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Old 30 November 2010, 12:13   #21
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Over here for the price of basic A600 (usually no box, yellowish) you need to shell out an equivalent of XBOX or PS2's value, let alone GameCube which costs 50% of that. Can anyone explain that?
Is it not just that they all hover about the "zero return" selling price? I mean that it costs the same in time (at minimum wage) to set up the auction and post than a vendor stands to get in return for the goods?

The A600, XBOX and PS2 have practically zero commercial value in the UK. You can pick up a cheap example for about 10-20

Black XBOX-1 units "collection only" have very very low values in the UK, 5-10 on ebay

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Old 30 November 2010, 16:13   #22
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The Wii was beefed up enough from the original GameCube to (just about) qualify as a 7th-gen console, albeit a low-end SD one.

Wii also combines a relatively strong GPU with a relatively weak CPU (way, way behind the Xbox 360, PS3 or modern PCs).
This reminds me of the design philosophy of the SNES (the exact reverse of early 90s PCs) - some advanced graphical magic coupled with a sh*tty CPU.

As for old Amiga hardware on eBay, I noticed 68060 accelerators still go for stupid money, to say nothing of PowerPC boards.
Looks like my A1200 will stay ultra-retro 14MHz for the forseeable future. (While WinUAE kicks a virtual 300MHz or higher!)
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