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eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby zackwatt » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:58 pm

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Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:51 am

The product code is W6-CRIMEG, which according to my documentation means R4000 CPU, 16MB of low density RAM and Elan graphics.
Whether it's still complete, or maybe even upgraded, is anybody's guess.
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Unread postby kshuff » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:38 pm

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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby zmttoxics » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:27 pm

Hmm. I was thinking, if I ever saw a Jurassic Classic for cheap, I would get one. This doesn't look like one (didn't see the signature) and looks like rough shape, I will probably pass I think.
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby wolflord » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:47 pm

Looks nice...price seems abit steep though.
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:34 pm

Yeah, for a system that's probably only good for parts, $250 is a bit much.
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby pentium » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:53 am

ajerimez wrote:Yeah, for a system that's probably only good for parts, $250 is a bit much.

Same. That is unless I do the math and assume that the sleds are still worth $60 each, then we total up the four (two assembled and what looks to be two disassembled) sleds in this Crimson and we get four sleds for $240 and to boot a Crimson for $10. :)
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby zmttoxics » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:26 am

pentium wrote:
ajerimez wrote:Yeah, for a system that's probably only good for parts, $250 is a bit much.

Same. That is unless I do the math and assume that the sleds are still worth $60 each, then we total up the four (two assembled and what looks to be two disassembled) sleds in this Crimson and we get four sleds for $240 and to boot a Crimson for $10. :)

Us Canadians wouldn't though. Freight shipping isn't exactly cheap...
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:16 am

That's right, double the $250 price tag to have that Crimson shipped across even just a few states. Last summer I looked into shipping costs to transport a Crimson from Ohio to New York, and the cheapest quote I got was over $400.

The seller would probably be better off dismantling the system and selling it as parts.
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Unread postby wolflord » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:31 am

If it was a vgxt or reality engine I'd probably be more willing to pay the price. It's only a short drive for me anyway.
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Unread postby SiliconClassics » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:40 pm

What to do when your Crimson doesn't sell? Why, re-list it at nearly twice the price! That'll teach those stingy bidders for not buying it the first time!

(As an aside, I see this kind of behavior a lot lately. Are grade schools no longer teaching the basic laws of supply and demand?)
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Unread postby recondas » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:02 pm

ajerimez wrote:What to do when your Crimson doesn't sell? Why, re-list it at nearly twice the price![/url] That'll teach those stingy bidders for not buying it the first time! (As an aside, I see this kind of behavior a lot lately. Are grade schools no longer teaching the basic laws of supply and demand?)
A guess might be that he found this thread and figured there might be some demand for Crimson parts.

That's the downside to blanket posts of SGI related eBay listings on nekochan. The seller couldn't pay for better SGI-centric exposure - and it lessens the odd chance that someone might get lucky and win an entry bid auction.
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:28 pm

recondas wrote:A guess might be that he found this thread and figured there might be some demand for Crimson parts.


That's certainly possible, but in that case, he should just strip down the machine and sell it in pieces. There was just as much demand for Crimson parts last week, and it didn't help the system sell for $250, so there's no reason to believe it will fetch $400 this time around.

EDIT: Especially in light of the fact that there's a similar Crimson on eBay with a sub-$100 opening bid and a $150 buy-it-now price. Who does the guy think he's kidding?
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:57 pm

ajerimez wrote:What to do when your Crimson doesn't sell? Why, re-list it at nearly twice the price! That'll teach those stingy bidders for not buying it the first time!

(As an aside, I see this kind of behavior a lot lately. Are grade schools no longer teaching the basic laws of supply and demand?)


Playing devils advocate just to be as annoying as possible... Maybe its not economics but bad or twisted psychology. Their thinking might have been something like "Maybe increasing the price will make buyers think its getting more scarce so I better bid before it gets away" like vintage Rolls-Royces or something... Maybe there is a guide advocating this "raising the price will induces this scarcity mentality".. "Fleabay for the mentally deficient", "Millionaire by fleabay" or something.. I see similar price changes on fleabay AU.
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Re: eBay: Iris Crimson

Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:05 pm

ajerimez wrote:(As an aside, I see this kind of behavior a lot lately. Are grade schools no longer teaching the basic laws of supply and demand?)


I probably mentioned it before someplace, but there was a guy on Craigslist locally that increased his asking price for a broken Apple Lisa by $50 or so every week, complete with a "firm" tag. The thing was on there for months and reached astronomical prices.
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