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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1200 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 :)


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1201 on: 10:42, 11 November 13 »
Definitely copies. You can easily make these yourself for a few Euros.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1202 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1203 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.

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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 :(
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1204 on: 00:42, 13 November 13 »
So she wouldn't be impressed if you got her a CPC664 for her birthday? :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1205 on: 11:07, 13 November 13 »
Unimpressed just doesn't even begin to describe it...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1206 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
And a 464+ too (and it's a UK qwerty): Amstrad CPC 464 Plus mit Anleitung 464plus | eBay

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1207 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...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1208 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.

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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  ;)




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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1209 on: 21:59, 15 November 13 »
It went for an amazing £202.

That's not amazing, that's about right.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1210 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...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1211 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1212 on: 18:48, 17 November 13 »
€260 for a faulty 664? Reasonable? Yeah, no way. Maybe half.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1213 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1214 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!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1215 on: 22:41, 19 November 13 »
Well, ok, I assume they are definitely more scarce. But technology is more or less on same level.  :)
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1216 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1217 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.

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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

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1218 on: 11:03, 20 November 13 »
Damn! SIXTY FOUR BITS!!!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1219 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???

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1220 on: 11:38, 20 November 13 »
Yep, but it sucks big time.


Actually have an nice collection of crap consoles, GX-4000, Jaguar, CDi :)

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1221 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.

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Of course, in retro world it works exactly as you say... Well, I just don't live there.  ;)
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1222 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.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1223 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.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1224 on: 22:23, 20 November 13 »
I'm really happy for you, but none of that changes reality :D

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