1200 worth it??

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desiv

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OK, I have a chance to get a 1200. Checking on shipping costs and such...
I haven't really priced a lot of these things, and I realize much of this is very subjective.
I'm not looking per se for a "It's worth X for this and Y for this", but...

This system has more than I was looking at getting, which of course means it costs more than I was thinking of paying.. (And you know I'm cheap, yet impulsive... :) )

So, it's basically a 1200 with an Apollo 1240 accelerator and 16M RAM. 800Mb (I think) HD, external PCMCIA CD and a DCE flicker fixer..

He's looking for around $300 USD, and my gut feeling is that sounds like a really good price, (I haven't priced accelerators at all???), but I was initially thinking something like $100 USD for just a 1200, so....

He's checking on shipping for me so I have a bit of waffle time, and I have to get the wife to agree (maybe the "early christmas present" thing?)....

Is this an awesome deal and I'm an idiot for not jumping?
Does it sound OK?
Should I keep looking, this is just the first and there will be more???

I know most of you are UK and it's a different situation, and no one thinks like I do (Thank the deities!! :nuts: ), so I'm just looking for some advice, feelers, etc...

Thanx...

desiv
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

I'd say that $300, or around €200 for an A1200, a flickerfixer and an Apollo 1240 is pretty close to a hell of a bargain.

If I were looking for an A1200 with some expansions I'd buy it almost without thinking :D
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

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I'm not looking for a replacement myself, and I don't want an Apollo anything anyway (personal preference only here, not saying anything either way about abilities or performance) but it certainly isn't expensive.
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

I saw some Apollo 1240 on the Evilbay costing this amount alone! Note that is not price driving: it is what it is.

If I have a need for another A1200 then I'll jump over this one in no time! I saw the offer on A.troll, too. :wink:
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

You're all just saying this so I'll get a 1200 and shut up and finally quit pestering you, aren't you?

:nono: :shock: :blink: :?

Yeah, it's more than I wanted to spend, but unless shipping is ungodly, I think I'm going to (ask the wife if I can.. ;-) ) go for it..

:thumbsup2: (y)

We'll see how it goes...

desiv
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

Definitely! That's a very good price for what you get.

If you feel a hole in your pocket, you can always offer the Apollo 1240 up on here to regain some pennies. :)
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

Just offering the external CD and flickerfixer will pass the amount of money the seller asks.
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

Is it time to close this thread now? :please:

desiv can start another in Chat somewhere if he buys the machine. (y)
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

I think you've all talked me into it, so if all goes well, I'll ask more questions later where appropriate. :woot:
If the deal falls apart, I'll post in the RANT section with lots of sad emoticons. :(

You can close away..

:wink:
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Re: 1200 worth it??

:whistleblower:

*Ahem*

I would like to remind people about this link on the site and ask that people avoid any possible price driving in this thread please....

:thanks:
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

As I said, close it up...

I wasn't looking for particulars, just feelers, but I will refrain from using AmiBay for that type of thing in the future.

Sorry..

:banme:

desiv
 

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Re: 1200 worth it??

It's OK, no worries. Please take the time to sie down with a cup of coffee and read through the rules of our site.

Thanks

Merlin
 
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