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Collector's Corner..I Dont Think So..(Current Ebay Oddities)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
Steve B wrote:
Steve B wrote:
Havent seen one of these for quite some time

seems to have a defective a2 square

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Novag-Robot-Adversary-Computer-Automatic-Chess-Board-needs-minor-repair-/322555150872?hash=item4b19c90218:g:PT0AAOSwXXxZQf2o

the square shouldnt be too hard to fix....
but then you can look forward to a broken arm as it will go bad in about 2-4 Hrs of playing time

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Well the defective Robot sells for $1550
continuing the trend that broken chess computers sell for top dollar on Ebay these days
at least the buyer can look forward to spending many Hours with the Robot for many years to come...
Repairing It Regards
Steve


It seems the $1550 winning bidder backed out of the deal
here it is again :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Novag-Robot-Adversary-Computer-Automatic-Chess-Board-needs-repair-/322567683100?hash=item4b1a883c1c:g:PT0AAOSwXXxZQf2o

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Steve


Because the bid was a con. The winning bidder in my opinion was a friend of the seller. They just outconned themselves Smile Winning bidder really had no activity related to chess computers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designer Mach III

Batteries left in has ruined the compartment but i think this baby will probably work fine with the Adaptor

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fidelity-chess-computer-/391828594175?hash=item5b3acdddff:g:Z6wAAOSwSzRZVXkt

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This struck me as kinda funny...

here we have someone selling "Original"plaques for a modified computer

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-Plakette-FIDELITY-Elite-Avantgarde-Version-11-/292169959440?hash=item4406afc810:g:DQ4AAOSwq1JZI2UM

lol Regards
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Legendary Elite Premiere
price is somewhat steep but you don't see very many of these on Ebay
seems to complete except for the box
a manual for the EAS is also included

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fidelity-Electronics-Elite-premier-Model-6131-Electronic-Chess/302365501478

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
The Legendary Elite Premiere
price is somewhat steep but you don't see very many of these on Ebay
seems to complete except for the box
a manual for the EAS is also included

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fidelity-Electronics-Elite-premier-Model-6131-Electronic-Chess/302365501478

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Steve

Look again at the pictures, the box is there.
You are right about the steep part though
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry wrote:
Steve B wrote:
The Legendary Elite Premiere
price is somewhat steep but you don't see very many of these on Ebay
seems to complete except for the box
a manual for the EAS is also included

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fidelity-Electronics-Elite-premier-Model-6131-Electronic-Chess/302365501478

World Premiere Regards
Steve

Look again at the pictures, the box is there.
You are right about the steep part though
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not seeing the box
which number photo is it in?
i see 9 photos in total when you scroll to the right
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry my mistake. I thought the photo 5th
from the left was the box, it's the second owners
manual.
In this case the price is VERY ambitious.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Mephisto-modular-mmI-mit-Lederkoffer-/142436964511?hash=item2129e7989f:g:yfYAAOSwMvtZXZ~y

Can this be real?

Seems extremely cheap for a modular board, MMI and koffer. No seller history though and coming from China. Good luck to anyone who tries buying it. PayPal should refund in any case.

Maybe it's just for the photo of the board and suitcase?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tr0ntreez wrote:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Mephisto-modular-mmI-mit-Lederkoffer-/142436964511?hash=item2129e7989f:g:yfYAAOSwMvtZXZ~y

Can this be real?

Seems extremely cheap for a modular board, MMI and koffer. No seller history though and coming from China. Good luck to anyone who tries buying it. PayPal should refund in any case.

Maybe it's just for the photo of the board and suitcase?

Curious regards,
tt


Hi tt

Over the last few months there have been many of these auctions. Chinese based, no feedback history, different seller ID every time, photos from previous auctions, Buy-It-Now prices around 20-25 Euros for items worth a lot more. When you first see one you think wow what a bargain, then closer inspection raises suspicions and when you see the second such auction those suspicions are confirmed.
Obviously to be steered well clear of to avoid hassle and disappointment.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Watters wrote:
Tr0ntreez wrote:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Mephisto-modular-mmI-mit-Lederkoffer-/142436964511?hash=item2129e7989f:g:yfYAAOSwMvtZXZ~y

Can this be real?

Seems extremely cheap for a modular board, MMI and koffer. No seller history though and coming from China. Good luck to anyone who tries buying it. PayPal should refund in any case.

Maybe it's just for the photo of the board and suitcase?

Curious regards,
tt



Hi tt

Over the last few months there have been many of these auctions. Chinese based, no feedback history, different seller ID every time, photos from previous auctions, Buy-It-Now prices around 20-25 Euros for items worth a lot more. When you first see one you think wow what a bargain, then closer inspection raises suspicions and when you see the second such auction those suspicions are confirmed.
Obviously to be steered well clear of to avoid hassle and disappointment.

All the best
Mike


I was also pretty sceptical but after your warning I'll steer clear for sure. I guess if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Thanks for the heads up.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy is selling an Excalibur Mirage
he is so intent on selling it as "unopened and new " that he made 12 photos of the box alone and none of the actual computer for fear of taking it out of the shrink wrap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Excalibur-Electronics-Mirage-Chess-Computer-Master-Strength-/192231761692?hash=item2cc1e7e71c:g:lk4AAOSwbiFZVIBx

Seriously? 12 photos of the box??

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Sweet

ARB with somewhat rare Grandmaster 4.0 module
original pieces ,manual and the original leather carry it was sold with
reasonable "buy now" price

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GRAND-MASTER-CHESS-AVE-AUTO-RESPONSE-BOARD-WITH-GRAND-MASTER-CHESS-4-0-/282560155763?hash=item41c9e5d073:g:HDQAAOSwstJZO9f0

Its Dosent Get Much Better Then This Regards
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
This is Sweet

ARB with somewhat rare Grandmaster 4.0 module
original pieces ,manual and the original leather carry it was sold with
reasonable "buy now" price

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GRAND-MASTER-CHESS-AVE-AUTO-RESPONSE-BOARD-WITH-GRAND-MASTER-CHESS-4-0-/282560155763?hash=item41c9e5d073:g:HDQAAOSwstJZO9f0

Its Dosent Get Much Better Then This Regards
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The Auction ended abruptly as "no longer available for sale"
i guess someone made an offer to..

Go Around Ebay Regards
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
This guy is selling an Excalibur Mirage
he is so intent on selling it as "unopened and new " that he made 12 photos of the box alone and none of the actual computer for fear of taking it out of the shrink wrap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Excalibur-Electronics-Mirage-Chess-Computer-Master-Strength-/192231761692?hash=item2cc1e7e71c:g:lk4AAOSwbiFZVIBx

Seriously? 12 photos of the box??

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It's a beautiful box, a wonderful box, an incomparable box. But a ridiculous price.

Excalibur Mediocrity Regards,
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Par excellence? Reply with quote

Not saying this isn't legit, but the seller isn't doing a lot to persuade you it is:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142440851856

So it's a Par excellence, overclocked, but in a regular excellence case. Allegedly done by an expert, but no photo of the invoice or other evidence that it isn't just a regular unit. Of course, no returns accepted!
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