Shredder11 wrote:A Sinclair ZX80 in mint condition can sometimes go for £400+......
Shredder11 wrote:Talking of silly prices but in the other direction, how about this for a cheap ST and there were three bids too! Would have easily been worth it for the Competition Pro joystick alone...
Item Number: 320339279536
DarthWhippet wrote:Getting back to ST's an such have you guys seen this one?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-VINTAGE-ATAR ... 240%3A1318
RARE ZX SPECTRUM 48K MACHINE
What You Get,
Sinclair Research 1982 Computer,
Computer Powers & Displays But Keyboard
Sinclair Power Supply & Aerial Lead,
A Vintage Computer That Will Only Appreciate In Value,
Grab This Great Piece Of Computer History While You Still Can.
techie_alison wrote:Non functional 48K Spectrum - £47 all in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FORTY SEVEN QUID for a dud Speccy!!
It's the Issue 1 boards, 16K, and 128K+ toast racks which are rare.
DarthWhippet wrote:do not remind me about Heatsink Spectrum128's i gave mine away to my cousin when i got my first ST who went and trashed it within 6 months....
rocket-dog wrote:Nothing upsets me more when people destroy things you have looked after just because they careless, ignorant, or just poorly brought up.
target market: gullible collectors wrote:A Massive Software Collection
A Must For A Vintage Computer Collector Or Enthusiast
A Vintage Computer That Will Only Appreciate In Value
Don`t Miss Out
Grab This Great Piece Of Computer History While You Still Can
target market: people who want an STFM instead of it going in the bin wrote:If this doesn't sell it's all going to the skip!
jkolak wrote:Shredder11 wrote:A Sinclair ZX80 in mint condition can sometimes go for £400+......
So these things are moving from hobbyist status to collector status, which in the future will make them impossible for hobbyists to acquire for a reasonable price. The same thing is happening in the VW world. A hobbyist used to be able to pick up a restorable pre-1968 VW bus for a couple of hundred dollars, but that is changing to thousands.
techie_alison wrote:There are some brilliant bargains to be had on eBay at the moment. Mainly as people are getting put off and aren't looking.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/External-floppy-d ... 240%3A1318
Well that's about all I can that's worth looking at.
Just won Carrier Command, Populous+Lands, Starray, and Obliterator.
karlm wrote:techie_alison wrote:Just won Carrier Command, Populous+Lands, Starray, and Obliterator.
Oops Was just about to post off CC to you after getting my life organised again (something about ex and taking everything and not giving me anything had me concentrating elsewhere.)
karlm wrote:after getting my life organised again (something about ex and taking everything and not giving me anything had me concentrating elsewhere.)
Humblest apologies Aly.
techie_alison wrote:karlm wrote:(something about ex and taking everything and not giving me anything had me concentrating elsewhere.)Karl.
NEVER trust women!! Trust me on this one. You can to a degree, but they're scheming nasty twisted pieces of work underneath once they get going. Men tend to be more up-front. If anything I'd say they're more emotional than the women. I wouldn't trust them either though.
Oh I'm so sorry Karl. Don't worry, you're so much better off without her. Come and join us here, we'll cheer you up.
techie_alison wrote:God, I can't believe no one bought that. The Cumanas are the best money can buy. (I already have two, no need for more).
Was that your auction Bonus? If it was, then drop me a mail.
jkolak wrote:A quote from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is along the lines that the line between good and evil does not run between nations, because then you could say those countries are bad, and these countries are good. Nor does it lie between communities, because then you could put all the bad people on the other side of the tracks and keep all the good people on this side of the tracks. No, he said, the trouble is that the line between good and evil goes down the middle of each human heart, so that each individual person must choose between good and evil.
Desty wrote:That's a really nice quote It also reminds me of a nice (and NSFW) piece, "How not to fail at life", which points out that "Human beings are programmed to notice the imperfections of others more than the imperfections of themselves", which is an important thing to consider so that we hopefully learn from our mistakes rather than ignore or deny them.
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