Wanted Commodore 64 in working condition

BillHooBillHoo Member Posts: 207 ■■■□□□□□□□
Looking for a C64 to use and get into all my old data.

Looking for a system between $50 and $100.
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  • Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 A+, Network+, Security+, Project+ USA, CARegistered Users Posts: 159 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The good old days... :)

    Current:  A+ | Network+ | Project+ |Security+
    Working on: Cysa+
  • BillHooBillHoo Member Posts: 207 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Maybe if I add....It's imperative to national security!

  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Try eBay. I see them on eBay often.
  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Member Posts: 1,179 ■■■■■■■■□□
  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Member Posts: 399 ■■■■■□□□□□
    My first computer as a kid 🤓

    Still have it too 🤣 (but sorry that price is too low for me).








  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Member Posts: 1,179 ■■■■■■■■□□
    edited April 2019
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,915 Mod
    I'm also still holding on to mine. Dies with me.
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,767 Mod
    Our first was a 286, it cost like 2K. I don't miss those days. With the Huge Monitor that took up half the desk. lol
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 A+, Network+, Security+, Project+ USA, CARegistered Users Posts: 159 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Started off with a TI/994A then a Commodore 128 ... miss those days
    Current:  A+ | Network+ | Project+ |Security+
    Working on: Cysa+
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Our first was a 286, it cost like 2K. I don't miss those days. With the Huge Monitor that took up half the desk. lol
    You must have been so cool. I distinctly remember being envious of people with a 286. My first was 6502 based and then I had a 8086.
  • BillHooBillHoo Member Posts: 207 ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited April 2019
    Started off with a TI/994A then a Commodore 128 ... miss those days
    The TI-99/4A was on my list, primarily because of the built in voice synthesizer chip.  I was making plans to attach it to a moped with a battery and power invertor to make a talking moped... ala Knight Rider.

    Opted for the C-64 instead because of the sprite graphics chip...didn't get the moped til 27 years later!
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,767 Mod
    ha! so cool.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • PCTechLincPCTechLinc Senior Member King City, CAMember Posts: 646 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Tandy 1000EX with a COLOR monitor and Daisy Wheel printer... 7 years old reading a DOS book because no one in my family wanted to learn how to use it.
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  • BillHooBillHoo Member Posts: 207 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Started off with a TI/994A then a Commodore 128 ... miss those days
    The TI-99/4A was on my list, primarily because of the built in voice synthesizer chip.  I was making plans to attach it to a moped with a battery and power invertor to make a talking moped... ala Knight Rider.

    Opted for the C64 instead...and it took me 27 years before I got the moped!
  • BillHooBillHoo Member Posts: 207 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Started off with a TI/994A then a Commodore 128 ... miss those days
    The TI-99/4A was on my list, primarily because of the built in voice synthesizer chip.  I was making plans to attach it to a moped with a battery and power invertor to make a talking moped... ala Knight Rider.

    Opted for the C64 instead...and it took me 27 years before I got the moped!
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,023 Admin
    The first computer I owned was a circa 1980 Zenith HZ-89A with 64K RAM and running CP/M-80. It was like owning an old VW Bug that you constantly tinkered with.
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,767 Mod
    and we had a very loud dot matrix printer.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • EANxEANx Member Posts: 1,078 ■■■■■■■■□□
    The good old days, where you stored games on a discount audio cassette (bought in three-packs).
  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Member Posts: 1,179 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I used a paper hole punch to clip the other side of a 5-1/4 floppy so I could write to the other side of it, making it double-sided. I could store more games on a single floppy that way.
  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Member Posts: 399 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Great to see this thread blew up!

    I truly attribute my success to the C64. Got it for a xmas present as a kid. My parents had no idea what they were buying me, but it was "electronic", so they knew I would like it. 🤣

    It's what really sparked my interest in comps., sitting there for hours upon hours with that book haha trying to make it do what I wanted and then seeing the results were awesome.

  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    The coolest thing that I had with my first computer was a Novation Cat. I saved for months to get that thing so I could have actual full-duplex communications.
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