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Offline Poliander

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1600 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
« Last Edit: 15:58, 20 July 14 by Poliander »
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1601 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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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1602 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 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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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1603 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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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1604 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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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1605 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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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1606 on: 01:30, 21 July 14 »
:laugh: Maybe I am just turning into an old miser and sour at keep being outbid on Panasonic Q's  :laugh:
I miss Lik Sang a lot, the Panasonic Q was one of the things that i was trying to buy before Lik Sang was closed :(

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1607 on: 00:44, 28 July 14 »
Someone must really want that Pluto prototype I am guessing

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1608 on: 10:13, 28 July 14 »
Someone must really want that Pluto prototype I am guessing

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They can't be serious bids, there's no way someone is prepared to pay 6412 pounds per console?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1609 on: 10:26, 28 July 14 »

£182 for that 464 in the end Amstrad, CPC 664, Vimtage Computer, Boxed | eBay and items like the 464+ seem to be going up in value.



The CPC's prices spiked when there was all the coverage for the 30th anniversary. Scumbag dealers started to list machines at £400 on Ebay and then others followed suit.


This pushes everything else up because idiots are prepared to bid higher because they think they are getting a bargain.


This is actually what pushed me into getting new machines at the start of the year. My boxed 464 was only £15. I knew the coverage would push up prices.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1610 on: 11:38, 28 July 14 »
Shame the seller used existing photos on the Pluto in the listing SEGA Pluto: The Console That Never Was? - IGN  :laugh: You're right, I think it was either a scam or the seller made a mistake nicking images off the net.

I guess it's only natural that with the extra coverage on the 30th Anniversary prices would increase.
There still seems some sensibly priced CPC's around, yesterday I was bidding on a 464+ with colour monitor and games that ended up at £70. OK it was a little grubby but nothing a good clean and some retr0brighting wouldn't fix IMO.
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I guess it's swings and roundabouts. Where one seems to increase, others fall.
There seems to have been a glut of Oric 1's on the market with several working ones selling for £40, and I picked up one for £22 :D which didn't work  :laugh:
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1611 on: 14:19, 28 July 14 »
One day I'll manage to get a Plus down here in australia, but it is not this day.


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1612 on: 15:26, 28 July 14 »
Shame the seller used existing photos on the Pluto in the listing SEGA Pluto: The Console That Never Was? - IGN  :laugh: You're right, I think it was either a scam or the seller made a mistake nicking images off the net.
Most definitely, the picture of the consoles in the cabinet shows a standard Saturn, definately not a Pluto. Dodgy deal alright.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1613 on: 21:54, 28 July 14 »
Most definitely, the picture of the consoles in the cabinet shows a standard Saturn, definately not a Pluto. Dodgy deal alright.
I might be missing something... but the stupidly crazy priced auction doesn't mention Pluto anywhere.

EDIT: Oh, I see it's one of the included images.
« Last Edit: 22:04, 28 July 14 by ralferoo »

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1614 on: 19:56, 30 July 14 »
What a GX4000 bargain I missed!


There was Navy Seals for just 20. I was at work and I missed it.
Fortunately I got Batman which I wanted, for 25.
And look, Robocop 2 for just 18, unbelievable! I already had this for maybe 40 or 50 :P

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1615 on: 21:49, 30 July 14 »
You and me both my friend. I almost had 5 GX4000 games including Batman and Robocop for €50

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1616 on: 00:07, 31 July 14 »
Wasn't a bad deal at all, surprised they got back to me !!


I'm still on the look out for a CTM644 so if you see one let me know  :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1617 on: 13:46, 06 August 14 »
I have no where better to ask but I seriously have to wonder is there anything so special about this spectrum Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K RAM Computer | eBay ?? I know it comes in a box but still..... $405 AUD !!, Is ebay au just that inflated in price now for vintage computer hardware?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1618 on: 02:21, 07 August 14 »
I paid $114.00 for mine (ZX Spectrum 48K), including postage, and it appears to be in about the same condition.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1619 on: 05:59, 07 August 14 »
You would have gotten a Mother X4, a X-MEM, a Mini-Booster and a PlayCity for your CPC for that money  ;)
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1620 on: 21:27, 07 August 14 »
Really..... 75euro plus for this?
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10 3" disks from Italy
« Reply #1621 on: 03:35, 13 August 14 »
Here are ten 3" disks to be sent from Italy Amstrad cpc 464 floppy drive a 3" brand new untested 10 pz 2fd amiga commodore |
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1622 on: 17:42, 13 August 14 »
Ebay rant...

Does ebay have some sort of "Dis-improvement Department", whose job it is to remove useful functions?? Up until recently I could search ebay.co.uk and say I only wanted to see items in the UK or Europe, now I have to trail through 6 million items from the US which due to ridiculous postage aren't interesting.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1623 on: 17:47, 13 August 14 »
Yeah, I noticed that too last night, when I changed to price (lowest first) I was able to change my location from Ireland to UK and then the option for UK only appeared again, then I could change it to ending soonest or newly listed and it preserved the UK only option. (I guess until they fix that bug). Just as well I am looking to post to the UK so the postage prices are correct :(
Talk about making you jump through hoops!

Not that I am coming across too much that I actually want on ebay at the moment. Well maybe some cement to secure my 2 TI-99 4/A's to plinths on either side of the driveway. Now that's proper nerdy and something I can do with my duplicate Atari Jaguars and Acorn Electrons as well  :laugh:
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1624 on: 20:01, 13 August 14 »
I noticed it too about a week ago or so, but thought/hoped they were just changing some things and that it the option would come back.