Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby Cyprian » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:35 pm

mikro wrote:
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mikro wrote:Not needed. My (working) Sparrow also doesn't have them..

congrsts. any details? photos?

Not yet. I posted some photos from the seller here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2962672 ... 0668246618

Too bad it's waiting for me in Slovakia while I'm in Australia still for next few months. :-/

nice machine, "spring 2018" doesn't sound good but we 'Atarians' used to wait for good things.
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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby iggydrougge » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:46 pm

What about that TOS 2.07 the seller mentions?

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby mikro » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:31 pm

iggydrougge wrote:What about that TOS 2.07 the seller mentions?

What about it? He offers it only if you "Buy it now". I don't think those are going to sell for such price so it's perhaps a desperate move to attract more buyers.

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby Rustynutt » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:32 pm

mikro wrote:
iggydrougge wrote:What about that TOS 2.07 the seller mentions?

What about it? He offers it only if you "Buy it now". I don't think those are going to sell for such price so it's perhaps a desperate move to attract more buyers.


It's been a while since I've seen it (no need for it), Sparrow TOS was floating around. I may have it on an old CD. Keep in mind, that disk was burned 22 years ago :)

Even then, you wont run much softs on it. At this point it's a collectors item, like the $2000 Atari CD that's been on eBay for 10 years :)

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby iggydrougge » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:36 am

I mean, is it useful outside the Sparrow motherboard, and how does it compare visavis TOS 2.06 and TOS 4?

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby khooke » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:17 am

One of those boards, s/n ending 40 is listed in this thread here. I didn't check the others. Just thought this was interesting given the limited number of these that were supposed to have been produced (they're previously known/identified boards): viewtopic.php?f=27&t=31148

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby mikro » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:06 am

khooke wrote:(they're previously known/identified boards): viewtopic.php?f=27&t=31148

Actually they are not, I update the list when I find a new Sparrow on the net (doesn't happen very often ;-)).

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby Mindthreat » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:57 pm

The Sparrow not listed here missing keys and non-functional, the buyer wanted to fix and sell for $5,000 - and that's in pretty rough shape. Needless to say, I'm probably not going to be getting that one for the case or any other for that matter but, if someone does have a non-functional Sparrow case they are looking to sell, please let me know. Unless you want $5,000 for it, then please do not let me know.

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby mikro » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:09 pm

FYI, I convinced the seller to let it go for a considerably cheaper amount so I have both rev.1 and rev.2 boards waiting to be paid & shipped. Not sure whether he is going to include the TOS ROMs, though. So I plan to compare them to the working unit I have and hopefully just populate the missing components.

Then most likely I will put it in a ST case + keyboard and sell to anyone (EU based, too) interested.

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby Mindthreat » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:05 am

mikro wrote:FYI, I convinced the seller to let it go for a considerably cheaper amount so I have both rev.1 and rev.2 boards waiting to be paid & shipped. Not sure whether he is going to include the TOS ROMs, though. So I plan to compare them to the working unit I have and hopefully just populate the missing components.

Then most likely I will put it in a ST case + keyboard and sell to anyone (EU based, too) interested.


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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby mikro » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:16 am

Yes.

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby jvas » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:45 am

mikro wrote:Then most likely I will put it in a ST case + keyboard and sell to anyone (EU based, too) interested.


I am interested !

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby mikro » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:29 am

jvas: you (and others) have to wait as with the working Sparrow unit... untill Spring 2018. :) (I know, it hurts, myself too).

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby jvas » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:05 am

mikro wrote:jvas: you (and others) have to wait as with the working Sparrow unit... untill Spring 2018. :) (I know, it hurts, myself too).


I can wait :D

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby mikro » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:09 pm

Two more Sparrows available from the same guy:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302500195351
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302500212155

No, I'm not taking these. ;-)

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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby calimero » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Thanks! I will add them to database http://milan.kovac.cc/atari/chipmunk/


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Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Postby mikro » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:23 pm

It's the guy behind the (ex-?)Wizztronics company.


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