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WHERE TO BUY ST / FALCON / TT HARDWARE & SOFTWARE

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 7:41 pm
by RetroGamerUK
Like it says, for buying new and used hardware and software, you may try the following sites, in doing so you agree to the disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER:
Neither this site nor myself can give any guarantees, assurances or be in any way held responsible for anything that results from the use of the sites linked here, so you use them at your own risk!!


Here are the sites, grouped by where they are based:

Based in the U.K.:

Exxos store reloaded.
Language: English.
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/
    Systems - No computers of this category in stock.
    Hardware - All sorts! Boosters, chips, connectors, floppy, mice, PSU, RAM, ROM, Switches.
    Software - No software available (I think).
    Misc - Tools, cleaners, stuff, paraphernalia, things, bits n pieces.
    Servicing & Repairs - Available (I think).

ST-Freakz
Language: English
Secondhand machines, hardware, repairs service, E-Mail the site for info.
http://www.ST-Freakz.co.uk
    Systems - Second hand and refurbished STF, STFM, STE.
    Hardware - Monitors, mice, internal power supplies ,internal/external disk drives , NEW DMA cables, ST-VGA high res monitor adaptors, Falcon-SVGA monitor adaptors, custom IC chips and many parts.
    Software - HUGE amount of boxed games/some music software (Cubase/C LAB) - email for list.
    Misc - E-Mail for details.
    Servicing & Repairs - Available to mainland U.K.
Excellent, quick, polite and succinct communication and trading from ST Freakz (aka. atarifreakz on eBay). Very much recommended. Matt.

Keychange Music Services
Language: British.
"Atari fettlers to the world"
http://www.keychange.co.uk/
    Systems - Available, call for details.
    Hardware - Mono Monitors, high res to SVGA adaptors, SCSI hard drives, MIDI, mice...
    Software - Cubase.
    Misc - Rack mounts, peripherals,
    Servicing & Repairs - Available, pick up and delivery can be arranged.

Jay's Retro Computer Sales
Language: English.
"Over 20 years of retro computing experience."
http://www.ataristsales.co.uk/
    Systems - Second hand and refurbished STF, STFM and STE.
    Hardware - Floppy drives, power supplies, keyboards, motherboards and many parts.
    Software - Comprehensive amount of games, utilities, music, software and demos.
    Misc - Blank floppies, check for new items.
    Servicing & Repairs - Available worldwide.


Based in the U.S.A.:

B & C ComputerVisions
Language: American.
Very wide range of Atari products, from all eras, well stocked.
http://www.myatari.com/
    Systems - ST, TT, Falcon, Stacy new and re-conditioned.
    Hardware - New and re-conditioned peripherals, cables, connectors, chips, upgrades.
    Software - Wide range of games, applications, Public Domain.
    Misc - Books, manuals, blank disks.
    Servicing & Repairs - Available.


Best Electronics
Language: American.
Very wide range of Atari products.
http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/text.htm
    Systems - ST, STE, TT, Falcon, Stacy.
    Hardware - Wide range of new and re-conditioned peripherals, cables, connectors, hard drives.
    Software - Wide range of games, applications, Public Domain.
    Misc - Books, manuals, blank disks, wide range of service manuals and tools.
    Servicing & Repairs - Available.
Atari Best Electronics rocks! User Comments.


If anyone does have a bad experience with any of these sites then please let me know by PM and if required then I will remove the link.
That's all I know of so far, does anyone know of any more non-E-bay related places to get ST hardware / software?? :)

Have I missed something or got something wrong with any of these sites? :o

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:21 pm
by cb

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:38 pm
by Dew-It
Best Electronics USA
http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/
They had some Falcon Keycaps I needed for my Atari Falcon. Are as good or better than B & C. They sell all kinds of Atari related hardware.

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:40 pm
by Desty
This is great - nice one RGuk.
I see a few reconditioned Falcons and TTs for sale on the American sites for bigmoneys (the TTs aren't too bad tho), pity there aren't more places with them closer to home.

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:34 pm
by caffeinekid
Atari Workshop... Atari STE from £180 and Falcon from £450???

EEK! That's a bit rich for my blood, to say the least.

Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 11:20 pm
by RetroGamerUK
I have 3 STEs...... K-CHING! 8)
Ehhh-heheheheeee! :twisted:

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 2:51 am
by telengard
Dew-It wrote:Best Electronics USA
http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/
They had some Falcon Keycaps I needed for my Atari Falcon. Are as good or better than B & C. They sell all kinds of Atari related hardware.


Is this place still in business? I've sent them emails about purchasing stuff and have heard nothing back.

~telengard

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 3:01 am
by Dew-It
Yes they are. I noticed it takes time for a reply as well. I usually call them, but then I live in the states.

Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:03 pm
by jonnymorris
Car boot sales are still my favourite for acquiring second hand 8 and 16 bit computers (that's like a yard sale in a field, for the Americans among you).
Typically you can pick up a complete setup of Atari ST stuff (minus monitor) for about £20 tops, much less if it's a bit grubby and is missing a mouse etc. People get them from house clearance sales and just chuck them in with the rest of the stuff, charge what they like but rarely anything above a tenner.
I've had a few ST's and Amiga's (sorry for the A word) this way, cleaned them up, played with them a bit and then sold them on as complete setups.

Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:12 pm
by RetroGamerUK
jonnymorris wrote:Car boot sales are still my favourite for acquiring second hand 8 and 16 bit computers (that's like a yard sale in a field, for the Americans among you).
Typically you can pick up a complete setup of Atari ST stuff (minus monitor) for about £20 tops, much less if it's a bit grubby and is missing a mouse etc. People get them from house clearance sales and just chuck them in with the rest of the stuff, charge what they like but rarely anything above a tenner.
I've had a few ST's and Amiga's (sorry for the A word) this way, cleaned them up, played with them a bit and then sold them on as complete setups.

That sounds great, gimme the URL and I'll add it to the top post :wink:

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:04 am
by alexh
16/32 Systems recently bought Atari Workshops stock (or merged or something) so I guess AW are now closed.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:44 am
by Chandler
alexh wrote:16/32 Systems recently bought Atari Workshops stock (or merged or something) so I guess AW are now closed.


i'm not surprised they're now closed if they charge £180 for an STE! 8O

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:18 pm
by RetroGamerUK
Look closely at what I already added to the 16/32 Systems bit :o
This could be a good thing then assuming that 16/32 (who presently have very little hardware) take on all of the Atari Workshop's stock.... :)
Although I disagree that any of the above sites are overpriced, its usually brand new stock they are offering, not untested gadgets from your local car boot..
And the used hardware they offer is fully tested and usually re-conditioned but most of all it is guaranteed (but not by me :wink:).

I think the biggest misconception here is the idea that E-Bay is some sort of accurate price guide, which it isn't.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:38 pm
by Chandler
just had another look

the £180 STE s are second hand

maybe i should start a new thread: who would pay £180 for an STE! 8O

doesn't say if they're boxed or anything

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:02 pm
by RetroGamerUK
Ehhh talk about it here, after all its the sites listed here that are under scrutiny..
So, a 4 meg STE, from the sites listed above, costs between $390.00 and $450.00 which at the current exchange rate of about $1.99 to the pound brings the price to between £195.00 and £226.00
These were for NTSC "like new" re-conditioned 4 meg STEs, the site B & C computervisions gives a 90 day warranty on STEs, not sure about Best Electronics...

I agree it is a lot of money, but is it too much to ask?

I have E-Mailed both the stores that stock this computer asking if they are supplied in the original box with manual etc, seems only fair to get an accurate as possible comparison, I will post the exact details as soon as I get them.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:14 pm
by RetroGamerUK
Ok I have had replies from both Best Electronics and B & C Computervisions..
Basically, the STEs they sell don't come with a box...
Plus, Best Electronics have quoted between 75 and 99 US$ for postage to the UK....

So this debate is out the window for us UK folk really unless someone can actually find a UK store that stocks ST(E)s??
I cannot find any STs listed in either the Atari-Workshop or 16/32 systems :|

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 3:06 pm
by PaulB
This guy does spam the newsgroups a bit but he may have whole systems for sale.

http://www.keychange.co.uk/

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:26 am
by jens
Well - in Germany there's Peter Denk.
There are others, too, but I'm not sitting in front of my link list atm as I'm on vacation. ;)

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:45 pm
by RetroGamerUK
Cheers Jens :)

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:55 pm
by teh3pwner
jens wrote:Well - in Germany there's Peter Denk.
There are others, too, but I'm not sitting in front of my link list atm as I'm on vacation. ;)


I dont know german so I ask here, does this guy ship only in germany or does he ship outside germany??????? :?: :?: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:48 pm
by Mug UK
Tried inviting the guy who runs Keychange to the Jagfest as he was around the corner but never got a reply back off him.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:02 pm
by RetroGamerUK
teh3pwner wrote:
jens wrote:Well - in Germany there's Peter Denk.
There are others, too, but I'm not sitting in front of my link list atm as I'm on vacation. ;)


I dont know german so I ask here, does this guy ship only in germany or does he ship outside germany??????? :?: :?: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually, I was wondering whether or not to ask Jens if he would do some brief descriptions of what is available (like the ones i have already done) but in German since the site is of little use to us non-Deutchers..

Or if it would be better to do a description in Engrish then could Jens or someone translate to English for me as I am not sure exactly what they have in stock 8O
Could be Lederhosen or Sauer Kraut for all I know :?
(Again I apologise in advance BTW).

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:35 pm
by simonsunnyboy
Overpriced secondhand machines, cabling and software, nothing exciting.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:05 pm
by RetroGamerUK
Thanks Simonsunnyboy, I will update the first post! :)

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:40 pm
by jens
Overpriced for us Germans, which will maybe means interesting prices for the rest of the world. ;)

You'll get a half year warranty there if I'm properly informed.
And sometimes nice machines come up there.

Peter Denk is selling on eBay as well.
I think his nick there is 'computerundtinte'.