computer sales -- now only on e-bay???

From: Joe <>
Date: Thu Jan 1 03:01:44 1998

At 02:44 PM 5/20/02 -0600, you wrote:
>Is the classic computer sources finally drying up to become E-bay
>collector items only so most people can't see a real machine anymore?

     Tell me, how much time did you honestly spend out looking for classic computers within the last week???? I don't mean time spend browsing E-bay or looking at messages on CC list or news-groups. I mean time outside in a scrap yard or some place similar.

    I don't know you so I can't say how you operate but it's been my experience that most people that complain about not being able to find anything aren't really looking.

    FWIW I spent 1/2 day one day and about an hour another and found three good PCs; one is a rack mount and besides being usefull for trade it has a loaded Number Nine dual head video card, another had a HP-IB card and three data acquisition cards and the last one is a good working 333 MHz PII with quite decent peripherals. I also picked up a Pentium powered laptop made by DEC, a TRS model 4P with manuals, a nice bench top power supply, a tote bin full of mil-spec wire and quite a few smaller goodies.


    PS one of the places that we visted had two AS-400s and (I think!) a system 36. None of us were interested in them so I didn't look closely at them. They had two Bendix computers that Mike wants but that's another message.
Received on Thu Jan 01 1998 - 03:01:44 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:30:55 BST