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Old 21 May 2019, 16:20   #21
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I asked my local recycling centre if they'd keep an eye out for amigas, they are not allowed to do that anymore, it all gets melted down. Arrr!
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Old 21 May 2019, 16:21   #22
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It has now gone up to 40,000 EUR. "Untested/spare parts". Imagine what he would ask for a working one. The guy is nothing but scum.
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Old 21 May 2019, 16:26   #23
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I've read about BastiBS many times before on this forum and his crazy prices...

Just had a quick look: https://www.ebay.de/sch/internationa...=1&_ipg=&_from=
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Old 21 May 2019, 16:48   #24
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If he's still in business, he's not the fool but clearly the customers willing to cough up those crazy amounts of cash he's asking..

Seriously, who in their right mind would pay such loony prices, crazy, just crazy..
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Old 21 May 2019, 16:58   #25
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I've read about BastiBS many times before on this forum and his crazy prices...

Just had a quick look: https://www.ebay.de/sch/internationa...=1&_ipg=&_from=
Its almost feels like the postagecosts is a little sweetener.
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Old 23 May 2019, 04:49   #26
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I asked my local recycling centre if they'd keep an eye out for amigas, they are not allowed to do that anymore, it all gets melted down. Arrr!

I blame the lawyers for that kind of thing. If they give you a scrapheap rescued Amiga and it burns your house down, the ambulance chasers are going to have a field day.


It's stupid and it runs directly counter to common sense, like most things when lawyers are involved.
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Old 23 May 2019, 11:18   #27
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Yes sadly the fear of litigation is not apparent but there are those who actively seek out life on compensation!
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Old 23 May 2019, 11:25   #28
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I've read about BastiBS many times before on this forum and his crazy prices...

Just had a quick look: https://www.ebay.de/sch/internationa...=1&_ipg=&_from=
OMG !...
Yes,
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Old 23 May 2019, 14:08   #29
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It's BastiBS, so nothing new here. He's doing this shit since, i don't know, many many years with different eBay accounts.

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=77434&page=5
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Old 23 May 2019, 14:39   #30
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It beggars belief to think back in the late 90s, you could find companies throwing out dumpsters full of perfectly working Amiga 4000s and people putting their own stuff out by the side of the road for the rubbish collectors, and now it commands such ridiculous prices.

These things happen sadly. Around 2004 I was working for a secondary school in the UK who were throwing out piles upon piles of Acorns and BBC Micro's. All of them had decent monitors too with lots of software just skittered around.
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These things happen sadly. Around 2004 I was working for a secondary school in the UK who were throwing out piles upon piles of Acorns and BBC Micro's. All of them had decent monitors too with lots of software just skittered around.
This is depressing.
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Old 23 May 2019, 17:44   #32
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I've read about BastiBS many times before on this forum and his crazy prices...
I remember at one point he had a sealed copy of Marble Madness for approx $480. Stuff that! Instead, I found another sealed copy in just as good condition, if not better, for around $90. Still a lot to pay, but worth it for me since it was the game that introduced me to the Amiga back in ‘86. Let’s just say it’s still sealed.
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I find that the sealed goods are dilemma to buy. You never open them for fear of ruining it but never then experience what it's like to open it lol.

Catch 22
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Y'all see crazy prices, I see someone who knows how to play the game of modern society. You buy up stuff cheap, you flip it for a profit. If at all possible while doing zero effort.
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I remember at one point he had a sealed copy of Marble Madness for approx $480. Stuff that! Instead, I found another sealed copy in just as good condition, if not better, for around $90. Still a lot to pay, but worth it for me since it was the game that introduced me to the Amiga back in ‘86. Let’s just say it’s still sealed.
He's got some games up for 2000 euros. Maybe he likes his collection so much he doesn't want to sell it, but if the price is right!? . . .
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Old 23 May 2019, 22:03   #36
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eBay seller taking the mickey

These prices just exist in his dreams. But sometimes people who are rich and not connected to the community are buying games from him, if these are not also fake accounts. He tried to sell a not tested SX32 Pro for 4900 Euros. He never helped the community.

Sad point, many years ago he was a quite friendly guy. I bought a CD32 from him for only 90 Euros, then he start changing his mind...
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Old 24 May 2019, 03:07   #37
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He still has a lot of sealed games. I didn't think that many still existed in the world.
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Old 24 May 2019, 06:43   #38
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These things happen sadly. Around 2004 I was working for a secondary school in the UK who were throwing out piles upon piles of Acorns and BBC Micro's. All of them had decent monitors too with lots of software just skittered around.

I work in the education system in Australia and I come across Apple II stuff hidden away in storage from time to time. The Apple II was very heavily used in Australian schools up until the mid nineties, and even though most of them would have been thrown out by now, you occasionally come across schools where the technician just couldn't bring themselves to do it.


I'm cleaning up a few for my schools to use as display pieces.
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Old 24 May 2019, 12:45   #39
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On the other end of the scale you can pick up a copy of F-14 tomcat for DOS for only 30 euros and shipping!
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Old 01 June 2019, 23:27   #40
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Must be a market for creating sealed games......devious but I'm sure it happens.
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