Reply 40 of 76, by Jo22
bearking wrote on 2020-09-09, 15:38:
Still don't get it... Why is this drama over one 10 USD second hand old cpu??? Really? I saw the ad on ebay, there is a picture of the thing and a price. If you want it, you get it, if no, you leave it...
Well, I suppose many people take such things personally. They feel being cheated on and things get very emotional.
Just remember middle age. People back then occasionally burned or drowned women (and men) after accusing them being witches (warlocks)..
And they did that for what ever reasons. Anyway. On the other hand, some collectors really love these odd things, though.
It's a bit like collecting stamps, I suppose. The more weird, the more interesting.
Kinda reminds of the hot-headed discussions of famiclone systems.
Some people get very angry over them and only want to see legit Famicom/NES systems being used.
Even though some of the famiclones were semi-legal, because these were just NOAC based systems (Nint.-On-a-chip) under
names such as "8-Bit game console" and also because the pat. rights have experied after such a long time (that's what I heard, at least).
Also, that (?) seller apparently currently sells that intel chip with this description:
Intel DX4 iCOMP indes=435 New. Shipped with USPS First Class Package.
So he/she/they sold things "as is", basically.
So at least in the description, he/she/they makes no false promises, either.
That's all I can say.
Edit: Some typos fixed (hopefully).
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