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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #300 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay - 464 package in Melbourne Australia
« Reply #301 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.
 
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #302 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
Amstrad 79 x CF-2 3" floppy discs | eBay


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 ? ? ?


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #303 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 )
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #304 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 ! ! !

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #305 on: 23:06, 08 April 12 »
Great Deal ! :)
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #306 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:
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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
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #307 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.


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #308 on: 15:41, 09 April 12 »
270 GBP for the goods, and 270 GBP in postage ! ! !



Are you... Jesus?? :D :D :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #309 on: 22:17, 09 April 12 »
Are you sure the 5.25in discs are for the CPC and not for some other computer?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #310 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 ? ? ?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #311 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 ! ! !


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #312 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

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
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #313 on: 21:32, 11 April 12 »

Just noticed this on our fave auction site:
DDI-464 cable


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?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #314 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!
DDI Modification - CPCWiki - The Ultimate Amstrad CPC Community & Encyclopedia!
If you've any questions send them my way.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #315 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
Amstrad 3" disc " Transact " | eBay


Amstrad 3" disc " Pitman Typing Tutor " - Sold for 28.76 GBP  :)
Amstrad 3" disc " Pitman Typing Tutor " | eBay
Amstrad 3" disc " Pitman Typing Tutor " | eBay


VINTAGE HEGOTRON GRAFPAD 11 BRITISH MICRO AMSTRAD TABLET DEVICE PCW BOXED - Sold for 91.00 GBP  :-[
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace


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 ! ! !


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #316 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

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #317 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?!?
 

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #318 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

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #319 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

 
Hectic, I didn't realise they used the Memotech MTX500 in Weird Science...
 
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #320 on: 14:47, 17 April 12 »
Oh god, great movie, had no idea either!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #321 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #322 on: 16:35, 17 April 12 »
Red? Are you sure? Just did a search, all I can find is this black one...

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« Reply #323 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #324 on: 16:54, 17 April 12 »
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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.


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