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    The video, phones ringing off hook from people all over, and the general craziness of it got it shut down.

    Through some fence mending and good work by a local who knows the family it was reopened for locals this past weekend.

    It was a fun dig and I spent over $1K there myself, but the finds were incredible and I'll have my dream IBM PCjr setup going soon. I'll also be rebuilding a Data I/O Series 29A and 29B for use in programming an even larger variety of ICs for folks through my business.

    Be patient. I'll point the person who is spearheading this to this thread.

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    Sound like a situation pretty unfavorable to people not local. I'm glad I didn't go. Still, I'm glad it's essentially okay and there's more than enough people interested in the stuff.

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    If anyone stumbles across a working color PS/2 Model 25...

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    I wouldn't mind having the TI-99/4A 32k memory expansion, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by channelmaniac View Post
    ...Through some fence mending...
    Wait, were people cutting the fence and breaking in?

    Either way glad to hear it's not all going to the recyclers. Hopefully some of what's there will find it's way to me and others who aren't local one way or another.

    There were "a few" things in the video that I would have loved to pick up and give some TLC. Namely the stacks of PS/2s, maybe a DeskPro or two, that one Vectra RS/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by channelmaniac View Post
    The video, phones ringing off hook from people all over, and the general craziness of it got it shut down.

    Through some fence mending and good work by a local who knows the family it was reopened for locals this past weekend.

    It was a fun dig and I spent over $1K there myself, but the finds were incredible and I'll have my dream IBM PCjr setup going soon. I'll also be rebuilding a Data I/O Series 29A and 29B for use in programming an even larger variety of ICs for folks through my business.

    Be patient. I'll point the person who is spearheading this to this thread.
    Awesome. I'd love to hear more details of what treasures may have been uncovered. I'm guessing the workload is currently going something like "Hoard now, document later"

    I saw the original video before it was taken down, and it reminded me of that infinitely huge top secret warehouse at the end of Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark - except a lot messier

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    I wouldn't mind having one those Compaq Portables... pretty neat machine basically a portable IBM PC I'm rebuilding one now as it was my first PC albeit souped up to a 486 or pentium via Intel Inboard.

    Also anything Intel Inboard, or Orchid Ramquest 8/16, or old Sparc hardware (especially SBUS cards) related PM me ... or who knows there could be a Cray CS6400 buried under all those PS/2s

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    I could use the power supply out of those first gen Compaq DeskPros that were in the early part of the video that was online...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButINeededThatName View Post
    Wait, were people cutting the fence and breaking in?

    NO! It's just a phrase meaning some relationship repair was done.

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    I've been to this place 4 or 5 times now, and was just there saturday. It's a great place to find CRT monitors, larger machines, and just rarer items in general, but it's getting picked clean of most of the better stuff. If you plan to make the trip, be prepared to spend most of your saturday searching for what you want. It is most likely there, but it's just buried. To give you an idea of what type of stuff is there, I'll list some of my finds:

    2 IBM 5175 Professional Graphics Displays
    1 IBM 5151 Monochrome Monitor
    1 IBM 5153 Color Graphics Display
    3 IBM 5154 Enhanced Graphics Displays
    1 IBM 5170 AT
    1 Brand new IBM AT Accessory kit
    1 Brand new sealed 5140 PC Convertible
    2 PC Convertible Backlit displays (brand new)
    1 boxed IBM Convertible Enhanced display
    1 brand new Convertible Printer
    1 Professional Graphics Controller (I didn't find it, but I bought it off someone who found it there)
    around 30-40 ISA cards of various functions
    1 Compaq Portable II
    1 Compaq Portable III
    a couple of Model M Keyboards
    3 Texas Instruments Color monitors (CGA)
    1 Texas Instruments Monochrome Monitor
    1 Texas Instruments Professional Computer
    1 Texas Instruments Portable Professional Computer
    1 Brand new 8" Floppy Drive
    7 or 8 MFM hard disks of various conditions, some brand new

    and many more.

    The selection of good IBM monitors is getting slim, but there are more found every day.

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