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HEH... HE IS REALLY FUNNY. I THINK IM GOING TO WAIT. 2500 SEEMS A BIT CHEAP FOR A IIFX. I DONT WANT TO BE UNFAIR GETTING IT FOR A PRICE LIKE THAT. :p

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Hee-hee-hee... the question on there is priceless...

 

Q: Do you realize IIfx's sell on eBay all the time for maybe $50 tops?

 

A: THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER-THIS ONE IS NOT $50 COMPUTER-IT IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL AND HAS OPTIONAL FEATURES NOT OFFERED WITH THE $50 COMPUTER

 

 

Because everybody knows that people take you more seriously on the internets if you type in ALL CAPS.

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Wonder if it's already been reported to eBay. Either way, maybe the seller will put two and two together and realize that they're quite stupid. Although that might even be a stretch as well. :-/

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Hee-hee-hee... the question on there is priceless...

 

Q: Do you realize IIfx's sell on eBay all the time for maybe $50 tops?

 

A: THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER-THIS ONE IS NOT $50 COMPUTER-IT IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL AND HAS OPTIONAL FEATURES NOT OFFERED WITH THE $50 COMPUTER

 

 

Because everybody knows that people take you more seriously on the internets if you type in ALL CAPS.

i just sold my IIFX for $75

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IT HAS FOUR INTERFACE CARDS SEE PICTURE

 

Err. One of them does look like a Nubus display card with a standard VGA output. Shirley that's worth a little..

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IT HAS FOUR INTERFACE CARDS SEE PICTURE

 

Err. One of them does look like a Nubus display card with a standard VGA output. Shirley that's worth a little..

 

Without knowing specifically what the cards are, I'm not willing to risk $2500. Even if they are 4 of the rarest Nubus cards in existence I don't think I'd be ready to put down $2500 on it.

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Lunatics convinced that their old machine is priceless are a dime a dozen on Ebay.

 

I once saw a fellow trying to sell an IBM model 5170 for $2000. Those are 6 mhz 286 AT machines. Granted the machine cost 6K new, but that was surely before he had apparently left it out in the rain and dragged it through the parking lot with his car. It was ROUGH. I bought one that weekend for $10 at a thrift shop that hadn't been used since 1988 according to the hard drive.

 

I'll be darned if someone didn't buy it though and not a person with a zero behind their name. I wonder if this is a good way to launder money...

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"I wonder if this is a good way to launder money..."

 

It sure is. You open up two Paypal and Ebay accounts. One registered to your home country and one to the country you want to smuggle money to. Have an accomplice in the other country set up a bogus buy it now auction for some piece of crap at a ridiculous price that you know nobody will ever pay then you buy it and pay for it through Paypal and be sure you set up autosweep on the account you are paying into so the money gets sent to the bank account of your choice at the end of each business day then your contact in the other country goes to a cash machine and withdraws the money and it vanishes. As long as you can keep up the illusion of being a legit seller/buyer the plan can't fail. you may have to make a few sales to some real customers, though, to reduce suspicion. An ebay seller moving thousands of items a month to only one customer is going to look very suspicious.

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My IIfx is worth that much ;-) :

http://www.vintagemacworld.com/iifx.html

 

Is it? You will never know untill you try to sell it.

 

Re-read his link. It was owned by author Douglas Adams. Of course, he doesn't have any ultra-rare files on it, and I'm sure he has reformatted it so that it no longer has any trace of Adams-ness on it any more, but he does have confirmation from Adams' widow that it was, indeed, their computer. (Although part of the reason for so little Adams-work was that the computer was primarily used by Adams' wife, a lawyer.)

 

If it had actually been Adams' primary writing computer, and contained his drafts, it would be easily worth a couple thousand dollars. (Of course, then you run into the copyright issues.) But without Adams' direct work on it, it may be "priceless" to a super-hardcore Adams fan, but it's worth the same as every other IIfx to everyone else. (I'm a huge Adams' fan, complete with autographed, leather-bound, gold-foil-edge copy of the Ultimate Hitchhiker's "Trilogy", but I still wouldn't pay very much for it.)

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If it had actually been Adams' primary writing computer, and contained his drafts, it would be easily worth a couple thousand dollars. (Of course, then you run into the copyright issues.) But without Adams' direct work on it, it may be "priceless" to a super-hardcore Adams fan, but it's worth the same as every other IIfx to everyone else. (I'm a huge Adams' fan, complete with autographed, leather-bound, gold-foil-edge copy of the Ultimate Hitchhiker's "Trilogy", but I still wouldn't pay very much for it.)

 

adams also was teh first european to own a Macintosh. he ordered 4 128ks when they came out in 1984. so he is kinda important to (at least european) mac fans too ;)

 

oh... and he is (was :( ) one of the 75 "apple masters"

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20000302203906/www.apple.com/applemasters/home.html

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