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billdeg
May 27th, 2006, 08:06 PM
[note to moderator...please feel free to move this post if you prefer it in the for sale section]

I have finally finished!

I have for sale my "History of Commodore Computers" poster which is the culmination of three years of work and research. The Commodore systems have been professionally photographed specifically for this poster and the photos appear nowhere else.

Poster includes hi-resolution images of rare and hard-to-find systems including the KIM 1, PET 2001, PET 4016, PET 8032, VIC-20, C-64, C-64C, SX-64, C-128, C-128D, B-128, CBM 256-80, P-500, Plus/4, C-16, C-116, VC-20, Amiga 500, and selected diskette drives.

http://www.vintagecomputer.net

$19.99 US plus shipping.

alexkerhead
May 27th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Looks nice, I will probably buy one next week. But for all constructive purposes, the kim-1 image looks odd in there..lol
Nice job though.

THB
May 28th, 2006, 02:36 AM
No Amiga 1000? :(

mbbrutman
May 28th, 2006, 06:26 AM
As long as people are discussing the poster and offering corrections, we can leave it here. When you start selling mass quantities we'll move it to 'For Sale' and talk to you about our fees. ;-)

carlsson
May 28th, 2006, 02:42 PM
The other Commodore guy had printed some A4 sized posters of his own which were put on the wall. I got his printouts, but they're not so flashy.

80sFreak
May 29th, 2006, 02:44 PM
FWIW, I have seen these posters in person and they are *very* professionally done!

Cheers,

80sFreak

billdeg
June 1st, 2006, 05:30 PM
My hope is that this poster helps bring more interest to the general public about Commodore Computers and classic computing.

Anyway, thanks.

atari2600a
June 1st, 2006, 07:08 PM
If that happens, then prices for vintage computers will be higher! Why are you trying to make us lose money billdeg!?

80sFreak
June 2nd, 2006, 05:45 AM
If that happens, then prices for vintage computers will be higher! Why are you trying to make us lose money billdeg!?

More users is always A Good Thing.. There would be more people using the new hardware/software available which encourages more development. Plus I don't think the price of a C64 is going to go up that much and the 128D/SX64 already command fairly good prices.

Cheers,

80sFreak

billdeg
June 3rd, 2006, 07:40 PM
atari 2600a I think that one poster won't effect things too much, but I see your point. I don't want to pay more for vintage computers, but it's eventually going to get harder to find working stuff and the prices will go up over time. It's my goal to keep working on my repair skills so that I can buy and fix non working systems which are cheaper.

If it ever came to the point that c64's were worth another $50 each, people would start pulling them out of their closets because it would become worth it to sell them...which would in turn bring their prices down in response to an increase in supply. There are a whole lot of "unknown" Commdore 64's in people's closets, there has to be, as 10 million were sold.

The Commodore systems that will increase in price faster than inflation are *working* KIM's, the original PET 2001's, B series stuff, and the various prototypes (TED 264, P500, etc).

Time has been hard on CBM disk/hard drives, so these will get more expensive because they are so hard to find in working order. THe IEEE to PET cables are getting really pricey too.


Bill D

billdeg
June 4th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Case in point..Ebay auction 8819403767 for a working CBM 4040 disk drive and 4022 printer with cables just went for $256!

carlsson
June 5th, 2006, 01:46 AM
:roll: But considering how various post offices mistreat packages, it is not certain that even a well-packed disk drive will work once it arrives. In that case, it is $256 down the drain.

billdeg
June 6th, 2006, 04:55 AM
I agree. You have to take shipping into account. As far as heavy drives go, I prefer to pick up the item, even if I have to travel a while to get it. I have had too many bad shipping experiences to go through that one again.