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Postby PaulB » Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:09 am

Anyone near Manchester count yourself lucky as the item is personal pickup only (seller won't post). This Mega ST as listed, is actually a Mega STE with external hard drive and other bits. But the software, wow, for a games collector this must be the jackpot! Over 2000 floppies with games on!!! Also 900 dvd's?

Imagine all those lost games, pd disks, menus etc that could be in this lot.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1250&item=8117113664&rd=1

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Postby Grazey / PHF » Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:15 am

Over to you Muggy!

Just a wee bit far for me.

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:52 am

On my watch list .. can arrange transport for it etc. Just got to hope it doesn't get silly prices in the next 9 days.

Looks an amazing collection but it's halfway through the month .. so if anyone wants to lend some money towards I can repay after 24th :)

2500 f**** disks .. wahey :)
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Postby Brume » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:11 am

sorry Muggie, can't lend you money (have recently bought to much comics...).
But I wish you good luck with the auction!
Hope you'll find interesting stuffs in the disks (menuuusss) :roll:

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:26 am

Well... due to system upgrade, there will be a 60Gig and a 120Gig drive available ... so hoping someone in work will buy them both ;-)

And I suppose it's about time I parted with some of the 100+ DVDs I've bought and mostly only watched once :)

But if anyone can lend a hand (depending on how silly the price gets), then nearer the end of the 9 day auction, let me know. All monies will be repaid plus you'll be doing "your bit" towards preserving what looks to be a massive historic collection of items for the Atari community.
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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:27 am

(however, if anyone here in the UK happens to win the £15million lottery this weekend and want to donate a minute selection of the cash from your winnings ...... ) (well, had to ask!)
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Postby Cyrano Jones » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:54 pm

Hey Muggy,

Thats about an hour up the road for me. PM me and maybe we can jointly bid? (I'd love an ST hard drive....)

on another note... I'd love an Amiga mouse too.... (hint hint)

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Postby Tronic » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:12 pm

muguk wrote:And I suppose it's about time I parted with some of the 100+ DVDs I've bought and mostly only watched once :)


Let me know about this, I am after some new DVDs. A list of what your selling and how much etc...
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Postby Firecooler » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:14 pm

2500 disks * 720 KB = 1800000 KB = 1757,8125 MB = 1,71661376953125 GB :idea:

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:27 pm

CJ - yep, go halves. All I'm after is the Mega STE .. will swap (afterwards) my Mega ST 2 if you want that with it's slightly dodgy 60MB drive which has lost a partition, but still works fine?

More interested in all those loverly disks .. drool, drool, slurp.

Have sent the seller a "question" as you do on Ebay telling him why I'd particular like this collection etc. for preservation purposes and sent him the link to this site.

When it comes to within 3 days of closing on the auction, I'll start rattling the tin again :)
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Postby Cyrano Jones » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:15 pm

Lets see what the reply is first... then we can talk cash :-)

Sounds good to me tho.

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:24 pm

Reply from seller:

"It would be great if it all went to enthusiast like yourself, as for space is concerned, you would need a reasonability sized hatch back at least, (no hot hatches) my Dad dropt it all off in my garage using his Honda Jaz, with the back seats down itÂ’s like a small van.

IÂ’ve also seen some other bits that I didnÂ’t mention in the ad, there is an Atari 800 computer consol and thereÂ’s also a box with quite a few cartridges which I think are out of one of those old Atari games consoles, canÂ’t remember what they were called.

I have some additional pictures, about 15 all in, that I have zipped up. The file is about 2meg, I will send it to you if you want, just let me know.



Thanks for the interest.

Jimmy"


Have asked him for the full list he has .. will post it here when it arrives.
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Postby Ragstaff » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:42 am

It's not much, as the curency conversion between Aus$ and the £ is crap (from the Aus perspective!), but I can throw in 10 quid. No need to pay it back.

Also, you should try to find out if this bloke that died was known at all on the ST scene, and credit him if you find any lost or unknown disks with is handel or real name.
It's very probable that someone with an ST collection like that in 2004 would have contributed to forums like atari.org or even here at some stage...

