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jamiga64
May 19th, 2013, 07:53 PM
Hello I bid on an auction today for a 1040st and I was wondering if it was too expensive. Here is the details:

This auction is for a MASSIVE Atari Computer lot. I bought this from the ORIGINAL OWNER who took very good care of all this. I planned on keeping everything but there is just no room in the house. I tried to take a lot of photos so you can see just how much stuff there is. There is also another large bag of cords/plugs. There are hundreds of games/programs on back up disks. I took a picture of the computer working but the lighting in the room made it look weird, the computer works perfect!

Basically it comes with the 1040 unit, monitor, mouse, 5.25 floppy drive, 3.5 drive, and boxes for computer monitor and floppy. Also a bunch of software on 5.25 and 3.5. Several joysticks. $250 is what I offered plus $90 for shipping. Good or bad?

Smack2k
May 20th, 2013, 04:48 AM
That is a good offer in my book...especially getting that monitor, drives, joysticks...etc...

What does the seller want for it?

jamiga64
May 20th, 2013, 01:30 PM
That is a good offer in my book...especially getting that monitor, drives, joysticks...etc...

What does the seller want for it?

He was asking $400 and now countered me for $300.

Unknown_K
May 20th, 2013, 03:09 PM
5.25" drive and disks were not common for an Atari ST 1040, maybe he has some Atari 800 era parts? Without pictures who knows what you are actually getting.

Smack2k
May 20th, 2013, 03:31 PM
I think you can hook up the 1050 Floppy Drives to the 1040ST computers...

Not sure if it takes a few changes, but I am pretty sure you can.

geoffm3
May 22nd, 2013, 09:45 PM
IIRC, there was a 5.25" floppy drive meant to provide additional IBM PC compatibility via a "transformer"-like device a la Amiga. There was also a software PC emulator as well that was incredibly slow.

Unknown_K
May 22nd, 2013, 10:28 PM
Still not that common. I would need pictures to see if the lot was worth a few hundred bucks. Some people just lump un related stuff into lots when they want it gone (which can be good or bad depending on what you collect).

jamiga64
June 23rd, 2013, 08:20 PM
Yeah the guy backed out on the sale at the last minute. I did however pick up a mega ST4 with 2 520s, a color monitor,
and a bunch of software for $250. I also picked up a mega ST2 with B/W monitor for $180. Not sure if these prices are that great either.

Unknown_K
June 23rd, 2013, 10:40 PM
MEGA ST's are kind of cool, and not as many as the common STs were made so you did well (assuming they are complete and working, no idea where you would find a mega keyboard these days).

jamiga64
June 24th, 2013, 02:33 PM
Yeah I thought it was good. The one with all the disks came form Canada. So the shipping cost about as much as the items themselves. Also they both had keyboards :)