Wellington Tip Shop??

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Wellington Tip Shop??

Postby SeanKennedy on Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:29 am

Love to know the story behind two recent postings:

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Re: Wellington Tip Shop??

Postby andyg on Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 am

The Wellington equivalent of CHCH's Blenheim Rd Ecostore?

The problem with the CHCH one is that the store is mostly re-stocked during a nightshift, and most of the good stuff is grabbed by a long line of professional traders at 9am each morning.
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Re: Wellington Tip Shop??

Postby SeanKennedy on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:50 am

Yeah - I'd heard that Tuesdays is golf club day.
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Re: Wellington Tip Shop??

Postby Beaglz on Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:08 pm

I have picked up some handy stuff from the WGN Tip Shop. Visited there on my last business trip - grab 3 items for $10.
Might have to check the CHCH ecostore - heading that way tomorrow as long as my flight isn't cancelled (so far it is still scheduled)!
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Re: Wellington Tip Shop??

Postby SeanKennedy on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:39 am

Good luck - like most of these it's very hit-and-miss. Best I did was a nice vintage joystick and some PCI camera capture cards. :D
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Re: Wellington Tip Shop??

Postby andyg on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:34 am

Yeah, you have to be persistent.

I scored an Ensoniq EPS synthesiser for $45 and some retro NAD stereo components. Haven't seen anything decent there for ages.

What they need to do is have a special area where they put the new stock, and have a webcam trained on it!
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Re: Wellington Tip Shop??

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:16 pm

From the tip shop in Porirua I've managed to get a VIC20 and early 90s laptops, but it's hard staying persistent because there is usually zero.

I see those auctions both went for a tidy price!
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