I just bought the following for $60 off Craigslist:
C64C, later (small) motherboard (not bad looking, nasty scratch on the case though)
1541 with Alps mechanism
Muppet Learning Keys
AV cable (composite/sound only)
I'm 37, and haven't touched anything Commodore in more years than I care to remember. I was pleased that the 64 came with an AV cable, and it worked fine when connected via composite to an old CRT tv we have. I have no 5 1/4" media, so I've ordered the parts to build XA1541 and XE1541 cables and run with 64HDD.
The 64 I had way back when was a breadbox, with a white keyboard. The lettering on the f-keys wasn't offset...it looked like an Aldi C64 but it had the rainbow case badge. It was bought at Sears in the US. Never seen another one like it. I played Gunship, Defender of the Crown, Skate or Die, Phantasie, etc, etc.
I'm pretty excited to be back 'in the scene', and it's really cool that so much new hardware is still being developed for this machine. Someone said it best, that it's the most complicated computer that you can actually understand completely.
I'm looking forward to trying out GEOS on 64HDD. I've also ordered a composite/s-video to vga converter, hopefully it looks ok on my LCD monitor. I'd like to try out C=Key at some point, and hook it up to an IBM Model M that I have.
Anyway, very glad to be here!
Rob, Orlando FL USA
SX-64, (2) Breadbins, 64C Rev E
1541-II, (3) 1541 (Alps), (2) 1541 (Mitsumi)
Koalapad, Muppet Learning Keys, various joysticks
64HDD running on DOS 7.1, OnNet PC/TCP, NFS mount off Linux server