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Reply 280 of 1353, by sliderider

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That Duke3D price is the buy it now price. Bidding starts at $3.99 so if anyone wants it, they're not going to have to pay nearly that much.

Regarding the seller "wiredforservice", I've purchased a few items from this seller in the recent past (Voodoo 1 + 2 Cards). He's very flexible regarding offers and wiped off around 50% each time.

In my opinion, sellers like /\ are selling at these prices because they know people are willing to spend the money. If buyers weren't then his feedback wouldn't be currently at 4433.

The one and only time I ever bought from wiredforservice was also a best offer. He wanted an insane amount of money for a Real3D Starfighter PCI 24mb card so I offered him half his asking price and he accepted it. At the time I had never seen one for sale before. Since then I have seen a few, but with smaller amounts of memory and only 1 with the full 24mb (which I bought, BTW, so now I have two of them). It was one of those cases where you either buy it now or risk not getting one ever. It was 1.5 years before another one showed upon ebay, and close to 3 before another one with 24mb did.

Reply 283 of 1353, by bushwack

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/181361492058?_trksid= … K%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

is this really what they go for now? I've been wanting a m3d powervr card but not for that price

Yeah I bid that auction (if only $0.50 heh) . Makes me want to sell the few extra PowerVR cards I have 🤣.

Reply 284 of 1353, by lolo799

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bushwack wrote:
soviet conscript wrote:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181361492058?_trksid= … K%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

is this really what they go for now? I've been wanting a m3d powervr card but not for that price

Yeah I bid that auction (if only $0.50 heh) . Makes me want to sell the few extra PowerVR cards I have 🤣.

The bidding history looks vaguely suspicious, don't you think?

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Reply 286 of 1353, by sliderider

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No. That is NOT what those go for. There were a couple of boxed ones recently that went for a lot less. I have two myself and I think I paid $15 each for them or $15 for one and $20 for the other, something like that. I expect to see this one relisted because of non-paying bidder. Anyone who bids more than $40 for one of these unboxed is either crazy or a shill.

PS. I was also bidding for that one but it was a really low bid.

And that zero feedback bidder was definitely a shill trying to find the high bidders maximum bid and he fell right into his trap. He even boosted his maximum bid once the shill bidder maxed it out. I'd report that to ebay if I was the winner.

Reply 287 of 1353, by soviet conscript

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Matrox-M3D-Power … =item4d1b73468f

check out the BUY IT NOW price, this guy must of been watching the last auction....*sigh* so much for me finding one of these at a rational price for awhile.

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Reply 289 of 1353, by 3Dude

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This isa board certainly is very rare, It uses an Intel i860 (RISC CPU wich included 3D graphics unit). Never was very popular because of the price and bcs they were very difficult to program.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321339917487?ssPageNa … 984.m1427.l2649

I think this was actually twice that price a few weeks ago(~4000USD aprox.), maybe the lack of customers pull the price down to just (~2500USD) 🤣 ;
I'm sorry but this is pretty ridiculous for an UNTESTED board that is basically of no use without the compiler/documentation. And I don't think anybody without interest in programing the thing will ever want to buy this for that kind of money. I wanted this card really bad, but thanks I pass. I'm not a "collector" type of person. I'm more of a "user" kind of a guy.

Reply 290 of 1353, by sliderider

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soviet conscript wrote:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Matrox-M3D-Power … =item4d1b73468f

check out the BUY IT NOW price, this guy must of been watching the last auction....*sigh* so much for me finding one of these at a rational price for awhile.

And this is how ridiculously high prices get established.

Reply 291 of 1353, by feipoa

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NIB 486 motherboard for $700. It is not even a very desirable motherboard. It is similar to the 4DPS but without a PS/2 mouse port.

http://www.ebay.com/itm//261365026527

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Reply 293 of 1353, by redblade7

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Heck, even the title of the two P4 cpus above - "INTEL Pentium 4 3.4GHz ERROR DOUBLE STRIKE STAMP COLLECTORS HISTROY" sounds more like some sort of secret code words to me!

I think he's trying to liken it to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_die

Doubled die is a term in numismatics used to refer to doubling in the design elements of a coin. Doubled dies can appear as an outline of the design or in extreme cases, having legends and dates appear twice in an overlapping fashion.

Doubled die error coins can fetch significant prices when they are noticeable to the naked eye or occur in a popular coin series. One example of this is the 1955 doubled die Lincoln Wheat cent.

