On the hunt at Goodwill . . . .

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Mon Sep 22 22:23:48 1997

On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> I guess I'm in the wrong part of the West Coast! In the Portland area I've
> only gotten lucky enough to find stuff that cheep once or twice. Plus it
> seems like most stuff is either a C64, a 1541 drive, or a TI-99/4a, and
> they are always bare. You can't find stuff like power supplies, cables, or
> whatever else it takes to make them function without a LOT of looking. The
> average price at GW in this area for any item of this class is about $10!
> I think my best find ever around here was a TI-99/4a with PS, modulator,
> cassette cable, and 3 carts (which included extended BASIC) for $4.
> Needless to say this wasn't at GW it was another local Thrift Store which
> happens to be litterly next door to GW.

Here's a hint for everyone...don't waste your time at Goodwill (well,
usually). All the good stuff is at those for profit or non-chain thrift
stores. Look for places like Thrift Town, Thrift Center, Thrift This,
Thrift That, etc.

I've heard that Goodwills take all the computer junk and auction it off.
I never, ever find any computer stuff at Goodwills or Salvation Army's.
I used to find stuff at the Salvation Army, and occasionally find some
software (found an MSX cassette of all things at one recently) but never
any hardware.

Sam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com
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