Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby stoof » 2018-1-25 @ 17:58

I have passed up so much stuff while trash picking. Some stuff I regret, such as a complete (albeit beat up) Mac Plus. Other stuff I kinda regret, like an external dual 8-inch (!) floppy drive; so cool but ginormous and of limited use...

I'm also currently passing up on buying this massive lot of 386-computers: https://www.tradera.com/item/340854/300963200/megapaket-retrodatorer-och-delar-ca-120-datorer-
All things considered, I think the price is too high. (Let alone the fact that I have no means of transporting or storing them etc...)

Brostenen, the lot is in Malmö, (close-ish?) maybe you can negotiate with the seller to go over and cherry-pick? :wink:
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby brostenen » 2018-1-25 @ 18:20

#Stoof:
It is more than 7 hours in train from were I live. As I have to travel all the way through my country first.
That is, if I have to land at Malmö central station. After that, I need to travel further than that. I will pass. :-)

I live in the northern part of denmark (the area with aalborg, brønderslev, frederikshavn and so on), and malmö
is "right next to" copenhagen, located in sweden... Check this map.

https://www.google.dk/maps/search/denmark+sweden/@55.7831383,8.7401872,7z/data=!3m1!4b1?dcr=0

It is a long way by train, and I will be having trouble transporting the stuff back.
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby stoof » 2018-1-25 @ 19:29

Yeah, you're right. I wasn't thinking further than "Malmö, that's just across the strait from Denmark, where brostenen lives!".
I'm in Stockholm, and It would actually be faster for me to get there...
(Record-breaking off-topic: I've done Malmö - Stockholm in three days, on a fully loaded bicycle. :happy: )
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby brostenen » 2018-1-25 @ 19:54

Hehe.... The shortest (if I take the bus to Aalborg), is some 333 kilometer on bike.
The longest is 602 kilometers. Wich I guess is the one I will be taking.
(can sleep at family members during the travel) All routes, I must pay for at least one ferry ride.
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby Unknown_K » 2018-1-26 @ 00:00

gdjacobs wrote:
torindkflt wrote:Yep...a G4 Cube including monitor and basically everything else, with the only apparent defect being a faulty optical drive...for only $90.


The G4 Cube was in many ways, lots of sizzle but not much steak. Yeah, the design was striking, but it was expensive and performance limited with a huge external power brick. Plus the issues with the plastic outer surface and overheating in more challenging ambient conditions.

I think the TAM and the CUBE were not that great as computers and more for flash. People seem to pay decent money for both. I never like the iLamp G4 either but I did snag a 20" model because it was dirt cheap and it is decent for a single core 1.25Ghz G4. Mine had a dead HD so I had to dig into it and replace the HD, max out the RAM, and relube the heatsinks.
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby xjas » 2018-1-26 @ 08:32

I've bought 3 Cubes & sold 2 over the years. None of them worked well, or for very long in my possession. The one I still have only boots 1 in 4 times (probably due to bulgy caps), throws an L2 cache error when it does boot, and is REALLY finicky about what DIMMs are in it and whether the PRAM battery is present. Really cool machines but I'm honestly wondering if there will be any working ones left in another decade. Maybe a few owned by museums.

The G4 towers blew them out of the water when they were new, but these days that doesn't matter; they're decently-specced for a 450MHz machine if that's what you want. The speaker situation is pretty stupid though.
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby tabm0de » 2018-1-31 @ 19:45

Im looking for the one that made the purchases :P i would have done it but i have no rooms for everything, and really was after the compaq keyboards :(
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby ElementalChaos » 2018-1-31 @ 20:49

I think I passed up a Sony PVM at a thrift store a few years back, before they became egregiously expensive... Details are fuzzy, but it wasn't displaying anything so I thought it was broken? But I think that's what they're supposed to do without any input. I still am not sure if any of this ever happened, it feels like a weird dream.
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2018-2-03 @ 18:22

Uhg... this one hurt a bit, but I just have to let it go. This lot was listed online for $270. I asked the seller if he could get me a little more info on the ones circled. I might have been looking at $60 shipped for the ones I knew I wanted. He stopped replying to me after saying he would get the names off of them, then the next day said it was all sold.

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Asus FX 5950 Ultra AGP (I think, top left)
Ti 4600
Ti 4xxx (not sure)
7950 GX2
BFG 7800GS AGP
A whole bunch of other decent looking AGP cards... another Quadro (FX 1100?), various Radeons, etc.
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And a Quadro4 980XGL AGP... :dead:
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby Auzner » 2018-2-04 @ 00:40

Box full of Voodoo 2 pairs for $12.50 in Summer 2008. I went back a few months later more inclined to buy some but they were all gone.

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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby ScragglyPuff » 2018-2-05 @ 03:17

FluffyBunnyFeet wrote:About 14 years ago, I had a chance to pick-up a working dual 603e-133MHz BeBox. But for some odd reason I didn't.


that brings back memories of when i use to work at a large electronics recycling company. the amount of equipment (computer and audio) that went through there was unbelievable. i did bring home quite a bit of stuff but the one's i didn't....sigh....dec pdp-11, apple network server, nec riscstation/riscserver, quad-proc 486 server, sun 386i, motorola powerstack, gray bebox, sgi deskside workstations, digital ultimate workstation, apple III, amiga 4000 w/toaster, amiga 3000, daystar genesis quad ppc, apple ii clone "pineapple", deskstation raptor, game console from the 70's that had pong and super pong, and lots more. first couple years there it was, "omg! oh wow! no way!" after that it was, "eh, i'll grab the next one that comes through" and now its, "why the @&$# didn't i grab that!?" :blah:
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby ElementalChaos » 2018-2-05 @ 04:25

infiniteclouds wrote:I really regret not snatching one of those brand new Audician 32s on ebay a month or two ago. The prices had started going up so I decided I'd wait until I got through my holiday spending even if it meant paying even a BIT more later on.... but they've since vanished altogether.


YMF-719 cards, including the specific model sold as the Audician 32 Plus (Addionics A151-A00) are still cheap as chips on eBay, as long as you don't mind used.
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2018-2-12 @ 04:03

Okay, who won the brand new, sealed in box 1Ghz 100Mhz FSB Pentium 3 Slot 1 CPU on Shop Goodwill? Speak up, it had to be a Vogoner...

I bid but $55+$13 shipping is a bit too high for me, despite the fact that it'd probably sell for three times that much easily.
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Re: Old hardware you didn't take or buy... but might still want?

Postby blurks » 2018-2-12 @ 07:44

When I bought a Voodoo4 4500 PCI to replace my Mach64 + Voodoo2 combo in 2000/2001 I saw several boxed copies of VoodooMAC 4500 PCI in a local store. I couldn't see the point of it as Mac's weren't very popular. Oh well... :dead:
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