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http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Macintosh-SE-30-w-50MHz-Daystar-Micron-Xceed_W0QQitemZ140130895484QQihZ004QQcategoryZ4604QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

grayscale se/30, socketed logic board, presumably socketed 50mhz daystar uptrade.

 

 

Steal at $500 BIN. The socketed CPU upgrades for the se/30 are rarer than the grayscale setup, I would buy it myself but simply do not have the cash. somebody here NEEDS to buy it. seriously. It might be gone by the time you see this post though...

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You could probably sell the upgrades for more than $500 alone, as long as they were working...
X2...

 

A Micron Xceed video card that was untested and without the 5-point cable or grayscale adapter recently sold for $535...

 

And if that CPU upgrade is indeed socketed (in the CPU socket rather than the PDS slot) it is even rarer than the grayscale setup IMO.

 

It is well worth the buy it now price, the seller was not kidding that probably sold for $2000 previously.

 

Also you're forgetting the 900mb SOLID STATE scsi hard drive, no CF adapters or anything. That alone is worth well over $500.

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rare upgrades but not something im willing to dish $500 out for....also the case looks quite yellowed

 

Funny you should mention that and if you notice the text it says that it was in a "smoke-free" environment. Granted, they might not be smokers but that's some pretty nasty yellowing there for half-a-grand. :?:

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Lol, ok, lets see for how much it goes...
It will go for $500 -- somebody is going to use buy it now while everyone here sits around scratching their heads and questioning if it's worth $500 or not...

 

Why does no one realize?

 

Xceed video card, adapter and cable, worth over $500? Check (possibly the video card alone even).

 

Socketed and re-capped (those upgrades would not even run if it still had original caps) logic board worth over $500? Probably not-- maybe $150-$200 or so.

 

Daystar 50MHz 68030 upgrade worth over $500? Check (only if it goes in the CPU socket).

 

900mb solid state scsi hard drive worth over $500? Check.

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What I don't understand is if you realy think it could be parted out for over 2x the going rate then why have you not purchased it?

 

The only person on this website who has sunk much money into an se/30 is you 003. Quite frankly I would not spend over $50 for a SE/30 no matter what it had inside. Even upgraded a 030/50 with greyscale would be much less usefull then a color classic smurf which does have color, and it would be cheaper as well.

 

A real collector would not want a yellowed to hell SE/30 case anyway and might me put off by having to transfer the guts to another case since it might get broken.

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I'm suspicious that there are no pics to prove any of what is said in the auction. If the guy is really an engineer like he says, and is even mildly aware of what he has, there would be complete pics of the logic board, the accelerator, the Xceed card, the inside of the case, a screen shot of a high-res picture displayed, a screen shot of some kind of utility software showing the accelerator is recognized, etc.

 

That said, I *am* drooling over the possibility anyway. :-)

 

Gary

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What I don't understand is if you realy think it could be parted out for over 2x the going rate then why have you not purchased it?
I do not have the cash and I am in a pretty deep hole right now. If I had the cash or if I knew I would be able to pay it off I would have already purchased it... and there is a bid now. I will bet the auction will end for higher than the buy it now price.

 

There are no pics, but the guy has almost spotless feedback. I would still request pics though. If anything they will really boost the sale price.

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"If anything they will really boost the sale price."

 

Asking for pics to boost the sale price? That's a complete bastard reason to do this.

 

You just can't let anyone else get a bargain can you???

 

I have not asked myself, not sure about anybody else. But this is kind of a weird auction now that I look at it, you don't even see a picture of the se/30 powered on. I WOULD ask for pictures if I were planning to bid, which I cant.

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Also I notice something suspicious. On the back of the computer, the expansion port is not filled and still has the cover on it. With the XCEED video cards, they have a video out thingy that goes in the expansion port... not sure what to make of that.

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I still say anyone selling something so valuable would be showing it off so they get the best possible price for it. It is illogical that someone would put a BIN of only $500 on a complete system with all those upgrades when the grayscale adapter alone sells for more than that. There's probably $1500 worth of gear there if the seller is telling the truth. I say this auction is a scam until I see some more photos added to the listing.

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Well the seller has confirmed that it is the upgrade that plugs into the socket, but says that "Photos will be difficult due to time & schedule"... hmm, suspicious.

 

Also I notice something suspicious. On the back of the computer, the expansion port is not filled and still has the cover on it. With the XCEED video cards, they have a video out thingy that goes in the expansion port... not sure what to make of that.

As I noted three posts up [;)]]'>

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I suppose his only saving grace is that he does have good feedback. I guess who ever is going to buy it just has to trust him.

 

Assuming that the listing was actually posted by that person and not someone who hacked their account.

 

And the bidders ID's are protected, so you can't even warn them if they might be being scammed. That was the worst thing ebay ever did, IMO, was conceal bidders identities.

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