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Posted By

Macc
on 2014-07-10
17:43:24
 Interesting ebay auctions

You don't see these come up too often;
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/microsprout0161/m.html?item=281382588559&hash=item4183b5908f&pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1

Posted By

Lavina
on 2014-07-11
15:25:38
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

I knew a guy from Nyíregyháza (Hungarian City) who had an Enterprise in our childhood. :O

Posted By

Csabo
on 2014-07-11
17:18:43
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

I also knew a guy, younger brother of a high-school classmate who lived in Parád, he had an Enterprise as well. I don't think they were that rare back in the day. Now, though - I couldn't comment on that.

Posted By

MMS
on 2014-07-11
18:03:06
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

My loooong message with some useful info was killed with a "spammer !" message.
Just great...

Posted By

MMS
on 2014-07-11
18:05:19
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

and yeah, I have a MUPID. THAT is rare

Posted By

Csabo
on 2014-07-11
18:49:59
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

You managed to trigger the spam filter with "pedo" (in the word Torpedo). I adjusted it.

Otherwise you could simply log in and post under your username, the spam filter is only applied to non-logged-in posts. As it is, someone is always manually fixing your posts to link them to your username.

Posted By

gerliczer
on 2014-07-11
18:53:29
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Lavina,

I knew four (yes 4) guys from Nyíregyháza who had Enterprise computers. So, its my win.

Anyway, Enterprise is quite rare. Some tens of thousands were manufactured only, AFAIK.

Posted By

George
on 2014-07-12
03:45:22
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

The enterprise didnt do well in sales like our plus 4.
So they shipped many units to Hungary like our plus 4 . Thats why most sellers on ebay are from Hungary.
An enterprise 64 is rare in the rest of the world . an enterprise 128 even rarer. I am looking very long time for one for a good price.

Posted By

Patrick
on 2014-07-12
04:17:10
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

what is so special about an Enterprise?

Posted By

Chronos
on 2014-07-12
04:38:09
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

i have a boxed enterprise 128 but i never turned it on..

Posted By

siz
on 2014-07-12
04:49:38
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

The special about this Enterprise is that it is an Enterprise 64 and that one is really rare or at least uncommon. The Enterprise 128 which was sold in Hungary (Centrum Áruházak ) is more common.

Posted By

MIK
on 2014-07-12
06:11:38
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

It might as well be a Jupiter Ace, still not interested.

Before it was changed from General to Off Topic this would of been more like it... A Commodore 16 for £850
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-games-console-bundle-bulk-games-commodore-c16-32x-sega-rare-opportunity-/131237919055

Anyone that pays more than £300 for the whole lot needs their head testing.
Most interesting thing to those that many not have a copy... Original clam shell 1st release of Ikari Warriors for C16/Plus4.

Posted By

George
on 2014-07-12
06:27:57
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

The Enterprise was one of the later homecomputers and had some nice features and interfaces (search the internet for more informations). The one which surprised me most, was that you could link up up to 32 machines together (e.g. for the use of 1 printer oder floppydrive in a school class). 64 or 128, both are rare in West-Europe. Its an nice computer and i like the design. Especially the integrated Joystick.
If someone wants to give away an enterprise, be free to contact me and make an offer.

Posted By

Patrick
on 2014-07-12
06:47:48
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

ok. i just did a google search.. interesting!

Posted By

MMS
on 2014-08-04
17:56:35
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Internal SD2IEC, Plus/4 referred too

http://www.ebay.de/itm/SD2IEC-Evo-fur-Commodore-64-128-VC20-4-C64-SD-2-IEC-1541-Ersatz-/331275865707?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item4d21948e6b

Posted By

Chronos
on 2014-08-05
06:49:47
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

great idea (the bicolor led) but too expensive card..

