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Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Commie_User » 29/07/2011 - 2:46

I'm surprised there's no section to highlight interesting odds and ends for sale. So perhaps I should have a go.


First off, here's a generic C64 music search on both Ebay and Ebid: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_from=R40 ... Categories

http://uk.ebid.net/perl/main.cgi?go=1&m ... +music&go=

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=comm ... m270.l1313





A few nice music packages but nothing in the way of anything special, such as a Sound Expander interface or Sequential keyboard. But good idea I think to have people drop in one or two interesting sale items from anywhere. You never know, barring the possibility that some of us may keep a few choice items back, we could all co-operate in boosting each others' collections.



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Indeed, as I already purchased Make Music With Mistertronic before I had the idea, I can still say it's here for everyone else to access if they like: http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=64229 . (I recall that software being part of a larger game creator package anyway.)

Mind, there are still bits and pieces usually unavailable, particularly hardware, which could do well in a good home. And if one of us wouldn't have the money, somebody else might. And who knows how many units end up junked when the seller can't be rid of it.

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Post by Commie_User » 30/07/2011 - 12:04

I might fancy the Commodore 64 information book and tape. Not really necessary but when you want the novelties you still may bid for them: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 500wt_1156


Music 64 looks a nice buy too, but again only to pad out a collectors' pile: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 548wt_1156

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Good condition disk drive (by the look of it): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-154 ... 500wt_1156

Will you have a bid yourself? I compulsively-bought 10 or so a few months back so I'm in no dire need of extra ones yet. (But I'm not so sure now, I don't like the look of one of the the 1541s connected to the MSSIAH computer....)



Are you telling me this joker thinks £103 Sterling is a good price to ask for a single old SID chip... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 3cb7acc275



Right, that's it, game over. I'm looking at a circuit-bent Atari 2600 music machine now.....

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATARI-2600-Sy ... 2565af97e9

No MIDI attachment at the moment but samples are available: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATARI-2600-SA ... 997wt_1139


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Post by Commie_User » 30/07/2011 - 21:35

CBM PET-fest


Computer: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-PET ... 500wt_1156

A bit knackered but beggars can't be choosers in this day and age.


Disk drive: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-COMMO ... _500wt_922


Book: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1980-Commodor ... 142wt_1139


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PET sweatshirt: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-PET ... 68c808f27d




And with my PET disk links, there's no excuse is there? (Well, unless you've got no money of course.)

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'Breadbin' 64 with orange function keys: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BREADBIN-COMM ... 56452c9236

C64 with Datel Turbo Rom: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 1941wt_905

'Hollywood' box set: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 778wt_1139

C64, disk drive, inkjet bundle: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/X-2-Commodore ... 1c1d9f092a

Computer boxset with musical keyboard overlay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 3369d2c216

What a pile: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 3cba4d6b3d

Looks OK: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/commodore-64- ... 3369bf0afb

Commodore plus SIMON handheld: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 35b3ecdf15

Music boxset: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 2312c06a99

SX 64: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-SX- ... 2eb6b7817a

C64GS: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 588ef86fc9



'Frankenstein' Commodore: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 43a8308d72



C128 and intro guide: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Commo ... 20bb935120

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Commo ... 3f0ab88108



Printer and dust cover: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 1e65a5deac

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-MPS ... 3f0c1e696f



C64 hard drive: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-ADMIRAL- ... 45fc298b23



Keyboard spare: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fully-Working ... 1e65b5f5e2


Final Cartridge 3: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 4cf8dd2f38



Light gun: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 1e65a5ec6c
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 3a68a51728

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEFENDER-64-C ... 3cb6cd7623



Original Commodore joystick: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/commodore-64- ... 2eb6bcb5cd

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Original ... 3f0a7234b8


Music keyboard overlay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-Mus ... 2eb6ba8c50


Multisound 64: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/commodore-64- ... 500wt_1156





Zzap 64 on DVD: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zzap-64-Magaz ... 33597086c7


Commodore 64 cufflinks: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 5632dcbf05

Commodore 64 double LP: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-Inp ... 500wt_1156



1541s: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 415c0041d0
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-Sin ... 1e65a5e91f
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 27bcf7ac53
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-154 ... 1c1d910201


SID2SID kit: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Commodore ... 1e6515b105



Mouse: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RETRO-Commodo ... 3f0b3d1894

Action Replay v5: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/commodore-64- ... 5d2fbb3429







Commodore Christmas 1984: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-1984- ... 3f0b75f707






Yes Prime Minister: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 4cf2ee3a4c _ Television history and a cracking game.

