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dreddnott
August 13th, 2006, 01:33 PM
I have a TSR-80 Model I Level II packed away in a steamer trunk with a ton of software, books, original manuals, cassettes, monitor w/green-screen, etc. and I was looking for something similar on eBay.

I was unable to find any Model I's for sale, and only a scarce few Models III and IV.

Are they rare/expensive or is this just a bad time on eBay?

Erik
August 13th, 2006, 01:59 PM
They aren't that rare but they don't show up every day. I've had two donated to me and a third trashed one packaged in with another deal.

kb2syd
August 14th, 2006, 04:43 AM
Usually there are sveral of each model for sale at any given time. However the last month has been a little "dry" on ebay.

DoctorPepper
August 14th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Usually there are sveral of each model for sale at any given time. However the last month has been a little "dry" on ebay.

I just looked on eBay, and there are plenty of TRS-80's out there, although they seem to be mostly Model 100's and CoCo's today.

Check back in a couple of days, there will probably be a flood of Model III's and IV's! :-)

dreddnott
August 14th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Yeah, I totally ignored the Model 100 and Color Computer stuff.

I have a Model IV as well, I don't think I'd be interested in acquiring any more...but software might be cool.

billdeg
August 14th, 2006, 03:14 PM
The rarest trs 80 Model 1 has 26-1008 on the model/part number.

If you add in a working expansion unit with a double density controller installed, the assoicated cables and drives then you're talking.

Terry Yager
August 14th, 2006, 03:17 PM
Hey, don't look at me...I'm still trying to recover from the >$700.00 IBM-PC...

--T

Computer Collector
August 21st, 2006, 07:12 PM
you can watch a real model 1 user back in 1981 typing and glorifying how much he likes to use it daily

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?t=4054