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    Hello everybody. Hope all is well and safe where you are.

    My wife and I just finished or nearly finished cleaning up and sorting out a small TRS80 collection. Sadly I am missing some of my inventory due to a break in at my storage unit but I still have lots to get rid of.

    I have very little for model 1/3, maybe some older software but many model 4 pieces of hardware [drives, crt, motherboards, 4p, 4D, 4, hard drive controllers etc]. Some Tandy software for model 4 and lots of books and manuals including THE SOURCE, technical reference manuals etc.

    If you are doing a repair and need parts or want a whole unit then contact me please and I will check if I have what you are looking for.

    All funds generated is being used for new - MODEL 5 PLUS - under development by the very best international team of engineers that we could assemble.

    Thank you,

    Daniel

    #2
    Originally posted by danielbooneamerica View Post
    All funds generated is being used for new - MODEL 5 PLUS - under development by the very best international team of engineers that we could assemble.
    Model 5 Plus? Wh...wh..what is this?!
    Pete
    http://pski.net

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      #3
      Following on Pete: Do tell us more...

      -CH-

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        #4
        Originally posted by danielbooneamerica View Post
        Hello everybody. Hope all is well and safe where you are.

        All funds generated is being used for new - MODEL 5 PLUS - under development by the very best international team of engineers that we could assemble.
        Hi all,

        Well now I'm hooked. Can you tell more about it ?

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          #5
          Fyi..... https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRS80-3-5-i...e/254745085530

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            #6
            Hmnnnn ?

            Keep Safe Ray
            If it ain't Broke then PLEASE DONT fix it.
            Procrastinators Unite.
            I keep telling you I am Not Pedantic.

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              #7
              Originally posted by danielbooneamerica View Post
              This tells us nothing
              Never Bin or sell your old computer's you will regret it!!
              Vic 20 x3,C64 x2,128D,C128 flat deck,A1000 x2,A500 x3,A2000,A600,A1200,Apple ][e,2x Apple][ GS rom 01,03,Apple ][c x4 with only 1 PSU,2x Laser 128EX EX2,Atari 600XL,2x 800XL,130XE w/320 mod With a MyIDE plus,Atari 1040stf w/2.5meg..

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                #8
                Keeping TRS80 community in loop as machines are broken apart for upgrade.

                https://www.ebay.com/itm/Teac-DSDD-5...P/254746969162

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                  #9
                  A small but classic item for any collection.

                  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Book-TRS80-...P/254747078534

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                    #10
                    what complete unit do you have, what motherboards do you have?
                    where you located?
                    Texas Tandy Blog: https://texastandy.blogspot.com/, My Discord " Tandy and TRS-80 Owners" (https://discord.gg/VCDPG8j)
                    Gaming: i7-8700K, 16GB, 1TB SSD, RTX 2060, Dual 27" LG IPS Monitors.
                    Vintage: TRS-80 MODEL 4, 128K RAM, Internal: 360K FDD, Gotek USB FDD & FreHD HDD Combo, External: 360K & 720K FDD, RS232-WIFI MODEM, DWP-210

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Audronic View Post
                      Hmnnnn ?

                      Keep Safe Ray
                      Hmmm. Not sure who Ray is but I am sure he appreciates your concern.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Patrick Bureau View Post
                        where you located?
                        He's in Crown City, Ohio Just looked at his Ebay link..
                        Never Bin or sell your old computer's you will regret it!!
                        Vic 20 x3,C64 x2,128D,C128 flat deck,A1000 x2,A500 x3,A2000,A600,A1200,Apple ][e,2x Apple][ GS rom 01,03,Apple ][c x4 with only 1 PSU,2x Laser 128EX EX2,Atari 600XL,2x 800XL,130XE w/320 mod With a MyIDE plus,Atari 1040stf w/2.5meg..

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Patrick Bureau View Post
                          what complete unit do you have, what motherboards do you have?
                          where you located?
                          Sorry I just read this question.

                          I have a couple 4D left, several 4P that are apart but complete. I have some model 4 w/o motherboards [one MB went to run a phone vmail pager]. All of this hardware worked when last used.

                          4P were opened to remove xlr8 and ever put back together. Oh yea some 15 and 20 meg disks and controllers. Controllers were RS last version paired with 20 meg HD.

                          Some books, languages, disks, model 1 tape software.

                          As we can get to it ....things will be posted on ebay user danielboone999.

                          I am sure I am forgetting stuff like model iii case/CRTs. Odds and ends some of whjch are rare.

                          Oh...pocket computer with printer/tape if etc.

                          Most units I plan to break into parts and sell.

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                            #14
                            I let a WILL CALL customer have a 180k Tandon I pulled from a 4P back in 1980s to install 3.5" floppy.

                            It was as clean as day it was made.

                            Did I over charge him at $25?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by danielbooneamerica View Post
                              I let a WILL CALL customer have a 180k Tandon I pulled from a 4P back in 1980s to install 3.5" floppy.

                              It was as clean as day it was made.

                              Did I over charge him at $25?
                              For a 4P drive? Since the 4P is dependent on usable drives, I would say likely not. I paid $60 each for two recently, and was happy at that price.

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