Posted By

MMS
on 2014-11-16
15:15:09
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

If you think the ebay version is expensive, then please check the orighinal homepage and select the LCD 16x2 option

http://16xeight.de/index.php/shop/product/view/1/1

Anyhow, tll I do not see, what is at the other (computer) side of the 4 color molex (?) type cable, i am not suuuuure I am interested. Soldering withing the Plussy? a big no-no for me


A probably working SX-64:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Commodore-Executive-Computer-SX-64-Must-Sell-/251716876117?pt=US_Vintage_Computers_Mainframes&hash=item3a9b7eb755<\url>

Posted By

MMS
on 2015-01-13
16:05:02
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

little OFF

Just right now there is a new Atari 2600 with classic games, wireless controllers, built in 92 games.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATARI-Flashback-5-Classic-Game-Console-Retro-System-92-Built-in-Games-NEW-2014-/121474810963

Unfortunately just ships to US and Canada, but with eg. Borderlinx service (no clue about the additonal costs) you can order it from any European country too, via their US PO.Box.

Posted By

MikeDX
on 2015-01-13
21:29:33
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

I'm now getting interested in this in a big way, since I love the plus4 and closely work with the pi in my day job.


Uno2iec
A commodore (CBM) 1541 emulator on the Arduino Uno, using any desktop PC (or raspberry PI with raspbian) as a media host.


Posted By

MIK
on 2015-01-14
03:08:59
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

MMSZ,
I would do some home work on these Atari 2600 remake machines to see what people have to say before parting with any cash. The early versions are emulated and bug ridden. Might be better off with the disc collection released on PS2, original XBOX, PC or better still... grab the real thing.

Even the Megadrive versions are all emulated and just as bad. While they have a cartridge slot, your be lucky if any of the real cartridge games you plug in actually work properly. On the TV box and Handheld versions they only added mono sound for cheapness and because the Megadrive uses separate Left/Right stereo channels, these Megadrive remake machines actually have some sound channels missing! Again... your better off with the real thing.

Posted By

MMS
on 2015-01-14
16:51:50
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

yeah, I did it before. For the Flashback 2 there were several claims on switches, etc. On the 4 there were claims on the infrared, very sensitive control.
But on the Flashback 5 one of the owners (who says he has a real one too) said, that 99% of the games run on the flashsback, as on a real iron, and if he is not nitpicking too much, seems (feels) equivalent.

Posted By

Ati
on 2015-02-11
16:48:05
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Write to search area: "ultra rare commodore 65"! See the price!

Posted By

MMS
on 2015-02-11
18:00:02
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

WOW, I will buy two at once

Posted By

MMS
on 2015-02-11
18:05:05
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

and just next to it, the VERY first webserver used at CERN:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NeXT-CUBE-COMPUTER-N1000-68040-64MB-RAM-760MB-HD-NeXTstep-3-3-Developer-Y2K-CULT/221436263211?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D777000%26algo%3DABA.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28772%26meid%3D0d890c24d50844bd8c06d32bdff450dd%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D171673209321

Posted By

Luca
on 2015-02-12
10:54:51
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Two To One disk version, from UK, here.

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-02-12
16:18:06
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

penfold_t_mole...

Posted By

Ati
on 2015-02-13
16:55:00
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Baszki! See the c65 price again!

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-03-21
07:12:43
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Plus/4 with 12k of memory, no 3+1 software, (by the looks of it) and Strictly no Refunds or Returns as stated in the description. 50 UK pounds + postage...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-PLUS-4-COMPUTER-data-cassette-/181695930327?



Posted By

Baz
on 2015-03-21
12:18:07
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

only 12277 bytes free on a plus/4? that's a very odd modification

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-03-22
06:55:49
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

The only time you ever get to see 12K on the Basic screen of a Plus/4 is when you do a soft reset from playing Pin Point. The machine still functions properly though with it's correct amount of free memory even if it does not show it. That's a software glitch though on a soft reset...

There must be something seriously wrong with the one in the link, either dead or missing chips. The seller says no refund, but at the same time they have listed it as fully working via ebay's automated message when you click on the condition...

