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Reply 27201 of 45381, by Baoran

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I bought a cheap tseng et4000ax ISA card from ebay which has not arrived, but there is something strange. I checked the shipment tracking and it has just arrived to my country. Main thing that worries me is that measurements of the package 16cm x 41cm x 13cm and weight of the package is 5Kg. I have no idea what I will be getting when I am suppose to get a small ISA card but package weights 5Kg...

Reply 27202 of 45381, by Cyrix200+

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Baoran wrote:

I bought a cheap tseng et4000ax ISA card from ebay which has not arrived, but there is something strange. I checked the shipment tracking and it has just arrived to my country. Main thing that worries me is that measurements of the package 16cm x 41cm x 13cm and weight of the package is 5Kg. I have no idea what I will be getting when I am suppose to get a small ISA card but package weights 5Kg...

In my experience, sometimes the weight is set at the top of the weight category of the shipping company if/when the package has not been weighed (yet).

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Reply 27203 of 45381, by Baoran

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Cyrix200+ wrote:
Baoran wrote:

I bought a cheap tseng et4000ax ISA card from ebay which has not arrived, but there is something strange. I checked the shipment tracking and it has just arrived to my country. Main thing that worries me is that measurements of the package 16cm x 41cm x 13cm and weight of the package is 5Kg. I have no idea what I will be getting when I am suppose to get a small ISA card but package weights 5Kg...

In my experience, sometimes the weight is set at the top of the weight category of the shipping company if/when the package has not been weighed (yet).

I have noticed that tooin the past but usually when it arrives to Finland the measurements and weight have been corrected and have been correct when checked tracking from Finnish postal service.

Reply 27204 of 45381, by red_avatar

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Baoran wrote:
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Baoran wrote:

I bought a cheap tseng et4000ax ISA card from ebay which has not arrived, but there is something strange. I checked the shipment tracking and it has just arrived to my country. Main thing that worries me is that measurements of the package 16cm x 41cm x 13cm and weight of the package is 5Kg. I have no idea what I will be getting when I am suppose to get a small ISA card but package weights 5Kg...

In my experience, sometimes the weight is set at the top of the weight category of the shipping company if/when the package has not been weighed (yet).

I have noticed that tooin the past but usually when it arrives to Finland the measurements and weight have been corrected and have been correct when checked tracking from Finnish postal service.

Well these cards used to come with hefty manuals 🤣 Guess you'll find out soon enough.

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Reply 27205 of 45381, by liqmat

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Monitoring auctions since about 2 years now, but never spotted one. And then this 😲 Now its mine..mine...mine, but without mobiles and spoons 😎

What happens when you eat, but don't open your mouth.

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Reply 27206 of 45381, by yawetaG

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liqmat wrote:
Predator99 wrote:

Monitoring auctions since about 2 years now, but never spotted one. And then this 😲 Now its mine..mine...mine, but without mobiles and spoons 😎

What happens when you eat, but don't open your mouth.

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...and you have a steel jaw.

Still, I don't think that Adlib will fit that laptop motherboard that's also included. 🤣

In other news, received these four today:

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(those contain MIDI files and also real CD tracks etc.)

The Falcom discs were described as "scratched", but in fact are pretty much perfect... 😎

Reply 27207 of 45381, by Predator99

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liqmat wrote:
Predator99 wrote:

Monitoring auctions since about 2 years now, but never spotted one. And then this 😲 Now its mine..mine...mine, but without mobiles and spoons 😎

What happens when you eat, but don't open your mouth.

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Lool...didnt notice that 🤣 🤣 🤣

As said, dont get the spoons. Made the seller a offer for the ISA cards only where he could not say "no". Knowing that an Adlib is sold for around 200€ I still made a very good deal.

Reply 27208 of 45381, by rick6

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Just bought this Geforce 2MX for 25€

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Graphics-card-PCI-cr … &orig_cvip=true

I always wanted a Geforce 2 PCI for my amd-k6 back in 2000 that had no AGP. They were and still are so expensive. This one wasn't cheap either, but by far the cheapest one till now. Since i still have both the cpu and motherboard still around, it's time to make it happen 😀

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Reply 27209 of 45381, by SpeedySPCFan

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Duuuude... I'm jealous! Love those old MIDI CDs. If most of those weren't on the internet, I'd be deep in debt from buying them 🤣

...hm, that Tokimeki one isn't on the net. there goes my wallet

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Reply 27210 of 45381, by appiah4

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Finally, a Slot A motherboard and CPU!

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I also grabbed the following as a freebie bonus:

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Yeah, a GeForce 256 DDR VIVO, my second GeForce 256 DDR. I'm starting to accumulate a lot of things I want to trade, what is a good website to trade away hardware in Europe relatively safely? Should I just hit Amibay?

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Reply 27211 of 45381, by Bj0rn83

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Today i found this at my local thrift store, a brand new BTC-53 keyboard

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Reply 27212 of 45381, by Ozzuneoj

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Predator99 wrote:

Monitoring auctions since about 2 years now, but never spotted one. And then this 😲 Now its mine..mine...mine, but without mobiles and spoons 😎

Very nice! I think that sounds blaster 16 has an ASP chip in it's socket too. That's fairly uncommon.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 27213 of 45381, by luckybob

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Ozzuneoj wrote:
Predator99 wrote:

Monitoring auctions since about 2 years now, but never spotted one. And then this 😲 Now its mine..mine...mine, but without mobiles and spoons 😎

Very nice! I think that sounds blaster 16 has an ASP chip in it's socket too. That's fairly uncommon.

Oh shit, you're right. Good eye!

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Reply 27214 of 45381, by Baoran

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Baoran wrote:

I bought a cheap tseng et4000ax ISA card from ebay which has not arrived, but there is something strange. I checked the shipment tracking and it has just arrived to my country. Main thing that worries me is that measurements of the package 16cm x 41cm x 13cm and weight of the package is 5Kg. I have no idea what I will be getting when I am suppose to get a small ISA card but package weights 5Kg...

The card just arrived. The measurements were correct, but weight was not. It was the worst packaged thing I have ever bought from ebay. There was a lot of empty space inside the box and just little bit of bubblewrap and newspaper and the card was not even properly wrapped in anything. The card was basically allowed freely to move inside the box. That wasn't even the worst thing... one end of the box was fully open when it arrived, I was just able to put my hand inside the box and pull everything out. I was surprised there was anything left inside the box when it arrived. Even if the card by some miracle works when I will test it, I am going to have to give negative feedback to the seller.

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Reply 27215 of 45381, by bjwil1991

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Ouch, man. Looks like the card is intact. If it doesn't work, ask for a refund.

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Reply 27216 of 45381, by koreq

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Bought these two for 0.30$ each. I think it might be from 90s. Not very rare, but it's factory new, sealed, last two in store.

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Reply 27217 of 45381, by bjwil1991

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My grandpa had one of those for his IBM Aptiva back in the 1990's and still has it. I have one myself for my Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum card that came as a bundle.

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Reply 27219 of 45381, by liqmat

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I found this one, tseng et4000ax

Ouch! Looks like the BIOS got ripped out as the chip socket is torn apart. Looks like a video capture/overlay board of some sort much like the Cardinal SNAPplus (which also used the Tseng ET4000AX, but was ISA only) or Hercules Graphics Station. My best guess.

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