Boardsort.com

Your complete E-scrap resource website. LEARN - SELL - PROFIT
It is currently Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:06 am


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Old 80's ISA Card
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:01 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:38 am
Posts: 5
Hi, Im looking to know if that old 80's ISA Card are worth more than Gold Fingered Cards ?


Attachments:
2014-05-09 14.27.17.jpg
2014-05-09 14.27.17.jpg [ 2.19 MiB | Viewed 3472 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Old 80's ISA Card
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:44 pm 
Reputable Seller

Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:22 am
Posts: 762
The top one would most likely go as telecom grade. I'm curious if the card will keep telecom grade if the fingers were removed. The other two may get telecom grade if left intact.

_________________
kgryczan
Forum Moderator


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Old 80's ISA Card
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 7:03 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:38 am
Posts: 5
kgryczan wrote:
The top one would most likely go as telecom grade. I'm curious if the card will keep telecom grade if the fingers were removed. The other two may get telecom grade if left intact.


Yeah I think that too, but i'M waiting for Boardsort reply.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Old 80's ISA Card
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:52 pm 

Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Posts: 18
I had a similar one to the top one earlier. Lots of IC's with gold fingers. Went as-is as a telecom board.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Old 80's ISA Card
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:10 pm 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:28 pm
Posts: 288
Top is Telecom and bottom two are Gold Finger Card.

As far as trimming the fingers, as a rule the card would be degraded significantly.

I will be making a extended post in the future about devaluing boards but I will summarize here.

When buying e-scrap online, we must base our purchases on assumptions. We are assuming the value of an item long before we actually see a return.

That is the beauty of buying computer scrap. As long as it remains unaltered, then we are fairly safe with our assumptions. Essentially, a motherboard is a motherboard and there is not much variation between them other than socket size.

When we start talking about modified materials then all of that goes out the window. Granted, in this case that board is still pretty nice with or without fingers. However, that is a slippery slop that we would rather not go down.

In order to remain competitive (we offer some of the highest payouts in the industry) we must maintain a level of consistency with respect to buying. Once we start deviating from our formulas the risks can quickly outweigh the rewards.

Some items we lose on (or at least don't make out as well on) where others are a better gain. In the end the idea is to strike a fair balance between the two. By regularly purchasing modified materials at non-modified prices we offset that balance and ultimately we are forced to lower all of our payouts to equalize it out.

I will discuss this more in a future post.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: