intellects.

Oh yes, just go on reading, BTW: untested!


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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: rockrabilia on 21:54, 26 March 14
Hello folks, I haven't posted on here before though do admit to lurking the forums for a number of years (in the nicest possible way of course!)  There's every chance I know a number of you already via eBay, or from shows that we've attended, but please consider this a big hello to you all!
 
Anyway, I hope this is the right place to post a blatent advert for some of our CPC listings... this week we are auctioning a number of rather lovely Infocom adventure titles.  It's rare for us to find this many Infocom games together in one go, let alone in this condition, hence the reason that I felt I had to shout about it:
 
rockrabilia | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/rockrabilia/m.html?_trkparms=65%253A1%257C66%253A1%257C39%253A1&_ipg=200&_sc=1&_sop=1&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1)
 
Six have been uploaded so far, along with a couple of other games including some Rainbird titles, but there are a further twelve Infocom auctions to be uploaded shortly.
 
Tim @ RoCKRaBiLiA  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 23:18, 26 March 14
Hey Tim,

Great to see you over here

Goodluck with your auctions

Rob (BB)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 23:20, 26 March 14
Hey Tim,

Great to see you over here

Goodluck with your auctions. For anyone who hasn't dealt with Tim before I will personally vouch for the fact he's a great chap and you can buy with confidence

Rob (BB)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 00:26, 27 March 14
so can I got  Gargoyle classics from them recently speedy delivery all working
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: rockrabilia on 00:39, 27 March 14
Great to see you over here

Goodluck with your auctions. For anyone who hasn't dealt with Tim before I will personally vouch for the fact he's a great chap and you can buy with confidence

Rob (BB)

Thanks for the generous words, Rob ;)


so can I got  Gargoyle classics from them recently speedy delivery all working

Cool, glad it reached you safely  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 01:07, 27 March 14
I'm hoping to get Elite for my dad. that'll make him very happy, assuming I can get our CPC disc drive working.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: xesrjb on 12:53, 27 March 14
Radiowecker, Modell CT1 Amstrad als Unterbaugerät Fernseher Monitor etc | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Radiowecker-Modell-CT1-Amstrad-als-Unterbaugerat-Fernseher-Monitor-etc-/271427168090?pt=DE_M%C3%B6bel_Wohnen_Wecker&hash=item3f3251e75a#ht_1322wt_1105)
 
NEW!!!!!
 
I've got one!
 
xesrjb
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 22:55, 29 March 14
Omg!! Holy *** Go on Dizzy fans! Amstrad 464/664/6128 9 Dizzy Games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-664-6128-9-Dizzy-Games-/191112046619?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item2c7f2a681b)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CPC Infocom games for sale on eBay
Post by: Nich on 21:46, 31 March 14
Anyway, I hope this is the right place to post a blatent advert for some of our CPC listings... this week we are auctioning a number of rather lovely Infocom adventure titles.  It's rare for us to find this many Infocom games together in one go, let alone in this condition, hence the reason that I felt I had to shout about it:
 
Six have been uploaded so far, along with a couple of other games including some Rainbird titles, but there are a further twelve Infocom auctions to be uploaded shortly.
Yikes! :o I know Infocom games are highly sought after, but it's very rare for CPC game to sell as high as the prices listed below:

Sorcerer (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390805920899?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £182.76
Spellbreaker (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390805920111?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £155.99
Wishbringer (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331162111349?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £160.99
The Witness (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331162109834?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £162.76
Suspect (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390805917556?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £162.76
Ballyhoo (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331162105164?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £103.99

With twelve more games to sell, I think Tim is going to be an awful lot richer by the end of this week! I'd just love to know where he got the games from. ;) I don't stand a chance of winning any of them now. :(

I remember an eBay auction over 10 years ago where 5 CPC Infocom games (including Suspended - a game that I was fascinated by at the time) were on sale for £50.00. I really wish I'd bought them now, but I was just a poor university student back then... :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:41, 01 April 14
Holy. Crap.


A happy seller...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 11:06, 01 April 14
Same reaction here. There's no way I could pay that much for one game. :(

Title: Re: CPC Infocom games for sale on eBay
Post by: rockrabilia on 12:56, 01 April 14
Yikes! :o I know Infocom games are highly sought after, but it's very rare for CPC game to sell as high

So, has this set some new records for CPC games?  Naturally we'd hoped for some decent bids on these, but I'll have to admit our expectations were somewhat surpassed  ;D   We await a further flurry of activity with this evening's final dozen auctions.  I can't imagine anyone has any money left, but we will see...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Token on 18:58, 01 April 14

I saw those games on the PCW :P text mode, meh :blank:

Rockrabilia: thanks for Pyjamarama, it was my first game ever ;) (I had the Amsoft version)

2 Cassettes Collector Rare Amstrad Amsoft Pour CPC464 | eBay (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/2-Cassettes-Collector-RARE-AMSTRAD-AMSOFT-pour-CPC464-/221406179284?pt=FR_Jeux_Vid%C3%A9o_Jeux_de_marchandises&hash=item338cd62fd4)


haha  :D 





Title: Re: CPC Infocom games for sale on eBay
Post by: Nich on 22:49, 01 April 14
So, has this set some new records for CPC games?  Naturally we'd hoped for some decent bids on these, but I'll have to admit our expectations were somewhat surpassed  ;D   We await a further flurry of activity with this evening's final dozen auctions.  I can't imagine anyone has any money left, but we will see...
I really don't know for certain, but as far as non-cartridge games are concerned, I reckon your recent sale of Sorcerer is the most expensive CPC game I've seen on eBay.

I've seen lots of French games (mostly adventure games) sell for well over the equivalent of £100 but I can't recall the highest price I've seen. However, a copy of Phénix Noir sold for about £173 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261432212241?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) yesterday. That's the only time I have ever seen this game on eBay so I'm not overly surprised it sold for so much!

However, these prices are not even close to the all-time record of £906.87 set back in October 2010 for the Holy Grail of cartridge games, Chase HQ II (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Chase_HQ_II:_Special_Criminal_Investigation).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 03:07, 02 April 14
Dad and I saw the Spectrum version on Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis got for nearly £1,000 on eBay last year.. He's never seen a proper CPC version in the flesh although he has a copied version..
Title: Re: CPC Infocom games for sale on eBay
Post by: Nich on 21:07, 02 April 14
We await a further flurry of activity with this evening's final dozen auctions.  I can't imagine anyone has any money left, but we will see...
And the results from round two are in...

Suspended (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163619462?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £193.00
Moonmist (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163618692?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £79.76
Leather Goddesses of Phobos (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390807625859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £64.36
Infidel (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163616859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £149.00
Hollywood Hijinx (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390807624421?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £66.00
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163614177?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £35.00
Cutthroats (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390807622382?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £67.00
The Lurking Horror (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163612351?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £73.00
Stationfall (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163611512?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £79.76
Planetfall (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163610305?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £64.36
Zork III (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390807619937?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £118.00
Zork II (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331163607730?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - £79.76

So Suspended has managed to surpass Sorcerer as the most expensive non-cartridge game I've seen on eBay! :)
Title: Re: CPC Infocom games for sale on eBay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 18:19, 03 April 14

So, has this set some new records for CPC games?  Naturally we'd hoped for some decent bids on these, but I'll have to admit our expectations were somewhat surpassed  ;D   We await a further flurry of activity with this evening's final dozen auctions.  I can't imagine anyone has any money left, but we will see...

