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facattack
July 8th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Check out this ebay auction. (http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-IIGS-Last-Apple-3-Drives-Monitor-Extras_W0QQitemZ280131864378QQihZ018QQcategoryZ510 46QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Unknown_K
July 8th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Very pricey for a stock IIgs with RAM card thats mostly empty.

Druid6900
July 8th, 2007, 07:28 PM
Hell, I'm not even going to ask that for the Apple ][+ and drive I just repaired. This guy is dreaming.

I MIGHT ask a little more than that for the Apple /// with extra external drive that is next on the bench now that I got the needed PROMs for it, but, not much more.

I guess the guy didn't bother to check what the last half dozen IIGs systems went for.

chuckcmagee
July 8th, 2007, 08:30 PM
I'll have to figure out what all the relisting costs but there are a bunch of sellers that just go "$200, expires, $100, expires, $50, etc." If the listing charges don't eat you alive, does seem like a good way to do it. I noticed sometimes a inexperienced buyer will jump on one of those BIN $200 deals. That alone should pay for a lot of listing.

facattack
July 9th, 2007, 06:54 AM
I'm trying to put together a IIGS work station. Buying the CPU, Monitor, and 5.25 disk drive. Then I see it lacks a mouse. So I get the mouse seperate. Then I'm thinking of getting disks for it, so I get the disks seperate. Then some guy outbids me for the 3.5 drive that was being sold seperate at a final bid of $71.

GOSH! And that other Apple II GS on ebay was selling for $75 buy-it-now. Some guy spent just about the same amount of money on a DRIVE, not the whole system. Well, that's okay, I saw another 3.5 drive on auction for $5, so I jumped on that. Hope nobody snatches that up.... ;)

carlsson
July 9th, 2007, 07:09 AM
It reminds me of a 1770 disk controller upgrade kit + 5.25" floppy drive for the BBC Micro that I bid on last week. I expected it to end around 10-15. In the end, it sky rocketed to 32 or thereabouts. Needless to say, one could get the whole computer, prefitted with disk controller, floppy drive and a bunch of disks for slightly less than that. Yes, it would weigh more so shipping is more expensive.

facattack
July 11th, 2007, 05:50 AM
Yay! I won. An Apple II GS for fifty bucks. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=015&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=250139088099&rd=1&rd=1) For a while there, it was selling for just $9.99 plus S/H. But on the very last day some guy comes along and bumps up the price without actually topping me. (I had a max bid of Forty dollars.)

I also won:
System software 4.0. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=013&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=230148346488&rd=1&rd=1)

A mouse. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=018&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=280131258086&rd=1&rd=1)

Now my only fear is that this is one of those upgrades from an Apple II e and not an actual 100% original Apple II GS. :( I shoulda asked.

Unknown_K
July 11th, 2007, 06:33 AM
The Apple IIgs uses the Mac standard ADB keyboard and mouse, the mouse you have will not work.

facattack
July 11th, 2007, 08:18 AM
How about this one? (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=006&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=160131200801&rd=1&rd=1)

david__schmidt
July 11th, 2007, 08:21 AM
Yep, that one will work. Point of historical interest: the IIgs was the first Apple to have the ADB port, predating its use on the Mac.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Desktop_Bus

facattack
July 11th, 2007, 12:32 PM
And I promise: not hot-plugging. :D