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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1150 on: 22:56, 04 October 13 »
If TFM bid 5 pounds on it and you bid too, why is only one bid showing?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1151 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:
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1152 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1153 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?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1154 on: 20:11, 05 October 13 »
Rebels don't care about that  ;) [nb]Well live in usa, but shipping goes to Germany.[/nb]
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1155 on: 15:31, 08 October 13 »
CPC 464 + Green Screen + DDI-1 in Canberra, Australia.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1156 on: 17:08, 08 October 13 »
Both look like they are in pretty good physical condition too :)

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1157 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?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1158 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1159 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. :)
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1160 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1161 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1162 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  :(
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1163 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?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1164 on: 19:04, 10 October 13 »
Don't forget that 90% of the humans out there are already zombies, they just buy.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1165 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:
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1166 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1167 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1168 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
 
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1169 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.

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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...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1170 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?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1171 on: 23:02, 12 October 13 »
They saw the market the Spectrum was generating and tried to cash in on it and cocked up

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1172 on: 12:53, 13 October 13 »
Symbiface II going in Germany. Fairly nice case for it.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1173 on: 22:11, 13 October 13 »
Anyone in UK living close to Gosport?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1174 on: 02:00, 14 October 13 »
Symbiface II going in Germany. Fairly nice case for it.

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250 Euros and 6 days to go.....  :laugh:  Good luck!

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