Maybe if it was new.... and I've seen an open/new one go for that much. $202.50? Welcome to the bid wars, probably between two or three bidders, and people who decided to look for them this week rather than last week. Or last month. Or next month. The only thing that separates this auction from others is it's clean, and has the boxes/manuals. From what I've seen, the high end of a boxed/complete system is usually around $125. And that's more than it's worth IMO.Is this a good price for this? Comes with the original box and manuals.
Is this a good price for this? Comes with the original box and manuals.
No idea. If you're after an HX, keep a look out. I've seen several close out around the $30-50USD mark over the last few months. Unless you're after a nice, complete system to look on a shelf and be pretty rather than one to be used - and if you are, that's ok! This is probably the auction you want!
I think you're meaning an IBM 5150 or 5170? Not much is special about them other then being an all-in-one keyboard system. They're ok if you have good specs on them but otherwise sorta an odd duck to update and mine was a bit of a PITA. Basically not enough RAM (384K) to do half the crap I'd like and a 3.5" other than a 5.25" drive so most of the stuff it CAN run it has too new of a drive for lol. Then DOS on the rom is interesting but it's a low version and also not new enough to be too useful (think it's DOS 2.x something?). Could just be I'm not using it right though.
Oh.. right.. my other point. I say this a lot but if you want a better price but longer hunt I'd consider searching around craigslist and perhaps searching around cities near-by.
I went looking for parts awhile ago to build a Plus cable, but was unable to find the 62-pin female connector for the Memory Board. Were you able to find the 62-pin female crimp connector? - Closest that I could find was 64-pin connectors, which work great with my after-market memory board, but not with my Tandy memory board as the Tandy has a 62-pin full housing and will only accept a 62-pin header (at least without modifying it, which I didn't want to do)Just gotta find a way to get a serial port in it. Ordered the parts to convert the plus header into a regular ISA header and i'll jam in an old RS232 card.... with any luck maybe I can rig up a VGA board as well. Since TV out really stinks.