The Memotech MTX Series

 

Memotech Sales on ebay UK

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This page had gotten to be far too large, I have now reduced the number of items on this page to the last 12 months or so, other items have been archived by year.

 

Despite their limited success in the 1980's, there seems to have been an upsurge in the popularity of Memotech machines with the "retro" computer community in recent years. I have started to keep track of the items coming up on the UK ebay auction site - you may find that this information is a useful guide to the price you can expect to pay if you are looking to pick up a machine from ebay or elsewhere.

I am not sure how long ebay keeps expired items live so I have grabbed a copy of the main advert's photo, along with a brief description and details of the sale. Items with a "sale" price marked in red, were either not sold or the item was ended early.

I will try to keep this page up to date, but will only create new entries after the listing has closed, in the meantime, . . . . . . . .

Check if there is anything from Memotech on ebay UK at the moment

Some simple, and probably obvious buyer's tips . . . .

  • Do you want functional machine or a "collector's" specimen? If you are looking for a model in pristine condition with all of its original accessories in the original packaging, you can expect to pay significantly more than for a working MTX. You are not likely to get a boxed, "as new", machine for much under 200, whilst a functional machine, with power supply, will probably be around 100-120.

  • Be aware that MTXs are not always "what they say on the tin", for example, an "MTX512" that I bought off ebay has only 32k of RAM, i.e., the case actually houses an MTX500 system board. If the machine is advertised as working, you could ask the seller to do a simple check to determine how much memory is installed.

  • If one is not already shown in the listing, always ask to see a picture of the video/TV output, even just showing the "Ready" prompt. Failure of one or more video RAMs is a common fault, indicated by corrupted characters on the screen. (The fault is relatively easy to repair but requires replacement of one or more of the VRAMs which are not in sockets.)

  • Unless you already have access to a suitable power supply, which was normally provided by the Memotech external transformer or from an FDX system, you will have difficulty sourcing a PSU separately. Be aware of this if you choose to bid on a model with no PSU included.

  • The majority of adverts include words like "Vintage" and "Rare" - Binary Dinosaurs has an interesting and amusing take on "retro" computer adverts on auction sites here.

  • Whilst obviously far less common than a ZX Spectrum and the like, MTX500/512s do come up regularly on ebay. Other models such as the RS128 or MTX512S2, along with Memotech peripherals are much less common.

The chart shows an overview of the sale prices for MTX computers on ebay UK between 2011 and August 2016, the chart is based on working MTX500/512s, sold with a PSU and does not include postage & packing charges. It takes no account of condition or other items included in the sale. The two "outliers" were an MTX500 (451) and an MTX512 (536) sold in February 2013, both were boxed and in good condition, but no better than others sold at much lower prices - for some reason, the "market" appears to have had a temporary blip that month.

I find that the prices on ebay bear little relation to the quality of the MTX and have more to do with the luck of the draw. For example, the final auction price for two MTXs, sold around the same time and which might appear to be in the same condition, can be under 100 for one and over 200 for the other. Unless you are in a desperate hurry or you have money to burn, you may be better hanging on for one at a reasonable price, rather then going for one at all costs.

Based on past prices, I still believe that around 100 for a fully working machine with power supply is a fair price for both buyer and seller. Whilst, as you can probably tell from the rest of the website, I am big fan of the MTX computer, I think that some of the prices are just crazy - don't let me stop you though - in fact, if you want to be the first to break the 4-figure ceiling, I could even let you have one of mine  

 

Clicking on the Price header will sort the table by sale price (not including P&P)

Original ebay Description (may have been edited to fit) Date

mm/yy

Price

UKP

Main ebay Photo(s)
       
