Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby Mug UK » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:25 pm

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muguk wrote:Not that this will happen, but here's hoping that the sellers in Germany & Finland who want totally stupid money for their items are banned by eBay :)


They don't even ban those in your country (or that Crazy Swede who tries to sell Jaguar games for higher prices than telegames.co.uk, not to mention Nick Harlow). Apparently "doodleatic" freaked out for some reason (she had some items starting low and I bought from her before, but this is ridiculous):

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/doodleatic?_nkw=atari


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Now that's odd - bought loads of stuff from them (they have two stores on eBay - doodleattic and theatticshop) and they've been fine with me and know that I'm buying the stuff for preservation purposes etc. Will send them an email to ask why their prices have sky-rocketed so much for the Buy It Now stuff.
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby Desty » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:32 pm

I think eBay recently increased their (already relatively big) charges for buy-it-now items... perhaps that's not the only reason though.
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby Mug UK » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:29 pm

Another joker .. 4 hours to go on Ork & Dungeon Master (nothing special about the editions) and they want £30 each! They'll never learn ...
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby STcomp » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:09 pm

i was going to comment on that Ork too...and do you know what the moral of the story is??? Ask for 30 pounds, get nothing....be fair, and let the bidders decide in a democratic fashion with a low starting bid (say....a penny...or at least 5 pounds) and possibly get 10 pounds, 20 pounds, even 40 pounds...heck maybe even 60 pounds when all the bidders get attached to the item they bid on already and try to outbid each other....but nobody will ever want to start with that 30 pound leap....and I speak from 10 years Ebay experience on this one, DUH...when will they ever learn...

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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby STcomp » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:31 pm

the real ghostbusters for 40 euro....blecchhh...

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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby jkolak » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:30 am

I was quite surprised to get an email from ebay today informing me of new items in from one of the ebay vendors I have worked with in the past. Prices are much more reasonable than what has been reported in this forum. Rather than try to clip anything from the email, I'll just post the link to the vendors ebay page.

http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... id=myatari

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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby Jake/Depression » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:51 pm

8O

Ebay item: 150324281861

Seven easy to find Jaguar games. No boxes or instructions.
1200 $.

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Postby Desty » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:17 pm

Jake/Depression wrote:8O

Ebay item: 150324281861

Seven easy to find Jaguar games. No boxes or instructions.
1200 $.

Oh come on, that's the buy-it-now price. The starting bid is only a measly $1000 :P

I see he lists Breakout 2000 as "Very Rare"... but a quick search shows one available with instructions and box for $72 (item 270337947228), although it surprisingly doesn't have a single bid either :? :lol:
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby STcomp » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:22 am

That will be hard to ever top. That is simply lame-ass. For one thing, Breakout 2000 is a really crappy game (joystick controlled breakout games = crap!), I sold mine a long time ago for $50 when I noticed that it sucked. And the other games are all $10 a pop.

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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby BoNuS » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:10 am

Last week (lost the ebay nummer unfortunaly) an Atari Falcon swapped hands for about 380 euro ?!?!? I mean :roll: WoW :roll:
Is it just me or is this a massive price for a Falcon. Okay it had 14Mb but nothing else special....

And to be honest I was following it because I wanted an Falcon with 14Mb but with these prices even
I would not bid. Lucky me I found another on every nearby for much better price and loads of midi acc's.
I my eyes for an honest price although still high in my oppinion for an 16 year old machine 8O

The midi stuff I won't use so it will appear here soon otherwise it will also go on E-bay
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There was even a guy here that had 6(!) Falcon's for sale in one batch !
3 of them with 14Mb, not all were complete but hey :)
But some other $#*((%) was just a little bit faster then I was and so I
missed an golden oppertunity.

But I seems to me that retro is hot and so are the prices...
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby MaLICiouS » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:32 pm


8O
I got mine for about €10
This is ridiculous!
and some sucker BOUGHT it!
Worst part is, the starting bid was $20.
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Postby Mug UK » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:57 pm

Best example yet of some fool and their money being parted :)
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Postby techie_alison » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:20 am

Oh I dunno. It's a clean setup, and Australian Dollars are pretty cheap against the pound. That works out at about £115.

