Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Announcements, advice, random banter, unrelated discussion, et cetera.

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Jade Falcon » 2017-3-13 @ 04:07

Tetrium wrote:
oeuvre wrote:Some of the seller's other items make me want to quit this planet.

Well I hope you're not referring to the Fetty Missing Eyeball Wap and the Octopus Hat Squid Tentacle Ski Mask.

(save me a seat? :depressed: )

Or the hobo mask. But yes, and I just looked. That seller has some disgusting stuff. I will not be giving him any money.
Last edited by Jade Falcon on 2017-3-13 @ 06:09, edited 1 time in total.
Never send a kid to do a mans job.
Translation.
Never user a single CPU system when you can use a Dual CPU system.
User avatar
Jade Falcon
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1629
Joined: 2016-5-08 @ 19:23
Location: The planet farthest from.

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby keenmaster486 » 2017-3-13 @ 05:44

oeuvre wrote:Some of the seller's other items make me want to quit this planet.

*investigates*

OW
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.
Very silly indeed: https://audaxeundum.wordpress.com
User avatar
keenmaster486
Oldbie
 
Posts: 884
Joined: 2016-2-16 @ 02:04
Location: Atroxus

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby luckybob » 2017-3-13 @ 16:48

oeuvre wrote:Some of the seller's other items make me want to quit this planet.


Seriously? You people must live some very sheltered lives if his other stuff turns you off. I looks like boring middle school anime merch to me.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
User avatar
luckybob
l33t
 
Posts: 2360
Joined: 2009-4-30 @ 04:43

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Tetrium » 2017-3-13 @ 18:16

luckybob wrote:
oeuvre wrote:Some of the seller's other items make me want to quit this planet.


Seriously? You people must live some very sheltered lives if his other stuff turns you off. I looks like boring middle school anime merch to me.

This is just the beginning :)
Stupidity has the tendency to spread and to contaminate others which would otherwise still have a savable brain.

It turns me off not because I think it is boring (it is boring and cheap, but that's not what turns me off here) but because I think it's stupid and ridiculous and lethally superficial for any living thing that wants to have its brain taken seriously (unless you really don't give a shit about it). I'd probably end up never even using stuff like that, even if I had gotten it for free and I honestly don't see much more than cheap humor (which imo isn't actually funny...except maybe for the ski mask :P).

< /rant >
User avatar
Tetrium
l33t++
 
Posts: 6890
Joined: 2010-1-27 @ 18:53
Location: Netherlands

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby oeuvre » 2017-3-13 @ 20:45

Tetrium wrote:
luckybob wrote:
oeuvre wrote:Some of the seller's other items make me want to quit this planet.


Seriously? You people must live some very sheltered lives if his other stuff turns you off. I looks like boring middle school anime merch to me.

This is just the beginning :)
Stupidity has the tendency to spread and to contaminate others which would otherwise still have a savable brain.

It turns me off not because I think it is boring (it is boring and cheap, but that's not what turns me off here) but because I think it's stupid and ridiculous and lethally superficial for any living thing that wants to have its brain taken seriously (unless you really don't give a shit about it). I'd probably end up never even using stuff like that, even if I had gotten it for free and I honestly don't see much more than cheap humor (which imo isn't actually funny...except maybe for the ski mask :P).

< /rant >


This is exactly why. I'm not offended or disgusted by them, moreso annoyed there are people who buy this crap.
133MHz, 64MB, Matrox Mystique 220, 420MB, MS-DOS/WfW 3.11
HP EliteBook 8470, i5 3320M, 8GB, AMD 7570M, 256GB SSD + HD, 7
i7 6700K, 32GB, NVIDIA GTX 745, 256GB M.2 SSD + HD, 10
Image
User avatar
oeuvre
Member
 
Posts: 301
Joined: 2015-3-31 @ 13:31
Location: USA

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby feipoa » 2017-3-13 @ 23:10

It is important to keep the money flowing; this is [in part] how our economy works.
User avatar
feipoa
l33t
 
Posts: 4006
Joined: 2011-3-07 @ 13:54
Location: Canada

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Tetrium » 2017-3-13 @ 23:17

feipoa wrote:It is important to keep the money flowing; this is [in part] how our economy works.

Spending money on hot air isn't what I'd consider a solid economy though, but I do see your point.
I would've preferred money was spend on something that's actually durable or at least productive in some way :P

The throwaway economy is a waste.
User avatar
Tetrium
l33t++
 
Posts: 6890
Joined: 2010-1-27 @ 18:53
Location: Netherlands

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby luckybob » 2017-3-14 @ 02:02

I've long since given up on the people around me. I watched a cousin spend $1000 to go on vacation to california, hook up with a dude that wasn't her husband, and then complain she doesnt have money to get her car fixed. So she started a go fund me, crying about the struggles of being a single mom.

The older I get the more I hate people, and love my dog.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
User avatar
luckybob
l33t
 
Posts: 2360
Joined: 2009-4-30 @ 04:43

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby oeuvre » 2017-3-14 @ 15:56

Nothing like a dog's loyalty and love.
133MHz, 64MB, Matrox Mystique 220, 420MB, MS-DOS/WfW 3.11
HP EliteBook 8470, i5 3320M, 8GB, AMD 7570M, 256GB SSD + HD, 7
i7 6700K, 32GB, NVIDIA GTX 745, 256GB M.2 SSD + HD, 10
Image
User avatar
oeuvre
Member
 
Posts: 301
Joined: 2015-3-31 @ 13:31
Location: USA

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Unknown_K » 2017-3-14 @ 17:07

So how many outrageously priced items (of say 10 years a go) would now be considered a good deal? ;)
Collector of old computers, hardware, and software
Unknown_K
Oldbie
 
