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First post, by xjas

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Normally I wouldn't share a story from vice (which has become far too clickbait schlock blog-y for my liking) but a friend sent me this, and when the hell else are you going to see something like it?

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Abandoned computer store story

Wow. Any of you spot any other choice goods in there?

Note: let's try to keep the Computer Reset-style brou-ha and drama out of this thread and just appreciate the pics for what they are.

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Reply 1 of 9, by kolderman

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Nice all-in-one system. Zip drive. Norton Utilities!

I am interested that the typical "sound card" shelf from whenever this store was alive was packed with PAS16 and WSS, not creative boxes in sight.

Reply 2 of 9, by xjas

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^^ I didn't realize those were WSS cards, I thought they were boxed copies of Windows. Nice catch. Don't think I've ever even seen what the box for one looked like.

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Reply 4 of 9, by badmojo

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I looked for a boxed PAS16 for years so if a super generous member here hadn’t gifted me on a while back these photos would have driven me wild 🤪

Ah the memories, thanks for sharing OP

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Reply 6 of 9, by cyclone3d

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Imagine what is in there that we can't see from those few pictures.

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Reply 7 of 9, by radiounix

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Pro Audio Spectrum and WSS is more like 93-94. This shop actually closed on 2002 IIRC. Wonder what other deadstock and old pulls they have in the back - maybe an Adlib Gold, Pcmcia joystick cards, Xircom parallel port Ethernet adapters, old laptop credit card RAM and weird PS/2 parts?

Reply 9 of 9, by Anonymous Coward

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What's the Omnilabs AudioMaster all about?

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