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Old 10-29-2006, 12:26 AM   #1
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where to buy outdated hardware?


I'm sick of losing auctions in ebay to the same ****er 10 times in a row... *ahem* anyway, I want to know where to go to buy outdated hardware? Preferably a dual socket 370 motherboard that can take 1.4GHz CPUs. I have two and don't think the other one should sit on my shelf all lonely. I know somebody posted a site a while ago but searching I cannot find it anymore. Since there seems to be people here with a sentiment for old hardware I figure one of you should know.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 05:12 AM   #2
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:59 PM   #3
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umm.. I don't see where to buy anything on that site?
 
Old 10-29-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
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I'm sick of losing auctions in ebay to the same ****er 10 times in a row... *ahem* anyway, I want to know where to go to buy outdated hardware? Preferably a dual socket 370 motherboard that can take 1.4GHz CPUs. I have two and don't think the other one should sit on my shelf all lonely. I know somebody posted a site a while ago but searching I cannot find it anymore. Since there seems to be people here with a sentiment for old hardware I figure one of you should know.
Dual Socket?.. I don't think you'll find to many of those that are very old.

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Old 10-30-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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Well, I usually get about 10-20 results at ebay, it's just my CPU is very finicky about what chipset it can use. So out of that 10-20 results there will be about 2-3 that will work. What's really annoying is this same guy keeps winning all those auctions. So they are out there, it's just a matter of finding a seller.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 05:55 AM   #6
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Do the sellers ever have a 'Buy It Now For $xxx" on these? If so, bite the bullet and go for it, even if it is a few $$ more than you would bid.

I have a similar situation, in reverse. I have an old Intel mobo that takes dual Slot 1 CPU's, but I have a single 550mhz proc. If I had the free time, I would try to get another 550 and cobble something together with it, just for fun.

Yahoo has auctions, but I'm not familiar with it.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 06:44 AM   #7
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I'm sick of losing auctions in ebay to the same ****er 10 times in a row... *ahem* anyway

ooooOO. I know what that guy is up to and its positively dirty.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 06:52 PM   #8
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http://www.freecycle.org/
http://craigslist.org/
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:35 AM   #9
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Another IRL locations...Pawnshops. I worked part time at one for 2 years...the longer something sat on the sale's floor the more motivated we were to sell it.

Pawnshop buying tips:
#1 Don't insult the employees...they determin discounts.

#2 The employees think that they know more than you do. They don't, but see number one.

#3 Never say "I can get this at (store name) for $XXX"

#4 Most prices are negotiable, Don't "expect" an automatic discount, but look for negoiation points - i.e. I noticed that you don't have OEM software for this system, This system has been here for a while (3+months), and above all See rule number one.

Finally, very few pawn shop employees are tech geeks...Talk to the store manager and let him know you have computer knowledge and would barter service for discounts. Most of what I did was "crack" Passwords (blank administrator) and delete User accounts/ clean off pr0n.

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Old 11-01-2006, 06:19 PM   #10
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ooooOO. I know what that guy is up to and its positively dirty.
grrr... again, this same dude beat me out of the same board for the literally 4th time. There's two more available I'm wondering if I could email the guy and be like they're going for X$ I'll give >X$ and see what he says, but isn't that against the rules at ebay?
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:39 PM   #11
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The situation here seems to be that the bidder you are competing against has placed a higher value on the item than you have, and thus is willing to pay more for it than you'd like to. So the question then becomes, Which is more important - sticking to your price and not winning the auction, or winning the auction by paying more?

Personally, if I were in the same situation as you, I'd just bite the bullet and fork over an extra $20 or whatever to get my hands on the equipment. Good luck with it
 
Old 11-05-2006, 08:22 PM   #12
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Well, thanks for all the help but I finally got the board, a brand new tyan s2507t for 80$, I'd say that's pretty good since they probably sold them for like 400$ when they came out.
 
  


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