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Reply 40 of 55, by SpectriaForce

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The PS/1000 is considered to be a very collectible item, especially in such condition. Seems to be a little on the expensive side but when there is a happy chap who has the money and wants to throw it out of the window, why the fuss?

It's really only worth ca. 20% of that price and then it would probably still take months to get rid of it. It's just a very nichy item, most people interested in classic pc hardware don't even know that it exists.

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Reply 42 of 55, by feipoa

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Just came across an ATI Mach64 ISA which sold for 900 US dollars. Is there something special about this particular card? It doesn't appear to come with the 2 MB upgrade module. I have one of these with the 2 MB upgrade module, but I cannot imagine it being worth anywhere close to $900. Am I out of touch?

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Reply 43 of 55, by Anonymous Coward

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If I were smart I'd be selling off all my retro PC hardware right now before the bottom falls out of the fake economy and retiring in SE Asia.

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Reply 44 of 55, by canthearu

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Lol, i'm not smart though, and most of my crap is just old common as dirt crap.

You can find good value these days in finding faulty/untested hardware that needs testing/fixing, but you also have to be careful not to buy outright sodomised crap. Ebay is good in that if you buy something that is said to be working and complete, you have a good case for refunding items that arrive broken.

If someone is selling a Socket A motherboard with bloated capacitors cheaply, and they show photo's of it POSTing, then awesome, it is a pretty good candidate for recapping and that can be done pretty cheaply in comparison to the cost of what the market sells pristine items.

Also, local classifieds can be good. People throwing their broken untested crap out at cheap prices. There is higher risk, but that is balanced by cheaper prices. And you are much less likely to get hardware that has been previously molested to death and then sold are repairable.

Reply 45 of 55, by Anonymous Coward

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I'm not smart either. I invested 20 years hunting stuff down, and you'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands.

Agreed about faulty/untested stuff.

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Reply 47 of 55, by feipoa

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dirkmirk, probably best to delete that post until the item has sold. Once the thread begins to advertise open sales, it will no doubt become locked.
EDIT: Looks like its been sold now. Not sure how much it went for though.

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Reply 48 of 55, by feipoa

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Creative 3D Blaster VLB sells for $5,000 USD

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Reply 50 of 55, by feipoa

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With some of these insane prices being realised on eBay, it makes me wonder if the buyer and seller are the same person. Perhaps use a secondary account to artificially raise prices. You loose out on eBay fees, but perhaps it is worth it later on if someone really buys it?

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Reply 52 of 55, by feipoa

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It is to track and comment on the market value of sold vintage computer items, particularly those of high interest or value.

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Reply 54 of 55, by Iris030380

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gdjacobs wrote:

I've heard of high priced items being used to launder money.

With the way things are going, soon people are going to use big cases of money to launder Vintage PC parts.

Totally agree about the VooDoo's. I've never understood why their price shot so high and stayed there for so long when they were only at the top for a short period in the late 90's. For me, the TNT2 was the card that dethroned 3Dfx, while I agree gaming in Glide was a miracle at the time of Screamer 2, TombRaider, GLQuake etc.

Also bewildered about soundcards selling so high. I was never an audiophile but still ... some of the Roland card prices seem insane to me. I'll make do with an Aureal based card and some speakers with thumpy base.

Out of interest, what are FX5900's and Ti4800's selling for these days? I mean what would be a "fair" price? I see wild fluctuations on eBay for both cards. I'm in the process of dropping 99% of my stuff over on AMIBAY, but pricing is the only thing holding me back. I'm caught in a trap! 😵

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Reply 55 of 55, by feipoa

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Another Creative 3D Blaster VLB sold on eBay. This one says it went for $1350 USD, so it doesn't appear as if the prices are rising on these. Starting bid was $1350 and there was just one bid, BIN was $2500. One sold for $1400 in April of 2018. I was a little surprised that there wasn't any bid war, but I guess that's what happens with such a high starting bid. Seller might have got more if he started the bidding at $1.

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