Do you want to sell some Amstrad software or hardware? Here are some tips to help you to make a quick sale.
The Amstrad CPC464 and CPC6128 were sold for a period from 1985-1990 and are very common. The CPC464+ and CPC6128+ were sold between 1990 and 1995 so are not so common. The CPC664 was sold for about 1 year, before it was supersceeded by the CPC6128 so is less common.
Since the CPC and CPC+ systems were common, please do not expect a lot of money. If the computer is in excellent condition with monitor then you may expect around 30 UK pounds.
There are a few choices:
This will require you to register as a seller, and you will probably have to pay a small fee for the advertisment and in some cases a percentage of the final sale price.
If the item is rare and/or it is in good condition, then you are more likely to make a quick sale and hopefully more money.
The best newsgroup to place the advert in is a newsgroup which is dedicated to the computer system you are selling.
There are 2 excellent websites dedicated to the Amstrad PCW which host sale advertisements.
If your system is in good condition with the original manuals, software and packaging then you might have more luck with this option. But even if your computer is not in great condition, if the collector does not have this computer in their collection, they may be willing to accept it.
Since the CPC and CPC+ are common, many collectors already have these in their collection.
If you post a message on a newsgroup please be aware that the people who read the newsgroup live all over the world, and speak different languages.
The main language used in the comp.sys.amstrad.8bit newsgroup is English, but since the Amstrad sold well in other countries, people from France, Germany and Spain, where the computer sold the most, will also read the group.
You are welcome to post in multiple languages.
Please include the following details:
Also consider the following questions:
" Subject: CPC6128 for sale I am selling a CPC6128 with Colour Monitor and original manuals. Also included are 2 disc games: Rampage and Target Renegade. Total cost 30 UK pounds. Sorry I will not ship to other countries. Sorry I will not post this item. Buyer must collect. I live in Sheffield in South Yorkshire in the UK. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org "