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VintageComputerman
July 7th, 2011, 04:50 PM
I found a great resource website and just happened to look for vintage computers and came across this ad in Buffalo for 200 vintage laptops for sale dirt cheap.

http://buffalo.daype.com/merchandise/general/Gold-scrappers-here-s-a-golden-opportunity-200-vintage-laptops-995-Cheektowaag-Ad-185761.html

The website I used to find this ad is...

http://claz.org/

Type in a city and what you're looking for and it will search 250 miles.

Unknown_K
July 7th, 2011, 09:37 PM
$5 a pop is what I used to pay for local ones I picked out at a recycler (that were not parted out). I don't thiink there is much gold in anything after the 486 (which are rare for recycled laptops) so there isn't much money in that lot plus you have to do a lot of work removing the boards from the plastic.

Last I checked circuit boards were being purchased for $2 a pound locally (bare boards)

commodorejohn
July 8th, 2011, 04:43 AM
Why do they always, always, always sell as a giant lot that nobody who isn't a scrapper can afford? I'd love to see if, say, one of the PPC-based Thinkpads was in there, but I'm not shelling out $995 for the privilege, that's for sure.

NeXT
July 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM
No sensible scrapper would pay for that, especially if you LOSE money after you get your money fromt he smelter.
$150-$200 is a lot more sensible.

PeterNY
July 9th, 2011, 04:02 PM
I don't thiink there is much gold in anything after the 486 (which are rare for recycled laptops)
Pentium Pro processors have the most gold. :) But those are hard to find.

Unknown_K
July 9th, 2011, 05:21 PM
And Pentium Pros were never found in laptops.