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Title: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 22:37, 26 December 17
More silly expensive Amstrad stuff, I'm sure a floppy drive and interface is useful for those with a CPC464 but not £275 useful delivered.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-DDI-1-INTERFACE-MANUAL-fully-working/263340235236?hash=item3d504d19e4:g:0QAAAOSwridZ7Lz4 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-DDI-1-INTERFACE-MANUAL-fully-working/263340235236?hash=item3d504d19e4:g:0QAAAOSwridZ7Lz4)
Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: Poliander on 23:16, 26 December 17
More silly expensive Amstrad stuff, I'm sure a floppy drive and interface is useful for those with a CPC464 but not £275 useful delivered.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-DDI-1-INTERFACE-MANUAL-fully-working/263340235236?hash=item3d504d19e4:g:0QAAAOSwridZ7Lz4 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMSTRAD-DDI-1-INTERFACE-MANUAL-fully-working/263340235236?hash=item3d504d19e4:g:0QAAAOSwridZ7Lz4)

Also take a look at his other auctions for a good laugh.
Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 03:15, 27 December 17
Also take a look at his other auctions for a good laugh.

Would you like a CPC472 with most of it's paintwork missing for nearly £400? Bargain!
Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: Vyper68 on 10:59, 27 December 17
Would you like a CPC472 with most of it's paintwork missing for nearly £400? Bargain!

When you talk about it's paintwork missing do you mean the cassette unit? - i am new to CPC's in general having owned a Spectrum in the 80's so i don't know what Pro-users look for when buying off the likes of eBay which may explain why i only paid £25 for mine but had to fight a bit harder for my 6128 which was ironic as the 464 turned out working from the get go but the 6128 took some persuading.
Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: tjohnson on 11:00, 27 December 17
Would you like a CPC472 with most of it's paintwork missing for nearly £400? Bargain!
Hmmm let me think about that for a moment..... No!

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Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: tjohnson on 11:01, 27 December 17
When you talk about it's paintwork missing do you mean the cassette unit? - i am new to CPC's in general having owned a Spectrum in the 80's so i don't know what Pro-users look for when buying off the likes of eBay which may explain why i only paid £25 for mine but had to fight a bit harder for my 6128 which was ironic as the 464 turned out working from the get go but the 6128 took some persuading.
What is a pro user? Do you mean some sort of collector?

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Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 12:07, 27 December 17
When you talk about it's paintwork missing do you mean the cassette unit? - i am new to CPC's in general having owned a Spectrum in the 80's so i don't know what Pro-users look for when buying off the likes of eBay which may explain why i only paid £25 for mine but had to fight a bit harder for my 6128 which was ironic as the 464 turned out working from the get go but the 6128 took some persuading.


My response was sarcastic. I'd easily pay £25 for the listing that I was refering to.


For £400, the machine better be in pristine condition and come with a cure for cancer!
Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: Vyper68 on 15:39, 27 December 17
What is a pro user? Do you mean some sort of collector?

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I guess i meant someone who has used CPC's since they were released and who knows what to look for in tearms of picking up a decent CPC

Which i do not class myself as i have just started getting to know the machine.
Title: Re: Scambay cornet
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 17:43, 27 December 17
I guess i meant someone who has used CPC's since they were released and who knows what to look for in tearms of picking up a decent CPC

Which i do not class myself as i have just started getting to know the machine.
 


Well basically in recent years there's been a ridiculous spike increase in old machines, most of them really not worth the asking price. I see people selling tatty old boxes to "add value to your machine", and that's beyond wrong and it's making the retro community fucking miserable lately. Then you've "untested", and I use this term very loosely as it's usually shit found in an attic or a skip and most likely faulty, and know full well it doesn't work but will sell anyway.


There's a certain amount I'll pay for an Amstrad or any other machine with a few games bundled in cos I know I'll probably have to fork out extra for additional repair and in some cases shipping. A CPC472 as rare as it is, really isn't worth that much for an extra 8k of ram that isn't actually usable so anyone who would spend more than £100 (and that's pushing it), has Rocks for brains as far as I'm concerned!
Title: Re: Scambay corner
Post by: tjohnson on 18:43, 27 December 17
 


Well basically in recent years there's been a ridiculous spike increase in old machines, most of them really not worth the asking price. I see people selling tatty old boxes to "add value to your machine", and that's beyond wrong and it's making the retro community fucking miserable lately. Then you've "untested", and I use this term very loosely as it's usually shit found in an attic or a skip and most likely faulty, and know full well it doesn't work but will sell anyway.


There's a certain amount I'll pay for an Amstrad or any other machine with a few games bundled in cos I know I'll probably have to fork out extra for additional repair and in some cases shipping. A CPC472 as rare as it is, really isn't worth that much for an extra 8k of ram that isn't actually usable so anyone who would spend more than £100 (and that's pushing it), has Rocks for brains as far as I'm concerned!
What's the real value of the machines?   Some people seem to sell 6128 for silly amounts and even chancers are listing 464 for high amounts. There is a seller on ebay who seems to list 6128+ for close to 300 without monitor claiming to have refurbished them, I don't really know what that means other than cleaning and applying a new belt.

I actually enjoy repairing things to an extent but i bought a "working" 464 but when i tested it, it didn't work.  Then i put a fuse in the plug and it did. I contacted the seller asking why there was no fuss and they didn't respond, so they obviously thought it was bust but sold it as working.

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Vyper68 on 22:39, 27 December 17
The other sad thing i have seen more on the ZX Spectrum & C64 eBay scene is machines being broken down to base components. It's like the whole of eBay has become overrun with business and not single people selling their old kit.

The machines i have bought off eBay have been a dissapointment of late the CPC464 sold as untested i had to invest in a new 5V PSU & SCART on the offchance it would work and i was pleased when it fired up. The 6128 was sold as should work as working when stored but there is no way it was tested before shipping so it took some work to get it fixed. My old +2A Spectrum was sold a working but the PSU was dogy and caused a lot of noise so i ended up buying a new +2/3 PSU from Germany.

