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[What's it worth?] FX-98IF, PC-FXGA for Dos/V & PC9800
« on: April 18, 2016, 09:11:19 AM »
Hi,

I plan on selling my three dev boards very soon, but I'd be curious to know how much they're going for nowadays.

- PC-FXGA (for Dos/V) | box in good condition (one dent on bottom side), inside is mint.

- PC-FXGA (for PC9800 Series) | box in good condition overall (sticker residue on front, slightly dirty), inside is mint.

- FX-98IF (for PC9821 98MULTI CanBe) | box in very good condition, inside like new.

Both PC-FXGA are relatively easy to find, but the FX-98IF is very rare, I have seen it for sale maybe once or twice over the years, and this one is mint.

Thanks!
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Re: [What's it worth?] FX-98IF, PC-FXGA for Dos/V & PC9800
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 10:02:47 AM »
Welcome aboard!

I don't recall seeing anything on the CanBe version, but there doesn't seem to be much demand for either of the other two.  The PC-98 version is seen more often, sitting on ebay unsold for $100 or going for even less on yahoo auctions, and the somewhat less common DOS version fetches a bit more.
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Re: [What's it worth?] FX-98IF, PC-FXGA for Dos/V & PC9800
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 12:50:55 PM »
Thanks!

Yeah it seems that the two usual ones are not really sought after that much, as for the FX-98IF it is genuinely rare, but would only attract hardcore collectors.

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Re: [What's it worth?] FX-98IF, PC-FXGA for Dos/V & PC9800
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 02:09:19 PM »
I don't recall seeing anything on the CanBe version, but there doesn't seem to be much demand for either of the other two.  The PC-98 version is seen more often, sitting on ebay unsold for $100 or going for even less on yahoo auctions, and the somewhat less common DOS version fetches a bit more.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), the poor PC-FX doesn't have much "collector" appeal.

The PC-FXGA98 has at-least some appeal in Japan, where there are still a lot of PC98 fans ... but it has little purpose over here. You might try on nfgames.com where there's a PC98 forum.

The PC-FXGA DOS/V has little appeal in Japan, except for its rarity, but makes a little more sense in the Western world where there are still some people with old ISA-bus machines for running really old software.

The problem in the Western world is the nobody gives-a-damn about the PC-FX except for a few particularly demented weirdos here on this forum (like me).

The FX98-IF is definitely a rare toy ... and sorry, I have no clue where you'd go to get a decent price on that, but once again, you could try the PC98 guys on nfgames.com

I wouldn't object to having a spare PC-FXGA DOS/V (just-in-case) so I'll get in touch by PM.

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Re: [What's it worth?] FX-98IF, PC-FXGA for Dos/V & PC9800
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 10:00:28 AM »
A FX-98IF sold on yahoo auctions japan on Sunday for 5000 yen, so it looks like its rarity doesn't translate to value over the other two.
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Re: [What's it worth?] FX-98IF, PC-FXGA for Dos/V & PC9800
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 04:46:34 PM »
Indeed, a pretty low price... I'd have expected a bit more. Oh well...

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Re: [What's it worth?] FX-98IF, PC-FXGA for Dos/V & PC9800
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 08:10:00 AM »
I didn't even know there were 3 versions of the PC-FXGA !
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