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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i often wonder what my old pile of parts are going
to the trash pile?
http://www.abcresellers.bigstep.com/category.html?UCIDs=1080868

look here, they seem to think they are PURE GOLD.

nobody i have contected seems in the least interested in any vintage parts.

still it's likely they will be trashed.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:55 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If you have the right part and the right person, vintage parts can be quite valuable. Remember, though, value is what you get someone to pay for it, not what it appraises for.

Sometimes it's how good of salesman you are, too. I haven't seen very many "salesman" posts either at UCL or the OCH Swapshop. However, old 10/100 NICs go for pennies on the dollar, so perhaps that's a good thing.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

They also may have a spare warehouse with climate control where they can affort to hold this stuff and let it accumulate in value. Unlike my basement where it tends to be just in the damn way...

They may also just be complete smucks like comp-recycle...

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1192.html
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Many stores I've seen are voluntarily suffering from "the eBay syndrome" and jacking up the prices on thier stuff. I don't even pick some items of interest up because they want too much for it.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

T-R-A wrote:
They also may have a spare warehouse with climate control where they can affort to hold this stuff and let it accumulate in value. Unlike my basement where it tends to be just in the damn way...

They may also just be complete smucks like comp-recycle...

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1192.html


That's surprising, Comp-Recycle was not always that way, I remember when I was first hopping the GEM up as a 386/20 in 2001, I bought a POwer Supply and floppy drives from them and had no problems, I also bought a 486 DX4-100 for my Flight 486 as well.

Maybe my premonitions were correct when they started to toss out the 486 and older stuff, they were going to heck in a handbasket...I don't know why I felt that way, I just did.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You think that's bad--you should have been around when they had the First Saturday in Dallas forum in an uproar. They had a section devoted specifically to comp-recycle and had photos and (not-so-family-friendly) users comments about him...

The owner at the time recently died (and the new one isn't much better), and the general concensis was "good riddance"...
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