an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to crack the US market,
Sinclair licensed the designs for the ZX81 and Spectrum to
the Timex Computer Corporation. Although the underlying architecture
was the same and there was a high degree of compatability
with the UK Sinclairs, the US versions ended up going down
a significantly different development path. The earlier Timex/Sinclair
machines sold very well and can still be obtained without
much difficulty; the far less successful later versions are
much harder to find.
Note for non-US residents:
the power supplies and TV outputs of the Timex Sinclairs are
US-specific and may not be compatible with other countries'
note that items offered for sale through eBay are usually
second-hand and sold without any guarantees of any sort. They
may well be sold without packaging or instructions, and may
not even work at all. If you have any queries about an item
being auctioned, please contact the seller. Planet Sinclair
cannot take any responsibility for your transactions on eBay.
Always ensure that you know what you are buying!
this is a rough estimate based on the typical sale value of
the item on eBay. The actual purchase or resale value may
Chris Owen 1994-2003