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    So I'm thinking the SMC CRT8021-003 chip in my Hyperion is toast and go looking for replacements to test. The chip from what I can see is nothing special, it was used in the Atari 800 apparently. Anyway, I couldn't find one on ebay so I turned to google which in turn delivered me to (ugh) the parts houses. And this is the kind of quote you get from these:

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    $225 per chip. Seems a BIT excessive?

    But this is what they do all the time. I don't know what it is with these businesses.. they don't seem to be in the business of actually selling anything.

    For that price, might as well buy an 800 and cannibalize it.
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    Would this work? https://octopart.com/crt8021-003p-smc-30348597

    Check this place out price's look better..https://www.digipart.com/part/CRT8021
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisUnionNJ View Post
    Would this work? https://octopart.com/crt8021-003p-smc-30348597

    Check this place out price's look better..https://www.digipart.com/part/CRT8021
    I was looking at that.. not sure what the siginificant of the 'p' at the end is though. Might be worth a shot.

    If the part turns out to be $225 I'm afraid this Hyperion will probably never do text again.

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    Look at it from the merchant's point of view. He's got to maintain a stock of no-longer-in-production, low-demand ICs. Something has to pay the rent and keep the lights on. Given that he's selling into a very small market and that the supply is limited, what do you expect?

    If you think these prices are outrageous, try shopping for some military-grade DTL.

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    Possibly - but I've also seen them start out at a reasonable price and then jack up when another inquiry is made. At a certain point, if your price is way up there nobody's going to buy.. and that's not going to help you keep your lights on. I appreciate there are some overhead costs involved for these guys, but I don't think charging the same price as a new Core i5 for a 30 year old IC is going to help your situation.

    Besides.. as posted above, Octo is sitting there at $10/ea... I'd assume they have overhead too. It's quite possible these 4star guys are buying from someone like Octo as they rarely stock this stuff themselves.

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    None of which justifies the egregious markup. It's just a matter of it being rare, and here and there, the vendor hopes, a fool will come along and buy. Are those the same reasons that odd textbook on Amazon is prices at 987.44$?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisUnionNJ View Post
    Would this work? https://octopart.com/crt8021-003p-smc-30348597

    Check this place out price's look better..https://www.digipart.com/part/CRT8021
    Oh.. I remember what the problem with octo was.. minimum quantity of 23.. lol. Can't quite use that many.

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    A lot of the web-advertised stores often advertise items as being in stock, when all they have is a wholesale deal with another supplier who supposedly has the item. Sort of like the used book market.

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    Not really any different than the drop-ship mail order business from 50 years ago.
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    Heck, go to the Walmart (or Amazon) web site. Much of the stuff shown there isn't actually in the inventory of Amazon--but rather third-party dealers.

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