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VCF - ACCRC Sealed Bid Auction

The Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC) is forced to liquidate its computer museum due to the current economic climate. The VCF has been contracted to auction off the ACCRC museum to raise needed funds for their non-profit operation.

All items are offered as-is. Functional condition is unknown unless specified in the item description. For more information about a particular item, please contact the VCF and your inquiry will be answered as soon as possible.

Winning bidders will be notified at the close of the auction (see below for closing time). In the event of a tie bid, the winning bid will be the one submitted the earliest. Upon receiving a winning bid notification, payment and pick-up at the ACCRC facilities in Berkeley, California, is preferred. Payment from winning bidders is due within 72 hours after the close of the auction. Non-payment will invalidate your high bid and the item will automatically go to the next highest bidder (no exceptions).

Per current Internet tax regulations in the United States, California buyers are required to pay 8.75% sales tax. Sales tax is not charged for any purchases out of state/country.

Upon request, items will be packaged and shipped at bidder's expense plus a $25 handling fee per item. Payment via PayPal or money order is prefered. Personal checks are accepted but items will not be released until funds clear the bank.

All items must be sold. No reasonable offer will be refused. Your purchases will go towards supporting an organization that over the years has provided nearly 20,000 refurbished computers to needy organizations and individuals worldwide. 100% of the proceeds of this auction will go directly to the ACCRC.

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Current Auction Items

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Kaypro 2X (Item #16)
This is a very nice Kaypro 2X in working order. Great cosmetic and physical condition.

Suggested value: $50.00
Bidder #268 wins with a high bid of $55.00

Kaypro 1 (Item #24)
This is not the first Kaypro but rather a late model, produced in 1986. These are rather rare. This unit functions just fine. The paint on the keyboard is worn on the left-hand side but otherwise it is in fine shape.

Suggested value: $90.00
Bidder #223 wins with a high bid of $95.00

Eagle II (Item #42)
This is a somewhat rare Eagle II CP/M computer. It powers up and seems to work but the video is sketchy: characters appear sometimes only in certain columns, or fade in after a while. The latch on drive B is broken. It is missing the front nameplate. Otherwise it is in fine cosmetic condition.

Suggested value: $75.00
Bidder #5 wins with a high bid of $12.00

HP 41CV Calculator (Item #43)
This is a nice HP 41CV calculator with the original soft-shell case. The battery compartment is totally clean with no residual battery gunk. One of the battery contacts was repaired with some solder by the previous owner. I don't believe this includes any modules. Untested.

Suggested value: $50.00
Bidder #280 wins with a high bid of $76.00

JC Penny Video Sports (Item #44)
This is one of the many varieties of home "Pong" consoles that came onto the market in the 1970s. Nothing special about this particular unit, other than the fact that it was a JC Penny (a now defunct department store) branded unit, probably intended as competition to the original Atari Home Pong units sold through Sears.

Cosmetically it's in nice shape. The original protective plastic laminate covering the aluminum escutcheon is starting to peel in the center, but this was intended to be removed and can be to make this unit seem minty. Untested.

Suggested value: $10.00
Bidder #39 wins with a high bid of $1.00

Timex-Sinclair 1000 (Item #45)
A boxed unit including the manual and cassette interface cable, but no power supply. Cosmetically, the computer is in fine shape. The box is in good condition, with some small tears, creases and warping. Untested.

Suggested value: $35.00
Bidder #268 wins with a high bid of $55.00

Stratus V101 Dumb Terminal (Item #46)
This is a re-badged Televideo 950 dumb terminal. In perfect working condition (tested with a cross-over on the RS232 RX/TX lines). The screen is bright and clean. The main unit is in fine cosmetic condition, but the keyboard is yellowed. Includes Televideo 950 manual.

Suggested value: $15.00
Bidder #279 wins with a high bid of $50.00

HP 85 (Item #47)
This is a very nice HP 85 in working condition. The display is nice and bright, but there's a scuff on the front plastic shield (which can be buffed out). The printer seems to work but I wasn't able to test it fully. The tape drive has a typically gooey drive roller that will need to be replaced if it is to work again.

Includes a 82936A ROM Drawer and 82903A 16K Memory Module.

Suggested value: $100.00
Bidder #281 wins with a high bid of $110.00

Tandy Color Computer 3 (Item #48)
Excellent cosmetic condition. Untested.

