Howdy all, ok I will start by saying I only understand the basics of PC components & how they work & are assembled to make a working PC. What I do not understand is why, for the last 3 - 6 months I have watched AMD XP3200+ CPU's at Ebay Australia sell for an average of $200 with out a heatsink/fan or warranty & obviously 2nd hand as well! I'm not just talking about half a dozen cpu's here either, there has been at least 12 - 20+ in this short time. Another one just sold for $260 tonight which prompted me to post this thread. We own two of them & they are in use by the wife & I. I also have been tempted to jump on the band wagon myself & sell them, but we have two spare mobos/AGP cards & an XP3000+ 333 FSB which I might add are selling for $150+ as well. The reason I mention this is because I realized that if we did sell them, we also have to replace the mobo / ram & the AGP's to PCIE, so to me it's not worth it when we are very happy with what we have & they do all we need + we have the spares. So that's our excuse for staying with Socket A for the moment. Mind you in saying that, if we did not have the spares, I still would not pay that amount of money for one. So why do people want these cpu's when they can have an AMD2 64 3800+ for $139 New with fan/heatsink & 3 years warranty. Is there something special in the architecture of the XP3200+ that I'm not aware of? What is making them more valuable then AMD's current offerings on the market now? Is it just something that has caught on in Ebay, a FAD if you will? What do you think?