C64 system cost?

TeoZ teoz at neo.rr.com
Tue Jan 19 22:23:25 CST 2016

Try your local freecycle or craigslist if you are in the USA. Most of my C64 
machines came from freecycle, people used to just give that stuff away.

A working C64 should be cheap, 1541 drives cost a $20 or so locally. The 
monitors vary in price but I don't think that many are around and working 
these days (people who ditched their C64's kept the monitors for video 
screens back when VCRs were still in use then they got ditched like any 
other CRT).

If you want to play games you will need a special PC to commodore 1541 cable 
so you can dump .64 images to 5.25" floppies (you will need to find some 

If you want to mess with GEOs then things get a little more expensive since 
you will need dual 1541s, a RAM expansion, and a hard to find C64 mouse 
(looks like an Amiga OEM mouse but it isn't).

-----Original Message----- 
From: Joe Giliberti
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:02 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: C64 system cost?


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?


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