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Reply 20 of 35, by FioGermi

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I haven't been following the Computer Reset story too deeply. I know LGR and i think 8BitGuy got a tour of the place. Wasn't it generally closed off to everyone but a small number of collectors in the end?

Reply 22 of 35, by FioGermi

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pete8475 wrote on 2022-04-20, 03:43:

I bet there's some treasure in there but I also see some weird stuff like the stacks and stacks of hard drive platters.

*Deep inside one of those dusty bins: An entire missing shipment of GUS cards*

Reply 24 of 35, by eesz34

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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 03:07:

I haven't been following the Computer Reset story too deeply. I know LGR and i think 8BitGuy got a tour of the place. Wasn't it generally closed off to everyone but a small number of collectors in the end?

I believe anyone could get an appointment to walk through the place and buy whatever they found.

Reply 25 of 35, by Cuttoon

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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 04:04:
pete8475 wrote on 2022-04-20, 03:43:

I bet there's some treasure in there but I also see some weird stuff like the stacks and stacks of hard drive platters.

*Deep inside one of those dusty bins: An entire missing shipment of GUS cards*

🤣

Voodoo 5500s?

IBM Enhanced Keyboard?

I like jumpers.

Reply 26 of 35, by gerry

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-04-20, 13:24:
lol […]
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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 04:04:
pete8475 wrote on 2022-04-20, 03:43:

I bet there's some treasure in there but I also see some weird stuff like the stacks and stacks of hard drive platters.

*Deep inside one of those dusty bins: An entire missing shipment of GUS cards*

🤣

Voodoo 5500s?

IBM Enhanced Keyboard?

100 old networking cards ...? 🙁

Reply 27 of 35, by Cuttoon

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gerry wrote on 2022-04-20, 13:49:
Cuttoon wrote on 2022-04-20, 13:24:
lol […]
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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 04:04:

*Deep inside one of those dusty bins: An entire missing shipment of GUS cards*

🤣

Voodoo 5500s?

IBM Enhanced Keyboard?

100 old networking cards ...? 🙁

Oh well, have you priced those lately?

Just in case, we're still looking for the Amber Room!

I like jumpers.

Reply 30 of 35, by happycube

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Free Geek Twin Cities - https://www.freegeektwincities.org/

I never made it to CR, but my housemate would have (rightfully!) been... displeased... if I went from CA, let alone pick up half as much stuff. But I think 3-4 of each era someone's interested in makes sense, especially given the conditions in the warehouse where just one of something can't be expected to work!

IMO's:
- I could go for some PPro hardware myself, but at CR and not eBay prices 😉
- You can hoard more SFF's and thin clients than desktops.
- I'm pretty sure none of that rack HW would be considered usable by most of r/homelab.
- Old HD's are generally ewaste unless you're looking to data mine them or something, or really want to be period-appropriate, and in that case they don't have nearly enough of the next item:
- Good quality CRT's are going to be increasingly difficult to find in the wild.

Reply 31 of 35, by eesz34

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happycube wrote on 2022-04-21, 14:45:
Free Geek Twin Cities - https://www.freegeektwincities.org/ […]
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Free Geek Twin Cities - https://www.freegeektwincities.org/

I never made it to CR, but my housemate would have (rightfully!) been... displeased... if I went from CA, let alone pick up half as much stuff. But I think 3-4 of each era someone's interested in makes sense, especially given the conditions in the warehouse where just one of something can't be expected to work!

IMO's:
- I could go for some PPro hardware myself, but at CR and not eBay prices 😉
- You can hoard more SFF's and thin clients than desktops.
- I'm pretty sure none of that rack HW would be considered usable by most of r/homelab.
- Old HD's are generally ewaste unless you're looking to data mine them or something, or really want to be period-appropriate, and in that case they don't have nearly enough of the next item:
- Good quality CRT's are going to be increasingly difficult to find in the wild.

No way, Free Geek Twin Cities got this stuff? I might have to find out where this place is.

Reply 32 of 35, by Intel486dx33

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Looks like my garage too.

You guys are too funny 😀

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Reply 33 of 35, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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eesz34 wrote on 2022-04-20, 12:28:

I believe anyone could get an appointment to walk through the place and buy whatever they found.

Afaik they sold you a ticket for $200 and you could take as much as you could carry.
So this guy rented a truck, stuffed it with hardware and is now trying to make more than $9000 profit.
Shame on this person!

Reply 34 of 35, by gerry

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-04-22, 01:28:
Afaik they sold you a ticket for $200 and you could take as much as you could carry. So this guy rented a truck, stuffed it with […]
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eesz34 wrote on 2022-04-20, 12:28:

I believe anyone could get an appointment to walk through the place and buy whatever they found.

Afaik they sold you a ticket for $200 and you could take as much as you could carry.
So this guy rented a truck, stuffed it with hardware and is now trying to make more than $9000 profit.
Shame on this person!

my guess is that it won't sell, at least not for listed price but maybe for a lower offer

if he did get a truck full for $200 and the seller was ok with that then i suppose its ok

Reply 35 of 35, by Almoststew1990

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Now is my cynicism's time to shine!

Someone went into Computer Reset and made out with a literal lorry load of computers knowing that they could flip 99% of it in a year's time when CR was closing up properly or all the good stuff is gone. It's like scalping PS5s but for PS/2s HAHAHA christ I'm lonely

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