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Sir Francis Drake

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PostSubject: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:13 am

Who had a ZX81 then?

Here's how it was advertised back along. 1980 maybe?

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Les Miserable

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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:25 am

I've got a ZX Spectrum, boxed, never opened. Might be worth a bob or two one day.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:33 am

Les Miserable wrote:
I've got a ZX Spectrum, boxed, never opened. Might be worth a bob or two one day.

48k or 128k ?

Probably worth a few bob today.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:41 am

Bad Toad wrote:
Les Miserable wrote:
I've got a ZX Spectrum, boxed, never opened. Might be worth a bob or two one day.

48k or 128k ?

Probably worth a few bob today.


Not sure, packed away in a storage box, will check it out when I've got the time. What's the difference value wise?
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:45 am

I wouldn't worry.

Just stick it on ebay for a grand and see where it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:49 am

I loved the zx81.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:50 am

Ad from 1985 surely?
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:57 am

Sir Francis Drake wrote:
I wouldn't worry.

Just stick it on ebay for a grand and see where it goes.


No intention of selling, regardless of value, will leave it to the heir to the Miserable estate king
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 11:07 am

Have you checked to see if it powers up? 30 odd years in a box is a long time.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 11:19 am

That would obviously involve opening the box, and almost certainly have an affect on value, collectors usually pay a premium for original, untouched, pristine items.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 11:43 am

Les Miserable wrote:
That would obviously involve opening the box, and almost certainly have an affect on value, collectors usually pay a premium for original, untouched, pristine items.

Foreshore yeah. What would effect the value a lot more though is if the fooker is fecked! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 12:10 pm

It would indeed be a leap of faith for the buyer, a kind of lucky dip. I suppose I could cobble together some sort of pre contract agreement Smile whereby the potential buyer would agree to pay £500 if alls well, or £495 if the box contains 3 packs of early 80s Yfronts.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 7:32 pm

Sold.unopened buyer takes risk.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 8:05 pm

I started as a programmer on an IBM 360 mainframe in the 70s, machine code onto punched cards. How boring was that ? But my spectrum 48k at home was a delight, as was my graphically superior Commodore 64 and 128. Loved those days, computer wise. Real geek stuff. My interest tailed off when html and it's internet successors took over the planet
Great easy tools for teaching/learning basic logic coding. I gather the BBc Micro chip is going to go back into schools, or something very similar.  I taught kids programming basics for a while, but they just wanted to play games. I taught adults word processing /database stuff but they just wanted to get pissed. or to go shopping, depending on their gender. Why need Britain tremble.
Sugar started the rot with his boring amstrad word processor that was really nothing but a tool for the typing pool.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 8:27 pm

Lord Biro wrote:
I started as a programmer on an IBM 360 mainframe in the 70s, machine code onto punched cards. How boring was that ? But my spectrum 48k at home was a delight, as was my graphically superior Commodore 64 and 128. Loved those days, computer wise. Real geek stuff. My interest tailed off when html and it's internet successors took over the planet
Great easy tools for teaching/learning basic logic coding. I gather the BBc Micro chip is going to go back into schools, or something very similar.  I taught kids programming basics for a while, but they just wanted to play games. I taught adults word processing /database stuff but they just wanted to get pissed. or to go shopping, depending on their gender. Why need Britain tremble.
Sugar started the rot with his boring amstrad word processor that was really nothing but a tool for the typing pool.

Shoulda stuck at it Lordy. Both my brothers are programmers - COBOL initially, then on to various next-generation stuff. Very lucrative, especially if you are good, quick, and can freelance.
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 9:03 pm

I had the 48k with the rubber keys. Loading of games seemed endless (think it was up to 20 minutes), but I suppose at the time it was modern technology, with that grinding loading noise and all the flashing colours and black lines on the screen. Some great games though!
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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptyTue Jul 05, 2016 10:59 pm

Just found daley thompsons decathlon and brian jacks superstars games for the spectrum 48k on my stairs..my place is strange, weird things turn up like that

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PostSubject: Re: ZX81   ZX81 EmptySun Jul 10, 2016 10:22 am

Started with a ZX81 then Amstrad CPC (did my gcse coursework on a word processor I wrote in basic) then got a PC for university
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