C64 system cost?
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From: "drlegendre ." <drlegendre at gmail.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: C64 system cost?
> One thing I forgot to mention.. while the C-64 and 1541 are fairly common
> and not worth all that much, some of the accessories can be +moderately+
> valuable, so it's always a Good Idea to check out lots or complete systems
> to see what rare, valuable little gems might be hiding in the pile. One
> good example would be the FCIII (Final Cartridge III) and so on.
> These sorts of items can be worth $100+ each, well more than a brown C-64
> console! So read the fine print, and look carefully at the photos..
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 6:52 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>> > On Jan 19, 2016, at 7:02 PM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89 at gmail.com>
>>> > Hey,
>>> > I've been looking into getting a C64 system to play with. I'm looking
>>> > 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
>>> > up spending on all of this?
>>> > Thanks!
>>> > Joe
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