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Well, a friend and I have made a deal with a local charity (Computers for kids, they put together computers for the less fortunate....and children too, apparently). They receive a lot of stuff from Donations, but half of it they can't use, so they recycle it. But, they don't have neough time to do so. So, a friend and I made a deal with them: We'll haul the stuff to the recycler weekly, and in return we get to keep whatever we want from it. Now, 90% of the stuff they recycle is just too old, or is of no use to them (they don't use Mac's, so they all get chucked into the pile, as well as any SCSI or other things), and actually works.

 

now, today, I went there, and got some very interesting things.

 

 

I got (and remember this is all free, and in good condition unless otherwise noted)

 

-20 AppleDesign Keyboards, in nice shape (they all work, I'm told, but they had no use for them)

-1 Teardrop ADB mouse

-1 Macintosh Plus mouse

-2 SCSI external Hard disks (1 is from LaCie)

-1 NEC Multisync 17" LCD (in perfect shape, and works perfectly - No idea why it got recycled)

-1 Dell Poweredge 2550, 2U server (minus hard drives, but everything else is there, a very nice find)

-1 Dell PowerVault 2005 SCSI Array (with 7 8-o Seagate 73GB 10K RPM Ultra-3 drives, in sleds. It goes with the Poweredge listed above))

-1 Compaq Proliant DL360 1U Server (again, minus Hard disks, but with everything else, and 2GB of RAM)

-2 Compaq Proliant SCSI arrays, each holding 8 drives (but no hard disks are installed :'( , these go with the Compaq server above)

-Some 8-bit IBM cards (HDD contoller, etc). These are very hard to find

-3 PCI SCSI Cards

-1 Intel i960 Card (seems complete, no idea what it's used for)

-11 Laptops 8-o (Ranging from 486's all the way to Pentium III's. Most are complete)

-a couple HP Vectra Workstations

-a box of PS/2 keyboards (in good shape)

-about 20ish Pentium II CPU's, from 266 to 450Mhz (I was picking them up off the floor), as well as pair of Pentium II Xeons , 1 Athlon

 

I'm sure I'm missing some stuff. I filled my Van right up.

 

And this is Just ONE weeks worth, not counting all the junk I actually sent to the recycler (!). It's gonna be a good year I think ;)

 

Hopefully more Mac stuff in the future...

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That sounds like a brilliant deal to have, and a win win situation for both sides: they get rid of the unwanted stuff easily and you can keep what you want. The risk there of course is that you could end up ammassing an enormous amount of stuff - I know that is certainly what I would end up doing in that situation. It would be good to hear of interesting conquests through this in the future so please keep us updated!

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I am sure shipping from Ecuador would be a bit much. ;)

 

Whoops, guess I forgot to update my Profile. I'm actually Canadian , and was living in Ecuador. I got back to Canada about a week ago.

 

That sounds like a brilliant deal to have, and a win win situation for both sides: they get rid of the unwanted stuff easily and you can keep what you want. The risk there of course is that you could end up ammassing an enormous amount of stuff - I know that is certainly what I would end up doing in that situation. It would be good to hear of interesting conquests through this in the future so please keep us updated.

 

It's very good for both of us, and I get to say I'm doing work for Charity too (need to get brownie points from somewhere...). And accruing a huge amount of stuff is a big problem with me, but I'll play that by ear. I'm good at stashing stuff everywhere ;). I will be posting weekly what I decide to keep, no worries there!

 

Conquest is right, this sounds like you just sacked Rome! 8-)

If you find any DEC terminals or Tandy gear you don't want, lemme know!

 

hehe, I'll let you know if I find anything I don't want. The variety of stuff coming out of there is all over the place.

 

Do post pics!

 

I would, but I have no Camera... :'(

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