On the hunt at Goodwill . . . .

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Tue Sep 23 14:02:29 1997

On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Paul E Coad wrote:

> 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
> bust.
> 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?
> --pec

I'll be happy to if I can. For reasons not at all obvious to me, they
are frequent very late in getting word around and rather skimpy in where
they place it.
                                                 - don

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