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Commodore 16

Postby TwinChargers » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:55 am

Anybody here use one of these before? Apparently it was a commercial failure here in North America. I believe it was released between the VIC 20 and the 64, but it is compatible with neither. Reason I ask is there is on craigslist in my town a C16 CIB in mint perfect condition is being sold for $10 and it comes along with a c-16 tudor. I know that this is probably a decent deal, but I know also it is gonna be difficult to find anything compatible with it. Its difficult to find much info on it, so I was wondering if I could get some recommendations or testimonials from you guys before I pursue it.
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby MaximumRD » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:22 pm

Don't know much more either but in that condition at that price I would grab it just for the collection! It is a cool looking machine for sure.
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby Zap! » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:30 pm

TwinChargers wrote:Anybody here use one of these before? Apparently it was a commercial failure here in North America. I believe it was released between the VIC 20 and the 64, but it is compatible with neither. Reason I ask is there is on craigslist in my town a C16 CIB in mint perfect condition is being sold for $10 and it comes along with a c-16 tudor. I know that this is probably a decent deal, but I know also it is gonna be difficult to find anything compatible with it. Its difficult to find much info on it, so I was wondering if I could get some recommendations or testimonials from you guys before I pursue it.


Not sure what it's worth, but for $10, grab it. It's not easy to find, and you can add it to your collection. Or, you could sell it for more than $10 on eBay.
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby TwinChargers » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:05 am

MaximumRD, is that your own personal Commodore 16? I agree it is a pretty slick looking system. I called yesterday to see if it was still available, but there was no answer. I'll probably try again today sometime.
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby MaximumRD » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:26 pm

TwinChargers wrote:MaximumRD, is that your own personal Commodore 16? I agree it is a pretty slick looking system. I called yesterday to see if it was still available, but there was no answer. I'll probably try again today sometime.


Wish I could say yes but I cannot, found it with Google picture search..........................

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Re: Commodore 16

Postby TwinChargers » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:02 pm

Well, it sounds like I'm probably gonna be picking this thing up on Monday. More updates on this thing as they come.
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby TwinChargers » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:35 pm

Well, I'm the proud owner of a Commodore 16!! The thing is in nice shape considering its age. The only downside is that I need to find a power adapter for the thing, since it didn't come with one. Has the paperwork with it, and the Tudor cartridge. I've been up for about 21 hours though, so I'll have to look at it more tomorrow.
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby MaximumRD » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:31 pm

TwinChargers wrote:Well, I'm the proud owner of a Commodore 16!! The thing is in nice shape considering its age. The only downside is that I need to find a power adapter for the thing, since it didn't come with one. Has the paperwork with it, and the Tudor cartridge. I've been up for about 21 hours though, so I'll have to look at it more tomorrow.


Hope you don't have too much trouble finding a PSU or at least something equivalent/compatible. I always thought it would be awesome to put a C64 into that sweet looking case though, not sure how feasable that would be but damn it would look nice.

Having recently obtained an original C64 I am sure I am going to paint it black, my later model 64C looks almost new so I will leave that as is but defintely will paint my original model C64................
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby Zap! » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:01 am

TwinChargers wrote:Well, I'm the proud owner of a Commodore 16!! The thing is in nice shape considering its age. The only downside is that I need to find a power adapter for the thing, since it didn't come with one. Has the paperwork with it, and the Tudor cartridge. I've been up for about 21 hours though, so I'll have to look at it more tomorrow.


Congrats and good for you for finding such a sweet deal. Let me be the first to say though: :ttiwwp:
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby TwinChargers » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:18 am

Ter wrote:
TwinChargers wrote:Well, I'm the proud owner of a Commodore 16!! The thing is in nice shape considering its age. The only downside is that I need to find a power adapter for the thing, since it didn't come with one. Has the paperwork with it, and the Tudor cartridge. I've been up for about 21 hours though, so I'll have to look at it more tomorrow.


Congrats and good for you for finding such a sweet deal. Let me be the first to say though: :ttiwwp:


Well, my wifes camera is on the fritz right now, so it may be a bit until I get some photos up. Nothing real special to see anyways, atleast nothing you cannot find on other sites. Looks exactly like the pick MaximumRD posted earlier. From the smell of it, it definitely came from a smokers home. I'd say the box it came in is in pretty fair condition, not "mint" by any means, but decent. Now I just have to venture out to the garage and look for a power adapter of some sort.
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Re: Commodore 16

Postby Zap! » Fri May 01, 2009 12:50 pm

Any updates on this? Do you have any games for it yet?
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