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Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Weebob » 2019-2-14 @ 11:03

Remember not to drink and eBay... this weeks damage is...

P4 541
Quadro MXR
Quadro FX 500
Quadro FX 1100

The P4 and one of the Geforce FX's make sense as that is my next build, Quadros where just cheaper. Ended up with two as I bought the "500" (Geforce FX 5200 ish) on a buy now then decided I wanted something faster.

I have no idea how or why I bought a MXR (Geforce 2MX ish), Only knew about it when it landed on my doorstep this morning.

Does anyone else have this problem? What is the worse you have done?
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby oeuvre » 2019-2-14 @ 13:43

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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby BinaryDemon » 2019-2-14 @ 15:55

I wasn’t drunk but years ago I woke up in the middle of the night, was still half asleep, intended to bid on a PC but accidentally clicked Buy it Now and completed the transaction. I had spent like $800 on a computer that probably was worth $300. I was pissed at myself when I realized it moments later but decided to live with my mistake rather than attempt to dispute the transaction. Lesson learned.
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-2-14 @ 16:58

BinaryDemon wrote:I wasn’t drunk but years ago I woke up in the middle of the night, was still half asleep, intended to bid on a PC but accidentally clicked Buy it Now and completed the transaction. I had spent like $800 on a computer that probably was worth $300. I was pissed at myself when I realized it moments later but decided to live with my mistake rather than attempt to dispute the transaction. Lesson learned.

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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Weebob » 2019-2-14 @ 18:13

BinaryDemon wrote:I wasn’t drunk but years ago I woke up in the middle of the night, was still half asleep, intended to bid on a PC but accidentally clicked Buy it Now and completed the transaction. I had spent like $800 on a computer that probably was worth $300. I was pissed at myself when I realized it moments later but decided to live with my mistake rather than attempt to dispute the transaction. Lesson learned.

Ouch!!!
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Weebob » 2019-2-14 @ 19:29

I may as well carry on this madness and pick up the rest of the FX based Quadros. That seems like a great idea
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Thermalwrong » 2019-2-14 @ 23:20

It's happened to me - I ended up buying an SBC that while sober I considered it to be not worth the trouble. Fortunately / Unfortunately, 'drunk me' thinks differently and saw it as a challenge. It did eventually work though (after buying an EEPROM programmer) and it did come with an AMD x5 133 chip attached which was pretty cool.

FX quadros are quite good if the price is right :D
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby ratfink » 2019-2-15 @ 09:57

There have been things i've been dithering over stuff online and then gone to bed drunk and bought the stuff when i woke up in the middle of the night, still inebriated. I remember my drunk self didn't even think about it, just "yep, having that". Not yet bought anything i regret, but there's always time.
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Weebob » 2019-3-11 @ 15:50

Quadro FX 700 just landed on my doorstep... :blah:
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-3-11 @ 18:01

Drunk you must really love the idea of having a special room full of nothing but Quadro's.
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Errius » 2019-3-11 @ 18:53

Oh yes, never do anything involving computers and money without taking your morning coffee first.
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Davros » 2019-3-11 @ 19:17

Wasnt there a few models of geforce that could be modded into quadro's
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby SirNickity » 2019-3-12 @ 18:48

I can't even blame my crazy acquisition sprees on inebriation. I just get bored while waiting for tea to steep and think, hm, I wonder how much Mac G4 Cubes go for? OOOH there's one with Buy It Now. I might need to get one of those. I mean... a box that can run the entire PowerPC OS X catalog? Yeah, that sounds like something I should have.
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby Standard Def Steve » 2019-3-14 @ 05:24

Last time I engaged in Drunk'en eBay'ing I ended up with another laserdisc player. And the Dark Crystal on CED, a format I wasn't even aware of until it came in the mail. Seller called it a videodisc...grumble grumble.

SirNickity wrote:I can't even blame my crazy acquisition sprees on inebriation. I just get bored while waiting for tea to steep and think, hm, I wonder how much Mac G4 Cubes go for? OOOH there's one with Buy It Now. I might need to get one of those. I mean... a box that can run the entire PowerPC OS X catalog? Yeah, that sounds like something I should have.

Unfortunately I can't blame my G4 tower purchase on tea steepin' boredom. I don't even really like Macs...heavy sigh.

But I am glad that the bottle convinced me to buy a fully decked out Apple IIe w/ a stack of software back in 2005, when they were dirt cheap!
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby SirNickity » 2019-3-14 @ 22:18

Eh, a Mac Mini just showed up... :-D How'd that happen? *whistles*
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby shiva2004 » 2019-3-15 @ 22:55

Standard Def Steve wrote:Last time I engaged in Drunk'en eBay'ing I ended up with another laserdisc player. And the Dark Crystal on CED, a format I wasn't even aware of until it came in the mail. Seller called it a videodisc...grumble grumble.


Well, it's a videodisc for sure, just not a laserdisc :-D (videodisc was the commercial name of the format).
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby renz20003 » 2019-3-17 @ 21:03

It happens
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby SirNickity » 2019-3-18 @ 17:18

Standard Def Steve wrote:Last time I engaged in Drunk'en eBay'ing I ended up with another laserdisc player. And the Dark Crystal on CED, a format I wasn't even aware of until it came in the mail. Seller called it a videodisc...grumble grumble.


In all seriousness, I would consider that a bonus. CED is pretty cool. Completely impractical, but cool.
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby candle_86 » 2019-3-19 @ 03:51

well the only thing i ever bought drunken ebaying made zero sense to me when it arrived, but for some reason I bought a Mr T Halloween mask
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Re: Drunk'en eBay'ing

Postby SirNickity » 2019-3-19 @ 17:19

Is your avatar a picture of you putting it on? I seem to remember Mr. T having a darker complexion. XD
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