Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-04 @ 16:06

canthearu wrote:Except Geforce 4 MX cards. They will always be cheap and plentiful :-)


You don't find them, they find you :lol:

Or not. If everyone throws them in the dumpster, because nobody wants them now, then they too will become rare, like a good working CRT monitor, that was a little over 3 years ago considered a worthless boat anchor :blush: Ok, I know, a monitor takes up a lot of space :happy:
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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-04 @ 16:10

oeuvre wrote:.... are people really taking loans to buy old PC hardware?


I know of one guy who actually did take a loan for an Apple computer.
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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-04 @ 16:18

TheMobRules wrote:Oh well, expect lots of new posts here about AT power connectors plugged in backwards. And many questions about jumpers.


Noob questions from folks that are too lazy to read a manual or perform a 5 second search on this forum :dead:
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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-13 @ 21:32

Nasty old yellow Amiga 1000 with many missing parts sold for lots of pecunia:

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Amiga's go bubble bobble!
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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby oeuvre » 2019-1-14 @ 14:33

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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby Errius » 2019-1-15 @ 00:11

Is that the Warhole/Harry Amiga?
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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby Unknown_K » 2019-1-15 @ 00:17

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-D ... 3640774862?

$143.50 with free shipping for a Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM 2MB VLB card. No idea why they said 64MB in the advertisement but any buyer would know better.
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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby Gered » 2019-1-15 @ 21:58

So many bids for an incorrectly advertised video card from a seller with a bunch of negative feedback indicating he/she sells incorrectly described / untested things. Wow.
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Re: Winter is coming (price hikes for hardware)

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-1-15 @ 22:07

Unknown_K wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-Diamond-Multimedia-Vesa-Local-Bus-64Mb-VGA-Video-Graphics-Card-Used-/323640774862?

$143.50 with free shipping for a Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM 2MB VLB card. No idea why they said 64MB in the advertisement but any buyer would know better.


That is absolutely insane....

So glad I got a bunch of stuff within the past two years before prices went sky high.

In the last couple months, stuff has just gotten absolutely insane although I have been able to score some crazy good deals.

I think now it the time for me to contact a place I know that has a bunch of ISA video cards for cheap before they decide to clean house again. Same place I got around 50 ISA sound cards from.
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