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How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:16:17 PM »
I have an Amstrad CPC 464 and I was thinking of parting ways with it after so many years together. Does anyone have any idea how much I could sell it for?

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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 04:18:32 PM »
Em,
They are not worth a great deal unfortunately - does it come with anything else? Is it green or colour screen? What games are with it etc. :)
Photographs are always good to . . . you can post photographs on here if you wish :)
I am sure somebody on here would take it from you for a reasonable price.

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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 04:23:32 PM »
Hi Andy,
Yeah, I didn't think it would be worth a lot, but thought it would be better to sell it on and let someone else get some use out of it instead of taking it to the tip. It's colour screen and over the years all the games seemed to have disappeared, so unless some make an appearance when I clear out the loft, it won't come with any. I'll try and get a photo up when I get home!
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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 05:11:33 AM »
Green screen ones are worth very little, coz the 1st thing you would want to do is to get a colour monitor on it. Same reason you cant even give away the old monochrome Atari ST screens these days. A colour CPC on the other hand might net you a tenner or two. I just bought a 464 base units (no screen) for AU$31, which is about 13 quid.

Postage is a problem tho, the unit is not much use on its own and postage of the monitor makes it an expensive item to buy even without the purchase price.

Is it just the unit or are there any expansion/interfaces? Am kinda tempted to buy a 64K RAM pack, but also tempted to make my own :)
« Last Edit: September 10, 2010, 05:53:07 AM by Womble »
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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 07:40:28 AM »
You can use a Amstrad MP-1/2 modulator to power it. (I have a MP-1 (464 only) that I can sell). You can even modify the MP to output composite.

Or, you can buy power supply and scart cables kits from eBay.
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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 07:45:02 AM »
You can use a Amstrad MP-1/2 modulator to power it. (I have a MP-1 (464 only) that I can sell). You can even modify the MP to output composite.

Or, you can buy power supply and scart cables kits from eBay.

Bought the parts to make up a cable today actually, TVs down here never adopted SCARTs as a standard so you never see it, even on the high end modern TVs. Will power it from a benchtop regulated PSU I have, so in a way the lack of an internal regulator is handy :)
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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 08:06:45 AM »
I also have an MP-1, bloody heavy things they are, probably due to the in built PSU.

Amstrad's look pretty good on their own colour monitor !

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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 11:05:11 AM »
Amstrad's look pretty good on their own colour monitor !

BBCs and Orics look good on the CTM664 too.
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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 12:08:08 PM »


BBCs and Orics look good on the CTM664 too.

Any special kit required to hook them up ?

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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 01:52:07 PM »


BBCs and Orics look good on the CTM664 too.

Any special kit required to hook them up ?

For a beeb, no. For the oric you need to make a 5pin to 6 pin adapter cable. Dead simple to make.

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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 02:37:35 PM »
Did you make that Mr T ?

If so fancy making another ?

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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 03:51:47 PM »
I may be interested in it if the price is right/you are not too far from Leicester

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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 04:38:56 PM »
Did you make that Mr T ?

If so fancy making another ?

I could make another - just I dont know when.
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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2010, 01:53:30 PM »
I may be interested in it if the price is right/you are not too far from Leicester
I live in Solihull which is fair distance from Leicester. If you are still interested I'm open to offers
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Re: How much is an Amstrad CPC 464 worth?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 02:03:41 PM »
I've just found some games for this they are:
Roland in the caves
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Trivial pursuit-a new beginning
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Welcome to amsoft user demo
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