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1 hour ago, bent_pin said:

I have several 800 motherboards, but I'm really tempted to just buy a CPU card and build the rest from the ground up. Though with the way I buy stuff, I'll probably buy one and build one too.

I'd get an 800 and upgrade it with Incognito. (See my guide in my signature which compliments FJC's incognito install vids). I've done this upgrade a lot. Love it. :)

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Beeblebrox said:

I'd get an 800 and upgrade it with Incognito. (See my guide in my signature which compliments FJC's incognito install vids). I've done this upgrade a lot. Love it. :)

 

 

Perhaps. I like to make stuff like that myself. Maybe that means I need a third unit running incognito mode, or incognetus as Archie would say.

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On 8/4/2023 at 7:20 PM, Beeblebrox said:

Even with this unusual cursor key mod in the upper casing this 800XL is in awful condition. Despite this the seller is still asking a lot for it. No guarantee it works too.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/354950615820?hash=item52a4b4930c:g:hM4AAOSwiFZkx7st

 

 

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This guy must have auto-decline set as well.  So far, I've made 3 offers of $5, $6, and $7, respectively.  He declined them all. 

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On 9/19/2023 at 10:52 AM, bent_pin said:

I have several 800 motherboards, but I'm really tempted to just buy a CPU card and build the rest from the ground up. Though with the way I buy stuff, I'll probably buy one and build one too.

I added a fujinet to my atari 800 and found it is all I need. No disk drives or printers. Just a sd adapter for my pc ($1) to download atr's to the sd card. My phone can print to my wireless printer so I access the fujinet webpage from it to forward documents to my printer. 

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whooaaa - bargain alert!  Near £1000 for a boxed 800XL (yellowed and used) and a 1050 drive - and it's not even confirmed as working kit! So they are asking about 5 x times the average going rate IMHO.

 

Granted the boxes are in excellent condition - alas the sellers braincells ain't! ;)

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256216487605?

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10 minutes ago, Beeblebrox said:

whooaaa - bargain alert!  Near £1000 for a boxed 800XL (yellowed and used) and a 1050 drive - and it's not even confirmed as working kit! So they are asking about 5 x times the average going rate IMHO.

 

Granted the boxes are in excellent condition - alas the sellers braincells ain't! ;)

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256216487605?

Did you make an offer?  😀

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42 minutes ago, Beeblebrox said:

whooaaa - bargain alert!  Near £1000 for a boxed 800XL (yellowed and used) and a 1050 drive - and it's not even confirmed as working kit! So they are asking about 5 x times the average going rate IMHO.

 

Granted the boxes are in excellent condition - alas the sellers braincells ain't! ;)

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256216487605?

Some people really think they have won the lottery, just wait for a rush of garage or attic finds being priced like that....

 

 

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I don't know about crazy prices, but I do know of a crazy seller, I bought a SCSI interface for my ST hard drive,

when I fitted it, it didn't fit tightly into the drive socket and consequently wouldn't boot most of the time, even the

smallest of movements and it stopped working.

I contacted the seller, told him it was faulty and was of no use to me, he offered me 30% of the price as compensation,

he even wanted photos of the device he sent me, been playing email tennis with him for about 2 weeks now and even

after me telling him it's useless then best offer he is doing is 70% of the price.

 

I told him last chance, full refund or I go to Ebay to resolve, I really don't know what he's thinking, the item is of

no use, so he expects me to be out of pocket for his faulty item (this is an Ebay shop, not an individual).

 

I should say I have some other makes of these items, but they are about twice the size as they have more connections

and as such prevent me from fitting the drive into a hard drive enclosure, but when fitted to the drive, they are a nice

tight fit and the drive works first time every time, his one is small enough, but doesn't work :)

 

 

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When sellers start playing those I just put in a return/refund.  Had similar happen when I ordered a laser kit for a PSX. It arrived faulty, mainly due to flimsy packaging, from China.  They wanted photos, then a video and then offered a part refund.  Once claim went in and negative feedback then everything changed.

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21 hours ago, deffroe said:

It does come with 58 games which makes it more reasonable. Still seems expensive though.

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On 10/5/2023 at 7:01 AM, deffroe said:

When sellers start playing those I just put in a return/refund.  Had similar happen when I ordered a laser kit for a PSX. It arrived faulty, mainly due to flimsy packaging, from China.  They wanted photos, then a video and then offered a part refund.  Once claim went in and negative feedback then everything changed.

Yep. They get away with those games on AliExpress. I would recommend not using it. 

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