English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 15 July 2006, 00:44   #1
Solid Snake
Wonderful World Of Amiga
Solid Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 331
Found an Amiga bargain lately?

Picked up a strange Amiga item today from the local flea market. A Golden Image 3A-1D external floppy drive with track display. The item was boxed as new for 2UKP. I remember owning various external floppy drives for my A500, but not one with a display. Just for completeness does anyone have the owner's manual that was supplied with this drive? A scan or PDF of the manual will suffice. Thanks.
Solid Snake is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 15 July 2006, 00:54   #2
DDNI
Targ Explorer

DDNI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Age: 43
Posts: 5,090
Send a message via ICQ to DDNI Send a message via MSN to DDNI
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solid Snake
Picked up a strange Amiga item today from the local flea market. A Golden Image 3A-1D external floppy drive with track display. The item was boxed as new for £2UKP. I remember owning various external floppy drives for my A500, but not one with a display. Just for completeness does anyone have the owner's manual that was supplied with this drive? A scan or PDF of the manual will suffice. Thanks.
Yup, recently got given an Apollo 1240 25mhz FPU MMU 16mb ram Accelerator.

Today I got given a Commodore 3 button PC serial mouse (I have a Serial port adaptor, but no software...) an A500 with 512k expansion card Immaculate case, solid sounding FDD with Warranty seals still intact and a Dell Ultrascan 14" monitor (dunno if it syncs to 15khz yet though..).
DDNI is offline  
Old 15 July 2006, 01:04   #3
Solid Snake
Wonderful World Of Amiga
Solid Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 331
This is surreal. I have had this Apollo accelerator card (with 16mb) since 2001.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 15 July 2006, 11:34   #4
alexh
Thalion Webshrine
alexh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oxford
Posts: 11,941
I think oxford must be an Amiga free zone. I never see any amiga stuff in any of the "usual" places.
alexh is offline  
Old 15 July 2006, 11:47   #5
keropi
.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ioannina/Greece
Posts: 5,038
got these eBay items REAL cheap! can't believe it, lol
a New in box Elbox Fast ATA 1200 Gold IDE controller , an Elbox USB spider2 card and a New in box Elbox eFlash 4000/1MB all for 42$
and 2 years ago, I grabbed a complete towered with zorroII slots 1200 with 1260 and another fastata for 220euro...
keropi is offline  
Old 15 July 2006, 14:29   #6
BippyM
Global Moderator

BippyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Nottingham, UK
Age: 42
Posts: 8,621
got a fully working 1200 motherboard off BinoX for the cost of postage and a USB disk-drive for free of Binox too

The guy is a legend in my book
BippyM is online now  
Old 15 July 2006, 14:58   #7
keropi
.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ioannina/Greece
Posts: 5,038
free stuff eh?
nothing beats that!
keropi is offline  
Old 15 July 2006, 19:42   #8
Solid Snake
Wonderful World Of Amiga
Solid Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 331
Even though Amiga gear is rare, it does pop up from time to time. I have found many bargains at local flea markets. It is a shame that many users simply binned their machines & hardware when M$ began to dominate the home computer market circa 1993.

This year I spotted an Amiga 500 (with few games) at my local GameStation store. They shrink wrapped it and labelled it "retro console" for 50!

Today, I picked up three PSX bargains. Warcraft II, Bomberman and the movie tie-in The Fifth Element. All in excellent condition for only 6.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 17 July 2006, 13:29   #9
whiteb
Fanatically Amiga.

whiteb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Age: 48
Posts: 1,539
I noticed an A500 with A590 and OTHER devices going for *FREE*.... some git beat me to it by about 5 minutes
whiteb is offline  
Old 17 July 2006, 15:34   #10
Solid Snake
Wonderful World Of Amiga
Solid Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 331
Picked up "Shadows of the Empire N64" for 99p! at my local market. The N64 - IMHO one of the best consoles ever. Why? It continued the Nintendo tradition of giving gamers true plug'n'play gaming. No platform can compete with the beauty of instant access. The CD quality sound is also a big plus.

It was enjoyable replaying SOTE after ten years. How time flies, eh? The Battle of Hoth, Asteroid Field and Beggars Cannon stages are still addictive and get the adrenaline pumping.