Well done Tim. Can't think of a more deserving chap (well except for me of course ;) )

BB
Title: Re: CPC Infocom games for sale on eBay
Post by: Devlin on 02:00, 04 April 14
Well done Tim. Can't think of a more deserving chap (well except for me of course ;) )

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Wow. those went for quite a fair chunk of cash! I think i'll stick to the ones that cost £3-5 for now :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 19:25, 04 April 14
Dad would have loved those Infocom games but a bit too expensive.

He'll have to settle for hte games I've found him on eBay and hope no-one else bids.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: rockrabilia on 13:57, 06 April 14
So Suspended has managed to surpass Sorcerer as the most expensive non-cartridge game I've seen on eBay! :)
Gosh, that was all very exciting wasn't it!  S'pose it's back to dealing in £2.99 games again now it's all over ...
 
Well done Tim. Can't think of a more deserving chap (well except for me of course ;) )
Thank you!  Sadly, I'm all out of Issue 1 Spectrums so I had to pull something else out of the hat to keep up ;)
 
 
Anyway, in case it's of interest to anyone, we have a large quantity of Amsoft auctions up now.
There's a few titles here that we've never stocked before:  rockrabilia | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/rockrabilia/m.html?_trkparms=65%253A1%257C66%253A1%257C39%253A1&_ipg=200&_sc=1&_sop=1&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1)
 
Tim  :)
 
 
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 15:51, 06 April 14
I'm hoping to find a cheap disc copy of Hero Quest at some point so my daughter Annabelle and I can play it together.

(I do have a copy on my Amiga but the CPC version has a certain thrill to it)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: rockrabilia on 16:29, 06 April 14
I'm hoping to find a cheap disc copy of Hero Quest at some point so my daughter Annabelle and I can play it together.

(I do have a copy on my Amiga but the CPC version has a certain thrill to it)

Sadly that's not something that we have  :(   I had the original board game when it first came out - used to love playing that!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 18:28, 06 April 14
I've got the board game in my attic! But it's too much to set up, considering Annabelle's got exams coming up and she got a bit behind with work while I was in hospital. Also, now spring and summer is upon us, she'll be training for swimming competitions. Despite her disabilities, she's the best swimmer in town.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: EgoTrip on 18:52, 06 April 14
For 400 quid you also get a 6128+ or a 664 from this guy  :o
Video connectors and power supplies aren't cheap these days  :D

That seller is a greedy cunt. I hope his greed means he has to pay out a fortune in listing fees for NO return.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 20:41, 06 April 14
What next, 16k spectrum selling for £1000 ? lol

People have been known to try and sell Speccies for high sums (and not get them).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Optimus on 12:03, 07 April 14
Hey, a CPC+ 6128 here!


Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus Computer - Fully Working & Games | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131155408736)


What I don't understand is why this one is still at 99.99?
When another CPC+ appeared I paid a lot of money because I thought it's rare.
But this one, appear the next few days, it's depressing to think I paid 4 times the price and no war is happening for this one. Can't understand it..


So, get it if you want!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 12:22, 07 April 14
I don't want you to feel worse but that's probably on the upper end/bordering on expensive... You could have gotten a nice boxed one for 90euros/£75 on Amibay (http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=59761 (http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=59761)). OK it was AZERTY. I paid £70 for mine and that came with a tape input mod and Parados on the cartridge :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:24, 07 April 14
Yup, 4 times the price was definitely too much to pay. I got both my 6128+ and my 464+ for a lot less.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Optimus on 18:07, 07 April 14
Hehe, I know. It's a tough fact now. I was just too crazy to get my first CPC+, also it was very rare, months had past to see one, and I thought it was last opportunity. And even a regular CPC without even monitor could go at 100 today. Ok,. maybe not always, there are some cheaper ones too, but retro computers are quite more expensive than five years ago.


I should just forget it and enjoy my CPC+ and make it worth the money :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 18:51, 07 April 14
That's the spirit :) I spent €50 on a gold coloured C64 with a duff cassette player and couldn't look at it for over a year (it was a day after coming back from Oz so I was jetlagged)... it was probably worth €20 tops as I got a beaut mint Night Moves pack with original joysticks for €25. Actually that's a lie, I used it as a door stop for 3 months but kept tripping over it. It's now getting JiffyDOS and an SD2IEC professionally installed in it and I'll probably have a go at respraying it from the nasty gold colour.

Listen, if this bloke gets €200 for this GX4000 (http://www.adverts.ie/arcade-retro/amstrad-gx-4000-entertainment-system-plus-game/4873115 (http://www.adverts.ie/arcade-retro/amstrad-gx-4000-entertainment-system-plus-game/4873115)), you know you can always sell it in Ireland for what you paid for it :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:47, 07 April 14
Aren't the gold C64s quite rare though?

Mind you, I can understand the doorstop thing. I must have bought my C64 about 15 months ago now and it was turned on once to make sure it worked and never since... :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:42, 07 April 14
Paradroid90 would can probably confirm but AFAIK because they were only sprayed gold and so easy to fake the only ones worth anything are the ones with the original plaque from Commodore. There's a few things that lead me to think mine isn't quite right:
1. Mine is the C64G model and I am pretty sure all the gold ones were made before that
2. Someone's removed all the stickers from the top and bottom of the case...  :laugh:

I think it's as fake as my Chinese Rolex  ;D Still, I am going to use it now for installing stuff on as I don't care if I cut into the case.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Optimus on 07:49, 08 April 14
Anyway, my next plan is to get a Sam Coupe. These are more frequent but always get over 300.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 10:30, 08 April 14
Aren't the gold C64s quite rare though?

Mind you, I can understand the doorstop thing. I must have bought my C64 about 15 months ago now and it was turned on once to make sure it worked and never since... :(

Only if they are attached to the glass plate with circuitry design and were one of the aniversary ones. A gold one that some bloke sprayed in his garage tend to go for less :D

@beaker: Yes, only the breadbin version was made into these "1 Million sold" versions. Also, their side plate (the metal plate around the joystick ports) is always missing on them for some reason, but they are working C64s.
Regarding the €200 GX4000, I like to make offers of €2 or €3 on these sales, just so that the seller realises how far off the market price he is.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 11:24, 08 April 14
Anyway, my next plan is to get a Sam Coupe. These are more frequent but always get over 300.

Oi, hands off the next one in mine!!!  :laugh: So have you run out of the more common machines like me and turning your attention to the more exotics? Top of my list at the moment is the Sam Coupé, Sharp X68000 and Commodore Pet. I've just bought the WonderMega and FM Marty Towns II over the last month...

Regarding the €200 GX4000, I like to make offers of €2 or €3 on these sales, just so that the seller realises how far off the market price he is.

