Re: [SWCollect] Auctions 102

2002-07-01 Thread Edward Franks
cases might be. What you choose to do as a hobby is different than what you choose to do if you were trying to raise cash when unemployed. The former is a major irritation, while the latter could be financially devastating. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] eBay Actually INCREASES Functionality!

2002-07-25 Thread Edward Franks
--On Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:43 PM -0500 C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You got PHP? I would be interested in the script, as well. Thanks, Edward -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message

RE: [SWCollect] Massive Ultima collection

2002-08-11 Thread Edward Franks
--On Sunday, August 11, 2002 10:53 AM -0700 Hugh Falk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Um...how can you tell how much he wants It is an impressive collection though. I wonder if that CPC Programe version of Ultima comes with the Japanese instructions? -- Edward Franks [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Massive Ultima collection

2002-08-11 Thread Edward Franks
--On Sunday, August 11, 2002 2:06 PM -0500 Jim Leonard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [Snip] But look at those trinkets!!! There's shit in there I didn't even know existed! Truly impressive. Japan always seemed to get the best trinkets. :-/ -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Re: The World of Roland

2002-08-13 Thread Edward Franks
/sound you would with the genuine stuff. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] The Motherlode

2002-09-10 Thread Edward Franks
. ;-) Or, if you wanted to follow similar rules to the Curious Republic of Gondor, the person that contributed the most money would get to pick first... -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you

Re: [SWCollect] computergamecollector

2002-09-18 Thread Edward Franks
catch that at all! Not good... I like the availabilities of not sure, rare, extremely rare, and insanely rare. :) -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed

Re: [SWCollect] Piracy Today

2002-09-18 Thread Edward Franks
they are sunk. Here http://www.ambrosiasw.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ newsdisplay.cgi?action=topicsnumber=14article=52 is also an article from a shareware game developer called Ambrosia Software. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
remained flat since Ultima III. In the decade since that happened the situation has gotten far worse. The then unimaginable $14 million costs of Wing Commander III look fairly reasonable these days. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
. This is where it would be invaluable for eBay to make the results all of its past auctions available. :sigh: -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
in a spare room's closet. Our problem is that we have far more books than we do games, so our bigger bookshelves are needed for books :) (including the huge living room one that is built into the wall -- think of a large bookcase 12 feet high and 11 feet wide). -- Edward Franks [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
want to enjoy my games, not look at them unable to examine the actual contents. YMMV. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
and jewel case. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
for collectors as a whole because it keeps a steady supply of quality games on the market. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
people take any number they see written down as gospel. :sigh: In the comics world many people will check several different price guides and take the highest one they find. And this is after 20+ years of trying to educate the market. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
to sustain their Wall Street focussed growth. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-05 Thread Edward Franks
On Saturday, October 5, 2002, at 07:39 PM, Hugh Falk wrote: Do you mind giving a range for what you paid for Drash? :-) :chuckle: I paid exactly what I offered for three years in comp.sys.cbm. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-15 Thread Edward Franks
minor stuff I can sell/auction off). -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-15 Thread Edward Franks
himself. If I do this I would want to make a real production of it (for obvious reasons). Any suggestions are welcome. :) -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread Edward Franks
. I'll need to ponder your idea for a bit from the perspective of a buyer. [Snip] Talk to Eli Tomlinson. He seems to have done a good job of promoting his quarter-million games auction. (Even though it didn't sell, it sure got a lot of attention.) Thanks. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread Edward Franks
think my life has decided to give me a annus horribllus instead of the usual mid-life crisis. ;-) Thanks of the kind thoughts. It is much appreciated. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread Edward Franks
done an excellent job of killing the Ultimas. :-( All of this is a long-winded way of saying I think you have an excellent idea, but I'll have to figure out which games I have that would work well with your idea. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread Edward Franks
despite any past clashes. Helping other enthusiasts is what got both of us into collecting and trading the old games in the first place. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-16 Thread Edward Franks
I've always had a pleasant experience with him. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Two questions

2002-10-16 Thread Edward Franks
communications program? Anyone else remember the original MS Access telecommunications program? I think I still have a copy of that with the funky plastic case. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-18 Thread Edward Franks
On Thursday, October 17, 2002, at 03:15 AM, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [Snip] I'm sorry to hear about your wife. I hope you two find the miracle you seek. Thank you. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED]>

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2002-10-18 Thread Edward Franks
On Thursday, October 17, 2002, at 02:33 PM, Marco Thorek wrote: [Snip] I am a bit late about it, but all the best to your wife, Ed! Thank you very much. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] Multi-format floppy drive

