ka... ching!

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Mon Oct 3 05:50:53 CDT 2016

On Sat, Oct 01, 2016 at 11:12:02AM -0700, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> The game has changed, obviously. We are in an era now when folks with too
> much money and spare time and narcissism want to buy and sell and display
> toys rather than play with them.

It's always been like that, just that the current fashionable thing to collect
happens to be the same things you're interested in.

I'd quite like an Amiga 3000, but I'm not prepared to cough up the EUR800 or so
being asked on eBay. Most of the vendors seem to think it's a Dutch auction and
just list high and reduce by a few tens of euros at most when it doesn't shift,
but some of the daft buggers even put the price *up* when it doesn't sell.

> Looks like it's time to get out of this racket.

Or you can start playing with a different type of machine and/or look in a
different country.

Eight bit games consoles are ridiculously cheap in the Netherlands. (Well, the
Dutch are all suckers for a bargain.) There's a mail-order vendor of machines
out Edam way, and a small shop next to Amsterdam Centraal station which is
packed to the rafters with cartridges, CDs, etc.

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