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    Originally posted by Exceter View Post
    Ugh... I should probably stop reading this thread. Living within walking distance of the Canadian border and seeing posts like this makes me feel ill. I'm happy for the guy and I'm glad that he saved those items from the landfill. It just sucks to know that I could do the same thing if I didn't live so far away. I've driven 4 hours one way to get things multiple times but 28 hours one way with only a couple days warning is too hardcore even for me.
    I feel you there; I'm 60 miles south of Montreal. 6 to 7 hours one way for something is my limit.
    Daniel P. Cayea - The Lyon Mountain Company - Plattsburgh, New York 12901
    Vintage Equipment: IBM 5150 * IBM 5161 * ThinkPad 770ED
    Modern Equipment: MacBook Pro 13 * Alienware M15R3

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      Heck, I live in Reno and that's too much of a trip for me.

      I watched LGRs video and that place is dangerous for me too....all those XT and AT clones and 1st Gen Deskpros would be costing me $$$$ in gas on the way back.

      Almost wish I had the venture capital to buy it all out, get some property here and start a decent retro electronics shop of my own. The resources where I live are lacking or just plain closed.

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        Everybody likes a firesale but those type of systems that need work generally don't sell for much on any given day.

        The biggest distance I ever went to pick up vintage equipment was a little over an hour one way, and that is kind of it for me unless you are giving away a Powermac 9150 or something.

        I don't have the space for what I own now let along filling up a uhaul with items I would eventually get the urge to clean up, repair, and upgrade and then let them sit collecting dust instead of selling them off.
        What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
        Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
        Boxed apps and games for the above systems
        Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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          Now i was curious about how this place could look, now thanks to the LGR video i was able to see something from the insides.
          Wish i could go to the US just to get in the place, looks like lot of fun just walking there sure a unique experience.
          Nobody have more videos or pictures from inside the place ?.

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            Originally posted by Al Kossow View Post
            Other than the ones from Canada the Computer Museum saved, and are on exhibit in their original unmodified-for-Hollywood state today in Mountain View, CA.
            Thanks for the correction!

            However, I think the exception kind of proves the rule...
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              For all you upset that you are too far....

              It's worse to be 12 minutes away and be banned

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                I joined the FB group and am having a change of heart. Now I'm thinking a one day excavation at a future event might be in order...at least 2 CRT, a 386 (DeskPro) and a box of random stuff. Budgeted out incl shipping costs.

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                  Originally posted by Redmaus View Post
                  For all you upset that you are too far....

                  It's worse to be 12 minutes away and be banned
                  ....go on. You can't just bait a post like that in here.
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                    Originally posted by Redmaus View Post
                    For all you upset that you are too far....

                    It's worse to be 12 minutes away and be banned
                    Being banned implies having been there at least once soooo... No, no, not really.
                    Once upon a time, the internet sucked because it came through the phone. Now the phone sucks because it comes through the internet.

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                      If I went, I would NOT bring a U-Haul truck. I’d bring an SUV, and whatever wouldn’t fit in the back of that wouldn’t go. That’s the best way I could think of to force myself not to get too much. Not to mention I think it would be totally awesome to see all of that stuff.
                      Compaq - It simply works better

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                        Originally posted by compaqportableplus View Post
                        If I went, I would NOT bring a U-Haul truck. I’d bring an SUV, and whatever wouldn’t fit in the back of that wouldn’t go. That’s the best way I could think of to force myself not to get too much. Not to mention I think it would be totally awesome to see all of that stuff.
                        Lol. Kid in a candy store!

                        And yes, you'll probably get some stuff that doesn't work, but lets be honest, fixing and refurbishing this stuff it is half the fun!
                        My vintage systems: Tandy 1000 HX, Tandy 1000 RSX, Tandy 1100FD, Tandy 64K CoCo 2, Commodore VIC-20, Hyundai Super16TE (XT clone), and some random Pentium in a Hewitt Rand chassis...

                        Some people keep a classic car in their garage. Some people keep vintage computers. The latter hobby is cheaper, and is less likely to lead to a fatal accident.

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                          Originally posted by Exceter View Post
                          Ugh... I should probably stop reading this thread. Living within walking distance of the Canadian border and seeing posts like this makes me feel ill. I'm happy for the guy and I'm glad that he saved those items from the landfill. It just sucks to know that I could do the same thing if I didn't live so far away. I've driven 4 hours one way to get things multiple times but 28 hours one way with only a couple days warning is too hardcore even for me.
                          Same sentiment over here... Watching LGRs video (as well as the other guy's livestream back in May) was a pretty big mistake on my end as well, as now I know exactly what I'm missing out on. As an IBM / MicroChannel nut, seeing all of those machines, including Model 95s, all of the NoS cards, parts and kits (like the hard drive kit LGR picked up) on top of things like Model M SSKs and PS/2 displays and knowing that even if I could get the time off I needed on a minutes notice to go down there, I'm just not at a point in my life financially to be able to do so. The trip costs alone would probably be too much. Knowing that I'm missing out on what's a once in a lifetime opportunity (doubly so for IBM nuts like me) is nothing less than soul crushing.

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                            Originally posted by blackepyon View Post
                            Lol. Kid in a candy store!

                            And yes, you'll probably get some stuff that doesn't work, but lets be honest, fixing and refurbishing this stuff it is half the fun!
                            Haha, exactly!

                            And yes, I love fixing this stuff.
                            Compaq - It simply works better

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                              Originally posted by ButINeededThatName View Post
                              ... even if I could get the time off I needed on a minutes notice to go down there, I'm just not at a point in my life financially to be able to do so. The trip costs alone would probably be too much. Knowing that I'm missing out on what's a once in a lifetime opportunity (doubly so for IBM nuts like me) is nothing less than soul crushing.
                              I know the feeling. I run a small landscaping company, but I'm not at the point yet where it can run without me (which would mean missing out on contractual maintenance obligations), which pretty much means that I'd only be able to do such a trip from BC on a long weekend, or during the winter after pruning's done and everybody's off for the season.
                              Last edited by blackepyon; July 16, 2019, 04:33 AM.
                              My vintage systems: Tandy 1000 HX, Tandy 1000 RSX, Tandy 1100FD, Tandy 64K CoCo 2, Commodore VIC-20, Hyundai Super16TE (XT clone), and some random Pentium in a Hewitt Rand chassis...

                              Some people keep a classic car in their garage. Some people keep vintage computers. The latter hobby is cheaper, and is less likely to lead to a fatal accident.

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                                I haven't watched the video's and not going to, being on the wrong side of the pond as usual

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