Quote ebay:
"Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.
"



Posted By

Luca
on 2015-04-23
02:34:41
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

I've just won this on eBay from Brisbane, AU: Learner Pack Software.
Just the time to duplicate the tapes and do some scans, and I'll resell it promptly, on eBay again. If someone got interested, there's all the time to contact me before the reauctioning

As a side note, you can also ask about all the other rare tape I'm used to buy, just for the attitude of wasting money and have a complete archive here The last ones I should receive today are, e.g., Boa Boa and Il Labirinto Maledetto / Othello.

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-04-23
04:50:56
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Very nice find!

Posted By

George
on 2015-04-23
14:12:44
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

nice find luca!

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-04-25
07:48:52
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Plus/4 setup in a case...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Commodore-Plus-4-Home-Computer-With-Original-Case-/271849774718?

Posted By

MMS
on 2015-06-02
11:49:47
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

http://szamitastechnika.vatera.hu/pc_asztali_szamitogep/retro_szamitogep_kiegeszito/commodore/k_retro_szamitogepek_kiegeszitok_kulon_is_2077567130.html

It is a huge collection with a LOT of rare items, including 1581 and SFD1001 and 8250LP drives.

As it is not ebay, but Hungarian Vatera, the international shipping could be problematic, or very expensive.
for hungarian bidders: have a nice digging!

Posted By

corpsicle
on 2015-06-02
15:52:00
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Looks like i just purchased a 1551 on a whim. =P
Just browsed ebay and it was 10 minutes left.

Posted By

Chronos
on 2015-06-03
15:04:44
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

congrats

Posted By

Patrick
on 2015-06-04
10:42:03
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

congrats!!

ask the seller to pack the 1551 really good!
the black case breaks easy and don't ask me how i know that.........

Posted By

corpsicle
on 2015-06-04
12:59:15
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Yes i emailed him and told him to pack it really carefully.
And i just recieved email that its shipped! woot! exciting times!

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-06-05
09:59:15
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Fingers crossed it arrives safe and sound, enjoy!

Posted By

Luca
on 2015-07-07
05:34:54
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Commodore 264.

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-07-07
06:31:13
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Shame it is in such a sorry state. The serial badge was where any real value would of been found and that has been removed as if to say it's been put into a Plus/4 case... and what's with the yellow space bar yet all other keys are white?

Posted By

siz
on 2015-07-07
06:42:39
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

IMHO this can be the original case. C264 never went to production so this one could be an early prototype without a serial number sticker.
And yellowing can be very strange. I've seen a lot of keyboards where some of the keys were yellowed only.

Posted By

MIK
on 2015-07-07
15:08:57
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Indeed, I was getting mixed up the the exclusive machines thinking it was a 232.

Posted By

Luca
on 2015-09-08
04:41:31
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

264 Series Preliminary User's Manual.

Posted By

MMS
on 2015-09-15
18:29:53
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

(OFF)
BTW I saw some C64 projects made brand new blue/transparent/etc housing for C64.

It would be a nice project to produce some newly made 364 housing and rebuilt our Plus/4 (264) into them, and by sacrificing some old, not working plussis you may got enough buttons to get the numeric keyboard work. (OK, not grey, but white buttons, and some matrices required for the @ and straight up Enter buttons)
364 just looks a much more serious machine. Maybe even a slow moving silent fan can be added to improve ventillation, prevent heat issues to fry TED and 8501. I know a properly fitting frame design from a Philips DVD Recorder we produced. (It was a bitter discussion with the architerture designer 1 year ago, how much people do not like tall sets with vertical stading fan, they want slim machine). It can make a fan able to generate horizontal air ventillation from an almost lying fan (even a slimmer 8cm one may fit, I think, if we able to provide the necessary voltage.). No magic, jsut a simple converter with few screw holes.
As the numeric keyboard was just hardware wired next to the old ones to TED in the original 364, would be just a parallel connection to a socket may receive both signals from the connectors.

