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Found a Texas Instruments TI-5130 Calculator at my local thrift store. It seems to be fully operational (besides the printer which needs paper and ink).

 

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3 minutes ago, Magmavision2000 said:

Found a Texas Instruments TI-5130 Calculator at my local thrift store. It seems to be fully operational (besides the printer which needs paper and ink).

 

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You sure it's not a thermal printer? 

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7 minutes ago, DragonGrafx-16 said:

You sure it's not a thermal printer? 

According to datamath.org, it's an Impact printer. 

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On 11/25/2019 at 6:29 PM, 0078265317 said:

Found a pair of these at goodwill for 7 bucks.  But did not realize they are only 10 watts.

 

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10-watt speakers are no slouch for computer speakers.  They won't rattle the house but they'll give you a good performance there on your desktop.  I still use a pair of Yamaha 10-watt speakers from the '90s for my computer speakers.

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Just added this one to the list of things you can be thankful that national chain stores with their internal listings don't leave room for variants.  This here is Doom for the PS1 in a non-long box, but also not greatest hits.  Currently there's one sold copy in the history on ebay, and no active, it rarely turns up and lists in the top 4 most difficult non-greatest hits black label games on the system along with MK3.  Sale today was 20% off so, that was a $16 pick up for keeps! (My old copy sits under it, won't be keeping that now.)

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No picture, I went back, and I grabbed another I didn't realize until after I left was a harder to come by black label non-longbox variant -- Magic Carpet for all of $12 and it's in amazing shape too.  An old favorite I'd play a lot in the DOS era so that's a nice bonus too (as is Doom.)

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A local facebook marketplace post has various older computer equipment with what looked like a coco 1. I asked how much and he said $20 so i said sure. He posted close up pics and it turned out to be a kind of rare TRS-80 Videotex which was a terminal for accessing CompuServe or the Dow, things like that.

 

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13 hours ago, AtariLeaf said:

A local facebook marketplace post has various older computer equipment with what looked like a coco 1. I asked how much and he said $20 so i said sure. He posted close up pics and it turned out to be a kind of rare TRS-80 Videotex which was a terminal for accessing CompuServe or the Dow, things like that.

 

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That's pretty cool.  Rat Shack made a bunch of variants of the CoCo1, but this is one I hadn't seen before.  Does it boot straight to the Videotex screen?  Can you get to the normal BASIC screen?

 

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51 minutes ago, krslam said:

That's pretty cool.  Rat Shack made a bunch of variants of the CoCo1, but this is one I hadn't seen before.  Does it boot straight to the Videotex screen?  Can you get to the normal BASIC screen?

 

Nope right to that screen. It's a nice collector's piece but not functional to a gamer like me

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7 hours ago, AtariLeaf said:

Nope right to that screen. It's a nice collector's piece but not functional to a gamer like me

So what happens if you put a regular game cart in?  Or is there no cartridge slot?

 

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No cart slot. You can tell they used a standard coco 1 case but covered the non functional areas like the cart port and joystick ports with pieces of of the same battleship grey plastic

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On 12/11/2019 at 7:24 PM, AtariLeaf said:

A local facebook marketplace post has various older computer equipment with what looked like a coco 1. I asked how much and he said $20 so i said sure. He posted close up pics and it turned out to be a kind of rare TRS-80 Videotex which was a terminal for accessing CompuServe or the Dow, things like that.

Yep, the Videotex is kind of rare. I think basically instead of having BASIC in ROM, they put in the contents of the Videotex cartridge. That would mean it's 300 baud only, as there is no UART, so it uses the horizontal interrupt as a 25x clock for 300 baud. The interrupt takes up a good chunk of CPU time; I once rigged up that driver to work with BASIC, old school BBS style, and it really lagged things.

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Kind of happy about this, but earlier found Axiom Verge Multiverse Edition on Switch for $20.  For that price, even if I don't care about fluff extras that's just nice.

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17 hours ago, Tanooki said:

Kind of happy about this, but earlier found Axiom Verge Multiverse Edition on Switch for $20.  For that price, even if I don't care about fluff extras that's just nice.

I got the original PC steelbook release at Game Stop for like $5. 

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Not exactly a thrift find.  But went to homegoods today.  Found this box for 15 dollars.  I know its a lot bit it just fits my atari 5200.  Except couple inches on the side.

 

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Not exactly a thrift find, but I still got a few items for pretty cheap at my local video game store.

CIB Sega Genesis Mortal Kombat, CIB Virtua Racing, 4 MTG cards(1998 Pacifism, 1998 Rejuvenate, 2003 Guilty Consience, and 2007 Quiet Disrepair) all for $20. Not the worst prices.

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Found two ingot style power supplies together at a local thrift.  I never expected to see two of these potentially destructive epoxy blocks together and for two different classic computers!  Adding to the mystery, the Atari ingot sports a "Recoton" label, with otherwise correct pinouts.  Extra pins were missing from the DIN, but a couple of power and ground pins were present.  At $2.99 each, I passed on the Recoton and grabbed the C64 with plans to bypass 5 volts and use the 9vac line.

 

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First time posting in this thread, But $2.99 for a full wavebird kit.🤑

$6.99 for the Kinect and $2.50(half off!) for the cell phone.

Haven't tested the game stuff, but the phone works and I can still use It on my Ting service.:roll:

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16 minutes ago, H454 said:

First time posting in this thread, But $2.99 for a full wavebird kit.🤑

$6.99 for the Kinect and $2.50(half off!) for the cell phone.

Haven't tested the game stuff, but the phone works and I can still use It on my Ting service.:roll:

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Is that 360 kinect or one kinect?

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2 hours ago, 0078265317 said:

Is that 360 kinect or one kinect?

360. I think I need adapter to use with my 360(face plate model).

 

I think this is the in-between one with single connector for the last models of the 360.

Savers / Unique usually have at least one every other time I've been there lately. And under $10.

I was at one last night that had 4 Kinects sitting in a pile behind the counter.

 

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Just found this at a Rescue Mission for $10

Still looking for more info about it.

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