MTX512. Vintage 1980's computer by Memotech, c/w games & books

MTX512 Computer (not working)
Power supply unit (working)
MTX GAMES:- Toado Blobbo Pontoon Snappo Reversi Draughts Backgammon Kilopede Tapeworm Minefield Chess The Caves of Orb Murder at the Manor SYNTAX GAMES:- Hawkwars Combat Ghostly Castle Arcadians and Missile Command BOOKS:- The Memotech MTX Programme Book  Peter Goode Memotech Computing   Ian Sinclair The Memotech Games Book  Owen Bishop and Audrey Bishop

ebay item no. : 162561371331     seller: moors.2014
06/17 114.00

25.00

MEMOTECH MTX 512 z80 COMPUTER PARTIALLY WORKING / NEEDS ATTENTION EARLY VERSION

MEMOTECH MTX 512 RETRO Z80 COMPUTER, PARTIALLY WORKING / NEEDS ATTENTION

This machine has working video (See photos) but has sticking and repeating keys. I have cleaned this one a fair bit and has an interesting memory config (see photos). I don't think I've done a great job of putting it back together but maybe the next owner will have more patience. I might add more photos later. Comes with manual, PSU, TV lead and original tatty polystyrene. See photos inside and out.


ebay item no. : 401343998643     seller: einstein.186
06/17 177.00

19.99

Memotech MTX512 computer in original box with accessories including speculator

MEMOTECH MTX512 In full working order as shown by the ready screen and a little very BASIC for next loop to print some numbers. All keys works despite a couple being sticky when first used - all seem fine now. This has been owned by my father since he purchased it in the 1980's.
Here's whats included:  MTX512 IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX/FITMENT - SERIAL NUMBER SHOWN IN THE IMAGES ORIGINAL MEMOTECH POWER SUPPLY COMPLETE WITH UK PLUG ORIGINAL MEMOTECH RF ARIEL LEAD. ORIGINAL MEMOTECH HEAD CLEANING TAPE. PHYSICS REVISION CASSETTE. SORRY BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY OF THE MANUALS, BUT LOTS OF THEM ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FREE ONLINE AT http://www.primrosebank.net/computers/mtx/mtxmanuals.htm#software ALSO INCLUDED IS THE SPECULATOR PLUG IN MODULE COMPLETE WITH SPECULATOR TAPE NUMBER 1 AND INSTRUCTIONS - ALL IN ORIGINAL BOX/FITMENT. I AM ALSO THROWING IN FOR FREE: QUICKJOY JOYSTICK IN ORIGINAL BOX ALBA TAPE CASSETTE RECORDER COMPLETE WITH TRANSFER LEAD IN ORIGINAL BOX - REQUIRES STANDARD POWER LEAD.

ebay item no. : 282477958443   seller: looniesatmeg3 
05/17 172.00

5.00





MEMOTECH MTX 512 RETRO COMPUTER PARTIALLY WORKING / NEEDS ATTENTION

The video board seems to be putting out grey on grey video.

Not too difficult to fix but my eyesight is not up to it (I need new specs)

Also, there are some sticking keys. It's better than when I bought it (from ebay, where else....) but I have too much in my life to sort out, so here it is.

ebay item no. : 391777698377     seller: einstein.186
05/17 235.00

14.99

MEMOTECH MTX 512 RETRO COMPUTER

Memotech MTX 512 Retro Computer
Good condition with working  power lead.
Untested as I don't have suitable monitor, but the computer gets warm when on for 10mins or so.
It comes with 3 tapes.

ebay item no. : 382073609451     seller: mr-bux
05/17 240.17

10.00

Memotech MTX 500 Retro Computer

Used and working Boots to 'Ready'

I Believe in Very Good Condition See Photos

Comes With power Unit, Manual Will Need Lead For TV.

ebay item no. : 332202451416    seller: swissanimal
05/17 216.00

20.00

Memotech MTX 512 Computer with original box and accessories

This auction is for a vintage Memotech MTX512 computer with original box and accessories. It is in good condition for its age and it powers up to the Ready prompt as you can see in the pictures. It comes with Power Supply TV Aerial cable Operators manual Basic tutor, reference & operators manual Sealed MTX branded C15 cassette Sealed MTX branded Head Cleaning cassette Memotech Demonstration cassette Word and Picture matching cassette Toado Cassette Thanks for looking and happy bidding.