I tried that a couple of times (last time with some Electron games) and they just ignored me  :( You know the Irish, especially on the West coast; they'll want €5k for a clapped out old banger, and knock on your door to sell you their 15 year old couch rather than take it down the dump :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:00, 08 April 14
Commodore Pet?? Isn't the Tatung Einstein big and heavy enough for you? :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 12:35, 08 April 14
I needed something to weigh down the other side of the house  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 13:40, 08 April 14
Ah, the house starting to subside. That's what happens when you build houses on bog land :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 14:36, 08 April 14
Talking about big and heavy, I would like a TRS 80 model 2 and external disk drives on its own custom designed desk.
Only problem is my house is not big enough. ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: paradroid90 on 18:32, 08 April 14
I needed something to weigh down the other side of the house  ;D

Did the BBC Master not do that  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 18:39, 08 April 14
It did for a while  :D until the BBC Model B messed it all up again  >:( I've bought a second Amiga 1200 as a stop gap measure to try and stabilise the situation otherwise I might need to consider unpinning the foundations and back filling using Spectrums  :'(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 03:35, 09 April 14
It did for a while  :D until the BBC Model B messed it all up again  >:( I've bought a second Amiga 1200 as a stop gap measure to try and stabilise the situation otherwise I might need to consider unpinning the foundations and back filling using Spectrums  :'(

You can't use Speccys mate,... they are notouriously unstable ???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: BluesBrothers on 03:49, 09 April 14
People have been known to try and sell Speccies for high sums (and not get them).

In my defence I started the auction at 99p and the eventual buyer begged and begged for me to end the auction and relist for him buy it now and he stated the price :o

I shall feel no guilt especially as I'm already skint again ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 14:39, 10 April 14
vgc ZX81 boxed! (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111316933617)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 13:43, 11 April 14
Mint Issue 1 Speccy! (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111323666336)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 13:55, 11 April 14
It did for a while  :D until the BBC Model B messed it all up again  >:( I've bought a second Amiga 1200 as a stop gap measure to try and stabilise the situation otherwise I might need to consider unpinning the foundations and back filling using Spectrums  :'(
I'm beginning to wonder whether it was a good idea statically with all my hardware to resettle to a flat on the 5th floor. ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:28, 11 April 14
I'm beginning to wonder whether it was a good idea statically with all my hardware to resettle to a flat on the 5th floor. ;)

No problem, get yourself a Tatung and the building will sink you back down to being on the third floor. Save you some of that stair climbing. :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 16:01, 11 April 14
No problem, get yourself a Tatung and the building will sink you back down to being on the third floor. Save you some of that stair climbing. :)

Bryce.
Hehe. That sounds like a good solution, but I prefer some stair climbing to train my back a bit after sitting the whole day at the office. :)

That Tatung computer sounds very intriguing, if the shipping cost would not be that prohibitive. ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 16:29, 11 April 14
It's the crane hire that proves costly.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:57, 11 April 14
Hehe. That sounds like a good solution, but I prefer some stair climbing to train my back a bit after sitting the whole day at the office. :)

That Tatung computer sounds very intriguing, if the shipping cost would not be that prohibitive. ;)

Maybe the could have it floated down the Danube to you?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: MaV on 17:00, 11 April 14
*lol* Do it the old way? You know, that might actually be cheaper. ;)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:13, 14 April 14
It did for a while  :D until the BBC Model B messed it all up again  >:( I've bought a second Amiga 1200 as a stop gap measure to try and stabilise the situation otherwise I might need to consider unpinning the foundations and back filling using Spectrums  :'(

@Beaker: Spotted this for you over on ebay: Philips-Computer P 310 von 1977 - ein Museumsstück ! in in Düsseldorf | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-Computer-P-310-von-1977-ein-Museumsstuck-/130425021910?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item1e5defe5d6)

You'll need to place the computer and the quad 8in disk drives in the centre of the house but the drives should be 10cm closer to the BBCs than the Tatung, that should level things out.

Or if MaV decides to get it he can sink down to basement level.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:36, 14 April 14
Damn, it would have looked so awesome in my little alcove  ???
Title: Lankhor games sold on eBay
Post by: Nich on 23:23, 14 April 14
So Suspended has managed to surpass Sorcerer as the most expensive non-cartridge game I've seen on eBay! :)
This is just getting ridiculous now. Several games by Lankhor were on sale on eBay France recently and look how much they sold for:

La Malédiction (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111323353132?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - €999.00 (£829.69 at the time of posting this message)
La Crypte des Maudits (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111323354164?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - €999.00 (£829.69)
SDAW (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141248169520?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - €1,680.00 (£1,395.27)
Alive (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141248171406?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - €1,650.00 (£1,370.35)
Fugitif (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141248174920?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649) - €1,240.00 (£1,029.84)

I am well and truly gobsmacked! :o I used to own Fugitif and sold it on eBay France a few years ago for only £27! :'(

Of course, there is always the possibility that the buyer(s) won't pay upon realising just how much they have to cough up...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 23:30, 14 April 14
Well that doesn't sound like a good price to sell it at! Why didn't you stick a reserve on it? Has China discovered the CPC or something?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 00:11, 15 April 14
Nice Spectrum +2B on ebay! (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111326639046)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 01:51, 15 April 14
has the rest of the world suddenly realised what a fabulous machine the CPC actually is....
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 10:57, 15 April 14
Those prices are really out of this world...
Title: Re: Lankhor games sold on eBay
Post by: Nich on 22:14, 15 April 14
Well that doesn't sound like a good price to sell it at! Why didn't you stick a reserve on it? Has China discovered the CPC or something?
Are you referring to me selling Fugitif for £27? It's easy to say in hindsight that I should have set a reserve price, but I had actually bought my copy of Fugitif on eBay for around £8 (believe it or not!), and I was confident that it would sell for a high price. Again, in hindsight, £27 seems a very low sum now, but back then, I wasn't disappointed, given the price I had paid for the game originally.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: paradroid90 on 20:51, 16 April 14
How Much  :o

Amstrad 464 plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-plus-/281311824880?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item417f7dcbf0)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 21:50, 16 April 14
Switchblade on disc just went for £56!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 23:18, 16 April 14
How Much  :o

Amstrad 464 plus | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-plus-/281311824880?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item417f7dcbf0)

I have one in an identical condition I mean holy Hamish

and this too

Amstrad/Schneider CPC464 Plus VERY RARE VINTAGE ALMOST MINT 90 Day Warrranty | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC464-Plus-VERY-RARE-VINTAGE-ALMOST-MINT-90-Day-Warrranty-/111308142228?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19ea7b7694)

and thanks to Mr Bryce a fully functional one of these

Amstrad/Schneider CPC6128 Plus VERY RARE VINTAGE ALMOST MINT 90 Day Warrranty | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Schneider-CPC6128-Plus-VERY-RARE-VINTAGE-ALMOST-MINT-90-Day-Warrranty-/151277346147?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2338d51d63)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 23:36, 16 April 14
Surely there is a missing decimal point here

Amstrad CPC / PCW --- Level 9 TIME AND MAGIK: THE TRILOGY 1988 DISK 464/664/6128 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-PCW-Level-9-TIME-AND-MAGIK-THE-TRILOGY-1988-DISK-464-664-6128-/131156253112?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item1e898599b8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 00:00, 17 April 14
I was thinking that too - I think this is the second time it's been listed at that price.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 00:07, 17 April 14
I should be able to get those discs off this weekend.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Macc on 15:28, 17 April 14
Mint Issue 1 Speccy! (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111323666336)
Ending today!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: zeropolis79 on 20:53, 17 April 14
I should be able to get those discs off this weekend.