I was gutted when i thought i had broken the 464 when i knocked my DDI-3 interface and the screen went black but it still worked and i'm more careful. I try to look after them when they get here but it is becoming more difficult. I try to fix then and keep them going but my skills are basic at best but i do find the whole eBay thing becoming quite depressing.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 23:53, 27 December 17
I ditched eBay a long time ago and went on Facebook groups. I would have recommended Retro For Sale but that's getting as bad as eBay and the moderators don't give a flying fuck, in fact they put the blame on you for calling ridiculous prices in the first place. I'm about to leave it.


Amstrad For Sale is worth checking. And if you want colour clash, there's Sinclair For Sale too.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 13:01, 28 December 17
You can still get bargains on Ebay. Picked up a 464 for 15 quid a few months ago for a feature for the channel. Works perfectly.


Thing is are you prepared to take a punt on something that says 'untested'. Because CPC's aren't like Commodore Plus 4's which can be listed as 'tested' but then fail when they arrive (like mine did). They are generally pretty solid and are just 'untested' because people don't know how to work them. The two 464's I've picked up off Ebay were both untested and are fine as was my German 6128. New belts needed granted but other than that, fine.


I've had less joy with 'untested' Spectrum's but that again is down to design and the fact kiddies messed around with them. Usually blown RAM due to the the wrong PSU being used. +2a's and +3's are better due to different PSU.


In terms of 8 bits, I'd always take a punt on an untested Amstrad, Acorn or MSX. A Sinclair or Commodore is risk. And you lot know how much stuff I pick up for the channel (have my eye on something this weekend, again untested and cheap).
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 13:05, 28 December 17

I was gutted when i thought i had broken the 464 when i knocked my DDI-3 interface and the screen went black but it still worked and i'm more careful.


We've all been there even back on the day. Edge connectors are a terrible way to interface to a machine. Industrial contact cleaner does help though.


This is why I keep meaning to make my German 6128 the 'daily driver' as it has Centronics connectors and I can plug and replug to my hearts content.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: VincentGR on 18:04, 28 December 17
Edge connectors are a terrible way to interface to a machine.


So true, I am standing still with my ZX+Divide and Timex+RAM  :picard2:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Chinnery on 12:58, 31 December 17
This has to be one of the best/worst scambay auctions...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad/302578708168 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad/302578708168)


I just wish ebay would allow a blocked seller's list.. I wouldn't trust this wee seller for anything.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 13:58, 31 December 17
Well, it's a working drive, plus dozens of games. Expensive? Perhaps. Scam? Why?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 15:03, 31 December 17
Well, it's a working drive, plus dozens of games. Expensive? Perhaps. Scam? Why?
Yeah why is this a scam,  certainly looks over priced for a drive with no interface and a bunch of cassette games with little or no real value.

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 15:05, 31 December 17
One thing is expensive, another is scam.

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Chinnery on 16:18, 31 December 17
Perhaps I am too cynical. Its the C64 copy of Rambo and the Snes Joe & Mac that are included in this "tested" lot.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Chinnery on 16:27, 31 December 17
One thing is expensive, another is scam.
True...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 10:31, 02 January 18
Perhaps I am too cynical. Its the C64 copy of Rambo and the Snes Joe & Mac that are included in this "tested" lot.

He is obviously only refering to the drive as "tested". Either way, those cassettes are huge (look how big they are compared to the car parked beside them in the fifth picture!). I certainly don't have a tapedeck they'd fit in:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad/302578708168

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Vyper68 on 12:01, 02 January 18
He is obviously only refering to the drive as "tested". Either way, those cassettes are huge (look how big they are compared to the car parked beside them in the fifth picture!). I certainly don't have a tapedeck they'd fit in:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad/302578708168 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad/302578708168)

Bryce.

They look like nice alloys, i wonder if they are 3rd Party or Dealer Parts i cannot tell from this angle.  :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 12:27, 02 January 18
They look like nice alloys, i wonder if they are 3rd Party or Dealer Parts i cannot tell from this angle.  :D

I suspect they are plastic :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Vyper68 on 12:48, 03 January 18
Seen this? £45 for a Amstrad Disk???

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exolon-Hewson-Consultants-1988-Amstrad-DISK-GC-Complete/132454984492?hash=item1ed6eeab2c:g:tZwAAOSwz2tZpFGk
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 13:06, 03 January 18
Seen this? £45 for a Amstrad Disk???

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exolon-Hewson-Consultants-1988-Amstrad-DISK-GC-Complete/132454984492?hash=item1ed6eeab2c:g:tZwAAOSwz2tZpFGk (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exolon-Hewson-Consultants-1988-Amstrad-DISK-GC-Complete/132454984492?hash=item1ed6eeab2c:g:tZwAAOSwz2tZpFGk)


His other auctions, too... "another world prices" :D 
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Vyper68 on 13:11, 03 January 18

His other auctions, too... "another world prices" :D

I know, £21 for Roland in Space is a bit ambitious. There is someone watching that Exolon auction now  :picard: :picard: :picard:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Poliander on 19:14, 03 January 18
Seen this? £45 for a Amstrad Disk???

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exolon-Hewson-Consultants-1988-Amstrad-DISK-GC-Complete/132454984492?hash=item1ed6eeab2c:g:tZwAAOSwz2tZpFGk (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exolon-Hewson-Consultants-1988-Amstrad-DISK-GC-Complete/132454984492?hash=item1ed6eeab2c:g:tZwAAOSwz2tZpFGk)

Yes, I see his bids regulary in my auctions when I sell single games from my collection. But he doesn't go very high :-) "another-world-games" and "abuelon" are the most expensive resalers so far. But I doubt this business model works very good, just look at what they're actually selling (in regards of CPC games)...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 19:28, 03 January 18
Yes, I see his bids regulary in my auctions when I sell single games from my collection. But he doesn't go very high :-) "another-world-games" and "abuelon" are the most expensive resalers so far. But I doubt this business model works very good, just look at what they're actually selling (in regards of CPC games)...
Buy cheap, try and sell high??  If you can wait long enough someone may come along who is willing to pay.

