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DEC units on ebay

DDS

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Don't show this to my wife! She'll make me sell mine! Well, she'll try anyway.

;-)
 

thunter0512

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I am watching this one and got one of those discount offers in my email for 5K off. Woohoo only 20K. Fantasy land number!
I too got the same offer. 🤣

I wonder what is driving this current insanity. Maybe there is too much money looking for somewhere to invest? Maybe those who got burned with crypto-currencies are now buying up old computers instead.
 

hush

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Feb 7, 2022
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MD, USA
I am watching this one and got one of those discount offers in my email for 5K off. Woohoo only 20K. Fantasy land number!
i tried submitting an equally absurd $1 offer but they have minimums enabled :( and here i was hoping they would at least see it...
 

Teletech

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Jul 25, 2022
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Really interesting one that popped up this weekend: https://www.ebay.com/itm/394353278607
I consider that a fairly reasonable price actually, less money than a blinkenlights console but actually useful as a standalone item (no minis were harmed).
I owned one and someone paid about that for it fifteen years ago. Mine did have way more jumpers and came with the instructor and student manual, but still.
 

thunter0512

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Interesting ebay insanity over two ordinary PDP-8/e M8320 bus load boards:
Both were in similar condition and sold by the same seller (sdinet). The cheaper one looked nice and clean. The expensive one had some brown yucky goo on it.

Despite the anonymized bidding history you can see that there was some bid overlap. The bidder with 8 Ebay ratings bid up to US$141 on the expensive board but bailed out at US$91 on the cheaper board. He probably could have had the board at his earlier bid of US$141.

Maybe that brown yucky goo made the expensive board more valuable? Can a bit of poo be considered "value add"? 😜

Here are a few more "interesting" ones.

M8330:
M849 (RFI shield - just a blank PCB):
What went wrong on November 10? What caused the "feeding frenzy"?

I wonder if there was/is some "buyer's remorse" on November 10?

Also interesting to now see two of Rod Smallwood's panel reproductions to sell on Ebay for more than double the price of what Rod was asking for them. On November 10 and November 30 they sold for approximately the same amount US$218.50 versus US$204.19. Both times the buyers paid too much, but at least the valuation was consistently over the top.

Anyway - seller "sdinet" did well. Lucky to be selling when the crazies are on the loose. 😜
 
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BitWiz

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Sep 7, 2021
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Glen Ellyn, Iil
I won three of those boards in the SDI's second auction. I have done business with him before. He is reputable. I think the prices being paid for the front glass replica are a bit nuts though.
 

thunter0512

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There is nothing wrong with seller "sdinet" (except exorbitant international shipping), but there where some bids for "sdinet" gear on November 10 which were not rational. Strangely on November 30 those irrational bidders didn't show up.
 
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