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Latest aquisition

I picked up a nice clean and un-yellowed IIc for $100 off fleabay.  Came with the PS, an external floppy and a mouse.  It was listed as not working and for parts only (or something like that).  The PS was opened when I got it and a rectifier had been replaced but tere was no output.  I quickly found a cracked trace, fixed it and the computer works like a charm.  It's a first gen job (rom 255), but clean as a whistle.

 

Funny thing is, if I go back to the listing eBay are claiming I paid $125 for it - but ... no.  What's with that?  Are they artificially trying to raise prices?

 

In any case, I've been after one of these for some time, now I have a real gem.

 

 

 

 

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Looks nice!  I wonder how it

Looks nice!  I wonder how it happened to stay so true to original color?

 

Did you make a best offer on eBay that was accepted?  A lot of times, when you do that and go back to look at the completed listing, it doesn't actually show what you paid but what the original asking price was for some reason. 

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Yes, it was a best offer. 

Yes, it was a best offer.  The seller took it right away with no haggling despite it being a fairly lowball offer.  The original asking price was higer than what was shown in the completed listing too.

Perhpas the original owner never had it direct sunlight and only used for a short while.  There are very few signs of use on it and I get the impression it spent most of it's life in a closet.  It is a tiny bit yellowed, judging from the color inside the PS, but just s tiny bit.  The eBay ad said it was 'yellowed from age' so I was expecting much worse.

 

Anyone know what is a good peice of software to show off the mouse on this?

 

 

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Mouse Show-Off Software on an Apple //c..

... DazzleDraw is a great program to use with a mouse and a color monitor on this machine.

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Thanks!

Thanks!

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> Anyone know what is a good

> Anyone know what is a good peice of software to show off the mouse on this?

Theres always Mousedesk :) Its not super practical on a 2 floppy system though. Better if you have some kind of mass storage. 

 

 

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