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Poliander on 19:36, 03 January 18
Buy cheap, try and sell high??  If you can wait long enough someone may come along who is willing to pay.

Try is the right term :-) Let them keep trying. They've won the auctions and what they do... I don't really care. They're all blacklisted on my search links, e.g. https://goo.gl/os9Dkh (https://goo.gl/os9Dkh)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: remax on 20:29, 03 January 18
Try is the right term :-) Let them keep trying. They've won the auctions and what they do... I don't really care. They're all blacklisted on my search links, e.g. https://goo.gl/os9Dkh (https://goo.gl/os9Dkh)


Thanks, i steal your parameters :-D

(perhaps i will sell them for a big price  :-\ )
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 23:40, 03 January 18
But they seem to be trying to make a profit from a market that they haven't a clue about. They rarely have anything that really is rare to offer.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 12:39, 24 January 18
I'm assuming this version of After The War cures cancer.
It fucking better for the price they're asking for it!  :laugh:

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/AFTER-THE-WAR-DINAMIC-SOFTWARE-SPAIN-1989-FLOPPY-DISK-AMSTRAD-CPC-664-6128-DISC/162792759591?hash=item25e7346127:g:j4QAAOSwHAdZug-f
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Chinnery on 12:41, 24 January 18
I'm assuming this version of After The War cures cancer.
It fucking better for the price they're asking for it!  :laugh:

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/AFTER-THE-WAR-DINAMIC-SOFTWARE-SPAIN-1989-FLOPPY-DISK-AMSTRAD-CPC-664-6128-DISC/162792759591?hash=item25e7346127:g:j4QAAOSwHAdZug-f (https://www.ebay.ie/itm/AFTER-THE-WAR-DINAMIC-SOFTWARE-SPAIN-1989-FLOPPY-DISK-AMSTRAD-CPC-664-6128-DISC/162792759591?hash=item25e7346127:g:j4QAAOSwHAdZug-f)
Check out his shop if you want to see some REALLY inflated prices...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 12:46, 24 January 18
For the sake of my blood pressure, I'll pass.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 13:30, 24 January 18
No the cancer cure only comes with Los Templos Sagrados: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/SACRED-TEMPLES-AVENTURAS-CONVERSATIONAL-AD-DINAMIC-AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-DISK-/162792828064
But the price can be justified because it's such an extremely rare game.... Oh wait, he has ELEVEN of them for sale!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 13:32, 24 January 18
I dig the cover tho!

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 13:55, 24 January 18
No the cancer cure only comes with Los Templos Sagrados: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/SACRED-TEMPLES-AVENTURAS-CONVERSATIONAL-AD-DINAMIC-AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-DISK-/162792828064 (https://www.ebay.ie/itm/SACRED-TEMPLES-AVENTURAS-CONVERSATIONAL-AD-DINAMIC-AMSTRAD-CPC-6128-DISK-/162792828064)
But the price can be justified because it's such an extremely rare game.... Oh wait, he has ELEVEN of them for sale!

Bryce.


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 14:52, 21 February 18
'ow much?
(and I genuinely mean OOOOOOW!)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/floppy-disk-drive-3-AMSTRAD-DDI-1-BOX-fully-working-for-AMSTRAD-CPC-464/263451378515?hash=item3d56ed0353:g:n0QAAOSwTIhaZLn0
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 14:53, 21 February 18
Dear gods, it's not even in English!
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 14:58, 21 February 18
Look at the bright side... at least they'll post worldwide!  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: SRS on 21:33, 21 February 18
Sät iss wei id iss so ixpensif, off kohrs. In se görmäny, all iss wärri matsch mohr ixpensif sän in se asser kantris !

Änd hi hät tu bring it to se poländ fürst ... wäri dängeruss ! Sink off ohl se schäferhunde ät se woll !
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 21:42, 21 February 18
That was great :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: adolfo.pa on 23:43, 21 February 18
It's even better if you give that to google translate (yep, I actually thought it was swedish at first). It translates to the following in spanish:

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Sede iss wei id iss soexpensif, off kohrs. En cualquier caso, todos los emisores son matemáticamente exhaustivos en su tarea.

¿Voy a llevarlo al suelo? ¡Quítate los perros de pastor Ohl!

Which means: "In any case, all transmitters are mathematically exhaustive on their job. ¿Am I going to bring it to the floor? Get off those shepper dogs Ohl!"  :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 00:25, 22 February 18
Sät iss wei id iss so ixpensif, off kohrs. In se görmäny, all iss wärri matsch mohr ixpensif sän in se asser kantris !

Änd hi hät tu bring it to se poländ fürst ... wäri dängeruss ! Sink off ohl se schäferhunde ät se woll !


Zis is why you need zee post mör!
(Sorry, don't know how to use zee umlauts!)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: pelrun on 05:24, 22 February 18
(Sorry, don't know how to use zee umlauts!)


The rule is simple: if it's the name of a metal band, add umlauts. If not, remove umlauts.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: 00WReX on 05:44, 22 February 18
The rule is simple: if it's the name of a metal band, add umlauts. If not, remove umlauts.

And some bands had inspiration from beer (who would have thought)...

Quote
Mötley Crüe...
An Ultimate Classic Rock video on the band quotes Vince Neil as saying: "When we came up with the name, we didn't even know what umlauts were. We were drinking Lowenbrau and when we decided to call ourselves Motley Crue, we put some umlauts in there because we thought it made us look European.

