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I'm enjoying collecting for the PCjr

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:17 pm
by RuneRider
Hello

I've been collecting computers on and off for thirty years. I used to be given unwanted hardware after convincing companies to donate old computers to local schools and began to enjoy playing with what I was given. I had come to believe I was the only person odd enough to do this, but discovered the hard way (after getting rid of much of my collection in the 2000's) that not only is there a community of collectors, but that I enjoy it now more than ever.

I added a PCjr to my collection by chance last year when I traded some hardware to a fellow collector and he offered a couple of jrs for what he wanted. I agreed and what I received was two systems with a great deal of extra stuff. I looked into the PCjr a little more and decided to collect for it.

Long story short, I now have a very clean and fairly complete system most of which is boxed with several items still sealed. I've found that the cost of collecting for the PCjr is much lower than most of my machines and that doing so is very enjoyable.

I'm currently attempting to acquire boxed examples of the cartridges that were available for the PCjr. I only have eight games/education carts and Lotus 123, so there are several to go.

Re: I'm enjoying collecting for the PCjr

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:23 am
by Hargle
Welcome!
8 carts is actually a pretty significant number.
This is a list of all of them we know about so far:
https://www.brutman.com/PCjr/pcjr_options.html

Mind listing which ones you have and which ones you're missing? I may have some items in my collection that I'd be ok with parting with.

Re: I'm enjoying collecting for the PCjr

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 10:14 pm
by RuneRider
Hargle wrote:Welcome!
8 carts is actually a pretty significant number.
Mind listing which ones you have and which ones you're missing? I may have some items in my collection that I'd be ok with parting with.


Thanks! Glad to be a part of the community.

I currently own:

Mine Shaft x2
Crossfire x2
Scuba Venture x2
Mouser x2
Zyll
Bumble Plot
Adventures in Math
Monster Math
Lotus 123


I'm looking for boxed copies of any of the other cartridge games/apps or educational software to add to my collection. I just wish I knew of all the carts that were made.

Re: I'm enjoying collecting for the PCjr

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:57 am
by jscrow
Zyll, Bumble Plot, Adventures in Math, Monster Math ... on cartridge??

Re: I'm enjoying collecting for the PCjr

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:47 am
by RuneRider
jscrow wrote:Zyll, Bumble Plot, Adventures in Math, Monster Math ... on cartridge??


I apologize. I made a mistake. Those titles are indeed disk based. I'm not sure how I forgot that.