If that's addressed to me, thanks!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 16:46, 06 May 14
6128 going over on Amibay for £55 inc. UK postage. Keyboard doesn't look yellowed.

http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?60568-Amstrad-CPC6128 (http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?60568-Amstrad-CPC6128)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 18:28, 06 May 14
Ending today!


Out of curiosity... Is in this forum a single person interested in Spectrums?
imno it's a waste of time (for all) that spectrum stuff get's posted here.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 19:31, 06 May 14
I'm interested. TC is actually improving the sound on my +2 and sorting out the joystick port to work with Atari joysticks. I wouldn't mind an issue 1 at some point. Nice to see anything that a member is selling that's out of the ordinary (like an early version of a machine) :) shhh... I've actually been playing with my C64 over the last few weeks, and my other one is being fitted with JiffyDOS and I just bought an Ultimate II to go with it...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Ygdrazil on 19:42, 06 May 14

I'm also interested!


The Speccy is somehow related to the CPC, like it or not!



I'm interested. TC is actually improving the sound on my +2 and sorting out the joystick port to work with Atari joysticks. I wouldn't mind an issue 1 at some point. Nice to see anything that a member is selling that's out of the ordinary (like an early version of a machine) :) shhh... I've actually been playing with my C64 over the last few weeks, and my other one is being fitted with JiffyDOS and I just bought an Ultimate II to go with it...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:05, 06 May 14

Out of curiosity... Is in this forum a single person interested in Spectrums?
imno it's a waste of time (for all) that spectrum stuff get's posted here.

Proud owner of a ZX80, ZX81, 2x ZX Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128+ and Spectrum +3 :) They may not beat the CPC in any test, but they have their own charm. Especially if you grew up with one.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:12, 06 May 14
Out of curiosity... Is in this forum a single person interested in Spectrums?
I don't have one, so I'd buy a spectrum if there was one going cheap enough.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 21:23, 06 May 14
Interesting, thank for your answers. Guess the advantage of the Spectrum is it's text mode, but I don't know much about it. It's video chip seems to be similar the the CBS collecovison, which is a system I had at 1984 and liked much (pre CPC era ,-))


Can the speccy somehow beat the c64? (faster cpu maybe?).
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 11:43, 07 May 14
Interesting, thank for your answers. Guess the advantage of the Spectrum is it's text mode, but I don't know much about it. It's video chip seems to be similar the the CBS collecovison, which is a system I had at 1984 and liked much (pre CPC era ,-))

Can the speccy somehow beat the c64? (faster cpu maybe?).


The Spectrum actually doesn't have a text mode, just a 6KB monochrome bitmap with a cranky memory layout. It has character sized attributes on top of that to set foreground/background colour within each character. No hardware scrolling. No sprites. Fixed 256x192 display. Even if a 4MHz Z80 is faster overall than a 1MHz 6502-derivative, in games the C64's video hardware capabilities freed a lot of CPU time up.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 20:38, 07 May 14
I agree, the Z80 may run faster but with the CPC you spend around 2/3 of a frame just drawing stuff to the screen - so in reality you are working with a 1mhz processor :(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 23:04, 10 May 14
AAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I just missed out on a PcW 16, I remembered the auction with just 6 seconds to go, and could not get a bid in, it sold for just £13.18.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 00:16, 11 May 14
I agree, the Z80 may run faster but with the CPC you spend around 2/3 of a frame just drawing stuff to the screen - so in reality you are working with a 1mhz processor :(


He does.  :)  No me though  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 09:19, 11 May 14
I just missed out on a PcW 16, I remembered the auction with just 6 seconds to go, and could not get a bid in, it sold for just £13.18.

Did it have a mouse with it?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 12:58, 11 May 14
Did it have a mouse with it?
Yes, is did come with a mouse. Did actually look "cute"  ;D


See link for the auction below :

AMSTRAD PcW16 - VINTAGE PC - 1995 - VERY RARE - PERFECT WORKING ORDER | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-PcW16-VINTAGE-PC-1995-VERY-RARE-PERFECT-WORKING-ORDER-/261474406044?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3ce116ce9c)


Look below for a "nice" description of an Amstrad PC2086/30.
The seller really gives his personal experience with this machine (2014 experiences I think  ::) )

Amstrad PC2086/30 - Craptastic Plastic Fantastic | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-PC2086-30-Craptastic-Plastic-Fantastic-/321402326344?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ad5124d48)


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: TFM on 23:54, 11 May 14
Yes, is did come with a mouse. Did actually look "cute"  ;D


See link for the auction below :

AMSTRAD PcW16 - VINTAGE PC - 1995 - VERY RARE - PERFECT WORKING ORDER | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-PcW16-VINTAGE-PC-1995-VERY-RARE-PERFECT-WORKING-ORDER-/261474406044?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item3ce116ce9c)


Look below for a "nice" description of an Amstrad PC2086/30.
The seller really gives his personal experience with this machine (2014 experiences I think  ::) )

Amstrad PC2086/30 - Craptastic Plastic Fantastic | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-PC2086-30-Craptastic-Plastic-Fantastic-/321402326344?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4ad5124d48)


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY


OMG! Whoever bought it, just made the deal of his life!!!

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 20:59, 12 May 14
Is this any consolation?

AMSTRAD PCW 9512 FRONT PANEL | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-PCW-9512-FRONT-PANEL-/331187751774?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4d1c540b5e)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 21:12, 12 May 14
still has not found that decimal point yet

Amstrad CPC / PCW --- Level 9 TIME AND MAGIK: THE TRILOGY 1988 DISK 464/664/6128 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-PCW-Level-9-TIME-AND-MAGIK-THE-TRILOGY-1988-DISK-464-664-6128-/131180540525?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item1e8af8326d)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Optimus on 11:40, 19 May 14
Look, look,.. Vintage Pang gx4000 gx-4000 Amstrad computer game | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Pang-gx4000-gx-4000-Amstrad-computer-game-/191156565541?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item2c81d1b625)


I am keeping myself from buying. 50 is too much, but is one of the games I want.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 11:45, 19 May 14
That label looks so dodgy  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 14:37, 19 May 14
Yeah, I think the genuine label is usually *worse* quality than that!  ;D

I suspect, but it's hard to tell without examining it for real, but that looks genuine to me! The label should be dot-matrix printed and it's hard to tell from that picture whether it is or not...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:50, 19 May 14
Really? I was expecting the label design to at least be similar to my dodgy copy on the right  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:57, 19 May 14
Really? I was expecting the label design to at least be similar to my dodgy copy on the right  :laugh:
both label designs are genuine I believe.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 15:35, 19 May 14
Hectic, learn something new every day. I knew of just the white labels from the demo machines and the design I have  :)

Title: 464+ collect from pontefract
Post by: steve on 02:33, 23 May 14
Starting price £50.
Amstrad 464 Plus Vintage Rare Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-Plus-Vintage-Rare-Computer/191184568514?_trksid=p2045573.c100034.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107092241%26meid%3D7089881947032037887%26pid%3D100034%26prg%3D20140107092241%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D151309138502)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 10:19, 23 May 14
Starting price £50.
Amstrad 464 Plus Vintage Rare Computer | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-464-Plus-Vintage-Rare-Computer/191184568514?_trksid=p2045573.c100034.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107092241%26meid%3D7089881947032037887%26pid%3D100034%26prg%3D20140107092241%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D151309138502)

Strangely you tempt me!

