On Mon 14-Dec-2020 12:36p, Richard Menedetter@80:774/18.0 said to Darkforce:
Indeed a great machine.
As there were many made, prices are still pretty low.
And even if you get a defective one you can reuse the case and keyboard
in a 64 ultimate.
I agree with Ricsi, I have a U64 and although pricey this thing is what the C64
would be today if it was still around.. If you are dead set to get a C64 on eBay, they can be had for around $100 in not great condition, I picked up a C64
back in 2018 with joystick, power supply, cables, and the original box for $100, then when I thought I killed it, I picked up one which I really didn't look at to closely which when received had no power supply and looked like it was sitting in someones mechanic garage for years by the amount of grease that was on it, that one was $100 also.. I broke 3 of the stems for the keys so I picked up another keyboard for $40, and sanded and painted the case. It runs my
Lt Kernal clone now so I can program with it.. They are tough machines, I have
2 plus the U64..
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