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Old 31 August 2018, 14:29   #41
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I hadn't really been keeping up with resale prices so after seeing this thread I took a look, wow!
Stock, un-expanded A1200s going near the £300 mark, CD32s going for batshit money...

Lost for words.
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Old 31 August 2018, 14:39   #42
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CD32s were 90 quid in 2016. Since expansions became available they’re crazy money. But that’s to be expected. They used to be expensive to use for games. Now they’re a compact WHDLoad machine that is wife friendly in the living room
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I hadn't really been keeping up with resale prices so after seeing this thread I took a look, wow!
Stock, un-expanded A1200s going near the £300 mark, CD32s going for batshit money...

Lost for words.
Yep, that's what I'm getting at. It's one thing paying a bit of a premium for a "no issues" machine, but I'm eyeing one one ebay that'd be over £200 with shipping (and it still has a day to go, so expect to tack another £50 on top when all's said and done) AND it has motherboard problems, so the second it arrived the first thing it'd need is both 9 pin ports replaced and a recapping! (Just quoted $100 for that)

For that money in 2013 I got an A1200, an 030 board with 64mb, and an Indivision Mk2!!!
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has everyone forgot that you can now buy a 1200 bare board??? or amy-itx?
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has everyone forgot that you can now buy a 1200 bare board??? or amy-itx?


Keyboards are like hens teeth though. Working ones anyways
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Keyboards are like hens teeth though. Working ones anyways
In a thread featuring me pissing and moaning about how people are hoovering up Amigas and profiting off those in the market, I just realized who you were.

*bows down and grovels a bit*
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Old 31 August 2018, 21:27   #47
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Yes that was very silly, but you are not the only one. 4 years ago I had to declutter while moving house. I threw away two CD32s and an A600 with 68030 accelerator, because "the Amiga scene is dead and nobody wants this old junk". Previously I had thrown away my CPC664 and Sega SC3000, both of which are now rare and collectable.
And here we have the reason why Amiga hardware is so expensive nowadays.
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Wanna invest in something cheap that will inevitably value over the next few years? Buy a grey, fully-working first gen (SCPH-5930 or lower) Sony Playstation. People are practically giving them away now, sometimes even trashing them (just like they did with Amigas circa 2000 or so), but soon you'll see them become expensive collector's items. You mark my words.
While I do get what you mean, keep in mind that you can still get a NES quite cheaply. It's a similarly common system which served to define a generation, just like the PSX.
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In a thread featuring me pissing and moaning about how people are hoovering up Amigas and profiting off those in the market, I just realized who you were.

*bows down and grovels a bit*
I've hoovered up my fair share. but it was for a good cause.
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Keyboards are like hens teeth though. Working ones anyways
Yeah, the price went crazy over the space of about 6 months or so, I picked up a NOS replacement for £40 and a pretty clean used one for £30, next moment they were all over £100 (This was about two years ago)

Having said that, there's one on ebay at the moment for £270+£30p&p

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I cant even find one for my 1200..
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMIGA-120...QAAOSwrXdarQtL

Absolutely insane.
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Yeah. cant find any A1200 cases either. never seen it in stock
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im telling you its youtube that really set it off
you have shit tons of them reviewing games and hardware
eg
many youtubers all started reviewing sharp x68000 and now those are insane too
right now on yahoo japan all this shit is being bought up quick
all retro there is gone up i mean everything
from consoles/computers/handheld etc and all the accessories games etc for them

just remember there are a lot of new people too now collecting and etc so good thing there are replicas of amigas cause someday might be impossible to find a real amiga
arcades are a new hot thing to since there are tons why you see them being converted to home use like the neogeo mvs

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Yeah. cant find any A1200 cases either. never seen it in stock
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Am...oAAOSwhO9bVMzH
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I meant the recreated casess. But thats great.
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And here we have the reason why Amiga hardware is so expensive nowadays.
Well to make up for my sins I am now buying broken vintage computers and restoring them. My last purchase was an A500 motherboard with bad RAM, which I got off Trademe (NZ auction site) for $15.

In the 1990s I repaired a lot of Amigas for my customers. Most of the stuff I still had was only being kept for spare parts, so to me it was just 20 year old junk that wasn't worth getting going again. But now I am actually enjoying breathing life back into old machines, and with all the modern electronics and 'remanufactured' chips you can get from China it's much cheaper and easier to do than it was back then!

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has everyone forgot that you can now buy a 1200 bare board???
I recently bought an A1200 motherboard as spare for my main machine, but am now thinking about making it into a complete computer. I intend to make my own custom case (styled like an A1000) and use the A2000 keyboard I have or a PS/2 keyboard with a converter. But it can still run many games just as a bare motherboard with floppy drive and joystick attached.
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you can buy A500/GBA1000/A1200/A4000/A4000T unpopulated boards today
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Still need the components to populate the boards though
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yeah wasnt easy getting a DMAC 04 for the A4000T im building
all the other components are easy to get
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