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    #16
    So that stuff that is left over (most of it) will be recycled then? Some scrapper(s) is(are) going to make out well on that even if they only resell a small percentage of the items there.
    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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      #17
      Originally posted by Unknown_K View Post
      So that stuff that is left over (most of it) will be recycled then? Some scrapper(s) is(are) going to make out well on that even if they only resell a small percentage of the items there.
      My understanding is that most scrappers won't be bothered with attempting to resell the collectible stuff. They'll just grind it up for precious metals recovery.
      @LegalizeAdulthd | Computer Graphics Museum | Terminals Wiki | Manx Documentation Database

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        #18
        Man, I feel so impotent that I don't have any viable way to help out.

        I understand the situation, but god damn, it still fills me with rage when I hear things are going to the scrapper.
        It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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          #19
          Originally posted by legalize View Post
          My understanding is that most scrappers won't be bothered with attempting to resell the collectible stuff. They'll just grind it up for precious metals recovery.
          I think that all depends on how large the outfit is. Quite a few of the larger ebay sellers are recyclers.
          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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            #20
            So what happened to the stuff? We haven't even reached the weekend yet, seems kind of early to be cutting off interested parties to me. I was told some people were trying to buy the whole lot, I hope we can find out, if someone succeeds in doing that.

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              #21
              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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                #22
                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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                  #23
                  If anyone stumbles across a working color PS/2 Model 25...
                  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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                    #24
                    I wouldn't mind having the TI-99/4A 32k memory expansion, personally.

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                      #25
                      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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                        #26
                        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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                          #27
                          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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                            #28
                            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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                              #29
                              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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                                #30
                                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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