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Offline leirbag28

Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« on: September 30, 2006, 12:51:25 PM »

Some guy who works for Microsoft is interested in my CD32 and Amiga gear.

I am quite curious as to why? He says he was always interested in the Amiga...........but I wonder if its to examine it to see if they can make suggestions for the next X-Box?

I believe Microsoft has been doing this kind of thing for a while.

I dont know if I should sell it to him. I am the last guy who would want to deal with Microsoft in this way. Surely they can buy one on eBay. So maybe this guy is genuine and wants it for himself because he has seen the light of how crappy Microsoft is. :-D


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Offline Flashlab

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 12:54:20 PM »
Honestly I don't think there's anything left that would be of value for Microsoft.

The guy is probably personally interested; just sell it to him! Maybe he can get educated this way;-)
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Offline leirbag28

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 01:05:35 PM »

THis might be called.......... Sleeping With The Enemy  :-)

I want to sell my CD32 or actually I NEED to....as well as my Clean 1084s D1 which he also wants.

But not sure if to him...........the CD32 needs a PSU which he said he will find.
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Offline recidivist

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006, 01:23:22 PM »
 Might as well sell it:---if Microsoft wanted one they could/would/should simply get one of those that appear on eBay and use petty cash.
Actually I bet that Microsoft has already long had a suite of rooms dedicated to evaluating ALL the competeing systems.There is nothing illegal or even unethical about buying the competition products and checking them out.It is COPYING the competition's products  in violation of copyrights and patents which is the problem Historically Microsoft would never do that....well,except in case of disk compression software etc. :rtfm:  :pissed:
 

Offline countzero

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2006, 01:32:33 PM »
tell him to quit ms and send you the resignation if he wants the cd32 :)
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Offline nadoom

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2006, 01:34:47 PM »
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.but I wonder if its to examine it to see if they can make suggestions for the next X-Box?


What on earth could the CD32 tell microsoft that they dont already know? To start off with the thing looks so terrible, it was underpowered and all the games were straight ports + fmv sequences. all it can tell MS is what not to do!

The guy needs to earn a living and that is his first priority, if some one offered me a job in microsoft i would bite their hands off probably, he isnt exactly a concentration cam guard now is he?

Many MS employees probably have a huge respect for the amiga, this guy is one of them, keeping your work life and amiga life separate isnt a crime ;-)

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tell him to quit ms and send you the resignation if he wants the cd32 :)


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Offline leirbag28

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2006, 01:44:28 PM »
@countzero

thats a great idea! :-)

@nadoom

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hehehe...........I dont think the grey was as bad as the shape!  looked like it was trying hard to be like a Sega Genesis. That was degrading itself. plus it was really flimsy and crappy...........I have seen some strange versions of CD32's that were shiny and plasticy and real crappy looking!  they even had cheap joypads to go with them......I wonder  who has one like these units.  They are easily identifiable.

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@nadoom

What I meant by "but I wonder if its to examine it to see if they can make suggestions for the next X-Box?" is that they can see what good points they can steel from the CD32's design and history....................such as the SX32 for example!

...they may want to leave the possibility of turning the Next Gen X-Box into a full computer like the CD32...................................... Sad sad sad..................Wake up Amiga Inc!

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Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2006, 01:46:50 PM »
Hahahaha. This made my saturday.
 

Offline leirbag28

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2006, 01:48:35 PM »
@Piru



 Happy Saturday! :-P
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Offline glitch

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2006, 01:52:59 PM »
Actually, a user that posts here quite frequently has a microsoft email address too!
 

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Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2006, 01:57:09 PM »
@glitch

OMG! Get him!
 

Offline Tomas

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2006, 03:06:25 PM »
I think most of the microsoft employer are just like you and me.. They keep their job and sparetime seperate. I see nothing wrong with a person also enjoying some other companies product. And there is absolutely nothing to steal from the outdated CD32. This guy probably wants the CD32 for classic games and so on, just like you and me.
 

Offline itix

Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2006, 04:05:17 PM »
Few years ago I sold WRC for PS2 to a guy who works at Nokia. And guess what? Two years later Nokia released N-Gage :-D
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Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2006, 04:17:09 PM »
"What do you guys think?"

I think your question might have had some merit the day after the CD32 was first released, but well over 10 years later, give us a break!

It's threads like this one that make a bad cult like, religious fanaticism image of Amiga users in a lot of people's eyes.

Or laughing stock.   :crazy:

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Re: Microsoft wants to buy my CD32 ! What do You Guys Think?
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2006, 04:23:43 PM »
@leirbag28

Boy are you a lucky person, you bagged one big tuna. Microsoft employees have deep pockets, jack the price up 3X and don't look back. :-D
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