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Crazy prices for some retro hardware stuff.

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Reply 20 of 124, by dicky96

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vvbee wrote:

By the way, for buy it now items, you also want to consider the time it took to sell. You can forget about the ones that sold within ten minutes.

Hmm I have sold well over 6000 items on ebay over the years. Some as buy it now that sold in minutes (if i got really lucky) or a few hours. Some that took ages. I've sold all sorts of things from old vinyl records to a full size fork lift truck! So I'm not sure a quick sale means anything special

Reply 22 of 124, by SpectriaForce

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What keeps amazing me is the premium that enthusiasts are willing to pay for high end hardware, special editions or well known brands of hardware.

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Reply 23 of 124, by awgamer

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SETBLASTER wrote:

pentium Pro motherboard + pentium pro 200 cpu (just motherboard with cpu) $100 dollars

To be fair, pentium pros have $42 worth of gold in them, so $100 for a pro + board isn't so unreasonable.

Reply 25 of 124, by The Serpent Rider

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pentium pros have $42 worth of gold in them

Only theoretically, because you also need to spend some money to extract it.

Reply 26 of 124, by jheronimus

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SETBLASTER wrote:

from a retro perspective is a voodoo5 even worth to have? knowing that geforce2 was better.

That is highly debatable. You're right — there are many cheaper cards that are much better for games released after 2000. However, Voodoo 5 is valuable as the fastest card for running Glide games. You get higher resolutions and extra features like FSAA.

PCI version is probably preferable — AFAIK it's not slower than the AGP card, and it's a lot more versatile. You can stick it in more modern motherboards without having to worry about AGP compatibility. You can also use it alongside a better AGP card.

But no way one should pay freaking 500 USD for that.

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Reply 27 of 124, by appiah4

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Voodoo5 PCI with box. $520 dollars Fair asking price, PCI version is very rare even more so with a box.
pentium Pro motherboard + pentium pro 200 cpu (just motherboard with cpu) $100 dollars Fair asking price, even cheap considering the recent uptick in PPro interest; it's a fairly uncommon generation of hardware.
radeon 9800XT , no box, $200 dollars. Absolute ripoff, worth no more than $50, I would not pay over $25 without a box personally.
Media vidion PAS16 with box $150 dollars If it is a genuine Mediavision card with the box it would easily fetch $100 from a collector. $150, not so sure.
soundblaster awe32 in box $130 dollars Same as above, but if it is a highly sought after AWE32 model then the price could be fair.

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Reply 28 of 124, by Unknown_K

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awgamer wrote:
SETBLASTER wrote:

pentium Pro motherboard + pentium pro 200 cpu (just motherboard with cpu) $100 dollars

To be fair, pentium pros have $42 worth of gold in them, so $100 for a pro + board isn't so unreasonable.

From what the gold refiners say you will get .3 grams of gold from a PPro CPU so at the current $39 a gram that is $11.70.

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Reply 30 of 124, by appiah4

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Baoran wrote:

How much would be a fair price for a super socket 7 motherboard?

What chipset?

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Reply 31 of 124, by Baoran

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appiah4 wrote:
Baoran wrote:

How much would be a fair price for a super socket 7 motherboard?

What chipset?

soyo sy-5ema+ motherboard so that makes it MVP3 chipset, I think

Reply 33 of 124, by Dominus

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look at sold listings (in advanced search) to learn at what prices stuff gets actually sold, instead of looking at what they want it to sell at 😀

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Reply 34 of 124, by oeuvre

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I tried to buy a Vectra Pentium 233MHz MMX with no HD yesterday... it was listed for $135 shipped. Made an offer for $80, he countered with $120. Declined. I checked it later and he bumped the price to $150.

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Reply 35 of 124, by RaverX

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Yes, quite a few people tend to do this, it's one of the reasons why the prices of some things increase. If they see there is somebody that wants to buy their stuff they will assume they have something valuable and will increase the price. It happened to me quite a few times, sellers that had items that weren't special at all and the price was too high. The scenario went almost like this: the seller has an item listed with a high price, after a while they see that no one is interested, they decreased the price, but the price is still too high. After some more time they decease the price even more and/or write that they are open to offers. I make them a deceent offer, they do no accept and, soon after, the price is increased above the initial (high) price 😀

Reply 36 of 124, by Miphee

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I have to ask because it has been bothering me for a while: are the prices for IBM PS/2 parts real (shipping & customs fees not included) on Ebay? Do people really pay these prices somewhere?
I only ask because I needed some parts for my PS/2 model 57 and these prices are insane.

$220 for IBM PS/2 clicky?
$160 for PS/2 model 57 power supply?
$100 for 2.88 MB IBM floppy drive?
$50 for IBM ESDI cable?
$150 for IBM PS/2 switch assembly?
$220 for IBM SCSI hard drive?

Most of these parts cost more than a complete IBM PS/2 computer. Why?

Reply 39 of 124, by DNSDies

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SETBLASTER wrote:

Voodoo5 PCI with box. $520 dollars

Probably about right. That version of the V5 is a unicorn. With the box, it's a real collector's item.

SETBLASTER wrote:

pentium Pro motherboard + pentium pro 200 cpu (just motherboard with cpu) $100 dollars

Overpriced. Should be $70ish. You can get them on ebay for $80 with a heatsink and fan.

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radeon 9800XT , no box, $200 dollars.

Ridiculous. This is a $100 at its best on ebay.

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Media vidion PAS16 with box $150 dollars

Ridiculous. $100 at best.

SETBLASTER wrote:

soundblaster awe32 in box $130 dollars

Could be fair, depending on which version.

That said, all these prices are "ebay fair".
He should cut them all by 10% because he's not selling them on ebay and therefore not paying Final Value Fees.
He should ALSO cut them even lower because he doesn't offer buyer protection like Ebay does, and his target audience isn't worldwide. He's unlikely to sell ANYTHING at these prices without Ebay's help reaching a bigger audience.