View Full Version : Stupid things you've bought...

01-02-2002, 05:00 PM
i found an old receipt from 1997 (don't ask why it's still around) that said i purchased a 56k win modem for $150.00!!! a 56k modem for $150?? i don't think it's my worst investment though. I remember buying a 486 for $2000. we upgraded it to a 733mhz for a couple more hundred so it doesn't seem that bad.

what have you bought that you regret?

01-02-2002, 05:31 PM
256 sd ram for 80 quid.

01-02-2002, 07:08 PM
long ballon like water bomb.

01-02-2002, 07:20 PM
school uniform

01-02-2002, 07:39 PM
128mb pc100 sdram for £125 ($180)

01-02-2002, 07:57 PM
8 megs of ram for £38.
It was sorta good value at the time.

01-02-2002, 08:01 PM
Games that come a lot cheaper-than-usual but doesn`t work and screws up the PC..

Gh0zt Fr33ma/\/
01-02-2002, 09:11 PM
Unreal Tournament for $20 USD. It dosent f*ckin work

Mr. Chris
01-02-2002, 09:43 PM
it worked for me, GF and it was same price

01-02-2002, 10:52 PM
Blue Shift.

Field Medic
01-02-2002, 11:34 PM
Probably Half-Life, it took me away from tribes, the true gaming community.

(Some sarcasm, not a lot though)

Freaking Neo
02-02-2002, 02:32 AM
Hidden & Dangerous

Works..........for 7 min

Basic Beecicchi
02-02-2002, 04:11 AM
E-Tower 533id2.

2 years, and still stable.

*crash* dammit! time to pull the damn plug

02-02-2002, 09:46 AM
Half my CD-ROM stack,
i've got almost 200 CD-ROMS... :)

02-02-2002, 10:17 AM
a gamepad with a 3 foot cable. 5 dollars at a computer show!

02-02-2002, 10:35 AM
webcam :( . only good thing about it, is that it came with a game called gophers.

yea feild med, nae point goin back to tribes now all ngi renegades servers busted. oh welll:(

02-02-2002, 11:04 AM
webcams are pretty good under WinXP, WinXP controls the colors, making it extra beautifull :)

03-02-2002, 07:47 PM
Aliens vs Predator

04-02-2002, 12:24 PM
Mircosoft Intelemouse optical(the older one works better.)

Fourteen thousand dollars. over the span of 6 years and 4 computers.:mad: Lord help me....

79.99$ VOC tape recorder
Blue shit(30.00 bucks)

P1 133 MHZ for 4000.00 bucks
15 inch CRT, 2000.00 dollars.

Western digital HD 2.1 GB, 700.00 dollars

this is when a 133MHZ was brand new........
and it was a COM-CRAP(compaq)

And a 400MHZ from ABS and a Home-build 1.4GHZ T-bird.

Sh#t, I could have bought a house with that money,:mad: .
Ah well, I still have Sven co-op.:D

Honking Donkey
04-02-2002, 12:54 PM
this 20 dollar hoe that gave me crabs.....

Lol Jk

Actually its probably this egg salad sandwich i bought from a gas station for 9.99, not only was it old, it had worms, but now the worms are gone.

oh and blackmage, since u dun want yur avp, can i have it?

04-02-2002, 07:45 PM
Pokemon x_x (gah...i was 11)

60 Megabyte File
04-02-2002, 07:51 PM
Windows XP

04-02-2002, 09:04 PM

04-02-2002, 09:48 PM

Odd, thats one of the best thing i've bought.

04-02-2002, 09:52 PM
I like EverQuest...but i dont have a 3d card or something that i need to play it now (i dont have luclin, but still) so i havent played it for like...3 months, but im still paying for it because my dad doesnt want to lose his character...one of the things that sucks is that most of my friends in game are gonna be around level 30-40 or so, and im still gonna be like...15

Gh0zt Fr33ma/\/
05-02-2002, 07:13 PM
UT works now

The worst thing ive bought, its actually 3 things:

1: System Shock 2
2: Homeworld Cataclysm
3: Worldcraft 1.8 (a while back)

05-02-2002, 08:21 PM
I bought a davinci which is a PDA (palm pilot type thing) for $130 after the 90 day warnty i got an error saying that all my data had been corrupted.
oh yes and I bought tribes 2 to find out it didn't work on my computer (****ing built on to mother board crap)

05-02-2002, 08:38 PM
Ugh...Ghost Freeman... SS2 is considered one of the best games ever made. It has coop, scares the shit out of you, and has RPG elements. What more could you ask for?

That's really all I wanted to post...but to be on topic: the stupidest thing I've ever bought was some 1992 flight simulator at a garage sale for 5 dollars. The graphics were so bad it was unplayable.

06-02-2002, 01:17 AM
Originally posted by Honking Donkey
oh and blackmage, since u dun want yur avp, can i have it?

Eh, I think it was a ripoff, but I still want it :P

The reason it pisses me off is, I bought it for the advertised "co-op" feature, but it won't run on my dads computer. The funny thing is, his computer is litterally 2x my computer, yet it completely freezes up if you get hit in AvP. Oh well, must be an incompatibility with his Radeon :rolleyes:

07-02-2002, 03:47 PM
Delta Force.. the game doesn`t even support 3dFX. Who plays in software mode anyway ?

-Joystick . Got fooked in just 1 day..
-Changed Intel P100 to a Cyrix PR200.. they told me they where going to put a AMD or Intel in.. they gave me a fooking Cyrix ! The PR200 runs on only 150 Mhz and chrashes like shit.. that`s why I never ever bring my computer to the repairstore anymore, i do it myself. Got a P225 in it now btw.

07-02-2002, 05:45 PM
Stupidest thing i bought was Creatures 2.
It didnt work on my computer for some bizzare reason, and doesnt to this day, despite several mandatory reinstallations of Windows.

07-02-2002, 09:30 PM
Probably Blue Shift.

Lord Booga
08-02-2002, 12:03 AM
(i feel your pain, i used to have a Cyrix PR300, ran at 233mhz :/ didn't crash tho)

Either Dark Reign or Warwind 2. Both are 'okish' but not worth the 20$ i paid for each of em (brand new, bargain bin).

10-02-2002, 06:46 AM
lol, i think you posted in the wrong topic :D

10-02-2002, 03:03 PM
just delete the reply that doesn't really belong here. Hit the edit button, then select the "delete post" checkbox. Anyway, another stupid thing I bought: Kings Quest, the Mask of Eternity. It just plain sucks

Agent Propagandi
10-02-2002, 04:43 PM
Blackmage, what version of AvP did you get? I got the original (not Gold) version for £35, that was pretty stupid as 2 weeks later, the gold version came out for £30. It has more weapons, maps and loads of other stuff... Is there an update patch for the original??? NO. That is a F*CKING con.

10-02-2002, 07:24 PM
it was a con , agent .
there WAS a patch for gold edition , for about 3 weeks on the fox site .
it mysteriously vanished and a week later gold edition was on sale .

11-02-2002, 05:40 PM
It was the gold edition. I still don't like it, though