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Postby Mug UK » Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:44 pm

Have to wait and see until near the end of the auction this coming weekend.

We can (if we lose due to silly prices) ask the buyer if he'll consider a donation towards the disks to enable preservation.
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Postby uknemesis » Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:45 am

I just hope someone here gets it because it will be a shame if all that software isn't put to good use! :)
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Postby Cyrano Jones » Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:50 am

It would be a bit stupid of people on this forum to bid against each other. I suggest we all contact MugUK with what we'd like from the items available.

That way we can bid more :-)

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Postby uknemesis » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:07 am

Cyrano Jones wrote:It would be a bit stupid of people on this forum to bid against each other. I suggest we all contact MugUK with what we'd like from the items available.

That way we can bid more :-)


So how much roughly is muguk willing to spend on this auction? 8O :D

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Postby Mug UK » Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:18 pm

Was hoping to keep it under the £150 max (I mean absolute maximum) ..

and that was based on my selling of 2 x h/drives to someone in work .. but they've since pulled out of the deal until after our payday (24th!) .. so max I can go for (on my own) is £80.

The problem with it being one week before payday :( A week after and I would have gone £150 with no probs at all. I can live without blank DVDrs etc for a few weeks :)
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Postby Macca » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:51 pm

5 days left on it and it's still at £101 - think that's priced most people out - if I hadn't just bought 3 Amiga's with games / hard-drives etc. then I would have bid for this - though I actually only bid in the last minute... hehe


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Postby Mug UK » Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:20 pm

Does seem a little steep .. as I've said in previous posts, contact the winner if we don't and see if we can donate some cash towards the final price for the disks they don't want (assuming they're bidding on the Mega STE only).
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Postby Dspiz » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:25 pm

Why not have muguk do the bidding, and anyone interested in contributing a bit of money post here so he knows a price range that all of us pooled together could reach. That way all equip and disks stay within the community.

muguk, do you have a paypal account, or can you create one?

I'd go in for 20 - 25 US Dollars.

I have no need for any of the hardware/disks - downloaded images work just as well :)

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Postby Mug UK » Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:28 pm

I don't have PayPal for credit-rating reasons my bank won't forgive me for previous mistakes and therefore won't let me have credit/debit cards - best left at that until I can get a better job - or win the lottery :)

But a good idea all the same. Can only think of Western Union at the mo as the only way overseas can help - but got to win it first. Don't think the seller will accept a post-dated cheque until after 24th :(

We've got until Saturday at latest before I start bidding as the price is high enough as it stands.
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Postby Macca » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:24 am

3.5 days left mate - price hasn't changed in about 2 days - I do think most people will bid at the end - that's what I'd do anyway - for me there is no point in bidding until the last 30 or so seconds....

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Postby Mug UK » Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:22 am

Same here .. really don't understand why people get into a bidding frenzy when there's oodles of time left.
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Postby Bernie J » Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:34 am

One of the main reasons for bidding early is to avoid the last minute bidding frenzy.
Think of it as running a marathon effect, if you bid early with a really
high bid you have control of the pace, ie: put a high bid in, people who try to follow will push the target up, the people who aren't up with the pace will look at the target price & say thats beyond my budget & won't even bother bidding which means more of a chance of winning as there's less competition at the final sprint !!! :lol: hope that makes sense !!
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Postby Mug UK » Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:52 am

One way of making sure you win ..

That item is only worth £10 in the shops .. I'll bid £100 to make sure no-one else can get there.

One sure fire way to get the item in the end.

Let's hope the ceiling on this item is not "up there with the gods" otherwise we're all going to get stuffed at the last hurdle.
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Postby Bernie J » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:01 am

I agree with you there, lets hope that someone within the forum wins
at a reasonable price eh.
But you know that there's a saying which goes if "you want it bad enough
the price don't mean a thing" !!

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Postby Mug UK » Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:54 am

Right . have emailed the seller asking him if I can make 2 payments .. one as a deposit and the rest on collection (which will be after payday!) .. if he says OK to that (and we win) then I don't mind bidding that little bit higher on behalf of everyone here.

I'll then flog the various bits that have been requested by interested parties to lessen my outlay.

Might even flog my MegaST to someone else if I win as it'd be nice to play with a MegaSTE for a change.

But not much point planning until Sunday when the auction nears the close and the seller is OK with my plan.
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Postby Macca » Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:15 pm

Still £101. What did the seller say Muggy?

Probably going to be a mad rush for this at the end I imagine...

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:07 pm

He's fine with a deposit and then remainder of payment upon collection.

Have also asked if he'd like us to do something in memory of his uncle when the collection is mastered on CD-ROMs etc. But will put that to the vote in here when we're in position to start imaging all the disks.

Again, as previously mentioned, this will only occur if we win - got to keep outlining this bit - someone else could be very determined, just as much as we are, to get this collection. OK, we're in it as a collective but someone else could be just as much an Atari fan as the sellers late uncle was.

I'm only guessing, but a quick search for "dr mark palmer" +atari on google gave us this page - http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:tJapC65hS5YJ:www.uwe.ac.uk/amd/rserch3.htm+%22dr+mark+palmer%22+%2Batari&hl=en (had to use Google cache as page not found on real server)

Quote: "Mark Palmer has just completed three years as an AHRB Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at Staffordshire University. His use of computers dates back to the early nineties when he used an Atari for CAD/CAM and the design of installations. "
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Postby Macca » Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:48 pm

Hey Muggy

Could you do me a favour when you get chance - looking for Captive 2: Liberation on Amiga (CD32 version if possible) any chance you have?

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:28 pm

That and about another 100+ CD32 discs .. most are ISOs and a few are pre-burns. Mate up in Llandudno tests them on his half-dozen different Amiga set-ups :)
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Postby Macca » Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:07 pm

Hmm well I need to aquire them off you mate - how's the PC looking?

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Postby Macca » Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:09 pm

Can also get some DVD's to ya... or other things... >:}

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Postby Mug UK » Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:17 am

Yep no probs .. they should fit onto about 2 x DVDRs .. but some of them are original CDTV "education" type titles!
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Postby Macca » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:50 pm

Don't care as long as Liberations on there mate.

Anychance you are going to be around on ICQ / etc. later?

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Postby uknemesis » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:32 pm

The auction is now at £143 so that means I'm out of the running because I would have to pay transport costs on top of that! :(

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Postby Showaddywaddy » Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:16 pm

still £143
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