ebay item no. : 322497707033    seller: symzchap
05/17 186.57

20.00

Memotech MTX 512 Retro Computer

In mint condition with all leads. TV lead, power lead, tape connector leads. No original box or manual Lovely condition. Excellent construction. Untested as i dont have a suitable monitor. The power lead button turns red so that seems to be working, and the computer gets warm when on for 10 mins or so.

ebay item no. : 302293830542    seller: barboursandvintageclassics 
05/17 190.00

9.99

Memotech MTX 500 Vintage Computer Console

Rare Memotech 500 console. This has been used twice. All items are in place. One tape has been used opened.
A great working item.

Comes in its original packaging of polystyrene and cardboard box.

ebay item no. : 192165985028    seller: reds400 
04/17 375.00

10.00

Memotech MTX 512 Retro Computer

Memotech MTX 512 Retro Black computer.
 
Used and working Boots to 'Ready'

Comes with power unit, manual will need lead for tv lead.


ebay item no. : 232304084939    seller: swissanimal  
04/17 150.00

20.00

Memotech MTX 500 Vintage Computer Console

Rare Memotech 500 console. This has been used twice. All items are in place. One tape has been used opened.
A great working item.

Comes in its original packaging of polystyrene and cardboard box.

ebay item no. : 192159323473    seller: reds400 
04/17 375.00

10.00

Memotech MTX 512 Retro Computer 500 Immaculate Unused Mint Boxed

Memotech MTX 512 Retro black computer. As far as I know this is new and unused, Complete in its original box, software still wrapped, manuals, power supply, all cables.

Appears to work well, no sticky keys. Boots to the "Ready" prompt, memory check confirms 64KB (see photo) Box Says it is a US model and Keyboard has $ sign.

It tunes in fine to UK TV and power supply is 220/240v only. Ultra Rare. I found this 15 years ago in the air conditioned storage room of a Games Software company I used to work at. The Boss said it was given to the team to write software for, years before, but they had not used it. I have had it stored safely ever since.

Remember this is a 30 year old computer, so I am selling as is, no returns. Collection from TN4 OK

ebay item no. : 322484173804    seller: woodenbelly 
04/17 450.00

15.00
MEMOTECH COMPUTER KEYBOARDS X 2

HERE I HAVE 2 MEMOTECH KEYBOARDS FOR THE MTX  500/512 AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES SOME KEYS MISSING AND SPACE BAR
HAPPY BIDDING

ebay item no. : 122375070984    seller: 1970redarmy 
03/17 30.00

6.00
MEMOTECH COMPUTER BOARD

THIS IS A SISTER BOARD FOR A MEMOTECH 500/512 COMPUTER.  HAPPY BIDDING

ebay item no. : 122375050841    seller: 1970redarmy 
03/17 27.00

5.00
MEMOTECH 128K/00043 COMPUTER BOARD

MEMOTECH 500/512 SERIES 
128K MEMORY
HAPPY BIDDING

ebay item no. : 122375048652    seller: 1970redarmy   
03/17 82.00

5.00
MEMOTECH DMX80 PRINTER



THIS IS AN ORIGINAL MEMOTECH DMX80 PRINTER IS UNTESTED BUT SWITCHES ON AS IT SHOULD AND LIGHTS UP. All SEEMS TO WORK FINE ELECTRICALLY.  THESE ARE RARE VINTAGE PRINTERS  HAPPY BIDDING 