Posts: 507
Joined: 2013-4-22 @ 18:59
Location: Youngstown, OH USA

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby cj_reha » 2017-3-15 @ 00:57

1 GB Conner hard drive for $1440.00. I guess because he slapped a "refurbished" tab on it that justifies the price :lol:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Conner-CFS1081A ... 1370&rt=nc
Image
Pentium IIIE 600 @ 690|512MB PC133|2x80GB HDDs|ECS AG315P-64|SB AWE64 CT4520|ABIT BE6|Win98 SE
AMD Am486DX4-100|64MB FPM|250MB & 420MB HDDs|S3 805 VLB|SB16 CT2290|PCChips M912|DOS 6.22/Win3.1
User avatar
cj_reha
Member
 
Posts: 177
Joined: 2016-11-03 @ 02:09
Location: Virginia

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby kithylin » 2017-3-15 @ 05:58

cj_reha wrote:1 GB Conner hard drive for $1440.00. I guess because he slapped a "refurbished" tab on it that justifies the price :lol:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Conner-CFS1081A ... 1370&rt=nc


Did you see this seller's other items? Tyan Slot-1 motherboard for $5995: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400329643563
kithylin
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1659
Joined: 2011-4-19 @ 01:32
Location: Arlington, Texas

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby SiliconClassics » 2017-3-15 @ 11:38

kithylin wrote:Tyan Slot-1 motherboard for $5995...


Haha, wow, a Tsunami AT. I used one of those to upgrade my dad's old Micron Milennia P133 (he loved the case) and it always had stability problems. Definitely one of the most flawed Slot 1 AT boards ever produced.
Silicon Classics on: YouTube | Twitter | Google+
User avatar
SiliconClassics
Member
 
Posts: 154
Joined: 2012-10-26 @ 04:16
Location: New York

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Carlos S. M. » 2017-3-15 @ 11:58

cj_reha wrote:1 GB Conner hard drive for $1440.00. I guess because he slapped a "refurbished" tab on it that justifies the price :lol:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Conner-CFS1081A ... 1370&rt=nc

I have a similar Conner HDD, also 1 GB, i need to check the model
I own around 20 computers and over 200 CPUs, half of them are Pentium 4s though
Carlos S. M.
Oldbie
 
Posts: 511
Joined: 2016-5-25 @ 17:01
Location: Canary Islands, Spain

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2017-3-18 @ 15:50

cj_reha wrote:1 GB Conner hard drive for $1440.00. I guess because he slapped a "refurbished" tab on it that justifies the price :lol:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Conner-CFS1081A ... 1370&rt=nc

Conner? The last time I heard about the brand is during 486 DX2 66 MHz era. I didn't even know 1 GB Conner hard drive existed.
Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
User avatar
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman
l33t
 
Posts: 2452
Joined: 2006-11-15 @ 06:44
Location: Indonesia

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby feipoa » 2017-3-19 @ 13:59

Same here - I never know Conner's went up to 1 GB. I had one that was about 140 MB. I tossed it. Are they worth over $1K now?

$400 BIN for a Voodoo 5 AGP? Is this their going value now?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3dfx-voodoo-5-55 ... 2476845667
User avatar
feipoa
l33t
 
Posts: 4006
Joined: 2011-3-07 @ 13:54
Location: Canada

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby kithylin » 2017-3-19 @ 21:07

feipoa wrote:Same here - I never know Conner's went up to 1 GB. I had one that was about 140 MB. I tossed it. Are they worth over $1K now?

$400 BIN for a Voodoo 5 AGP? Is this their going value now?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3dfx-voodoo-5-55 ... 2476845667


Just sharing some info. Conner did SCSI hard drives up to 4.2 GB. See here: http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/manuals/scsi/cfp4207.pdf

And here's someone on ebay selling -six- of them for $35 for the entire lot of 6. http://www.ebay.com/itm/221791637522

Although.. fairly heavy drives. 10 platters each drive and the pdf says they weigh 2.5 lbs each.
kithylin
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1659
Joined: 2011-4-19 @ 01:32
Location: Arlington, Texas

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby brostenen » 2017-3-20 @ 15:54

feipoa wrote:$400 BIN for a Voodoo 5 AGP? Is this their going value now?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3dfx-voodoo-5-55 ... 2476845667


How about a V3-3000 at just under 10k Dollars... ("Bonus": You get it boxed)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-in-BOX-VINTAGE-Voodoo3-3000-AGP-Graphic-Video-Card-16MB-3DFX-Accelerator-3D-/232266137042?hash=item361423fdd2:g:5l8AAOSw5VFWI9tB
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick I tell.... (never tried though)

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011
User avatar
brostenen
l33t
 
Posts: 3645
Joined: 2014-5-07 @ 21:13
Location: Northern Jutland, Denmark.

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby shiva2004 » 2017-3-20 @ 23:46



Call me suspicious if you want, but for a "new in box" item I see clear marks of use on the slot...
shiva2004
Newbie
 
Posts: 91
Joined: 2016-3-18 @ 10:30

Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby feipoa » 2017-3-21 @ 07:47

brostenen wrote:
feipoa wrote:$400 BIN for a Voodoo 5 AGP? Is this their going value now?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3dfx-voodoo-5-55 ... 2476845667


How about a V3-3000 at just under 10k Dollars... ("Bonus": You get it boxed)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-in-BOX-VINTAGE-Voodoo3-3000-AGP-Graphic-Video-Card-16MB-3DFX-Accelerator-3D-/232266137042?hash=item361423fdd2:g:5l8AAOSw5VFWI9tB

3 for me please.
User avatar
feipoa
l33t
 
Posts: 4006
Joined: 2011-3-07 @ 13:54
Location: Canada

Previous

Return to Milliways

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests