1. OCAU Merchandise is available! Check out our 20th Anniversary Mugs, Classic Logo Shirts and much more! Discussion in this thread.
    Dismiss Notice

Where are the retro bargains? List here!

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Cannula, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. BuuBox

    BuuBox Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    9,662
    Location:
    Melbourne
    BiggusDickus and badmofo like this.
  2. badmofo

    badmofo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,846
    Location:
    Australia
    BuuBox and MUTMAN like this.
  3. shino

    shino Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Messages:
    720
  4. Pierre32

    Pierre32 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Messages:
    1,912
    Location:
    Sydney
  5. Pierre32

    Pierre32 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Messages:
    1,912
    Location:
    Sydney
    Worth the double post :shock: A pile of Tandy and Amstrad on the NSW mid north coast for $10. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/526087325751008

    I've chatted with him, and let him know they're worth a little more than this. He's not fussed - he just wants them to go to a good home.

    upload_2022-5-2_13-31-29.png upload_2022-5-2_13-31-51.png
     
    BiggusDickus, adz, MUTMAN and 2 others like this.
  6. unifern

    unifern Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    Ballarat
    holy moly i remember watching Craig Charles in Robot Wars excited to build my own since they advertised those magazines to kids, what they didn't tell ya itad take a boatload of issues to have all the parts needed lol we got about 15issues in and my father couldn't figure out how to build em let alone kid me haha. can't imagine the money those generated back then.
    damn why is all the good stuff in NSW D:

    if anyone picks up the Microbee or the other systems ill buy/trade for em,
    understandable if ya don't wanna ship CRTs i have a Zenith 100 pc tube utterly destroyed in transit :( ital be a long time before i can find a compatible tube replacement
    as mentioned earlier in the thread got various midi things i can trade:
    Roland: SC-55, SC-88pro, SD-20, SD70, M-GS64(sc88in 1u rack form).
    Yamaha: TG300, MU50, MU80, MU100, CBX-T3
    Korg AG10, 05R/W, 03R/W. Akai SG01K. Kawai gmega

    also have a c64/c64c,1541 drive, amiga500(with lovely cheese level of yellowing) ,zx spectrum48k and +2 all untested though (my god my project backlogs lol)
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2022
    MUTMAN likes this.
  7. bYrd

    bYrd Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2001
    Messages:
    2,475
    Location:
    NE Melbourne
    I've come across those Robot magazine sets quite a few times - they were never complete! Last time was at the Thornbury "Helping Hands" op shop early 2022, a couple dozen magazines and parts it all looked like shit. I think they were popular, think of the poor bastards spending thousands being trickle fed parts - expecting a mechanical beast that would amputate someone's leg with a circular saw - and never reaching completion.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2022
    badmofo and MUTMAN like this.
  8. unifern

    unifern Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    Ballarat
    yeah all it did was move along lines you lay out for it then randomly change direction if it bumps into stuff like a roomba lol. man apparently there's 5 phases up to 96issues!
    i still have our old copies somewhere in the garage if someone wants em for cost of post might take awhile to dig em out though.
     
  9. MUTMAN

    MUTMAN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    11,384
    Location:
    4109
    I sent the seller a message asking if they would be able to post.... I wont hold my breath on this one :S

    and reply is - not available :(
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2022
  10. badmofo

    badmofo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,846
    Location:
    Australia
    teej, -=QuaddamagE=-, adz and 2 others like this.
  11. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    4,897
    Location:
    ACT 2905
    Toshiba T1200 Vintage Laptop feat 80C86 ~5mhz CPU

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/flynn/laptops/toshiba-t1200-vintage-laptop-ms-dos/1294675620

    https://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/computer.asp?c=917&st=1



    From those comments: "This system requires the NiCd battery to be working and supplying power to the logic board. The machine won't power on just with the AC adapter. The batteries need to be removed or replaced"

    So the seller saying it won't boot because of the PSU may be chasing a red herring.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2022
    BiggusDickus and adz like this.
  12. BiggusDickus

    BiggusDickus Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    317
    Location:
    Brentwood WA
    MUTMAN and Pierre32 like this.
  13. shino

    shino Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Messages:
    720
    MUTMAN and Pierre32 like this.
  14. Rubens

    Rubens Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    179
    Location:
    2077
    adz, breno, shino and 3 others like this.
  15. MUTMAN

    MUTMAN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    11,384
    Location:
    4109
    What a lovely matched setup :thumbup:
     
    JaC and Pierre32 like this.
  16. Pierre32

    Pierre32 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Messages:
    1,912
    Location:
    Sydney
  17. Zubrick

    Zubrick Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2001
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Gold Coast
    MUTMAN likes this.
  18. badmofo

    badmofo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,846
    Location:
    Australia
    Not particularly cheap but here's a handsome ISA sound card based on the Crystal cs4237b chipset, which has a decent OPL3 clone in it and is fantastic in all other regards, and a cheeky little cs9236 chip onboard for general midi. It's a super budget midi option that chip but sounds OK I reckon.

    Not a bad all-in-one card.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/325182415479
     
  19. breech

    breech Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,043
    adz, unifern and BiggusDickus like this.
  20. ThunderbirdMoz

    ThunderbirdMoz Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,373
    Location:
    Queensaldn
    Last edited: May 12, 2022
    MUTMAN likes this.

Share This Page

Advertisement: