Thrifts out of controll

From: Roger Ivie <>
Date: Sat Jun 14 11:11:11 1997

> I frequent two thrift stores in the same town on a regular basis and the
> prices, while higher than what you folks on the west cost are used to, were
> reasonable. However three weeks ago they started getting in a lot of PC
> equipment and the prices on it were ridiculous i.e $70 for a Packard Bell XT
> clone with a monochrome monitor and $50 for an IBM 5150 PC with monitor.
> While I was amused I wasn't really concerned since I have little interest in
> this type of gear.

Could be worse. The University of Utah Property Redistribution Center
seems to have a very odd idea of pricing. One day I went in and saw a
teletype marked $300. Walked out with an HP 9100B calculator for $10.

Somebody there seems to know _some_ things are collectable but has no
idea exactly _what_.

Last time I visited, though, it was all boring PC stuff...

Roger Ivie
Received on Sat Jun 14 1997 - 11:11:11 BST

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