"We had no idea that it was a pronunciation thing. When we finally went to Germany, the crowds were chanting 'Mutley Cruh, Mutley Cruh. We couldn't figure out why the fuck they were doing that."

http://teamrock.com/news/2014-12-12/motley-crue-logo-inspired-by-german-beer (http://teamrock.com/news/2014-12-12/motley-crue-logo-inspired-by-german-beer)

Cheers,
Shäne
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 08:49, 22 February 18
I knew about the useless umlauts on their name, but the story about their first Germany tour is ace :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 11:12, 22 February 18
And some bands had inspiration from beer (who would have thought)...

http://teamrock.com/news/2014-12-12/motley-crue-logo-inspired-by-german-beer (http://teamrock.com/news/2014-12-12/motley-crue-logo-inspired-by-german-beer)

Cheers,
Shäne


This actually explains the scene in A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica part 1 - Where Bob Rock is going through all the gold albums he produced and someone pronounces Mutley Cruh.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 12:37, 22 February 18
With Mötley Crüe alcohol was involved, but that still doesn't explain why ice cream companies felt they had to do the same :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 13:32, 22 February 18
With Mötley Crüe alcohol was involved, but that still doesn't explain why ice cream companies felt they had to do the same :D

Bryce.


As someone who just ploughed through an entire tub of their Strawberries and Cream flavour. I'm convinced that they've put SOMETHING in there to make you keep going back for more... So that was also most likely an alcohol fueled creation.

(and other excuses as to why I was such a glutton last night...)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 20:12, 25 February 18
What's the offending icecream brand?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 10:59, 26 February 18
What's the offending icecream brand?

Häagen Dasz. US company, invented a European sounding name to... Sound European?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 14:45, 26 February 18
Häagen Dasz. US company, invented a European sounding name to... Sound European?

Bryce.


But ze ice cream ze very tasty, no?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Poliander on 20:11, 26 February 18
But ze ice cream ze very tasty, no?  :laugh:

Should that be funny?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 21:17, 26 February 18
Should that be funny?


I thought so anyway!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Skunkfish on 12:37, 27 February 18
Häagen Dasz. US company, invented a European sounding name to... Sound European?

They had me fooled, I had no idea they were American!

Mövenpick is definitely Swiss though, Google told me...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 13:08, 27 February 18
They had me fooled, I had no idea they were American!

Mövenpick is definitely Swiss though, Google told me...

Even more hilarious about Häagen Dasz, is that the two founders, one was born in Poland, another in Manchester, and the name was basically Danish, despite the fact that, wait for it, said umlaut does not exist in Denmark!

Yeah, I've spent too long on wikipedia already...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: SRS on 22:37, 01 March 18
Should that be funny?

off kohrs ! fii laik sät jumorr hier !
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 02:39, 02 March 18
off kohrs ! fii laik sät jumorr hier !


Germans can be funny!
Don't believe me? They gave us the Scorpions and passed them off as a metal band!
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 09:20, 02 March 18
They gave us the Scorpions and passed them off as a metal band!

Says the guy from the country that inflicted Chris De Burgh on the world! (and didn't even attempt to classify his music) :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 13:30, 02 March 18
Says the guy from the country that inflicted Chris De Burgh on the world! (and didn't even attempt to classify his music) :D

Bryce.


Hey, I'm as embarrassed for Argentina's contribution to the Eurovision as much as anyone.
Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, and you're throwing CDeB at me?


Three words for ya! THE KELLY FAMILY.  :laugh: :laugh:
Germans TRYING to be Irish! That was funny too.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 15:13, 02 March 18

Hey, I'm as embarrassed for Argentina's contribution to the Eurovision as much as anyone.
Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, and you're throwing CDeB at me?


Three words for ya! THE KELLY FAMILY.  :laugh: :laugh:
Germans TRYING to be Irish! That was funny too.

The Kelly Family aren't German or Irish, they're Americans.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: SRS on 21:15, 02 March 18
"During the great famine in Ireland in the middle of the 19th century, many Irish people immigrated to America. Sean O'Kelley, born 1839, was one of them. He was only 8 years old when he and his family emigrated from somewhere around Cobh, Ireland, to Michigan in the US. Sean O'Kelley is the great-grandfather of "The Kelly Family". In USA, they changed the name O'Kelley to Kelly, to sound more American."

Blame us for Scorpions but not them :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 23:46, 02 March 18
Actually one of them was born in Germany. I actually thought more of them were!!


I find it disturbing that Germany is where they're selling most of their music too!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 12:42, 03 March 18
"During the great famine in Ireland in the middle of the 19th century, many Irish people immigrated to America. Sean O'Kelley, born 1839, was one of them. He was only 8 years old when he and his family emigrated from somewhere around Cobh, Ireland, to Michigan in the US. Sean O'Kelley is the great-grandfather of "The Kelly Family". In USA, they changed the name O'Kelley to Kelly, to sound more American."

Blame us for Scorpions but not them :D
So they changed their name from a lesser known Irish name to the second most common Irish name to sound more American??
And whoever wrote that needs to learn the difference between immigrate and emigrate :D

Bryce.

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Dagger on 13:18, 03 March 18
Had to read through the last 3 pages of absolute dribble  :(  , nothing to do with Ebay. You guys really need to get out more :)

Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 17:57, 03 March 18
Had to read through the last 3 pages of absolute dribble  :(  , nothing to do with Ebay. You guys really need to get out more :)


Including you, pal!  :laugh:

Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 13:41, 01 April 18

Wow, this chap is now trying to sell 6128+ at £500 and above.  Maybe he is hoping it will push prices up further.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-Plus-Vintage-rare-Refurbished-by-RetroByte/132529834677?hash=item1edb64cab5:g:1CgAAOSwoYdaoAKk


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-6128-Plus-Vintage-rare-French-Refurbished-by-RetroByte/132522528987?hash=item1edaf550db:g:70oAAOSwNwZal-6A
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 14:02, 01 April 18
Minus the monitor, £40 extra for the Burning Rubber cart, £15 for the Game controller and £10 for the manual?
Even for a business sale that it a little high.
Worth watching to see if it sells.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Flonky_Tash on 04:12, 02 April 18
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B06Y3DFJ17/ref=tmm_pap_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1522631429&sr=8-14 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B06Y3DFJ17/ref=tmm_pap_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1522631429&sr=8-14)


£1,999 for CPC464 User Manual... Is it really that special!?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 09:45, 02 April 18
Of course it is! Just like the seller's mental condition.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Flonky_Tash on 09:27, 06 April 18