Craig
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:12, 23 May 14
Strangely you tempt me!

Craig

That would be quite a round trip for you, it's collection only.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:15, 23 May 14
My parents in law live locally and we are visiting then at the end of June. ☺
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Terje_Norway on 19:32, 24 May 14
Hi,


You could have a look at the following auction :


Silicon Disc interface for Amstrad cpc 464. 256K Ram and OS on rom. Ultra rare.

Silicon Disc interface for Amstrad cpc 464. 256K Ram and OS on rom. Ultra rare. (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silicon-Disc-interface-for-Amstrad-cpc-464-256K-Ram-and-OS-on-rom-Ultra-rare-/390844160745?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item5b00209ae9)


This is now at 115 GBP and I don't think it's done yet. It's actually quite RARE and could actually end up in the region of 200-300 GBP (I think ! ! !)


Yours



Terje Grind

NORWAY


PS Years ago I bought two of the 6128 version. I think I payed about 60 EUR each (including postage). Those were the days  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 19:51, 24 May 14
Isn't that item this one (http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Dk%27tronics_Memory_Expansion_Gallery#256k_RAM_Silicon_Disc_for_CPC_464.2F664_.28ROM_and_RAM_in_separate_cartridges.29)?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 21:07, 24 May 14
I've got two of those here. I'm rich!!! Not.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:19, 25 May 14
Perhaps I should sell my 6128 silicon disc to finance the 464 plus
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 18:04, 26 May 14
The prices for Plus's  seem to go up and up I got my 6128 with monitor and 464 plus for £80 each both work.

Thanks to the brilliant Bryce the floppy drive for the plus is cooking with gas...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 18:29, 26 May 14
Seems to be prices in general, or maybe I am tight-fisted  :laugh:

I'm trying to fill up a pallet in the UK with retro machines but everything on ebay seems to be going for stupid money :( Even importing things like the Sega 32x from the US isn't worth it with the postage and import taxes they charge you these days.

I'm actually finding a few things much cheaper in Ireland like a nice boxed Texas Instruments TI-99/4A for £20 which must be a first  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:00, 26 May 14
There's a copy of Billy la Banlieue breaking new ground at €199 on eBay right now, if anyone feels stupid enough.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: robcfg on 19:12, 26 May 14
Even less known computers like the Dragon 32 are getting quite high on eBay. Go figure...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:01, 26 May 14
If I was not after the 464 plus I'd be interested in this


AMSTRAD CPC 464 COMPUTER - GAMES / JOY STICKS / DISK-DRIVE / SPEECH / BUNDLE | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COMPUTER-GAMES-JOY-STICKS-DISK-DRIVE-SPEECH-BUNDLE/321412854997?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222006%26algo%3DSIC.FITP%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107083358%26meid%3D7179259367707151571%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D20140107083358%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D390844160745)


WOW 464, Mono screen, DDI-1 and Floppy drive for £100.


Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 00:49, 27 May 14
Or this 464/ctm/ddi-1 and games, AMSTRAD CPC 464 COLOUR COMPUTER & COLOUR MONITOR PLUS FLOPPY DISC AND GAMES. | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COLOUR-COMPUTER-COLOUR-MONITOR-PLUS-FLOPPY-DISC-AND-GAMES/390850585961?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222003%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D22472%26meid%3D7180967368821763000%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9725%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D321412854997&rt=nc)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:10, 27 May 14
Or this 464/ctm/ddi-1 and games, AMSTRAD CPC 464 COLOUR COMPUTER & COLOUR MONITOR PLUS FLOPPY DISC AND GAMES. | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-CPC-464-COLOUR-COMPUTER-COLOUR-MONITOR-PLUS-FLOPPY-DISC-AND-GAMES/390850585961?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222003%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D22472%26meid%3D7180967368821763000%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9725%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D321412854997&rt=nc)

That one looks like a non runner tho.

Craig

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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 01:17, 27 May 14
That one looks like a non runner tho.

Craig

Maybe, but it is collection only so the price won't rise much and should be a bargain.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 23:08, 27 May 14
WTF!  :-X A 464+ currently at over £200 with 5 minutes to go: Amstrad 464 Plus Vintage Rare Computer | eBay  :o :o :o  (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191184568514)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:34, 28 May 14
WTF!  :-X A 464+ currently at over £200 with 5 minutes to go: Amstrad 464 Plus Vintage Rare Computer | eBay  :o :o :o  (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191184568514)

And now it's my 464+ for 205. It's the monitor I really wanted. One with no yellowing. The 464 plus is just a bonus. I see a new HxC order coming up. Maybe next month.

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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 00:41, 28 May 14
HxC for the 464+???  ??? You do know it's not got a disk controller on the motherboard so you'll need to get someone to build one?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:47, 28 May 14
HxC for the 464+???  ??? You do know it's not got a disk controller on the motherboard so you'll need to get someone to build one?

I have 2 failed 6128 plus boards here that just want to donate an FDC etc....

So luck being I'll end up with a HxC equipped 4128 plus.

Craig

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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 00:55, 28 May 14
Ah, that makes more sense  :D Sounds cool, I've got the 6128+ with tape mod but I want to get a 464+ to do exactly the same  :laugh: Let us know how it goes, with pictures  :) I've thought about getting a CPC monitor but ended up going for this Sony PVM SONY Trinitron PVM-14L4 14" inch Professional Broadcast Video CRT Monitor | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271503731559) today that I'll use with my CPC's and everything else after it turned out my current Trinitron is left severely wanting with half my console collection  :'(
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 00:56, 28 May 14
It's the monitor I really wanted. One with no yellowing.

There was one on eBay a couple of months ago that was only 99p, and it only sold after being listed 3 times.

I would strongly suggest getting a Sony Trinitron 14" instead, you can pick those up for £10 and the picture is 1000x better  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 01:04, 28 May 14
I've been pretty disappointed with my 14 inch Trinitron. Give it any exotic to handle and all I get is a black and white image. Look how it's making my poor PC Engine cry in the bottom right corner  :laugh:

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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:48, 28 May 14
There was one on eBay a couple of months ago that was only 99p, and it only sold after being listed 3 times.

I would strongly suggest getting a Sony Trinitron 14" instead, you can pick those up for £10 and the picture is 1000x better  :)


I also like the styling and one plug solution as amstrad intended.


My current plus monitor is a little tatty and slightly yellowed, and I have an emergency b/w one if it ever dies completely. but that one looke un blemished and (for want of a better word) new. I always wanted a 464 plus as well so now I can have one. I'll need to perfect my soldering skills before I tackle the RAM IC's I guess but at least the FDC is socketed on the 6128 plus ;)

Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: mr_lou on 07:38, 28 May 14
HxC for the 464+???  ??? You do know it's not got a disk controller on the motherboard so you'll need to get someone to build one?

Are you sure about that? Bryce installed a HxC in my CPCplus, and I don't remember him adding a disk-controller too.

