Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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

  1. Flamin Joe

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    He's as good seller. I brought an NEC MultiSync II off him about a year ago after convincing him to split with the system he had bundled with it and shipping it. Unfortunately he's not even entertaining splitting/shipping this time around probably my fault lol.

    He must have a treasure trove of items because he had a fair few other items listed back then too.
     
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    Hey, funny. I literally just (like 10 minutes ago) bought something from the dude you guys are talking about... Dead risc PC (battery leaked). I think I can do something with it...

    His auctions always make me cry, because every time I'm after something very specific, he has the only listing. And it's always pick up only, no freight, no splitting, super strict, all-caps "damn you to hell if you even ask" policy. I can understand from the seller's standpoint with this, but I don't get why people use ebay if they're gonna do local only and ask a fixed price. Why not use gumtree?

    Anyways... Side tracked... I came to post this:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Macintos...Imagewriter-II-RAM-Software-Bags/162444043286

    Pick up only, and it's in Adelaide. So that pretty much guarantees it won't go for more than the starting bid. 3 compact macs, all with minor fixable issues and in great condition. Software... manuals... peripherals... Typical luck for me... Every time I need to go to Adelaide, I check gumtree listings and ebay figuring "eh, grab a few things while I'm there." But my messages on gumtree get ignored...
     
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    I just bought one of these:

    Pentium Pro 200 (1MB)

    I think AU$92 shipped is pretty decent in comparison to other lesser Pentium Pro CPU's I've seen listed, plus it's NOS and has warranty. Now to find a suitable motherboard...
     
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    Did you add the 5% discount on checkout? Ebay's offering on the $50 spend up till 7th April

    edit Bugger, not see a UK seller
     
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    4GB SATA HDDs out of a HP thin client notebook...

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/332169857562

    Might be an option for a retro PC for $15 each (using a SATA to IDE adapter).
    Edit: Sold. Someone on here buy them? All 4?

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    Cheap-ish serial mouse:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252100739265

    Same seller might have an Intel D850GB motherboard
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310499821698

    Why is this possibly worth $55? Intel 850 Chipset! RDRAM and Socket 423... :lol:

    (I say might as it's listed a little oddly... wrong photo, says Socket A).
     
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    Looks really interesting. I'd like it for laptops, PCMCIA sound cards are crazy expensive.

    Not a standard card: http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/man...ound Upgrade Kit - Installation Procedure.jpg
    Look at image 7 - it's an ESS chip.
     
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    Yep I'm with you - very cool little thing but what would you do with it?
     
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    it would run quake :)
     
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    I think the novelty factor on something like that would run out pretty quickly. I've always had the idea in the back of my mind of having a retro laptop with some of my favourite games from that era loaded ready to play when I travel and that laptop looks fantastic for the job. Great era, nice compact portable size, onboard SB Pro, I really couldn't go wrong with it. But guaranteed it will end up sitting on the shelf getting no love once all set up and played with for a little while.
     
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    Need? No. Want at least one? Hell Yes.... anyone else need / want one?
     
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    Weight man. These are heavy. Many $$ from the US.
     
  20. Flamin Joe

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    Yep and that's not even taking into account shipping within the US to your freight forwarder. Ebay is quoting US $67.78 (approx. AU $89.43) for UPS Ground to my Oregon address. It will be at least that again plus a bit more for shipping to Australia.

    Quick estimate, roughly $70+ per floppy drive. If you knew you could get say $100 each for them it would probably be worth it, but I don't see many paying that. A while back I brought a NOS 360K floppy drive which are harder to come by for about $50 all up. Probably the most I'd be willing to pay.
     

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