View Full Version : Free A3000
04-11-2004, 07:30 PM
A3000 needs good home for free. Will pack and ship anywhere -- you prepay via UPS or similar. Comes with 40M hard drive, keyboard, mouse, citizen color dot matrix, C compiler and assembler, Amiga Basic, crossDos, all OS documentation on headers, libraries, hardware (the big black books), lots of disks, excelence office software, games.
04-11-2004, 07:49 PM
Where are you at? If close enough, I'd be glad to come pick it up and take it off your hands! I've never had an A3000 and been wanting one, too.
If you're too far for a pickup, of course I'd take you up on the shipping as you mentioned, of course.
04-11-2004, 07:54 PM
I've always wanted a 3000. You tell me how much for shipping to area code 33411 in the US.
04-11-2004, 09:35 PM
where you located? I'm interested...
Crap, looks like I'm a tad late.
Your located where? Most likely not near me.
Gotta set those notifications so I know about stuff like this. At least your better than the last few free give aways. They were, I will not ship so come pick it up or I toss it in the trash.
04-12-2004, 03:21 AM
This is another prime reason why people should FILL IN THEIR LOCATION FIELDS!
04-12-2004, 03:49 AM
Agreed - it's not fair to toy with those of us who end up not living nearby/in the same country! (See sig and extra info to see why.)
04-12-2004, 05:38 PM
So, what happened? I'm in Canada if that's any help. Did somebody get this thing or is it still available?
04-12-2004, 06:58 PM
Yeah it would also be nice to answer PM's to :lol: Do you still have it ?
I'm sure that puppy costs like about $35-40 to ship.
I mean if it's as heavy as the 4000?
04-12-2004, 08:05 PM
yeah its poo living in the uk :-(
04-12-2004, 09:56 PM
A3000 is still available. UK is not off limits, you just have to pay for shipping (FedEx, Burlington, UPS, etc.). I didn't expect a large response, and this is great. There is only 1 machine, so we'll make a contest out of it. Highest bidder is too easy and not very fun, unless you'll pay a million.
I will box it all and weigh it so you can figure out your cost. You must set up the shipping. I should simply have to contact or deliver the box(es) to your shipper (you give me the contact information, don't make me work), give the shipper your confirmation number or whatever, and that should be that.
Tell me about your talents: coding, art, just playing games, writing, etc..., so I can come up with the contest and rules. I'll post details after I figure them out.
Don't forget the dimensions of the box. That will be important if oversized or long.
When was the last time it was used? If you don't mind, why are you parting with this setup? Is it a 030/16 or 030/25? Has the battery been replaced?
04-12-2004, 11:51 PM
04-14-2004, 01:05 PM
Well, despite being the first to respond to the message and offer to pay the shipping, as you requested, I am withdrawing my interest in the A3000 system. I have no time or desire to compete with others in some kind of contest. I wish the rest of you good luck.
04-14-2004, 01:12 PM
Yeah, seems kind of unfair. These things are normally first come first served.
04-14-2004, 03:02 PM
I'm waiting for the information. Then ASAP i'll go to UPS and get details.
My skills: Gfx, music with protracker :-)
04-18-2004, 11:41 PM
I just piled together the books/cables/sw/cleaned up the hd & floppies. It works just fine, looks like the picture for the A3000 on e-bay starting at $9.95. Got GFA basic, SAS C++, Cross Dos, Devpac assembler & all docs. I'll box, weight, & get dimensions this week. "Out of this World", "F-18 Intercepter", and "Pirates" play great.
So far, I've got reasons for a contest around music and coding. Maybe I'll just assign everyone a number, and I'll roll the dice?
If you only responded privately, I deleted your message without thinking. Please resend.
04-19-2004, 12:18 AM
Well, I guess I could use another system with a bit more under the hood to cross-debug with via CPRX from SASC V6.58.
I currently use my A500/A530 connected via PARNET to my A500/A590. 2 Machines are invaluable when debugging programs using custom lowlevel graphic displays.
Might convince me to get off my arse and finish my game 'BattlePuke.' I am developing it in C for the Classic Amigas as a hobby using the GameSmith Development System. I was inspired by the game 'Carrier Command'. The idea is a combination of turn based cycles including a strategic map, mouse driven land war scenarios similar to DuneII, and a simple arcade style flight sim, based on a WWII era environment.
So far I have a basic flight model, and some tanks working on lowlevel displays.
Then again, the last thing I need to try to explain to my wife is why I so badly need yet another Amiga...
04-19-2004, 01:05 AM
all OS documentation on headers, libraries, hardware (the big black books)
Hey I could use the RKRM's. Would you be willing to part with them seperately if I paid the postage to Canada? Plenty of people expressed interest in the A3000 before I did, and although I'd love to have one, I think I have enough Amigas already:
5 x A500
1 x A530
1 x A590
1 x A1000
The dam things all still work too...
07-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Ok, I am extremely busy. If anyone wants to drive to Atlanta and meet me at the Varsity hot dog/hamburger greasy spoon on 75 next to Georgia Tech, I'll drop everything in your trunk.
I even have an old 1200 baud AmigaTerm modem. Talk about old..still works.
07-28-2004, 11:50 PM
do u still have it?
07-29-2004, 01:02 AM
This stuff can replace my old broken A3000, and I would be using again all the 3k hardwae stuff I have laying arround since my A3KT died.
07-29-2004, 01:05 AM
I want one, but it's probably too far and the postage would be too much :(
07-29-2004, 04:55 PM
Yes, I still have it, and the locals are forcing me to give it to the Salvation Army because it takes up too much room. If I don't give it away, it is going in the trash. Someone must be able to get to Atlanta. The Varsity is very visable...a famous place for Georgia Tech students to get their fill of grease (tastes damn good though).
07-29-2004, 05:00 PM
Heh... Right continent, right road, even (I-75). Unfortunatly, I'd have to cover about 650 miles [one way] of it to get there. :-(
You sure about the whole "not shipping this item" thing? :-)
07-29-2004, 05:05 PM
I live in the area, I sent you pmail if you are still looking for someone to pick it up.
Can you pack it? One or more boxes will do. UPS will do pickup at your home prepaid by the recipient! They just need a to have a scheduled time for pickup. All you have to do is pack it and hand it off to them from your home.
07-29-2004, 07:00 PM
I would be happy to pick the thing up... My record from Nashvile to Atlanta is 2 hours 41 minutes. Is it still available?
07-31-2004, 08:27 PM
a famous place for Georgia Tech students to get their fill of grease (tastes damn good though).
08-01-2004, 11:57 AM
Everyone should know that my A3000 has a new home, and with an Amiga lover. It lives on.
08-07-2004, 02:38 PM
I question as to whether or not a real A3K existed. Or you were just trying to coerce us fellow amiga lovers to come to your flat all alone....
08-07-2004, 03:35 PM
does it have a hump back mouse?
08-07-2004, 06:07 PM
It does exist, I picked it up ;-p
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