The top dollar retro gear thread. "It went for WHAT?!"

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  1. Pierre32

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    To quote BuuBox from the Retro Bargains thread:

    It sure is a magical time if you hate money. There are a lot of interesting listings to post, that don't really fit into the bargains thread. So I thought I'd start an opposite-of-a-bargain thread.

    I keep an eye out for MPU-401 gear, and this popped up in Hobart a week ago.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Roland-...sound-card-with-MIDI-output-box-/264504491296

    Starting bid: $399. Winning price: $761.51

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    How about a $300 empty Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike box :)

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    Wait wha?? For that cardboard shipping box??
     
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    An Apple product costing over a million dollars. I knew this day would come. :lol:
     
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    If it sells for the asking price, I've lost all faith in humanity.
     
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    I'm not even sure that that is! Looks like it's been modded for SID music making? What a descriptionless listing.
     
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    Ahh ok. Well, I wish him all the best, ha.
     
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    I'm worried someone's going to post what I've been paying for Nintendo Game and Watch...
     
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    This started even before the PVM hype, and is getting worse now. It's like people think there's some magic powers associated with these monitors that are impossible on any other bog standard RGB capable unit, or YPbPr capable unit with <$50 converter.
     
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    I'm not ashamed to say I love my 1084S D2, it really completes the look of my setup.
     
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    When we were all running 1084S monitors in the day, we used to look at all the PC based multisync monitors wishing we had one...
     
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    i've actually got a couple CRT's I'd like to acquire, the black 1084S and an Atari colour monitor.
     
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    That's it in a nutshell. Yeah sure you can use a convertor with another display but if you want the maximum nostaglia feel you just can't beat original hardware. This unfortunately is what sellers bank on as nostaglia can be one hell of a drug and it's not hard to find yourself spending more than you should to get your next hit. I know I'm guilty of that!

    Thankfully I didn't have to pay up for my 1084S-P. I think it only cost me about $50 a couple of years ago and just needed a new flyback to get it up and running again.
     
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    I do get how the Commodore monitor completes the look. I have been interested in Commodore XT's and a 1084s would be ideal because:
    • Vic20
    • C64c
    • Commodore Colt /PC-20 XT
    • Amiga 500
    • various VGA 90's PC's
    You have a matching monitor with your computer and apart from the Vic 20, fits in color scheme and design.

    However, I have always drooled over the Sony Multiscans, but I wonder if I would notice the mask wire lines.

    I think a multiscan would go with:
    • C64c/C128 beige
    • Amiga 500
    • Macintosh IISi
    • Macintosh Quadra 630
    • SGI Indy2
    • Various 286/386/486/Pentium+
    Back in the day it was quite common to see a Sony badged monitor on a SGI workstation, or a Mac or a high spec PC.
    My brother still has an immaculate Hitachi 19" Monitor tucked away. I think I might acquire this. I really want to sort out my output from the Vic20/C64/a500 and the Macs and SGI to a monitor. SGI have even weirder connectors.
     

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