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Old 30 April 2009, 03:15   #1
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Price to pay for an A1200 - Australia

Hi All,

For all the Aussies on here, what is a reasonable price to pay for a stock, good condition A1200 without add-on cards?

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Old 30 April 2009, 03:28   #2
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An upper limit would be approx. $210 (AUD) which is the price of a refurbished A1200 from somewhere like Amigakit (http://www.amigakit.co.uk). That price excludes P&H and uses a reasonably current exchange rate.

As for what's a *reasonable* price? I'll leave that to wiser heads than mine.
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$170AUD is reasonable but also optimistic. $200-$220AUD is more realistic.
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Old 30 April 2009, 10:47   #4
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ok, thanks.
There is one on Ebay now at $200 with 6 days to go, I wasn't sure if people were getting excited too early or they generally go for a higher price than the under $200 I was expecting.
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Please remember that our refurb A1200s come with white new cases, floppy drives, keyboards (white), shielding etc and a warranty.

Difficult to compare with the average A1200 which most have varying yellowing from very slight discolouration to TC's A1200 that turned orange!
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Old 30 April 2009, 14:38   #6
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Thanks Amigakit, for us Aussies the problem with buying from the UK is our worthless dollar at the moment making what seems a reasonable price turn very expensive, then add the expensive shipping, but I appreciate your reply.

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Old 30 April 2009, 16:22   #7
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Actually the Aussie dollar has improved with respect to the British pound over the last couple of months. It would at least be worth calculating the cost of purchasing one from somewhere like Amigakit to compare it to the cost on eBay.
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Old 01 May 2009, 01:18   #8
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Yeah, did that, base unit is 99 pounds which works out to $201 on xe.com + shipping, and that comes with nothing. Chances are if you buy one locally it will come with extras.
I'm not criticising amigia kit, if I were in the UK it would be a no brainer to get one off them.

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I've bought a couple of 1200's off of Ebay, paid $180 for a WB3.0/40MB/2MB average condition A1200 (and bonus A500) about 3 years ago. Bought another one about 18 months ago, white case, 4GB HDD, '030 Cobra, WB3.1 for about $280. Both came with some extra fruit (eg software, joysticks etc)

They seem to be going for a bit more these days, be prepared to pay $220-$250 for something reasonably stock.
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Old 01 May 2009, 06:27   #10
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Prices do seem to be creeping up, A few years back on Ebay I got two 100% working Commodore 64's (one breadbox the other a 64C) from the same seller, in boxes, 2 x 1541's, joysticks, lots of disks (some originals), books, for $70, they seem to go for near $100 each with a 1541 these days.

jabsy, nice deal on the A1200, 4GB HDD, '030 Cobra, WB3.1, I'd be very happy to get that lot for the price you paid.

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I got a 1200+cobra+ferret for $150 from a guy in NSW from IRC. This was around 6 months ago. So perhaps try joining www.amibay.com or asking around on some of the more active amiga irc channels.

Once bidders get into a frenzy on ebay commonsense and market value go out the window.
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