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I think we need a modernized version of ZeroZap. 😛 "ZeroZap - the way it should have been"

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2 minutes ago, Omega-TI said:

Fresh case, but the price stinks.

Someone thinks a fresh case makes it worth 400 bucks I don't think so how about a fresh case might make it worth 50 bucks more that's all I would pay extra for a super clean case maybe. Depending on when I got my stimulus

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Now watch southebys say, "here, we HAUV an empty ti-99/4a BOX" look at that marvelous photo, no creases, starting bid, $75,000 do I here $75,010?   

 

Next we HAUV a ti-99. Do I here, $75.00 going once....

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That seller has had NOS TI things up for sale for at least five years now. Mostly consoles, cartridges, and speech synthesizers. All are pulled from original cases as shipped from TI BITD. Not sure where they got them, but they started selling stuff at about the same time Zach started selling items from the Dhein's hoard.

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The TI cardboard boxes like the ones he pictures with the new cartridges remind me of the day the semi trailer from TI pulled up behind the 'mall' where Cecure had their shop.   We filled rooms with stacks of consoles, monitors, cartridges, CC40, PEBs, and all sorts of other original, NOS items.  I didn't want to see another "TI cardboard box" for a very long time and I was quite happy that I was dedicated to Myarc repair work, not 800- number warranty repairs/fulfillment. 

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Monitors were the worst I guess aside from the heavy Peb cases, but we endured the same crap at opening of casino's and citibank LV back in the day, setting up 8086 machines and monitors for those bussinesses, I shrunk by 4" those years from carrying one after another after another, and then in 2000 dumping pallets among pallets of computers, monitors and anything else off the 4th floor hallway dock into the oversized dumpsters below..

That was just one of the memory lanes I can think of..

 

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19 hours ago, RickyDean said:

What makes it worse, is the ad stated "4 sold".

I cannot remember who it was, but a few years back there used to be someone selling TI stuff, that after he sold a couple he would raise the price, making it look like people actually paid the obscene amount, which they didn't.  I considered it quite deceptive.

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Yeah I'm sure some fake sellers for sure, no one tells the truth anymore. I know, because I've forked out $$$ for bad stuff twice last year...I'm a sucker. But the Geneve is alive, once again...

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59 minutes ago, acadiel said:

I don’t think the printer is *that* good.  Yeah, “what the market will bear,” blah blah.... but still.

 

6 minutes ago, GDMike said:

And they have the tenacity to charge 25 for shipping

 

Yeah, posts like that get just enough attention to pass on by.  

 

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1 hour ago, acadiel said:

Eek.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Texas-Instruments-TI-99-4a-Computer-PHP1900-SOLID-STATE-PRINTER-w-Paper-Roll-/143918430735?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
 

I don’t think the printer is *that* good.  Yeah, “what the market will bear,” blah blah.... but still.

But it comes with two rolls of the original paper. . .that makes it priceless. :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

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On 1/5/2021 at 7:50 PM, InsaneMultitasker said:

Yeah, that seller has ridiculous pricing as a general rule. That said, I have purchased some items from them before, not TI I don't think, and have noticed that they tend to accept offers well below their asking price. By way of example, one of the hardest to find first-party Bally Astrocade cartridges, Solar Conquerer, was listed for $150. I offered $50 and they accepted. I agree that the absurdly high list prices are obnoxious, but just thought I'd offer my experience in case it helps anyone get something they want at a more reasonable price from this seller.

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On 12/13/2020 at 6:22 AM, fabrice montupet said:

Not sure that bidding on this auction is a good idea. This diagnostic interface was surely made using the schematic that appears in : http://ftp.whtech.com/user groups/Sydney Australia/TIsHUG-1987-04.pdf

The current price is already overrated, the making of it is very cheap.

 

I just got the Diagnostic device in the mail. It is, in fact, an original TI RAM Trap made in late 1979 or early 1980, as I suspected when looking at the auction. That gives me the last missing piece to be able to recreate them (the EPROM code in usable form, assuming there's no bit rot). The circuit card it was assembled on was purpose-made by TI for the RAM Trap. The case is interesting too. The door is glued closed, and the bottom stamp space is a completely smooth, blank plate with no identification data at all. Definitely a good purchase. . .

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I got about 30 speech ROMs with it as well--so I could actually use one of them to make a mutant Speech Synthesizer to put into my original beige case. . .without sacrificing an original speech synthesizer to harvest the chip.

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