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Postby Mug UK » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:21 am

Was going to save that conversation for when (and if) we win the auction.

A couple of CDs of all the disks named after the person who's passed on etc.

Unless someone else can think of any other ways to pass on our thanks.

(again, assuming we win)
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Postby Macca » Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:28 am

I'd bid for this if I had some way of collecting it - lol

If I still live 'up North' then no problem... could hire a van for the day... still might have a mate up there who could potentially drive it up to Manchester and back down here...

Will check it out with him...

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Postby uknemesis » Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:18 am

Thanks for the posting the link because I have been looking for an atari mega ste for ages. Don't worry I will not be entering any bidding war because I am importing a msi 6800 gt (arriving soon hopefully and I can't wait to see what it can do with my 2.5ghz Athlon XP Mobile) so I lack funds.

Good news I just got an email from the seller and he is happy for me to bid on the auction, it will be good for atleast one member here to get all those disks! :)

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Postby Mug UK » Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:17 pm

I'm sure he'll be happy with all this interest .. but I would like the Mega STE too as never had one ;-)

I'm bidding on this nearer the end of the auction etc. ... not intending to keep all those disks (live in a bedsit so everything in 1 large room!) and will "farm" out the disk-imaging process to happy volunteers.

What I propose to do is to sell my MegaST2 afterwards to help towards the costs of the auction, van hire, petrol etc.
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Postby Macca » Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:52 pm

Hmm disks... I now have the space to keep them and that's what I would be going for in the auction (though could do with a HD for the STE as well to be honest - mainly for the Manhunter Games)..

Will see what happens with the auction in the next few days and see if I have any spare cash...

Hmm £51 at the moment - still a bargain though - I can see this going for about £300 at least...

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Postby Mug UK » Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:39 pm

Yep .. that's what I'm dreading too .. smack in the middle of the week *before* payday :(
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Postby Macca » Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:23 am

Definately going to finish high this one - epsecially as people are bidding now for it - crazy...

People just don't realise that if they don't vote for anything until the end then they will get it a hell of a lot cheaper - I only ever vote in the last minute of an auction - I know I'm frigged if I get lag or disconnected or whatever but at least I have a better chance of a real bargain...

£101 now... sigh...

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Postby uknemesis » Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:03 am

muguk wrote:I'm sure he'll be happy with all this interest .. but I would like the Mega STE too as never had one ;-)

I'm bidding on this nearer the end of the auction etc. ... not intending to keep all those disks (live in a bedsit so everything in 1 large room!) and will "farm" out the disk-imaging process to happy volunteers.

What I propose to do is to sell my MegaST2 afterwards to help towards the costs of the auction, van hire, petrol etc.


I will also be bidding on it near the end of the auction although I think unfortunately it will be near my limit by then! :(

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Postby Ragstaff » Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:48 am

Hmmm, it would be good to see people work together to potentially discover some lost disks and stuff instead of all trying to get it themselves.

I hope that whoever ends up with this meticulously maintained collection looks after it properly!

I'm glad I got a MegaSTE a while back, looks like they're quite sought after now :)

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Postby Mug UK » Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:48 pm

Going to be out of my reach if it carries on with a bidding war ... people are only interested in the disks and I'll bet it's:

a) no-one on here who gives a damn

b) they will appear on Ebay soon after in job lots

Can see this one being sold for serious pennies and not to anyone who's interested in the historical value of the late blokes collection.

But who are we to complain as that's the point of Ebay - sold to the highest bidder, regardless of everyone else's good intentions.
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Postby ST Graveyard » Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:32 pm

Well, it is indeed a bit sad. And the collection sure looks great. But we'll get those lost classics one way or another, I'm sure of it.
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Postby Macca » Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:17 pm

It's now stopped on £101 for the past few hours anyway - which I suppose is some relief.

The only problem you will have with most people is that if you email them and say I'm interested in it purely from a preservation front or from a historical point and will be sharing whatever there is with everyone they will, mostly, just think you are lying in an attempt to get it cheaper.

As Muggie has said - this is the entire point of Ebay. Unfortunatlely it's not like you are talking face to face with the guy.


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