Austin, Texas Computerworks Goodwill
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Thu Mar 15 15:10:29 CDT 2007
Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2007, at 3:35 PM, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > It has been years since I've seen anything at any of the local Goodwills
> > that resembles a "Classic Computer" here in Oregon. The best chance
> > would likely be the "Stab and Grab" store, which is a big warehouse
> > where they bring out massive bins, and people fight over the contents.
> > I'm not kidding about the fighting either, when they bring out a new
> > cart it's vicious. Within five minutes or less, anything that wasn't
> > trash, typically is. I hate the place, but occasionally my wife drags
> > me in there, though even she's basically had it with it, in part because
> > the feeding frenzy really isn't safe to be around.
> Good heavens. So civilized behavior simply "goes out the window"
> at this place??
Civilized behavior doesn't even come close. The best way to describe the
"patrons" would be animals. If all that happens is you get pushed out of
the way you're lucky. One might describe their behavior to be like starving
refugees trying to get at an Aid Truck with food, but that would be an
insult to most refugees!
They charge by the pound. After peoples behavior, the chief complaint of my
wifes about the place is that she'll find a box from something she's
interested in, but it is empty as someone has taken the contents and left
the box so as to save a couple cents.
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