Looking foir a TS1500

ZX80 / ZX81 hardware and software requested for either sale or swapping
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Crayon21
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Looking foir a TS1500

Post by Crayon21 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:51 pm

does anyone have one? also, it needs to have all the required cords
zx81: great yet flawed
Zx spectrum: masterpiece that keeps on giving

(wish it weren't so expensive) :o

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mhudson52
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Re: Looking foir a TS1500

Post by mhudson52 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:50 am

TS 1000 bought in 1982 and brought back to life by Sir Ian

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Looking foir a TS1500

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:29 am

Wow. That is quite cheap! Not counting postage from USA to UK I paid twice that for mine.
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

Crayon21
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Re: Looking foir a TS1500

Post by Crayon21 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:07 am

i'm not fort knox, i'm looking for the $45-70 range
zx81: great yet flawed
Zx spectrum: masterpiece that keeps on giving

(wish it weren't so expensive) :o

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Andy Rea
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Re: Looking foir a TS1500

Post by Andy Rea » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:20 pm

well i paid over 100 GBP for both mine :lol:

got stung for import duty on the first one also

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6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

rcade
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Re: Looking foir a TS1500

Post by rcade » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:32 am

They go for a lot for some reason... I don't understand it. There must be more SInclair collectors in the US than we think.

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gammaray
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Re: Looking foir a TS1500

Post by gammaray » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:01 am

I have bought two. And since there are so few of them they are more expensive.

I think that the fact that they are the "better" TS-1000 design points to the reason they are more valuable.

In my opinion, this means that if Timex had come out with these first, they would have caught on and possibly catapulted Timex to a notable position in computer history.
TS1500_Front.jpg
The next computer with similar silver styling was the TS-2068...

I loved the idea of the TS-2068 system with 80 col printer microdrives and even bought one though it was difficult to find some of the peripherals.

Lack of software killed demand for hardware.
2068 complete.jpg
5-TS1000,UK ZX81<-Sheelagh, US ZX81, 2-TS1500/KDLX , 3-TS2040 printer, 2-TS2020 cassette decks, ZXPAND+AY, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast, UDG, ZX8CCB, AERCO, BUILDS/REPAIRS ZX Spectrum, ZX80 Minstrel, ZXMAX48 v1 v2, 2-TS-2068, ROM, 16kRAM

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Re: Looking foir a TS1500

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:29 am

Silver microdrives? VERY cool.
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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