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Old 09-24-2018, 12:55 PM
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Found a Texas Instruments TI99/4A

Found while doing a demolition on an old 1950s mobile home. Never know what you'll run into. Ill get pics of it soon.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:08 PM
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Nice find! I've owned more TI-99/4As than I can count. Finally managed to pick one up last year which came with the rare Peripheral Expansion Box, which actually cost a LOT more than the computers themselves did. Most people used the 99s as glorified video game consoles, I think.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:32 PM
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When they closed out the TI-99/4A at the Prange-Way department store in Appleton, Wisconsin there was a huge crowd there to grab them due to an ad in the previous evening's newspaper. They also had a newspaper photographer on a ladder in the store to photograph the crowd when the store opened the morning of the sale. I was include in the picture of the crowd on the front page of that evening's newspaper holding onto a TI computer. Funny what a $99 sale would cause people to do.

A better deal showed up later when a few other stores closed them out in the following weeks, with Shopko selling them for only $29.99.

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Old 09-25-2018, 12:26 AM
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Very nice!!!!!!!

Pics s00n please
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:12 PM
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I've had a couple in the past. My last had the box and everything. This one has all the connections and a guide to basic programming.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:52 PM
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As someone who has been given access to multiple complete systems and just about any piece of TI branded peripheral and software they made at the time I....just never fell in love with it. Even programming for it seems slightly weird, even if it's just BASIC calls for the speech synthesizer.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:53 PM
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I didnt know much about basic then...


Thanx for the pic Pac
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