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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:53 pm 
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Quick question? What year do the original Zzap binders go up to? I've got 1985-1988.

I've decided to try and get a few of the later issues to add to my original collection (1-60) but there doesn't seem to be much of a market for the later issues. Unless you count the Ebay sellers attempting to sell Issue 78 for 20 quid.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:06 pm 
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I've got a 1992 sticker on one of mine. I guess you can get year stickers until it changed into Commodore Force (good luck getting a Cf binder!!)

The later Zzap issues should be pretty cheap when they do come up, although I guess the circulation figures were down, so that makes them "rarer".

Certainly don't go anywhere near those buy it now rip offs anyway.


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I'm struggling to find where else to source the magazines from. Everyone looks to Ebay to make a quick buck.

Any forumites have any spares to sell?


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The binders were sold throughout the years, but you got a sheet of stickers with 85-88 on them if you bought at that time, and 89-92 if you bought later on. I believe all my binders have year labels on them, have to go check.

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What issues you looking for?

I'm pretty sick of eBay myself these days, sick of seeing buy it now Zzaps for silly money and copies of Mort's DVDs.


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I'm trying to lay my hands on anything after issue 55-ish. I was an early upgrader to an A500 so I stopped buying Zzap when the Amiga coverage got poor/non-existent. I've got the odd issue after that point and I sold a few of my collection back in 2002 (I think to Mayhem :) ) to pay the overdue rent. I'm also trying to track down some of the old Retro Gamers as well (anything pre-issue 22).

I've been trying most of the online Ebay alternatives as well as car boot sales etc but without much luck. I fully understand people want to maximise their proceeds through Ebay but some of the constantly cycling £29 buy-it-now offers are starting to get on my nerves.


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You know, that might ring a vague bell Rich... did you sell a complete set of Games Machine at the same time? If so, then yes, it was me who got them...

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RichH6109 wrote:
I'm trying to lay my hands on anything after issue 55-ish. I was an early upgrader to an A500 so I stopped buying Zzap when the Amiga coverage got poor/non-existent. I've got the odd issue after that point and I sold a few of my collection back in 2002 (I think to Mayhem :) ) to pay the overdue rent. I'm also trying to track down some of the old Retro Gamers as well (anything pre-issue 22).


I don't have many double post 55 issues, in fact almost none, since I got every issue from 44 onwards so didn't need to buy any of them in lots (and thus how I'd get spares)

I do have an issue 2 of Retro gamer with DVD if you are interested?


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PM sent on the RG Issue 2.

It looks like you started buying Zzap just as I stopped. I don't think I've even seen a copy of Commodore Force in the flesh (I've read them through Mort's discs).


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