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Old 07 December 2010, 22:39   #41
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I just read that article....

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NOW: Nintendo consoles and Gameboys can fetch between £30 to £50 at auction.
IN 10 YEARS: NES, £150-£200 and Gameboys, £100-£150.





NOW: Original Sega Mega Drives, in good condition, would fetch around £30-£50 at auction.
IN 10 YEARS: £200.

Clearly, if the guy thinks a Gameboy is ever going to fetch £100, he is smoking crack. No Duff.
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Old 07 December 2010, 23:12   #42
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I think he knows something about our currency... the pound is going to be devalued or something?
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This would be my choice, it's probably crap to play but it's such a great piece of design

he he, I had one of them when I was about 3 years old.
I think my brother had a blasteroids lcd game.
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Old 07 December 2010, 23:41   #44
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There is simulation of this game for PC Windows. Simple but not bad game.
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There is simulation of this game for PC Windows. Simple but not bad game.
But you cant beat the real thing.
I wonder if its still in my mothers attic.
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Old 07 December 2010, 23:53   #46
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Yes, but you can check gameplay if you can not buy it. I have no place for new toys and I don't like battery operated toys (you never know when they die).
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Old 08 December 2010, 15:59   #47
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Some views.

Nintendo games like Turtle Bridge, Popeye, Donkey Kong etc, the handhelds are starting to become valuable.

The old Space Invader style game shaped like a spaceship is also valuable.

All the Speak 'n' xxxx have become valuable for their circuit bending possibilities, using the old Texas Instruments TMS series chips.

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Nintendo games like Turtle Bridge, Popeye, Donkey Kong etc, the handhelds are starting to become valuable.
Which is strange cos I was on holiday a few years ago and bought several of the Game and Watch titles, brand new, sealed in boxes with working batteries for €10 each. (the only one I can find now is Fire but the others are in a box somewhere)

Because the batteries still worked, and the price was low, I just assumed they were still manufactured?

Cool, might have to sell.
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Old 08 December 2010, 19:36   #49
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I can't see an Atari 2600 becoming an antique/collectible, there are too many of them. ZX-80 perhaps. But it's a lot about condition and completeness. Unopened mint box complete with manuals and extras is infinitely more collectible, a used one may not even be looked at.

But of course all the rare stuff of the 80s will become antiques. 70s Lego sets are slowly nearing what 1920s tin cars or play sets are. Computers and consoles may have trouble getting there because they're functional (few people collect 1980 kitchen appliances) and usually made millions of and used extensively, but some hardware (and software) will get there.
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One good thing about computers, is that they probably increase in value quicker than other products, as computers naturally break after a certain amount of time, in a few years there will be a significantly lower amount of working Amigas than there are now. In about 30 years or so, most likely there will only be a handful of working ones left.
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I also had that pacman game. I bought it over ebay about two years ago and sold it on again shortly afterwards. 'nuff said.
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Which is strange cos I was on holiday a few years ago and bought several of the Game and Watch titles, brand new, sealed in boxes with working batteries for €10 each. (the only one I can find now is Fire but the others are in a box somewhere)

Because the batteries still worked, and the price was low, I just assumed they were still manufactured?

Cool, might have to sell.
I clocked Fire, did you want me to take a photo from the local antique store to give you an idea of prices?
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I've seen ones in the same condition (boxed with poly inserts, bag, no scratches, cardboard box rubbed at corners) sell for £35-40 on eBay.
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One good thing about computers, is that they probably increase in value quicker than other products, as computers naturally break after a certain amount of time
Depends. Both on the manufacture and what you mean by break.

2-layer PCBs pretty much require someone connecting the voltages wrong to break, 4-layer is almost exactly as durable. In my experience, computers break before they are put in the closet - ie. not 'naturally over time'. When they do, it's usually the PSU, some caps, or some memory chip.

Modern high-density GHz SMD boards are infinitely more sensitive. It took 2 years for my $4000 PC from 2001 to say bye bye... graphics cards survive maybe 6 years (if you keep them).

Old ('clunky') boards are more robust so they pretty much last forever. I had 10+ 25yo arcade PCBs that kept on tickin' and they must have had about 300 chips each on them(!)

Whereas modern all-in-one chipset chips are made for maybe 2 years and then they are outdated and can't be bought, and as they're not socketed you can't fix 'the computer'.

Speaking of that, CPUs are some of the gadgets that are already antiques... *hint hint* They will be worth gold for collectors in a while.
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vintage computers from Poland http://translate.google.pl/translate...skie_komputery
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Pity more of them don't have pictures. What were popular home computers as a lot of them are mainframes. The Bosman 8?
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Popular were Meritum and Elwro 800 Junior.
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Elwro 800 Junior.
I couldn't work out what that metal loop is on top of that machine. Turns out it's a paper holder!
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Yes, because it was case for synthesizers.
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