I was telling a friend on another forum that I owned a CD32, and he responded with disbelief. "How the hell did you score one of those?" he asked. I didn't think it was that big of a deal... they were fairly common on eBay ten years ago, right? So I did a search to see where the prices were now.
Uh, holy crap.
What happened here? My understanding is that a factory in the Philippines had a ton of CD32 systems that they were trying to liquidate. Apparently they managed to sell all the units years ago, because what was plentiful in 2007 is anything but now. I can only find a handful of CD32s on eBay, and they're typically $400; sometimes more depending on their condition. What accounts for the sudden explosive interest in this system?