Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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  1. self_slaughter

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    Saw a nice 22" crt monitor on gumtree for $80 the other day. Thought for a while about the ~250km round trip to get it and just as i decided screw it, I'll go for a drive... It was marked as sold. Now I want one just because I can't have it. baha

    Surprised it lasted that long. Gotta be more decisive next time :p

    I'll just tell myself, it probably wouldn't of fit in my little 2 door car anyway to make myself feel better.
     
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  2. BuuBox

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    debiasnz eBay seller drives me nuts with endless listings in high USD prices despite being based in Australia, but check out this douchebaggery...

    Purchase new Geforce 4 MX440's from PC meal for $39 a pop (look at the purchase history): https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/233262585807

    Relist for triple the $: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283564726325

    :rolleyes:

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    Back on topic, how about a Geforce 3 ti200 for $43pp: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174066657162
    Aopen still have a listing: http://us.aopen.com/products_detail.aspx?auno=499

    Or a Leadtek Winfast Intel i740 AGP card for $30 posted: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283694806971
    I can't remember seeing a branded i740 card - arguably for good reason :lol:
     
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  3. partybear

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    That is pretty scummy but no one would pay that for it would they?
     
  4. Pierre32

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    BRAND NEW IN BOX - RARE :rolleyes:
     
  5. Flamin Joe

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    It seems strange to me that anyone would want to buy a MX440 full stop. They were a pretty average card at the time so I can't imagine there would be many enthusiasts lining up to get a hold of one in a nice shiny box the relive the MX440 glory days. :lol:

    Honestly don't reckon they will sell at that price as I think PC Meal's price was the most you could expect for them.
     
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  6. Vanne

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    Lol I have a 440mx .. piece of turd crap. Only reason I still have it, as I hate chucking stuff that works.
    But yeah I think I bought it back in the day as I burned through all my cash building a peecee to run the glory that was and still is (to some extent) NeverWinter Nights.. seriously, anyone paying 80us plus post for a 440mx deserves to be punished.
     
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  7. BuuBox

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    Think of the GeForce 4 MX440 as a slightly improved GeForce 2 Pro and the hate subsides a little. ;)
     
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  8. elvis

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    Pretty much this. And unlike the GF2, the 4MX often overclocked like crazy (making up somewhat for its SDR memory).

    It wasn't so much a "crap card" as it was intentionally marketed with a bullshit name. Had they kept the GF2 name perhaps it would have been somewhat more honest.

    I had one. Lapped the chip, attached enormous heatsinks, over volted the crap out of it, and overclocked it like crazy. Good times.
     
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  9. mAJORD

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    I know this feeling.. We are starved of decent CRT's up here, I too would consdier a 200k + round trip for the right one.

    It's funny you say that about your car - A year or so ago I picked up a couple of Sun micro flat 18 and I think it's a 21in CRT's.. the later is an older model and is absolute monster had no idea I'd have so much trouble getting it into a mid size sedan!.. Boot - nope. front seat, nope- couldn't close the door as arm rest was hitting it .. had to squeeze it into the rear door onto back seat - and my god is it heavy as well. Just didn't cross my mind I might need the wagon for a monitor!


    If you're after any sort of range of CRT's i'll look out for you as I cannot take any more in , at least not until I cull any more dead ones that can't be fixed easily enough.. I can't stop myself looking though regardless :/ - I have many saved searches, and always on the 'passive lookout'

    about the only thing I think i'd keep for myself is something particularly special.. Like the supposedly NOS 17" I think it was that popped up the other day, but disappeared damn quick.


    Also if yourself or anyone else is in need.. I'm going to Sydney end of year (driving) - taking a CRT down for someone here - can bring one back up to bris in its place if needed , or any other 'unshipable' retro gear of similar size . Doesn't have to be from members, Ebay pickup etc OK with me
     
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  10. self_slaughter

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    Hah, yeah. Definitely needed the ute when I grabbed my 27" crt tv. Thing's a monster.

    Would of been nice to have, but wasn't really a viable option in all honesty. You do kinda forget just how big, heavy and awkward these things are to transport.

    Trying to shoehorn a 22" into a skyline would of been a tonne of fun and even if I succeeded somehow, it would of probably ended in a fine or three. (Chances are it would of come down to ripping out the passenger seat to get it in the back) :lol:
     
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    what a shame its in victoria and set to local pickup only
     
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    I'll be watching to see what those XT's go for!
     
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    I put in a bid for the XT's, we'll see how I go.
     
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  15. Flamin Joe

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    Being pickup only should hopefully keep the prices from going too crazy. A full setup with original keyboard plus CRT is in my oppinion worth at least $500.

    I picked up my 5150 and 5160 complete locally a couple of years ago for around $550. Coincidentally around this exact same time of year. Honestly thought I would be outbid but the lack of interstate bidders kept a lot of competition out. :thumbup:
     
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    Epic indeed. At this point I have almost everything I want from retro computing, but such lots are always enticing.
     
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    That microbee didnt last long :(
     
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