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So I'm thinking about putting my Amiga 3000 up for sale (or trade).  It's in great shape and has maxed out memory (which is hard to find), a 4GB hard drive, one disk drive (other slot has the cover), and has the original keyboard and a new mouse.  I have the latest ClassicWB installed on it with several extras.  The problem is that I never use it, and I figured some Amiga fan would get more use out of it. 

What would such a setup go for?  Ebay says they go for $700+ but that's ebay.   It's in great shape, and the only downside is that the disk drive eject button 'floats' so to speak.  It works, but it's not attached to the drive like it should be although honestly you really can't tell.  You can see a picture of my setup here:

 

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on ebay be sure to click "sold listings" to get an idea of what people have really paid / are prepared to pay.

many items are listed with a high price but never actually sell, they just sit there then get relisted over and over. these instances are not a useful reference.

however, many buyers on there want something for nothing so it might be worth checking the amibay site. its a more realistic environment for retro buying/selling as the people are more knowledgeable.

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2 hours ago, xrbrevin said:

on ebay be sure to click "sold listings" to get an idea of what people have really paid / are prepared to pay.

many items are listed with a high price but never actually sell, they just sit there then get relisted over and over. these instances are not a useful reference.

however, many buyers on there want something for nothing so it might be worth checking the amibay site. its a more realistic environment for retro buying/selling as the people are more knowledgeable.

I do, and that's what they SOLD for.  So yeah they're kind of pricey I guess.

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i wasnt criticising you, i was just trying to be helpful to you and any other readers

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1 minute ago, xrbrevin said:

i wasnt criticising you, i was just trying to be helpful to you and any other readers

I didn't think you were. :)

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ah no probs 🙂

if theyre pricey and selling then go for it.

someone interested in an A3000 ought to know more than the average amiga dabbler so you shouldnt have to describe every meticulous detail. the different hardware options will vary the value and an enthusiast will appreciate this sort of thing.

you might get some interest on the buy/sell section here but do check out amibay if you havent already as it has a lot of users who like to collect

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Yeah I might have to go over to Amibay, I haven't been on there in years.  I definitely don't want to sell it on Ebay, too many bad buyers and other issues.

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I’d say $500 to $1,000. Especially if there is no battery leak damage. The nicer the system, no yellowing, no leaks. The more of course!

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On 1/15/2020 at 5:50 PM, tjlazer said:

I’d say $500 to $1,000. Especially if there is no battery leak damage. The nicer the system, no yellowing, no leaks. The more of course!

The battery has been removed, but it leaked a little beforehand.  No damage to the board though.

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They are commonly $750-1000 now in good working condition. They have approached the price I sold my first one for in 1994. :)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Zeptari1 said:

I traded my A600 away almost 25 years ago and lost my A3000 about 15 years ago. So I'm tempted to make an offer. Anyone jump at this yet @Tempest ?

I'm working out a deal with someone but if that falls through I'll let you know.

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