And if not, then there’s always my wife at home. The nicer the PC, the older it is, an IBM XT or Tandy will look brand new, a might still have a Wordperfect guide on it or maybe a few light scratches, and hardware usually has one mismatching drive of some sort usually a faster CD-ROM , and if it’s a Pentium that’s where the missing plastic, missing cards and slot covers, and nasty smears on the case begin. That one has more humble specs. I snapped it into place and the button worked immediately. Jun 29, The bastard that donated this stuff had blessed me with an almost entire system. I couldn’t believe it.

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I’m going to try to go to the next one and see if they have something like that. I passed on it the first time but as I was leaving the store still having the maps and stories that I gateeway at in the book going through my head I ran back in to grab it and still need to figure out if SSI ended up doing some set like that or not.

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Have not been doing too much “preservation” as of late We don’t have “Goodwill-type’ shops here in New Zealand at least to my knowledge. I snatched that up so fast my girlfriend thought I was having a breakdown.

When someone pays 5K for something, they’re apt to take better care of it than the one they buy for They really worth that much, now? Here in WA state, trash gayeway public domain.


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The TI was still there so I opened the box and found there was no documentation which is about what I expected but there were 2 AC adapters, neither of which could have been for the TI due to having the wrong plug ends. I ran back to the exit, bowling over a couple of well-dressed old ladies in my haste, and out into the fresh smog empty-handed and gasping for breath, a sadder but wiser man.

If it doesn’t come in in a box, the power supply winds up in one area, the unit in another, the manuals shoved on a shelf in the cooking section they’re not very organized – and that is if they even put it out at all.

There is a local thrift forget the name that has cheap prices but you rarely see a computer there, just pieces and parts of them keyboards, scanners, monitors, mice, consoles.

Not bad for a machine that will likely serve a single purpose at some point. They were junk at the time, but they were a lot cleaner then the XT’s I see on eBay. She said that crysta,scan told them the same thing, but it didn’t make any difference.

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They just didn’t look right, so I moved on. Then again, I’ve never been to a thrift shop to look for computers. But I’ve crysfalscan seen any vintage computer stuff there. Item specifics Seller Notes: They also had a Timex Sinclair.

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Hard times call for hard measures Everything was so shiny and new-looking, not at all vintage. I fast-walk towards it, in fear that another vintage geek might be lurking, 20000 between the 70’s suits isles, and grab a hold of it. Odd bits of hardware from industrial applications often mean awesome deals. Usually they just have a typical beige box Pentium II running Windows I couldn’t believe it. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list.


I had actually stopped at The Salvation Army store. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. That greed of separating items is certainly annoying and has hit our Goodwill’s in town.

Not to mention that, like vwestlife was saying about the ones in New Jersey, their prices are usually unreal. The case also had very few and minor scuffs, the majority of which were surface stains that buffed out the second I rubbed them with my finger. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Okay, that one wasn’t really as exciting, but it was still a somewhat cool find.

And the prices are often insane.