Thrift Find: New Mattel Aquarius

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Dec 25 23:48:00 2002

On Wed, 25 Dec 2002, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> I was browsing at the Goodwill yesterday and ran across what seemed
> to be a new (out of box) Mattel Aquarius. It still had the plastic
> protector on the wall wart pins, and there were no scratches on
> those mains pins. The unit was clean overall with no noticable
> scratches or wear. Has cassette cable. The downside: $24.95. White tag,
> so no possibility of a discount.
> I've kinda always wanted an Aquarius, but that seems high to me. Am I
> wrong?

No (even according to eBay prices). Even for a nice, shiny unit it's
a bit high priced. I'd wait until it came down to at least half that.

However, I could REALLY use the cassette cable, which would round out my
Aquarius collection (and bring me back to where I was at age 12 with my
first computer ;)

Happy Holidays all!

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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