PDA

View Full Version : Uh Oh... is this a hobby/addiction now?



Springbok
September 14th, 2013, 11:49 AM
Just bought this for $25

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216773516

and this for $20

For $45, I think I got a bit of a steal

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216929352?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Adding to my previous purchase of this....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221270928473?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


Actually, looking at my e-Bay history... I might have developed a bit of a problem... this is all in a 3 week span

15179

Stone
September 14th, 2013, 12:11 PM
Just bought this for $25

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216773516

and this for $20

For $45, I think I got a bit of a steal

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216929352?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Adding to my previous purchase of this....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221270928473?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


Actually, looking at my e-Bay history... I might have developed a bit of a problem... this is all in a 3 week span

15179That's a lot of iffy stuff (three items) for ~$250 plus ~ $150 shipping. I've got lots of things that are tested and do work for a lot less than that. :-) Lemme know what you're looking for. And If I don't have it chances are pretty good that MikeS does.

Clint
September 14th, 2013, 12:25 PM
I must admit I keep slipping and pressing "buy it now" my main trouble now is space and logistics in collecting stuff.

I actually used to buy stuff for the fun of fixing it, now I have so much stuff to fix I really don't need any more, but I feel like I am now running a santuary for 8 bit computers of the 1980's :)

Chuckster_in_Jax
September 14th, 2013, 01:26 PM
I must admit I keep slipping and pressing "buy it now" my main trouble now is space and logistics in collecting stuff.

I actually used to buy stuff for the fun of fixing it, now I have so much stuff to fix I really don't need any more, but I feel like I am now running a santuary for 8 bit computers of the 1980's :)

You just described "Me". I now have so many computer projects I can't count them.
I am bad about buying (somewhat) rare or unique computers offered at a good price that no one else bids on. I feel that if I don't get it, it will end up in a landfill.

Chuckster_in_Jax
September 14th, 2013, 01:39 PM
Just bought this for $25

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216773516 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216773516)

That is a good deal! Those usually go for a lot more and are one of the more collectible of the PS/2 line.


and this for $20

For $45, I think I got a bit of a steal

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216929352?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181216929352?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

Another good deal.



Adding to my previous purchase of this....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221270928473?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Sorry but....I think you paid way too much for this one.


Actually, looking at my e-Bay history... I might have developed a bit of a problem...this is all in a 3 week span.

When the deals are there, you go for 'em

SpidersWeb
September 14th, 2013, 04:01 PM
I must admit I keep slipping and pressing "buy it now" my main trouble now is space and logistics in collecting stuff.

I actually used to buy stuff for the fun of fixing it, now I have so much stuff to fix I really don't need any more, but I feel like I am now running a santuary for 8 bit computers of the 1980's :)

That's me too. Even at the restoration stage, I was finding that I'd fix a machine and then look for the next broken one to turn up to fix that too!
Although mine are mostly PCs, but I do have an Amiga 2000, Commodore 64x2, Commodore 16, and VIC20 which were rescues.

It's getting ridiculous in that room. I even have a pile of early 90's laptops - why did I keep buying these :S

Caluser2000
September 14th, 2013, 04:14 PM
You need to go on a 7 Step program ol bean. In saying that I haven't progressed beyond Step 1. No hope at all I'm afraid...

Unknown_K
September 14th, 2013, 05:02 PM
Why did a model 70 sell for 10x what a model 90 went for? The model 90 is a very good machine, heck for that price I would have purchased a spare. I have a few model 70's in 100% working condition and they are nothing special, no idea why they sell for that much.

Springbok
September 15th, 2013, 04:44 AM
Btw guys. I did not pay $200 for JUST the model 70. It included the XGA2 cabaple monitor, mouse and Model M Clicky KB. It also came with a FULL memory expansion card. All of those parts literally look brand new after my restoration. I will try to post some pics. Maybe I did overpay for the items, but it was my first vintage purchase and I really like it. As for shipping. The seller let mr pay shipping and through my work it was only $11.

Chromedome45
September 15th, 2013, 05:34 AM
I am curious about the Model 50 with the 386 snap in? Which is usually a 386sx. chip. Not a bad deal

Yes Springbok you are turning into a PS/2 addict! you need to go on detox and give all those systems to me! Na it's only 3 systems
wait till you geat 20 or 40 otr more.

Windows2000
September 18th, 2013, 07:18 AM
You just described "Me". I now have so many computer projects I can't count them.
I am bad about buying (somewhat) rare or unique computers offered at a good price that no one else bids on. I feel that if I don't get it, it will end up in a landfill.


I must admit I keep slipping and pressing "buy it now" my main trouble now is space and logistics in collecting stuff.

I actually used to buy stuff for the fun of fixing it, now I have so much stuff to fix I really don't need any more, but I feel like I am now running a santuary for 8 bit computers of the 1980's :)

The worst part is that we are not alone.

I have a multitude of products and I continually buy parts but when I get the part I put it elsewhere since I am too busy working on another computer with the same problem. The worst part is that I am limited on the amount of free time I recieve!

I might consider selling what working systems I have on here anyway since most of them I pulled from the trash anyway. As a consequence, they are Pentium II-Pentium 4 systems.

Conmega
September 18th, 2013, 10:11 PM
I was just about to ask myself the same thing then read this thread title...
Heh... I've just recently bought this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-70-type-8570-386-complete-original-wont-boot-/151118958718?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Bx1eDbkABEeqSOMwytBGQ7C50Ug%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
I'm actually going to go pick it up I think so the shipping is going to be refunded so... Yea...
But anyway... I'm hopping to get more PS/2 machines then play around with Token Ring stuff. I have no idea why but it sounds like fun!
I'm probably going insane but at-least I don't seem too alone! :p
Someone mentioned starting to get a stack of 90s laptops... Heh I think I may start getting a stack too...
I have the time... But not the space! :eek:

Unknown_K
September 19th, 2013, 02:05 AM
Laptops are easy to stack, 50 of them don't take up too much space unless they are the old 80's luggables.

Conmega
September 19th, 2013, 02:26 AM
Very true that's why I think I will start collecting them!
Also they are easy to bring somewhere and show to people :D