FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Alistair Knig » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00



I'm clearing out all my old Acorn related kit.  It's a pretty traumatic
process, but I thought I'd offer it up to people here first.  Needless to
say, if there's anything you're interested in please reply to me directly
rather than clutter up the newsgroup!

RISC-OS 3 Programmers Reference Manuals (unused)              GBP 60

Acorn Archimedes A400/1, 4Mb RAM, 36Mhz ARM3, Morley SCSI
card and 100Mb harddisc, 14" Taxan multiscan monitor,
RISCOS3, Econet card                                          GBP 500

Acorn RiscPC700, 10Mb RAM, 2 slices, 1.2Gb harddisc,
17" multiscan monitor, 486DX66 PC Card, Windows 95            serious offs

External SCSI box (with own PSU).  Currently fitted with
40Mb tape drive, but can house any SCSI device you choose.
Supplied with external SCSI connection cable, power lead,
and 4 blank tapes for drive.                                  GBP 40

HP ThinkJet silent thermal impact printer.  In excellent
condition - hardly used.  Comes with perspex HP-branded
printer stand, parallel printer cable, large wad of paper,
and manual.                                                   GBP 30

The following items are *FREE* to a good home or good cause.  Buyer
collects or pays postage though :

AMX Mouse and SuperArt for BBC Micro (2 x 5?" discs).         FREE

BBC Micro ROM extraction tool                                 FREE

RISC-OS 2 Programmers Reference Manuals                       FREE

2 working ARM2 chips                                          FREE

Archimedes A440/1 machine ID badge.  Unused - still on
backing plastic.                                              FREE

Archimedes backplane double panel plus two mounting screws    FREE

That's all folks,

Alistair
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FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Thomas Ranki » Tue, 13 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:> HP ThinkJet silent thermal impact printer.  In excellent
> condition - hardly used.  Comes with perspex HP-branded
> printer stand, parallel printer cable, large wad of paper,
> and manual.                                                   GBP 30

That's not one of the one's with an HP-IB socket on the back is it?

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FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by The Vicarag » Sat, 17 Jan 1998 04:00:00




> Acorn Archimedes A400/1, 4Mb RAM, 36Mhz ARM3, Morley SCSI
> card and 100Mb harddisc, 14" Taxan multiscan monitor,
> RISCOS3, Econet card GBP 500

The market will never buy this at that price!
A A5000 can be bought for 300!

A410/1 are very cheap now!
This does have a ARM 3, SCSI, Eco, and a monitor but they don't add much to
the value!

I would say you are over priced by hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of
pounds!
I have seen/been offerd many computers around this age diffrent specs
etc.... About half are the price I will pay a quater normally 20-30% too
much and the other quater just astreonomical like yours!

No one will pay this price when they can have the same for a lot... lot
less!

RPC without moniror a ARM610 210HD can be had for 600 UKP if you're lucky,
so this is barmy. U won't find any to rip on on a NG either, theres allways
* gits like me to spoil you're fun ;-)

Regards,

--
 _____              

  | |/ _ \| '_ ` _ \  Using a Acorn RISC workstation with a
  | | (_) | | | | | | 287MHz ARM CPU, its all British too...
  |_|\___/|_| |_| |_| Happy Christmas to you all...
For sale, as new will split! Any decent offer accepted: SX33 486 PCcard,!PCPro ,!PCExcahnge

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Matthew Wilc » Sat, 17 Jan 1998 04:00:00


: The market will never buy this at that price!
: A A5000 can be bought for 300!

Or UKP 120 without monitor..

: RPC without moniror a ARM610 210HD can be had for 600 UKP if you're lucky,
: so this is barmy. U won't find any to rip on on a NG either, theres allways
: * gits like me to spoil you're fun ;-)

coo.  I paid 260 quid for mine new.  Admittedly I then had to acquire
some English RISC OS 3.5 ROMs to stick in it, and the handbook isn't
terribly helpful, but if you're primarily after an ARMLinux box, this
isn't too much of a problem.

