amiga.org
     
iconAll times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:02 PM. | Welcome to Forum, please register to access all of our features.

Amiga.org Amiga computer related discussion General chat about Amiga topics Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

General chat about Amiga topics This forum is for conversations which are specifically "Amiga" related, but don't fit into other categories. Contents of this forum do appear on the main page, unlike Talk About. If a subject appears to be non-related, it will be moved to Talk About.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
Mark_1200
Merely Curious
Points: 615, Level: 12 Points: 615, Level: 12 Points: 615, Level: 12
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
Default Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

A while back I dug out a lot of my old Amiga stuff and purchased Storm C with the intention of getting some coding done. However I find I simply don't have the time and have only switched it on a few times in the last couple of months. It time to face facts, Im never really going to get chance to use this stuff again.

So, I was thinking of selling it, And when I say it, I mean more than the A1200, I will list some of the items here. But I wonder, Should I sell it as a job lot or split it ? and what kinds of prices would be reasonable ? I searched for similar parts on the net but cant find much to compare against.

A1200,Tower, Blizzard PPC@240MHz 040@25MHz About 96mb ram + Bvision + 4gb solid state drive, cd rom drive.
Phillips Monitor (Poor condition but working)
CD32, Working
A2000, KS2.04, 030@??MHz about 6mb of ram, SCSI interface + CDRom drive (I think) Poor condition but was working last time i checked)
A600, Was working last time I checked
A500
A500+
Spare 1200 motherboard.
Action Replay MK3 (For A500)
Various joysticks/mice etc
A huge stack of magazines (About 3' high)
at least 5 big boxes of floppies
Quite a few original games
Lots of CD Roms from magazines + CD32Games (Maybe 10 of those)
56K Modem.
Genlock card (Possibly not working)
Catweasel 1200
IDE Accelerator (I forget what kind, might be damaged)
Couple of printers (Star LC10, LC200 and possibly an epson of some kind)

And so on... This list is not complete and I would of course have to check everything before making an Ebay list but that gives a rough outline.

Hope somebody can help me decide how best to go about this please ?
__________________
A1200, PPC@240MHz+040@25MHz, Bvision, OS3.9, Solid State HD, CDRom, Power Tower, 2MB Chip, 64MBFast, 8MB GFX.
Mark_1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
VuData
Hobbyist
Points: 1,748, Level: 24 Points: 1,748, Level: 24 Points: 1,748, Level: 24
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
VuData's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 58
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Send it all to me and I'll save you the hassle of trying to sell it.

Seriously though, if you want the most money for it you would be better splitting it all but then you have the added work involved with the shipping.
VuData is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
golem
Premium Member
Points: 10,168, Level: 67 Points: 10,168, Level: 67 Points: 10,168, Level: 67
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
golem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 368
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Check out amibay.com. It is a very friendly, helpful site. I feel much happier selling my Amiga stuff on there than on eBay.
__________________

A1200 desktop, Blizzard 1260, OS3.9BB2, Indivision Mk II, SCSI Jaz, Ethernet with Genesis
A1200 desktop, Blizzard 1230, OS3.1, Ethernet with Roadshow.
golem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
jorkany
Defender of the Faith
Points: 9,386, Level: 65 Points: 9,386, Level: 65 Points: 9,386, Level: 65
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
jorkany's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,009
Blog Entries: 1
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Quote:
Originally Posted by golem View Post
Check out amibay.com. It is a very friendly, helpful site. I feel much happier selling my Amiga stuff on there than on eBay.
Better check around about amibay before you take that plunge. Apparently bad things can happen out of the blue.
jorkany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
commodorejohn
VIP / Donor
Points: 10,617, Level: 68 Points: 10,617, Level: 68 Points: 10,617, Level: 68
Activity: 76% Activity: 76% Activity: 76%
 
commodorejohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Posts: 3,055
Blog Entries: 8
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jorkany View Post
Better check around about amibay before you take that plunge. Apparently bad things can happen out of the blue.
Quite to the contrary, Amibay takes greater pains to protect its members than any site I've seen. I'll second the recommendation for it, but make sure you actually read the buying & selling rules, they do enforce them.