Do not ask Reset, and power buttons, I have no clue yet Maybe with such conversion and extra internal space (with some internal adapters) the installation of proper Atari 9 pin joystick sockets is possible too, adding some autofire protection circuit Levente once mentioned somewhere before...
BTW anyone made any RF out to CVBS (composite) hawrdware hack before? It is the same type of connectors, I made one for my Spectrum, and it was such improvement in picture quality (CVBS input is just available on every single TV nowadays).

Posted By

MMS
on 2015-12-24
09:08:01
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

An IEE488 based CBM 8250 dual drive is on sale on Hungarian ebay, Vatera.
http://szamitastechnika.vatera.hu/pc_asztali_szamitogep/retro_szamitogep_kiegeszito/commodore/commodore_cbm_8250_dual_drive_floppy_disk_2173702160.html

A real heavy brick of iron. As far as I know, it can use 1MB per disc as the SFD1001, just it has two drives.

For a long time it was told it will not work, but few days ago I received (though still untested) the IEE2IEC cable that makes possible to connect such a rare, high capacity drive to Plus/4 or C16. Test will come soon, unfortunately I am missing the Joystick adapter for the 5V source for microcontroller, so I will test it with C64... (those bloody special DIN connectors... )

Posted By

MMS
on 2016-05-15
20:11:17
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Hi,

on the local (Hungarian) ebay like stuff, Vatera, there is an interesting offer:
http://szamitastechnika.vatera.hu/pc_asztali_szamitogep_alkatresz/meghajto/floppy_meghajto/commodore_64_floppy_meghajto_xm1541_kabel_2249316488.html?bk_medium=selfpromo&bk_source=gravity_vatera&bk_campaign=gravity&bk_content=listings_big4_bottom&bk_referral=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vatera.hu%2Fitem%2Fbid%2Fend.php&bk_term=commodore%2064%20floppy%20meghajto%20+%20xm1541%20kabel

1541-II
XM1541 cable to connect to PC
10pcs brand new Polaroid DD disc
10pcs used 3M DD discs (probably PC formatted)
IEC cable

SD2IEC
Just checking the fantastic SVS Ultimatemap I noticed, that the following SD2IEC -connected directly to the User port of C64- is highly probable that 100% compatible with Plus/4 too.
Why? Because the pins used for for 5VDC and Ground are exactly on tha sample place on BOTH user ports (so no worry, it should work)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-64-64C-128-1541-Disk-Drive-Emulation-SD2IEC-SD-Card-Reader-Reset/262424050185?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D36142%26meid%3Dba27ca9380eb418d8ec2d32c4e7c1e71%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D331849062153


MODEM
May I work? It states it works with Plus/4, but data lines placed on different places. Support speeds up to 9600 baud.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-GGLABS-GLINK-LT-Commodore-64-128-User-Port-RS232-VIC-1011-clone-UP9600-mods-/401032514890?hash=item5d5f668d4a:g:Wy4AAOSwbdpWVEnF


Posted By

MMS
on 2016-10-10
15:35:13
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Oh my gosh!

A brand new Plus/4 on ebay!
250 USD
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-Plus-4-NEW-IN-BOX-NEW-OLD-STOCK-UNUSED-COLLEGE-SPARE-LOOK-AT-PHOTOS-/201644371332?hash=item2ef2f0ed84:g:QzIAAOSwXeJXcsZR

Posted By

JamesC
on 2016-10-10
16:48:07
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

@MMSZ - I question the "new in box" part of the seller's description. The manuals and warranty card are not included in his photographs, and from the factory the Plus/4 was in a plastic bag.

Therefore, either the seller has removed some things for easier photographs, or the Plus/4 itself has been removed (and possibly gently used) at some point prior to the seller obtaining it from the university.

Posted By

MMS
on 2016-10-10
20:00:09
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

based on your feedback I checked the photoes. I found few bigger scratches around the sockets! Like when I do not see where is the socket and move the connector around it --> SCRAAATCH
So you could be right: maybe used, just kept in box, so no yellowing is visible.