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FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by The Vicarag » Sat, 17 Jan 1998 04:00:00




> Or UKP 120 without monitor..

Waht did I say?!

A brand new SVGA from my local Acorn Carlton Software dealer is aroubd
eighty quid too!

So thats hardly the diffrence!

Regards,

--
 _____              

  | |/ _ \| '_ ` _ \  Using a Acorn RISC workstation with a
  | | (_) | | | | | | 287MHz ARM CPU, its all British too...
  |_|\___/|_| |_| |_| From tiny Acorns grow mighty Oaks!
For sale, as new will split! Any decent offer accepted: SX33 486 PCcard,!PCPro ,!PCExcahnge Now available! My 223+MX has now arrived! :-)

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Richard Walk » Sat, 17 Jan 1998 04:00:00






> > Acorn Archimedes A400/1, 4Mb RAM, 36Mhz ARM3, Morley SCSI
> > card and 100Mb harddisc, 14" Taxan multiscan monitor,
> > RISCOS3, Econet card GBP 500

> The market will never buy this at that price!

You can only really say this if the following is true:

   The Vicarage = The market

As the above is trash, just how do you justify that posting?!

Quote:> A A5000 can be bought for 300!

If so say so - I can believe it.  A friend of mine bought one for less
than that almost a year ago.

Quote:> A410/1 are very cheap now!

You market them, do you?!

Quote:> This does have a ARM 3, SCSI, Eco, and a monitor but they don't add much to
> the value!

Of course, you're an expert on all of these wonderful peripherals?

ARM3?  Just how much do you think they are worth?

Quote:> I would say you are over priced by hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of
> pounds!

I could say similar things about your postings...

Quote:> I have seen/been offerd many computers around this age diffrent specs
> etc.... About half are the price I will pay a quater normally 20-30% too
> much and the other quater just astreonomical like yours!

I don't think it matters how much /you/ will pay, unless you are comitted
to buying all the Archimdes 400-series machines on the planet.

Quote:> No one will pay this price when they can have the same for a lot... lot
> less!

True, but perhaps you could have phrased your 'suggestion' (or is it
law now?) much more nicely?

Personally, I glanced at the advert, but wouldn't even pay 200ukp for
the system.  Did I feel the need to jump down the guys throat?  If he
bought all this new, do you have /any/ idea how much it cost him?

--
Richard.
_________________________________________________________________________

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FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by MOLTON » Sat, 24 Jan 1998 04:00:00


: > This does have a ARM 3, SCSI, Eco, and a monitor but they don't add much to
: > the value!

: Of course, you're an expert on all of these wonderful peripherals?

: ARM3?  Just how much do you think they are worth?

not only that, but a 36MHz ARM3, too....

-Ian aka [hawk]

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Kieran L. Brow » Tue, 27 Jan 1998 04:00:00


[loads on misspelt and ungrammatical stuff]

Quote:

>RPC without moniror a ARM610 210HD can be had for 600 UKP if you're lucky,

Ah! The Vicarage is turning into Scooby Doo!  That explains the poor typing.

Quote:>so this is barmy. U won't find any to rip on on a NG either, theres allways
>* gits like me to spoil you're fun ;-)

You're a fool.

You're (pretty much) right though, the machine was overpriced.

while (posting_to_usenet) {
    ++kieran;
    --outlook;
    messenger+=2;

Quote:}

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Barry Wicket » Tue, 27 Jan 1998 04:00:00




Quote:> You're (pretty much) right though, the machine was overpriced.

> while (posting_to_usenet) {
>     ++kieran;
>     --outlook;
>     messenger+=2;
> }

Shouldn't there be a for..next loop round this lot since this posting
appeared three times?

--
Barry

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Kieran L. Brow » Fri, 30 Jan 1998 04:00:00





>> You're (pretty much) right though, the machine was overpriced.

>> while (posting_to_usenet) {
>>     ++kieran;
>>     --outlook;
>>     messenger+=2;
>> }
>Shouldn't there be a for..next loop round this lot since this posting
>appeared three times?

