Price of late ninties gear

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Price of late ninties gear

Postby tezza on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:06 am ... 703707.htm

I wish the buyer well but I don't think he/she realises just what value this gear has now. I bought a similar (in fact, more powerful) Win 98 system for my mother in law a couple of years ago off Trade Me...price $20. And it was working and it was a Pentium III chip! These days unless there is a an e-day collection in your area any time soon, you normally have to pay people to take this stuff away.
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Re: Price of late ninties gear

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:41 am

You wouldn't believe how much of this stuff I get, especially since the e-days got canned. It's Need-A-Nerd corporate policy that we'll take any old gear and where possible tidy it up and donate it to charity/schools/kindys/etc. Trouble is charity/schools/kindys/etc are way too fussy! So generally if it doesn't make the cut for the donations list (ie, doesn't have an LCD display with it, nobody wants a CRT) then they get stripped and stored with all my other old gear.

To think any of it has value though? It would take an exceptionally specific machine of that timeframe to hold any value.
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Re: Price of late ninties gear

Postby SpidersWeb on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:52 pm

Yeah when I saw that I laughed and thought 'bless him'.
I'd wager some youngster spotted it and told him to try sell it for $$$ in vintage.

Work gave me a bunch of machines a while back. Only kept a single CRT (19" Dell), and the Presario (rest included a single P3-500 and AMD Athlon64's).
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