Rare Apples, eBay, Goodwill
fernande at internet1.net
Tue Mar 22 13:05:10 CST 2005
My local Goodwill stores still have some computer stuff. However, I
notice lots of printers, and monitors. I suspect they are tossing many
of the actual computers. I asked one of the employees about it. He
said they they could only sell them for about 99 cents..... I'm thinking
that's better than throwing them away! Besides, I bet they could get
more than 99 cents for many of them. If they don't put them out, they
are garunteeing they won't sell them.
I suppose it's also possible that they actually do get more printers and
monitors than cpus. Thinking about it now, I gave Goodwill about 3 or 4
printers last year, but no cpus. They do have cpus sometimes, but
they're usually old store bought PC's or very old no name PCs, or older
Macs. I haven't seen a Microchannel PS/2 or an Apple // in a long time.
I've never seen anything like a Vax or Sun equipment at Goodwill.
They always seem to have a few old crappy monitors..... do they breed?
I've found a few nicer ones. In fact, this 17" Dell with Trinitron tube
came from Goodwill. It was $30. I also got my HP LJ 4L from Goodwill.
It was only $5, with manual, and in nice shape!
Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> Charity shops in the US are increasingly not carrying computer goods,
> mainly because if they end up being unsaleable crap they have to pay high
> disposal fees.
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