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Offline curtis

Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:56:29 PM »
Well, the wife and I have agreed to disagree and I've moved to a new, smaller place.

Unfortunately, with the smaller space comes less room for the collection, so I'm going to have to part with a LOT of stuff.

First up is my Bodega Bay.

I picked this up quite some time ago and had to do a lot of repair work to get it looking good.

First, several of the retainers on the front were broken.  Those have been fixed.

Second, the power connector going from the BB to the A500 was a disaster.  That was completely replaced with the power cord from a dead A500 power supply and provides a lot of spare length allowing for easy access to the back of the 500.

Third, I added extensions for the mouse and joy stick port.  This helps a ton if you need to pull the 500 out.  Same as the power cord.

Fourth, the cover on the expansion port connector was completely missing.  I picked up the shell from a GVP sidecar and modified it to cover the "boot."  Not necessary for functionality, but makes it look better.  I've added a couple of velcro patches to hold it into place, but a third piece between the 500 and the Bodega Bay would make it look a lot better and more secure, so I'll include a velcro pair with this.

For what it's worth, I know for a fact the Bodega Bay works with the 2386SX bridge board because I had it in there.

Ditto memory expansion by GVP, IDE by Dataflyer.

Due to the fact this beast weighs about 25 pounds packed, I'm figuring international shipping would be prohibitive.

Now the important part.  I'd like to get $750 for it.  Buyer to cover shipping and paypal fees.

I am also open to local pick up.

I'm offering this to the a.org community first to ensure it finds a good home.  However, if I don't have a buyer in a week, I'll have to take it to fleabay.

I'm also listing it on amibay.org.

Curtis
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Offline slimf

Re: Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 03:50:30 AM »
Am I missing something or do you want 750 for a case?
 

Offline Methuselas

Re: Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 03:53:57 AM »
Quote from: slimf;778756
Am I missing something or do you want 750 for a case?



Dude.... The Bodega turned your A500 into an A2000 and used to cost 3 grand. I always wanted one of these. :(
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Offline LoadWB

Re: Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 04:49:56 AM »
I am disappointed to say that I had to throw one out several years ago.  I was unable to find anyone to GIVE it to, and I simply could no longer pay to store things that I was not using.  I hope this one finds a good home.  These are incredible upgrades for anyone with a 500.

Also, sorry to hear about you and your wife's disposition.  It is a shame when you find you can no longer be with someone.
 

Offline Plaz

Re: Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 05:55:09 AM »
As kind of a rare collectible now the price is what anyone desires to pay.

However Bodega Bay originally retailed for $300-400. I guess if you stuffed it full of goodies afterwards, you could reach that $3k mark.  It didn't include a video slot if I recall. So still a disadvantage to the 2000 with no toaster or video card options. But it was still awesome expansion for the 500 back in the day if you didn't need those video bits. I sold mine ages ago when I was able to upgrade to a A4000.

P.S.   Found an old review in an AmigaWorld archive from 1991. Just search the page for "Bodega Bay".
http://archive.org/stream/amiga-world-1991-09/Amiga_World_Vol_07_09_1991_Sep_djvu.txt

Plaz
 

Offline Plaz

Re: Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 05:58:43 AM »
Quote from: LoadWB;778761
I was unable to find anyone to GIVE it to


Bummer, I guess back when I wasn't hanging around much I missed out on that. I could have added to my Amiga shelf of famed hardware. :)

Plaz
 

Offline curtis

Re: Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2014, 10:28:18 PM »
Well, doesn't seem like I got much interest at $750, so how about $500?

Curtis
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Offline curtis

Re: Bodega Bay in Amarillo, TX
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 03:43:11 PM »
Well, no nibbles here, so off to ebay it goes.
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