sad to report...
fireflyst at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 8 20:44:27 CST 2005
I actually got about 3 pallets of Macs fo $20 from my current employer,
ranging from IIsi to about 8600s. Most working, some not. I also got an
IBM RS6000 (I forgot the model, it's a PReP machine) for 5 bucks because
that's what I offered....*sigh* the junk I buy on impulse...why did I ever
do that? Oh well.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
> On Behalf Of Robert Armstrong
> Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:34 PM
> To: 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'
> Subject: RE: sad to report...
> > There is a 'corporate culture' at some places
> > where you're seen as a lunatic for even suggesting you might
> > have an interest in 'that old stuff.'
> Not all employers are bad this way. I got my very first personal VAX, a
> VS2000, around the late 80s' by buying it from my employer. At the time
> was offering a $1,500 trade in for a VS2000 if you upgraded to a 3100, and
> my employer had a bunch to trade.
> I said, "What if I pay you $1,500 and you sell one to me instead of
> To my surprise, they went for it. I wrote 'em a check and took home a
> They even officially transferred the software licenses to me (at the time
> DEC would still do that) - I've still got the genuine paper PAKs with my
> name on them.
> At that time PCs cost more than $1500, and I thought I got a really good
> deal :-)
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