QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

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QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby Chr$ » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:20 pm

Here's an interesting one with what seems to be a fairly scarce floppy interface and a Microvitec monitor:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL- ... 4031131010

Nice little setup.


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby RWAP » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:01 pm

Crikey - I obviously have not been using ebay very much - the prices of QL stuff are suddenly staggering - what happened?


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby Chr$ » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:50 pm

RWAP wrote:Crikey - I obviously have not been using ebay very much - the prices of QL stuff are suddenly staggering - what happened?

No bids on that combo yet, but it will certainly sell.

Perhaps QL originals have been undervalued previously. Perhaps more have re-discovered the QL during lockdown. Who knows. There are certainly some quite serious collectors out there. I notice when I'm either outbid on something obscure or have to go silly high to get it!


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby pjw » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:17 pm

RWAP wrote:Crikey - I obviously have not been using ebay very much - the prices of QL stuff are suddenly staggering - what happened?
The reason for this is that I recently sold all my QL hardware. I knew when I did this that the prices would shortly go through the roof. It always happens, so I usually warn my friends before I make a financial move: When I buy, they are advised to sell, and when I sell, they should buy. Its the Reverse Midas touch. So now you know ;)


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:58 pm

Hi,

I live near the sellers location, but I think it is over priced and they do not seem to know the difference between a hard drive and floppy drive...


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby tofro » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:11 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi,

I live near the sellers location, but I think it is over priced and they do not seem to know the difference between a hard drive and floppy drive...


Well it seems to be a "hard floppy" drive....


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby RWAP » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:41 pm

tofro wrote:
Well it seems to be a "hard floppy" drive....


I remember seeing some of hte old 8" floppies - after that the 3.5" disks seemed positively hard!


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby bwinkel67 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:54 pm

I'm missing something...starting bid is £99...


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby RWAP » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:42 am

bwinkel67 wrote:I'm missing something...starting bid is £99...


Yes, I don't think this is overpriced as a starting bid at all (a lot of other QL items on ebay are though in my opinion!)

This is a rare disk interface - it would be good to add details from the manual and maybe an image of teh ROMs to the Wiki / Dilwyn's site.


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Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Postby Chr$ » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:06 am

RWAP wrote:
bwinkel67 wrote:I'm missing something...starting bid is £99...


Yes, I don't think this is overpriced as a starting bid at all (a lot of other QL items on ebay are though in my opinion!)

This is a rare disk interface - it would be good to add details from the manual and maybe an image of teh ROMs to the Wiki / Dilwyn's site.


Normally that's just the kind of bat$#!^ crazy thing I'd do , but being in Germany it's not really practical to snap up an item that includes a heavy monitor. And he won't send abroad :(


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QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

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