On the hunt at Goodwill . . . .

From: James Willing <jimw_at_agora.rdrop.com>
Date: Mon Sep 22 23:30:05 1997

At 08:23 PM 9/22/97 -0700, Sam wrote:
>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.

Interesting... The local Goodwill here (at least to date) has been one of
my most reliable sources of gear. Over the last couple of weeks, a Mac II
cpu, pile of Mac ADB keyboards and mice, assorted Commodore gear, etc...

Now on the other hand, the Salvation Army store could not sell gear to Bill
Gates based on the way they price stuff. An Apple IIgs for $495?!? Really

Guess like with most things, it's largely regional. (your mileage may vary)


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