On the hunt at Goodwill . . . .

From: John Ruschmeyer <jruschme_at_exit109.com>
Date: Tue Sep 23 16:54:49 1997

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

Which is funny because that's my usual experience with Goodwill. (The same
one where I bought by C-128 was selling a Kaypro II for $99.)

My impression is that Goodwill, particularly in larger markets, seems to
price according to some perceived "fair market value". Not exactly
overpriced, but not in accordance with what you would expect from a thrift
store- more like what you would expect from someone on the net.

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

I guess so... <<<John>>>
Received on Tue Sep 23 1997 - 16:54:49 BST

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