The Wonders of eBay...

By dhau

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06-11-2004, 18:25

About a year ago I bought CX5M with SFG-05 synth block, YK-10 keyboard, tho Yamaha printers, two FD-03 external floppy drives, a spare SFG-01 unit and some Yamaha music programs on cartridges, all this boxed in original boxes and in ideal condition for 35 US$ + 40 US$ for shipping

Today I see this: cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3758601177

CX5M + FD-03 + YK-10 + some programs for 212 US$ + 50 US$ shipping!!!

I got the MSX2+ computer for a third of this money from RKLOK

Don't you think it's strange to see people loosing money in bidding rage? :)

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By Repair-Bas

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06-11-2004, 19:00

That's the game of Ebay.
Sometimes 2 people want to have this and then money is no problem
1,5 year ago I sold a Sanyo Wavy 2+ for 600 euro's and now I have one and sold it for 91,-- euro's

By Sander

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06-11-2004, 20:22

People loose money most of the time when bidding. Van Gogh only sold one painting when alive. Few years back one sold at an auction for $22 million. Is someones painting really worth 22 million? I don't think so.

By flyguille

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06-11-2004, 22:08

ppl don't knows in what shit to spend money overall the rich ppl

By JEZ

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06-11-2004, 23:18

wow, seems I'm a lucky bastard this time :-)

As a buyer I guess you just need to have patient, especially if you're building a larger collection and not hunting for some specific few items.

By Repair-Bas

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07-11-2004, 09:09

You are very lucky
so am I.

By djh1697

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07-11-2004, 10:56

I sold my original Konami ROM's for a lot of money on ebay, especially the rare ones!

Interesting how I got more money for an open copy of Hypersports 3, than I did for a brand new sealed copy of the same.

I still have about 50 loose ROMs Konami & ASCII ones to sell on ebay when I get around to it. Maybe early next year might be a good time, who knows? It is all good fun Smile

By tfh

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07-11-2004, 13:48

People loose money most of the time when bidding. Van Gogh only sold one painting when alive. Few years back one sold at an auction for $22 million. Is someones painting really worth 22 million? I don't think so.

The vallue of money changes with the amount you have of it Wink
For you (and most of us) $ 22 million is a very huge amount of money. Even $ 100.000 is a lot for most of us. But for the real rich people, US$ 100.000 is just spending money, like for you $ 100,- is. And for those people, if they like art $ 22 million can actually be worth it, as $ 22 milllion is not as much for them as it is for you Smile

Last year, I bought quite some WDCC parts on eBay and spent quite some money on that. Some people would call me crazy because of it, but I just really wanted to have some of them, even some that were pretty hard to get. And eBay can then be an easy place to find stuff Smile