The exchange rate is $2.2 AUD to £1 GBP, or $1.9 AUD to €1 EUR.

STs are also pretty scarce down there too.
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby Desty » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:17 am

That ST was grey as a whistle.. or err, something that's very evenly grey :P And it came with a monitor and a bunch of disks (but no mouse...??).

I got my first STe for about the same in 2007, from the UK. Now it's sitting on a set of drawers since I got another one as a bonus with my Falcon and hooked that up instead. Oh well :) Maybe I should cover it so it doesn't go superyellow.
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby BoNuS » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:50 pm

Well for an STE its still a load of money.
I followed a few Falcon's on E-bay the last 2 weeks and again they al go above 225 euro.
Might considering selling my second machine :) It a winner before it starts.

Is retro this hot, yess it seems so !
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Re: Is it me or is there a lot of silly prices on eBay right now

Postby Haohmaru » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:36 pm

BoNuS wrote:I followed a few Falcon's on E-bay the last 2 weeks and again they al go above 225 euro.


Lucky I got my Falcon for GBP 195 (that's only 223 euro) ;)

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Postby rocket-dog » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:06 pm

Jupiter Ace for £250!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I know it isn't Atari, but ouch!!!!!!!!

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Postby Desty » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:13 am

rocket-dog wrote:Jupiter Ace for £250!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I know it isn't Atari, but ouch!!!!!!!!

Let's be fair: it comes with an earth-shattering 1kb of RAM. You couldn't let something like that go for nothing! ;)

(Although it does have FORTH instead of the usual poo BASIC, which is pretty damn cool)
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Postby Shredder11 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:12 am

A Sinclair ZX80 in mint condition can sometimes go for £400+......

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Postby rocket-dog » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:17 pm

Desty wrote:
rocket-dog wrote:Jupiter Ace for £250!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I know it isn't Atari, but ouch!!!!!!!!

Let's be fair: it comes with an earth-shattering 1kb of RAM. You couldn't let something like that go for nothing! ;)

(Although it does have FORTH instead of the usual poo BASIC, which is pretty damn cool)


I have been thinking about this since I posted it. And it is a rare machine. So perhaps it is worth it.

There was a bit of a Forth craze at school at the time the Ace came out. I remember we got carried away with the fact that 1k of Forth had the same functional power as 4k of BASIC. Those were the days when 16k of memory was a lot...

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Postby techie_alison » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:39 pm

Have recently just bought two Casio FX-7000GA calculators for under a fiver. :D

Thing is, they're brilliant for development, as most of today's calculators don't do number bases or are limited; HEX, DEC, OCT, BIN.
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Postby aktiv8 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:50 pm

Ooooo sad in some ways but I LOVE that calculator - was a joy to use in my education, I did actually think I shed a tear when my dog at the time destroyed it in a chewing fenzy :(

Stupid thing is though - never thought of looking for one on eprey!!!! :roll:
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Postby rocket-dog » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:37 pm

techie_alison wrote:or are limited; HEX, DEC, OCT, BIN.


Dear Madam Moderator,

Please may this humble member ask what other bases you need?

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Postby techie_alison » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:46 pm

lol.

It's just that I bought a Casio one from Tesco in their sale, for £6 or something, which was all bells and whistles, and enables you to gain a Doctorate in maths. And the thing doesn't do number bases.

Other recent ones that I've looked at which will do number bases won't convert between bases, eg. 65d = 0x41 = 1000001b.

It's a bit of a step backwards really, given how heavily computers are now used.

I also have one of these which I bought in 1995 for £5 when the shops were clearing them out as gimmicks. They go for £20+ on eBay now, £60 if pristine. Just wish that I'd bought 10.
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aktiv8 wrote:Ooooo sad in some ways but I LOVE that calculator - was a joy to use in my education, I did actually think I shed a tear when my dog at the time destroyed it in a chewing fenzy :(

Stupid thing is though - never thought of looking for one on eprey!!!! :roll:


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