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For Sale: spotted on Craigslist (continuous sightings)

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    For Sale: spotted on Craigslist (continuous sightings)

    Craigslist
    IBM XT PC, Caldwell, NJ: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/sys/2347237639.html
    Atari XC-2600, Merrick, NY: http://longisland.craigslist.org/sys/2330070337.html
    Commodore 64, Patchogue, NY: http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/sys/2347578394.html
    Commodore 64 & Atari 500, Middle Island, NY: http://longisland.craigslist.org/sys/2334112603.html
    Tandy 2810HD, Belleville, NJ: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/sys/2266476956.html
    486 clone, Van Nuys, CA: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...350682980.html

    Tweakers - Netherlands
    http://tweakers.net/aanbod/318016/co...rzameling.html
    Apple Macintosh (2), Bondwell 12, Bytec-Comterm, Inc Hyperion, Compaq Portable 286, Compaq Portable II (2 stuks), IBM Portable PC, Osborne 1 grey case, Osborne 1 tan case, Osborne Executive, Osborne Variant 1, Sharp PC-7100, Televideo TPC I
    http://tweakers.net/aanbod/319208/ou...niet-meer.html
    80286 clone

    None are mine.
    Last edited by PeterNY; April 28, 2011, 07:16 AM.

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    Craigslist
    IBM PS/2 55sx, IBM PCjr, TI99/4a, Timex Sinclair TS-1000: http://longisland.craigslist.org/sys/2354363146.html
    TI99/4a: http://longisland.craigslist.org/sys/2352910144.html

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      #3
      Thanks for the hunting This post method is pretty good and at least systems that folks might miss nearby could find a home from your efforts. Also, I've found many craigslisters willing to ship items in the past for those of you wondering, never hurts to ask. Yes most are doing it to find local interest but if they want it out or want a good home many are willing to chat on the phone, and do an old school deal.
      Looking to acquire: IBM 5100, Altair 8800

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        #4
        Originally posted by barythrin View Post
        Thanks for the hunting
        Sure.


        Originally posted by barythrin View Post
        This post method is pretty good and at least systems that folks might miss nearby could find a home from your efforts.
        This is correct.

        Originally posted by barythrin View Post
        Also, I've found many craigslisters willing to ship items in the past for those of you wondering, never hurts to ask. Yes most are doing it to find local interest but if they want it out or want a good home many are willing to chat on the phone, and do an old school deal.
        The past 6 months I bought a Roland LAPC-I + Roland MCB-1, a Roland RAP-10 and an Eizo 19" CRT through Craigslist with shipping involved so it works out fine. I just make sure I perform due diligence (e.g. verify addresses, phone people and such). Last week I picked up an IBM 5150 and some other stuff on Long Island, NY.

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          #5
          heh Ditto, last one I think was that owner of the museum (post buried somewhere) who was selling off a lot of the items from the museum. Nice fellow, was able to get my first MSX system from him. Was a bit nervous at first but after seeing pictures of the items, then later was checking his name out (valid) and checked his address out to see if I could correlate the two. They had street view in google so out of curiosity I checked it out just to see. I lol'd, his mailbox was awesome (old computer) no more concern after that.
          Looking to acquire: IBM 5100, Altair 8800

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            #6
            Originally posted by barythrin View Post
            heh Ditto, last one I think was that owner of the museum (post buried somewhere) who was selling off a lot of the items from the museum. Nice fellow, was able to get my first MSX system from him.
            Cool!

            Originally posted by barythrin View Post
            Was a bit nervous at first but after seeing pictures of the items, then later was checking his name out (valid) and checked his address out to see if I could correlate the two. They had street view in google so out of curiosity I checked it out just to see.
            It is all about due diligence and intiuition.

            Originally posted by barythrin View Post
            I lol'd, his mailbox was awesome (old computer) no more concern after that.
            That is awesome! I would not get away with that.

            I bought a Roland SCD-15 through the Netherlands Craiglist this weekend (www.marktplaats.nl). It arrived today but I will only be able to test it end of the month.

