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« on: August 17, 2005, 06:55AM »
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Dick,

I have no idea how much it was sold for. I had the same though Robert had though. I can give two examples from you that make me think of things being sold for strange prices. Your CC1 for less than $15 via buy-it-now (eBay) and your recent CC1 where someone asked the seller to close the auction early for an agreed price. Sometimes people don’t realize the value of what they have.

On eBay, I have no problem with buy-it-now items. I remember a Phantom that sold for less than $99 last year. But when people try to break the rules not only is that morally and outright wrong, I think the seller who agrees to that loses out as well. If I had an item on eBay and someone sent me a message saying “Hey, close the auction and I’ll give you $100 for that”, I would automatically think: “Why is he so eager to do that? Is this thing maybe worth more than $100?”

I can’t ask him about the price but if the buyer joins us in this forum, I’ll let “you” ask him how much he paid for it!

In the future I’ll encourage folks who contact me to post their “for sale” item here. If I don’t negotiate with them of course

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2005, 04:41AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on August 16, 2005, 01:35PM   

Folks, the Novag was already sold!

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Ismenio,

Do you have any idea if the seller realized what this might be worth?  I would hate to think that somebody offered the seller $500 and he thought that was a good price.

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2005, 12:59AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on August 16, 2005, 03:59PM   

Ismenio

There is absolutely no reason to apologise. It was good of you to let us all know it might be available.


Absolutely!

But it really would be interesting if the buyer will bring it to work; I also would like to know the price (but I'm afraid he won't tell us! )

Maybe the seller could have reached a better price, if he would have been waiting a little bit longer! 


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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005, 03:59PM »
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Ismenio

There is absolutely no reason to apologise. It was good of you to let us all know it might be available.

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2005, 01:35PM »
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Folks, the Novag was already sold!

For those who sent me messages, I am sorry! I think some kind of record was broken here! How fast was that?! I didn't even have a chance to make a counter-offer. The buyer must have made an offer the seller could not resist. Interesting given the fact that it was an un-tested unit. All I can do now is congratulate the buyer and see if he wants to join us here, maybe we'll find out if the unit is working

Though they are rare, this is the 4th one I've seen up for sale in less than 1 year. 2 on eBay and 2 though private transactions. I'll leave the "wanted" ad up on the site even when I update it (hopefully this coming weekend!)

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2005, 08:50AM »
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Hello Ismenio,


Quote from: Dick Schneiders on August 15, 2005, 05:58PM   

I guess that I would like to contact the person with the Robot Adversary to discuss what he wants for it.


Me too!

I am also interested in the Robot...


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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2005, 05:58PM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on August 15, 2005, 06:23AM   

Folks,

I got an email from someone who has a Novag Robot for sale. It belong to a member of his family who passed away. The computer is located in the US. Even though it is on my wanted list, I am no longer "that" interested in this item for several reasons, the main two being $ and space! Even if I could get one at a great price I wouldn't have a place for it. He doesn't have the power adaptor so he couldn't test it. I got the picture below via email. I haven't see this one on the web (though it looks familiar for some reason) so it seems to be the real item. Let me know if you've seen it before.

Let me know if anyone wants it and I can ask the owner for permission to get you in touch with him and you can contact him directly. He sent his offer to me and another person so there's competition.
Please notice that I don't know either of them.

Of course, if anyone here gets it I would be very interested in getting pictures and videos

Email me if you're interested.

Thanks,

Ismenio




Ismenio,

I guess that I would like to contact the person with the Robot Adversary to discuss what he wants for it.

Thanks,

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2005, 12:46PM »
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Quote from: Endspielgott on August 15, 2005, 11:09AM   

Ismenio,

I am interested too in the Adversary. But I want no competition with Dick...so I will step behind him in the queue...

Christian


Christian,

I do appreciate this consideration from you, but I really am not very interested at all - mostly just curious.

Go ahead and get in the front of the line.  I would only really be interested if I was totally convinced that the Adversary was in perfect working order.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2005, 11:09AM »
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Ismenio,

I am interested too in the Adversary. But I want no competition with Dick...so I will step behind him in the queue...

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2005, 10:00AM »
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Dick,

I think Steve B. owns at least two Novag Robots, so he will be able to help you...

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2005, 07:59AM »
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Dick, I don't know the specs for the power supply. I tried to check it on Kurt's site, though he usually doesn't have that level of tech details on the computers but it seems the site is down at this time.

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2005, 06:27AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on August 15, 2005, 06:23AM   

Folks,

I got an email from someone who has a Novag Robot for sale. It belong to a member of his family who passed away. The computer is located in the US. Even though it is on my wanted list, I am no longer "that" interested in this item for several reasons, the main two being $ and space! Even if I could get one at a great price I wouldn't have a place for it. He doesn't have the power adaptor so he couldn't test it. I got the picture below via email. I haven't see this one on the web (though it looks familiar for some reason) so it seems to be the real item. Let me know if you've seen it before.

Let me know if anyone wants it and I can ask the owner for permission to get you in touch with him and you can contact him directly. He sent his offer to me and another person so there's competition.
Please notice that I don't know either of them.

Of course, if anyone here gets it I would be very interested in getting pictures and videos

Email me if you're interested.

Thanks,

Ismenio




Do these use the same power adapter that other Novags of the same time period use?

Interested, but leery of an untested unit.

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2005, 06:23AM »
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Folks,

I got an email from someone who has a Novag Robot for sale. It belong to a member of his family who passed away. The computer is located in the US. Even though it is on my wanted list, I am no longer "that" interested in this item for several reasons, the main two being $ and space! Even if I could get one at a great price I wouldn't have a place for it. He doesn't have the power adaptor so he couldn't test it. I got the picture below via email. I haven't see this one on the web (though it looks familiar for some reason) so it seems to be the real item. Let me know if you've seen it before.

Let me know if anyone wants it and I can ask the owner for permission to get you in touch with him and you can contact him directly. He sent his offer to me and another person so there's competition.
Please notice that I don't know either of them.

Of course, if anyone here gets it I would be very interested in getting pictures and videos

Email me if you're interested.

Thanks,

Ismenio

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