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From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Tue Aug 3 11:47:16 1999

On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Hans Franke wrote:

> A 99/4A can range from USD 2,- (just the unit in used condition)
> up to USD 30-70 (New, unused, original packed, never opened with
> no damages on the box). PS: The white units may score way higher

Hans, I don't know about you wacky Germans, but any American paying
USD$30-70 for a TI-99/4a in ANY condition would be a fool and a half.
Maybe if it was gold plated, or the President used it to fondle an intern,
then maybe. But I just passed up on two TI-99/4a's in the box without
even a second thought.

New, unused, original packaging and never opened with no damage to the box
is not hard to find (ok, except for "never opened", but still). Maybe

> in Europe, since they never where sold in masses over here. PPS:
> a Ti 99/4 (no A) will also range higher, especialy when in mint/
> unused condition.

I just paid $90 for future reference. A bit more than I wanted to pay but
then how many 99/4's does one come across? In my experience of collecting
for many years, the answer is not many at all.

> A Timex/Sinclair may earn you USD 2-5 (used, with PS) or score
> a whooping USD 50,- as a new never opened box.

Repeat same discussion as above. You can buy new ZX-81's from that zebra
website for US$29 or whatever it is.

> Well, it's up to you.

That's the ultimate price indicator.

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