On the hunt at Goodwill . . . .

From: Paul E Coad <pcoad_at_crl.com>
Date: Tue Sep 23 01:56:24 1997

On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Don Maslin wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Sam Ismail wrote:
> > 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.
> I think it varies with the locale! In San Diego, Goodwill accumulates
> the donated hard/software and offers it up at a biennial sale. Now days,
> most of it is PC clone stuff, certainly, but 8-bit stuff does show up.
> There are some good buys and some lousy ones. Just like most sales!
> Salvation Army, on the other hand, apparently sells their donations
> through their stores as it comes in and is priced. Pretty skinny market,
> as I see it.

This explains why my quick visits to SD Goodwills were so disappointing.
The one I went to (on Rosecranz) had only a few things with plugs.
The the local one is the same way: clothes, glass, and a few books.
I hit another thrift in SD which was the smallest I have ever seen.
It could not have been more than 200 square feet. It was a total

Don, how about letting us know when the GW auctions are held? I get
sent down there 5-8 times a year and once in a while I squeeze in
a little scrounging. I'm usually in the Point Loma area, are there
any worthwhile places nearby which might yield some classic stuff?

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