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Old 12 August 2009, 00:04   #1
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Commodore 1581 Disk Drives

Hi,
Even though this is an Amiga forum, I thought this would be of interest. Since I own several Amigas and Commodore machines.
I have Commodore 1581 Disk Drives for sale.
drop me a message at cbitsATnishtekDOTcom if you wish to order one.
working drives. not boxed. no yellowing, maybe some very minor scuffs but nothing too serious. i can provide photos of actual unit you get. serious offers only. I'm thinking range of $90-125. Powersupplies for 110V users. Sorry I have no 220V powersupplies.


 
Old 12 August 2009, 09:07   #2
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What's so special about this unit that commands this price?
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Old 12 August 2009, 09:35   #3
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Well, it's still a bargain compared to this
On a serious note : 90-125 $ isn't way off considering eBay prices for a 1581...
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Are you the same guy that offers 1581 'kits' on a certain auction site...?
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Old 12 August 2009, 13:31   #5
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Old 13 August 2009, 04:22   #6
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Well, it's still a bargain compared to this
On a serious note : 90-125 $ isn't way off considering eBay prices for a 1581...
What would you consider a better price then??? I think this drive is priced very competively. I've seen prices as high as $200, and median being $125.

This guy wants $175 for an untested drive (loading directory & few programs is not a test).
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290337990807
$125 - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120458281532
$100 - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130319222567
$60 - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300324513194
for a kit with "I cannot provide any technical support".

BTW, someone did win the service manual for 1581 for $200 (now thats crazy).
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290338108736

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Old 13 August 2009, 04:23   #7
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Are you the same guy that offers 1581 'kits' on a certain auction site...?
hi,
no most definitely not, but I know who he is. seriously I am not him.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300324513194
I think if you search ebay you will find my photos with another ebay id.

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Old 13 August 2009, 09:21   #8
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What would you consider a better price then???
50-75$. Hey, you asked what I would consider a better price

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I think this drive is priced very competively.
I should have written 'normal/standard eBay price range'. I would consider 200$ to be way off.
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Old 13 August 2009, 09:38   #9
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This guy wants $175 for an untested drive (loading directory & few programs is not a test).
So what would be a test then ? Taking the drive to a test lab and let them do vigorous testing for 1 week ???

I would say if it loads/saves programs and you don't get load errors then it works...

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@ nishtek

You have an unread PM at AmiBay, can you please respond?

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Old 13 August 2009, 22:28   #11
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thanks for your feedback. May consider dropping the price a bit down the road.

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I should have written 'normal/standard eBay price range'. I would consider 200$ to be way off.
 
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lol. not at all. there are special software tools on pc that let you test the functionality of disk drive. (speed, performance, alignment). similar tools also existed on Amiga/Commodore. Thats without being an ass and saying that the drive will need 1 week testing in a lab (although that would be ideal considering the prices for some of these drives you see).
Just because a program loads, does not mean the internal drive is 100% healthy. But then nothing is 100% in life is it?
have a great day.

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So what would be a test then ? Taking the drive to a test lab and let them do vigorous testing for 1 week ???

I would say if it loads/saves programs and you don't get load errors then it works...
 
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All the testing and alignment in the World won't count for zilch once it's been shipped.

Couriers or post take little heed of 'Fragile' warnings and some consider them a challenge....
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Couriers or post take little heed of 'Fragile' warnings and some consider them a challenge....
I have heard tales like these before, but (fortunately) it has not been something I have experienced myself.

My wife (who was my girlfriend at the time) had a sit-up board, which she bought from a mail-order catalogue "delivered" by a courier who dropped it over the 2m high back gate when there was nobody at home. It was thus damaged, and was returned with an explanation of why. She did not order a replacement and has not bought anything else from that company since. (Admittedly, this package was not marked as 'Fragile'. )
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What's so special about this unit that commands this price?
I have a few pics somewhere of a rare C64 disk drive that went for $5,000 on fleabay...

and wot about the last C65 that sold on eBay - $10,000 or just about..
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I have a few pics somewhere of a rare C64 disk drive that went for $5,000 on fleabay...

and wot about the last C65 that sold on eBay - $10,000 or just about..
I am still not convinced, but if people want to pay that price, who am I to stop a fool between his goods and his money?

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I am still not convinced, but if people want to pay that price, who am I to stop a fool between his goods and his money?

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I know, tis daft some of the prices. I guess it can only be due to rarity factor that makes them so expensive. Sod paying that much tho - for that, two women, bar of soap
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for those interested, you can get one of these 'kits' and fit in a A500 floppy drive, and voila ! you have a working 1581 !

Legend is that these 'kits' were a batch produced by commodore canada, who stripped them off drives because they were short on A500 drives.

And after the liquidation of commodore somebody in north america got hold of them.

I got one of those kits some years ago, well yes, they work, but I couldn't find anything useful to do with a 1581 so I sold it.

This drive is not 1541 compatible, so don't dream of making 3.5 gaming disks or funny stuff like that (like I did). It's just a huge data storage if you have stuff to put on it.

anyway, good luck with the sale. The price is not too bad after all.
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I know, tis daft some of the prices. I guess it can only be due to rarity factor that makes them so expensive. Sod paying that much tho - for that, two women, bar of soap
Must be dirty women, all that soap
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