20 quid for a box! I think i'm good, cheers.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-Vintage-Computer-BOX-ONLY/183157886335?hash=item2aa50f8d7f:g:z28AAOSwlspawU~4
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 09:30, 06 April 18
20 quid for a box! I think i'm good, cheers.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-Vintage-Computer-BOX-ONLY/183157886335?hash=item2aa50f8d7f:g:z28AAOSwlspawU~4 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC6128-Vintage-Computer-BOX-ONLY/183157886335?hash=item2aa50f8d7f:g:z28AAOSwlspawU~4)
That is not just any box, it is vintage, brown and has the words amstrad and cpc6128 on the side, that has got to make it worth 20 quid of anyone's money, an absolute bargain in my eyes ;)

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Skunkfish on 10:30, 06 April 18
Would boxing your old 6128 add £20 to the resale value? Maybe...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Flonky_Tash on 11:11, 06 April 18
I suppose I never consider resale value because I couldn't bare to part with my CPC  ;D

Would boxing your old 6128 add £20 to the resale value? Maybe...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Skunkfish on 16:38, 06 April 18
Not sure what I think of this....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Frogger-Amstrad-CPC-Plus-not-for-464-Plus-GX-4000-systems/282912867102?hash=item41deebc31e:g:BIkAAOSwKwVab5Vf
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 16:40, 06 April 18
Not sure what I think of this....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Frogger-Amstrad-CPC-Plus-not-for-464-Plus-GX-4000-systems/282912867102?hash=item41deebc31e:g:BIkAAOSwKwVab5Vf
Is a bit naughty really but I'm sure anyone buying for the system will know what this is.

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 19:10, 06 April 18
Would boxing your old 6128 add £20 to the resale value? Maybe...


I really hate pricks who sell boxes to "add value" to their unit.
They can all die in a fire, along with the idiots who buy them.


Sucked the life right out of scene completely.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 20:22, 06 April 18
Regarding that box: how much do you want to bet that he's going to ship it as-is, and not in another box? :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 23:33, 06 April 18
Regarding that box: how much do you want to bet that he's going to ship it as-is, and not in another box? :D


And what the price will be for the privilege?!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 20:31, 13 April 18
This seems big money for a game, condition doesn't look great

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turrican-Amstrad-CPC-464-Rainbow-Arts-1990-Game-Cassette/273157121856?hash=item3f996ee740:g:4PsAAOSwuAVWwkKv&autorefresh=true
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:49, 13 April 18

If you thought that was expensive...........

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-On-The-Magick-Gargoyle-Games-1986-Amstrad-CPC-6128-disk-disquette/142732998005?hash=item213b8cb575:g:n44AAOSwsXVZaqsy (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-On-The-Magick-Gargoyle-Games-1986-Amstrad-CPC-6128-disk-disquette/142732998005?hash=item213b8cb575:g:n44AAOSwsXVZaqsy)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:55, 13 April 18
Even better.....................

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/floppy-disk-drive-3-AMSTRAD-DDI-1-BOX-fully-working-for-AMSTRAD-CPC-464/263557940545?hash=item3d5d470541:g:n0QAAOSwTIhaZLn0

Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 21:03, 13 April 18
Eh?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-game-Predator-2-cartridge/372228720937?hash=item56aa8f8929:g:NA8AAOSw7p1aw4LO#viTabs_0
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 21:33, 13 April 18
If you thought that was expensive...........

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-On-The-Magick-Gargoyle-Games-1986-Amstrad-CPC-6128-disk-disquette/142732998005?hash=item213b8cb575:g:n44AAOSwsXVZaqsy (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-On-The-Magick-Gargoyle-Games-1986-Amstrad-CPC-6128-disk-disquette/142732998005?hash=item213b8cb575:g:n44AAOSwsXVZaqsy)


Damn, I sold my copy for £9.99.

Even better.....................

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/floppy-disk-drive-3-AMSTRAD-DDI-1-BOX-fully-working-for-AMSTRAD-CPC-464/263557940545?hash=item3d5d470541:g:n0QAAOSwTIhaZLn0 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/floppy-disk-drive-3-AMSTRAD-DDI-1-BOX-fully-working-for-AMSTRAD-CPC-464/263557940545?hash=item3d5d470541:g:n0QAAOSwTIhaZLn0)

Top marks for presentation of the product, the price is rather steep.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 23:58, 13 April 18

A copy of switchblade on cartridge, looks a bit tatty in my opinion, yours for just £89.99 plus postage


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SWITCH-BLADE-RARE-BOXED-AMSTRAD-GX4000-GAME/202284409572?hash=item2f191722e4:g:zqQAAOSwJdNay6Uj



Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: dthrone on 01:54, 14 April 18
A copy of switchblade on cartridge, looks a bit tatty in my opinion, yours for just £89.99 plus postage


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SWITCH-BLADE-RARE-BOXED-AMSTRAD-GX4000-GAME/202284409572?hash=item2f191722e4:g:zqQAAOSwJdNay6Uj (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SWITCH-BLADE-RARE-BOXED-AMSTRAD-GX4000-GAME/202284409572?hash=item2f191722e4:g:zqQAAOSwJdNay6Uj)


Phew, I (my Dad) got mine from Wizard Games back in '94 for £6.99 - if only I'd picked up Chase HQ 2 from the AA adverts whilst I was at it :(
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 18:44, 21 April 18
Eh?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-game-Predator-2-cartridge/372228720937?hash=item56aa8f8929:g:NA8AAOSw7p1aw4LO#viTabs_0 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-game-Predator-2-cartridge/372228720937?hash=item56aa8f8929:g:NA8AAOSw7p1aw4LO#viTabs_0)


He doesn't even show the box, phrasing is weird, and photo is that of an advert... :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 14:37, 03 May 18
It's not just the CPC scene that's full of scammers: https://www.ebay.de/itm/ATARI-DIAGNOSTIC/132052427250

For 10k he could have at least dusted it off!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Skunkfish on 13:06, 04 May 18
They add the dust to make sure it looks vintage ;)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 13:09, 04 May 18
It's not just the CPC scene that's full of scammers: https://www.ebay.de/itm/ATARI-DIAGNOSTIC/132052427250 (https://www.ebay.de/itm/ATARI-DIAGNOSTIC/132052427250)

For 10k he could have at least dusted it off!

