Who said there's no money in collecting old gear?

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  1. MonoJoker

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    bahahaha

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    I don't want whatever drugs this guy is on for rejecting his current offer....

    edit: also 'sif you'd bring cash to view only after paying rofl
     
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    Don't forget the deal can only occur in a private locked room at a trust building - based on his listed location that's where he lives - conveniently.

    Oh and of course under electronic surveillance with witnesses! :thumbup:

    No no, he hasn't REJECTED it he's just waiting on a better offer. Or someone to find him an overseas buyer prepared to pay MORE than the asking price. It's pure gold the whole ad really.
     
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    That’s got to be a laugh surely.

    Anyway the hard keyboard version SC3000H was my first computer and it’s worth
    heaps more than that! It loaded Munchman from cassette, and that kind of fun can never be simulated.

    He’s probably bending over a bit because it’s 3A (not A3 what a boofhead),
    and that’s the crap 8k RAM cart, you really want BASIC Level IIIB.
     
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    An old mate used to have one of these...
    Most of the games were running from tape and it took soooo long to load.
    I remember the graphics looked better than my apple II.

    The rubber keys were pretty cool :)
     
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    This BS listing reminds me of the frustrations I'm sure a lot of us retro collectors/enthusiasts go through when looking for stuff. Just because something is "retro" or "rare" it seems sellers think it's all of a sudden worth top dollar. :(

    It's like this Atari PC3 on eBay which I kid you not, has been continually relisted for 2 years. He's asking over 1,500 Euro ($2,300+) for a complete 8088 PC which isn't even worth half that.

    When I was first wanting to get one and this was the only one I could find anywhere, I tried to reason with the guy showing examples of past PC3's that sold for way less but he wouldn't budge. Got to hand it to him though, he definitely sticks to his guns!

    Needless to say I've since picked up a few PC3's including a complete one all the way from Germany for about $500 including postage (which was the killer). And just the other week another complete system sold in Greece for about the same price. Amazing what happens when you actually set decent prices. Meanwhile old mate in Italy with his 43 watchers (probably guys like me watching it for the lols) continues to polish his Atari PC3 every weekend patiently waiting for the right buyer...
     
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    so what your saying is I should unlist my stuff after two years.

    phew glad the message wasn't lost on me :)
     
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    Need an agent Quert :p
    Your motherload, then I can enjoy retirement
     
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    haha, my gaming stuffs actually packed away in storage.

    i sure do miss it. :(

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    Bust one out of the box. You....... know........ you........ want......... to :D
     
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    lol, it is going to have its own room in my next place :D
     
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    Thought we could turn this into a mega "look at that overpriced retro part lol" thread.

    Here's a couple:

    Shuttle HOT-533 Ver 1.1 AT Motherboard - $900.00 :shock: But it's got a 30 day warranty!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ISA-Motherb...530?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6f9787b2

    What's worse is something is actually watching it...........Shane? :lol:


    AMERICAN MEGATREND UM486V SOCKET3 ISA MOTHERBOARD w/CPU 486DX + MEMORY + 5 CARDS - $550.00. Seems reasonable. :wired:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMERICAN-ME...342?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43d8e9cafe


    Clearly I'm in the wrong business....
     
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    They don't even have an option for me to make a stupidly low offer.... how disappointing.
     
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    Some of that ISA stuff would get snapped up to by someone with an old industrial machine most likely, and the bastards probably got them for free...
     
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    Atari Joe.......... Sad part though is I can fill endless pages with
    overpriced retro parts :lol:

    Spend up now boys..............only gonna get worse.

    Socket8, still around but expensive. Dual sockets, oh boy :eek:

    Your SS7 going mental right now!! Guess point is early enough for a retro gamer & still have ps2 & usb ports. Win :thumbup:

    Ebay seller all watch others auctions. Item sells higher price & they synchronize as to match them earning they missed out on.

    It's nothing new though.

    Metal recyclers in the US had Pentium Pro's in stacks like rubbish..........
    to sell as gold content.

    Make purchase pair matching cpu's
    Had good discussion with that seller / sure his attitude changed when reveal can make better $ as collected from enthusiast :)
    Later they're tune changed........months later the sale of these precious cpu's changed for the better.
     
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    I prefer to give my retro computing stuffs to collectors rather then to try to sell it to a random for a profit.

    there's some that I just would never even part with if I had it though of course, like a zx spectrum, etc.:D
     
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    Yes m8, I do like what you do :thumbup:

    Restore the old consoles to they're former glory.
    It's your dedication that saves these great parts from being tossed out.

    Kudo's to you :)
     

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