View Full Version : What's with all the ACEs?

September 25th, 2014, 10:27 PM
I havent been buying but I have been watching auctions.. and without fail every week there is a Jupiter ACE there, almost always from the same vendor. Anyone know the story here? Seems like a lot for a rare computer.

September 26th, 2014, 01:34 AM
I had to look it up. The only thing I could recall was the Franklin Ace!:D

September 26th, 2014, 06:49 AM
The Jupiter Ace was produced in limited numbers (8000) but many (1600) were not shipped. Add to that a lot of units stuck at distributors and plenty still for sale 30 years later. I think I saw a report of a cache of a few hundred units turning up in a warehouse a few months ago as part of the hype surrounding the planned sale of the remnants of the brand.

September 28th, 2014, 11:12 PM
Yep, true, it must be that. No one can keep so much Aces in a personal collection (isn't it? :-))
In the past six months two UK vendors have sold at least a dozen of units for a fairly high price. Even a replica kit has appeared.