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Between the 464 and the 6128, which is considered more collectible from a collectors point of view. I know the 664 probably beats both, but I want to know for these 2 models.

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What do you mean collectable?  I think the 464 is more iconic but the 6128 more practical.  If you a collecting iconic examples of 8-bit computers you should get the 464.

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What do you mean collectable?  I think the 464 is more iconic but the 6128 more practical.  If you a collecting iconic examples of 8-bit computers you should get the 464.
Not for me, but just wondering for collectors on ebay which of these 2 models are more sought after (trying to make sense of the pricing)

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Are there collectors on ebay. I thought most people were just trying to make a profit from things like this.  I think the 6128 is more sought after as its more practical so if you are buying to use then you would want thar.  If you are vying to collect then you might want both depends on what and how you are collecting I guess.

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Then how do you explain the high prices of the 464? I can't explain it unless it's for collectors.

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Well, 464's always seem to go for a lot less than a 6128 in terms of price....
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Not for me, but just wondering for collectors on ebay which of these 2 models are more sought after (trying to make sense of the pricing)


If you're looking for sense of pricing on ebay, you've gone to the wrong place. That's your first mistake!
A lot of people selling there have no idea what the stuff they're selling is actually worth and a lot of it is listed there for eternity. They get the occasional sucker.

There's a big boom in retrogaming in recent years. Prior to that, you could get get stuff for buttons.

A good example was the GX4000. You could literally get that for a tenner or less, unboxed. Then the C4CPC came out and the prices skyrocketed.


Well, 464's always seem to go for a lot less than a 6128 in terms of price....

Pretty much this, as the 6128 has the drive controller built in and can easily fit a Gotek.
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A lot of people selling there have no idea what the stuff they're selling is actually worth and a lot of it is listed there for eternity.
This is true, and sadly there's the occasional sucker who pays over the odds.
If you look on eBay, it looks like prices of 464's and 6128's have doubled over the past couple of years. This might be true, but mainly because people are using those overpriced perma-listings as a benchmark for what they're actually worth.
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A good example was the GX4000. You could literally get that for a tenner or less, unboxed. Then the C4CPC came out and the prices skyrocketed.


So it's all @gerald 's fault is what you're saying? :D

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So it's all @gerald 's fault is what you're saying? :D

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Typical Bryce throwing words into my mouth!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Typical Bryce throwing words into my mouth!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Words, they're cheaper than alcohol. :)

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Words, they're cheaper than alcohol. :)

Bryce.

Oh I don't know... some of my words have cost me a LOT of money over the years!

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Oh I don't know... some of my words have cost me a LOT of money over the years!
Same here... :o

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If you look on eBay, it looks like prices of 464's and 6128's have doubled over the past couple of years. This might be true, but mainly because people are using those overpriced perma-listings as a benchmark for what they're actually worth.


Yep, same for some of the games too. Absolutely laughable. I stopped using fleecebay for retro buying ages ago and went towards facebook groups.
They don't get stung with ebay charges, and they tend to weed out re-sellers and sell to people genuinely wanting to play the things.

It's win/win
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So it's all @gerald 's fault is what you're saying? :D

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Guilty as charged !Too bad I did not stock few NOS before releasing the C4CPC  ;D

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Same here... :o


And also here! One word was enough, I only said „Yes!“ Grossly negligent! 🤪