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I have a Transwarp GS at home, will like to sell it, what will be price tag for this item in working condition ?

 

I know is pretty expensive anyway.

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Firstly, I assume that it works.

Secondly, are you asking what a fair price would be for it or what it could get?

I would say that a fair price would be about €100 before shipping.

If you want as much as you can get for it, then eBay is your only man.

You could start with €200 and include free international shipping and let the bidding begin.

However, you could just offer it here for a fixed price and see if anyone snaps it up.

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FWIW, the last sold TWGS on ebay went for $620US on December 6th. A BIN listing went for $500US in November. Both were "stock" cards running at 7Mhz with the original 65c816 and 8k of cache. A card with 32k cache and a speed bump could likely fetch a bit more, but both upgrades are readily available nowadays so market pricing might not take that into account anymore.

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For what it's worth, about a year ago someone donated a NIB Transwarp GS to the local FreeGeek. I saw it before it went in the recycle pile(!) and it sold on AppleFritter for $600.00 in the blink of an eye.

 

My evil side wanted to keep it for myself, but I knew it would be a good fundraiser for the FG. :)

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Firstly, I assume that it works. Secondly, are you asking what a fair price would be for it or what it could get? I would say that a fair price would be about €100 before shipping. If you want as much as you can get for it, then eBay is your only man. You could start with €200 and include free international shipping and let the bidding begin. However, you could just offer it here for a fixed price and see if anyone snaps it up.

€100 is way too low.  More like ~$650 USD + shipping for a good working unit is a fair price.  Demand is always going to be high for these things.

 

Now is anyone here has an Apple 1 for €100, let me know...

 

Rick

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I stand corrected. It seems that I was waaay off.

I should have stated in this post that my estimate is only based on what it's value is in the USA.  For all I know, 100 may be a good estimate in Europe.

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A Euro is currently trading at $1.04, so... no, can't really imagine that makes much difference. Even if there's less interest in the Apple IIgs scene in Europe if someone offered a Transwarp for sale for $104 and word got out I suspect there'd be plenty of people willing to pay overseas shipping.

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So a mint IIgs system with Transwarp GS, SCSI card, 8MB RAM card, keyboard, monitor, mouse, both floppies might be pushing $1000?

For a mint ROM03 IIgs system with Transwarp GS, CFFA3000 Card, 8MB RAM card, keyboard, AppleColor RGB monitor, mouse, both floppies might be pushing $1000?  Yes, a grand would be a fair price.

 

Rick

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I think this depends a lot on how we define "fair". From what I can tell from a few eBay searches $1,000 would be less than the component prices for either of those BOMs unless you seriously lucked out. For the CFFA 3000 alone you'd have to expect to spend at least $300 (someone did managed to get one recently for $170, but that's a serious outlier), and the cheapest Transwarp GS sold recently was $500. The SCSI card is sort of the wild card here; looks like sometimes they go for as little as $50, but the only one on offer at the moment is a $175 BIN, so... even if we pretend you *can* get that for $50 and add that to the $500 for the transwarp that's only giving you a $450 budget for the rest of the system. (And remember, we specified "mint" here.)

A scruffy ROM1 that just included a Transwarp and a couple drives *and didn't even POST properly with its RAM card installed* recently went for $800, so, well, there you go.

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Tested yesterday while having a pair of IIgs at home, i don't see the splash screen when turned on, go straight to the screen with the Apple rom.

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Check the settings of the card (Ctrl+Opt+Esc). You can enable/disable the screen splash as well as the sound.

 

FWIW, I won't sell my Rom 3 + CFFA3000 + 3MB GS RAM Plus + 12MHz Transwarp GS for $1,000. For me, it's worth much more than that.

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Okay, what's the value of a ROM 01 (or ROM 03, I have both) IIGS with an Uthernet card, an Apple HS SCSI card with CD-ROM drive, a 17 MHz TWGS, Apple II 3.5" drive controller along with two 3.5 1.44 Superdrives, one 3.5 800K drive, two 5.25 floppy drives, a CFFA3000 along with an A2heaven 8MB IIGS memory card.  It also has an upgraded 80W power supply and a Nishida Radio RGB to Component (R-Y,B-Y,Y) which feeds the included 15" flat screen LCD TV. there is also included a joystick.

 

 

 

Thanks,

Gerry

 

 

 

 

 

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I would say about $1000. But it does not have an original monitor. Those usually bring up the value. But still I'd think $1000 is about a good price? Any input from others?

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I like the stock IIgs keyboards, those are not original.

 

Anyway most of those upgrades are new and still sold, so you know what you can get them for if parted out. Stock IIgs are not that rare or valuable.

Edited by Unknown_K

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The thing to love about the stock IIgs keyboards is that they are not only compact, but the ADB ports are easily accessible, and they are mechanical! The keycaps which differ in design from the Macintosh key caps are also really nice. (If you can't tell already, the IIgs keyboard is my favorite ADB keyboard

 

Also, I'm getting really jealous right now GerrySch! I would LOVE have CFFA3000, and TransWarp GS for my IIgs! (Unfortunately, I don't know where to find that without going bankrupt) Not to mention the Kensington System Saver, the Apple CD ROM drives, and ALL of those external drives!

Edited by Themk

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It was a long process to build these two machines. I owned a IIgs back in the '80s but sold it when I needed room for newer PCs. What got me back into it was the CFFA3000. When I saw what it could do, I immediately ordered two of them (they were available at the time) before I had any real hardware. After that I just kept my eye on eBay and pieced together these two systems. I built the IIGSes that I originally wanted but could not afford and spent way more than $1000 to put these systems together so I could never sell them for that. What you don't see is all the extra hardware I'm no longer using from extra IIgs chassises to memory cards, keyboards, monitors, Ramfast SCSI cards and mice.

 

Also my goal was not to build a IIGS that was all original hardware but one that fixed the short comings of the original systems. The original CRT display was too small and after 30 years those displays are failing so being able to drive an LCD flatscreen of any size is wonderful. Just wait until you see a 52" IIgs display. It's great! I hated the original IIgs keyboard so I replaced it with a Mac keyboard. So these two machine are comfortable for me to use.

 

Here's a bit of trivia. Remember how we're we're told that the 03 IIGS was faster booting than the 01 because there were less tools to load into RAM? With the TWGS in both machines they now finish pretty much in a dead heat. I'll have to post a video if anyone is interested.

 

Gerry

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Well in that case, I'd say sell everything separately! I might be interested in an scsi card if you do!

 

I'm on mobile right now so I can't see everything you've got, but take a look at the following:

 

Let's say you've got two 3.5 drives, two 5 drives, a IIgs, transwarp, 8 mb ram, scsi card, cffa, cd drive, rgb converter, monitor, upgraded PSU.

 

X2 3.5 drives - $50

X2 5.25 drives - $50

IIgs - $50

Transwarp - $700

8 mb ram - $50

Scsi card - $100

Cffa - $300

Cd drive - $50

Video converter - $25?

LCD - $50?

PSU upgrade - $100.

 

Now try selling that all together. You'd probably see it's hard to sell it as a lot for all that!

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