Well, it certainly helps to always buy used and never buy junk. But even used computer hardware soon depreciates to nothing, whereas $25 is still $25. Plus, all it takes is one hipster doof using your old piece of hardware and suddenly they're viable again. That's not going to happen with the Atari sequencer. Ever.
I believe I have three all-in-one multieffectors that people have given me for free over the years (Roland GP-100, Digitech GSP-21, that sort of thing). No-one ever gives me analog pedals for free...
All of this is of more relevance if you're the sort of person who goes through a lot of gear. There are plenty of people who play a guitar through an amp and a few pedals (at most) for decades.
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Jeff Larson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
True. But I don't find the difference between say an Atari
> I suspect you'd get more for any one of those pieces than you would
> for any PC-based recording software or plug-ins from the same era...
sequencer whose value went from $400 to $0 and an effects
box that went from $400 to $25 very interesting as I plan
my future purchases.