Anyway, please split it. I know it's more work, but nothing's more annoying than seeing a system you'd be interested in buying that the seller won't give you because they only want to move the whole lot.
__________________
Computers: Amiga 1200, DEC VAXStation 4000/60, DEC MicroPDP-11/73
Synthesizers: Roland JX-10/MT-32/D-10, Oberheim Matrix-6, Yamaha DX7/DX7-IIFD/FB-01, Korg MS-20 Mini/DSS-1, Hohner String Performer

"'Legacy code' often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and scaling." - Bjarne Stroustrup
commodorejohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
runequester
It's Amiga time!
Points: 25,611, Level: 96 Points: 25,611, Level: 96 Points: 25,611, Level: 96
Activity: 96% Activity: 96% Activity: 96%
 
runequester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 3,695
Blog Entries: 7
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

You'll probably get more if you split it, though it'll obviously be more work, and take longer.


As an aside, I'll be happy to take a mouse and maybe some joystick once you get that far
__________________
Amiga AND Linux fan. Zealots are people that lack faith

I blog..a lot.
http://doctorwhoretrospec.blogspot.com/
http://redleftperspective.blogspot.com/
http://theamigablog.blogspot.com/
runequester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
tribz
Technoid
Points: 4,801, Level: 44 Points: 4,801, Level: 44 Points: 4,801, Level: 44
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
tribz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lancashire, UK
Posts: 218
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Split it plus it will give you a couple of happy 'goodbye' weekends preparing it for sale.
tribz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
Matt_H
VIP / Donor
Points: 24,137, Level: 94 Points: 24,137, Level: 94 Points: 24,137, Level: 94
Activity: 66% Activity: 66% Activity: 66%
 
Matt_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Posts: 5,252
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Oh, definitely hold onto at least one complete system, or later on you'll wish you had
Matt_H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #9
curtis
Cult Member
Points: 9,079, Level: 64 Points: 9,079, Level: 64 Points: 9,079, Level: 64
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
 
curtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Amarillo, TX
Posts: 559
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Another question that will affect interest is WHERE THE HECK ARE YOU!!!!!
__________________
Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

Curtis McCain

http://www.suddenlink.net/pages/curtismc
curtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
Mark_1200
Merely Curious
Points: 615, Level: 12 Points: 615, Level: 12 Points: 615, Level: 12
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Thanks for the feedback, I think your right about splitting it, That way I can keep the 1200 untill last and have another think, As mentioned I will probably regret selling that, I had it a long time and it cost a lot to build way back and would be quite hard to replace I suspect. I can manage without the 2000, 600, cd32 and the 500s quite nicely, The 1200 would be a hard one to let go off.

Im in the UK, Near chesterfield, But it wasnt my intention to advertise here...

Ill have a look at amibay, thanks for the mention
__________________
A1200, PPC@240MHz+040@25MHz, Bvision, OS3.9, Solid State HD, CDRom, Power Tower, 2MB Chip, 64MBFast, 8MB GFX.
Mark_1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #11
mechy
Cult Member
Points: 12,447, Level: 72 Points: 12,447, Level: 72 Points: 12,447, Level: 72
Activity: 20% Activity: 20% Activity: 20%
 
mechy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Texas,usa
Posts: 911
Send a message via AIM to mechy Send a message via MSN to mechy
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

Quote:
Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post
Quite to the contrary, Amibay takes greater pains to protect its members than any site I've seen. I'll second the recommendation for it, but make sure you actually read the buying & selling rules, they do enforce them.

Anyway, please split it. I know it's more work, but nothing's more annoying than seeing a system you'd be interested in buying that the seller won't give you because they only want to move the whole lot.

Amibay has the most ridiculous rules and they can't do a thing to protect someone who has been ripped off.what can they do slag the guy on the forum and ban him? Unless you want to jump thru a ridiculous amount of hoops i would avoid it. Being verified with paypal and selling to another verified person is the best way to protect yourself in my opinion.
avoid any methods like western union.

mech
mechy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 05:50 AM   #12
dannyp1
Cult Member
Points: 8,902, Level: 63 Points: 8,902, Level: 63 Points: 8,902, Level: 63
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
dannyp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 617
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

You also will sell your items for much more on EBay! It reaches far more interested people.
dannyp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 06:17 AM   #13
Bamiga2002
Cult Member
Points: 6,897, Level: 54 Points: 6,897, Level: 54 Points: 6,897, Level: 54
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
 
Bamiga2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 684
Send a message via MSN to Bamiga2002
Default Re: Whats the best thing to do RE: Selling Amiga.

And if you include a pic something like dannyp1's avatar is it's bound to increase interest
__________________
A1200 BlizzardPPC **Mediator TX|Voodoo3|10MB Ethernet|Nec USB| - OS3.9 (BoingBags powered)**
CD32
A500
Bamiga2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
amiga , selling , thing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump