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Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:06 am
by Jongoleur
£20 to £1,254.56 in 2 minutes 8 seconds.

Wow.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:13 am
by Bluemerlin
WOW, If I had the cash I'd purchase #10 and number #1, then give them on long term loan to display at the Foundation offices, once they have some

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:13 am
by kme
... and £2000 in 12 minutes

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:17 am
by Jongoleur
The bids for 1 and 10 make 4 look like a bargain!  I suppose this means that more interest will now be paid to the less expensive boards...

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:25 am
by Jessie
Now at 2k.  I'm wondering if there will be a bidding war at the very end?  Could be that the big players have already put all they are willing to in the pot, but I wouldn't be supprised to see someone try and push it at the very end.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:29 am
by johnbeetem
Well, the really fun time to watch eBay is the last few minutes before bidding ends.  That's usually when unexpected bidders come out.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:34 am
by scep
Jessie said:


Now at 2k.  I'm wondering if there will be a bidding war at the very end?


I think it's only fair to warn everyone that I've got a snipe in, so don't bother. That #1 board will be running Horace Goes Skiing on my Saisho TV before the week is out.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:34 am
by Jongoleur
Its eBay, there"s bound to be sniping down at the wire…

I must admit, if I had the funds, I"d put a humongous bid in the day before the end and watch all the last-minute artists run out of steam. And even if I lost, I'd have the satisfaction of generating a huge donation for the Foundation!  *evil grin*

@scep:  LOL

edit: for insanity....

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:15 am
by SwampPuppet
scep said:


I think it's only fair to warn everyone that I've got a snipe in, so don't bother. That #1 board will be running Horace Goes Skiing on my Saisho TV before the week is out.


I loved that game. It was one of the few on my ZX I could guarantee would load first time every time. Underwurld was far more temperamental and Alchemist only ever worked about 5 times out of 200 before chewing the tape up in a final act of defiance. brrrr, blip. brrrrr blip blip.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:05 am
by cnxsoft
The R-Pi #01 won't go for less than 5,000 quids.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:28 am
by zag
Yeh the number 1 board will be in huge demand. Just watch out for fake bidders though on any auction that is publicised in the media.

Imagine if you had access to the first ever bbc micro, or the first ever playstation 3. It would be worth a lot of money today.

I think the middle range boards would be a good investment. I'm trying to start up some better raspberry pi forums and it would be a great start to have one of these boards reviewed on there a month before the official release. Just wish I could afford the 1k+ they are bound to all go for!!

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:19 am
by SwampPuppet
I'm surprised boards #10 and #1 have hovered at £2100. Surely someone would bid £2200? That would be exactly 100 times the cost.

Still, lots of time to go. I think its going to get feisty before the bidding is over. I found myself checking on them like I would a football score. I don't remember turning into an anorak. I must have just crept up on me over the years.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:49 pm
by MikeL
@SwampPuppet : me too, although the bids have been static for a while - almost £10K for the 10 boards so far. Didn't expect that!

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:37 am
by liam collins
Is it me or has the price of #10 just dropped to £1.9K?

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:40 am
by cnxsoft
liam said:


Is it me or has the price of #10 just dropped to £1.9K?


I've just seen this. Last time I checked it was at 2.1k. How is that possible?

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:16 am
by Prometheus
cnxsoft said:


liam said:


Is it me or has the price of #10 just dropped to £1.9K?


I've just seen this. Last time I checked it was at 2.1k. How is that possible?


I'd venture a guess that perhaps some false bids were removed, or a bidder had to withdraw what they'd bid, or something similar.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:47 pm
by tonycollinet
Or possibly someone got confused, and has now swapped their bid to no 01 instead of 10.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:12 pm
by mightygoose
so they moved their bid from board 2 to board 1 (gotta love the binary).

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:17 pm
by liz
I've just checked in for the first time since leaving Heathrow; we had a bid retraction, unfortunately. Although the current high bidder is someone who has PMd me here before, so I'm not feeling too sore about it; it'd be nice if it goes to someone we know on the forums! (And no, I'm not telling you who it is.)

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:48 pm
by bsmulders
liam, You can spot the bid retractions when you click on the amount of bids and scroll down.

I am somewhat bummed that all auctions end so late at night (23:00 to 0:00 CET), would have appreciated it to be at 19:00 CET (18:00 UTC, 13:00 EST, 10:00 PST).

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:54 pm
by liz
Difficult, the timing. They're at that time because it gives us the widest spread of people on the planet who are awake at the end. (Cue angry Japanese people complaining of disenfranchisement.)

You can always use a sniping tool, of course.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:30 pm
by bsmulders
I do not have the "assets" to purchase any of the Pi's, but I would have wanted to watch the last minute bidding. Guess I'll use Quicktime Screen Recorder or something similar.

Japan is in the clear though, having the auctions at around 08:00. If I am correct, the only people not awake are in the GMT+1 to GMT+7 zone (CET to ICT, Central Europe to Indochina / Indonesia / Vietnam / Thailand), which is indeed acceptable. I guess it's decision made towards your public, with most of the money being in the USA.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:10 pm
by Piw32
#10 and #9 are not displayed on ebay.fr but they show up on ebay.co.uk, how is this possible ?

times and dates for the others items are OK.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:17 pm
by Prometheus
Piw32 said:


#10 and #9 are not displayed on ebay.fr but they show up on ebay.co.uk, how is this possible ?

times and dates for the others items are OK.



From here;



Inevitably, there has been a (pretty minimal, but still very aggravating) screw-up. Boards number 10 and 09 appear to be open to UK bidders only. This is not actually the case, but because I failed miserably to tick one of the eBay interface’s many hundreds of boxes when setting up the auctions, overseas bidders may think they’re not able to put in a bid. It’s fixed for all the other auctions, but because we didn’t notice this before these two went live, we’re stuck with it.

If you’re not in the UK and you would like to bid on board 10 or board 09, you can still bid by using your regular username and password on ebay.co.uk rather than your local eBay site. If you would like to participate and are still having problems, please message us through eBay using the links above – NOT HERE, and we will add you to an exemption list.



I hope this helps.

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:57 pm
by Piw32
Yes, thanks, i've read it a few day ago but have forgotten, aging...