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olePigeon
March 1st, 2010, 07:49 AM
I have the opportunity to pick up a boxed Commodore 64 + Disk Drive. The computer was used lightly in the 1980s, then put in storage.

Unfortunately it's about a 2 hour drive to pick it up. I've never used or owned a Commodore and I was wondering if this a good pick. The owner is wanting around $100; including gas and bridge tolls it would make it close to $150, which is a little steep for me. Unfortunately eBay is not as helpful as it usually is for me determining value.

Any opinions?

MikeS
March 1st, 2010, 08:54 AM
I have the opportunity to pick up a boxed Commodore 64 + Disk Drive. The computer was used lightly in the 1980s, then put in storage.

Unfortunately it's about a 2 hour drive to pick it up. I've never used or owned a Commodore and I was wondering if this a good pick. The owner is wanting around $100; including gas and bridge tolls it would make it close to $150, which is a little steep for me. Unfortunately eBay is not as helpful as it usually is for me determining value.

Any opinions?Sounds a little steep to me too...
Maybe someone on here has one for less, even including shipping; whereabouts are you?

olePigeon
March 1st, 2010, 11:25 AM
Well, I have a few Macs I'm still working with so I'm not looking to buy anything. I was curious about the Commodore because I know that Macs in their original box go for a pretty penny, so I was gonna pick it up if it was worth it. I did manage to track down a boxed Commodore 64 on eBay, but it's $130 with free shipping. :P So I think I'll pass for now.

carlsson
March 1st, 2010, 01:24 PM
I agree with Mike. Even by Swedish standards (*) $100 seems a bit steep unless there is more to it than computer + disk drive. For instance a box of original games, some books, perhaps a random bit of extra hardware.

(*) And you should be aware vintage computers tend to get more expensive over here than in the USA

barythrin
March 1st, 2010, 01:31 PM
$150 I'd say is too much. $100 is also probably too much, however it does kind of matter the quality of the box. I've seen a few folks who claim it's in great quality/condition/perfect etc and the box is fairly worn out which while it's nice doesn't make it eye-candy and an average boxed C-64 is probably worth around $30US IMHO. The ones that go for more is when they throw in components, monitor (+$15-20), disk drive ($10-15?), manuals ($3) and etc.

saundby
March 5th, 2010, 10:51 PM
Unless you have a specific customer in mind that might be willing to pay a premium for a clean box, e.g. a store that wants to use it as part of a display or a collector with a trophy wall, you would probably have a hard time getting top dollar for it yourself.

Besides, C-64s are far more common than early Macs.