I've been looking at the CM14 monitor too to go with my CPCplus, but so far still not hooked enough on it. Maybe some day. It's just a bit more awesome having a "complete" set.  :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: pelrun on 10:21, 28 May 14
I've been pretty disappointed with my 14 inch Trinitron. Give it any exotic to handle and all I get is a black and white image.


Is it set to the correct broadcast mode (PAL/NTSC)? If it's in the wrong one for the input you'll get B&W like that.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 11:19, 28 May 14
I've been pretty disappointed with my 14 inch Trinitron. Give it any exotic to handle and all I get is a black and white image. Look how it's making my poor PC Engine cry in the bottom right corner  :laugh:

Well that will happen if you will insist on buying the wrong one ;)

Silver my man, you need the silver one :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 11:23, 28 May 14
Are you sure about that? Bryce installed a HxC in my CPCplus, and I don't remember him adding a disk-controller too.

I've been looking at the CM14 monitor too to go with my CPCplus, but so far still not hooked enough on it. Maybe some day. It's just a bit more awesome having a "complete" set.  :)

 :D Bad choice of words on my part, I meant the sockets are there but you need the components/parts to build it (see Mainboard Versions - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Mainboard_Versions#CPC_6128.2B))

Is it set to the correct broadcast mode (PAL/NTSC)? If it's in the wrong one for the input you'll get B&W like that.

My version, sony trinitron kv-14t1u doesn't do NTSC signals through scart apparently. I've been through the service menu and there doesn't seem to be any options to change it. This means I can't use my NEC PC FX, Sega WonderMega, PC Engine and PC Engine Duo (although the SG-1000 II should be OK as Bryce modded it to RGB :) )

It doesn't so S-video so I can't use my PAL C64

Also my Texas Instruments TI-99/4A is going to use component which the TV definitely doesn't support.

Well that will happen if you will insist on buying the wrong one ;)

Silver my man, you need the silver one :)

lol, yeah. I've been looking out for one for the last year but there's none coming up in my area. The PVM should be better still (although obviously I won't be able to use RF). It supports all video system standard (even SECAM I believe) and has connectors for RGB, Component and S-video.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 12:24, 28 May 14
Are you sure about that? Bryce installed a HxC in my CPCplus, and I don't remember him adding a disk-controller too.

I added the µPD765, SED (data separator), some logic and a pile of capacitors to your 464+ to make the HxC work, but they all fit on the original PCB as the 464+ and 6128+ used the same PCB.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:58, 28 May 14
Any chance of a photo of the finished mod. The location of the hxc screen and buttons etc. I am pretty sure Bryce would do a better job than me

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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 14:16, 28 May 14
Here's a link to the thread :) 464+ Mod (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/464-mod/)

If Bryce is too busy I might know of someone else who can do it in the UK :)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 14:26, 28 May 14
Beaker got there before me :) By the way, it's a massive amount of work that took several weeks to complete.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:08, 28 May 14
Beaker got there before me :) By the way, it's a massive amount of work that took several weeks to complete.

Bryce.

The length of time and to some extent the cost does not bother me. I have a tape-modded 6128+ anyway. And to be honest I'd rather send it to someone I trust (yes Bryce, that's you) and if he is happy to take on the job of sourcing the components and fitting them the any price or wait is reasonable.

Regards Craig.

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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:47, 29 May 14
Beaker got there before me :) By the way, it's a massive amount of work that took several weeks to complete.

Bryce.


Looking at that thread you did FAR more on that than I would need.


I would *only* be looking for the 128k and floppy mod. I intend using a Symbiface or X-Mem on the 464 plus. I suppose I will buy an external cased HxC for it.


Is it possible to connect both a Floppy drive and HxC to the external drive connector or does the internal connector also need to be brought to the outside?


Regards


Craig
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 00:00, 30 May 14
I bought an external HxC and it's the best way to go if you have multiple machines. I use mine with my 664, 6128, 6128+, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, BBC Master and Tatung Einstein. The Atari ST and Archimedes 3010 I went/going for an internal HxC to mix it up a bit  :laugh:

P.S. I am sure Bryce fitted the external floppy connector to MrLou's machines so he can probably fit an ABBA switch or you can buy the external floppy cable with the switches to turn off the internal drive and set the HxC as drive A.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: martw80888 on 20:02, 31 May 14
Been busy getting some of my collection up on ebay:  Amstrad CPC6128 for spares/repair, plus manual, cables, system disks etc | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151315811622?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)

I have other related items up too, click on the "see other items" link to get to them.

Although the listings don't say so, I am willing to send items outside the UK, send me a message if you need a quote on postage costs.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:07, 31 May 14
Heh, that daisy-chained ROMbox is funny :D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: martw80888 on 20:11, 31 May 14
It is an odd one :)

Looks tidy enough when it's all put together though.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:56, 31 May 14
Heh, it looks like your TV is a microwave! :D I suspect your computer has been fried...  ;D
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: dcdrac on 21:56, 03 June 14
If only I had the cash....

MITS Altair 680 Vintage Microcomputer - EXCELLENT Working Condtion | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITS-Altair-680-Vintage-Microcomputer-EXCELLENT-Working-Condtion-/271506867662?pt=US_Vintage_Computers_Mainframes&hash=item3f371205ce)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 22:52, 03 June 14
Do'h, if only I hadn't just bought an MSX2 today  :laugh:
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: redbox on 23:16, 03 June 14
Do'h, if only I hadn't just bought an MSX2 today  :laugh:

Oh my, I want one of those.

Whether I need one is a different matter  8)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 23:23, 03 June 14
lol, this is where I bought mine today  :D

Hardware verkoop (http://www.bas-ditta.info/verkoopenlinks/hardware%20engels.htm)

I'll let you know what they're like when they arrive but Bas seems to be well regarded in the MSX circles. Postage is also quite expensive - he quoted me €45 to UK/Ireland for the 8250 but fortunately someone else was also interested in an MSX so we were able to split the postage. Bas also mentioned he's running low on stock. I think we might have the last 8250  :-[
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 23:24, 03 June 14
If only I had the cash....

MITS Altair 680 Vintage Microcomputer - EXCELLENT Working Condtion | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITS-Altair-680-Vintage-Microcomputer-EXCELLENT-Working-Condtion-/271506867662?pt=US_Vintage_Computers_Mainframes&hash=item3f371205ce)

Oooo, it's "only" €920 at the moment... tempting :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 20:05, 05 June 14
God, what a beauty...
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 20:14, 05 June 14
I want one just cos of all the lights and flicky switches!    I can't resist flicky switches!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 22:58, 05 June 14
God, what a beauty...

Yes, but if I was going to spend that much, it would have to be an 8800. Much more interesting.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 00:10, 07 June 14
Ah yes, you're right about that!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 00:38, 24 June 14
Did anyone on the board here get this?

Huge collection of rare vintage computer games and accessories for Amstrad 6128+ (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Huge-collection-of-rare-vintage-computer-games-and-accessories-for-Amstrad-6128-/261504408647)

Bit p*ssed as I've been after a copy of Super Cauldron for 10 years now and I forgot to bid  ???
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: steve on 02:18, 24 June 14
Not much for £277.50.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:28, 24 June 14
Did anyone on the board here get this?

