This could be it you guys! My first cube!

Started by pentium, February 07, 2008, 12:27:53 am

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pentium

In another forum we were talking about the best retro computer and one member posted a photo of his PET 2001. What caught my eye was that he had it sitting on top of a Cube and I could see that just behind the PET there was at least two more cubes and a slab and made note of it when I replied in the thread.
The next thing I know he messages me and is offering me a cube but the best part of all is that he is apparently local. Anyways, I am waiting for him to reply to me request for more photos and answer a bunch of questions I asked. This looks promising and I would be able to pick it up myself.
I have been searching for a good two years now. This is it! My dream is coming true!  :D

By the way, one if the first things I asked was if there an MO drive in the cube being offered.  :P

A link to the photo where I first saw the NeXT gear.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

Thrax

NeXTstation TurboColor

krfkeith

ask for the PET!  No just kidding, but seriously good news! ...Now just to find one of my own...
Newton MessagePad 2100, Original MessagePad (OMP), 2 DataRover 840s
Gateway Laptop w/ OPENSTEP 4.2
NeXTstation Color & Turbo Color

pentium

I am seriously starting to think that luck is just not with me. :(
It turns out that the Highway one I thought of was not one here in Canada but in California. He was offering me a cube with the cables, keyboard and mouse but no monitor, no internal floppy or any promise of an MO drive being included. He then said that I could buy a monitor at Black hole ( :lol: ) and he was offering me the cube for 2/3 of what Black hole was offering ( :lol: x 2 ). No thank you.

So, here I am...still without a cube.  :cry:

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

idylukewild

Just curious: has anyone on list bought a cube from Black Hole, inc. within the last five years? From my experience and from what I've read from others I believe his website is fantasy, especially when it comes to Cubes.

Nitro

Quote from: "pentium"So, here I am...still without a cube.  :cry:

Sorry that you missed out on a Cube, that's a bummer. :(  Keep looking and you'll find one.

Quote from: "idylukewild"Just curious: has anyone on list bought a cube from Black Hole, inc. within the last five years? From my experience and from what I've read from others I believe his website is fantasy, especially when it comes to Cubes.

I purchased an empty Cube case from Rob back in 2002.  I saw approximately 200 Slabs in his basement at the time, but not a lot of cubes.  Maybe 10 or 15, IIRC.  Of course, I may have been on the "Slab" side of the Black Hole and just didn't see them.
Nitro

pentium

I still wonder why he just so suddenly stopped responding to orders and emails. Did he die and we never found out about it?

Well I know my day will come. At the very least I called dibs on happyjam64's cube once he is done with it. So far he is the only person in BC that owns a cube.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

idylukewild

Nitro-

Wow! Cubes in the double digits in one place is pretty impressive. 200 slabs is also. Of course, since you saw them 6 years ago, he may have sold them all.

pentium

Here we go again. >_>
This time I'm trading my trusty old Mac SE with external floppy drive, applefax modem, the owners manual and a blue bag for everything for a cube with unknown specs inside and a grayscale monitor.
We are planning on shipping everything by having me pay for the cube and it's cables and peripherals as well as half the shipping for the SE and he will pay the other half of the shipping cost for the SE and he will cover shipping the monitor.

If this works out, I swear I will be like that one kid on youtube who goes completely insane when he got an N64 for christmas.  :roll:

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

pentium

Uh oh. Trouble.
It looks like we did strike a deal but we are now stuck on debating who is going to pay the shipping and since I currently only have $50 this will call for some serious persuasion.
He is also wanting me to just sell him the mac and forget the cube but seriously, a macintosh SE for a Cube is better than an SE for money.
Grrr, If only I could find another $50.  :evil:

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

helf

*INACTIVE*

pentium

Yep. Just for the cube, keyboard, mouse and cables.
It's no cheaper than having one shipped from california.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

helf

shipping my cube was like... 45 bucks...

but you are in canada, right? sucks :)
*INACTIVE*

Thrax

Pentium, just thought i let you know that the shipper might still add a surcharge over and above the shipping fees for something like "custom handling/inspection" charges when it goes over the border.
UPS did that to me even though I had already paid extra fees associated with going to Canada last time I ordered some books. :x
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mgtremaine

See if SAQ or one of nekochan guys in Washington state will allow you to ship it to them, then pick it up on your next journey over the board.  :wink:

-Mike