Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

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Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by exxos » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:48 pm

I guess more of a "pre for sale" topic..

I do have some MEGA ST's which I plan to sell.. Though before I start testing them out, is there generally any interest in them ? and generally what price they go for ? I have probably 4 of these machines, they are just taking up space and don't plan doing anything with them..

..and no, I don't have any keyboards for them :)
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Re: Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by Forgottenmyname » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:05 pm

They seem to fetch a lot more in europe than over here on Ebay but then you also get the ridiculous listings like one for £275 with monitor etc, think that might be for sale for a while....... quiet a while.

I might be interested in another but will depend on the price of course.

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Re: Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by exxos » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:25 pm

I guess it depends if they work and what condition they are in as well.

I'm not looking to hold out for maximum price for this stuff. I'm just pushed for space more than anything and just need to declutter a bit and get some funds in.
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Re: Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by troed » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:32 pm

Without keyboard, around 80 euro for a 4MB one.

They're quite popular, but acquiring the keyboards can be a bit daunting. I only have one Mega ST keyboard for mine, and two Mega STE keyboards (for three Mega STs and one Mega STE)

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Re: Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by JezC » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:53 pm

I'd definitely be interested in a Mega...I do have a keyboard for one already (bought for using with my Falcon in its DeskTopper case) though price is part of the consideration, it'd be much easier to find a space for the Mega system unit compared to a normal ST case.

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Re: Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by Atarian Computing » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:15 pm

troed wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Without keyboard, around 80 euro for a 4MB one.

They're quite popular, but acquiring the keyboards can be a bit daunting. I only have one Mega ST keyboard for mine, and two Mega STE keyboards (for three Mega STs and one Mega STE)
Yes, that's a typical going rate. But I've managed to score all mine with keyboards for way less than that.

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Re: Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by Forgottenmyname » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:18 pm

It does depend on condition.

I bought a working mega 4 with keyboard for £60, then a broken one without for £30 but it just needed Ram.

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Re: Interest in MEGA ST machines ?

Post by troed » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:44 pm

Well I bought a broken Mega 4 as well for 20 euro two weeks ago that only needed a new GLUE, but that you don't know until afterwards ;)

The going rate I posted above would be for the general retro market in Sweden. I've paid upwards of 120 euro for a nice one with a proper Mega ST keyboard.

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