Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Pierre32, Oct 27, 2019.
Hmm tempting, but the shipping is outrageous!
He may as well have listed it for eleventy billion dollars.
At least its rare..
Can't believe you guys haven't jumped on these..
Also I've noticed the C64 Maxi has gone up in price and is generally sold out everywhere. Was going to get one for the kids at Christmas. Seems like its now a $250 item +$50 for an additional joystick..
Edit-- Arhh they are releasing the C64 maxi in VIC20 configuration in Europe, and the C64Maxi is getting its big US release. Hence no stock for OZ :-(
Tell him he’s dreamin?
It's so original it has a multi game board in it
No doubt probably the original cab but still..
You'd think for that kind of money that you would at least go to the trouble of giving it a clean to make it look presentable!
why do all these fuckwits think they struck gold on antiques roadshow or some shit?
greed mostly I would guess?
search ebay, find highest sell price.
This is one of many "interestingly priced" listings he has. Seems to be a collector who falls for the all too familiar trap of overpricing your collection and thinking you will get top dollar for everything.
I was expecting to see a Cyrix 5x86-133 or something for that price.
The seller has some cool stuff. Hilariously over priced, but you don't often see a boxed Sound Blaster 2.0, a AWE64 Gold with a SimmConn, a pair of Voodoo 2's, an SC-55ST, Rendition Verite V2200, etc etc on the same day.
This takes the cake for overpriced: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/224207463575
The street value of a regular K6-2 is about $10-$15.
but it's AMD man, don't you know they are the best?
I really don't get it. It's not even worth it for the dollars per hour your "earning" off the sale.
I resort to eBay if and only if I don't know someone locally who would want it. I think I've given away maybe 4 car-boot-loads of old computer bits to OCAUers for free, because at least I know they'll enjoy it.
Sharp X68000 local listing. $4,120
This is no exageration, but there used to be an Atari PC3 for sale in Italy on eBay for a ridicolous price which was there for years. Maybe he finally got lucky and found that sucker or he finally gave up as it's gone now, but it boggled my mind why you would bother having something on eBay for so long.
I do sell things on eBay but it's rarely retro items and mostly random stuff which I want to move on to fund other things. Anytime I sell anything I don't like to stuff around so I'll list it for a Buy It Now price which I think is reasonable and wait. If after a couple of days there a no bites I'll drop the price and maybe even add a Best Offer option in case my pricing is a bit off. Never had much of an issue selling and rarely had to relist a item.
I see the items I linked have been relisted at the same price. No surprises there.
There are people who fall hard for false economies. They get addicted to the sale, or only look at the inbound amount and don't count either the actual dollar cost or time it took them to get there.
The same disease plagues new stuff as much as old. People who buy up all the mini consoles to flog them on eBay, for example. How many hours of your life do you need to invest in that just to make a fraction of what you could doing almost any other money earning task?
The whole thing shows me how terrible the average person's basic maths skills are.
Sometimes collectors/hoarders/enthusiasts like having a particular thing, and the only way they can bring themselves to get rid of it is for a certain price.
If an item is worthless to anyone else, they’ll just keep it because it may be worth something someday.
BUT if it’s worth a lot, they can justify having it, and selling it so they may purchase more junk to hoard in the hopes that new junk is worth it someday.
I am from a family of hoarders (Think 50 year old car in the living room surrounded by newspapers and with random gold and cash mixed in type hoarding) but something in my brain gets to a point where I think ENOUGH, and start to sort and get rid of shit.
But the hoarding gene means I can understand at least one reason people do that.
Example: I have some Nice TV’s here, they’re worth about $50 tops to anyone else realistically.
But when I want to use them, they’re worth more than $50 to me. If someone else wants one, They can pay $400. If I get sick of them and want the space back, then I will just throw them out, but as long as they’re listed, that’s what they are worth.
I’m not saying a lot of prices aren’t greed, but when shit is listed at a stupid price for a really long time, it’s more likely because of mental illness, and it’s hard to get angry at them personally.
If anyone has trouble understanding how and why things can go so high, use the hierarchy of retro pricing:
(now before anyone's blood pressure goes up: no the image is not real, and no the mouse isn't for sale and hasn't been since it was new)
And you can apply the hierarchy to ANYTHING retro...
OLD monitor $0 or best offer.
Vintage monitor $20
Retro monitor $50
Rare Old Vintage Retro monitor $100
Like new Rare Old Vintage Retro monitor $250
Like New Rare Old Vintage Retro GAMING monitor $500+
In general, shit that's practically useless goes up if someone wants it, and from the past 40 years we've learnt gamers will pay for any old shit, no matter how bad.
Old mate's at it again, with a Yamaha YMF-718 for $350 BIN - pp obviously
One can dream. A complete package. What a beutiful machine. Japanese and their designs...
Manuals are weirdly from an earlier model though.
This guy's boxed SB 2.0 sold at the $300 asking price: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Creativ...T1350B-CT-1350-Revision-3-Boxed-/224216121098
I guess that buyer didn't notice that someone else had listed one for $165: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Creative-Sound-Blaster-Original-CT1350B-8-Bit/203170564743
And I'm keen to see where this auction ends in 14hrs (CT1320C + CT1350B + MIDI breakout box): https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Creative-Labs-Sound-Blaster-1-5-2-0-and-MIDI-breakout-box/264918925179
I was eyeing the last lot for days. Took a lot of effort to convince myself it’s not worth it. Such collectibles though..
Boxed cards - not so fond of. Cardboard packaging does not add value to hardware in my book and the prices were way much even for a fan of these specific era (pre 1993 dos) cards like myself.