Craigslist was Re: Austin, Texas Computerworks Goodwill
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 15 15:37:43 CDT 2007
--- George Currie <g at kurico.com> wrote:
> Chris M wrote:
> > my guess is there is usually always someone within
> > 30-60 mile radius of where you live that is
> willing to
> > pick up something oldt.
> > Out of curiosity, who has p/u'd or bought
> > vintage on Craigslist. I don't make a point of
> looking there.
> You do find the occasional item on CL. I think a
> lot of the people who
> were frequenting the *.forsale newsgroups that are
> now pretty much dead
> are turning to CL to avoid ebay. Probably the most
> exotic thing I've
> seen so far is a Canon Cat. Ads for things like old
> Commodores, i.e. your more common classic items are
> not that uncommon.
> There was a person trying to sell their 5150 IBM PC,
> but it was the
> newer MB and had a 10GB hd installed, but they were
> still asking several
> hundred dollars (IIRC ~$400-$500). Even after I
> emailed them they still
> continued to post it at that price. So generally
> I'd say that it's
> worth keeping an eye out, esp since the prices
> _generally_ are better
> than ebay.
LOL. Just before I left Long Island in the mid 90s
some catalog came to the door (it could have been
Damark, but I won't swear it) in which they were
trying to peddle 5150s as "state of the art" machines
for some terribly unreasonable sum, not at all unlike
the ad you mentioned above.
Now, this isn't to say that a 5150 was rendered
totally useless by that time (albeit nearly so :( ),
just that paying for it...anything, was out of the question.
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