Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Cannula, Jul 23, 2015.
Can confirm at least one of those things is definitely true.
It's ok for what it is, I mean quite a lot of other things that are quite the fortune that are posted in here. Should be two threads I reckon still.
Don't shush me you rich bastard! - Homer Simpson.
Trust me, it's a lot worse vice-versa: being the one in NZ and not being able to buy the majority of the stuff posted here. But I hear ya. (note I did offer to be a middleman, if there's some truly must-have item)
Merely interstate items are often considered inaccessible to many Australians (refer to recent "everything is in Melbourne and won't ship" talks/complaints), so in that regard the things I post about are little different.
The subjectivity of "at what point exactly does something become a bargain", coupled with the volatile nature of retro pricing and popularity, also makes it hard to tell offhand whether or not something belongs in this thread.
I'm sure however it wouldn't hurt to have a What Retro Items Have You Seen Today or similar thread in addition to this, if/when someone takes the thirty seconds to make one.
6 acid damanged motherboards here for 80 bucks - might be a good lockdown project for some dedicated nerd:
I like how it appears that slimline board has the riser for it too. Needs a special case though. Check out his monitor too on his other listings.
More in the 'interesting find' than 'bargain' category, and the item itself - an ISA combo drive & I/O controller - is not even that interesting. But it caught my eye because the seller has included all the configuration info in the listing, which can be hard to come by for some of these cards. Needless to say I wish he'd listed it a few days ago, before I bought a slightly more expensive one with less information.
Looks like it's only ~$20 now!
$25pp for a HP Multimedia Pro 16V-A ISA sound card: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324158640097
Not spectacular, but well covered by Phil:
A Vogons user also uploaded the DOS drivers:
Sweet I've been looking for one of those for my Vectra, thanks handsome!
Here's a proper bargain: SB Pro2 and AWE64 for 40 bucks:
Great spot, and already gone to a lucky buyer.
Thanks badmofo, I've been hanging out for a reasonably priced AWE64. Hopefully the cards work.
Seller also has a lot of AGP cards: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184284634299
Not quite the proper bargain status, but the Nvidia card says NV15 so should be a GeForce2 GTS at worst.
Wow a Trident AGP card
I guess there was a time when real 3D wasn't free and some people who didn't need it had AGP boards... edit: looking at an old AnandTech review of it positions it as a good 2D card to pair with a Voodoo2
Good point about it being a solid 2D card for a Voodoo II system. I use an S3 AGP something-or-other for the same purpose, since all you really need is a nice crisp 2D output (or not even that, if you use a monitor with two inputs).
Edit: Straining my eyes, the Nvidia card looks to be a HP GeForce2 GTS part number 5065-2543.
GumTree freebies containing Socket462 and Socket370 board & processor by the look of it
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Appears to have gone
Not sure if it's a bargain, but could be considering rarity.
A GDM-FW900 is up in the EU for 999.00 euro's (~1600 AUD + ~$450 AUD shipping)..
My god that thing must weigh a tonne (you can see it in the shipping costs). My very last CRT was a 21" Sony and that was not fun to move at all.
Bit of newly listed Roland MIDI gear.
The CM-32L is the simple beige box version of the MT-32. A rare sighting and bargain at the opening bid of $185, but we'll see where it goes.
The SD-20 is a later generation Sound Canvas. Apparently not quite feature matched to the SC-55 (so perhaps not ideal for the Sound Canvas option in your games) but still a sweet little General Midi module. At $75 buy it now, a very nice bargain. Pickup only in Brisbane, otherwise I might be impulse buying it instead of posting it here.
if you *really, really* want it, buy it now, i'll grab it and send it down to you. you can dd my bank acc later when shipping cost is known
I definitely don't need to be buying more things at the moment, so I'll leave this one for someone else. Really appreciate the offer though, cheers mate