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  Reply # 1109669 16-Aug-2014 20:52
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I keep/collect consoles and Amiga gear. Other items I tend to give away. On the hunt for a Commodore 64C with floppy drive/monitor at the moment :-)



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  Reply # 1109673 16-Aug-2014 21:00
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Lurch: I keep/collect consoles and Amiga gear. Other items I tend to give away. On the hunt for a Commodore 64C with floppy drive/monitor at the moment :-)




Haha! My first gaming PC!
If I'd kept it the 30 years, how much would it be worth?

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  Reply # 1109677 16-Aug-2014 21:13
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Haha! My first gaming PC!
If I'd kept it the 30 years, how much would it be worth?


The Amiga or 64C? 64C clean with disk drive about $150. Amiga 500 standard anywhere from $60 to $550 depending on what it comes with. A1200 anywhere from $120-$2000 depending on what it comes with :-)

I have an A500 plus which I've expanded it as far as I really want to go, painted black/black keyboard. Running a 030, using a SCSI card reader for the HDD and a HxC floppy emulator for adfs (switching to a gotek at some point). Probably worth around the $500 mark with all the mods and hardware I've put into it.

The A1200 has been expanded a lot, I've put it in a tower with an 060. Custom everything (too many mods to list) and up until I got my Pegasos (yes it's spelt with an O) was a daily use machine for internet/emails etc. Probably all up $1800-$1900. Would I sell, don't think so :-)

Really want a 64C and then I'd purchase a SD2IEC or something similar.

Does old tech include hobby grade 80's RC's too? ;-)


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  Reply # 1110113 17-Aug-2014 20:55
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I store it until the next generation has also been superceded...at which point it is completely worthless....then I usually wait until the local inorganic rubbish collection and put it on the kerb....or I just put it on the kerb with a sign: "free  - It works". It typically disappears quickly.  




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  Reply # 1110172 17-Aug-2014 22:14
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Lurch:
PhantomNVD:
Haha! My first gaming PC!
If I'd kept it the 30 years, how much would it be worth?


The Amiga or 64C? 64C clean with disk drive about $150. Amiga 500 standard anywhere from $60 to $550 depending on what it comes with. A1200 anywhere from $120-$2000 depending on what it comes with :-)

I have an A500 plus which I've expanded it as far as I really want to go, painted black/black keyboard. Running a 030, using a SCSI card reader for the HDD and a HxC floppy emulator for adfs (switching to a gotek at some point). Probably worth around the $500 mark with all the mods and hardware I've put into it.

The A1200 has been expanded a lot, I've put it in a tower with an 060. Custom everything (too many mods to list) and up until I got my Pegasos (yes it's spelt with an O) was a daily use machine for internet/emails etc. Probably all up $1800-$1900. Would I sell, don't think so :-)

Really want a 64C and then I'd purchase a SD2IEC or something similar.

Does old tech include hobby grade 80's RC's too? ;-)



The thing is that these computers probably cost that sort of money in totals money anyway. So people selling them probably aren't making a profit, but it is still more than they would get throwing it out. 

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  Reply # 1110239 18-Aug-2014 08:11
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Lurch:
PhantomNVD:
Haha! My first gaming PC!
If I'd kept it the 30 years, how much would it be worth?


The Amiga or 64C? 64C clean with disk drive about $150. Amiga 500 standard anywhere from $60 to $550 depending on what it comes with. A1200 anywhere from $120-$2000 depending on what it comes with :-)

I have an A500 plus which I've expanded it as far as I really want to go, painted black/black keyboard. Running a 030, using a SCSI card reader for the HDD and a HxC floppy emulator for adfs (switching to a gotek at some point). Probably worth around the $500 mark with all the mods and hardware I've put into it.



Got a spare 512k expansion for a 500 ? :-p Accidentally killed mine recently just as the kids were getting into Superfrog :)

I originally had a 500 Plus as well, added a GVP A530 unit to it - 7mhz to 40mhz - wheeeeee.... ;) Think I ended up maxing out the RAM on that too for a total of 10MB. But then it all died in 98 and got my first PC.

Just in the middle of getting WinUAE running again with my old BBS, and hoping I can get it online via telnet (few messy looking ways of doing it) as bit of a distraction from the real world ;)





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  Reply # 1110292 18-Aug-2014 10:45
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Skip or rubbish dump. Yes thats not very "Green" but Chch doesn't have Organic collection like Auckland and Trademe takes to much time and energy with people asking stupid questions for something thats only worth $5 and you list it as pickup only and someone in Auckland buys it and then wants it shipped.

Perhaps theres needs to be the technology equivalent of clothing bins.


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Couple of years ago, biffed a pile of TRS80 Floppy drives, manuals, mags, as well as a semi-working Dick Smith System80. May have been worth something to someone. Asked in a couple of related forums, no-one was interested.
Grabbed the stepper motors from the drives though. As well as the clunky linear transformer PSU. And the steel cases.
Hmm, wasn't that much left to throwout after all ... The hoarding instinct is strong in this one ... undecided




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  Reply # 1110510 18-Aug-2014 14:23
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Of course what everyone is meaning to say is that they list it in the Offers and Wanted forum, before proceeding in the manner mentioned  :)

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  Reply # 1110732 18-Aug-2014 18:53
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1.  Deprecate it. Newest TV, blu ray player, dvd recorder, media player etc tend to go in the living room. Second best in the bedroom. Worst in the spare room. When I upgrade (say) in the living room then the old kit tends to move down the chain, and whatever was in the spare room drops off the end. For computers, I keep the last 2-3 (running software that I can't/won't update than that I may still want to use, hooked through a KVM) and the oldest drops off the end.

2.  If I can't use it, offer it to family or friends who may have a use for it.

3.  If I can't use it and it has fallen off the end of the use chain (as per above) then a heave into the Skip, which I tend to hire annually for a good old clean out.

By instinct I'm a hoarder. But I have run out of space.

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  Reply # 1110753 18-Aug-2014 19:21
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SepticSceptic: Couple of years ago, biffed a pile of TRS80 Floppy drives, manuals, mags, as well as a semi-working Dick Smith System80. May have been worth something to someone. Asked in a couple of related forums, no-one was interested.
Grabbed the stepper motors from the drives though. As well as the clunky linear transformer PSU. And the steel cases.
Hmm, wasn't that much left to throwout after all ... The hoarding instinct is strong in this one ... undecided



Well that has made me cry...... I would have loved the TRS80 stuff

I have 380 (or there a bouts) old computers in various states or repair (some are just chassis ) and always looking for "spare parts" to rebuild some of what I have.

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