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Offline Caleb Hansberry

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I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« on: July 10, 2016, 12:29:46 am »
I went to a yardsale where some dude was selling off his large vintage computer selection, sadly he had already sold any systems that I was interested in, but since they were only $10 each for complete working systems I grabbed a few anyway. If anyone wants I'll ship to them, it's only practical in the US though. I'd use FedEx ground, it's the most economical. I got an IBM PC-XT, with keyboard and monitor, and a IBM PCjr with keyboard, monitor, and power supply,  $10 for each complete system plus whatever it takes to ship it. I also have a TRS-80 Color Computer 1 from 1980, it works fine but has no accessories, would give you for the cost of shipping and it's cheaper to ship.
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 12:36:06 am »
Admin is okay with this, is it cheap to ship to Canada?

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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 12:47:35 am »
To be honest no, not really. I'm not certain as to the weight of a desktop, but if it was 60 pounds, FedEx would charge $110 to ship it from Colorado to Quebec.
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 01:10:19 am »
Weeelp, forget that then o.o
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 01:20:45 pm »
I'm interested! For how much can you ship to Horseheads, NY? And pics or links to pics would be great!
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 01:18:02 am »
If you can ship to Miami, Florida and are able to withhold one for a few weeks until I get a place established, I'd gladly buy one of those off of you.
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 04:37:58 am »
Are you guys talking about the IBM or the Radioshack one?

@Dudeman313  Well lets see, the PCs wont be super easy to ship anywhere except the PCjr body is small and light, but both monitors are heavy and the PC-XT case is thick steel. Now, the TRS-80 I could ship FedEx or USPS for $18 or Priority for $23. The PCs, if they weigh 60 pounds which I haven't weighed them yet, would prolly be around $65 to ship. Cheaper than to Canada but still expensive. But cheaper than anything on ebay :)

@Scipi well I can hold onto it, I think, the sooner the better cause space is tight but it's not going anywhere. I may need to keep the PC-XT for the RGB monitor, not sure yet.

Now, both the IBM systems are valuable and rare, but for you guys I wouldn't charge :) I know I could sell the PCjr, it has no draw for me since it has a proprietary connector for the monitor.

The TRS-80, if you guys want it speak sooner cause it's already listed on eBay. Also I have a few other systems that I'd sell for a normal price, lemme know if there's anything specific you're looking for.

I'll post pics as soon as I can, been so busy today. Heres a pic of the 1980 TRS-80:
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 05:16:14 am »
Darn, nice find Caleb. I sadly am not interested, due to the computers I am interested in being gone (eg ZX Spectrum, C64 and Amiga) and the high shipping cost of such heavy item. But hopefully someone can afford one of those :)

Also nice pic. I can't wait to see the others. You should put the pictures in the first post.
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 10:44:50 pm »
Hmm, that's one neat-looking TRS-80! Those are quite rare over here. However, I'm almost certain that the costs of shipping to Europe + import taxes wouldn't make for a great deal, after all. So I just hope it finds a caring new owner :D Whatever you do with those computers, don't throw them in the trash, ey?
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 10:55:09 pm »
Ship it to me. It's just about 300 potatoes in shipping :P
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2016, 04:15:52 am »
Hmm, that's one neat-looking TRS-80! Those are quite rare over here. However, I'm almost certain that the costs of shipping to Europe + import taxes wouldn't make for a great deal, after all. So I just hope it finds a caring new owner :D Whatever you do with those computers, don't throw them in the trash, ey?
I agree. While I would never hold hard feelings if someone did that, I wish that back in the days we knew better about our games and computers. I remember parents throwing away NES cartridges when their kids got a SNES and the NES was collecting dust. Also back then we threw away game/console boxes and manuals when they ended up being in bad condition. No wonder why the remaining copies are so valuable nowadays.

And I wish in Canada and USA the Commodore 64 and Amiga had caught on like in Europe. I guess we were too busy with our Atari 2600 and NES back then...
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2016, 06:53:20 am »
Well, I'm not the type to throw away anything computer related :) except I did throw away a broken Celeron motherboard so I do have my limits.

And yeah you're right, shipping to Europe isn't very practical for something over 13 ounces. $60 for a 7 pound item to the Netherlands for example.
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2016, 07:16:36 am »
Well, I'm not the type to throw away anything computer related :) except I did throw away a broken Celeron motherboard so I do have my limits.

And yeah you're right, shipping to Europe isn't very practical for something over 13 ounces. $60 for a 7 pound item to the Netherlands for example.
Could you please weight the items and post the results in kilograms? :)
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2016, 08:17:08 am »
Oh ! I remember this computer, it was rather expensive !! (my familly could not afford it)
There's a z80 microprocessor inside  oops  9_9
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Re: I can give you a cheap vintage computer
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2016, 08:50:14 am »
No no, this is a TRS-80 Color Computer Model 1, aka Coco 1. It has a 6809 CPU. A little odd, but quite powerful chip. It also has a very nice 6-bit DAC sound generator. Made a sound routine for it a while ago: https://soundcloud.com/irrlicht-project/pcmplay-test1-dragontandy-coco
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