Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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  1. badmofo

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    That is a nice looking machine, and I just read a book about Compaq so am tempted. My only concern is that 486's are supposed to fight you every inch of the way, and this thing would just work 100% of the time. Where's the fun in that? :lol:
     
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    PS/2 mouse ports were the bees knees. I had a Dell XPS back in the day, originally with a P90 CPU. Can't remember if it was socket 5 or 7. It was excellent because the only things truly non-standard with it were an atypical back plate for the PS/2 ports and a custom BIOS screen. Quite different from some of the frankenplug machines Dell has shipped in more recent years.

    Compaq was okay except when their urge to cost down resulted in decisions like putting the CMOS setup software on disk instead of on a PROM.
     
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  3. BuuBox

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    Don't despair, OEM 486 machines can be infuriating enough. :)

    Cool machine and the price seems fair. I'd jump on it if I had the space.
     
  4. badmofo

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    Thankfully someone else bought it, that was a close one :Paranoid:
     
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    Is there a market for old/vintage/retro hard drives, say 6gig up to 40 gig?
    Maybe some older ones in the megabyte range? All working. Unused for the last 10 years.

    Wondering if its worth zeroing them and selling, vs hitting them with a hammer and tossing in the recycle bin.
     
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    6-40gb, probably not much. Only a few $ each. Might need to wait another 10 years.
    In the megabyte range, much more so. Especially the earlier ones such as sub 100MB drives. MFM 5.25" drives are worth a small fortune now, up to $100 each for working ones.
     
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    Thanks. Only after about $5 each. I had one of those 5.25 double height drives many many years ago. Working too. Was 10 megabytes. Probably would have cost thousands new. Just checked the shed to see If I still had it in an old machine. Nope, I must have thrown it out.

    I have a 200 Megabyte Maxtor drive and a an 85meg Conner in the standard 3.5 inch size. Not sure if they work though. Might have to test them in my 386.
     
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    Hi, I've been cleaning my cupboards the last couple of days. Is there a retro gear sales section here or does it go in to the For Sale - PC section? Am I allowed to link my sale thread in this thread?

    Thanks!
     
  13. BuuBox

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    Just the PC section, and if they're bargains, can't see the harm in posting a link in here. :)
     
  14. Optimus.

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    Cool, thanks!

    I reckon I found a K6-2 (350mhz?) last night at the bottom of a tub, a few bent pins though. A 486 (DX2?) as well. In any case, I'll keep your retronauts in mind when I audit my stuff. :thumbup:
     
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    I think the issue is unless it has on-board video which I doubt it does not have a video card :)
     
  20. gambo

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    :D I thought It might be one of those sales that no one notices and dosen't even get a bid...

    Also thought about messaging him about postage, but nah, I'll leave it for the perth guys this time. :Pirate:
     

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