After being disappointed with the majority of FPS available on the current gen consoles, I invested in a preowned N64 & a copy of the phenomenal GOLDENEYE - the BEST shooter to appear on any platform.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 17 July 2006, 15:40   #11
keropi
.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ioannina/Greece
Posts: 5,038
although I have a n64, I don't really like it... got it mainly for castlevania's...
I like better the megadrive, snes,psx and saturn consoles... 2D fan!
keropi is offline  
Old 17 July 2006, 15:42   #12
dlfrsilver
CaptainM68K-SPS France
dlfrsilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Melun nearby Paris/France
Age: 40
Posts: 7,175
Send a message via MSN to dlfrsilver
got an A1200 + Overdrive 170 mb for 80 euros hehehe ^^
dlfrsilver is offline  
Old 17 July 2006, 16:01   #13
T_hairy_bootson
Workbitch 1.3

T_hairy_bootson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 40
Posts: 2,028
2 Heavilly modified A4000s (and not in a good way)
and a vanilla A600.

Traded for my spare CDTV+remote.
T_hairy_bootson is offline  
Old 06 August 2006, 16:29   #14
DanE
Registered User
DanE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lincoln, England
Age: 40
Posts: 113
Hows this for cool then,

Im a postman in Lincoln and last week when i was delivering to someones house they had aload of rubbish on the drive and i noticed a tatty amiga 600 box,

I could see through the side that there was an amiga in there and knocked on the door and ask the bloke if he was throwing it out and he said i could have it.

When i got it home it looked brand new, much better then my a600 with its yellow keyboard, So i swapped my rom chip and harddrive around and now have a brand new looking A600.
DanE is offline  
Old 09 August 2006, 22:31   #15
Solid Snake
Wonderful World Of Amiga
Solid Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 331
A great find DanE. I visited my local flea market yesterday and found a couple of bargains. A 100MB external Zip drive complete (1.50) and boxed N64 game "Mickeys Speedway USA" . Been looking for this game for 6 years! It was one of the last games coded by Rare - A great Mario Kart clone with 20 courses!

After watching Moonraker on the box last night, I had the urge to play the fantastic Moonraker level in Goldeneye. Still my BEST first person shooter.

Does any one know where I can get the complete music from the game in mp3/cdda format?
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 10 August 2006, 00:17   #16
BippyM
Global Moderator

BippyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Nottingham, UK
Age: 42
Posts: 8,621
I think we are VERY off-topic here!

If you guys want I'll split the crap out so you can continue discussing goldeneye etc.. if not then just get back on topic thanks
BippyM is online now  
Old 10 August 2006, 00:19   #17
DamienD
Global Moderator

DamienD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: London / Sydney
Age: 41
Posts: 9,661
Sorry bippym, got a bit carried away there

That would be awesome if you could move the GoldenEye stuff to somewhere else
DamienD is offline  
Old 26 August 2006, 00:05   #18
remmah
 
Posts: n/a
found these items in a dumbster :)

- COMMODORE 64 (model 2)
- COMMODORE 64/128 C2N Datasette Model 1530
- Amiga CDTV, incl. orig. keyboard and mouse.
- Two external floppydrives.
- Commodre A520 tv modulator.

And the best part, everything works flawlessly (and in mint condition)!!
 
Old 26 August 2006, 07:59   #19
Unknown_K
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Ohio/USA
Age: 49
Posts: 1,379
Send a message via ICQ to Unknown_K
Last commodore bargains I got were a C64c and the older original C64 setups with 1541 drives plus 2 printers and an 1802 monitor on the local freecycle. Cleaned those units up and they look brand new, work well also.

The last Amiga I got was a slightly yellowed A3000 that I just paid shipping for. The A3000 has a nice mouse systems 3 button optical but I don't have the metallic looking mousepad for it to work.
Unknown_K is offline  
Old 26 August 2006, 08:05   #20
T_hairy_bootson
Workbitch 1.3

T_hairy_bootson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 40
Posts: 2,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by remmah
- COMMODORE 64 (model 2)
- COMMODORE 64/128 C2N Datasette Model 1530
- Amiga CDTV, incl. orig. keyboard and mouse.
- Two external floppydrives.
- Commodre A520 tv modulator.

And the best part, everything works flawlessly (and in mint condition)!!
Nice!

You can buy a remote control for the cdtv from amigakit/versalia/softwarehut.
T_hairy_bootson is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found Bargain at Car Boot Sale CPC464 Retrogaming General Discussion 5 20 June 2009 20:21
Amiga 500 Setup:bargain SPARKYPETE MarketPlace 0 19 March 2009 15:55
Amiga bargain to be had in Vallejo California Kristian95 MarketPlace 2 28 May 2008 20:36
Amiga 1200! Is this a bargain? scifi MarketPlace 15 23 April 2006 10:35
Best Amiga related bargain Dastardly Retrogaming General Discussion 11 15 December 2002 17:08

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 15:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.42033 seconds with 11 queries