Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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    Heh, some sucker bought it. Good job anyways treeplant, :thumbup: You must have been desperate for it though. :)
     
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    Speaking of SIPP memory, who's bright idea was it to create that? They are basically just 30 pin SIMM's with pins. In fact I have some where it literally is a 30 pin SIMM with pins soldered on! :lol:
     
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    That seller is offering up hundreds of vintage items at ridiculous prices - surely you'd think if they're not selling, time to discount?
     
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    That Vic 20 looks like someone tried to overclock an i9 9900K in it :lol::lol::lol:


    BTW, further down the page I saw this Acer 500+ for $30, not a bad price, but it needs some work, I think I even have an old Dick Smith catalogue with this particular model in it.
     
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    Definitely an odd packaging, and short lived at that. Better than DIPPs though, I suppose? :p

    I've got 1MB worth in my 286.
     
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    I'd say SIPP sockets were cheaper than SIMM sockets and took up less space on the board so saved the manufacturer a small amount per board.
     
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    SIPP was a pain the arse to fit and remove. I had a SIPP board back in the day, Was not fun. Now I only have simms. Don't think it was just a cost thing, I think IBM maybe was slow to licence it or only licenced it to certain manufacturers. Or maybe the simm spec or sockets wasn't known/avalible for early boards. Because there were high clocked 386 DX machines that were SIPP (mine was a DX25 which would have been top dog when it was released), then all of a sudden everything was available simm inc low end 286's and 386sxs, printers etc.
     
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    What a bargain. :lol:

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    This seller has some interesting stuff. No bargains, but...

    VLB 486 motherboard with a DX33 CPU and 8MB RAM for $70pp: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254146620055

    It's an early ZIF Socket 1 or 2 motherboard which is interesting.
    Looks like this board (rev 1.1 vs rev 1.0): https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboards/U/UNIDENTIFIED-486-VESA-486-Version-1-1.html

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    Toshiba Satellite 300CDS for $65pp: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/333110294756

    Pentium 166MMX laptop, looks to be working. Shame it's a DSTN screen.
     
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    They were throwing these out at work 3CBE00B2-B1BF-4A7A-9429-C862497EB4F7.jpeg
    I don’t have a 5 1/4” drive so will have to format them old school and remove the labels.

    Btw what’s the best way to remove the gum without affecting the plastic?
     
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    Citrus adhesive removers work well too

    source: a long time ago i used to do work at a place that would receive large creates full of windows install disks that would then have their labels removed, formatted, boxed and sold as new disks. They had people manually remove the labels with citrus based adhesive removers :)
     
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