Lardo buys another zeddy

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Lardo Boffin wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 3:02 pm I appear to be back in business! I prefer to buy them in the warm weather as I have to work on them in an unheated garage… :cry:

Not tried the printer or tapes yet but everything else works ok.
Nice external keyboard. :)
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A very nice issue one boxed and sold as working so will give it a go later.

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Edit - works nicely.

Also has a ‘rare’ 622 ROM.

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Ah so you're the one who was buying up all the ZX81's on Ebay and making it hard for me to get a decent one. :roll: :mrgreen:
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Ravenger wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 2:42 pm Ah so you're the one who was buying up all the ZX81's on Ebay and making it hard for me to get a decent one. :roll: :mrgreen:
Sorry! :oops:

In my defence it was an auction and nobody else bid!
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Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500 & 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 862)
Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA
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Lardo Boffin wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 2:57 pm Sorry! :oops:

In my defence it was an auction and nobody else bid!
You're lucky, every one I bid on had loads of other bidders. I eventually managed to get a fully refurbed one for a bit more than I wished to pay, but it's a lovely machine and I've been having great fun re-living the old days.
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Ravenger wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 3:30 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 2:57 pm Sorry! :oops:

In my defence it was an auction and nobody else bid!
You're lucky, every one I bid on had loads of other bidders. I eventually managed to get a fully refurbed one for a bit more than I wished to pay, but it's a lovely machine and I've been having great fun re-living the old days.
Its going to end up as a fully refurbished one (16K internal RAM, new keyboard, caps, voltage regulator, ZX8-CCB) at some point. This takes a few hours and does cost a few pounds - typically just over £30 of parts plus the zeddy itself (and ebay taking just over 10% of the sale). More if there are missing feet or screws etc.
I don’t know about others but I rarely make much on refurbs. I do enjoy doing it though!

Its only really worth bidding on ones that finish in the middle of a week day.
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Meanwhile back at one of Lardo's smaller ZX81 renovation plants....
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Moggy wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 1:49 pm Meanwhile back at one of Lardo's smaller ZX81 renovation plants....
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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A toilet break?!!! Norma is fired!
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TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
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OY Norma's my wife you mean sod!! :lol:
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