I was blown out of the water this evening.
An Applied Ingenuity CDrive came up for auction about four days ago on eBay. These things are very hard to come by in any way, shape, or form in the first place. To have one actually show up for auction is a miracle. So naturally I bid on it.
I had this grand idea of winning it and then loaning it to Rich Dreher so that he might have a PCB with all the connections to look at while finally coming up with an external CFFA Card connector for the IIc or IIc Plus. When he was finished he could send it back for me to play with (lol).
It was setting at $76.00 until it was within about ten minutes of the end of the auction this evening and then things went berserk. My final bid was $155.55 within the last minute of the auction, but it was not good enough or fast enough. Someone else won it in the last ten seconds.
Talk about disappointed.
Like I said, a CDrive is one of the lesser Holy Grailes of The Apple IIc series. If I'm lucky; maybe another will come up in the next ten years.