Seattle-area computer recycler.. saves classic hardware?
derschjo at msu.edu
Sun Feb 10 02:36:40 CST 2008
Gene Buckle wrote:
>> Somebody who knows something about classic equipment is obviously
>> working there, as the stuff is getting as close to the "white glove"
>> treatment as you could possibly give it in that environment. I did
>> not see anything similar in the other Re-PC store "downtown".
>> Just something interesting to share...
> I agree. Last month I picked up a complete IBM PC/XT system, and mean
> _complete_. The system consisted of the IBM PC/XT (5160), the IBM
> 5152 printer (with stand), the IBM 5153 CGA color display and the
> It also included an IBM RS-232 and IBM printer cables. The kicker was
> that it's all in the original boxes with original packing. It had DOS
> 2.0 on the HD and from the file dates, was last used in 1985. It's
> also a low serial# machine - It's in the mid 95,000 range. The
> machine and accessories are in pristine condition as well. Cost
> $200. They also had a working 5155 (portable) a few weeks prior to my
> purchase that was priced at $35.
I'll second (or third) that. Went there this weekend and picked up the
- TRS 80 Model II + external disk unit (w/2 drives) + software &
documentation sets. Works!
- Wang 2256-C terminal (needs work)
- Panasonic JR-200U computer (6802 CPU, I think, color graphics... never
seen one before)
- A BASF 9-track tape (just couldn't pass it up, even though I have no
9-track drive :))
Total cost: $80. I consider that a pretty good deal, all things considered.
FYI -- There's another Model II there w/drive unit, but it's labeled as
needing repair. $6.95.
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