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#4201 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 23, 2017 7:28 PM

Fun Fact, MPP went bankrupt and the owners bought the company back when it was liquidated. They renamed it Supra and went on to become a leading modem manufacturer.



#4202 toddtmw OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 24, 2017 4:00 PM

This looks like a decent deal:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...t-/262994058266

 

It was!!

Just got it today. Everything works, but I doubt I'll ever be able to find an ink wheel for the 1027...



#4203 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 3:18 PM

Retards need to be kicked off ebay.

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#4204 toddtmw OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 3:20 PM

I think that is pretty common with the original 800, isn't it?

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 3:31 PM

I think that is pretty common with the original 800, isn't it?

Yes, but when you pay over $40 for shipping and get it in a box the same size as the computer with no padding...

 

The power supply was put in on top of the keyboard so it just pounded the s#!t out of it in transit. I'm surprised the case isn't in pieces.



#4206 Stephen ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 3:33 PM

Retards need to be kicked off earth

FTFY



#4207 toddtmw OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 3:37 PM

Yes, but when you pay over $40 for shipping and get it in a box the same size as the computer with no padding...

 

The power supply was put in on top of the keyboard so it just pounded the s#!t out of it in transit. I'm surprised the case isn't in pieces.

 

Okay. Yeah, that deserves some negative feedback.

 

I bought an Atari 800, 2 1050's, a 1027 printer, the atari daisy wheel printer, all the power supplies and 4 sio cables and the shipping on all that was $29. The package was 53 pounds and as far as I can tell, it was shipped overnight.



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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 4:00 PM

Retards need to be kicked off ebay.

Are they broken off or just popped off.

 

If popped off and everything is operational, leave neutral feedback and state how bad the shipping was..



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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 4:45 PM

Retards need to be kicked off ebay.

what a dick (the seller). They knew when they dropped that big ol'power supply on top of it that it would damage it. Really, have they never shipped anything before.

This makes me want to stalk them and when they purchase something online intercept it and beat the hell out of it, re-packing poorly :) And see if it bothers them.



#4210 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 4:50 PM

Are they broken off or just popped off.

As far as I can tell, popped off (I haven't messed with it yet), but on these Hi Tek and Stackpole keyboards, impact to the keys causes the corners of the plungers to split open and then the keys fall out easily from then on.



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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 5:00 PM

Ugh.  I bought a 600XL from someone on Ebay that was packaged terribly.  Power supply brick and 600XL - no bubble wrap, both loose inside of a crappy 1970s briefcase, which was tossed into a cardboard box with a little bit of bubble wrap (?!).

 

Needless to say the 600XL showed up rather beat up.  Space bar smashed off, scratches on the smoked plastic, scuffs and scrapes.  :mad:



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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 5:35 PM

Retards need to be kicked off ebay.

 

Request a refund.



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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 5:43 PM

As far as I can tell, popped off (I haven't messed with it yet), but on these Hi Tek and Stackpole keyboards, impact to the keys causes the corners of the plungers to split open and then the keys fall out easily from then on.

 

Honestly, I don't think it's just impact - I think the plastic shrinks with age and the stress concentration in the corners causes them to crack. I have two 800's, one of them bought locally boxed in original Styrofoam, neither of them subject to impact so far as I know, and of them have corner cracks in all or nearly-all of the plungers. As I said in another thread just today, if any Atari fan wins Saturday's $275M Poweball lottery, they should fund development and manufacture of replacement 800 keyboards. :( 



#4214 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 6:38 PM

Well, I've calmed down now. I'm surprised it made it with the case intact. However, it only has 16K so I need to track down some memory.



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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 8:10 PM

Well, I've calmed down now. I'm surprised it made it with the case intact. However, it only has 16K so I need to track down some memory.


Check your messages. :-)


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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 8:51 PM

last few things I've bought from evil bay arrived either trashed do to packing, or were trashed before packing.... it's hard to believe the crap shoot of epay could get worse... but it has...

 

sorry to hear you got dumped on by yet another poor transaction... I am about to give negative feedback on an item myself...


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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 7:54 PM

I always ask the seller to pack to prevent shipping damage and suggest the best way to do so for the specific item. So many sellers just ignore it and throw the items in a box or worse a bubble-lope then they slap a label on it and ship it. I even had an AA member take it personally and complained because I suggested proper packing for the items I bought even though I suggest proper packing methods to every seller. I've even sent extra $ for proper packing to prevent the hassle of damaged items. You never know and hurting their feelings is better than getting a rare item smashed to peaces because of poor packing.



#4218 toddtmw OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 27, 2017 6:10 PM

Just bought my third Atari computer in as many weeks. This one is a 130XE upgraded to 320.

#4219 Stephen ONLINE  

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Posted Sat May 27, 2017 7:27 PM

Just bought my third Atari computer in as many weeks. This one is a 130XE upgraded to 320.

And so it begins!



#4220 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 7:30 PM

Just bought my third Atari computer in as many weeks. This one is a 130XE upgraded to 320.

Like I said before.... if you need anything, don't hesitate......

 

But damn dude...... ;)



#4221 toddtmw OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 7:52 PM

Hoping to get my Sio2pc on Tuesday...




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