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

Postby The Serpent Rider » 2018-2-06 @ 15:10

By the way, that AWE32 3980 was sold.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby meljor » 2018-2-07 @ 18:48

This person advertises a lot with great 3dfx cards, usually cib and sometimes even sealed items. His prices are steep imho but this one goes way over the top:

https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/computers- ... ousPage=lr

That's close to 650 dollar.. comparing it to his own (also sealed) Diamond v2 12mb card for which he asks less than half i'm completely lost :lol:
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby QBiN » 2018-2-09 @ 00:37

This one beats all in recent memory. I know it's an elusive Adlib Gold... but really?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AdLib-Gold-1000-ISA-Sound-Card-Factory-Sealed-Ad-Lib-PC-DOS-1992-Yamaha-YMF262/173142838721

If this sells, I will lose that much more faith in humanity.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Scubs » 2018-2-09 @ 01:38

That's nothing, this old apple sold for over 56k
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby cj_reha » 2018-2-09 @ 22:43

Scubs wrote:That's nothing, this old apple sold for over 56k


You clearly don't know what that computer is :lol:

It's the original Apple Lisa model 1 with the Twiggy drives, which were so horribly unstable Apple offered free upgrades to the Lisa 2 with the Sony 400k drive. All you had to do was send your Lisa 1 back to Apple, which promptly destroyed all returns...

I believe 20 or so? Twiggy Lisa 1 computers exist anymore, so I'd say it's something more than "this old apple."
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Scubs » 2018-2-10 @ 00:47

cj_reha wrote:
Scubs wrote:That's nothing, this old apple sold for over 56k


You clearly don't know what that computer is :lol:

It's the original Apple Lisa model 1 with the Twiggy drives, which were so horribly unstable Apple offered free upgrades to the Lisa 2 with the Sony 400k drive. All you had to do was send your Lisa 1 back to Apple, which promptly destroyed all returns...

I believe 20 or so? Twiggy Lisa 1 computers exist anymore, so I'd say it's something more than "this old apple."

I know exactly what that system is. I believe you do not. Its a Frankenstein. its not factory, but built from parts.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby The Serpent Rider » 2018-2-11 @ 10:15

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTHERBOARD-MS ... SwmudZ74Rr
Hillarious price for your average 694X board... with 1 year warranty!
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Radical Vision » 2018-2-11 @ 10:32

Pffff only a moron will pay so much money for the rotten apple with worm, this is one of the most retarded companies out there never did like them and they devices, only thing i like is the design of Iphone 4 and 5 and some macs, but that is about it...

About the price seems there are some mad ppl out there to trow so much money, while in some other place someone dump similar computers in the trash...
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Dominus » 2018-2-11 @ 10:54

The hate people invest in companies... very retarded, everything they do is a failure, as is shown in their stock market value...
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby SpectriaForce » 2018-2-11 @ 20:47

Just 449 euro excluding shipping for a really yellow, nasty and clearly tired Tandon pc: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Tandon-Plus-TM7 ... SwkvdaWnsP

Rare or not, it just ain't worth it in that horrible state..
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby squiggly » 2018-2-11 @ 21:17

The Serpent Rider wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTHERBOARD-MS-6309-VER-1-SOCKET-370-300MHZ-700MHZ-MSI-ID24270/322845703700?hash=item4b2b1a7e14:g:6vkAAOSwmudZ74Rr
Hillarious price for your average 694X board... with 1 year warranty!


Is there anything notable about that particular model?
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby The Serpent Rider » 2018-2-12 @ 03:08

None I could think of, but later revisions (green boards with rev 5.0) had Tualatin support.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-2-12 @ 06:49

I looked at the seller rating for that seller. Pretty much everything there was pretty expensive. My guess is that motherboard was used is a specific piece of manufacturing equipment and anybody who needs a replacement is pretty much up the creek without a paddle unless they either buy an exact replacement (they don't know they could use a similar board) or rebuild the system from scratch.

