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Re: Collecting rants

I started collecting certain items about 2002 when I noticed a lot of older hardware I grew up with in the late 80's and early 90's was just going to garbage (pre-recycle electronics era here). More than 2/3 of my old stuff was picked up free or very cheap for about a dozen years. When upgrading …

Re: Collecting rants

Shipping from the US to EU up to 2 pounds costs $24.50. And if you ship with DHL Express you always have to pay import taxes on top of that, too - which is annoying as hell, because packages are getting stuck in tax limbo in some warehouse for ages until tired and underpaid people ("customs …

Re: Collecting rants

Shipping from the US to EU up to 2 pounds costs $24.50. Some people probably tack packaging, etc. fees on top of that. And that price is retarded IMHO. Have had motherboards shipped to me from outside USA from 4 different areas outside North America for less than $17 each, one was only $7, one was …

Re: Collecting rants

indeed, I can't even count how many parts I've found on ebay.com for cheap that I'd have gotten in a heartbeat... but shipping to EU usually costs multiple times what the item is worth and add to that customs and taxes on top and it just becomes entirely unreasonable ^^ but yeah, same is true the …

Re: Collecting rants

I rarely buy off Ebay and also only spend the amount I think the part is worth and will wait until I see something close to that price -- so am also not the one creating big price increases. Here is a rant: some items sold in some parts of the world are very reasonable but in other parts of the …

Re: Collecting rants

Not a rant but a generalization: everything a few generation old is always the cheapest in comparison to older or newer items. Long ago during the very early 386 era bought a IBM 3270 PC with CGA for $250 (the original receipt was for near $2500 was included) about 2 generations old . Same system …

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