Posted By

Luca
on 2017-02-22
05:05:56
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Mostly for Hungarians: tell me how old you feel after having watched this auction on Vatera

Posted By

MMS
on 2017-02-24
16:51:02
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Thanks Luca, I feel my bones very aged and suddenly all my hair fell out

Maybe interesing: an almost pristine NTSC C16 with a demo cartridge. Nice
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-16-in-box-with-accessories-excellent-condition-tested/122364741607?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41393%26meid%3Df5eae35207204cc5afc7847c7c9fff00%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D132078899523

Posted By

Luca
on 2017-04-06
06:50:54
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Hungarian sceners: EXPLAIN! Wanna know what's that.
http://www.vatera.hu/ritka-magyar-commodore-16-nagymeretu-muanyag-oktatotablak-7db-1ft-nma-2462370332.html

Posted By

siz
on 2017-04-06
07:23:28
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

The Commodore 16 (and the plus/4) was used in the school computer program in Hungary in the second half of the '80s. These cards were made to be put on the walls of the class rooms to aid teaching the use of the Commodore 16.
In my high school we also had them for the HT-1080Z (which was a dedicated school computer and was based on the Video Genie that is based on TRS-80)

I'll try to buy these cards for archivation.

Posted By

MMS
on 2017-04-11
10:32:15
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Hello

I found a C16 with a 64K Memory expansion in Germany.
It is exactly the same external (!!!) 64K Memory expansion reported in the Hardware section as "Dela 64K". Question: based on that no reverse engineering is possible? (ships no Hungary per default)

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Commodore-C16-Datasette-Speichererweiterung-/122438442001?hash=item1c81e65c11:g:LUAAAOSwc49Y6n2O

Also, a C116, in case..
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Commodore-C116-116-Datasette-1531-6-Spiele-1-Modul-Joystick-alle-Kabel/322476215369?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41821%26meid%3D5ae8ad7ae9c44235abd99598b1cd78e8%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D322476249240

Posted By

ken
on 2017-04-11
11:21:15
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

MMSZ I would love to get my hands on a 64k cartridge like that one , it would take about 20 min to redraw the circuit then I could have a batch of 100 made , I already made 160 cartridge boards for the plus4 c16 and I have people asking for the external 64k cartridge , I have not found any of the needed info to do a run

Posted By

Baz
on 2017-04-11
13:35:26
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

Six years ago I won this little beast on eBay.

16 To 64

Only paid £27.99 for it. Bit of a bargain I think now. Probably the rarest thing I own. My C16 has since been internally upgraded to
64k, but will keep this handy as my C16 might decide one day to completely die on me, and I prefer the C16 keyboard to the Plus/4's.

Posted By

MMS
on 2017-04-14
06:12:17
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

@ken I will check this one with the guy on ebay.

@Baz: that "little" beast seems to have almost the size of a C116 :-)

An EPROM card for 264 series. Looks neat, too bad that tha postage for US costs sometimes more than the product itself.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-Plus-4-C16-Universal-Cartridge-Board-single-16k/162410458801?_trksid=p5411.c100167.m2940&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131123730%26meid%3D346c82c91d224c74bd8476384a2c596d%26pid%3D100167%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D292080561269

Posted By

ken
on 2017-04-14
11:28:52
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

@MMS if you want one or a few (off ebay) hit me up on the facebook page , I offer the bare cartridge board that will ship as a letter fore way less .
yes i know $14 shipping is just crazy but that is what a 2oz package costs ..without ebay fees everything is cheaper...
ken.

Posted By

MMS
on 2017-05-27
04:55:19
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

An interesting refurbished Plus/4 with Jiffy and 1 YEAR warranty (!)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fully-Refurbished-Commodore-Plus-4-4-with-JiffyDOS-v6-01-1-Year-Warranty-/192088400114?hash=item2cb95c60f2:g:V-UAAOSwImRYikf0

PS: due to other issues I did not develop the hardware section as much as I wished, including the 64K expansion card.

Posted By

Luca
on 2017-08-01
04:06:50
 Re: Interesting ebay auctions

To anybody out there who has won this eBay auction: we would pleased to receive currently missing scans and D64s from you



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