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Price check on a new 130XE?

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Hey guys,

I've had an 130XE laying around years that I presume is new. It doesn't have the box, but has the lower styrofoam insert and everything that goes in it. Including a flawless system still in the factory bag and tape, power cable, video cable, modulator, and I believe also the manual.

 

Could anyone let me know what this might be worth? I'll try and snap some pics soon.

 

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id check ebay by searching "130XE" then clicking "sold listings". you can find out what people are actually prepared to pay.

due to aging, 130XEs commonly suffer from RAM failure and keyboard mylar failure so make sure you test yours before you sell it to avoid any aggro

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I imagine an unadulterated 130XE might be upwards of $150.  Not having the original packing materials would hurt the value somewhat even though by the XE era Atari had pretty boring boxes for almost everything.

The other issue that might be present is the power supply could be dead or overvolt so it'd be an idea to test before using it.

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Try looking on the AmiBay forum as well... they often have Atari 8-bit gear for sale, and if you don't intend to sell the machine in an auction and want to set a price, you'll get a good idea of what a sane private sale asking price is.

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Probably the hardest is to get it into the hands of a true Atarian that will cherish the machine and its history.

 

Mike

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Thanks guys :)

 

Turns out I'm a dummy who remembered wrong. It isn't the 130XE that's new, it's a 600XL. Goes to show I shouldn't post at 1AM without thinking LOL

 

I'm guessing that changes things. 600XLs seem to be worth a bit more from sold listings on eBay, does that sound accurate? Do they have the same potential keyboard membrane issues?

 

A bit hesitant to unwrap it given how long it's been sealed and its historical value.

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Posted (edited)

(consolidated in above post)

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600XLs dont have the RAM or keyboard issues of the XE models. XLs are generally more robust than XEs

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The US models didn't have external monitor port and these only have 16k.  Easy to do a 64k RAM upgrade on them though.  So they are RF which is not very good.  130XE would fetch a lot more $.

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Well... I also listed a pristing 130XE for sale :)

Just reversed in my head which one was actually new.

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A side note on the power supplies. I would not use *any* original PSU's if you obtain a good working Atari 8-bit computer. Modern replacements are cheap. I think I paid $20 for mine from Brewing Academy.

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