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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #125 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
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #126 on: 21:58, 10 March 19 »
The description almost killed me man.
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #127 on: 11:32, 09 April 19 »
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #128 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.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #129 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

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #130 on: 22:06, 09 April 19 »
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #131 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


Nice picture, atleast any buyer should get it in tip top condition with the bubble wrap.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #132 on: 03:54, 01 June 19 »
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #133 on: 13:46, 01 June 19 »
I have two of them, hhhmmm
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #134 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
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #135 on: 18:43, 01 June 19 »

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #136 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 
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #137 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.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #138 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.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #139 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?

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Regarding the cardboard box - everyone here is missing the point - the seller is behaving responsibly by "recycling" it :D
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #140 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....


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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #141 on: 12:29, 03 June 19 »
@ComSoft6128 :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 : can you put box the box in a box for me please?

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #142 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,

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #143 on: 10:39, 04 June 19 »
Much, much appreciated :) let me know about the cost, please!!!

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #144 on: 14:49, 04 June 19 »
Will do,

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

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #145 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

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #146 on: 13:25, 20 June 19 »
Just because of the blister? Wow.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #147 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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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #148 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

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #149 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.



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