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#3926 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 1, 2018 8:02 AM

It accepts a standard power cable (3-prong type), but I think it is limited to 117V power (US standard). I'll check one of mine later today to see if it is switchable to 220V).



#3927 acadiel OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2018 10:28 AM

I straight up won’t deal with a seller with feedback rating that low.


He has 200 something feedback. Still up above 90%.

#3928 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2018 10:41 AM

He has 200 something feedback. Still up above 90%.


For the most part I don’t deal with sellers having less than 99% feedback except on the occasion their volume is so low that only one negative brought the rating down and I can tell from the the text of the negative feedback that the buyer is the one being a jerk. That goes double for someone supposedly having a rare item all of the sudden. Not having standards like that is how bad sellers get to keep doing business. I guess it’s also why I don’t seem to have much to bitch about eBay like so many disgruntled people seem to.

#3929 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 6:57 PM

wonderful Scott Adams game, but oof, the price.

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982



#3930 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 7:07 PM

Wow... I have a few of these...

#3931 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 9:24 AM

Nice looking MBX with reasonable starting price in this eBay Auction -- Item Number: 202524415545 for a first or even spare (thinking about it) system.

 

I would love to demo one of these at a VCF but it is so loud there I expect the voice control would not work (did not work with the cackling hens at Christmas, I can tell you that.)



#3932 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 10:03 AM

Nice looking MBX with reasonable starting price in this eBay Auction -- Item Number: 202524415545 for a first or even spare (thinking about it) system.

 

I would love to demo one of these at a VCF but it is so loud there I expect the voice control would not work (did not work with the cackling hens at Christmas, I can tell you that.)

 

When is VCF?



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 10:11 AM

This is one of the few items that I have absolutely no interest in.  It takes up way too much space for the few games it offers and none of them would get any play by me.



#3934 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 10:14 AM

 

When is VCF?

 

Check out http://vcfed.org

 

I have not seen a schedule yet for VCF-SE, and I am hoping to get a big Amiga gathering together for next year.



#3935 chue OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:21 PM

10% off of all eBay purchases until tomorrow morning 3AM pacific time.  Only for North American users. 

 

Use the code: PHLDAYTEN

https://www.ebay.com.../december-dozen



#3936 iliketurtles OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 6:54 AM

Find the interesting thing in this lot.

 

It might have a bad Mitsumi keyboard, but look carefully at the joysticks.

 

HERE.


Edited by iliketurtles, Sun Dec 9, 2018 6:55 AM.


#3937 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 8:38 AM

If I wasnt broke Id snag those.

#3938 FarmerPotato OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 11:42 AM

Find the interesting thing in this lot.

 

It might have a bad Mitsumi keyboard, but look carefully at the joysticks.

 

HERE.

 

I snagged a pair of those to go with my 99/4. They were broke. Also painful. 



#3939 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 12:00 PM

They look like they’d be more comfortable than the regular ones. Is that not the case?

I snagged a pair of those to go with my 99/4. They were broke. Also painful.



#3940 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 12:22 PM

No--there are two indented lines on the ball at the top, ostensibly to improve the grip. They gouge painfully into the hands. When I first had my TI, I could not use them for more than 15-20 minutes at a time before my hands were raw. I quickly switched to Atari-style joysticks once adapters became available. . .



#3941 iliketurtles OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 12:40 PM

 I quickly switched to Atari-style joysticks once adapters became available. . .

Always use one of the four great Wico controllers.



#3942 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 12:49 PM

My famous red ball sticks are awesome. I also love my Suncom Slik Stik.

#3943 iliketurtles OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 12:53 PM

With me, it's either Tank Grip or TracBall.



#3944 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 12:56 PM

i do have a soft spot for the old TI Pain sticks- but lately i've got an NES-Style controller that I've been using for my games I really like.  Otherwise, I'll throw on a CX40.



#3945 iliketurtles OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 12:58 PM

Pain Sticks would've been OK if the lines on the ball weren't as painful.



#3946 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 3:00 PM

Genesis


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#3947 Flottmann1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:06 PM

here a MBX

 

https://www.ebay.com...b-eH0:rk:2:pf:0



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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:04 PM

I've sometimes wondered how many times some of these MBX units get sold, re-sold and sold again.  I know some people think they are kind of neat, but they seem to take up a lot of desk space for what they little they have offer.



#3949 iliketurtles OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:13 PM

I'm highly suprised that MBX STILL hasn't got any bids. Especially considering it has Championship Baseball with the overlay. Although it is a bit overpriced.



#3950 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:37 PM

I'm highly suprised that MBX STILL hasn't got any bids. Especially considering it has Championship Baseball with the overlay. Although it is a bit overpriced.

 

I don't think it's overpriced, but I think the Holidays are not the best time to sell collector's items in my view... And to make matters worse, a lot of sellers will jack up the prices to laughable levels during that time, further driving away potential buyers...







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