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ヤフオクの回復

5週間ぶりヤフオクで出品しました!その間、色々変えたみたい。例えば、ヤフーかんたん決済でしか支払いできなくなりました。後は、ヤフーかんたん決済で返金できるようになりました。それはいいことだと思います! 今回の出品

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MAX Machine Jupiter Lander and Avenger

MAXマシーンの箱の収集が広がった。初めてアベンジャーを手に入れました。ジュピター・ランダーは前にあったが、この箱のほうがきれいです。 My MAX Machine boxed cartridge collections is slowly growing. I added Avenger to the collection, and replaced my Jupiter Lander with this one with a nicer box.

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Moving

I mentioned that my room is very small compared to the places I’d lived in the US. As you can see from the picture, I have two desks, one for retro stuff and one for my main PC. To switch from one to the other, I turn the chair around and roll forward about one and a half steps. Kinda convenient but everything is so tight! And my bed basically brushes up against the chair most of the time. Besides…

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ヤフオクの活動

2017年6月からヤフオクでコモドール8ビットに関する商品の活動を始めました。 その理由は自分がコモドール128が懐かしすぎてどうしてもほしくなりました。でもヤフオクで探したら、1台がありましたが、アメリカら買うほうが随分安いと思いました。それから、自分だけではなくて、コモドールに興味がある日本人がいるだろうと考えました。アメリカやヨーロッパでのコモドールの商品を買ってヤフオクでリーズナブル値段で売れるという目的として出品を始めました。 思ったより、コモドールに興味がある人が少ないため、どれぐらい続けるか分かりませんが、買ったり売ったりすろのは楽しみにしていますのでしばらくこのままで出品してみます。 お探し物がありましたら、是非、ヤフオクでもこのページでもご連絡ください。 只今の出品リスト

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MAX Machine is alive!

It’s of course always great to know someone in your vicinity who is a Commodore fan, but in Japan, that’s quite a tall order! Fortunately, I live just outside of Tokyo, so there are a lot of people nearby. By chance, I learned that someone else from the Commodore 64/128 Facebook group lives in central Tokyo. We met over beers the first night, talked a bit about this and that, including Commodores, and we have been in regular touch ever…

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Commodore 128

This is my day-driver in the Commodore world. I searched out a nice-looking Commodore 128 at a reasonable price. I’d say I did a good job; the case and keyboard are nearly immaculate. The price was not cheap, but nothing for me ever is after shipping, and this was definitely in the “not bad” range. Look at this beauty: However, the one I bought is an NTSC model. Growing up in America before the Internet became mainstream, you could easily…

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Plus/4

This is is the story of how I ended up getting a LITTLE carried away on the Plus/4 aisle… After I bought my Commodore 128, I thought I would take things nice and slowly and enjoy collecting a few Commodore computers. But probably two days later, I found a Commodore Plus/4 on eBay, described as “Probably never been used.” Could be true. As often happens with vintage computers, the box isn’t in perfect condition, regardless of its status as a…

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MAX Machine

My first foray back into Commodore collecting was this semi-rare machine by Commodore Japan. Pretty sure it was my first Yahoo Auctions purchase (Japan is the sole country where eBay lost the online-auction war so Yahoo Auctions still prevails here). The price fluctuates wildly; I’ve seen untested units without box or power supply go for as little as ¥15,000, and I’ve seen unused units or good condition units with multiple boxed games go for as high as about ¥70,000 ($150-700…

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Who I am, where I come from, and where I am now

I’m Sean. I grew up in the 80s, with a deep fascination with computers. My first experience with computers was at my aunt and uncle’s home. They’d recently acquired the first computer of anyone in my extended family – a Commodore 64. Until I saw that computer, the closest experience I’d had was playing my Atari 2600. A keyboard was a fascinating way to interact with an entirely new world of electronics. I was hooked. My family couldn’t really spare…

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