No, those don't have the shipping box, but if a brown shipping carton is worth hundreds of dollars to you, then I guess debating the issue is probably pointless.
Don't know where you are getting "but if a brown shipping carton is worth hundreds of dollars to you", because if you read my post, I said:
The asking price is way to high and I would be patient. The seller only states that everything was tested and is in working condition, but how come there are no pictures of it in operation???
As I said, there aren't very many complete in box ADAM Computer systems to be found on eBay and even fewer that have been completely tested by someone who knows the system. Even fewer systems are listed at a reasonable starting bid or BIN for most that are interested in picking up an ADAM and in some cases, shipping expenses play a major factor. The four listings (again, that's not a lot to choose from) on eBay currently for the Stand-Alone ADAM Computer System (Blue Box):
1) $499.99 - only two pics and you can't see the condition of the system components. Seller's description states, "in working condition" and that is absolutely it, nothing else. Buyer Beware.
2) $989.00 - the listing that started this. Way overpriced as I stated previously and again, buyer beware because the seller only states testing and working. Buyer Beware/
3) $250.00 - great description from someone you can tell is familiar with the system, but shipping expenses to me would be $141.62. No way I would pay that much for shipping and I'm sure most everybody else would be put off by that amount although the reasonable asking price could offset the shipping costs.
4) $170.00 - very bad discoloration and would be a project for someone to clean up and Retrobrite.
So, a buyer basically has only one choice, system #3, if they want a working system and not just something to place on their shelf as part of a collection.
The Expansion Module #3 ADAM Computer System (Red Box) is not as desired as far as for actually using the system because of the huge footprint of the combined ColecoVision and EM#3 Memory Console. This system variant interests mainly the collectors who have to have everything.
Edited by NIAD, Mon May 15, 2017 10:12 PM.