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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:55 pm

It seems that Acorn Electron accessories are enjoying a bit of an inflated bubble:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electro ... SwTuJYn3fY :shock: :? :lol:

I bought one of these just before Christmas 2016, BNIB, for £10 from eBay. :D
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby trixster » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:50 pm

geraldholdsworth wrote:More than a LOLPRICE, more like a WTFPRICE:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITADEL-by-Su ... 3641.l6368


That's the fella who wants £420 for Exile....

.... and £300 for a cd32 pad...
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:34 pm

lazarusr wrote:I know it's supposedly new in box, but still!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401273786016


It sold for £499. All power to their elbow! :shock:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby CanonMan » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:43 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
lazarusr wrote:I know it's supposedly new in box, but still!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401273786016


It sold for £499. All power to their elbow! :shock:


There's some right effing mugs about, that's all I can say!


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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby JonC » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:19 pm

CanonMan wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:
lazarusr wrote:I know it's supposedly new in box, but still!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401273786016


It sold for £499. All power to their elbow! :shock:


There's some right effing mugs about, that's all I can say!


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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:46 pm

- John

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Re: LOLPRICE

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby CanonMan » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:41 pm

JonC wrote:
CanonMan wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:
It sold for £499. All power to their elbow! :shock:


There's some right effing mugs about, that's all I can say!


http://www.marksandspencer.com/letter-m ... dpredirect


I like that :lol:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby lazarusr » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:10 am

You've gotta love Maplin:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/105b-tactile-switch-kr90x

That's each. Not for 10 or even 5, but each!

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:01 am

lazarusr wrote:You've gotta love Maplin:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/105b-tactile-switch-kr90x

That's each. Not for 10 or even 5, but each!

I remember when metal film 0.6W resistors were 3p each from Maplin :D
And you could order parts via a dial up text based modem service :D

Back then, I found myself spending £60, £80 or £100, the order then arrived in a well packed, large cardboard box about 2 or 3 days later, filled with electronic goodies :D

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby lazarusr » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:05 am

Just bought 600 resistors from China for £2.24. Took 2 weeks to arrive, but still not bad.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby topcat96 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:49 am

lazarusr wrote:Just bought 600 resistors from China for £2.24. Took 2 weeks to arrive, but still not bad.


Rip off! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby trixster » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:39 pm

A3000s are getting expensive

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361918140489
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby geraldholdsworth » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:22 pm

trixster wrote:A3000s are getting expensive

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361918140489

"More details to follow"

What? like how they put the decimal point in the wrong place on the price?

Maybe I should sell mine, and then buy a really nice holiday somewhere!
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby trixster » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:31 pm

I might make him an offer
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + RPi2 CoPro + VideoNuLA
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby topcat96 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:10 pm

Words just fail me ...

http://www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/1770-dfs-2-0j-on-27128-eprom-from-bbc-b-computer-vgc-153722826.htm

Check out the seller's other BBC related listings too ... #-o
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Re: LOLPRICE

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby timw » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Prime wrote:
VincentVega wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272556320999
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272556320430
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272556319617

Three faulty Acorn mice - £83, £81 and £80 respectively.

This guy has a lot of interesting stuff, but all of it is rather expensive. How does he expect to sell any of it?


Yep the £200 network card and the £40 IDE CD drive, stick out I mean the CD drive on a RiscPC is just a standard IDE one isn't it?


The same seller has a "faulty" SCSI podule for £199, with a similar listing for a working one at £99:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272596298432
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272596298449

and two "faulty" ethernet NICs for £299 or two identical but new, working ones for £219:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272596298448
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272596298450

What exactly is the point of this? Doesn't it cost money to list on ebay? Is it an attempt to make the other LOLPRICE items look like good value?

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby FourthStone » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:08 am



Whoa, that first listing at £915.00 for 150g of PCB equates to £6.1 per gram! That's some expensive PCB :shock:

Or 17 visible components including the PCB is £53 per electronic component....

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Wouter Scholten » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:32 pm

topcat96 wrote:Words just fail me ...

http://www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/1770-dfs-2-0j-on-27128-eprom-from-bbc-b-computer-vgc-153722826.htm

Check out the seller's other BBC related listings too ... #-o


That person seems to use a random number generator to generate prices... (because of similar objects for vastly different prices when I looked a while back)

As to why people set high prices:

- I saw some insane prices on ebay for batteries (can't find the link/seller at the moment), and it seemed people bought them but actually I think the price was changed after a sale when he doesn't have any more in stock.