Huge collection of rare vintage computer games and accessories for Amstrad 6128+ (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Huge-collection-of-rare-vintage-computer-games-and-accessories-for-Amstrad-6128-/261504408647)

Bit p*ssed as I've been after a copy of Super Cauldron for 10 years now and I forgot to bid  ???

Damn, I could have done with 'legalising' my copy of prehistorik 2 too.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Optimus on 15:25, 26 June 14
Hey, an Amstrad Mega PC (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-Mega-PC-Complete-/201111658047?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item2ed3305e3f)!
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Gryzor on 19:43, 26 June 14
Damn, the date only goes up to 2010, so I won't be bidding.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Neil79 on 18:22, 09 July 14
RARE GAME ~ Ocean/Nintendo Software ~ The Mario Brothers are Here ~ Amstrad CPC (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-GAME-Ocean-Nintendo-Software-The-Mario-Brothers-are-Here-Amstrad-CPC-/111396663134?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19efc22f5e)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Trebmint on 19:47, 09 July 14
RARE GAME ~ Ocean/Nintendo Software ~ The Mario Brothers are Here ~ Amstrad CPC (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-GAME-Ocean-Nintendo-Software-The-Mario-Brothers-are-Here-Amstrad-CPC-/111396663134?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item19efc22f5e)
Never heard of this game. Is it indeed rare?
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: ralferoo on 21:15, 09 July 14
Never heard of this game. Is it indeed rare?
Looks pretty dire from the screenshot(s): Mario Bros. for Amstrad CPC (1987) - MobyGames (http://www.mobygames.com/game/mario-bros)
More info: Mario Bros. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Bros). and http://www.mariowiki.com/Mario_Bros._%28game%29 (http://www.mariowiki.com/Mario_Bros._%28game%29)
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 22:01, 09 July 14
There was a CPC version?   :o

It's a great little game especially in 2 players.  It was also included as an extra on Super Mario Bros 3 on NES and I spent many hours playing my friends at it when not playing the main game.   Part of the fun is that the players are solid to each other and can be bumped into the enemies.  Or you can knock a safely flipped over back the right way up again just as the other player is about to finish them off and they get killed.   Ahh, I love 2 player games where you can be co-operative and lovely to each other but then choose to backstab them all to hell.  They're the best kind!

Hm, CPC version doesn't look as good from the screenshots but I dunno if it plays anywhere near as well as the NES game.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:55, 09 July 14
There was a CPC version?   :o

<snip>

Hm, CPC version doesn't look as good from the screenshots but I dunno if it plays anywhere near as well as the NES game.


Hmmm, The floor is **WAY** too slippery on the CPC Version, making it nearly impossible to jump accurately (I just tested it from NVG) but I can see the attraction of the 2 player version. Therefore in my opinion it is not worth the 34.99 that it is currently on Ebay for.


One for the collectors I guess.... Perhaps it is rare because it is not so good ;)


Craig
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: remax on 23:09, 09 July 14
I had it back in the days. Quite a good port of the arcade version. But i don't think it's nowhere a rare game
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: beaker on 23:27, 09 July 14
Yeah, I had a couple of copies of it on tape when I was younger, I wouldn't have thought it was rare at all.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: SyX on 16:29, 10 July 14
I had it back in the days. Quite a good port of the arcade version. But i don't think it's nowhere a rare game
I think the same, that game was common as mud. Nice for a two player game, better in green monitor than in the colour one... what awful palette!!!.

But i never will understand why the mode 0 loading screen simulating game sprites and the game was in mode 1!?!??!?!
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Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Bryce on 16:35, 10 July 14
In ebayworld anything can be ***RARE*** if the seller wants it to be. :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Carnivius on 16:36, 10 July 14
I understand the palette choice.  Red & blue for Mario's usual colouring, black for outlines/details/background and white being the final colour so it's a neutral one able to be used all over.   It's not pretty but it is somewhat logical.   But yeah this should have been a Mode 0 game anyways and that loading screen just confirms that it would have looked much better.   Even the Mode 0 Mario there looks far better defined than the Mode 1 version.  Bit of a tease that.
Title: Re: Latest on ebay
Post by: Border_7 on 03:51, 11 July 14
Not quite ebay, but New Zealand's TradeMe:

Amstrad CPC 3" Discs | Trade Me (http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vintage/auction-751323004.htm)

8 Blank 3" discs + 5 games.... NZ $20 !!
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Post by: BluesBrothers on 13:56, 11 July 14
This looks in really good condition

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191239219559&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191239219559&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160)

worth every penny to I reckon
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Post by: Bryce on 14:41, 11 July 14
This looks in really good condition

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191239219559&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191239219559&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160)

worth every penny to I reckon

But how much will it end up selling for?

Bryce.
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Post by: steve on 14:46, 11 July 14
It does not have a monitor so it may not work and it is likely that the keyboard membrane will need to be replaced, so it is already overpriced.
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Post by: BluesBrothers on 14:53, 11 July 14
The membrane I'll admit is a bugger but these are usually easily fixed and it is in wonderful condition. It suppose it's a case of how swayed by condition you are.

Honestly if I wasn't brassed atm I might consider it to add to my ever increasing CPC collection. Unfortunately it might cost me parts of my anatomy with the wife :o
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Post by: beaker on 15:20, 11 July 14
Yeah, I didn't think the CPC's were that hard to bring back to life? For a boxed version in that external condition I'd definitely have a punt at that price. Thanks BB :)
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Post by: steve on 15:26, 11 July 14
The membrane will cost £25-£30.
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Post by: beaker on 15:33, 11 July 14
True, from RWAP. To me, if I could buy it and have it working for around the £150 (given the external condition from what I can see in the pictures, and it's boxed with the original polystyrene innards) I wouldn't feel really feel like I'd been done...
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Post by: CPC_Fan on 16:47, 11 July 14
That looks in pretty good condition. If only I had that sort of money spare (plus more most likely), I would place a bid on it....
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Post by: Gryzor on 00:23, 14 July 14
Mind you, it may be boxed but the grime on the keys shows it's been well used...
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Post by: beaker on 12:11, 14 July 14
True, although they don't seem yellowed and the blue colour doesn't seem to have faded.
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Post by: Poliander on 21:15, 14 July 14
This is some really rare stuff I believe. Seen on Home Computer Schneider CPC 464 + Kassette | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Home-Computer-Schneider-CPC-464-Kassette-/291190343842)
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Post by: Token on 21:30, 14 July 14
Need!


 ;)


PS: very nice, never saw it before. Rare?!1
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Post by: beaker on 21:32, 14 July 14
I think it's just a Schneider 464 that's been painted to make it look like a prototype. The wavy sticker above the main keys is a bit of a giveaway not to mention the pastic behind the cassette perspex is still grey.  :-X
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Post by: Gryzor on 23:01, 14 July 14
True (bis). I was just mentioning it to show it's not new/mint, probably, lovely as it looks.
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Post by: ralferoo on 23:32, 14 July 14
The matching PSU is also a giveaway. Even if the prototype had a PSU rather than a monitor, it'd have had a UK power plug on the end!
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Post by: Token on 23:57, 14 July 14
Those white sheets everywhere, he really want to sell it for good money  :)
But very nice CPC at least. (made my day)





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Post by: CraigsBar on 23:58, 14 July 14
I think it's just a Schneider 464 that's been painted to make it look like a prototype. The wavy sticker above the main keys is a bit of a giveaway not to mention the pastic behind the cassette perspex is still grey.  :-X


I saw a white CPC 464 prototype once, It was for sale on a market stall for £90 and it looked lovely, but it was 1986ish and I already had one at home so did not even think of buying it. Damn if only I had.


