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  1. I don't know about you guys, but some items I...

    I don't know about you guys, but some items I used to think of as being somewhat common and readily available seem to be uncommon and hard to find these days, so they command a few bucks.

    Most of...
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    Mount it on one of these? ...

    Mount it on one of these?

    https://static4.tme.eu/products_pics/8/e/a/8ea38887f092b8d42ab30baf36bc70e5/32082.jpg
  3. Knobs get lost or broken and you can get a few...

    Knobs get lost or broken and you can get a few bucks for them on ebay, and they are easy to put in your pocket if you like being an ass and robbing stores.
  4. I like the HX because it reminds me on an Amiga...

    I like the HX because it reminds me on an Amiga 500, and the 1000A because of the dual 360K floppies. Those two are just decent CGA era systems plus they play Tandy games.
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    Back in the day the 486 DX/2 66 VLB was the most...

    Back in the day the 486 DX/2 66 VLB was the most popular DOS gaming machine around. The later 486 chips (especially the 133) were also popular with people who could not afford the new Pentium...
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    Somebody probably fished that out of a plastics...

    Somebody probably fished that out of a plastics pile at a recycler after they cut the cord for another pile.
  7. Why not just use the CGA card with the CGA...

    Why not just use the CGA card with the CGA monitor?
  8. I have an 8 bit ISA SPEGASYNC card , Chips and...

    I have an 8 bit ISA SPEGASYNC card , Chips and Technologies EGA/CGA + 9 pin serial.
  9. People on forums have flaked out and not shipped...

    People on forums have flaked out and not shipped items after payment, even here happened to me. Maybe I am lucky or I just don't buy high ticket items on Ebay but 99% go off without a problem and the...
  10. Drop shipping is probably still a thing.

    Drop shipping is probably still a thing.
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    A few people want what they had when they were a...

    A few people want what they had when they were a kid, but I would bet most want what they couldn't have back then (faster model, better brand, better cards).

    The only machine I had back in the day...
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    You might be more likely to have a faster speed...

    You might be more likely to have a faster speed on your phone when broadband internet on your computer in the unpopulated areas of the country.
  13. Every 286 desktop can have a cheapish network...

    Every 286 desktop can have a cheapish network card to FTP files. Having SCSI just makes using external removable drives also a viable file transferring option. You can also get by with an old QIC...
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    There were a whole lot more EISA machines built...

    There were a whole lot more EISA machines built then MCA so it worked out.
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    Pretty sure they ditched anything non x86 for...

    Pretty sure they ditched anything non x86 for release.
  16. CD-R some of them wont read, CDRW none will work....

    CD-R some of them wont read, CDRW none will work. Try a pressed silver CD.
  17. I think that all depends on how large the outfit...

    I think that all depends on how large the outfit is. Quite a few of the larger ebay sellers are recyclers.
  18. So that stuff that is left over (most of it) will...

    So that stuff that is left over (most of it) will be recycled then? Some scrapper(s) is(are) going to make out well on that even if they only resell a small percentage of the items there.
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    I think I have some Lantastic AE-2 MC...

    I think I have some Lantastic AE-2 MC (Microchannel) cards.
  20. Did you test the CDROM drive with a pressed CD...

    Did you test the CDROM drive with a pressed CD and not a CDR or CDRW?

    I fixed a few IBM PS/2 floppy drives and some of the capacitors are not common values so I just used non SMT ones I could find...
  21. What are prices like? I would hate to see...

    What are prices like? I would hate to see somebody go down there for lets say an IBM 5150 that might not even work and spend 30 minutes digging it out of a pile only to get pricing higher then ebay....
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    If you offer enough probably.

    If you offer enough probably.
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    I have one with the fan on it (Evergreen sticker...

    I have one with the fan on it (Evergreen sticker on the fan), but it is missing pin 1 so you would have to solder a wire to it or stick one in the socket to make the connection.

    People love those...
  24. I had my prescription glasses updated to...

    I had my prescription glasses updated to progressive lenses (no line bifocals) this year and glass was still available depending on the frames you selected.

    People like poly lenses because they...
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    I have an HP Netserver (dual P2 I think) and like...

    I have an HP Netserver (dual P2 I think) and like the construction of it. The one pictured looks like it takes up quite a bit of space. My unit sits in the furnace room collecting dust next to an...
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