Bryce.

Am I missing something? What would posses anyone to think this is worth 10k euro?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 13:11, 04 May 18
Well to be exact, only one person out of the few billion on this planet think it's worth that much.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 13:13, 04 May 18
And I would assume it is likely to remain so.  Any idea what the real value of this would be?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 13:39, 04 May 18
The original price according to the photo in the listing was 800DM = €400, but the real value today is whatever some idiot is willing to pay for it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 22:19, 23 June 18
I notice that there are some very high priced 6128+ and 464+ still on the ebay and the seller recently sold a 6128+ for £299 and that didn't appear to include a PSU or scart cable.  At these sorts of prices maybe Amstrad should restart manufacturing them.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 18:19, 08 July 18
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142850814900

Why is this so expensive?   Presume must be some rare software!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163132868178

Likewise this seems alot for an external drive and interface, wouldnt one be better off buying a 6128?

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:33, 08 July 18
Hopefully this is a mistake as I would be very interested in the software. Will keep my eye on this.

Thanks,

Peter
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 18:35, 08 July 18
I presume some collector is buying for it to reach that kind of value, which bit of software on particular are you interested in? Is any of it archived off i wonder.
Hopefully this is a mistake as I would be very interested in the software. Will keep my eye on this.

Thanks,

Peter

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:42, 08 July 18
I have emailed the seller asking for confirmation of the price.

Any serious software is of interest to me and sad but true - I like collecting the originals.

Cheers,

Peter

Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Chinnery on 18:43, 08 July 18
Without being able to see full details of the bidder, I would suspect its either a shill bidder or someone just pissing about - especially on the drive. I've been "victim" of bidders who unregister after pushing an auction to silly limits.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 18:52, 08 July 18
Without being able to see full details of the bidder, I would suspect its either a shill bidder or someone just pissing about - especially on the drive. I've been "victim" of bidders who unregister after pushing an auction to silly limits.
Unfortunately ebay removed ability to track shill bidding which i guess they don't care about as the more an item sells for the more money they make

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:24, 08 July 18
As requested by the Seller I have removed this post.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Skunkfish on 19:45, 08 July 18
It's a bit odd, if what I'm seeing is correct then both bidders involved have very high feedback ratings (1000+).
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 19:51, 08 July 18
So it may well become available again then, it does seem astronmically high. It should be possible to cancel a bid "entered the wrong amount" but then best not get involved of the high bidders ultimately pulls out and doesn't pay up.

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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 18:20, 07 October 18
Anyone want a box for a mouse, bargain at 15 quid
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332801422904
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 18:24, 07 October 18
Wow if anyone is feeling flush and love lemmings, yours for 80 quid plus postage


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332832455687
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 18:27, 07 October 18
Need a dust cover to protect your 464, to buy here at 45 quid plus postage https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202461355793 presume the seller slipped and missed the decimal place
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 20:55, 07 October 18
Someone's in a masochistic mood today :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 01:19, 08 October 18
The price of some stuff never ceases to amaze me!
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 09:50, 08 October 18
Anyone want a box for a mouse, bargain at 15 quid
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332801422904 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332801422904)

Thanks for the pointer! I'll snap this one up. It's getting harder by the day to find totally useless empty boxes from retro mice. I thought I'd never find one again! :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 14:59, 08 October 18
I'm afraid I've been hoarding them for quite a while, driving the prices up...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 21:40, 08 October 18
 time to raid the garage and hit ebay I could be very rich soon selling retro cardboard boxes
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: VincentGR on 22:09, 08 October 18
I have 2xA500, 2xCPC and monitors... hmm
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: asertus on 22:18, 13 November 18
Not ebay, but still someone may be interested,  ;D ;D ;D


https://www.soloretro.com/anuncios/amstrad-cpc/la-abadia-del-crimen-para-amstrad-cpc-6128-114532.php



Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: GUNHED on 22:19, 13 November 18
Way too cheap. Can't be an original, probably an pirate copy.  >:(
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 16:15, 23 December 18
Wow seems big dollar for a ZX Spectrum cable tied onto a bit of wood.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZX-SPECTRUM-48K-FULLY-RENOVATED-IN-WOODEN-DISPLAY-CASE-GREAT-GIFT-WORKING-SUPERB/183566618270?hash=item2abd6c4e9e:g:KRQAAOSw~odcBYZR
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 17:46, 25 December 18
Wow seems big dollar for a ZX Spectrum cable tied onto a bit of wood.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZX-SPECTRUM-48K-FULLY-RENOVATED-IN-WOODEN-DISPLAY-CASE-GREAT-GIFT-WORKING-SUPERB/183566618270?hash=item2abd6c4e9e:g:KRQAAOSw~odcBYZR (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZX-SPECTRUM-48K-FULLY-RENOVATED-IN-WOODEN-DISPLAY-CASE-GREAT-GIFT-WORKING-SUPERB/183566618270?hash=item2abd6c4e9e:g:KRQAAOSw~odcBYZR)

It's an extremely rare hardwood box, hand felled from the amazon (that rain forest, not the online shop). You just don't appreciate the magnificent devices being offered these days!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 22:15, 24 February 19
Roll up, Roll up, we have ***SALE NOW ON ***, special price £399 for a refurbished 6128+ with CM14 monitor


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALE-NOW-ON-Amstrad-6128-PLUS-CM14-Colour-Monitor-Refurbished/132949371903?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D5617fcf8090c4f17b2151bcef2600ee4%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D7%26sd%3D143146129645%26itm%3D132949371903&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALE-NOW-ON-Amstrad-6128-PLUS-CM14-Colour-Monitor-Refurbished/132949371903?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D5617fcf8090c4f17b2151bcef2600ee4%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D7%26sd%3D143146129645%26itm%3D132949371903&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851)

All items placed into plastic bags and special box created for the the monitor.

