Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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

  1. Flamin Joe

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    Dicks.

    I found a guy near me today selling a bunch of pentium 1-3 CPUs but no boards :(
     
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    Looked at both earlier and didn't make the connection. That's such a dick move. Some will say "free market" etc but that doesn't make it not a dick move.

    We're all looking for a good score, but when I see a listing like that I wonder if I should message to let them know.
     
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    The good thing is that it is not worth $750 and he will never sell it for that much.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Agreed. Every time I rant about eBay vultures, that's the general comment that comes back. Plenty of things that are entirely legal are still shitty.

    What perplexes me even more is that there are far better and more reliable ways to make income than shitting all over someone's hobby. I can't see how all that time and effort to make a couple of hundred bucks is worth it.
     
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    The vulture seller has other stuff listed for high but not quite so obscene prices. Must trawl FB marketplace and op shops for stuff to resell.

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    Back to regular programming...

    If you want a MorphOS box, there are worse deals than this quite clean Mac Mini G4 for $85pp: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184020211516
     
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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Pity about the licensing cost of MorphOS though :(
     
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    Oh the temptation. Just pulled my G4 out the other day to stick a fresh install of OS9 on but I'd like a morph box too..
     
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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    I was looking for a G4 Mac Mini a while ago.. they're getting a bit hard to find for a reasonable price.
     
  10. Vanne

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    About 40 to 50 bucks us for the 1.4ghz bt/WiFi version, but sadly insanely let down by 32mb of vram. Look at the 15/17 inch PowerBook powered by the ATI 9700, which would be my pick for a morph box.
     
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    The asus deluxe version of that, a7n8x ?? came out a fair bit later but was more stable on crazy ram timings if my memory serves me correctly.
    The abit board was still an absolute champ though
    Edit - didnt i just pick up one of those from you ? ?? :lol:
     
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    Hmm, I’ve just dug out an A7N8X AND an A7N8X-X.
    I’m now going to play around with them a bit more.

    And they were a bargain, I rescued both from a trailer about a day before it was tip bound. (Among lots of other stuff)
     
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    I always had to bump up the DDR voltage on my A7N8X Deluxe to get it to run stable at DDR speeds exceeding 199MHz.
     
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    I remember the nf7-s being the most popular choice back then.
     
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    Spares!!
    Its in excellent condition. Top model and fit out as well.
    Great value. Got the better PSU as well.
     
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