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Offline ChaosLord

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2010, 11:26:57 PM »
There are lots of fake people (and real people too) who make fake bids on Ebay all the time and never get in any trouble.  That is why I don't use Ebay.
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Offline Crom00

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2010, 11:30:57 PM »
Yep I knew a couple of guys that would do this all the time then go on forums and post excited comments about how they found such great deals on ebay. They were selling toys.
 

Offline Tajmaster

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2010, 11:33:54 PM »
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There are lots of fake people (and real people too) who make fake bids on Ebay all the time and never get in any trouble. That is why I don't use Ebay.

This is exactly one of my reasons I hate private lisitings. I know you cant tell who is bidding, but at least when its not private you can see if its a new eBayers account one with less than 10 feedback. If I see any bids from these two types of accounts I avoid the auction as I suspect theyre inflating the price.
I realise you all gotta start somewhere but Ill let someone else take the risk of being ripped off.
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Offline Boudicca

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2010, 11:41:02 PM »
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Lets ask Nishtek!


Get on with it then !, yeah of skeptical breath. I might be wrong but those bids are sure are suspicious.
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Offline tokyoracer

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2010, 01:17:13 AM »
At the end of the day it's what people are willing to spend. Yes it's stupid how people are like "ZOMFG IT'S AN A4000!!!! UBER ULTRA RARE!!! BIDDDDDD!!!". It's the buyers problem really.

Just a shame you can't enjoy the old hardware since it fetches such a high price these days. When you buy such a thing, i'd feel hollow and worried about if such hardware goes wrong (CS PPC's for example, it's entirely likely).
In conclusion, there's often 2 types of buyers, collectors that have more money then sence and the people who want to enjoy them for what they are (but can't now thanks to collectors). Do remember it's only old computer hardware (like a 486 or Pentium I PC, except better obviously. Just making a point).

Plus if you think this is silly, look at what 68880 33+ MHz FPU's are fetching, they are not even rare.
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Offline orb85750

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2010, 04:44:01 AM »
I've asked the seller whether those are legitimate bids, or whether the auction will be relisted soon.  Let's see.
 

Offline rkauer

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2010, 04:55:11 AM »
And the winner is the bot!

 But the second highest bidder was a true person. Too bad he stop his bids at mere 1250...:lol:
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Offline HiroProX

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2010, 12:05:54 PM »
« Last Edit: January 29, 2010, 12:08:15 PM by HiroProX »
 

Offline save2600

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2010, 03:04:50 PM »
Almost at a loss for words... Nishtek is and has been a reputable dealer, but you guys think there was some shill bidding going on? $1275 for a barebones (albeit clean) A4000 is utterly fantastic (trying to be diplomatic here). Just wonder if the caps prone to failure on the 040 board AND the audio output were replaced. That could drive the cost up some, but yikes. Other thing I noticed was the $8 shipping charge. I swear, there's a lot of goofy ePayer's that live for cheap or free shipping. More often than not, people will NOT bid a product up if the shipping is high. As if they have a boner or a care in the world ePay is not getting a cut of that. In other words, I've seen and placed auctions where I didn't make squat on the item and didn't even make up for it in the shipping. Sell a similar item with free/cheap shipping and people bid it up like crazy. It's just plain stupid some of the behaviors we witness on ePay.

And yeah, that full ST system doesn't even compare to the cost of this A4000. I have a similar setup (520, disk drive and monitor) all boxed (mint condition, but no manuals) if anyone wants it. I'd like to see $100 for the thing plus shipping. Yeah, right. Who's gonna wanna pay to have an ST system shipped to 'em?! Atari ST equipment are like most magazines: not worth the cost of shipping!  :lol:
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Offline Ilwrath

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2010, 04:42:45 PM »
Back a few years ago when I was building my SGI collection, I noticed an eBay consortium that pushed SGI prices to absurd levels.  They'd even bump bids into legitimate SGI auctions, just to keep ANY of their focus items from selling too low.  If they accidentally won one from a legit seller, amazingly, that account would have a non-payer negative feedback next month.

As I basically got the SGI items I wanted and kinda drifted from the scene, I don't know if it's still operating like that, or not.  But this could be the start of a similar group for the Amiga.  As mentioned, the trick would be proving it...
 

Offline Crom00

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2010, 05:06:04 PM »
Nishtek are good folks.... But honestly what kind of "Paid work" is anyone doing with the Amiga to justify this cost. There must be like a collection of 500 or so whack jobs that purchase every Amiga on ebay no matter the cost. I've heard stories of folks with liike 10 or 15 Amigas. WTF? I mean I love the thing too but come on!

UAE Emulator is REALLY good... Actually better and faster than an A4000 expanded to the hilt. It defies logic.
 

Offline amiga92570

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2010, 05:15:01 PM »
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Nishtek are good folks.... But honestly what kind of "Paid work" is anyone doing with the Amiga to justify this cost. There must be like a collection of 500 or so whack jobs that purchase every Amiga on ebay no matter the cost. I've heard stories of folks with liike 10 or 15 Amigas. WTF? I mean I love the thing too but come on!

UAE Emulator is REALLY good... Actually better and faster than an A4000 expanded to the hilt. It defies logic.


I find it hard to believe people have 10 or 15 amiga's.:roflmao:  As for myself, I have only purchased one on ebay.
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Offline Crom00

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2010, 05:20:40 PM »
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I find it hard to believe people have 10 or 15 amiga's.:roflmao:  As for myself, I have only purchased one on ebay.


LOL! Judging by the signature in your message and profile pic you're a memeber of the Whack Job Tribe! I envy you! I sold all but an A1200 and a CD32. At one point I have every model but not all at one time. I'd buy one, sell it, get another, and I used it at work everyday.
 

Offline amiga92570

Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2010, 05:35:34 PM »
Yeah, I have thought of getting rid of everything but big box items and cd32 but with shipping and people complaining of prices and shipping times I gave up the idea. I used to sell on ebay, I have 100% feedback. But ebays new rules do not appeal to me at all. So I guess I will just keep all the stuff.
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Re: Since when were Amigas worth this kind of money?
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2010, 07:10:10 PM »
It's still a buyer's market as far as the Amiga is concerned. I am still amazed at the number of cheapskates in this hobby.
We all like to get the best deal heard of - but that's no way to support the Amiga.
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