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TheC64 in the US?
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Rob Swindell
2020-03-04 05:20:02 UTC
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Don Lowery
2020-03-04 09:10:32 UTC
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RS> > Anyone buy a TheC64 system and have it shipped to the U.S.?
RS> > https://retrogames.biz/thec64
RS> So... nobody? I'm really eager to get one (or two) of these systems!

Attempted to get Amazon to allow them by logging into the UK site. With my US
address...they threw up a huge warning that they can not ship these to the
US. Got the Mini & wanted one of those new sticks...but couldn't even get one
of those sent here.

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Rob Swindell
2020-03-04 10:49:31 UTC
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Andreas Kohlbach
2020-03-05 13:50:59 UTC
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Post by Don Lowery
RS> > Anyone buy a TheC64 system and have it shipped to the U.S.?
RS> > https://retrogames.biz/thec64
RS> So... nobody? I'm really eager to get one (or two) of these systems!
Attempted to get Amazon to allow them by logging into the UK site. With my US
address...they threw up a huge warning that they can not ship these to the
US. Got the Mini & wanted one of those new sticks...but couldn't even get one
of those sent here.
You can use a public UK proxy server you setup in your browser. Check out
https://free-proxy-list.net/uk-proxy.html if any works for you.

If this fails, email me with your public IP address and I try to give you
access to an UK server. I'll grant you 24 hours access.

F'up poster.
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Don Lowery
2020-03-05 08:20:33 UTC
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AK> You can use a public UK proxy server you setup in your browser. Check out
AK> https://free-proxy-list.net/uk-proxy.html if any works for you.

Have Nord I use for many things...so will look into it.

Thank you for the offer.

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Michael Freitag
2020-03-05 09:21:39 UTC
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Post by Don Lowery
So... nobody? I'm really eager to get one (or two) of these systems!
digital man
is it really THAT big deal to get it in the US?
Well, in the end it's vice working there, what I've been told.
Even on a tiny board.

But you can do it yourself. You can take a C64 from ebay, put out the mainboard
and put in this adapter:
https://www.vesalia.de/?V02b0f105454451b7858575f520a514e01101f0954414752050140090a1e31115579633a223c6273744e03263f2a2a73661560131e7c75233766722e722e2d27704a190745580e2058411272657e1659565c665c57185d51571f6b5211705c0c5e7264657b6754575

There are also many adapters from 9-pol joystick to USB

Then the C64 is a usb keyboard. You can use it with VICE on Linux and
AFAIK also Windows or you can put amibian on a rapsi III.
With the command "getbonuspack" you will get vice and others to amibian.
(without you will have the amiga emulator which is also not really bad)

AND you are not "locked by default" to the given multi Joystick.

I know, it's not "THEC64" but maybe a nice alternative feeling similar.
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nospam.Andy.O' (Andy O'Brien)
2020-03-04 18:59:47 UTC
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Re: Re: TheC64 in the US?
By: Rob Swindell to Don Lowery on Wed Mar 04 2020 11:49 pm
Post by Don Lowery
RS> > Anyone buy a TheC64 system and have it shipped to the U.S.?
RS> > https://retrogames.biz/thec64
https://www.shop4megastore.com/retro-consoles/the-c64-retro-console-uk-plug
(it's no problem to use a US USB power adapter with it)
$160 plus tax
STOP MAKING ME SPEND MONEY DAMNIT!
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Frank Linhares
2020-03-04 22:43:10 UTC
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RS> So... nobody? I'm really eager to get one (or two) of these systems!

Last I read they are expected to hit NA shores early May.

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Rob Swindell
2020-03-05 01:19:28 UTC
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Don Lowery
2020-03-05 08:19:20 UTC
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RS> I just ordered one successfully from here:
RS> https://www.shop4megastore.com/retro-consoles/the-c64-retro-console-uk-plu
RS> (it's no problem to use a US USB power adapter with it)
RS> $160 plus tax

VERY NICE!!!! Just bought a used ThinkCentre & ArcaOS...so can't see doing the
full size version right now.

Just saw they have the Joystick for $24.99 & it's in stock!!! Did sign up for
their newsletter.

Just went over there & they are out of stock...but some of the other stuff
isn't bad at all. Gonna bookmark it for a later time.

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Don Lowery
2020-03-05 18:12:12 UTC
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DL> Just saw they have the Joystick for $24.99 & it's in stock!!! Did sign
DL> up for their newsletter.

Ordered the joystick last night & is already being shipped free...so should
have it next week or the week after next.

Was surprised the accept US dollars or didn't charge me a currency fee like
GOG.com does.

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