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    Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    I've been given the opportunity to flog an old family PC, just wondering what people reckon as eBay can be a bit hard to gauge sometimes.

    As far as I know, it's a BBC Micro with all the bits - monitor (utilising popular colours such as "green" and "black"), dual 5.25" floppy drive, cassette player with various high quality games including a fighter pilot sim, a top quality printer (with the latest dot-matrix technology), and I believe all the manuals and bits and pieces.

    A couple on eBay seem to have gone for north of £100, but that seems like a heck of a lot.

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    Re: Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    Unless you really have to sell it, keep it

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    Re: Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    Maybe watch a couple of auctions and see what the price ends up as. Ignore the buy it now auctions, they are wildly inaccurate pricing models I have found.
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    Re: Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Unless you really have to sell it, keep it
    What the heck would I do with it though?

    Knowing this forum, someone will tell me to put pfsense and m0n0wall on it

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    Re: Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    You could always get one of those really old books from like 1988, the ones that allow you to "program your own adventure game" and after you have typed in the 1000 or so lines of basic, find out you have made a mistake somewhere - SYNTAX ERROR IN LINE 5720, good times lol
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    Re: Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    What the heck would I do with it though?
    What kind of geek are you? Stop asking daft questions - there is always a reason to have copious amounts of outdated tech around


    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Knowing this forum, someone will tell me to put pfsense and m0n0wall on it
    That's more like it!

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    Re: Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    You could always get one of those really old books from like 1988, the ones that allow you to "program your own adventure game" and after you have typed in the 1000 or so lines of basic, find out you have made a mistake somewhere - SYNTAX ERROR IN LINE 5720, good times lol
    My grandfather has been programming on it for the last 30-ish years, should probably ask for some tips! Mind you, my experience of trying to learn Java is surprisingly reminiscent of your vision, so I dread to think how useless I'd be.

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    What kind of geek are you? Stop asking daft questions - there is always a reason to have copious amounts of outdated tech around
    See, I have the anti-hoarder gene, and chuck everything I have as soon as I can't think of a use for it. At present I don't even have a spare stick of RAM or a hard-drive, let alone an entire PC!

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    Re: Pricecheck on a slightly outdated rig (1983-ish)

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    My grandfather has been programming on it for the last 30-ish years, should probably ask for some tips! Mind you, my experience of trying to learn Java is surprisingly reminiscent of your vision, so I dread to think how useless I'd be.
    Lol I hear you, tried Java myself, was thinking it would be just like javascript, how wrong I was lol
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