Common items you passed up that turned rare when you wanted them

Doc Shipley doc at
Tue Jan 31 11:22:38 CST 2006

Zane H. Healy wrote:
> At 12:59 PM +0000 1/31/06, Andy Holt wrote:
>>  > Hmm, no problem around here finding 30 pin SIMMs ...
>> 256K and 1M 30-pin Simms always were fairly easy to come by;
>> 4M ones if you searched hard;
>> but 16M ones (as mentioned by the orinal message) have always
>> been like hens teeth - and I could have done with a couple for
>> my sound card :-(
>> Andy
> I still have the 4 4M 30-pin SIMM's that I spent $600 on while in the Navy.
> If you want to talk about SIMM's that are rare as hens teeth, how about 
> the 128M 72-pin SIMM's?  I managed to get ahold of either 2 or 4 of them 
> for my one AlphaStation 200 4/233.

   I have one!  (yes, a single)  Paid something like $8 and shipping 
because apparently neither the seller nor anybody else bothered to read 
the label pictured in the eBay listing.  :)

   It's in the only box I own that can read a single 128MB SIMM - an 
A3000 with '060 accelerator.


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