my reaction is also negative. It looks very expensive.
"MINT" is a pretty lofty claim. It was "refurbished to a high standard"? What does that mean? Who did the work, was it you? If so, what did you do, exactly? What was broken, how did you fix it? Did you recap it? If so, where are the photos of your work?
"Mint" usually means "original, like new". A refurbished item - no matter how well the restoration has been done - can't be said to be "mint". But it's the second most misused term in eBay vintage computer ads, after "rare".
Buyer beware with claims of MINT. One time I fell into this trap with a MINT C64, seller angled all pics to hide damage and stated as fully working. Seller refused a return and PayPal rejected my claim. PayPal said I bought a used product and should expect fair wear and tear (including the fact is was not even working)
joska wrote:But it's the second most misused term in eBay vintage computer ads, after "rare".
Just had a quick look at their ebay store, and every single computer they sell are "rare". Some are just "rare", while others are "ultra rare". This includes an "ultra rare" Spectravideo 728, which is perhaps the highest selling MSX 1 computer in Europe. Even the C64 and BBC Micro is "rare".