Only available in white…

So, flying through various ebay sections late the other night I noticed a very nice old machine, one that I have wanted for a very long time, about to end it’s auction – there was about 40 seconds to go.

The beautiful lady in question can sell upwards of £400 for a very nice machine. A dented and bashed around version normally fetches at least £80-£100.

Well this one was definitely bashed around, but it was still at £40. Well it would be rude not to, wouldn’t it?

So in I jumped with £60, and promptly the auction ended with me winning this fantastic little machine for £48. I… just… couldn’t believe it!

I had it… I owned it… I squealed like a girl!  🙂

I’ve wanted one for so long. My regular reader will tell the other not-so-regular reader that I am a big fan of old Sinclair machines, in particular the Zx81. But this was one better…

This is the holy grail of Sinclair machines… this… was… a… a… a… ZX80

And here she is…

zx80 04032013

It is just a thing of beauty. Now the joint-2nd favourite piece in my entire collection.

Now, all I need is a Research Machines 380Z to become available for less than £100 and my life will  be complete.

Happy days for me!

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4 Responses to Only available in white…

  1. Fan-smegging-tastic! Great buy! Gutted that I missed it myself.
    Does she work?

    • smuggsy says:

      Hello mate, sorry I beat you to it 🙂
      i think it works! It warms up nicely, makes a nice cooking smell and a fuzzy blur on the old CRT – but I can’t tune it in completely. Gutted really, would love to have some fun programming with half a K of RAM 😀

  2. aliennerd says:

    Nice catch! Do you have a Memotech? I wanna Memotech MTX muchly but they’re going for silly money these days.

    • smuggsy says:

      I don’t actually have an MTX but it is on my watchlist. As you say, they can go for stupid money so you just have to get lucky sometimes!

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