Quadra 950 on eBay - Insane Price?

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  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Can somebody explain to me why exactly this Quadra 950 is currently at $212 with 13 bids as I write this???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Apple-M...ryZ80075QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    The price, being the first thing I saw, led me to read the description looking for some outstanding or highly unique features of this particular system - but alas nothing. It appears to be a regular old Quadra.

    I have two of these lying around with much more impressive specs - what am I missing here?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Here's my explanation:
    People are dumb.

    Maybe I should auction my LC.
     
  3. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    I haven't participated in eBay auctions for vintage Macs since, well, since my collection exceeded 80 systems. But I never recall such a frenzy over a piece of hardware like this.

    Searching for "Quadra" does show a significantly lower number of systems available for auction than I can remember a few years back - there used to be dozens.
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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    this guy I know would get a couple of his friends to bid to make it look competitive and raise the selling price...
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    And you call yourself a collector... sheesh not even a 100 Macs. Though I remember drooling over the Quadras and other '040's back in the day.
     
  6. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Not even!

    I've actually disposed of probably around 150 excess or duplicate systems that were "given" to me ("dumped on" might be a better term). Had no room - into the dumpster :(
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I have memories of all my previous Macs but no love lost really. Seems like a trend of clamshell iBook threads going around at the moment. Not that I am that cold hearted, just lazy. Don't want to bother maintaining more than one or two systems.
     
  8. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    http://www.apple.com/environment/recycling/
     
  9. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502

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    That is a high price for a machine such as the quadra 950. I have 1 quadra 700 and sold another quadra 700 which only sold for 75$ with a 16 inch monitor.:apple:
     
  10. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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  11. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Seems like a pretty wimpy system to me... my Quadra 950 is set up as follows:
    136 MB of memory
    500 MB main drive, 9.1 GB secondary drive
    Internal CD-ROM
    2 MB of VRAM (originally shipped with 1 MB)
    Apple PowerPC 601 upgrade (66 MHz with 1 MB of L2 cache)
    Two Radius display cards
    Three 21" Radius displays​
    Makes me wonder just how much I would get for my system.

    :rolleyes:

    Though not enough to ever put it up for sale.
     
  12. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, $375!

    I've a boxed version, should make $500 easy!:rolleyes:
     
  13. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Yay for idiots on eBay. :D

    God, I'd love to have that much income to blow on an almost 15 year old computer system.
     
  14. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    my god, those people are idiots on spending that much on that.
     
  15. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    I bought one last year for $30... guess it was a good investment:D
     
  16. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I'd pay that to get the hardware failure car crashing sad mac sound in all it's quadraphonic glory.

    Except that I wouldn't, really.
     
  17. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Are you suggesting that Quadra 950s are prone to hardware failure or something?
     
  18. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Only running System 7 :p
     
  19. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Nope, just the RAM. I'd intentionally mismatch the sticks to force the crash for fun: it echoed through the office brilliantly.
     
  20. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Suffering from memory loss at the moment... what's that app that lets you play the power-on and crash sounds of arbitrary Macs? Could I use it to experience a lo-fi version of said crash sound?
     
  21. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Mactracker
     
  22. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Ah, yes. So, I listened to the Quadra 950 sounds... very plain. I guess I'll have to search and tirelessly bid on eBay get the full experience. (Bringing the thread back around to the topic... :)
     
  23. bartelby macrumors Core

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    My first Mac was very nearly an 840AV. Eventually got a 7500
     
  24. mr.666 macrumors member

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    maybe someone wants to run BeOS?
    but a old dual or quad clone wold be quicker.
     
  25. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Best reason to buy old pre-G3 machines, right there. I thought about hunting down a PowerMac 9600 for that sole purpose a few years ago, never got around to it though.
     

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