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Re: eBay scalpers
« Reply #175 on: 17:19, 05 April 21 »
If they go for those prices then maybe someone should start manufacturing them again :)

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Re: eBay scalpers
« Reply #176 on: 17:24, 05 April 21 »
There is a damaged RS232 and another (OK?) RS232 somewhere in a box but I would need a team of miners to find it :o

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Re: eBay scalpers
« Reply #177 on: 17:28, 05 April 21 »
There is a damaged RS232 and another (OK?) RS232 somewhere in a box but I would need a team of miners to find it :o

At those prices you can afford to pay the miners top wages for the job!

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Re: eBay scalpers
« Reply #180 on: 09:58, 06 April 21 »
Moving and joining with previous thread.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #181 on: 21:45, 06 April 21 »
Same seller has this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Whole-Memory-Guide-Computer-Manual-Book-Melbourne-House/124668394917?hash=item1d06d0bda5:g:y9QAAOSwUH5ga0GZ


I bought a copy in the 80s ( it's right next to me as I write), and it was only £7.95 new...

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #182 on: 22:01, 06 April 21 »
Now this guy must be having a laugh...


https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/ycrnr83?_trksid=p2047675.l2559. (sorry, had to post a link to the seller, as the link to the item came out about 500 characters long).


He's trying to sell a Bruce Lee disk for £700. (Maybe it's autographed??)

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #183 on: 09:20, 07 April 21 »
Pah, the case is damaged... I wouldn't pay a penny over 650.
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #185 on: 17:15, 10 April 21 »
Probably, everything else being flogged doesn't seem too expensive. :)

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #188 on: 20:33, 16 April 21 »
People are already riding the JustCPC Hype that the RetroCaveMan initiated with his recent promotion video:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amstrad-CPC-464-Upgraded-modern-JustCPC2-motherboard-512k-Disk-controller/274754837873?hash=item3ff8aa1d71:g:I48AAOSwIEpgcxLE

Bidding starts here: 
GBP 190.00   Approximately US $262.07
Quote:

just cpc2 info from the wonderful Zazon, the designer:
https://www.facebook.com/320920654248/posts/just-cpc-2-board-short-but-important-information-all-my-interfaces-are-hand-made/10157496172094249/
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #190 on: 19:58, 20 April 21 »
Yeah damn, I missed a trick there,  I sold a complete boxed PCW a couple of years ago, ok it wasn't unopened like that but complete, so I should have got atleast $12,500 all the same, not the £70 I think I sold it for.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #191 on: 20:16, 20 April 21 »
so I should have got atleast $12,500

At least!

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #192 on: 21:43, 20 April 21 »
And I thought that the bloke trying to sell a Bruce Lee disk for 700 quid was having a laugh...
« Last Edit: 22:29, 20 April 21 by Animalgril987 »

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #193 on: 22:19, 20 April 21 »
PCWs are worth their gold mass standard equivalent these days:
More like Rhodium, which is about 5-6 times as expensive as gold.


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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #195 on: 14:18, 24 April 21 »
I guess if you have extraordinary amounts of money and nothing else to spend it all on your might buy this old stuff.  I presume all the guff about first computer etc is actually just background to the apple 1 and this is nothing extra special?

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #196 on: 14:47, 24 April 21 »
No, I think it's just an ordinary Apple 1.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #197 on: 16:38, 24 April 21 »
We'll, there are only 63 in existence and they were built by Woz himself, so a million sounds about right...
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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #198 on: 13:52, 25 April 21 »
We'll, there are only 63 in existence and they were built by Woz himself, so a million sounds about right...

The big problem here isn't the asking price, rather proving that it's one of the 63 originals. It's too easy to make a copy that would be almost impossible to tell apart from the originals, and with an asking price of $1.5M there's a lot of good reasons to put time into doing that.

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Re: Scambay corner!
« Reply #199 on: 15:52, 25 April 21 »
We'll, there are only 63 in existence and they were built by Woz himself, so a million sounds about right...

Not that I have that kind of money, but I couldn't put anywhere near this value on what is to me little more than a boat anchor.  I couldn't care less if Jesus made it (unless it gave me eternal life, health and happiness), let alone Woz.  Even if I had a million spare I can think of much better ways to use money.