C64 system cost?

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 18:52:48 CST 2016

Hey Joe,

C-64 is kinda my 'thing', and I'd be more than happy to help you join the
fold, so to speak.. ;-)

Not sure where you're located, but C-64 (partial or complete systems) show
up from cheap to free on many local craigslist services. For the most part,
the C-64 itself is probably the cheapest and easiest to find, after that
the 1541 drive and then a decent monitor. The Commodore 1702 & 1084
monitors are very nice, but getting pretty dang old. The 64 will work with
+any+ composite monitor, but to really get the best video, try to get an
S-Video capable monitor (older TV..) or one of the Commodore models.

The Datasette isn't particularly useful, and as such, can be had cheap.
Like any older mechanical cassette deck, they suffer the same issues (bad
belts, hard rollers, dirty heads, hard grease, etc.). The modems are almost
totally useless and as such, ought to be about free.

This coming weekend I'm supposed to receive something like 2-3 complete
C-64 systems with drives, monitors and accys. Who knows, one could be
yours?! =)

Software is plentiful and effectively free.

Write me off-list for any other questions you'd rather not tie up list
space with..


On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 6:38 PM, Rick Wilbur <Rictech at mail.com> wrote:

> Check eBay right now. A complete system with everything you want, without
> the SD card interface. Has 17 hours left. Bidding with the cost of shipping
> is at $217.00. It will cost you under $100.00 for the SD interface. You
> might get everything you want for around $400.
> Type in at eBay search "Commodore C64 System" you will see a complete
> working system with computer, Monitor, floppy drive, cables, power supply
> and software for sale.
> Regards
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Jan 19, 2016, at 7:02 PM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hey,
> >
> > I've been looking into getting a C64 system to play with. I'm looking for
> > not just the computer, but a 1541, a datasette, color monitor, printer,
> > joystick and modem, and some software. Eventually I'd like to get an SD
> > card adapter, too. Can someone give me an idea as to how much I might end
> > up spending on all of this?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Joe
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