2002-11-05 Thread Edward Franks
) is the easiest part. Now if they'd only come out with an Apple II disk reader... ;) The ISA version does. ;-) http://www.e-trade.to/en/catweasel/catweasel.html or go to http://www.jschoenfeld.de/indexe.htm, choose Products, then choose Catweasel. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Counterfeit Sierras

2002-11-08 Thread Edward Franks
is missing. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-09 Thread Edward Franks
information about the game they had numerous excuses why they couldn't share (my favorite being the one where the person claimed their Drash cartridge (!) was cracked). -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-10 Thread Edward Franks
to figure out what games are out there and then finding them is the fun for me. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] Time for my introduction

2002-11-10 Thread Edward Franks
On Sunday, November 10, 2002, at 03:52 AM, Stefan Lindblom wrote: [Snip] Then there was Edward Franks, hi Edward. I bought a big box of old SSI Apple II games from him, the big box format. Hello there. I remember that big box of SSI games I shipped to you. I was happy to get them off my hands

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
for the rest of this group? B-) If you can make backup copies. Grrr. Magazines like The Computist can be invaluable if you just want to make your legal backups. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
you can connect to their Clie PDAs if you want a PalmOS device. http://www.palminfocentre.com/view_story.asp?ID=4295 -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
to copy the game -- such as what Dr. Cat did with his Caverns of Freitag -- then it is protected for at least 50 more years. You can thank Sonny Bono and Disney for this state of affairs in the US. :-/ -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
is that the seller was one of the programmers for Arena and Daggerfall. It is cool to see that the people who develop the games are as serious collectors as us. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
of games you want, but don't have is pretty small? ;-) Is there anything in particular that you're still looking for? On a more general note, I'd love to see everyone's collections some time. I feel like a dilettante compared to the rest of you. grin -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] [SWCollect] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
On Monday, November 11, 2002, at 06:36 AM, Alexander Zoller wrote: [Snip] Favorite finds: items previously believed to NOT exist. Ultima III by US Gold, for example, or the slipcased Ultima Trilogy. Was this a US version? -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Time for my introduction

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
years later! -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] [ SWCollect ] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
of our treaty obligations. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject

Re: [SWCollect] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
for $2,000 on eBay. Oh, by the way, I got the $250 figure from a gentlemen who was at the UO Faire where that Akalabeth was auctioned. Normally he is reliable about such things. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message

Re: [SWCollect] [SWCollect] What's your favorite find?

2002-11-11 Thread Edward Franks
for U4 was one of the best. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject

Re: [SWCollect] esnipe and bid groups

2002-11-17 Thread Edward Franks
a better price. -- Edward Franks [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-18 Thread Edward Franks
on MobyGames is incorrect -- that's the release date for the remake. Don't you mean the IBM PCjr? ;-) The IBM PC was released in August 1981. The first game for _that_ was Microsoft Adventure according to Dan Bricklin. http://www.bricklin.com/ibmpcannouncement1981.htm -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-22 Thread Edward Franks
to be a step backward for games in the mid '80s to about '90 because of the lack of decent sound. Though, for example, Sierra pushed the various sound cards and external units, most of the people I knew didn't buy sound cards until the time of Wing Commander or Doom. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-22 Thread Edward Franks
an adventure-style situation. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-22 Thread Edward Franks
) that it is hard sometimes to see the unique differences. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-23 Thread Edward Franks
. ;-)) -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-23 Thread Edward Franks
multiple word meanings. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-23 Thread Edward Franks
/ Hackers.1984.book/Chapter3.html Levy's web page on the book http://mosaic.echonyc.com/~steven/hackers.html points people to Amazon. At $10.50 it is a great bargain. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-01-23 Thread Edward Franks
Sapiens classification for modern man. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-28 Thread Edward Franks
On Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at 09:55 AM, Feldhamer, Stuart wrote: Mine is Apple 2. In fact, I didn't even know that there was a big box Ultima 2 for IBM...are you sure that there is one? I own one. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread Edward Franks
On Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 02:25 AM, Pedro Quaresma wrote: [Snip] Who's not on the above list, start talking ;) Tom? Jim? Edward? I'm 39 and not holding. ;-) -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread Edward Franks
to tempt people. :-D -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-01-29 Thread Edward Franks
in an Ultima to see where you want to go next. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject

Re: [SWCollect] WC3: Premiere Edition

2003-02-01 Thread Edward Franks
for the damn soundtrack CD. ;-) -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] Ebay Gets Crazier and Crazier

