Houston Classic Computers

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Tue Dec 4 13:22:33 2001

On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, David Williams wrote:
> On 4 Dec 2001, at 0:14, Tothwolf wrote:
> > I've got a few favorite collecting spots I'd be willing to share.
> > Sadly, some of my former favorites seem to have very few old computers
> > show up anymore.
> I'd be happy to share places I look as well. Alas one of my most
> favorite spots (had lots of classic stuff and was the type of place
> with no prices, you'd grab a bunch of stuff and the manager would
> ask what do you offer) threw everything out and converted to a
> $0.99 store. Guess my offers weren't making him enough.

A few weeks ago when I went to one place I visited regularly, they told me
they got rid of all their old computer stuff. There wasn't so much as a
single pc board or power supply to be found. One of my current favorite
spots, I find a box, load it up with board/cables/junk, and ask em what
they want. The more it's piled up, the better the price seems to be ;)
Most of the stuff I pick up at that place is old Mac/PC stuff, but I've
seen some Sun parts in there at times too. If you are looking for MFM/RLL
type drives, dead or alive, they seem to be one place worth looking.
Another place that used to be one of my favorites is a scrap metal dealer,
I don't go there much anymore, since they always wanted way too much money
for anything they had. They always seemed to have very loud annoying music
playing too :/

Received on Tue Dec 04 2001 - 13:22:33 GMT

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