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              #7
              2 X Apple Macintosh: New Rochelle, NY: http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/sys/2361823789.html
              Tandy TRS-80: Manhattan, NY: http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sys/2357125350.html
              Apple Macintosh: Somers, NY: http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/sys/2356302538.html
              Kaypro II: Belleville, NJ: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/sys/2359359664.html

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                #8
                You missed this one.

                At the bottom of the ad, the guy's advertising a Cipher F880 1/2" streamer with a Cipher S-100 controller included. The latter has to be unusual enough to garner some interest.

                Just outside of Eugene, OR
                Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Chuck(G) View Post
                  At the bottom of the ad, the guy's advertising a Cipher F880 1/2" streamer with a Cipher S-100 controller included. The latter has to be unusual enough to garner some interest.
                  Cool! I do not check Craiglist globally except for sound cards. I only check for computers in the NYC metro area.

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                    #10
                    I corresponded with the guy from Creswell in the ad above and he adds this:

                    I have some other items to sell as well - 8 inch external floppy drive, 2 Kaypro 10s, one is #49 from the first run that I pre-ordered. I also have an original IBM PC with a Tall Trees card and a 5 MB CDC hard drive with the lock bar. I have an ATR-8000. That ATR was the first unit with a programmable floppy controller so you could burn floppies for different systems. I think it was designed as an Atari add-on device. That business died when Kaypro included Uniform to perform that function. I also have a Compaq 386, the one that really put Compaq into high gear.

                    I need a Pertec-to-QBus Tape Controller for my Cipher F880 tape drive. From
                    the post:

                    "Any make & model will do:
                    - DEC TSV05 controller M7196
                    - Emulex TC & QT series
                    - Dilog DQ series"
                    Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Chuck(G) View Post
                      I corresponded with the guy from Creswell in the ad above and he adds this:
                      Cool! Never hurts to ask!

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                        #12
                        Here's a large lot of Commodore software and hardware in the Kansas City area.

                        http://kansascity.craigslist.org/sys/2364984328.html

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by tomasont View Post
                          Here's a large lot of Commodore software and hardware in the Kansas City area.

                          http://kansascity.craigslist.org/sys/2364984328.html
                          $2,000 for the Commodore lot!!??

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                            #14
                            IBM PS/2 Model 55 sx: Scranton, PA: http://scranton.craigslist.org/sys/2289961115.html
                            IBM PS/2 Model 70: Memphis, TN: http://nashville.craigslist.org/sys/2287877897.html
                            IBM PC, IBM XT1, IBM XT2, IBM PS/2s, Apple IIGs: Raleigh, NC: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/clt/2331751281.html
                            IBM XT: NJ: http://cnj.craigslist.org/clt/2328682448.html
                            IBM XT keyboard: Marlton, NJ: http://southjersey.craigslist.org/sys/2332173539.html
                            IBM 5150: Oak Grove, KS: http://kansascity.craigslist.org/ele/2329223785.html
                            IBM PC: Birmingham, AL: http://bham.craigslist.org/sys/2338113769.html
                            IBM XT: Caldwell, NJ: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/sys/2347237639.html
                            IBM 5140: Loudonville, NY: http://corvallis.craigslist.org/clt/2330170243.html
                            IBM XT1: San Francisco, CA: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/clt/2357445833.html
                            IBM PCjr: Mansfield, OH: http://mansfield.craigslist.org/sys/2350945402.html
                            100 Maxell 3.5" HD NOS: http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=7841575
                            100s 5.25": Seattle, WA: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/sys/2361329303.html
                            Last edited by PeterNY; May 6, 2011, 11:54 AM.

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                              #15
                              IBM PC XT, Power Macs, Macintosh IIci, Macintosh SE, Macintosh SE/30: Brooklyn, NY: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/ele/2367149261.html
                              FYI: the seller informed me he has 2 IBM XT and one generic AT with a 386 or 486 mobo in it.
                              Compaq 286 Portable: Bethel, CT: http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/clt/2378716906.html
                              Last edited by PeterNY; May 13, 2011, 09:47 AM.

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