2003-02-01 Thread Edward Franks
for requests - but nothing to strange ok? ok...bye... oh and one of my friends Beth wants to take some picture with me...I mean if you want... There's also a photograph that suggests a topless young lady, -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Ebay Gets Crazier and Crazier

2003-02-01 Thread Edward Franks
much verbiage (note the False Negative Feedback section) that you just want to pass on by. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] Ebay Gets Crazier and Crazier

2003-02-01 Thread Edward Franks
On Saturday, February 1, 2003, at 11:23 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: Edward Franks wrote: Here's one that's truly annoying: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=2303780307category=189. There's so much verbiage (note the False Negative Feedback section) that you just want

Re: [SWCollect] King's Quest 1

2003-02-03 Thread Edward Franks
On Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 06:14 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: Edward Franks wrote: 1. Adventure was the first computer game, yes? Nope. :) Space War was (circa 1960). MIT students meet the PDP-1 and the cathode-ray tube. I meant PERSONAL computer. Adventure was playable

Re: [SWCollect] Software collecting videos

2003-02-05 Thread Edward Franks
British I can't think of anything that was negotiated as a separate property. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail

Re: [SWCollect] Software collecting videos

2003-02-05 Thread Edward Franks
hole. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-02-05 Thread Edward Franks
of you? For me it is mostly the Apple ][, IBM PC, and a few Macintosh games. I really don't collect for a particular hardware platform, though. I tend to pick up the games I'm interested and if they span platforms I'll follow (for example, the Might and Magic series). -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] New topic--Collectors UNITE!

2003-02-05 Thread Edward Franks
? -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives are available

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2003-02-07 Thread Edward Franks
in the many changes of hands CW went through (someone was supposedly still selling copies from their garage). Is that story true or did you just buy the existing CW copyright? -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] Greetings

2003-02-07 Thread Edward Franks
any and all intellectual property I just wondered if the CGW story was accurate. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail

Re: [SWCollect] The first? -- Thread was King's Quest 1

2003-02-10 Thread Edward Franks
believe the Apple ][ actually shipped before the Commodore PET, and both of these were announced before the TRS-80. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list

Re: [SWCollect] The first? -- Thread was King's Quest 1

2003-02-10 Thread Edward Franks
-jennings/ page_01.htm -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect

Re: [SWCollect] RPG moved to main genre list

2003-02-13 Thread Edward Franks
paperback. Then again, most of the flight sims have had excellent manuals (ie, Falcon 4.0). -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe

Re: [SWCollect] Using MobyGames Info

2003-02-16 Thread Edward Franks
?ViewItemitem=3008172904category=11050 legitimately using Moby Games images? -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail

Re: [SWCollect] Platform

2003-02-21 Thread Edward Franks
On Friday, February 21, 2003, at 11:48 PM, Dan Chisarick wrote: Guess what platform its really for: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemcategory=3561item=3008682923rd=1 Apple made other computers than the Mac? ;-) -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Value of Apple ][ Goldfinger

2003-07-25 Thread Edward Franks
be able to afford one of the (honestly) rare Apple *I*s I've seen up for sale -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail

Re: FW: Re: [SWCollect] (OT) Kids games

2003-08-08 Thread Edward Franks
John? ;-) -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives

Re: [SWCollect] Ebay trader experiences

2003-08-31 Thread Edward Franks
probably want to buy something from them in the future. (Being in California they seem to get a small, but steady supply of some rare items.) I'm sorry I can't give you a better answer. Good luck with the next auctions! -- Edward Franks

[SWCollect] Ultima 11

2003-09-02 Thread Edward Franks
Gotta love auctions -- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=2750965793category=4610 -- with text descriptions like ULTIMA 11 IS THE SEQUWL TO THE BEST-SELLINH FANTASY-ROLE PLAYING GAME ULTIMA! :-D -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Ultima 11

2003-09-02 Thread Edward Franks
On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 09:13 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Whoa. I had JUST marked this very auction to watch, like 10 seconds ago. Cosmic. B-) Great minds think alike? ^_^ -- Edward Franks -- This message

Re: [SWCollect] Hello!

2003-09-26 Thread Edward Franks
. Well, I was hoping it would. ;-) That particular Drash looks to be in better shape than mine. The box has more gloss, plus it has the registration card which I don't have. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] Drash in Droves

2003-09-26 Thread Edward Franks
!) If the buyer is on this list, I'd love to hear how much you paid him off. B-) What is it with Drash? Dormant for years, now we have two within a week of each other! Rarities seem to pull each other out of hiding, especially if the first gets a high bid on eBay. :-D -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Hello!

