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More details to come soon, but I just have to share these preliminary pics - I’m honestly still in shock. My wife and I picked up a complete-in-box NeXT battlestation and a ton of extras!


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Thanks to some super-lucky timing with a local(ish) Craigslist ad last night, my family and I returned from a ~3 hour round-trip drive with the rear-end of my trusty Prius riding much lower than normal :D 

 

Here's an album with pics: https://imgur.com/a/UBvt3MO

 

Also pictured is my ever-loving, ever-supportive wife, who (when I nervously proposed this latest NeXT pickup drive) sat bolt upright on the couch and said "YES, CALL THE GUY AND LOCK IT IN! THAT'S A GREAT DEAL!!" 

 

Not entirely visible in the car-pic are two more boxes stashed in the back seat: a complete-in-box Apple LaserWriter II (with optional Ethernet card installed!), and a plastic bin LOADED with NeXT manuals, software, magazines, stickers, etc.

 

The stuff all belonged to a really lovely guy who had been a NeXT Campus Rep back in 1991-1992 era. He used to travel around to various universities in the Midwest with this stuff (the boxes still have their regional airline luggage stickers!) doing campus demos. He was up front about the fact that the machine doesn't currently boot, but for the price I paid, I honestly don't even care - I would've paid the same amount for the accessories and printed materials alone. So excited!

 

I'll take some time to sort through everything over the next few days, and if there's interest I'll keep sharing more updates and info - there's a lot of cool stuff here!

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I would feel lucky if I found that for $3k? More lucky still if my wife ever agreed buying an old computer was a good idea! Congratulations! I am really looking forward to the story of diagnosing and bringing it back to life.

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Wow, great haul. I used to have a NeXTstation with the MegaPixel Display - great machine, even better if you can get it properly configured and on a network like it should be. Looking forward to the project thread for this one.

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I'm very jealous!!

 

Once this pandemic subsides a bit (will it ever be 100% over?), we should meet up so I can see all these marvelous tots of yours in person!

 

I guess I'll have to settle for pictures for now...

 

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On 1/22/2021 at 5:44 AM, tokyoracer said:

Very, very nice. $3k though, ouch! 

 

Rarity costs, and in this kind of boxed condition, I can understand.

 

Congrats, both on the haul and your still ongoing marriage.

Hahah, well said! I'm extremely happy to report that we paid $250 total for this entire haul :D 

 

H.

 

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