Patrick Moore Astronomy: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 415ab40fbe

Games creator: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 3f0b7e41b7



The Real You: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-C64 ... 19c682539f

Buy it! It's a bloody cracker. Or download it from my pile: http://www.leftiness.org/REALYOU.D64
(Score table: http://www.leftiness.org/Real.txt

Pass Your Driving Test: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pass-Your-Dri ... 3369c58f79 )




PASCAL: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/commodore-64- ... 3369bf0afb



Moonwalker: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moonwalker-Co ... 3a688472b7

Pub Trivia: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pub-Trivia-Qu ... 5644de5c2f

The Young Ones: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YOUNG-ONES-co ... 4aad19d008 - Television history yet a crap game.

Blockbusters Gold Run: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C64-Commodore ... 19c6eb6d96

Hollywood Poker: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 35b3e6273d

Forecaster By Brainpower: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-C64 ... 1619wt_905






C64 SCART cable: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 2548wt_935


C64 head azimuth tape (though I gave a copy away here some months back): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Azimuth-Head- ... 500wt_1156

http://www.concept-single.net/Azimuth_3000.htm














SupeROM: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Commodore ... 48415c0b2f


XE1541 data transfer cable for use with Tapserv or Star Commander: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 903wt_1139


User ports: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Commodore ... 662wt_1139



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Cheap BBC Micro and disk drives: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mod ... 519wt_1139
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Post by Commie_User » 31/07/2011 - 0:40

Not Ebay, but the Commodore Format magazine collection is here: http://gamers-garage.com/commodore-form ... p-243.html

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Post by Commie_User » 31/07/2011 - 22:25

VIDEO RECORDERS

Why bother with home videotape? Because it's great. The best most of us made do with were Ferguson Videostar machines or impressively good yet budget Amstrads; and these were actually pretty fine. But for £400 maximum you can now buy the near-broadcast standard monsters which cost many times that back in the day. These are good because tapes deteriorate a damn site slower than discs and tape-recorded programming needs no 'rendering' and other digitally-related stuff.

And if you've got a nuclear bunker's worth of old tapes you can record and watch them in higher fidelity than before.

These are the ones I estimate to be above par or at least very good:


Bit dated though: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-SVO-1520 ... 41599987ab

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-AG- ... 415bd7b81c

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-SLV-E7-V ... 2599wt_905


Medical VCR?! : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-MD8 ... 3369ec8347



S-VHS: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-SVO-9020 ... 415bbc6b9b

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-SVO-9500 ... 415a123723

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-NV- ... 2312e27868

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THOMSON-vph70 ... 415b73c02d


For me, it's a toss-up between numbers 2, 5 and 6.
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Effing hell, it's a V2000: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bang-Olufsen- ... 3a688df1ff

Cheaper model: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-Video ... 2312e3dbef



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HANDY VIDEO LEADS for Commodore use, etc:

S/VIDEO-Phono: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Pin-S-Video ... 372wt_1139

S/VIDEO AND PHONO - SCART CONNECTOR: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BI-DIRECTIONA ... _500wt_922

C64 SCART LEADS: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_from=R40 ... e+64+scart

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-64- ... 5ae19fb871



SCART SWITCHBOX WITH PHONO CONNECTORS: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-SCART-6-x ... 415647627f

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-PORT-SCART- ... 564281f3fa




Other sources: http://www.replacement-remotes.co.uk/cg ... AY_2_PHONO

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytronic-Scart ... B0007XQA8G

http://www.replacement-remotes.co.uk/cg ... AY_2_PHONO

Stereo version (phono): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytronic-Scart ... B0007XQA8G
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Post by k_rostoen » 01/08/2011 - 6:43

Nice topic :)

I have a few polish collegues here at the office. When I bought my latest C-64 I asked one of them to check polish online marketplaces for me. In general very low prices (atleast compared to norwegian marketplaces). His wife picked up the C-64 in Poland and brought it to Norway the next time she was going to visit my collegue here. Needless to say, she was proud showing her C-64 at the airport security while everybody else were flashing their lousy laptops :)
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Post by Commie_User » 01/08/2011 - 10:59

k_rostoen wrote:Nice topic :)
Thanks. I always try to put a few interesting bits in. And I figure that it's not just myself benefitting. They've actually made me an administrator on here now so keep an eye out for new pieces.

I plan two new articles, both requiring extra research input from CR users. One will be about data transfer and the other self-help software for the C64.



I did hear there was some kind of 1990s Commodore boom in places like Poland. It seems that after the fall of the workers' paradise, people found that computers were available to suit many budgets. Though given the poverty of Poland at that time, the Commodore 64 would have appealed to the wallet more than a PC.