Doubled dies are a result of the way in which in the United States Mint's dies are created. Before 1997, a die was made by hubs that contained the raised design elements that were intended to appear on the coin. The blank dies were heated (to soften them) and then were pressed against the hubs to transfer the design from the hub to the striking die. In every case, one impression was not enough to transfer the design elements from the hub to the die, so multiple impressions were required to transfer enough of the design. For this reason, after the first impression was made, the die was reheated and prepared for a second impression. The mint workers would use guides to align the hub and the working die perfectly to prevent overlapping, or a doubled die. It is when mint workers failed to align dies properly during this process that doubled dies were produced. In many instances three to four impressions were required, which could but rarely led to tripled and quadrupled dies.

Modern coining methods have vastly reduced the frequency of these varieties due to the use of a single squeeze hubbing method during die creation, but doubled dies in modern United States coinage are still occurring. With the new die making process, implemented after 1996, dies only required one impression of the hub to transfer all of the design from the hub to the die. But it has been discovered that the pressure created is so great, that some dies tend to slightly rotate during this process."

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Reply 294 of 1353, by Jan3Sobieski

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sliderider wrote:
soviet conscript wrote:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Matrox-M3D-Power … =item4d1b73468f

check out the BUY IT NOW price, this guy must of been watching the last auction....*sigh* so much for me finding one of these at a rational price for awhile.

And this is how ridiculously high prices get established.

What the heck is going on guys??? http://www.ebay.com/itm/331173021327 The first one that sold looked suspicious. What about this one?

Reply 295 of 1353, by sliderider

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Jan3Sobieski wrote:
sliderider wrote:
soviet conscript wrote:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Matrox-M3D-Power … =item4d1b73468f

check out the BUY IT NOW price, this guy must of been watching the last auction....*sigh* so much for me finding one of these at a rational price for awhile.

And this is how ridiculously high prices get established.

What the heck is going on guys??? http://www.ebay.com/itm/331173021327 The first one that sold looked suspicious. What about this one?

Look at the bidders. The same 0 feedback bidder shilled up both listings.

First one

o***i ( 0 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $230.00
Apr-04-14 17:17:20 PDT

Second one

o***i ( 0 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $255.00
Apr-15-14 10:16:04 PDT

Also suspicious is this bidder

6***w ( 79Feedback score is 50 to 99) US $250.00
Apr-15-14 03:23:31 PDT

who also bid on the first one and is the guy who got shilled into paying his maximum. I think someone bought a bunch of these cards and is trying to get $250 set as the price for them. Maybe the person from Vogons who bought all those cards for 25 cents a while back?

Reply 296 of 1353, by Jan3Sobieski

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sliderider wrote:
Look at the bidders. The same 0 feedback bidder shilled up both listings. […]
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Look at the bidders. The same 0 feedback bidder shilled up both listings.

First one

o***i ( 0 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $230.00
Apr-04-14 17:17:20 PDT

Second one

o***i ( 0 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $255.00
Apr-15-14 10:16:04 PDT

Also suspicious is this bidder

6***w ( 79Feedback score is 50 to 99) US $250.00
Apr-15-14 03:23:31 PDT

who also bid on the first one and is the guy who got shilled into paying his maximum. I think someone bought a bunch of these cards and is trying to get $250 set as the price for them. Maybe the person from Vogons who bought all those cards for 25 cents a while back?

The person who bought all those cards for 25c a while back was me, and they were the Apocalypse 3Dx cards not M3d's. They're currently in storage so it's not me who's selling. However, unless all four people here are involved in some sort of a scam, I don't see a rhyme or reason for this.

Person A sells a card to Person B (price was driven up by person C)
Person D now sells another card to person C (price was driven up by person B)

It only makes sense for first auction. If Person A is same as person C, he/she would drive up the price so that Person B pays a premium.

But second auction makes no sense to me. Why would Person A (which let's assume is also C) want to drive up the price for person B again?

EDIT: Actually, I might post a card for sale just to mess up their plan. I don't feel like digging them out though.

Reply 298 of 1353, by soviet conscript

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$199 plus $20 shipping for a small acrylic cube to house a Mac (Mac not included of course!) I dunno, maybe this is a good deal as I've never been in the market for small acrylic cubes to safely house my compact Mac though I get the feeling I could find a very similar former fish tank to serve the same purpose for $5.99 at goodwill

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Museum-Display-Case-f … =item232c35704e