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    Any interest in a Tandy 1000?

    I have a Tandy 1000 system that I want to get rid of and I want to see if anyone here is interested. It is an early model, Serial # 30074, with dual 5 1/4" floppy drives. Inside it has the 2 Tandy memory boards to give it 640k, and it has a serial/parallel IO board. It has the original Tandy keyboard and a CM-2 monitor. I have cleaned the main unit and keyboard, as well as the floppy drives, and tested everything to make sure it is working. I will post pictures later today. If you are close enough to the Antelope Valley or Los Angeles we can arrange pickup, otherwise it will be very carefully packed for shipment.

    I don't have anything packed yet but It will be in 2 boxes. The main unit will be 20" x 16" x 8" and weigh about 30 pounds. The monitor and keyboard will be an 18" cube weighing about 35 pounds. I would estimate shipping to the east coast to be just over $100. Make me an offer if interested.

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    If you don't get any interest in the whole machine, I would be interested in the serial/parallel IO board. That is assuming it's one of those silly "Plus card"s.
    Be polite and I may let you live.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...5NBVfKX5471R9U

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      #3
      Originally posted by KC9UDX View Post
      If you don't get any interest in the whole machine, I would be interested in the serial/parallel IO board. That is assuming it's one of those silly "Plus card"s.
      This is the original1000, with ISA slots. The I/O card is just a generic one, but if you want one I can dig another one and test it for you.

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        #4
        Yes, if you have a "Plus card", please do.
        Be polite and I may let you live.

        https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...5NBVfKX5471R9U

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          #5
          The plus card was an ISA card with a proprietary pin connector that fit in the EX and HX. The original 1000 has 3 standard ISA slots.

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            #6
            Here are the pictures I promised. The pictures make it look a little more yellowed than it is. Everything is in working order. I want to get rid of the whole lot. I will split it up if I get offers for everything. I'm not looking to get a lot out of it, but I want to at least cover the cost of packing and shipping.
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                #8
                I just found the original Tandy disks for DOS 2.11, Deskmate 1 and a few others. They will be included.

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                  #9
                  Everything is boxed up and ready to ship. The monitor is an 18" cube weighing 32#, and the main unit with keyboard and disks is 20" x 16" x 8" and weighs 27#, so you can calculate shipping from Mojave, CA. Make me an offer if your are interested.

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                    #10
                    I'd love to be the one to take this, but the shipping is killer.

                    It'd basically be about $50 for each box (really slightly more for the monitor and slightly less for the base unit) to get them out to where I am.

                    I'll keep a watch on this thread, though, and if nobody's taken it by the time I can spare the cash, I'll shoot you a message about it. I'd really like an original Tandy 1000 since I've heard it was based on the PCjr, and I love messing around with my PCjr.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by SGTSQUID View Post
                      The plus card was an ISA card with a proprietary pin connector that fit in the EX and HX. The original 1000 has 3 standard ISA slots.
                      Tandy did sell a "Memory Plus" card for the 1000, an ISA card expanding the RAM and giving you a Plus Card pin header, allowing you to piggyback EX/HX Plus Cards onto it, allowing further expansion without taking up additional ISA slot(s).

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by vwestlife View Post
                        Tandy did sell a "Memory Plus" card for the 1000, an ISA card expanding the RAM and giving you a Plus Card pin header, allowing you to piggyback EX/HX Plus Cards onto it, allowing further expansion without taking up additional ISA slot(s).
                        I remember those, but I had an HX back then. I was stuck with the plus cards no matter what.

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                          #13
                          This is still available if anyone is interested. It is still packed up and ready to ship, or pickup can be arranged. I am about to try listing it on ebay.

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                            #14
                            How much would you be asking for the Tandy, Monitor, and Keyboard? Specs?

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