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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by tezza » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:22 am

SpidersWeb wrote:I know one of the high rollers is about to retire and wants to restore vintage computers when he does.


Actually that was my initial plan but it sort of got out of hand... :)

As to auctions, my approach is the same as caluser2000. Determine how much you want to pay, put on an autobid then walk away. If I don't get the item it means someone else was prepared to pay more than I was. That's fine..I'm patient and there is always e-bay.

I don't really get the whole "thrill of the competition" thing. My interest is in exploring vintage technology and it's history rather than engaging in, or following a competitive sport (in this case Internet auctions). Each to his own.
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by SpidersWeb » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:55 am

tezza wrote:...but it sort of got out of hand... :)

Yeah me too - I've been given permission to insulate and line the garage now. Figuring I can get 3 or 4 desk rows in there.
Funny thing is I rarely use them, just want to have them there and know they work :S
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by RonTurner » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:34 pm

caluser2000 wrote:Oh and generally good auction have that "r" word in it. It's just asking to be glad :D
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by Gibsaw » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:38 pm

You mean "rare"?! or "STEVE JOBS!!!!!!" (oooh, that makes my blood boil. However, I'll calm down. It's been discussed to death already.)
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by caluser2000 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:25 pm

Yeah that one ;)
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by SpidersWeb » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:41 pm

haha now I"m thinking of Doge.

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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by RonTurner » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:16 pm

Cost $4500 thirty odd years ago :roll:
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by caluser2000 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:49 pm

SpidersWeb wrote:
tezza wrote:...but it sort of got out of hand... :)

Yeah me too - I've been given permission to insulate and line the garage now. Figuring I can get 3 or 4 desk rows in there.
Funny thing is I rarely use them, just want to have them there and know they work :S
Congratulations!! I'm still in the spare bedroom at the moment. Threw out a 9 pin dot matrix printer last week I was tripping over under the car port. Did feel bad about that for around 2 sec, then remembered I' had a couple up in the attic gathering dust since goodness knows when.
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by RonTurner » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:03 am

caluser2000 wrote:
SpidersWeb wrote:
tezza wrote:...but it sort of got out of hand... :)

Yeah me too - I've been given permission to insulate and line the garage now. Figuring I can get 3 or 4 desk rows in there.
Funny thing is I rarely use them, just want to have them there and know they work :S
Congratulations!! I'm still in the spare bedroom at the moment. Threw out a 9 pin dot matrix printer last week I was tripping over under the car port. Did feel bad about that for around 2 sec, then remembered I' had a couple up in the attic gathering dust since goodness knows when.


Same I have sourced long tables and got them going all the way around the sides of the spare room, I put a second layer for the monitors, I can just reach over and power up my a good number of my best setups, everything is hooked up, like the spectrum has a data-deck hooked up and tapes for it in the draw just under it. Im still setting everything up but its a few years away before I retire :wink: I find that sitting packed up in a box, they can remain static for years :( mind you it can take years to source the parts.

Im actually into having a running setup, rather than a storage unit setup :D

But when it comes to storage, bunning's whorehouse have $30 - 110 litre rugged & stackable storage containers, will protect your goodies against, dampness,
mice, silver fish , dirt and sunlight etc, and I have actually seen cables chewed on by mice (in garage units) and silver fish which can live for 10 years
and go 1 year without food ! they can just live on your books glue and paper ! silverfish etc cannot climb the sides of plastic storage containers.
If mice get into your garage they will chew on the corners of your boxed software and nibble on power cables.
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by caluser2000 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:36 am

Neither beastie has prefered location though. Cockroaches get into the smallest of places as well. The shoe box I keep my ram sticks in that I keep in the closet has a 1" hole were a rodent decided to have a peek inside. Good suggestion about the plastic containers. If you get them too big though they tend to get quite heavy. PLastic bins with rollers on are easy moved about on flat surfaces.
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Re: 14 big boxes filled with IC's EPROM's etc

by RonTurner » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:30 pm

I have picked up garage hauls where mice have had no problem at all chewing there way into a cardboard box to have a peek inside, do a few poops and chew on the cables, and trash boxed software :( I have nothing but my car in the garage :wink: My garage is hot during summer, damp during winter and dusty all year round
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