Here's one Polish Commodore site and a collection of Polish games: http://c64power.com/

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 24,GBSB:en

http://www.gamebase64.com/search.php?a= ... 18&h=0&p=0


I would imagine one advantage of starting on the Commodore just as most others had finished meant that more games were available and at a higher standard. The Polish games can be very slick. And thanks to the Internet, today you can grab most titles for free before porting them to disk, tape or loading directly to the 64 itself.


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MPS 801: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64- ... 483wt_1158

MPS 803: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMMODORE-DOT ... 500wt_1156



Ribbons potentially available: http://www.iowacomputing.com/commps801bla.html - Includes list of other printers using the same ribbon.

£1.73 ain't bad: http://www.bossofficeonline.co.uk/Produ ... IBBON.aspx
http://bossdirect.clickpromo.com/index. ... o=register


http://www.google.co.uk/search?aq=f&sou ... 80&bih=869
...and so on.


Centronics interfaces: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=comm ... m270.l1313

Though I already have a Centronics interface, the cheap Commie printers and ribbons mean a saving over buying a replacement third-party printer. (Except, perhaps, a Star as I think I still have a pile of unopened ribbons. But a Commie one is more authentic.)

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Post by k_rostoen » 01/08/2011 - 12:12

By the way, the URL to the polish market place I was talking about: http://allegro.pl/

A few examples:
£11,08 with one day left of bidding: http://allegro.pl/commodore-64-i1738426277.html

Another package with no bids so far. 9 days left: http://allegro.pl/commodore-64-stacja-d ... 54413.html
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Post by Commie_User » 01/08/2011 - 12:43

Thanks for that. And with Google translate I can understand what's happening. Although my mother is Polish I still need the English translation for details.



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Interesting machine. I knew they had the 'breadbin' design with the 64c colour scheme but I can't remember why. I also can't remember whether the innards are the C64c revision either. But unfortunately I can't bid on it as the site is not Paypal compatible and they need to check my details on registering for some reason.

(Though, at least for my own reference, I can try and pay by Visa card without needing to sign in: http://allegro.pl/help_item.php?zoom=N&item=3149

Most peculiar.)



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http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=3402&d=18&h=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Kloss

Interesting how somebody of one mass-murdering, oppressive regime received such popular acclaim for being sent out to undermine another one in his adventures! But all things considered, the communist regime was the lesser of two evils for the Poles.

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Post by Commie_User » 02/08/2011 - 1:13

NINTENDO

I know what I'm doing.


Mario Paint: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mario-Paint-M ... 4cf8ea327e

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-Nintend ... 2312b9f646

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MARIO-PAINT-S ... 43a8810e1c

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NINTENDO-SNES ... 2eb6d66dc0

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-Nintend ... 500wt_1156


Extension cable: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_from=R40 ... +extension

Action Replay: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=nes+ ... m270.l1313


MIDINES: http://www.wayfar.net/

NES Game Genie: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=nes+ ... m270.l1313


Mega Drive Game Genie and Action Replays are also available.




Now then. Even without MIDINES, the Nintendo can yield a rich harvest of sounds to sample. Random cheat codes can often mangle game noises or sometimes 'solo' individual channels. I produced a stack of codes for the Mario games as a teenager and I'm sure these can be used; I especially remember using a code which solo'd the drum samples in Super Mario 3. With the accompanying 'holy trinity' of Plogue Chiptunes, feature-laiden emulators and MIDINES, the Game Genie-equipped Nintendo can enjoy a new lease of life it probably always deserved.

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And it'll look good in the studio too.



For the SNES, the Action Replay and Game Genie can work their own random code magic. On top of that, Mario Paint provides a unique GUI-driven composition suite. The kiddie-level, mouse-operated music software isn't essential but it certainly looks good too. Plus it provides a few extra nice sounds for recording.

A SNES MIDI box was begun but sadly never finished. Luckily, samplers never suffered the same fate.

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Post by Commie_User » 04/08/2011 - 3:52

How much do you suppose these PET game cassettes will end up going for?


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Post by Commie_User » 06/08/2011 - 21:07

Note to self as much as anyone else: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Top-Quality-3 ... _500wt_922

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Gonna need a nice switchbox or two if all those game systems need to be plumbed in. I'll certainly have my Nintendos and Segas on the wall now.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-WAY-SCART-S ... 2874wt_935

Nice SCART bargain: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCART-Switch- ... _762wt_905

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Post by merman » 07/08/2011 - 8:21

Going to need an HDMI switchbox myself soon...

And seeing those video recorders, did you know about the Video Fast Loader (VFL) cartridge? Load and save C64 games to VHS cassette. Interesting piece of hardware.
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