German QL, free post.

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German QL, free post.

Postby Chr$ » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:56 pm

This is not outrageous for a German QL inc PSU and free postage (within Germany).

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Sinclair-QL-mit ... 3184640067

Apparently it works but there is only one pic and very little info.


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Re: German QL, free post.

Postby RalfR » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:10 pm

What a price.... The problem is: If people buy that, the price range seems to get higher on and on.


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Re: German QL, free post.

Postby Chr$ » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:18 pm

RalfR wrote:What a price.... The problem is: If people buy that, the price range seems to get higher on and on.

That seems to be consistently about what they 'can' go for (German version). I think that's pretty fair really, assuming it does work properly in every way - not just the boot screen appears! The seller really isn't doing himself any favours with just the short description and single pic - I bet if it had more pics and a better write up that it would be gone by now.


Collector of original and some newer QL related computers, accessories and software even though I don't understand how any of them work.
Original BBQL's: 3x German, 1x UK model (plus quite a bit of other old stuff)
Custom AT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
PC with QXLII card installed
Q68 also present

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Re: German QL, free post.

Postby RalfR » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:25 pm

Well, the price is 4x to that, what I have paid in Deutsche Mark, when I bought my QL at Vobis in Aachen at 1985. And then it was new, not 24 years old.


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Re: German QL, free post.

Postby Chr$ » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:39 pm

RalfR wrote:Well, the price is 4x to that, what I have paid in Deutsche Mark, when I bought my QL at Vobis in Aachen at 1985. And then it was new, not 24 years old.

A Ferrari bought in 1985 and still in working condition in 2020 with average use would also cost more than the price when new ;). Supply and demand. There is relatively small demand for QLs, but also not much supply, so by no means are the values consistent, but if someone wants a German QL they aren't always easy to find and they usually will pay 200+.


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Original BBQL's: 3x German, 1x UK model (plus quite a bit of other old stuff)
Custom AT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
PC with QXLII card installed
Q68 also present

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Re: German QL, free post.

Postby bwinkel67 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:26 pm

A US power supply was selling for $115 on eBay in the US. It was up for a day and not it's gone. It's not even in the completed/sold listing items so someone may have made them a better offer and they pulled the sale. I't was scratched up and not really worth it considering Charlie Ingley is creating stylish replacements for something under $30 that will work universally.


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Re: German QL, free post.

Postby Chr$ » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:00 pm

bwinkel67 wrote:and not really worth it considering Charlie Ingley is creating stylish replacements for something under $30 that will work universally.


I'm looking forward to those. But they're not ready yet, so time to sell all your spare PSU's quickly! I expect people will still want to have the originals though to some degree, but they will come down in price with a newer, better one available.


Collector of original and some newer QL related computers, accessories and software even though I don't understand how any of them work.
Original BBQL's: 3x German, 1x UK model (plus quite a bit of other old stuff)
Custom AT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
PC with QXLII card installed
Q68 also present

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Re: German QL, free post.

Postby Chr$ » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:08 am

The eBay seller has put this one up to 299 Euros now (from 249). He must have seen me sell a UK version for 220 (that was fully sorted with a nicer desc, more pics and some fully tested extras).


Collector of original and some newer QL related computers, accessories and software even though I don't understand how any of them work.
Original BBQL's: 3x German, 1x UK model (plus quite a bit of other old stuff)
Custom AT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
PC with QXLII card installed
Q68 also present

Ask me about near NOS re-felted good quality Microdrive Carts - many available.

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