- Some people use high prices as advertising... Not intending to sell, just to draw attention to other things.

- Others such as the zx whatever, selling that 'new' electron in box for 500 gbp, he is crazy, or rather he is an opportunist waiting for the right person to come around. Waiting a year for 500 gbp is no problem as the machine likely cost him perhaps 50 gbp at most so no problem sitting on it. To some people it may be worth it, but I wouldn't do business with him.

So he found someone who wanted it despite the poor condition box and the despite the fact that the claim that it was used once is of course meaningless. Anyone can say it. It would be different if everything in the box was mint and it has the new plastic smell. But if you want to complain, why not complain about CJE who sold e.g. A3000s for 200gbp. They are nothing special at all... But they do some testing of the stuff. And in that lies value too. Considering the work I put into checking the Atoms which I then sold (long ago), I should have asked for more then... If an A3000 can be sold for 200, then why not an atom in original box, for let's say gbp 1000? I'm tempted to just do it and see what the comments would be :) And if it sells, well, then I can do something useful with that money, so good plan, right? :)

The Jupiter Aces in box in this thread, I had a look, apparently Ebay saves the pages that get enough hits... Well, those are absolutely not a ridiculous price, but they are collector prices. I'd never seen them in box before, and they are very hard to find, much harder than Atoms and ZX80s. The Atom is harder to find than the ZX80, 100,000 ZX80s were made, how many Atoms?

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby topcat96 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Wouter Scholten wrote: The Atom is harder to find than the ZX80, 100,000 ZX80s were made, how many Atoms?


According to STH, over 20,000 units went out of the factory in both kits and pre-assembled form.

Article link: https://www.stairwaytohell.com/articles ... story.html
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Prime » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:43 pm

topcat96 wrote:
Wouter Scholten wrote: The Atom is harder to find than the ZX80, 100,000 ZX80s were made, how many Atoms?


According to STH, over 20,000 units went out of the factory in both kits and pre-assembled form.

Article link: https://www.stairwaytohell.com/articles ... story.html


Even at 20,000 machines that's no where near as rare as the Jupiter Ace which acording to Wikipedia had less than 6000 made of both the original and Ace 4000 combined, about 5000 Ace and 800 Ace 4000.

Or something like the Apple 1, 500 units IIRC rarer still something like the Dragon Professional, or the Commodore 65.

Certainly there's almost always an Atom or two on ebay, and normally more than one ZX80.

For the record I paid £350 for my unboxed but in A1 condition Jupiter Ace with PSU, Manual and Ram pack, I bought it now at that price because I thought it was a good deal, compared to some of the other prices you see.

Cheers.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:39 am

- John

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:14 pm

flaxcottage wrote:£80 for a BBC tape recorder! :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Cassett ... SwsW9Y3tWC

Now a bargain at only £65 :lol:

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:33 pm

It must be 1st April! :lol:
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:33 pm

1024MAK wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:£80 for a BBC tape recorder! :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Cassett ... SwsW9Y3tWC

Now a bargain at only £65 :lol:

Mark


That's an interesting one - this cassette player, the Opus double disc and a Beeb were all listed together for £99 a while back as below (basically not tested).


BBC microcomputer by acorn powers up and shows on TV it's abit jumpy on screen but apparently fine tuning is what's needed on the TV.everything in pictures is included only thing that's not with it is a cable between the cassette player to the computer dim cable i do believe and are cheap to buy.could do with a new av cable will try to pick one up for new owner.not tested any further than powering on as have no games and no clue how it works


Clearly they decided to split it up and learned how it all works at the same time!
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby danielj » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:34 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
BBC microcomputer by acorn powers up and shows on TV it's abit jumpy on screen but apparently fine tuning is what's needed on the TV.everything in pictures is included only thing that's not with it is a cable between the cassette player to the computer dim cable i do believe and are cheap to buy.could do with a new av cable will try to pick one up for new owner.not tested any further than powering on as have no games and no clue how it works


Clearly they decided to split it up and learned how it all works at the same time!


:D Yup.

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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby flaxcottage » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:28 pm

And it comes without batteries for this price! :lol: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Acorn-A30 ... 2157312961
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Re: LOLPRICE

Postby RobC » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:48 am

flaxcottage wrote:And it comes without batteries for this price!

That's more than it cost to buy a brand new A3000 in 1989!


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