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Jorg
May 20th, 2005, 12:19 PM
It looks nice but I would have no idea where I should stop bidding

http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?viewItem&category=1247&item=5196472380&rd=1

Terry Yager
May 20th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Hmmn, never heard of it, but it looks interesting. Is that a ROM burner built into it? Looks like a socket above the drives. I'd say with manuals & software, it's probably worth at least $100.00US, or whatever that comes to in Euros, mebbe even more. A burner alone would cost that much.

--T

Jorg
May 21st, 2005, 01:09 AM
I found some more info here:

http://users.pandora.be/lust/formula1.htm

http://www.gaby.de/eformula.htm

Might give it a try, its at 34 euros now (about $45)

Terry Yager
May 21st, 2005, 05:23 AM
Oh, yeah! I may have been way off in my estimate. I wouldn't be surprized to see it go into the several hundreds range.

--T

Jorg
May 22nd, 2005, 01:23 AM
Oh, yeah! I may have been way off in my estimate. I wouldn't be surprized to see it go into the several hundreds range.

--T

I got it for about $60 :D

Including software and books:

Formula-1 user manual
Formula CalcStar
Formula WordStar
Formula InfoStar System
Formula-1 CP/M operating system manual

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2005, 07:30 AM
Wow! Excellent! Congratulations.

--T

Jorg
May 22nd, 2005, 07:53 AM
Wow! Excellent! Congratulations.

--T

Now we wait and see if the manual says something about what CP/M actually means ;P

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2005, 08:50 AM
Wow! Excellent! Congratulations.

--T

Now we wait and see if the manual says something about what CP/M actually means ;P

That's easy...Control Program / mumblemumble...

--T

Jorg
May 22nd, 2005, 09:50 AM
Wow! Excellent! Congratulations.

--T

Now we wait and see if the manual says something about what CP/M actually means ;P

That's easy...Control Program / mumblemumble...

--T

Lol yes, but I was referring to this thread:
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/viewtopic.php?t=678

:D

BTW, I also acquired a mint condition IBM 5150 today :D :D :D

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2005, 01:13 PM
It's pretty much an ongoing debate...and has been for the past 20 years or so.

--T