Suggested value: $40.00
Bidder #123 wins with a high bid of $3.00

Calcomp Drawing Board (Item #49)
This is a Calcomp digitizing pad for a PC. It seems to be complete but is missing the manual.

Suggested value: $5.00
Bidder #223 wins with a high bid of $15.00

Tandy CCR-82 Computer Cassette Recorder (Item #51)
A nice Tandy data recorder to complete a TRS-80 system, but it of course works with any computer that uses cassette tapes for program/data storage. Includes interface cable for TRS-80 computers in original, sealed consumer packaging.

Suggested value: $10.00
Bidder #268 wins with a high bid of $55.00

Generic Lunchbox Portable (Item #52)
This is a generic 80286 PC-compatible lunchbox portable. It has room for (4) expansion cards (some of which I would guess are full length...I did not open it to check).

It has an amber LCD display and two 5.25" floppy drives. The display has one vertical and one horizontal line out (barely visible in enlarged photo). Otherwise it seems to work OK: passes POST and demands a boot disk.

Includes soft-shell carrying case.

Suggested value: $10.00
Bidder #260 wins with a high bid of $20.00

Atari 830 Acoustic Coupler Modem + 850 Interface (Item #53)
This is a nice Atari 830 acoustic coupler modem with an 850 interface for connecting to your Atari 400/800 series system. Fine cosmetic shape. Untested.

Suggested value: $25.00
Bidder #39 wins with a high bid of $1.00

Magnavox Odyssey2 Console (Item #54)
This is a Magnavox Odyssey2 videogame console. Includes attached controllers, power supply, and AC9400 game carthridge (Speedway!/Spin-Out!/Crypto-Logic!). Untested.

Suggested value: $15.00
Bidder #267 wins with a high bid of $25.00

Commodore Amiga 500 (Item #55)
This is a decent Amiga 500 in the original box (missing one of the foam inserts for mounting the computer inside the box). Includes Amiga OS disks. No power supply. Untested.

Both the computer and the box are in nice shape cosmetically.

Suggested value: $15.00
Bidder #5 wins with a high bid of $16.00

GRiDPad 1900 (Item #56)
This is a nice GRiDPad 1900 in the original soft-shell nylon case. No power supply; unable to test.

Suggested value: $30.00
Bidder #260 wins with a high bid of $40.00

Compaq Portable (Item #57)
An original Compaq Portable in original soft-shell carrying case. It powers up and has video, but comes up with a "PARITY CHECK 2" message after the POST, which indicates a problem with the memory chips (perhaps they just need to be re-seated). Cosmetically it's in fine shape. It has some residual tape goo along the top edge. The bag smells a bit like ass for some reason (it might be outgassing from the foam inserts).

Suggested value: $50.00
Bidder #249 wins with a high bid of $3.37

Processor Technology Sol-20 (Item #59)
Here is one of the Holy Grails of S-100 machines, a Processor Technology Sol-20 "Terminal Computer". It's in terrific cosmetic shape. The wood sides are in nice condition with no scratches or obvious dings. There are no major scratches on the metal enclosure elements.

It's configured as follows:

Seals Electronics 8K RAM
Processor Technology RAM
Thinker Toys SuperRAM 16 Static S-100 Memory
Thinker Toys SuperRAM
Thinker Toys Disk Jockey I

The CPU is a purple ceramic AMD C8080A with 7713 date code.

I made no attempt to power it on as these things are known to blow tantalum capacitors on various S-100 boards after sitting for long periods of time, not to mention that the capacitors in the power supply might need to be re-conditioned.

It includes an 8" floppy drive in matching blue enclosure, also untested.

Suggested value: $750.00
Bidder #28 wins with a high bid of $888.00

Non-Linear Systems Kaypro 10 (Item #60)
The Kaypro 10 is a hard disk based based CP/M system. They are fairly rare. This unit is in excellent shape cosmetically. It powers up with good video, and seems to boot off the internal hard disk, which sounds fine, but it doesn't accept keyboard input at the command prompt. This could be a software issue or it could be a hardware issue with the keyboard or the keyboard controller. Bid appropriately.

Suggested value: $90.00
Bidder #279 wins with a high bid of $110.00


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