On the hunt at Goodwill . . . .

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue Sep 23 23:08:53 1997

>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!

It varies a lot even within one area. I know of five different GW's in the
area. Two are a good source of systems, one of these actually sells nearly
complete systems at times. It seems to take going to all of them to find
everything though. I leave the PC stuff behind, but have found good stuff.

>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.

I think I've gotten two Atari 2600 carts from them. I've only bothered to
go in twice, and once when I was trying to get rid of a chair.

I've got to agree with Sam, the best places do seem to be the ones that are
on their own.


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