Those people will pay that kind of money to get their system back up and running as quickly as possible with the least amount of hassle.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Radical Vision » 2018-2-12 @ 07:16

SpectriaForce wrote:Just 449 euro excluding shipping for a really yellow, nasty and clearly tired Tandon pc: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Tandon-Plus-TM7 ... SwkvdaWnsP

Rare or not, it just ain't worth it in that horrible state..



Well what do you know, see the color that is "pure"gold color this is why the price is higher, i think is even cheaper if the seller sells it like pure gold vintage machine he will put 999.99$.........

Also that type of sellers are just greedy, but the real mad man are the buyers that pay that prices.....
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby squiggly » 2018-2-13 @ 11:01

SpectriaForce wrote:Just 449 euro excluding shipping for a really yellow, nasty and clearly tired Tandon pc: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Tandon-Plus-TM7 ... SwkvdaWnsP

Rare or not, it just ain't worth it in that horrible state..


At least your getting a lot of junk with it. It looks like it *could* be worth that much if you squint a little. Similar pictures of Amigas and Atari STs and Apple IIs seem to go for similar amounts.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby blurks » 2018-2-13 @ 15:26

meljor wrote:This person advertises a lot with great 3dfx cards, usually cib and sometimes even sealed items. His prices are steep imho but this one goes way over the top:

https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/computers- ... ousPage=lr

That's close to 650 dollar.. comparing it to his own (also sealed) Diamond v2 12mb card for which he asks less than half i'm completely lost :lol:

He also has some nice 3dfx stuff which is not advertised anywhere but he for sure has lost his mind regarding the prices...
I vaguely remember 2-3 years ago a seller had several sealed V2 1000 for sale on eBay. It just needs an abandoned box with factory sealed items to resurface to get those morons back to earth. Patience is the key. They aren't rare, there are plenty of them. They just don't regularly show up.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Radical Vision » 2018-2-14 @ 07:55

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AWE64-Gold-ISA ... SwFV9X1nas

now this guy lost his mind, maybe is his only card, and he putted x2.5 the price.....
Also no real pictures for that price rofl...

Meanwhile this price is better

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Creative-Labs- ... SwYxBaKYUE

And still i will not pay even 50$ for that, better to wait and some used will show up, that is how i have x2 AWE 64 values...



https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-P3B-F-Slo ... SwOgdYxGY-

This price also sucks "only" 300$ for it, and is not even sealed and brand new greedy people, good there is a chance to find that type of hardware, mine will cost me like 10$ (seems i did save 280$).......


What to say about Voodoo 4 and Voodoo 5 cards, the price is no comment, at least i have people from where i can buy rare things for better prices, for example Voodoo 5500 for like 60-70$ instead of 170+..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3Dfx-Voodoo-4- ... SwDVtaUmq1

Now this guy seems really greedy, if someone steal his card it will be noble act.........
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-2-14 @ 19:40

This is pricey, plus the condition this IBM PC AT 5170 is in.

I did bid on one that was in better shape, but I cancelled my bids on account of bills.
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby Radical Vision » 2018-2-14 @ 20:05

bjwil1991 wrote:This is pricey, plus the condition this IBM PC AT 5170 is in:


I did bid on one that was in better shape, but I cancelled my bids on account of bills.
Mods, feel free to remove this if this is too much.


nasty and arogand people like this deserve to be forever and ever banned from ebay, just to not be able to sell their crap for such prices...
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Re: Humour Thread: Outrageously priced retro gear for sale online

Postby dionb » 2018-2-14 @ 20:16

squiggly wrote:
The Serpent Rider wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTHERBOARD-MS-6309-VER-1-SOCKET-370-300MHZ-700MHZ-MSI-ID24270/322845703700?hash=item4b2b1a7e14:g:6vkAAOSwmudZ74Rr
Hillarious price for your average 694X board... with 1 year warranty!


Is there anything notable about that particular model?

Packard Bell used them around 2000 on some Platinum/iExtreme models. They were infamous for terrible caps even by turn-of-the-millennium standards. We saw one case where a failing cap caused a MOSFET to short circuit and burn straight throught the PCB.
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