Yamaha MSX2 YIS-805/128 for SALE

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By Trikselion

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09-11-2017, 11:03

Yamaha MSX2 YIS-805/128 КУВТ2

This computer is a Yamaha company made specifically for the USSR educational institutions.
This is a rare teaching modification in an excellent, fully authentic, fully working condition.
Years of production are approximately 1985-1990.

The lot includes:
1x Personal computer Yamaha MSX2 YIS-805/128 (include network module, 2 original floppy drives);
1x Original user guide (eng);
1x Original keyboard (en/ru);
1x Original boot floppy disk 3.5" 720Kb;
1x Not original floppy disk 3.5" 1.44MB, formatted as 720Kb;
2x Authentic Japan battaries AA.

Located in Moscow, Russia.
The price: 1600$ US.
A reasoned bargaining is possible.
Delivery at your expense.

Please contact me by email ONLY.
Сontact email: [email protected]

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By Grauw

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09-11-2017, 19:20

Nice machine, but $1600… oO Twice as much as a turboR GT, I wonder if anyone would pay that.

Good luck Smile.

By switch

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09-11-2017, 19:40

$1600+expenses= about $1700

By Alexey

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10-11-2017, 02:17

The 19% import tax will be a bitch to pay. Sad

By Stt1

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10-11-2017, 07:44

24% VAT for Finland (0% category otherwise for this equipment, but VAT needs to be paid anyway). And VAT is paid also for the shipping costs...

Anyway, really nice package. Fortunately I sold my other Russian computers already, otherwise I would have felt urge to buy this one.

By DamnedAngel

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14-11-2017, 12:22

60% import tax in Brazil. Can anyone beat that?
My country is a mess, from several perspectives.

Nice machine, but a little bit out of my reality.

By Spider

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14-11-2017, 15:46

My uncle like to say: "I would agree to pay either half"

By Alexey

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14-11-2017, 16:18

Indeed. Smile Half of that amount would be more or less (rather less than more actually) reasonable price. But this machine, no matter how good or rare it is still can't be compared with TurboR GT, which you can buy for pretty much the same "half" price of this Yamaha nowadays.

By Stt1

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15-11-2017, 12:21

This goes highly off-topic... 60% import tax sounds like top, I haven't ever heard any worse...

"Reasonably priced" - this is always an personal opinion (and interesting topic Wink ). Many people may share the same "common" opinion about it, but there is always someone thinking differently. I personally finds this set quite reasonable - however, I have no unlimited funds and there are some other priorities just now, so I'm not buying. First time I see such a good package in a very good condition (yes, I have seen for example loose keyboard missing a keycap and put together with screws sticking through plastics (sold still for three number price), broken parts from computer and so on). And even in bad condition this computer is very rare. And also, in my opinion rarity and condition makes part of the value always. Why else would even rubbish games sell for hundreds or thousands of euros/dollars?

What comes to Turbo-R... Only reason that they are still "commonly reasonably" priced is the amount of them produced compared to rather small user/collector group. If they would be more rare, this "king of the MSX" machine would sell today in a totally different price class.

PS. There was working C65 prototype recently sold in Ebay for more than 80000 Euro (yes, 80 thousand) - IMO, it didn't sell for that amount just for it's technical superiority or usability compared to C64 LOL!

By Spider

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16-11-2017, 04:36

Free market is a funny place where misinformed (or stupid) person is willing to pay thousands for an item.
While other people with piece of mind observe a trade laughing.
I would say that someone who will pay $1600 for this system is rather misinformed, or possesses useless pile of money.
If it comes about ebay or other place of trade, anyone may ask a million dollars for a pencil, however
your connection to reality in this demand may vary.

By Stt1

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16-11-2017, 08:01

In curiosity: what misinformation is here with this YIS-805?

Just some "bouncing the ball":
"Demand in having something" - well, another interesting (off-)topic... Somebody may easily use almost 2500 Euro per year for cigarrettes and be just ok with that (a box of cigarrettes here costs over 7 Euro according to google and if you use one box per day...). Well, if you don't for example smoke, you have such "useless pile of money" and may feel demand for collecting something what someone else does not value any way. And anyway, some collectors have a good salary or other incomes -> there is a lot of money to put into items nowadays. Collecting these machines is not nowadays anymore 15 year old kid pocket money -level.

In the end you could easily question why to have real MSX-hardware at all when you can emulate it on PC... Having real item, like T-R or game cartridge is just another "demand".

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