ebay item no. : 122375045827    seller: 1970redarmy   
03/17 300.00

10.00
MEMOTECH MTX KEYBOARD AND BACKPLATE..NEW/OLD

MEMOTECH MTX KEYBOARD AND BACKPLATE..NEW/OLD SEE PICS FOR DESCRIPTION

ebay item no. : 122377542260    seller: 1970redarmy   
03/17 23.00

6.00
MEMOTECH MTX 512 COMPUTER SYSTEM (MINT) VERY RARE

Memotech MTX 512 Very Rare Welcome To My Listing For A Piece Of Computer History This Is In Mint Condition. Honestly Looks Like New. Not A Mark On It In Good Working Condition As You Can See Comes With Its MTX 512 Power Supply Unit Original MTX 512 Polystyrene Inner Box Original Outer Cardboard Box In Great Condition (Some Writing On Front See Pics) RF Lead Software Loading Lead 3 A4 Game Posters Original Letter From The Company To The Owner Please Note Non Of The Keys Are Sticking. Which Sometimes Can Be A Problem With These.

This Is An Under Estimated Computer Of Its Time With Its Anodised Aluminium Case It Feels And Looks Great. A Vintage Computer That Will Only Ever Appreciate In Value Perfect For A Vintage Computer Collector Or Enthusiast Don`t Miss Out On This One You Will Not Find One In Better Condition. Thank You For Looking.

ebay item no. : 152451508547    seller: experiment15   
02/17 399.99

20.00


Vintage Memotech MTX 512 computer *** Rare ***

For collectors of vintage computer hardware: a Memotech MTX512 computer from c.1983. Boots to the "Ready" prompt, all keys work, memory check confirms 64KB. (See 2nd photo).
The box includes:  - MTX base unit / keyboard  - Power supply  - Audio and video cables  - 4 audio cassettes  - Manual 
The case is in very good condition for its age - some tiny scratches on the end plates but otherwise very clean. The polystyrene packaging has a chunk missing but protects the contents just fine. Likewise the outer cardboard box is a little scruffy but still does its job of holding the packaging together.

ebay item no. : 132031178608    seller: vlad_imp  
12/16 199.00

20.00

Relisted

12/16

Memotech MTX512

I have had this for a number of years now, sadly most of the time in storage.  I now need to rationalise my vintage computer collection, down to the chosen few!   Here we have my Memotech MTX 512, which comes in the original poly case with PSU and manual.  I have only tested it with the BNC composite video output, as I could not tune into the modulator output on this modern TV and my old CRT TV just stopped working! As it has been stored for so long it has the classic condition of some of the keyboard keys sticking and not responding.  Therefore, the keyboard will need a good cleaning, but as it uses the same key switches as the Acorn Master, which are good quality units, then it should be perfectly serviceable. It has had a basic power up test and been left on for a while.   Television NOT included in auction.
ebay item no. : 152299235066     seller: errorline10 
11/16 265.00

16.00


A super rare item, listed in Italy, but worth a mention here
(From ebay.it, using Google Translate)

MEMOTECH MTX COMPUTER BUSINESS 2 COMPLETE FROM MTX 512 VERY SPECIAL MODEL
(From ebay.it, using Google Translate)
Accessories included:
* Central unit Memotech
* keyboard
* Monitor

The keyboard is simply a MEMOTECH MTX 512 which was taken off the motherboard and included in the business / 2 houses with a floppy interface (see FDX) and a 80-column card. The other on the left there is 'a board that does not know what it's there' an internal flat connector but do not understand where it needs to be connected ... It turns on and requires an operating system but I have not diskettes It is a model that seems to have been marketed I have not seen another model in Italy so I assume it is a model produced in ITALY

ebay item no. : 291844411419    seller: indianatigre

I really wanted this one for the collection, but I couldn't offer anything like the final price.
08/16 670.54

43.00


Euros

773.00

 

50.00

SUPER RARE VINTAGE MEMOTECH MTX 512 Computer in Near MINT Condition Inc 3 games

Memotech MTX 512.  Includes all items as seen in the photo.  3 Games - Kilopede, Draughts and Toado.  Demo tape, headcleaner and blank cassette. It powers up and displays the "Ready" script and a flashing cursor.  Beyond that I do not know. Cant remember how to operate it and I have no tape cassette player to load and test the games. I bought this computer in the mid 80's.  Has been in the loft for years.  I am moving house and it's time for Mr Memotech to find a new home too.

