New purchases thread!


#726

Yes, I’m hoping he’s simply on holidays and not ignoring me due to the price. Yes, it was a couple bucks lower than what they tend to sell for on eBay (ie about $100 instead of the $50 I got it at), but that’s the joy of auctions. My other screen I only paid about $85 for, too.


#727

IMHO, they aren’t worth more than $50 these days. You’re basically paying to the enclosure (a valid choice!) but the panels are old, dark and have unreliable external PSUs as a rule Not saying they aren’t a valid choice, just that they aren’t worth what sellers often think these days! :man_shrugging:


#728

Absolutely - people ask $250 for them! But they dont get those prices…

Same as all Apple gear on eBay - there’s a big difference between the “buy it now” prices that people ask for, and the no/low reserve auctions that show what people are really willing to pay. Unless you are urgently after something, or cash isn’t an issue…


#729

Yep. Most Apple gear doesn’t hold its value the way it used to, to be honest. Used to be that you could bank on it retaining value for a year or two, but it doesn’t anymore.


#730

Got myself a new iPad Pro 64gb Space Grey WiFi only 2nd day back at work. Popped it on the ol’ Salary Sacrifice option so it was basically free.

It’s a fair upgrade from my old 3rd gen iPad (AKA: 1st gen Retina) and I’m loving “having an iPad again” after not using my old one because it was just too slow.

EDIT: Followed it up with a USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter because not being able to use my AKGs would suck.


#731

Scratched up the display on my XS Max over Christmas. Just had the display replaced (since the glass and display are combined)… $615 later…


#732

No Apple Care?. If you have it then its $45 (I think) to replace the screen.


#733

Obviously.


#734

Remember when Apple didn’t sell screen protectors and they towed the line that their screens don’t scratch? HA!


#735

Do you use a screen protector? I always get a top of the range glass screen protector for my phones. I’m also leasing from Telstra which means you can replace your phone for $200.


#736

I do now but never bothered before. I’ve done quite well having owned a version of every iPhone and never getting a scratch. I’m happy with my replacement :slight_smile:


#737

I’m good at never dropping my phone, but I’d never go without a quality screen protector


#738

They’ve only really become good quality in the last few years. Until then they turned a $1000 display into a $30. The glass ones are great though.


#739

Ubiquiti Amplifi HD Router 3 Pack.

Because Australia’s standards for running data cable are stupid and my roof space is an abortion. :+1:t2:


#740

Where did you buy the 3-pack from?


#741

And why the three pack of routers rather than a router and 2x mesh satellites? Do you want ethernet backhaul to each router? Runs counter to your comment about running cable :slight_smile:


#742

I got them from Mwave.com.au

@gehenna I wish. The only plugs that I’ve got for mesh points are fairly restricted in height for the long antennas, so I thought this was the next best option, plus the WAF was higher with the routers too :joy:


#743

Considering the purchase of a bigger bike. Test rode a Honda CB500X today and liked it a lot. Stay tuned because I will be getting one - just need to decide do I get a run out of current model or wait for the 2019 stock to be available. Really wanted something that can do the highway speed limit so I can do more longer riding options. Biggest bike I ever owned was my first when I got my license which was a Yamaha TTR250 - so riding a 477cc Honda CB500X was an interesting experience :wink:


#744

I’m jealous. I used to ride bikes, but stopped when I was run over (literally) by a pedestrian (long story). That was in 1984. Now, my balance is so bad, I can’t ride. I’d need training wheels!! My first was a Honda 90 stepthrough, and I had a variety of different sizes between that and the final which was a Honda 250 trail bike.


#745

Kyte
How is the Personal Cooler (PC9+plus Personal Air Conditioner) working out ?
Earmarked this when you posted to check later.
Thanks