You now I’m an eBay addicted and everyday I check patiently and carefull all the new ads to try to find good things at low prices. One of the searches I follow painstackingly is the one related to the NES world which is my undisguised love. However there is always someone who puts a lot of useless keywords in the item description. The most classic is when they sell something not related to NES putting in the description “no NES” with the result that I see the ad even if I’m not interested.
But sometimes these tricks are very useful. While I was looking to find some games I read someone was willing to sell his pristine Commodore 64C with something like 60 games or so (original and copies) at 70€ + shipping. Usually I’m not really into Commodore things, since “my” first computer was a Spectrum and my expericence with 80’s home computers ended with sir Clive’s creature, but I’m always open to try something new.
I’ve seen tons of Commodores sold for 50€ in medium-to-bad conditions with just a few games but here I had a shiny white computer with all cables and leads, a cassette player and 60+ games. You can’t imagine my surprise when I’ve seen the seller was living a couple of miles away from me!
I immediately contacted him and he told me he could have given away the computer with a further discount of 10€ and I couldn’t say no. We met after a few days and what I received was this wonderful C64C.
The guy wo sold this is a Commodorian since ages and he had to face all collectors main problem: lack of space. So he has to part with a piece of his collection and this is the reason why I’m now a proud C64 owner.
As I told you with the computer came a lot of games, more than 60. Usually when you take these kind of lot, the game you find are always very common/very sh**ty/very bad, but I was completely surprised when I saw some of the titles: famous games such as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Rambo, Bubble Bobble, Arkanoid, Double Dragon, Cabal…I didn’t expected that much! And if you consider the price is like 50 cents per game!
I immediately hooked up the computer to see if everything was working correctly and I tried Double Dragon. The loading time was endless, as you may know and it seemed even longer becuase I couldn’t wait to play the game! Then finally I saw on the screen the main menu and I could run the game. It was the first time I put my hand on a Commodore since…I don’t know when and the experience was great! The game was perfect, the graphics amazing and the joystick worked perfectly.
What I have to say. I’ve been very lucky!