On the hunt at Goodwill . . . .

From: John R. Keys Jr. <jrkeys_at_concentric.net>
Date: Tue Sep 23 06:25:01 1997

Sorry you feel that way as I find a ton of items at the GW, such hardware,
manuals, parts (new and used), and software (new and used). The prices range
from .25 to 35.00.
At 08:23 PM 9/22/97 -0700, you wrote:
>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.
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