2003-10-04 Thread Edward Franks
happened after that first Atari U1 fetched $860? ;-) How prophetic a price. ;-) I see the Drash cassette went for $865. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect

Re: [SWCollect] How to protect against theft of big-money items?

2003-11-30 Thread Edward Franks
this, but it might be worth making a note in the auction description that anyone using PayPal must adhere to the terms of Paypal's (Seller) Protection Policy. I don't know quite how to phrase such a statement or even if it would be any help, but it might be worth considering. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] [Fwd: Re: 5.25 disks?]

2003-12-04 Thread Edward Franks
a backdoor. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives

Re: [SWCollect] Vintage games w/fatal flaws

2003-12-04 Thread Edward Franks
some little typo in it that would require you to buy next month's issue to resolve? :) You mean, besides the typos *I* introduced? ;-) Oh for the days of typing in code from a poorly done magazine copy of a faint line-printer copy of a program... -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] [Fwd: Re: 5.25 disks?]

2003-12-05 Thread Edward Franks
much agree with that. People have gotten used to the idea that cheaper is always better -- zero cost being the cheapest -- without understanding or giving a damn about the eventual long term consequences. But, I'll save the economics rant for another day. ;-) -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] 'Tis the season to be stingy?

2003-12-21 Thread Edward Franks
that will make any money at all are the Daggerfalls, Ultimas, etc.? Maybe you should give this guy's http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=3067006420 strategy a whirl. ;-) If I'm not mistaken that's the budget re-release of Arena. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] 'Tis the season to be stingy?

2003-12-26 Thread Edward Franks
On Dec 22, 2003, at 7:12 PM, Dan Chisarick wrote: I wish ebay charged by the exclamation point... It must work since a new eBayer bought that budget TES:Arena now for $70... -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you

Re: [SWCollect] When did you discover ebay?

2003-12-27 Thread Edward Franks
On Dec 27, 2003, at 3:25 PM, Stephen Emond wrote: I beat all of you - Apr 5, 1997 :)  I think I signed up to bid on a complete Ultima VI. Oct 12, 1996. Back when it was called AuctionWeb. ;-) -- Edward Franks

[SWCollect] Is it just me...

2003-12-28 Thread Edward Franks
. I can take the heat of another neg. ;-) If he had been polite and given me a reason I wouldn't have negged him. It is the holidays, I know how money can be tight and I'm in a forgiving mode. /rant -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] When did you discover ebay?

2003-12-28 Thread Edward Franks
since:. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives

[SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-05 Thread Edward Franks
of collectibles. What is your thought process in determining the market value of a collectible? -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list

Re: [SWCollect] Don't you hate it when...

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
boxes (to avoid the acidic cardboard)? Filing cabinets? What? Unless it is an important part, say the Sorcerer Infotater, I just stick it in my 'parts' box. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you

Re: [SWCollect] A new member to the Origin Museum Family!

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
these games end up in the hands of people that love 'em rather than in the trash or in a 'hoard', forgotten and unappreciated. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
. I like to let people know if there are any broken parts, marks, or tape on things. The rest I don't worry about describing. After all, these are old games and they are going to have wear-and-tear. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 5, 2004, at 8:25 PM, C.E. Forman wrote: Aagh. Classic mistake. Searching on Drash but not Ultima for the VIC. I'm modifying my automated searches right now. Don't feel bad. I've been doing the same mistake for years! -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
have some vague memory of a Zork 2 poster mentioned. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
crop up anywhere else -- but because nobody WANTS them, they have no VALUE. So, rare != value. At least in my wacko collection :) That reminds me of the old economic chestnut: While not everything scarce is valuable, everything valuable is scarce. -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
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Re: [SWCollect] A new member to the Origin Museum Family!

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
of era of microcomputer games from the beginning to today. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
? Or do you have the same book as Howard too? I have the version as Howard. -- Edward Franks -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-08 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 8, 2004, at 5:12 PM, Stephane Racle wrote: This is what mine looks like... There must have been a few variations. Given the do-it-in-your-Mom's-kitchen standards of the day I would suspect your copy is one of the first editions. Anyone know for sure? -- Edward Franks

Re: [SWCollect] Mt. Drash cassette and market value

2004-01-10 Thread Edward Franks
that would be neat to have signed, but I think what I would like most to would be to have Werdna and Trebor sign one of my copies of Wizardry. :-D Take a step, fight, fight, fight, graph, repeat. -- Edward Franks -- This message

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