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Wanted: TRS-80 Model III or 4

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I'm looking for a TRS-80 Model III, 4, or 4P (preferably a 4) in good working condition. Extra accessories and games a plus. Here's what I have for trade:

 

 

 

Atari 5200

  • Nearly complete Atari 5200 boxed collection (only missing some of the rarest ones like BBSB, DSB, and Zaxxon although I have the last two loose)
  • Atari 5200 REI Starcon joystick (less than 50 were made I believe)
  • Atari 5200 Mastplay Interface (NIB)
  • Various other 5200 items (2600 adapter, various 3rd party controllers, etc.)

 

Spectravideo SV-328

  • Spectravideo SV-328 system (NTSC) with F18a for VGA output (can still do composite and RF)
  • SV-903 Cassette Drive
  • SV-601 Super Expander with SV-801 Disk Drive card
  • Lots of programs on cassette (with liner inserts)
  • Just Write jr cartridge boxed

 

Astrocade

  • Working Astrocade system with Ward Shrake Multicart and 4 joysticks (with numbers 1-4 stickers)

 

Intellivision

  • Boxed US Intellivision ECS computer (missing power supply)
  • Boxed US Music Synthesizer
  • Atari 2600 adapter (system changer)

 

Atari 8-Bit

  • Lots of boxed and loose games. Ask for current list.

IBM PCjr

  • Demon Attack cartridge (loose)
  • Pitfall II cartridge (CIB)
  • River Raid cartridge (CIB)
  • various other boxed PCjr games, ask for list.

C128D

  • 128DCR (NTSC) in very nice condition with keyboard
  • Jiffy Dos installed (with on/off switch in back)
  • Drive select switches on back (select device 8, 9, 10, or 11)
  • SID chip resistor mod so voice samples play at the correct volume

 

Apple IIGS

  • ROM 01 Apple IIGS with monitor, keyboard, and mouse (battery replaced and works

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Interesting... the topic say's it's blocked, but yet you were still able to...


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Good luck finding one in good shape!


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I guess it's only locked it you view it without being logged in. I'm just not used to seeing that where I normally hang out...

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Must be because it's in the Marketplace forum. Weird.

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I'm noticing that too when you're not logged in. Says topic is locked.

 

Anyway... listed my Model III on eBay Saturday night and it sold the next day for $348. Now you know what they're worth Matt! ;)

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I'm noticing that too when you're not logged in. Says topic is locked.

 

Anyway... listed my Model III on eBay Saturday night and it sold the next day for $348. Now you know what they're worth Matt! ;)

And it only took you three years to sell yours. :P

 

In all honesty, it depends on the condition and number of drives and memory. The price range seems to be $150-$400 and everything in between (seriously, these things are all over the place). Then again if I wanted to pay ebay prices, I would have bought one off ebay. I'm more than willing to wait for one that I can trade/deal for. It's not like they're rare or anything.

 

I know the second I get a new one mine will come back from being fixed. Oh well, then I'll have a spare I guess.

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And it only took you three years to sell yours. :P

 

Nah, wasn't really trying. Listed here and there, on and off type of thing. :)

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<< THIS ONE >> Was a real good deal. He even had a MAKE OFFER on it, but it expired. I'd keep an eye on it to see if it's re-listed. Better yet, contact the guy and make an offer on it now.

 

I wanted to buy this one myself, but alas I have no room for one and really do not need another old system to shovel money into.

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Where are you located? I ask because the shipping costs will be a big part of it. I have a couple model 4's...

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I'm in SE Michigan (also know as the Ethereal Plane of Atrii)

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Hi Tempest,

 

I do have two of them... Neither are 100%, though. One has 80-track drives, but the OS expects to boot off 40-track, so I have to make custom boot disks for it. The other one I need to check, the power supply may have gone.

 

Do you like to do repairs or do you want 100% working out of the box? :)

 

It would probably cost upwards of $100 to ship one is the thing...

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I have also been looking for a model 3, but shipping is outrageous. :)

 

There was one on eBay not long ago in good condition... Shipping was $90.

 

Anyway, good luck in your search. You have some excellent items for trade there!

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Yeah I've passed on a few from places that were too far away like California. I'm also being somewhat picky since TRS-80's aren't all that rare (unlike something like a Sorcerer) so I've also passed on some that required major repair (dead monitors, or disk drives). I just don't have the skills to repair them.

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I've been offered a 4P. Oddly enough they don't seem to go for nearly what a regular 4 goes for, any reason for this? Other than the smaller screen and missing cassette port I'm not really seeing a down side to the 4P.

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I've been offered a 4P. Oddly enough they don't seem to go for nearly what a regular 4 goes for, any reason for this? Other than the smaller screen and missing cassette port I'm not really seeing a down side to the 4P.

 

Not really, other than the Model III ROM having to be loaded off disk and the lack of a cassette port (which doesn't let you plug in an amplifier and get sound/speech in the games that support it). I like the 4P, but I think many TRS-80 fans prefer the original Model I design for nostalgic reasons or the all-in-one look/ergonomics of the III and 4 (for me it's the latter).

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Not really, other than the Model III ROM having to be loaded off disk and the lack of a cassette port (which doesn't let you plug in an amplifier and get sound/speech in the games that support it). I like the 4P, but I think many TRS-80 fans prefer the original Model I design for nostalgic reasons or the all-in-one look/ergonomics of the III and 4 (for me it's the latter).

Yeah I like the III and 4's look over the 4P's for sure.

 

I never thought about the sound issue. For some reason I was thinking that it plugged into one of the other ports. That might be a deal breaker because some of the games had pretty neat sounds.

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