Where are the retro bargains? List here!

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Cannula, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Flamin Joe

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    Buying just to flip for profit. :thumbdn:
    Parting it out to maximise profit. :thumbdn::thumbdn:

    What a douche. Should of gone to someone who would of appreciated it and restore it back to working condition.

    On the flipside, hopefully this means 3 incomplete JX systems can be completed but it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
     
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  2. badmofo

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    Yeah that sucks - flipping's one thing but parting it out is pure scumbaggery. May all of his transactions be complicated and unsatisfying.
     
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  3. Pierre32

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    Ugh. Given the amount of stuff that seller lists, I've wondered for a while if they also camp the Green Sheds to pillage and flip the retro stuff. I bet they do.
     
  4. BiggusDickus

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    Yeah I saw that too. Shame that he's separating the components. Obviously trying to maximise returns.
     
  5. rugger

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    Since nobody picked this up, I decided to do it myself.

    It contained:
    Pentium II-350mhz
    Intel BX motherboard (tested and in top working condition)
    128meg RAM stick
    Working Smart and friendly 4x CD burner in SCSI interface. This is pretty cool, may go into my K6/2-400 build ... for reasons.
    PCI S3 Trio/DX with 2meg ram (2 removable ram modules)
    Soundblaster AWE 64 Value - Worth the purchase price all by itself.
    Case that needs a bit of work, but could be pretty nice with stereo speakers.
    ISA SCSI card from Smart and Friendly ... can't for the life of me find drivers, so it may be useless in the end, but not a big loss.
     
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  6. BiggusDickus

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    I recognised the AWE64 Value and really wanted to pick this up, but couldn't find the time the end. Beechboro is not particularly close.

    Glad someone from these forums got it.
     
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  7. Mistikal

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    Bugger, I didn't even see it.
     
  8. Pierre32

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  9. rugger

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    Ugghhh, new seller, strictly no PAYPAL, no postage charges quoted ... I'll pass thanks. Could so easily get scammed on this.

    Maybe someone local can go collect it and pay cash.
     
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  10. Pierre32

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    I'm seeing $9.15 standard postage. But yeah, caution required.

    Side rant about ebay buyer protections: Over the years I've seen many sellers complain that buyers are the protected species, and usually get the benefit of the doubt if they claim that something didn't show up. This year I filed a dispute for the first time, because something didn't ship and the seller's account went quiet. (It wasn't a scammer - I honestly think the seller got sick or died or something). I filed the dispute, and ebay threw it to the seller to respond. Of course they didn't, so ebay closed the case due to lack of activity. That was that. Glad it was only a few bucks!

    Anyway, back to the money wasting. 3x PCI card bundle, 99c start, VIC pickup again, and being relisted repeatedly due to no takers:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184822465441

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    Video card info (hello badmojo): https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=32497

    Sound card info: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=66363

    The makings of a nice PCI-based DOS build here, with some lesser known but very capable components.
     
  11. badmofo

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    That's an interesting listing nicely spotted.

    That ARK card is a bit different to the one I talked about on Vogons and love and use to this day. I have an example of that Quadro64 card too and it's a bit shit - not quite as fast and doesn't handle SVGA well; might have something to do with the integrated DAC.

    In saying that my example of the Quadro64 is cheap and nasty - the Legend brand is pretty good in my experience so maybe that's a better example.
     
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  12. rugger

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    Oh, they must have fixed it :)

    Just not worth the hassle or risk buying from someone so precious. I'll take my money elsewhere. It is a shame, I probably would have bought it right then and there if they were not trying to skirt ebay buyer protections.

    Yeah,

    You would need to escalate it yourself by the date given by ebay, as by default, the dispute will time out and close. I don't think I've had to escalate before, but ebay won't really get involved until you escalate. The dispute process is an automated sequence up to that point.

    Ugghhh, local pickup only. I'd love the ARK2000MT, but can't arrange the pickup from here in Perth :)
     
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  13. badmofo

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    In the description he states: "Sent with Australia Post Standard Large Box/Satchel."
     
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  14. rugger

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    Sigh,

    Then it should be at the top, and it shouldn't also say in the postage and handling:

    "Posting to: Will arrange for local pickup only (no postage)."

    The description should be the description of the goods, not postage, payment terms and other random crap.
     
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  15. RogerWiIco

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    Thanx for the tip 1 suburb away from me so I put a bid down (3 video cards)
     
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  16. Pierre32

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    I missed the shipping bit too. Might be some competition for it now :D
     
  17. RogerWiIco

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    It might be a generic ebay description but I won't bid against anybody here, just did a initial bid if nobody else bids on it
     
  18. rugger

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    Yeah, I thought about bidding, but am happy for the guy a suburb over to nab it instead.
     
  19. RogerWiIco

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    Ask him for a quote on postage seems you want it more then me, be a shame to let it go with no bids and he will prob bin it. my bid is 99c, it is a nice card tho to have.
     
  20. rugger

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    I have lots of PCI VGA and sound cards already. But thanks anyway.

    I'd probably play with it a bit and bag it up and store it forever, like I do with so much other hardware :)
     
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