IBM PC-JX (was: Reiability of wrong media)

From: John Amirault <>
Date: Mon Jan 25 16:46:51 1999

I may be interested in one of the CPU's with a keyboard. If you have any
manuals I would appreciate a copy. I think that this is the same as an IBM
PCJR. If I am incorrect please let me know. I collect IBM PCJR's and would
like to have one from another country. Please let me know what the shipping
charge is. Also please let me have a list of wanted computers as I have a
Salvation Army Store about one half hour from my house. I am in the north
east corner of Pennsylvania, USA. Please contact me direct email to set up
shipping arrangements, my email address is >

John Amirault
-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Guerney <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Sunday, January 24, 1999 6:23 AM
Subject: Re: IBM PC-JX (was: Reiability of wrong media)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) <>
>>How many know about the IBM PC-JX? It had 5.25" 720K drives!
>>Never sold in the U.S., just Japan and Australia?
>Hmmm ... never sold in the US....I'll not dwell on the obvious about
>collecting a load of JX systems that were used in some schools here and
>selling them on e-bay ;)
>Do you US collectors want these machines? I don't collect IBM PC's,
>I did relent once and pay $A20 for a JX machine (IBM Model 5511 with 5515
>monitor and 5519 expansion unit - made in Japan and all in black with a
>drive in the main box and a 5.25" drive in the expansion box) that was in
>good condition. As I suspected, not a very interesting computer to me. If
>someone was prepared to foot the freight bill from Australia, I would be
>prepared to sell or trade it. I also would be prepared to look out for
>others and send them on.
>Same applies to real Aussie micro's like Microbees and not-so-real Aussie
>items like Dick Smith branded computers (which invariably were sold under
>other brand/model names in the USA).
>Trades are more interesting to me than sales - my main interest is roughly
>defined as "1975-1985 home micros". It doesn't matter how much money I got
>for this at auction, it wouldn't help me find a lot of stuff that seems
>available to you lot at your local thrift store!
>If anybody is interested, contact me by private e-mail. Just be prepared
>at least a 3-month shipping delay, unless it is only a light item, or you
>can afford a hefty air-freight bill.
>Brisbane, Australia.
Received on Mon Jan 25 1999 - 16:46:51 GMT

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