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    I bought something from him back in November for $50 + S&H and needed a new eject mechanism motor (good thing I had donor drives). I saw the board listings on there and not a bad price, even a 486 board is a good price, including VLB cards.
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    And did you noticed that the items described as "Tested & Working Guaranteed."
    but some are clearly in non-working status, for ex. missing ICs? Like this one:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/183940799610?ul_noapp=true

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPonRMA View Post
    And did you noticed that the items described as "Tested & Working Guaranteed."
    but some are clearly in non-working status, for ex. missing ICs? Like this one:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/183940799610?ul_noapp=true
    I did notice that. I messaged him asking about that on one of his listings which was missing a CPU. He said that he had tested it using a CPU from his collection of spare parts, which he subsequently removed? I suppose this could be a valid explanation if he had 1 spare CPU and didn't have enough of them to populate all of the boards but advertising it as working when it's missing parts is still a questionable description IMHO.
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