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#61 itsvince725

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  • LocationPennsylvania

Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:20 AM

My 180 works and only cost me $20, but I got really lucky and I wouldn't bet on those kinds of results.


Macs I Own: Power Mac G3 B&W (350MHz), Power Mac G5 2.3DP, Performa 630CD, PowerBook 180, SE/30, 2x iMac G3 (Bondi Blue Rev B, Indigo 400MHz DV), SE dual-floppy, IIsi, Performa 6116CD, Quadra 950

 


#62 NickNick

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  • LocationKenosha Wisconsin

Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

Goodness are these machines fetching a price these days. The LC pizza boxes have all gone up in price....Those are my favs.



#63 Unknown_K

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  • LocationOhio/USA

Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:26 PM

I think more new people are entering the hobby and snatching machines up which is driving up the price (supply isn't getting any bigger).
Favorites: big box Mac IIs, 950, 800's
Wanted: Anything Nubus, Video capture and editing hardware and software for 68k mac. Original software including A/UX.
Looking for 9150, Mac II, Color classic, 840av motherboard, and Nubus cards.

#64 ArmorAlley

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:26 AM

My guess is that the supply of Macs in the wild has just become very low and that most of them are in captivity from the likes of us.


Macs in active-ish use: IIcx | IIfx | Performa 475 | B&W G4

Macs available for use: SE; SE/30; LCIII; Q950; PM7100; PM7300; PM8100; 2x once-working Wallstreets; once-working Pismo; spare B&W G3;


#65 NickNick

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

Both make a great point. But at least these machines have been fixed up and kept VS going into a landfill. They are cool machines.



#66 Unknown_K

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:52 PM

There will always be more computers then collectors so most machines will end up recycled when their useful life is over. Less and less electronics make it to the landfill anymore.
Favorites: big box Mac IIs, 950, 800's
Wanted: Anything Nubus, Video capture and editing hardware and software for 68k mac. Original software including A/UX.
Looking for 9150, Mac II, Color classic, 840av motherboard, and Nubus cards.

#67 itsvince725

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  • LocationPennsylvania

Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:22 AM

I just wish more recyclers sold machines and parts instead of shredding things or tearing components down to the bare metals...

Macs I Own: Power Mac G3 B&W (350MHz), Power Mac G5 2.3DP, Performa 630CD, PowerBook 180, SE/30, 2x iMac G3 (Bondi Blue Rev B, Indigo 400MHz DV), SE dual-floppy, IIsi, Performa 6116CD, Quadra 950

 


#68 Unknown_K

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:41 AM

I just wish more recyclers sold machines and parts instead of shredding things or tearing components down to the bare metals...


I don't. Specialists with a clue can get away with selling parts, scrapping is a barely profitable business as it is so trying to sell retail will be too much of a burden with too little to show in return. Get to know a local recycler and you can probably get a ton of collectables for cheap, depending on the company size and management.

I frequent a recycling website and there was a collector who would take items from recyclers and split the profits after a sale until one day they got in some decent equipment and were not heard from again. You will always have the issue of the collector wanting to tie up the recyclers time looking for a needle in a haystack and giving them very little in return while the recycler thinks you are getting $$$$$ for items you pay him nothing for. We are both better served by ebay.
Favorites: big box Mac IIs, 950, 800's
Wanted: Anything Nubus, Video capture and editing hardware and software for 68k mac. Original software including A/UX.
Looking for 9150, Mac II, Color classic, 840av motherboard, and Nubus cards.

#69 itsvince725

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:49 AM

I know, I just can't stand eBay Madness™. I can't imagine how much my newly acquired free Bondi keyboard and mouse would be on eBay.

Macs I Own: Power Mac G3 B&W (350MHz), Power Mac G5 2.3DP, Performa 630CD, PowerBook 180, SE/30, 2x iMac G3 (Bondi Blue Rev B, Indigo 400MHz DV), SE dual-floppy, IIsi, Performa 6116CD, Quadra 950

 


#70 Unknown_K

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:01 AM

Yea it wouldn't be free (since there is shipping involved), but it would also keep you from snagging everything in sight. When I visited the local recycler I would snag something every weekend (maybe just a few cards, chips, laptop, or some drives but sometimes whole machines). All that stuff takes up space. Since I am not really big on selling duplicates over the years I have too much stuff. And even with ebay deals are there to be found if you like the hunt and have a variety of platforms to look for. When one source dries up another shows up.

This week I have a T400 Thinkpad coming in and tomorrow an iBook G3 of some kind (late model 700-900 MHz I think) both purchased on ebay for an amount too low to disclose. I also buy quite a few supplies from ebay cheaper then I could get it anywhere else (rolls of Kapton tape used in Powerbooks, liquid solder for fixing broken memory sockets in laptops, RAM for older machines, etc).
Favorites: big box Mac IIs, 950, 800's
Wanted: Anything Nubus, Video capture and editing hardware and software for 68k mac. Original software including A/UX.
Looking for 9150, Mac II, Color classic, 840av motherboard, and Nubus cards.




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