Did it?  Grrrrrrr!

Did anyone else see it multiply posted?

Is this multiply posted?

Does anyone care?

++kieran
outlook = 0;

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by PB10 » Sat, 24 Jan 1998 04:00:00




Quote:> U could of boufht the smae thing for hundred even less!

Give him a copy of 'Mavis Beacon' someone - he has got a PC Card.

> Regards,
> --
>  _____              

>   | |/ _ \| '_ ` _ \  Using a Acorn RISC workstation with a
>   | | (_) | | | | | | 287MHz ARM CPU, its all British too...
>   |_|\___/|_| |_| |_| From tiny Acorns grow mighty Oaks!
> For sale, as new will split! Any decent offer accepted: SX33 486
> PCcard,!PCPro ,!PCExcahnge Now available! My 223+MX has now arrived! :-)

You could at least spell-check your sig - and reduce its length.  :-)

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FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by David Robins » Sat, 24 Jan 1998 04:00:00



>> U could of boufht the smae thing for hundred even less!
> This is *really* tedious.  Every *y time someone posts a price for
> something you say (translated into real English), 'you'll never sell it
> at that price' or 'you paid far too much for that'.
> If you're so damned knowledgeable about prices why don't you set up in
> business buying and selling this stuff?

Probably because we'd always ask too much when selling it to him, and
never pay enough when he tries to sell it back :-)

or putting it another way...

Prububly becoz weed allways arsk two much wehn seling it to hmi,
adn nevur pay enuf wen he tryz to cell it bak agian.

Sorry Tom, but your lazyness when it comes to spelling is starting
to annoy me.

Cheers,
David

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Alan Gra » Sat, 24 Jan 1998 04:00:00




> U could of boufht the smae thing for hundred even less!

Certainly one for the collection here...

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FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Martin Tillma » Sun, 25 Jan 1998 04:00:00






> > I sold a computer system in 1995, I think it was a BBC Master128K
> > system I think I got around 350ukp for it.

[snip]

Quote:> U could of boufht the smae thing for hundred even less!

This is *really* tedious.  Every *y time someone posts a price for
something you say (translated into real English), 'you'll never sell it at
that price' or 'you paid far too much for that'.

If you're so damned knowledgeable about prices why don't you set up in
business buying and selling this stuff?

--
m.

 
 
 

FS: Clearance of Acorn kit (some stuff free to a good home)

Post by Stuart Marshal » Sun, 25 Jan 1998 04:00:00






> > U could of boufht the smae thing for hundred even less!
> Give him a copy of 'Mavis Beacon' someone - he has got a PC
> Card.

I thought that was Bacon Meavis ;-)

Regards,

--
Stuart Marshall, Spidersoft - http://www.veryComputer.com/
____________________________________________________________________



does not constitute endor*t by any part of the Acorn Group.

 
 
 

1. Misc Acorn bits free to a good home

Hi there;

While clearing out an attic, I've found the following which you can
have for the price of the postage:

* BBC Micro 40/80 track disc drive
* Archimedes mouse
* Extensive collection of Micro User / Acorn User / Acorn Computing
3.5" cover & subscription discs spanning 1990-97
* Philips CM8833 14" colour monitor, scart & composite in.

Let me know in the next 24hrs if you want any of it in 01865 761248.

--
Matthew

2. Parallel algorithms for ranking of trees

3. Free to a good home - Acorn Software

4. Tuning ORACLE RDBMS on SGI

5. Acorn A3000's FREE to a good home

6. Creative CD-RW2224 and CD-RW2024

7. FREE TO A GOOD HOME - Old 'Acorn Computing' Magazines

8. Acorn Nostalgia - FREE to a good home

9. Free to good home - Assorted Acorn magazines

10. Acorn Electron - free to a good home

11. FS: Misc Acorn Kit (for - sale/swap/free/wanted)

12. free to good home: risc os 3.6 roms