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Old 17 October 2015, 23:08   #1
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C65 on ebay again..

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ultra-RARE-Co...8AAOSw9r1WDRdj

I think the previous one went for €20k...
How many of these (in working order) exist in the world anyway?

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Old 18 October 2015, 02:12   #2
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Nice machine. Knew a scene dude called "roadrunna" who had one for a while and sold it in the mid 90's. There is one floating around in AU!
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Old 18 October 2015, 04:08   #3
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It was one of those crazy projects at Commodore that appeared to be out of sync with time and reality though.. It would have been released at the same time as the A500+ and confused a lot of people I think. If it had been finished like 1988, then it would have been nice... But still a strange market position bewtween the c64 and the A500.
I know Dave Haynie hated it ;-)
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A perfect example of marketing that killed once famous company. And also a perfect example how to spend tons of money in something that has no real value beside historical
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Old 18 October 2015, 14:18   #5
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A perfect example of marketing that killed once famous company. And also a perfect example how to spend tons of money in something that has no real value beside historical
Ye, R&D that should have gone into *one* focused effort instead: The AAA chipset ;-)
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Old 18 October 2015, 18:12   #6
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£16800. Jesus on a bike that's ridiculous...
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Old 18 October 2015, 19:19   #7
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I bought mine from Paxtron/Centsible for a couple of hundred dollars 20 years ago. They had at least 30.

I bought the motherboard and the power supply. They didn't have any cases.
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I remember the days these sold for a few hundred Euros on Ebay.
Back then I thought its too high & decided to wait for prices to drop.
Yeah, right...

I should probably make peace with the fact that I'll never own a C65.
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Old 19 October 2015, 21:02   #9
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Well then, €22800 aparently buys you one of those these days.
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Old 21 October 2015, 02:52   #10
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will the money ever be paid for it?
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Old 21 October 2015, 14:03   #11
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This will be more affordable I guess : http://mega65.org/

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Old 21 October 2015, 17:59   #12
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Or if you have a MiST, DE1 or MiniMig then this

https://github.com/gardners/c65gs
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Old 21 October 2015, 20:17   #13
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Personally, I have zero interest in emulation, its the real thing or nothing.
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Personally, I have zero interest in emulation, its the real thing or nothing.
Time to fork out those 30 Gs then.
To then be unable to do anything with the machine because it's either missing something in your particular prototype, or because there's actually no software for it
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Time to fork out those 30 Gs then.
To then be unable to do anything with the machine because it's either missing something in your particular prototype, or because there's actually no software for it lol
I dont think you buy a 25 year old prototype for €22,000 to actually *do* anything specific with it. ;-)
A prototype is what it is. A "beta" hardware at best. The buyer surely knows this.
Its closer to buying art or antiques than buying a computer.
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I guess I never found the purpose of buying stuff like that just for collecting, unless you're some sort of museum.
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I guess I never found the purpose of buying stuff like that.
I wish I had a dime every time my wife said that to me
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I guess I never found the purpose of buying stuff like that just for collecting, unless you're some sort of museum.
I had one of maybe 15 or so CDTV-CR's for a year or two. I probably should have held on to it and done the super eBay price gouge thing but decided to sell it to another local Amiga fanatic for what I paid for it. I did manage to [ Show youtube player ] before selling it though.
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I had one of maybe 15 or so CDTV-CR's for a year or two. I probably should have held on to it and done the super eBay price gouge thing but decided to sell it to another local Amiga fanatic for what I paid for it. I did manage to [ Show youtube player ] before selling it though.
Cool, but wow, Commodore really knew how to prototype all the wrong stuff at the wrong time. Surely they must have known that even AGA would be late to the market. The A600 technology was already obsolete at the time ;-) If only they'd pick more powerful hardware in the first place they wouldn't have had to burn cash and distract themselves by prototyping replacements all the time ;-)
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