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Poll: The TI-99/4A - TIme, money and purchases (48 member(s) have cast votes)

How much money have you spent on your TI in the last 6 months?

  1. Nothing (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  2. $1.00 to $50.00 (7 votes [14.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.58%

  3. $51.00 to $100.00 (5 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  4. $101.00 to $150.00 (8 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. $151.00 to $200.00 (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  6. $201.00 to $250.00 (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  7. $251.00 to $300.00 (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  8. $301.00 to $350.00 (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  9. $351.00 to $400.00 (1 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  10. $401.00 to $450.00 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. $451.00 to $500.00 (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  12. Over $500.00 (10 votes [20.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.83%

How much money to you plan on spending on your TI-99/4A in the next 6 months?

  1. Nothing (7 votes [14.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.58%

  2. $1.00 to $50.00 (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  3. $51.00 to $100.00 (10 votes [20.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.83%

  4. $101.00 to $150.00 (9 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  5. $151.00 to $200.00 (7 votes [14.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.58%

  6. $201.00 to $250.00 (1 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  7. $251.00 to $300.00 (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  8. $301.00 to $350.000 (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  9. $351.00 to $400.00 (1 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  10. $401.00 to $450.00 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. $451.00 to $500.00 (1 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  12. Over $500.00 (5 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

How much time do you spend on NON game related pursuits on your TI?

  1. No time at all. (8 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. 1 to 5 hours per week (20 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  3. 6 to 10 hours per week (7 votes [14.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.58%

  4. Over 10 hours per week (13 votes [27.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.08%

How much time do your spend playing games on your TI-99/4A?

  1. No time at all. (15 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  2. 1 to 5 hours per week (30 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  3. 6 to 10 hours per week (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  4. Over 10 hours per week (1 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

As a 'guessTImate', what percentage of purchased items were developed by members of the community.

  1. I have not purchased anything in the last six months. (6 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. 1% to 10% (6 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. 11% to 20% (5 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  4. 21% to 30% (8 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. 31% to 40% (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  6. 41% to 50% (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  7. 51% to 60% (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  8. 61% to 70% (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  9. 71% to 80% (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  10. 81% to 90% (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. 91% to 100% (7 votes [14.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.58%

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:19 PM

Please, take this poll only if you use 'Real Iron'.

 

This is an ANONYMOUS poll, so even TI-99/4A lurkers are encouraged to vote.  ;)

 

Please take the poll even if you've not purchased anything for your TI in the last six months.



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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:38 AM

oh my, voting here feels like: "hello, my name is klaus and i am a TI-holic!



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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:17 AM

many of us probably need to sit in a circle and stand up and talk about our TI addiction!  But there is not cure and if there was I would not want it.



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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:18 PM

i've been good.. and i can quit any time i want!



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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:41 PM

i've been good.. and i can quit any time i want!

 

I've heard that one before.

 

Smoker:  "I can quit anytime I want, I've already done it 257 times before!"



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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:16 AM

uuuh good luck, I am not alone ;)

 

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#7 kl99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:42 AM

I didn't buy a TI cartridge in the last 7 days....

where is my applause?



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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:30 AM

I only bought a TI-99/4 Advertising booklet this week--but it was from Japan, and in Japanese. Interestingly, the /4 came with the later version of the monitor there (and I have one of the Japanese monitors as well). I have to try and scan it in soon. . .



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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:54 AM

My TI habit is well in check, as I'm only negotiating for a GOTEK floppy emulator, at this time.  So it could be used elsewhere, as this is AtariAge, but I have no Atari systems any more.  The 2600 went away in the 1980's.  Isn't this fun? :-)



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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:09 PM

Taking the plunge on a FinalGrom when they are available!



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Posted Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:35 PM

In the past two months, picked up:

 

*  FlashRom99 from ebay (then learned about FinalGrom)

* FinalGrom (from arcadeshopper.com) then 3D printed a case/label for it

* new-ish TI 99/4a (black/silver) +speech syn. off ebay

* TI coffee mug (arcadeshopper.com)

* nanoPEB Case (arcadeshopper) + 3D printed version for testing

* Sidecar 32k (arcadeshopper)

* TIPI & Power Supply (arcadeshopper)

* Exrta SD cards, Pi 3B+ (for TIPI)

 

Uh oh, I might have a problem....  I work too much, haven't had a chance to try the TIPI yet!!!  Probably won't get to try it out til next week :(



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Posted Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:03 PM

 

I work too much, haven't had a chance to try the TIPI yet!!!  Probably won't get to try it out til next week :(

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:22 AM

Just picked one up.

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 6:10 AM

I'm poor as usual so I still don't have a TiPi or a finalGROM or a 32k…  Or even F18A.  I'm working on correcting these oversights as quick as I may.  :)



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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 9:41 PM

I have definitely surpassed my vote I cast already for TI spending for this year!  Some times you have to push the envelope...



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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 7:17 PM

I have definitely surpassed my vote I cast already for TI spending for this year!  Some times you have to push the envelope...

 

Gawd, me too!  But the guys here keep coming up with good chit!  It seems everytime I turn around, there is somethinmg I *NEED*.  Problem is, I have stuff that I no longer use taking up space now, but I still want more!  I got one thing in the mail today, expecting another on Monday, and I'm chomping at the bit to see the drawings of the new RPi case with the I2C window to match the 32K/TIPI case.  The only thing that may save me is summer, the time where things usually die down a little.



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Posted Mon May 21, 2018 9:44 AM

The question that was not asked is: how much are you willing to spend on a gear for your retro computer of choice?

I have not bought anything recently, but that does not mean I'm not a junkie or unwilling to spend stupid amounts of money if the opportunity presented itself. Also, it was unclear to me if, for those making hardware, the cost of things like electronic components, prototype PCBs, etc. count as money spent on the computer? If that is the case then I easily fall into the last category.

Same goes for the question about time. Building hardware takes a lot of time, as does things like writing emulators, which is not exactly spending time using the computer directly.

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Posted Mon May 21, 2018 10:24 AM

Perhaps related to Matthews point, a poll asking "how much time do you spend producing anything TI-related in terms of software, hardware, documentation, or support".   If time is equated to money, there certainly is a lot of spending in these circles.



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Posted Mon May 21, 2018 12:11 PM

Perhaps related to Matthews point, a poll asking "how much time do you spend producing anything TI-related in terms of software, hardware, documentation, or support".   If time is equated to money, there certainly is a lot of spending in these circles.

 

Now that is an understatement!  :)  I really don't know how you guys find the time to do all these wonderful products.  There has got to be HUNDREDS of hours poured into these projects and a more than a fair amount up UPFRONT money being spent.



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Posted Fri May 25, 2018 8:55 AM

If I included the parts/prototype boards/upfront costs to stock items, I'd probably averge something between $4,000 and $5,000 a year. . .for those and my regular TI purchases.






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