Gold Commodore C64 For Sale on Ebay, But Commodore Isn’t Impressed

November 2, 2016

Someone on eBay is selling a used gold PAL Commodore C64.

This would be a great deal if it were real.

Commodore USA took to Facebook to warn potential buyers not to fall for what they says is a fake system.

Someone on eBay is trying to sell a gold C64. Unluckily for them we can tell it is fake…

Posted by Commodore USA on Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Despite being halfway through its five-day duration, the system hasn’t reached its minimum price yet. It’s currently listed at 41.50 Euro (roughly $46 USD).

The massively popular Commodore 8-bit home computer sold nearly 17 million units worldwide. Introduced in 1982, it went down in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling single computer model ever.

During the mid-1980s, the C64 units had almost 40 percent of the market, with 2 million sold each year.

Some call the system the “Model T” of home computing. However, the resell value on functioning Commodores doesn’t get nearly as high as one would hope.

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Most C64 systems, even in pristine condition, don’t bring in more than $60 USD. Cartridges add to the resell value, but only if they’ve been lightly used.