ebay item no. : 152194409358    seller: operationphoenix
08/16 96.66

20.00
Memotech MTX512 Vintage Computer Faulty

Rare Memotech MTX512 vintage computer from 1980. The computer has a mechanical keyboard and a nice black aluminum case. there are some minor scratches/marks but is in good overall cosmetic condition for year. Computer powers up and tunes into a UHF TV( see photo), but displays random code or sometimes a tuned blank screen, also there is no response from keyboard. I am not sure of the RAM size, but it is either 32KB or 64KB Comes with power supply/adapter & UHF cable. It does not come with the CRT TV  shown in photo. Computer sold as is.

ebay item no. : 291763056833    seller: kabtrading
05/16 97.00

6.59
MEMOTECH MTX512 Power Supply

MEMOTECH MTX512 Power Supply Tested and in Good Working Order

ebay item no. : 121984552436    seller: kabtrading   
05/16 19.99

3.99
MEMOTECH DMX80 MATRIX PRINTER ..GOOD WORKING ORDER

MEMOTECH DMX80 MATRIX PRINTER ..GOOD WORKING ORDER TESTED ALL WORKING FINE. .NOT SURE HOW MUCH LIFE IS LEFT IN THE INK CARTRIDGE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK POSTAGE COSTS ONLY COVERS UK MAINLAND COMES WITH LEAD

ebay item no. : 222092752993    seller: 99stewart  
04/16 445.01

10.00
Memotech MTX512 computer, floppy drive,2 power supplys,8 cassettes .working order

Computer is in excellent condition with no real wear visible to the computer itself.

Serial no - 512-15643

Powers up fine and all work
Includes:

Power Supply x 2

Floppy disk drive TV Lead
Cassettes: Demonstration Tape Draughts,Toado,chess,syntax software,MTX utilities, MTX graphics generator,MTX head cleaner

ebay item no. : 361533974203    seller: 99stewart  
04/16

682.00


15.00




Memotech MTX512 - Working

Computer is in mint condition with no real wear visible to the computer itself. Powers up fine and all keys work. The cardboard outer cover is missing, the polystyrene is in very good condition Includes: Power Supply TV Lead Tape Lead Cassettes: Demonstration Tape, Blank Tape, Draughts, Toado, Star Command Paperwork: Welcome letter, guarantee card, retail price list, Continental Software price list, draughts A4 sheet, MTX range A4 sheet

ebay item no. : 291726727779    seller: rparkes  
04/16 216.00

15.00
RARE Memotech MTX512 computer

Rare piece of vintage computing, in original box ( but has got tatty, please see photos) with power supply and monitor lead, and 2 cassettes. Tested (see pic.) but could not tune TV properly as no remote!  International shipping considered on request, any questions please contact me. 

ebay item no. : 121927898683    seller: nickaar  
03/16 162.00

19.95
MEMOTECH MTX500 VINTAGE COMPUTER IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION

MEMOTECH MTX500  VINTAGE COMPUTER IN GOOD WORKING ORDER

Includes Memotech MTX500 Computer
Original Memotech PSU
TV Aerial Lead
2 x Memotech Promotional Leaflets
Polys - a bit grotty but complete (see pic)
Outer box not included

ebay item no. : 151987727382    seller: trt1958 
03/16 124.99

10.00
Memotech MTX 500 - in original box

Vintage Memotech MTX500 computer in original packaging, complete with leads and power unit. The computer is in excellent cosmetic condition but there is no video output. (The PSU is working).  Being sold as-is, for spare parts or repair.

ebay item no. : 181967116847    seller: ste14phen  
01/16 67.55

10.00



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