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Macc
20th January 2014, 15:06
These are fresh from the warehouse, I believe thats where they have stayed since being manufactured, theres no difference in the units condition wise, all are Issue 6A's, pictured only one but they really are all the same apart from serial number. All have brand new membranes and three of which are composite modded (Non destructive). The serial numbers are;

149-107251 (Composite) SOLD to BuzzBrain
149-107252 (Composite) SOLD to twip
149-107253 SOLD Elsewhere
149-107254 (Composite) SOLD to B00mer
149-107255 (Composite) SOLD Elsewhere
149-107256SOLD Elsewhere
149-107257 SOLD to b00mers friend Erik
149-108413 SOLD Elsewhere


All of these were warranty sealed but I had to break them to fit the new membranes etc.

As you can see they are all lined up in the box they were shipped in!

72 each plus shipping, buyer pays fees or gift

These are now for sale elsewhere and could end at any time!

bagpuss22
20th January 2014, 16:11
What a fantastic find! :blink:

I am amazed that you can still find kit like this!

Russ

Macc
20th January 2014, 16:28
They truly are peaches! Never even made it into proper boxes for sale!

Macc
20th January 2014, 19:51
Edited price, I put what I would charge on the other bay!

Tajmaster
20th January 2014, 19:56
Have you robbed Sir Clive or something?! :lol: You have loads of Sinclair stuff in quite stunning condition dude :bowdown:

Macc
20th January 2014, 20:01
Ive got him tied up under the stairs! Methinks the liberal use of pliers and sellotape will coerce the whereabouts of the white Spectrum soon!

Seriously though, nearly all the stuff ive been listing lately has come from quite a big deal with a warehouse that housed new and warranty repaired computers that had simply been forgotten about for 25+ years!

Tajmaster
20th January 2014, 20:05
:wooha: Another great retro warehouse find then like the one over in the Netherlands recently :thumbsup2: :bowdown:

franz55
20th January 2014, 20:06
Hi
Tell me please how is a cost delivery to Poland?

Macc
20th January 2014, 20:10
Unfortunately nowhere near as much as that lot! Managed to fill a large mpv with the seats out but that was it!


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Hi franz, packed they are 1kg in weight so im tempted to use royal mail which would be 7.85


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franz55
20th January 2014, 20:13
Thanks.
You sale only computers without psu cables etc?

Macc
20th January 2014, 20:18
These ones yes (weight/increased postage costs etc) plus these are "collectors condition" or "museum condition" if you prefer. As such i dont expect many to be used, but they do work if thats the intention


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twip
20th January 2014, 22:13
Declaring interest. PM on the way.

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Payment sent. :)

Macc
20th January 2014, 22:23
One SOLD to twip, updated first post

b00mer
21st January 2014, 08:45
Interested in one with the composite mod. Is the shipping cost to Slovenia the same as to Poland? Can you check if it works with DivIDE?

Macc
21st January 2014, 11:09
Yes its the same shipping, all of them have been tested with a DivIDE and work with it no problem

BluesBrothers
21st January 2014, 23:22
I just wanted to add to this thread what a remarkable find this box of Speccy plus' was. I was with Macc when we got these and like "wow". I actually have 2 out of that same box (not for sale so I'm not hijacking) and their issue no's are 149-107249 and 149-107250 which as you will see comes immediately before the ones listed here.
These hadn't even made it into retail boxes and were in one big box with dividers between, each in it's own custom bubble bag. So the question is,... what were these all about? Where they for mail order, replacements for customer returns or what?
Anyway a truly remarkable find:cool:

BuzzBrain
25th January 2014, 14:15
declaring interest for 149-107251 (Composite)

Can you please give me shipping quota to Norway?

Macc
25th January 2014, 14:53
Norway is 9.30 Royal Mail small parcels (1.1kg)

BuzzBrain
25th January 2014, 15:33
PM sendt.

Macc
25th January 2014, 15:37
One more SOLD to BuzzBrain! Updated first post

b00mer
28th January 2014, 21:14
Received mine today. Sadly, I don't have a PSU (+2a's doesn't fit:)), so I cannot test it yet. I'll borrow it tomorrow from a friend, just can't wait to turn it on. If anyone knows where to get the PSU, PM me. Also, I can't wait to show it to my dad - it was my father's first computer. :)

This really is a beauty, photos doesn't do it justice. I mean, the board is without any kind of dust or dirt. I knew I was getting a new one, but this exceed my expectations by far. Weird that the membranes had to be replaced, must be of very bad quality.

I recommend this deal to anyone reading this. I will also spread the word. One question, Macc. Seeing that all models with composite mod are gone, will you mod on request?

I will leave feedback as soon as I test it.

Macc
28th January 2014, 21:17
So glad its with you! Regarding the membranes, they were very poor quality and sitting in a warehouse for 25+ winters were never going to help them! Thats why i think they broke, yhey really were like brittle paper!
The comp mods i can do on request, not a problem!


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twip
29th January 2014, 18:32
I've just received mine. It's absolutely beautiful. It's practically a new machine without any sign of usage. If you start thinking about it and realise that this machine is ~25 years old... that's pretty amazing.
Macc, you made my day! Thanks!

Macc
29th January 2014, 18:45
Youre more than welcome! Feedback left!

Still some for sale! Will composite mod on request!

b00mer
29th January 2014, 21:21
Finally managed to test it. Nice video out and DivIDE works as advertised. Feeback left. You are my a month-too-late santa. :)

Oh, I've forgot to say before... unit smells very nice.

Macc
30th January 2014, 15:17
Another one has sold elsewhere, just waiting for him to pick out the one he wants, will update soon as I know.

ONLY THREE LEFT!

EDIT: Initial thread updated now buyer has chosen his model

mr_lou
30th January 2014, 19:23
I'm interested, but it would be for gaming the old games.
Meaning, it would be used a lot.
If the membranes needed to be replaced, it somehow seems logical to me that (at least some) components also needs to be replaced?
I'm asking because I notice you describe them as "museum condition". To me it's important that it is fit for a lot of usage.

Also. I noticed BluesBrothers wrote he was with you when you found them. Does that mean you live close to eachother? Any chance I could buy his TI 99/4a in the same shipment, thus saving on postage?

Macc
30th January 2014, 19:40
Hi mr_lou! To best explain the membrane issues is try to imagine a piece of tracing paper lasting for over 25 years in different temperatures, it just wont and thats what these were like, which is why I replaced them. As for other parts, they look good, no bulging capacitors or anything like that and no reason to think they might fail any time soon.

By museum condition, basically that means you could stick them in a case in a museum and be very proud of how they look and how they look to others, ie, new.

As regards to BB, there is quite a bit of mileage between us to be honest! (87 miles to be exact!)

b00mer
30th January 2014, 21:44
I can confirm nothing on mobo needs replacing. It is brand new, no dust, no nothing. It even smells nice. BTW, I'll be using this unit for gaming as well, so trust me, you need it. :)

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Declare interest for a friend who would like to have a composite mod done. Will PM details.

Macc
30th January 2014, 21:46
Thanks B00mer, awaiting Pm!


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Macc
31st January 2014, 13:08
Payment received from b00mer on his friend Eriks behalf, posting today! Initial post updated, now ONLY TWO LEFT

Macc
3rd February 2014, 16:25
255 is now back from its repair by TC and also now up for sale! Will composite mod any of the last three on request, no problem.

Macc
8th February 2014, 13:09
Another one sold elsewhere, only two left now!

Macc
13th February 2014, 16:08
LAST ONE!!

Macc
14th February 2014, 01:45
ALL NOW SOLD!! For those that have bought here, enjoy em!