By now people are looking at me funny, as I fill my cart with keyboards to get the top ones out of the way And if they’re selling any stereo systems or computers, they usually have them all hooked up and ready to be tried out. We don’t have “Goodwill-type’ shops here in New Zealand at least to my knowledge. I was just too embarassed to include it in my story, but Terry just gave me the courage to admit to it. You got a nice find there. Just because, I decided to check out the old monitors isle

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My mother-in-law cyrstalscan at Costco and she revealed to me the heart-breaking procedure they use when people return items. The problem was that in the past they were simply throwing them away, but their own employees were picking them right out of the trash or tipping their buddies to know when to pick up big ticket items for resale.

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Usually they just have a typical beige box Pentium II running Windows I snatched that up so fast my girlfriend thought I was having a breakdown. I was just too embarassed crystaoscan include it crytsalscan my story, but Terry just gave me the courage to admit to it.

They report these in as losses to the IRS and legally the items must be destroyed. I went inside and waded thru the throngs of people to get to the back where the electronics stuff was.


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Regardless of whether the item is fine buyer’s remorse returnor even partially working, it does not get sent back to the manufacturers reason Costco prices on most things are cheaper. I know, I know Okay, that one wasn’t really as exciting, but it was still a somewhat cool find.

Item specifics Seller Notes: Hard times call for hard measures They have a fair amount of older computer equipment on the shelves from time to time, and their prices are VERY reasonable You got a nice find there. Of course, there’s the cost factor too. Back to home page.

For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. They organize computers and usually devices that have AC adapters are grouped with their respective adapters if possible, rubberbands are usedto make sure they don’t get lost or mis-arranged.

So, there’s my thrift store weekend adventure story. It also has a combo 3.

The monitor works like a charm, bright picture, no flaws whatsoever. First computers I ever worked on. A 20 year old copy of Ultima 5 will likely have everything plus the 20 year old backup diskettes in the box, but a 4 year old copy of Partition Magic will likely be a broken box with the CD in a Gatdway Jewel Case and a coffee stained manual inside with 4 pages missing.

Then again, I’ve never been to a thrift shop to look for computers. There is a local thrift forget the name that has cheap prices but you rarely see a computer there, just pieces and parts of them keyboards, gateday, monitors, mice, consoles.


Have not been doing too much tateway as of late Around the time that the first Pentiums began to roll into the market, Bill Gates’ master plan of “a computer in every home” started to solidify.

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Their next stop, if they were caught, was jail. I quickly do the mandatory visual inspection and find no missing cyrstalscan or even metal expansion slot covers The monitor was in equally great condition, which I couldn’t believe.

Delivery time is estimated using our proprietary method which is based on the buyer’s proximity to the item location, the shipping service selected, the seller’s shipping history, and other factors. I got six of them to work, as I recall. See full item description.

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The downside is that they don’t test stuff before they put it on the shelves, and no returns are allowed, so you have to do your best to try the stuff out in the store before you buy it. United States and many other countries See details. Now they make sure the crystalscsn are worthless.