I think I'll sell my 6128+ if that is what it's worth!
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 09:28, 25 February 19
It's Retrobyte computers, to be expected, he gets his price from another planet.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: TotO on 09:42, 25 February 19
I was looking for Chase HQ II into the package... :-\
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 09:48, 25 February 19
Maybe you'll find it in his other sales:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/retrobytecomputers/m.html?item=132949371903&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/retrobytecomputers/m.html?item=132949371903&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)

Somewhere between the 200GBP ZX Spectrum and the 549GBP Spectrum +2  :picard2: You can pick up some 10GBP "vintage" components (standard 7805 regulators) while you are there! It only costs 25GBP to get it to you, so you get a 30 cent 7805 for just 35GBP!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 20:26, 05 March 19
Maybe you'll find it in his other sales:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/retrobytecomputers/m.html?item=132949371903&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/retrobytecomputers/m.html?item=132949371903&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)

Somewhere between the 200GBP ZX Spectrum and the 549GBP Spectrum +2  :picard2: You can pick up some 10GBP "vintage" components (standard 7805 regulators) while you are there! It only costs 25GBP to get it to you, so you get a 30 cent 7805 for just 35GBP!

Bryce.


Looks like the special sale is now over the price of the computer now stands at £699 plus £35 I think I'll list mine for £800 now plus £100 fee to hand deliver it in a box with a picture of an a amstrad I will print especially for the job, a further £100 to plug it in and set it up and a plaque to commerate the event to the lucky buyer.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 09:24, 06 March 19

Looks like the special sale is now over the price of the computer now stands at £699 plus £35 I think I'll list mine for £800 now plus £100 fee to hand deliver it in a box with a picture of an a amstrad I will print especially for the job, a further £100 to plug it in and set it up and a plaque to commerate the event to the lucky buyer.

If you throw in an offer for my "Repair Guarantee Service" (€2000 per year, conditions apply*) I'll give you a 10% cut. :)

Bryce.

* This service guarantees that I will repair your over priced computer for an additional over the top price as long as you are willing to extend the guarantee for a further 5 years at a further €2000 per year.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 12:01, 06 March 19
Good stuff sounds like a winner to me!!!
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Poliander on 21:55, 10 March 19
Normally I don't care for ridiculous offers, but this one really made me laugh...
www.ebay.com/itm/333110941161
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: VincentGR on 21:58, 10 March 19
The description almost killed me man.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: 00WReX on 11:32, 09 April 19
Better get in quick while it's 15% off  :laugh:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Roland-on-the-Run-Amsoft-Amstrad-CPC-DISK/133001242838?hash=item1ef77de8d6:g:7EEAAOSwEqVcLALb

Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 11:35, 09 April 19
Well, I do think it's relatively rare, but I also think I'll wait for the 20% offer.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 12:41, 09 April 19
Well, I do think it's relatively rare, but I also think I'll wait for the 20% offer.


Its not something I've seen before but I would be looking at a minimum of 90% discount
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Poliander on 22:06, 09 April 19
This is even worse than the one with the blanket lately...

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Computer-Base-Unit-ONLY-no-Monitor/303120995476?hash=item46936b5494:g:OxMAAOSwxDxcq9Cy (https://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Computer-Base-Unit-ONLY-no-Monitor/303120995476?hash=item46936b5494:g:OxMAAOSwxDxcq9Cy)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 00:10, 10 April 19
This is even worse than the one with the blanket lately...

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Computer-Base-Unit-ONLY-no-Monitor/303120995476?hash=item46936b5494:g:OxMAAOSwxDxcq9Cy (https://www.ebay.de/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Computer-Base-Unit-ONLY-no-Monitor/303120995476?hash=item46936b5494:g:OxMAAOSwxDxcq9Cy)


Nice picture, atleast any buyer should get it in tip top condition with the bubble wrap.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: 260Z on 03:54, 01 June 19
Best laugh I've had in a long time...  :laugh:


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.fr%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F293107962278 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.fr%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F293107962278)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: VincentGR on 13:46, 01 June 19
I have two of them, hhhmmm
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 15:06, 01 June 19
Best laugh I've had in a long time...  :laugh:

Wow bargain assume it comes loaded with gold bullion or something

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.fr%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F293107962278
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ASiC on 18:43, 01 June 19
I have two of them, hhhmmm
https://youtu.be/85cL1HisrNc (https://youtu.be/85cL1HisrNc)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: 00WReX on 06:01, 02 June 19
Here is the English translation for that 'rare box'.

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Good condition of this rare Amstrad CTM 644 screen packaging cardboard (Full Color Display Unit Monitor model CTM644)

Prototype model for marketing in Europe.

Light Green Writing

Box only Light green.

Condition: Used

42 cm high
43 cm / 44.5 cm

Traces of adhesive, some impacts and tears (see photos)

International shipping possible.

So they are even indicating that it is a rare prototype box ??
The only reason I can assume they think it is rare is because the print is in Green and not the Red of the English box,
As far as I am aware, the boxes were colour coded to regions, so I don't believe there is anything rare about this box.
I know for sure, that the print on the Australian delivered CTM boxes was Blue.
Even the Australian delivered PCW8256/8512 boxs are printed in Blue (where again the English is Red).
So I would think Green is probably normal for France/Europe.
And also, looking at the pictures, there are no poly inserts, and none mentioned in the text.

Maybe this was a simple matter of the decimal point being missed...
surely 2.00 Euro was intended...
or maybe, possibly stretch it to 20.00 Euro if indeed it is a rare prototype cardboard box  :picard: ;D 
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 11:48, 02 June 19
Here is the English translation for that 'rare box'.

So they are even indicating that it is a rare prototype box ??
The only reason I can assume they think it is rare is because the print is in Green and not the Red of the English box,
As far as I am aware, the boxes were colour coded to regions, so I don't believe there is anything rare about this box.
I know for sure, that the print on the Australian delivered CTM boxes was Blue.
Even the Australian delivered PCW8256/8512 boxs are printed in Blue (where again the English is Red).
So I would think Green is probably normal for France/Europe.
And also, looking at the pictures, there are no poly inserts, and none mentioned in the text.

