So after 2 months of deliberation and repeatedly setting up my PCjr and taking it back down I have finally decided that it needs to go to another home. It just doesn't get used enough here, and it languishes in the closet only to be taken down after about a week of set-up. I keep buying other computers that push it back on the priority list, and not having it displayed or used is just stupid. So I'm accepting offers on it.
This PCjr collection was purchased from an internal employee at IBM Corp's sales division. It was a show model used for presentation to prospective clientele during the run of the PCjr and contains LOTS of proprietary, internal IBM Corp. software and documentation. Almost everything has some form of "INTERNAL USE ONLY FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES" sticker on it and an IBM internal stores library number. There is a demo-only version of Lotus 123 on cartridge that I believe is a pre-release internal software version. There is tons of documentation and quite a bit of near-impossible to find software. Here is what my collection contains:
IBM PCjr with 384K RAM (2 128K sidecars and built-in 64K with 64K expansion card)
IBM PCjr keyboard (not the chiclet one but the good one)
The system is CIB. I also have a PCjr printer I can add to it, it's loose and I don't have the connector for it.
PC Pool Challenge
Trivia 101 Introductory Course
TV and Cinema 101: Trivia from Talkies to Trekkies
Zyll: A Text Adventure Game
These were all the "Entertainment Series" red-stripe boxes.
Adventures in Math
These are the Education Series, or "green stripe" bokes.
Adenture in Serenia
Arithmetic Games Set 1
Casino Games (both v1 and v1.5, documentation shows difference)
Learning to Program in BASIC
Arithmetic Games Set 2
These are all the brown and gray vinyl disk holders. They didn't come in boxes and were sold in little vinyl disk/manual holders. Each of these is complete in holder.
Dos & DOS 2.10 are both in their big box versions, CIB.
I have a bunch of loose disks, but the most notable of them are the internal IBM stuff, such as Lotus 1-2-3 Help & Utility and Tutorial disks, IBM PCjr Sales Training Disks, a color printer demonstration for use in the company, and an internal IBM pre-release DOS 2.1 version with memory expansion.
These are all included in disk holders with the IBM employee's name on them. The big kahuna is a cartridge version of Lotus 1-2-3 that is "DEMO ONLY, NOT FOR RESALE". This is an internal IBM version of Lotus used to demonstrate it to prospective sales clients and cannot be found anywhere else. One-of-a-kind, I am told.
Included books are the PCjr Guide to Operations with some internal IBM information in it (I'm not sure how much, I haven't gone through it), Turtle Power Activity Book, Turtle Power Thinker's Guide, Hands-On BASIC, BASIC Made Easy for the IBM PCjr, and Learning to Use DOS 2.00, LOGO: Programming with Turtle Graphics. Almost all of these books are stamped with internal IBM-only stickers with library numbers for the company on them.
This stuff was purchased directly from a former IBM employee so I've learned quite a bit about it through communication with him, but I don't know all the pieces. I know all of it was used internally but can't verify how "different" it is from other software, because I don't have release versions to compare everything to. This stuff is directly from source so I know it's accurate.
If I can think of anything else I will add it. PM if you want pictures or anything, there are just too many pictures I'd have to take to show it all. I am most interested in selling this as a lot but will part out for the right prices.
I will only ship this UPS. It is big, bulky, and UPS Ground will take better care of it than the USPS will. This stuff has never shown up for sale in a collector circle before to the best of my knowledge so I know it's very unique and very rare. I'm accepting offers for it. PM me for any additional information or questions or even for pictures. Thanks!
EDIT: For the record I don't WANT to sell this. I think it's really cool and it's one of the hugest, coolest, most amazing collections I've ever gotten my hands on. But it's heavy as hell and will be boxed like no tomorrow for moving when we move, and I think it can get enough money to really help us move when the time comes. As I said above, I don't use it enough for it to be in my hands, and the money has a bigger purpose in my life right now, sadly.
Here are a couple basic pictures of the system and the software. I will take more detailed pictures if anyone asks.
Obviously only the PCjr software is included and the 130XE w/ monitor stays at my house.