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Another Apple IIe

Postby tezza on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:45 pm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 399659.htm

If I remember rightly I got mine, 2 disk drives, colour screen, unadulterated keys and working for about $100 or so. I'm glad I'm not looking for one these days.
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Re: Another Apple IIe

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:43 am

Even then, I think ron's offer of $405 was very generous! I'd have expected 80-200 for an untested unit without PSU.
I guess it does have the monitor and drives though.
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Re: Another Apple IIe

Postby lizardb0y on Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:59 pm

Aside from the custom key caps is there something unusual about this PAL //e that justifies the high bidding? Even the Duodisk is badly damaged, and it's a Taxan monitor.
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Re: Another Apple IIe

Postby Gibsaw on Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:50 am

Yep 100% don't agree with Ron's bid. The thing is though, trademe warns you when you're within 15% of reserve. (or at least it used to)

Ron has stayed underneath reserve, so perhaps he's just testing the water and not actually seriously offering $400. I've gotten curious before and done this myself. :)

I try not to do this anymore, otherwise it can inflate the vendor's sense of the item's worth.
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Re: Another Apple IIe

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:26 am

A few years back I was doing that, and for some reason (perhaps a bug) that 15% message didn't appear and I ended up buying something.
So I don't do that anymore.
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Re: Another Apple IIe

Postby lizardb0y on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:20 am

I think it gives sellers an inflated expectation of value as well, so items keep getting relisted at unrealistically high reserves.
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Re: Another Apple IIe

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:10 am

It also prevents them from lowering it to a respectable value until it gets relisted. Unless they can keep removing top bidders (but most people probably don't know how to do that)
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