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    FREE: Vintage computers

    From an ad seen in Craigslist:
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/zip/2333293094.html

    I wish I could save the Peanuts (because I shorted out the power adapter card in mine) and the Apples...

    Anybody from here live in the area?

    #2
    If you haven't send him an email about it. They don't weigh that much and perhaps he'd be willing to ship for a small incentive and the pleasant thought that they aren't junk.
    Looking to acquire: IBM 5100, Altair 8800

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      #3
      I am not too far from there. I can go and get 'em and ship them to who ever is interested.

      IBM 5160 - 360k, 1.44Mb Floppies, NEC V20, 8087-3, 45MB MFM Hard Drive, Vega 7 Graphics, IBM 5154 Monitor running MS-DOS 5.00
      IBM PCJr Model 48360 640kb RAM, NEC V20,, jrIDE Side Cart, 360kb Floppy drives running MS-DOS 5.00
      Evergreen Am5x86-133 64Mb Ram, 8gb HDD, SB16 in a modified ATX case running IBM PC-DOS 7.10

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        #4
        OT but someone needs to invite Alan here if he isn't already lol he belongs amongst us with that amusing webpage of his. Does anyone know is he the owner at the store or just someone relaying the info?
        Looking to acquire: IBM 5100, Altair 8800

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          #5
          I actually got in touch with Alan and he has a loooong list of folks that have "RSVP'd" for the systems. Based upon your email timestamp, you'll get to pick one from the litter. That said, I've got a feeling that a bunch of those responding are not going to show up (distance, typical craigslist flakiness, etc), so I'd still give it a shot if you're in the area!

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            #6
            Damn, what a find! Almost tempted to make the 8 hour drive if I didn't have to work
            "Deep down I'm pretty superficial." - Ava Gardner

            My Computer Museum Website: http://tanrunomad.com/

            My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/brianpicchi

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              #7
              If anyone gets over there and can snag me a Pet, I'd be forever in their debt!

              (fat chance, but hey - figured it was worth asking!)

              Really cool that they didn't just ebay the lot...
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              Currently seeking:
              * Roland MPU-401/AT (with daughter card header)
              * Magitronic K-156 Keyboard (5pin DIN w/ XT-AT switch)
              I also collect PC and C64 Sierra On-Line software!

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                #8
                I am number 22 on his list. I am seeing if I can actually get over there by 5pm, it may be tight but we will see. I don't see too much on his list that I am very interested in, but I may grab a PET or two and see if any of you guys are interested. I'll post here tomorrow either way.

                IBM 5160 - 360k, 1.44Mb Floppies, NEC V20, 8087-3, 45MB MFM Hard Drive, Vega 7 Graphics, IBM 5154 Monitor running MS-DOS 5.00
                IBM PCJr Model 48360 640kb RAM, NEC V20,, jrIDE Side Cart, 360kb Floppy drives running MS-DOS 5.00
                Evergreen Am5x86-133 64Mb Ram, 8gb HDD, SB16 in a modified ATX case running IBM PC-DOS 7.10

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                  #9
                  Gah. I wish this could have happened 3 weeks later... I'll actually be in the area then for Google IO.

                  If someone is there and wouldn't mind picking up a IIgs for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

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                    #10
                    I'm going to this place tomorrow and I'm #15 on the list. I may have room in my car for a couple of additional machines, which I can try to grab if folks here are interested. The person organizing this sent us an ordered list of who signed up and what they are interested in - the top part of the list looked pretty Apple-heavy so it's likely the IIgs and other apple stuff will be gone before I get it. But let me know and I'll see what I can do - no promises of course but I'll try.

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                      #11
                      I just emailed to add my name to the list (I'm in SF), but I think you other local guys will be way up the list from me.

                      And of course this is on the same night as the monthly Hadoop meetup down in Sunnyvale that I've been planning on attending. Man, why does everything always happen at the same time?

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                        #12
                        Just got back from the computer giveaway -
                        So.... many... PETs....
                        apparently they were only able to bring a few PETs today, and they have a huge number remaining..
                        so anyone in the vicinity who wants PETs - definitely email this guy, because he will give away the bulk of the PETs on another day.
                        Anyway, as I thought the IIgs's went right away, I grabbed a few PETs and a couple of PCjrs. Also grabbed a Mac SE even though I already have a couple.. the hoarder impulse was irresistible.

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                          #13
                          Can you grab me a PET? For reals?? I'm in So Cal.
                          "Deep down I'm pretty superficial." - Ava Gardner

                          My Computer Museum Website: http://tanrunomad.com/

                          My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/brianpicchi

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                            #14
                            I say again...

                            If anyone would be willing to snag and ship me a Pet, I'd be forever in their debt (as in, I'd be glad to give them something for their time/effort and shipping, work out a trade, etc)

                            I know I'm reaching... but I'm hopeful
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                            Currently seeking:
                            * Roland MPU-401/AT (with daughter card header)
                            * Magitronic K-156 Keyboard (5pin DIN w/ XT-AT switch)
                            I also collect PC and C64 Sierra On-Line software!

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                              #15
                              Yeah, a free-for-shipping Pet would be nice. Too bad I don't know anyone in the Bay area.

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