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March 13, 2012, 09:28:37 PM
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305$ Roll Eyes
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March 13, 2012, 09:44:20 PM
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Considering that thing is 2 GPU generations old, that's pretty damn good.
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March 13, 2012, 10:08:53 PM
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How badly hurt was it?

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March 13, 2012, 10:14:58 PM
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I'll buy a couple for $305..
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March 13, 2012, 11:10:23 PM
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If today's nice little jump in the exchange rate sticks, then mining profitability starts going up again (the price is rising faster than difficulty).
 - http://blockchain.info/charts/miners-operating-profit-margin

But when those operators are buying FPGAs and selling their old GPU hardware that equipment is often going to other miners.  So difficulty will probably start rising at a faster pace from here, regardless of price.  And if the price doesn't continue to rally, GPU miners paying higher electricity rates are going to start dropping out.

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March 14, 2012, 01:10:43 AM
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Performance wise it's still a killer card, and also one of the most energy efficient ones i think.

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March 14, 2012, 02:49:47 AM
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They went for $400 a month ago on ebay

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March 14, 2012, 03:07:25 AM
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At $305 for a fully working card the payback is pretty fast.  I have bought many cards in the $300-$350 range.  If they are still worth $305 then they have been a good investment!

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March 14, 2012, 03:39:56 AM
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$300 is a no brainer buy.  $350 is what I would consider fair value.  $400 you are pushing it. Insanely a month ago some were going for $425, $450, $500 and yes even $550.  No fraking clue what those noobs were thinking.  No way it is gamers.  $550.  Lets see a 7970 or a 2 generation old 5970?  Hmm.  Not a card call for a gamer.
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March 14, 2012, 03:52:14 AM
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305$ Roll Eyes
It sold for $335 + $80 shipping.
So it really sold for market value. May have been sold to someone outside of North America with that shipping price. Such a low price would attract foreign buyers weighing market value where they live.

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March 14, 2012, 04:01:42 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Radeon-HD5970-2GB-256-bit-GDDR5-PCI-Express-2-1-x16-/150777721402?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item231b0d723a

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-EAH-5970-Bitcoin-Ready-Dual-GPU-CrossFire-X-Capable-/260972933109?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3cc332eff5

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATI-Radeon-HD-5970-GDDR5-PCI-E-DUAL-DVI-Sapphire-/270930662774?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3f14b9d576
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March 14, 2012, 04:07:44 AM
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$300 is a no brainer buy.  $350 is what I would consider fair value.  $400 you are pushing it. Insanely a month ago some were going for $425, $450, $500 and yes even $550.  No fraking clue what those noobs were thinking.  No way it is gamers.  $550.  Lets see a 7970 or a 2 generation old 5970?  Hmm.  Not a card call for a gamer.
That's not the only models that happened to during the same period of time. 5870's and 5850's jumped $30-$50 above fair. 5850's were selling for like $190-$200 and 5870's were selling for $225-$240. Why people would be willing to pay high prices for second hand items amazes me. When I buy from ebay I'm selective and patient sticking to my values, looking to get at least one year of use out of a card so I pay it off and generate some profit.

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March 14, 2012, 04:16:40 AM
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I have ebay open right now and the middle link isn't listed, maybe some DNS hijinks filtering...hmmm.

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March 14, 2012, 08:21:40 PM
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middle link was:

Winning bid:


US $305.00 [ 4 bids ]
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March 14, 2012, 09:34:46 PM
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I could see the winning bid from your link of it, but it just didn't appear in my ebay browser session under completed listings, like it was being hidden from me.

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