Panasonic Turbo R GT potentially for sale

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By Daemos

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26-03-2021, 13:06

I once bought a turbor that was broken for a price that would amaze you nowadays. Never regretted my choice of obtaining the computer and will never sell it. Do not sell it. You WILL regret it. Next month some stuff will come out on msx that will make you pick up your turbor again I promise.

By AxelStone

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28-03-2021, 12:08

zoltari wrote:

I'm thinking of selling my Panasonic Turbo R GT MSX computer.

The reason I'm thinking of selling? I rarely use it. It seems a shame to see a beautiful machine sitting and gathering dust.
I've been a serious collector of vintage games consoles and computer hardware for about 18 - 20 years so my collection (in my wife's words) has "become excessive".

I'll recomend to you just the opossite of most of the people: sell it, really. Life priority changes, if you are asking yourself for selling it it's because in your mind you feel that you are not going to use it anymore. I've passed the same situation, I had a good collection of MSX machines but during 2 years I realized that the only MSX I used was my Zemmix Neo. I decided to sell all my computers (MSX Turbo R, MSX2+, MSX2, MSX...). 1 year has passed since I sold my last MSX and I don't miss any of them. I continue doing the same than before, using my Zemmix Neo every day but now I have more space and more money in my pocket.

It's my suggestion Smile

By djh1697

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28-03-2021, 19:37

I sold my TurboR GT over 12 years ago, someone got a bargain. I couldn't live without MSX, so bought a used MSX2, then a 2+, now I have a MSXVR, a lovely machine that keeps getting updated. I regretted selling it at the time, but life was such that I needed too

By remcos

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18-06-2021, 13:37

Just sell it. I understand the sentiment but this machine should be owned by someone who actually enjoys using it regularly and not be sitting unused in an attic collecting dust and potentially breaking down over time.

I sold mine a few years ago and it was a tough decision at that moment but I don't regret it. I loved my MSX years but selling a machine will not change that. All the fond memories will remain.

By zoltari

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22-07-2021, 18:03

I’ve read the many responses to my post about potentially selling my Turbo R and it’s made me think that maybe you are correct. I’ve recently taken a few weeks off work and visited a good friend who also collects computers - he offered to buy my Turbo R when I mentioned I was thinking of selling it. We spent that evening playing various Konami games on his Toshiba MSX2 and we had great fun… this made me realise that perhaps selling my Turbo R isn’t a great idea - not just yet anyway.

As many of you have pointed out, they are ridiculously difficult to find in fantastic condition (or even reasonable condition) and mine is a very nice machine. I think, on reflection, I would regret selling it.

I am therefore no longer selling this machine. Not for the moment anyway.
Instead I’ve decided to set up all of machines in my spare room and actually make use of them. My good friend (who I visited) has done this and frankly, it’s a brilliant idea if you the space and time to do it.

If I ever do change my mind, which I may well do in 20 years or so, I will sell it then.

Thanks to the people who did express an interest.

By valkyre

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22-07-2021, 18:41

It's good to keep the turbo R in the UK! There aren't too many around!

By Grauw

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22-07-2021, 18:45

What I do is keep the turboR covered when I do not use it, to prevent the plastics of the keys from yellowing. I lie a pillow cover on top of it. So far this has worked for me, so if you keep it in a room with sunlight, I can recommend it.

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