Maybe this was a simple matter of the decimal point being missed...
surely 2.00 Euro was intended...
or maybe, possibly stretch it to 20.00 Euro if indeed it is a rare prototype cardboard box  :picard: ;D


This is probably a good demonstration in what is wrong in ebay and the retro scene, someone selling a box with a value of 5 euro, for 200 euro.  The box could be useful for sending a monitor through the post but it's a box not some sort of archeological treasure.  But ebay provides a market to sell stuff and some will try to profit madly from it.  I read something similar on an amiga forum where there is a particular user on ebay selling amiga stuff for thousands of euros.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 13:07, 02 June 19
I disagree with the part of "sending a monitor through the post". It does have its own value and I'd certainly like to have one. 200 euros? FFS no, but on the other hand it's not just a box.


That reminded me of the time I bought an MP3 tuner, I think, which was almost NOS in its original box. The fucker who sold it to me posted it just in that box which, of course, went through quite a bit. Fucker.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:17, 03 June 19
Hi Gryzor,

You swearing - that's unusual - must have really pissed you off.
Anyway,  you're post made remember that I was going to send off to you (last year) an MP3 tuner that was lying in the "Amstrad cupboard from Hell" but unfortunately it got lost amongst all the other stuff I was posting at that time.

Can you still use it?

Cheers,

Peter


PS
Regarding the cardboard box - everyone here is missing the point - the seller is behaving responsibly by "recycling" it :D
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 09:54, 03 June 19
I have a GT64 box in perfect condition and with the original undamaged polys. I must be rich!!! Now where did I put that Ferrari catalogue....


Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 12:29, 03 June 19
@ComSoft6128 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2226) :Yeah, that was a bad experience especially since the mp3 itself was in a bad condition... :( If I recall correctly I did get it to work for a bit, but I mostly wanted the box :D


If you still have it then yes I'd love to have it :) And if you've got a box to recyle I'll take care of that as well :D :D


@Bryce (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225) : can you put box the box in a box for me please?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:17, 03 June 19
Cool,

I'll post it off in about a week to ten days. No original box I'm afraid. :(
It is in good condition and was working last time it was used which was about 7 years ago.

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 10:39, 04 June 19
Much, much appreciated :) let me know about the cost, please!!!
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 14:49, 04 June 19
Will do,

Always glad when some Amstrad kit goes to a good home.

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: 00WReX on 09:17, 20 June 19
A bit out of my price range.
But someone here may have recently won the lottery  :P

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BATMAN-Amstrad-GX-4000-neuf-NEW-SEALED/382806344996?hash=item5921094524:g:Z9wAAOSwx2Bccu3p

Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 13:25, 20 June 19
Just because of the blister? Wow.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: CraigsBar on 16:01, 20 June 19
Just because of the blister? Wow.
Best keep it in the blister, that way the buyer won’t notice the shocking slowdowns on level one when up on the top row.


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Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 21:26, 20 June 19
Best keep it in the blister, that way the buyer won’t notice the shocking slowdowns on level one when up on the top row.


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I don't think the game slows down only the music does
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 19:15, 03 November 19
Anyone need a replacement gx4000 burning rubber cartridge?  Yours for a bargain £160.50.  The seller has generously included free postage.



https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254407481263
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: gerald on 20:21, 03 November 19
Anyone need a replacement gx4000 burning rubber cartridge?  Yours for a bargain £160.50.  The seller has generously included free postage.



https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254407481263 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254407481263)
I've never seen that Very Rare edition, and sadly he does not even ship to France.
Too bad I can't add it next to my Extremely Rare (tm) burnin' rubber cartridge version. :laugh:
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 21:44, 03 November 19
Free postage is probably the 0.50 in the price 😁
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 11:47, 04 November 19
Well it probably would have been 200 if he had gone to the bother of cleaning it first, so I'd say Bargain! go for it!.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 22:30, 28 January 20
Why did this game sell for so much money, its frankly quite rubbish and isn't that rare.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324049253014 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324049253014)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 10:32, 29 January 20
Oh wow. Though quality doesn't have much to do with price :)
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:25, 29 January 20
I'm relatively new to Ebay so does "Ended" actually mean someone paid that price, or did the seller just end the auction when they realized  no one was going to cough up that outrageous amount?
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Gryzor on 11:27, 29 January 20
I think it means someone bought it, otherwise it says "not available" or something...
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: Bryce on 11:35, 29 January 20
I'm relatively new to Ebay so does "Ended" actually mean someone paid that price, or did the seller just end the auction when they realized  no one was going to cough up that outrageous amount?

It was definitely sold for that price, there were 24 bidders. It could only be ended without a sale if it had zero bidders or ebay says "Auction ended by seller" (for which you have to give reasons).

Bryce.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:41, 29 January 20
Cheers,


For that kind of money I would expect a 6128 Plus to go with the cart!
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 12:32, 29 January 20
All this retro stuff seems to be getting more expensive.  Prices of gx4000 have been rising recently too they all seem to be plus 100 now.  I would really like a copy of robocop 2 and switch blade but switch blade seems to be outrageously priced with a few listed for 80 quid. Robocop 2 isn't much better.
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: 00WReX on 02:36, 31 January 20
Ridiculous money being paid these days...and with the added bonus...


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The cartridge has not been tested and we provide no warranty if faulty. We don't accept returns.


Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: Scambay corner!
Post by: tjohnson on 11:15, 31 January 20
Ridiculous money being paid these days...and with the added bonus...

Cheers,
Shane


As a registered business seller I think distance selling rules apply and one could reasonably expect it to work if described as very good in the descriptive and it turns out not to actually work even if the seller puts a disclaimer to say it may not work.  For nearly 300 quid I really hope for the buyer it works.  It's a shame prices are so high as I would quite like a few more genuine cartridges but I guess it's supply and demand, with the demand cleanly outstripping the supply.