Re: Doorst: rechten commodore

From: Ruud Baltissen (
Date: 2001-04-27 07:55:45

> > In 1992 I could buy brandnew C64's PLUS datarecorder in Poland
> > for less then $50. I don't see why a one-IC C64 should cost the
> > triple of it.
> I believe a big chunk of the cost would come from a color LCD display

I was talking about the C64 as we know it. But if it includes such a LCD
panel, then it would be worth this price, I think.

> but what about five over even ten years down the line when
> VIC-IIs and SIDs are becoming scarce?

That's the lesson I learned when still driving a VW-Beetle. In the '80s you
could get complete cars for peanuts. In 1994 that suddenly changed.
When I had to sell it due to circumstances :( I got more then a good price
just because of the fact that I delivered lots of spare parts with it.

At this moment I also collect old boards of "I don't care what it
is"-computers. With a blow-torch I heat up the back and in seconds I remove
the IC's, connectors and other usefull parts. I'll put them in a big box to
sort them out later.

Two remark about emulators:
- you don't wear out the original machine
- IMHO develloping software for the C= is done easier on a PC; HD, 80
columns screen etc. And the initial testing can be done on the same PC.

Groetjes, Ruud

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