I agree with Daniel.
My dream is to have an MSX TR GT but I know the prices are impossible. The price of these machines is not very economical and, with exceptions, there is no way to have them if it is not from Japan.
All the machines that I bought from Daniel, without exaggerating, look like new.
None of these machines gave me any problems and these machines work like the first day.
It is also not easy and it takes time to leave these machines in the aesthetic state that can be seen in this MSX TR ST. In Brazil you can get some (I live in Argentina) and the prices there are higher than those published by Daniel. And aesthetically it is not easy to find like the one in the photo.
Personally I do not buy an MSX (which are not common these days) if this is not restored by Daniel: quality assurance.
Greetings to all
(And sorry for my poor English, the Google translator helped!)
Last month I imported a FS-A1GT from Japan.
Here are the costs that were involved to get this machine:
Auction + Fee : € 490,00
Shipping : € 86,04
VAT + Importfee : € 120,00
230V Transformer : € 20,00
Drivebelt: € 2,50
Total : € 718,54
To me this was a bargain, but it took almost 6 months to win an auction with a price below € 500,-
(many times a GT auction finishes on € 600 and higher)
In my opinion the prices from Daniel are really reasonable especially the good service from Daniel is an extra when buying from him.
A friend of mine bought a very well conserved ST with 230V and 512K for just 450 just yesterday.
With some patience and jumping on it on the right time it's still possible to get one for a fair price... Oh, and you need some luck as well...
My GT from Yahoo Auctions also added up to >€600 a few years back, probably over €700 if I include the power converter that I bought later to replace the cheapo Chinese 110V one I had before. And prices have gone up since. It’s in great condition though, really happy with it!
I have to add also my own experience, i bought a turboR ST, upgraded to 512ks, with working disk drive, all keys operational, and manuals & box & poly & system disks from yahoo auctions via buyee.com
The auction ended at 384 euros (really a bargain nowadays), but with buyee.com fees, preparing the box with very good protection package, sending it via SAL (i usually send items bought from japan via surface, it takes longer, but is cheaper) and finally customs fee (about 23,5% of total price) for a final of 596 euros... and this after several months of watching yahoo auctions in buyee.com...
So, the computers sold by Daniel are a really good choice, and they are not expensive, if you take into account all time waiting, searching, hoping for not finding any problems, and having a nice working MSX :-D
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