This is written as a guide to valuing SAM Coupé hardware and software and is offered as a service to the community and nothing more.
Last reviewed January 2023
For each sale there are a number of elements, divided into three categories:
Capability e.g. ROM version, Memory size
Functionality e.g. Working unit, failed disk drive
Quality e.g. Case condition, box/poly condition
Capability and functionality are objective whereas quality is clearly subjective based on peer review within the community.
Subjective valuations use a grading scale similar to other second hand items such as comics and other collectables.
For calculations the value of the qualitative elements is taken as a percentage of the 'base' Mint cost,
For example a 'widgit' listed at £100 is valued at Mint condition, a Good 'widgit' would be 20% of that so valued at £20.
For each item that is to be graded (marked with *), calculate the cost based on the quality grading percentage, note that each item may have a different quality grading.
For items marked with # see exceptions further down the table.
Add up all relevant items to get a total cost.
|Base unit and External PSU||£550*|
|Box and polys||
|SAM User Manual, Flash!, Tape lead, Manual & MGT Utility Tapes||£65*|
|Base & PSU confirmed as fully working||£120|
|SAM drive floppy drive||
|Floppy drive confirmed as fully working||£45|
|If floppy drive is Citizen-type (Blue button) has been recapped as per Drive Issues||£30|
|512KB RAM from Memory Expansion||£35|
|SamCo/West Coast Interfaces||£75*|
|ATOM or Atom-Lite||£55|
|Disc Software #||£40*|
|Tape Software #||£40*|
|Prince of Persia Domark Box||
|Prince of Persia SamCo box||£70*|
|Defenders of the Earth Disk/Tape||£50*|
|Flash!, MGT Utility Tapes||£25*|
|Comms Interface/External Drive Interface Tape||£30*|