Reply 30760 of 45944, by piatd
My area's major thrift chain, Goodwill, doesn't have any systems laying around any more, regardless of era. I have not seen a single desktop computer--let alone any internal parts--for the last few years at multiple Goodwill locations. I suspect all desktops and non-boxed parts are cannibalized under Goodwill's participation in Dell Reconnect. Dell claims that Goodwill will refurbish and resell desktops at certain locations, but it seems unlikely that my area outside the nation's capital would be bereft of such locations. Local Goodwill stores also stopped accepting CRTs two years ago (edit: this is not my area, but the rule appears to be the same).