• C64c Happines is...

    From PalKat@3:770/3 to All on Sunday, December 08, 2019 20:49:33
    Finding a Commodore 64c with a 1541-ii, power supplies, manuals and cables in working condition on Offer Up! I watched the listing go from $100 down to $90 and then to $50, when I pulled the trigger and scored it all for only $50!

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  • From Gary McCulloch@1:154/50 to Palkat on Monday, December 09, 2019 06:33:47
    On Sun 8-Dec-2019 8:49p, Palkat@3:770/3.0 wrote:
    Finding a Commodore 64c with a 1541-ii, power supplies, manuals and cables in
    working condition on Offer Up! I watched the listing go from $100 down to $90
    and then to $50, when I pulled the trigger and scored it all for only $50!

    Nice grab!

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  • From Garbare Mcculloch@1:154/50 to Palkat on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 17:07:04
    I will have to start looking on that app. See whats in my area.

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  • From PalKat@3:770/3 to Garbare Mcculloch on Monday, December 16, 2019 09:43:29
    On 11 Dec 2019, Garbare Mcculloch said the following...

    I will have to start looking on that app. See whats in my area.

    So worth it, a year ago found a Vic-20 in the original 1001 Japan box,never used, tested and working all for $50.

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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@3:770/3 to PalKat on Monday, December 16, 2019 13:38:33
    On Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:43:29 +1200, PalKat wrote:

    On 11 Dec 2019, Garbare Mcculloch said the following...

    I will have to start looking on that app. See whats in my area.

    So worth it, a year ago found a Vic-20 in the original 1001 Japan box,never used, tested and working all for $50.

    Where did you find it? Thrift store in Tokyo?

    Don't know for the VIC-20. But the Japanese version of the C-64 had a
    different number of "BASIC bytes" left than most of the other
    versions. And used different default colors.
    --
    Andreas

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  • From PalKat@3:770/3 to Andreas Kohlbach on Monday, December 16, 2019 20:29:42
    On 16 Dec 2019, Andreas Kohlbach said the following...

    Where did you find it? Thrift store in Tokyo?

    LOL the guy I got it from (he was selling it on LetGo) at the time found it at the top of a closet in his deceased father-in-laws house. His father-in-law was an engineer out here at Los Alamos labs and collected computers over the decades. Some like this vic he would buy and just store away never using it. Here is a picture of exactly what the one I got from him looks like and the box too.

    https://www.commodore-info.com/foto/computer_vic1001_01.jpg

    When I got it I even reached out to Michael Tomczyk on facebook, not
    expecting any reply I did get one from him saying it is a legit keeper.

    That vic was 2 years ago, then this past August on OfferUp I came across a
    lady selling her dad's whole estate to pay for his assisted living facility. From her I got a Commodore Plus/4 again new in the box never used. Her
    father had a sister who in the early 80's had a computer store geared towards Atari out here but also sold some Commodore. So to help the sister out he bought some commodores, this plus/4 being one of them. He too stored it away till his daughter found it along with a Vic-20 in the box and listed them. I got the Plus/4 in the box for $75 but she also threw in controllers,
    software and some other goodies.

    It's not often but you can find deals on OfferUp and LetGo but you gotta look often and for a while. The C64c that I got that started this thread was not
    as mint condition as the other machines I got but TCL will have it and the 1541-ii like new and both for only $50, I can not complain. After the
    holidays I will be posting my restoration of the C64c and 1541-ii along with the finds of the plus/4 and vic-20/1001 on www.8bitboyz.com

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  • From Martin 'Martinland' Schemitsch@3:770/3 to All on Wednesday, February 05, 2020 17:53:14
    Finding a Commodore 64c with a 1541-ii, power supplies,
    manuals and cables in working condition [...]
    scored it all for only $50!
    Congratulations!

    Welcome to Commodore heaven - now you need some modern
    extensions like 1541U and WiFi modem as well, I guess.

    :)

    Ciao,
    ML

    READY.
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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@3:770/3 to Martin 'Martinland' Schemitsch on Thursday, February 06, 2020 10:53:09
    On Wed, 05 Feb 2020 17:53:14 +0100, Martin 'Martinland' Schemitsch wrote:

    Finding a Commodore 64c with a 1541-ii, power supplies,
    manuals and cables in working condition [...]
    scored it all for only $50!
    Congratulations!

    Welcome to Commodore heaven - now you need some modern
    extensions like 1541U and WiFi modem as well, I guess.

    :)

    Not to spoil the nostalgia I'd go with a real C64 modem (or any real
    modem you can connect to it) and visit some BBS.
    --
    Andreas

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