SINCLAIR SPECTRUM AUCTIONS
If you are looking to buy good condition, second hand Spectrum stuff (and don't want to spend hours trawling car boot sales and jumble sales), the best place, period, point blank, is eBay.
Despite the fact I have been an Internet journo for about two years, I had never used eBay until Summer 2001. But, I can honestly say, hand on heart, that it works and it is BRILLIANT!
I only buy and sell on eBay UK but there's always tonnes of Speccy stuff up there, with new stuff added every day. Prices start ridiculously low (to create interest), but items like mint ZX81s can end up near £100, having attracted dozens of bids.
ROUGH PRICE GUIDE
To give you some idea of what items sell for, here's a list of the Speccy stuff I've auctioned over the last three months (excluding postage)...
Wafadrive 1 by LERM (1985). Final Price
Working Spectrum 48ks and 128k +2s start off as low as £2, and usually work their way up to around £20-£25, depending on how many games and peripherals are included.
You can also find rare 128k machines, and even +3s, which also start at only a few pounds but can end up over £30 and beyond, depending on what the total package includes.
Some sellers even offer individual games,
starting at £1.00 each, but a lot of these remain unsold. It hardly
seems worth the effort to list so many - better to sell them as a job lot!
But if you are an original game collector, you may find a few hidden gems
SPECCY BUYERS TIPS
SPECCY SELLERS TIPS
The other important thing is... HAVE FUN! eBay is a great way to buy and sell Speccy stuff, so click on the banner below to join the cyber car boot sale of the 21st century NOW!!!