Craig
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Post by: Gryzor on 10:43, 16 July 14
Damn indeed...
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Post by: Poliander on 21:11, 16 July 14
Looks like he's ramping up for mass production (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Home-Computer-Schneider-CPC-464-Edition-BEIGE-Kassette-/291192467737).
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Post by: CraigsBar on 22:27, 16 July 14
Looks like he's ramping up for mass production (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Home-Computer-Schneider-CPC-464-Edition-BEIGE-Kassette-/291192467737).


Still have the same flaws tho, the Obvious grey plastic on the tape door, and the oh too dark keyboard.


I wish I'd bought the one I saw LOL. nearly 30 years later I have regret... Ooops!
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Post by: steve on 23:21, 16 July 14
It looks nice, like a bar of white chocolate. ;D

It's funny how some Amiga owners are painting their Amigas black and here we have someone painting their CPC white or is it really white plastic?.
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Post by: Poliander on 23:24, 16 July 14
It's funny how some Amiga owners are painting their Amigas black and here we have someone painting their CPC white or is it really white plastic?.

I'll tell you by the end of the week.
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Post by: CraigsBar on 23:28, 16 July 14
It looks nice, like a bar of white chocolate. ;D

It's funny how some Amiga owners are painting their Amigas black and here we have someone painting their CPC white or is it really white plastic?.


the *real* white ones were white/cream plastic with cream and grey keyboards. and looked *really* very nice. A real one now however will be extremely expensive.


Craig
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Post by: EgoTrip on 23:50, 16 July 14
That fake proto CPC really does look good. If I ever had a real CPC again i'd want it to look like that.
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Post by: Neil79 on 19:44, 19 July 14
bmx simulator *sealed* 6 amstrad cpc 4 zx spectrum games job lot joblot bundle | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmx-simulator-sealed-6-amstrad-cpc-4-zx-spectrum-games-job-lot-joblot-bundle-/271553193586?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3f39d4e672)


 :laugh:
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Post by: Carnivius on 19:49, 19 July 14
bmx simulator *sealed* 6 amstrad cpc 4 zx spectrum games job lot joblot bundle | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmx-simulator-sealed-6-amstrad-cpc-4-zx-spectrum-games-job-lot-joblot-bundle-/271553193586?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3f39d4e672)


 :laugh:

The price!   :o
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Post by: EgoTrip on 19:50, 19 July 14
Wow what a bargain, I think I will bid £200 just to make sure I win.
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Post by: Carnivius on 19:51, 19 July 14
Most of his other listings are sensibly priced but then there are a few which have crazy prices.  I don't get it.
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Post by: EgoTrip on 19:51, 19 July 14
Probably just a typo, might be worth messaging him and letting him know
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Post by: Neil79 on 19:54, 19 July 14
Probably just a typo, might be worth messaging him and letting him know




yeh bmx simulator *sealed* 6 amstrad cpc 4 zx spectrum games job lot joblot bundle | (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmx-simulator-sealed-6-amstrad-cpc-4-zx-spectrum-games-job-lot-joblot-bundle-/271552626870?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3f39cc40b6)  :D
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Post by: EgoTrip on 19:58, 19 July 14
Saying that he does have some Ocean original games priced very high, like Donkey Kong. I know this is rare on the CPC but I don't follow Spectrum. Chances are it could be though?
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Post by: gerald on 20:02, 19 July 14
Looks like he's ramping up for mass production (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Home-Computer-Schneider-CPC-464-Edition-BEIGE-Kassette-/291192467737).
And this one has cost down mother board  ;)
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Post by: beaker on 20:41, 19 July 14
..and he still hasn't got back to me about the shipping costs to Ireland  :laugh:

I wonder if he decided to repaint them because the plastics were getting yellowed?  :laugh: The dark grey plastics  ???
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Post by: ralferoo on 23:40, 19 July 14
Not technically related to the Amstrad, but this Schneider euro PC looks beautiful (but only ships to Germany): Schneider Euro PC mit Top Zubehör! | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-Euro-PC-mit-Top-Zubehor/291189610271)
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Post by: jbaudrand on 09:03, 20 July 14
Well I have sold my entire collection in the 90's to my uncle for buying an A500... What a fool I've been... not to mention my uncle who throw it away...
just saw this:

Amstrad Discs Lucasfilm Games Prestige Collection Activision 1987 Ultra Rare | (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Amstrad-discs-Lucasfilm-games-Prestige-Collection-Activision-1987-ultra-rare-/261529797843?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_146&hash=item3ce46404d3)

I want to hang myself...
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Post by: Poliander on 10:31, 20 July 14
Not technically related to the Amstrad, but this Schneider euro PC looks beautiful (but only ships to Germany): Schneider Euro PC mit Top Zubehör! | eBay (http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-Euro-PC-mit-Top-Zubehor/291189610271)

Saw this too. The battery has bleeded out and the boot process is hanging, probably a defective floppy. I like those devices, they're like spiritual successors of the CPCs.
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Post by: Poliander on 15:54, 20 July 14
So here is one of those white colored Schneider CPC 464. It still had a very strong paint smell when I opened the box, it even was a little bit gluey... the color will probably peel off when you touch it too hard. It's a casing from a Spanish exemplar. Will return it to sender tomorrow.

Edit: attaching images fails... so here's a link (http://bayimg.com/HaPMmaafF)
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Post by: gerald on 16:46, 20 July 14
It's a casing from a Spanish exemplar.
You cannot tell that from the port marking, french one also have the port marking written in Spanish as well as English.
I suspect the Spanish marking has to do with Spanish law import (like the spanish keyboard / 472 / etc).
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Post by: beaker on 20:31, 20 July 14
While I am happy to see something I own appreciate in value, is anyone else getting a tad worried that retro machines seem to be going through the roof over the last 6 months? It seemed to start off with NES and SNES games; whereas you were able to buy boxed games 4 or 5 years ago for a couple of quid, suddenly they doubled, trebled or quadrupled in price (which is why I now prefer using Everdrives and their kin) and now everything else seems to be following suit...

£182 for that 464 in the end Amstrad, CPC 664, Vimtage Computer, Boxed | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191239219559) and items like the 464+ seem to be going up in value.

I originally got into collecting retro machines because it was a cheap hobby and your money went quite far. These days it seems every bit as expensive as buying modern machines. I'm just wondering where it will all end?  :laugh:
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Post by: Poliander on 21:14, 20 July 14
Not really. 664s in good shape are really rare. On the other side, you still can get a working 464 for around 25 €. This one even has its original packaging... mmmmh :-)
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Post by: beaker on 22:37, 20 July 14
 :laugh: Maybe I am just turning into an old miser and sour at keep being outbid on Panasonic Q's  :laugh:
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Post by: CraigsBar on 23:55, 20 July 14
:laugh: Maybe I am just turning into an old miser and sour at keep being outbid on Panasonic Q's  :laugh:


After a quick bit of googling now I want one of those too!
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