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Offline zhulien

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New GX4000 on ebay
« on: 22:48, 25 December 18 »
Located here, seems not a bad price but for me... (being in Australia) with the postage, it costs the same as a PS4.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX4000-Video-Game-Console-Home-Entertainment-System-Retro-GAME/132894355206?epid=112258041&hash=item1ef11eef06:g:BVYAAOSwliFcG4X5:rk:1:pf:0


If you can get it with local postage I think it's a no-brainer.

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Re: New GX4000 on ebay
« Reply #1 on: 04:25, 26 December 18 »
I was lucky enough to grab one of these 18 months ago... £30.00 cheaper than the current price.

This seller has been selling brand new G4000's for a few years now, and I sure there are others on here that got one way cheaper than I did.

The seller must have stumbled on a few pallet loads of them, but assume they are running out and that is why the price is creeping up.


**Actually, I just found a screen grab of when I purchased and they accepted an offer of £55.00 (May 2017).


 

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Re: New GX4000 on ebay
« Reply #2 on: 09:16, 26 December 18 »
Weird. Why are they getting so expensive?  Folk were selling them for £30 just a few years ago.   What makes them worth more now? 
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Re: New GX4000 on ebay
« Reply #3 on: 09:36, 26 December 18 »
Back then there was a glut of new-old-stock GX4000's on the market, but that's dried up. Additionally, in the past two years speculators have realised there's a market for selling old retro gear to nostalgic 40-year-olds with disposable income, so they buy up everything and relist it with a nasty markup.

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Re: New GX4000 on ebay
« Reply #4 on: 00:43, 29 December 18 »
I guess c4cpc is the reason.It is another thing having an amstrad console with only 32 games compared to c4cpc hundreds of them.