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Reply 440 of 1353, by Sutekh94

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jwt27 wrote:

I've read stories over the years where those things have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auctions. I wouldn't be surprised if if reaches at least $250,000, maybe even more since it's verified as working.

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Reply 441 of 1353, by shamino

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Sutekh94 wrote:
jwt27 wrote:

I've read stories over the years where those things have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auctions. I wouldn't be surprised if if reaches at least $250,000, maybe even more since it's verified as working.

A few weeks ago I was watching an old video clip of Steve Jobs from sometime around 1980. Somebody asked about their upcoming products. This was followed by the question of whether the Apple II would be prone to early obsolescence like the Apple I, and quickly lose software support.

In an effort to reassure people that their investment would not be a waste, Jobs explained that the Apple I's abandonment was a special case, and that owners of the Apple I had been offered a discount on upgrading to the Apple II.

Damn, I feel sorry for the guy who took that deal.

Reply 443 of 1353, by Artex

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Awe64 Gold + Memory Expansion for ~ $2,000?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CREATIVE-SOUND-BLASTE … in_0&rmvSB=true

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Reply 445 of 1353, by Artex

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Sutekh94 wrote:

Wow... Just.. Wow.

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Reply 448 of 1353, by Beegle

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Artex wrote:
Sutekh94 wrote:

Wow... Just.. Wow.

Reminds me that when I worked for Staples, we had a complete gateway PC new in box that we were forced to destroy in the backstore.
Apparently we couldn't just give it away to a school or poor people. Sigh.

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Reply 450 of 1353, by FeedingDragon

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Ok, while I'm not against someone wanting a profit, but do they honestly expect to get $8,814.99 for this?

I've seen the same thing come up 100's of times for less than $20... What makes this one so special?

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Reply 452 of 1353, by FeedingDragon

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Well, it has "ended" now (not sold,) but it was a buy it now. I checked out the guys store, and he has quite a few listed with ridiculous prices, all buy it now. I have no idea what he's up to, but really???

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Reply 453 of 1353, by GXL750

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On one hand, at least you know for sure your DOS/Win95 box would be unique but on the other hand, $500...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201209437237

While at it, how about an engineering sample 286 for the easy to foot sum of $200?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201345778162

Reply 455 of 1353, by obobskivich

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No idea if this is just a bad page or what, but I found this whopping deal from Office Depot today:
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/237907/ … -Edition-32GHz/

They have the other two Gallatin models too:
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/203041/ … Edition-346GHz/
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/237556/ … Edition-340GHz/

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EDIT

They apparently have all sorts of other ancient stuff at MSRP too:
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/199702/ … 4GHz-Processor/
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/848391/ … bile-Processor/

etc

Reply 457 of 1353, by sunaiac

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Sutekh94 wrote:

Down to 7€.
How do you want to feel exclusive paying so little.
Not interested anymore.

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Reply 458 of 1353, by sliderider

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FeedingDragon wrote:

Well, it has "ended" now (not sold,) but it was a buy it now. I checked out the guys store, and he has quite a few listed with ridiculous prices, all buy it now. I have no idea what he's up to, but really???

Money laundering or moving money out of the country without telling the government.

Reply 459 of 1353, by Beegle

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There's this ESS-based isa card that I don't quite understand WHY it's priced so high.
It has an OPL2 chip so it's supposed to be compatible with AdLib but still.

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