ZX80 how much is it worth ?

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ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by garsands » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:33 pm

Hi I have a ZX80 that I bought 30 years ago it's complete all parts are original
It's boxed in the brown postage outer & has the 1980 post mark on it.
The ZX80 has a small crack on the case by the keyboard it's in used conditon & still works.
I am thinking of selling it but need to know what it's worth
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Re: ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by RWAP » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:12 pm

If you read teh Daily Mirror, according to articles in 2007 and 2010, they have seen these go for over £900 - not sure where that was!!

Typically a ZX80 fetches around £100 - £150.
The one you have will put some collectors off with the crack in the case - it is more than just a missing corner as it could spread. It is also quite badly yellowed.

Having the original outer cardboard box and the polys in good condition will help, as will the fact that it is working.

The PSU is also the black one - is the earth pin broken off on it - not sure from picture - that will affect its sale. Some early ZX80s had a white PSU which is very rare.

I would guess £90-£110 in that condition.
It depends on where you sell it and who sells it.

I tend to command better prices on ebay for these sort of items, as I have a longstanding reputation on the site as a high quality seller that people can trust in to have thoroughly tested items before sale, as well as being a Sinclair specialist. I also promote these items across a range of sites where I am also well known and can typically get a 20-25% uplift in value.

I am willing to sell such items on your (and others' ) behalf, subject to a 25% commission (including ebay fees which in themselves are around 10% for a private seller). Commission would be charged on the net amount received (after deduction of any PayPal fees for example). However, the catch is that I would need to have the item sent to me for sale, so that I can fully test it.

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Re: ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by BrunoFlorindo » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:05 am

Like Rich said, if it's not white and if it has a crack it's not worth as much.
I bought mine for 300USD 2 years ago, but it was still with its bright, clean white colour, all the keys worked, the PSU was included and working, video was working 100% with a nice image, and no scratches.

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Re: ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by RWAP » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:52 am

There are still some gems out there - I would guess the one below is worth £250-£300 - compare that to the standard of the original poster's ZX80 and you can see why I have placed such a low indication of value on it.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481 ... =824&kw=lg

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Re: ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by SKW41 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:49 am

Hey My Name is Sean

I live in the USA,but my family Origin is in England. If you look at Kent England you will find Whiteacre Village. Anyways I was told by my dad and his brothers,Sisters that our family was from England.

Anyways The Person Who has that ZX80 Computer I would be really interested in it. That was my first computer in 1979. Yes I said 1979 my father received one of the very first ones. I know everything Says 1980 ,but there was some sold in 1979 too.

I was 12 years of age in 1979 and started learning basic on the sinclair Computer. I seen what you said about the computer,but I would still be very interested in it.

Email me: seanradios AT yahoo DOT com

Thanks Sean

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Re: ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by SKW41 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:28 am

Dear garsands

I was wondering are you still wanting to sell your Sinclair ZX80 Computer??? If not that Ok. I would be interested in it if you are.
Anyways you can email me at : seanradios AT yahoo DOT com

Please let me know if you want to sell the computer or not... I am very interested in it if it works good. I can see the casing has problems,but that ok with me.

Thanks Sean

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Re: ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by garsands » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:41 pm

Thanks for your help & info
I will not be selling it yet as I have had it from new for 30 years it's hard to part with.

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Re: ZX80 how much is it worth ?

Post by garsands » Sat May 15, 2010 10:20 pm

Just to let you know I have now listed this on ebay with a 1p start
Thanks
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... CA:GB:1123

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