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    Default I don't know if anyone has seen this yet, but this place is a literal gold mine!

    https://youtu.be/7l7iU3wvT9o

    Apparently they're selling the building and everything inside it for cheap and whatever doesn't go before the building sells will just be recycled. There,'s stacks of PCs, ATs, JRs and XTs, as well as clones and other IBM systems, even some mainframe components buried in there. (Man, do I wish I loved even remotely close to Dallas...)

    Anyways, I thought I'd try and spread the word as there's so much there that if it isn't saved will just be disposed of.

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    I had no idea Computer Reset was still in business this long. Back in the '90s they specialized in the IBM PCjr and PC Convertible.

    Here was their ad on Facebook:

    "CALLING ALL SERIOUS COLLECTORS: Come to Computer Reset during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 9525 Skillman St, Dallas, Texas 75243. *DO NOT CALL*, just go! This is a 38,000 sqft facility full of vintage computing hardware. The old man who owns it has fallen ill, and the business is shutting down. *BIDS ARE BEING TAKEN TO CLEAR OUT THE ENTIRE FACILITY AND PUT IT INTO LANDFILL* If you snooze, you lose. NOTHING WILL BE SHIPPED, NOTHING WILL BE BROKERED FOR YOU. DO NOT CALL THE PHONE NUMBER! SHOW UP AND BUY! This is your last chance before it's all disposed of. (Never found any PDP-8 there, but my PDP 11/70 came from here!) CASH SALES ONLY!!!"

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/208724...67697653259648

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    Sadly I doubt I could legally make a trip across the pond and rent a truck and a storage locker to help make sure most of this stuff finds a good home... Does anyone here have the means?

    Hopefully a few of us could organize something akin to the "PDP-8 Rescue Road Trip"
    (https://www.openvmshobbyist.com/news.php?readmore=38)
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    Available for trade: AlphaStation DS10, DS15, Numerous PC ISA, PCI, and VLB boards and motherboards from the 5150 to P4 era, DEC Storageworks HDDs, misc DIP ICs, QBUS cards, 8080/85/86/88/Z80 CPUs, VT420, Misc radio valves (vacuum tubes), C64, Amiga 1200, Sinclair/TRS-80 spares, Mac Classic + Classic II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ_Mossman View Post
    Sadly I doubt I could legally make a trip across the pond and rent a truck and a storage locker to help make sure most of this stuff finds a good home... Does anyone here have the means?

    Hopefully a few of us could organize something akin to the "PDP-8 Rescue Road Trip"
    (https://www.openvmshobbyist.com/news.php?readmore=38)

    This was exactly my thought upon seeing this. I personally don't have the capability to store all of this, even if I just pulled the first gen Pentium and older stuff, let alone the time to make it down there as much as I want to, as this is one of those once in a lifetime events. My hope is that some people in this community can come together like they have before for the recent IBM 360/20 find and the Pentium Pro mega-load that Liqmat and LuckyBob found and at the very least save the first gen Pentium and older gear so it can be distributed and/or sold off to people who really want and appreciate these machines or to organizations who will preserve it. Hell, if it just sat preserved in a warehouse I'd be happy. Anything is better than this gear meeting an all too common end at the recyclers. It all deserves to find homes.
    Last edited by ButINeededThatName; May 22nd, 2019 at 12:24 PM.

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