Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

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Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

Post by dave3622 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:02 pm

I was just doing my daily check on eBay for a nice bargain and I found this :-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIC-Atmos-Mi ... 233d537959

What a stunning collection!! I wish I was a rich eccentric who had a spare £1000 to spend on this collection of beauties. Just seeing all those commercial games on Microdisc was a joy, I didn't even know they existed!!

I have no idea if this lot is overpriced, however considering the condition of everything I will be surprised if nobody buys it.

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Post by peacer » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:13 pm

Just amazing !

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Post by coco.oric » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:57 am

Amazing but very expensive !
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Post by Symoon » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:06 am

Wow !
I wonder if there are not some home-made stickers for the disks. For instance, Schtroumps is labelled "Micro 7" which was a computer magazine in France. Could be worth searching if they were selling disks at the time.

A bit overpriced IMHO (at least 30% too high by my standards).

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Post by ibisum » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:42 am

Oh man that is probably the most amazing Oric setup I've ever seen. Darn, I wish I were rich enough to just buy it now - it'd be a dream come true to finally have all that stuff together - a real collectors item.

I hope it goes to someone who uses it and doesn't just get it for the collector value.

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Post by Chema » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:51 am

Incredible collection, but completely overpriced. Unfortunately, this is becoming a common prentice with classic computers.

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Post by Dbug » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:39 pm

I'm particularly impressed by the quality of the floppies inlays and stickers :)

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Re: Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

Post by ibisum » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:08 pm

Yeah, to me this is like a mythical beast unveiled .. if the Oric had this level of quality peripheral support 'back in the day' it may have stood a better chance. But I think this is the result of a careful curation by the owner, and not a reflection of the reality of the industry at the time. Does anyone else have such a quality rig?

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Re: Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

Post by Hialmar » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:49 am

I know the vendor, I bought a serial cable for Apple IIc from him.

He also has an Apple IIgs with a similar price for quite a long time.

I suppose he keeps them just in case an eccentric comes by...

Impressive collection indeed.

Edit : I just checked and the IIgs price dropped from about 1000 pounds to 550 pounds or something. Maybe we just need to wait ;)
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Post by coco.oric » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:05 am

@Hialmar : At this price, i'll buy also a IIgs which is a computer i'll like to have :wink:
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Re: Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

Post by polluks » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:41 pm

Wow!
How works the data connection of the V23?

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Re: Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

Post by Godzil » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Apart for the modem that is not common, it's juste overly priced...

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Re: Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

Post by ibisum » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Seems like it'd be the perfect system to use as a port of ContikiOS. Maybe we can arrange a group buy among us?

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Post by polluks » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:44 am

ibisum wrote:Seems like it'd be the perfect system to use as a port of ContikiOS. Maybe we can arrange a group buy among us?
Just tell me how this V23 works and I'll use Oricutron :wink:
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Re: Amazing Job-Lot on eBay!!

Post by jorodr » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:06 am

While thinking expensive or not it was bought :)

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