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htismaqe
02-24-2005, 12:34 PM
I have 4 or 5 cases, mobo's, HDD's, ethernet cards, mice, keyboards, memory...

I basically have all the parts from all the computers I've had over the last few years and I want to sell them, even if it's just for a few bucks.

Phobia
02-24-2005, 12:46 PM
Heh heh. I put my last case out on the curb. Still have 3 I should get rid of....

You might benefit more (and it's less of a PITA) to donate them to a charity.

htismaqe
02-24-2005, 12:47 PM
My wife suggested giving them to Goodwill. I thought she was crazy... :D

htismaqe
02-24-2005, 12:48 PM
Will Goodwill take pieces/parts, though? Or would I have to put them all together and put an OS on them?

I guess I probably shouldn't put an OS on them, that's technically illegal...

Phobia
02-24-2005, 12:54 PM
I donated pieces to Purple Heart and they handed me a blank receipt to fill out the value. I don't know about goodwill. I know a few people who have volunteered for charity organizations repairing and assembling old computers. The parts come from somewhere....

Dartgod
02-24-2005, 01:02 PM
Will Goodwill take pieces/parts, though? Or would I have to put them all together and put an OS on them?

I guess I probably shouldn't put an OS on them, that's technically illegal...
Goodwill won't take old computers. At least the one in Belton wouldn't.

Saulbadguy
02-24-2005, 01:12 PM
Anandtech.com
it has a For Sale For Trade forum

htismaqe
02-24-2005, 01:13 PM
Anandtech.com
it has a For Sale For Trade forum

One of the reasons I don't want to hassle with ebay is shipping...

HC_Chief
02-24-2005, 02:05 PM
Goodwill... they'll give you a blank receipt. Good for tax purposes if you itemize ;)

As for OS, I typically load a copy of College Linux (freeware).

htismaqe
02-24-2005, 02:14 PM
Goodwill... they'll give you a blank receipt. Good for tax purposes if you itemize ;)

As for OS, I typically load a copy of College Linux (freeware).

What kind of stuff will they take?

This stuff is fairly old/outdated. The best of the mobo's is a PII-300.

HC_Chief
02-24-2005, 02:18 PM
What kind of stuff will they take?

This stuff is fairly old/outdated. The best of the mobo's is a PII-300.

I donated an old PII and they didn't complain. Most of the time it's just a kid working the donations bay.

htismaqe
02-24-2005, 02:45 PM
I donated an old PII and they didn't complain. Most of the time it's just a kid working the donations bay.

OK, last question.

Do you think I should spend the time to ASSEMBLE the systems?

Saulbadguy
02-24-2005, 04:39 PM
OK, last question.

Do you think I should spend the time to ASSEMBLE the systems?
Rebecca: Excuse me, I'm Rebecca Demore from the homeless shelter.

Elaine: Oh, hi.

Rebecca: Are you the ones leaveing the muffin pieces behind our shelter?

Elaine: You been enjoying them?

Rebecca: They're just stumps.

Elaine: Well they're perfectly edible.

Rebecca: Oh, so you just assume that the homeless will eat them, they'll eat anything?

Mr. Lippman: No no, we just thought...

Rebecca: I know what you thought. They don't have homes, they don't have jobs, what do they need the top of a muffin for? They're lucky to get the stumps.

Elaine: If the homeless don't like them the homeless don't have to eat them.

Rebecca: The homeless don't like them.

Elaine: Fine.

Rebecca: We've never gotten so many complaints. Every two minutes, "Where is the top of this muffin? Who ate the rest of this?"

Elaine: We were just trying to help.

Rebecca: Why don't you just drop off some chicken skins and lobster shells?!

Saulbadguy
02-24-2005, 04:40 PM
Yeah, i'd assemble the system and make sure its in working condition. :D

htismaqe
02-24-2005, 05:34 PM
Yeah, i'd assemble the system and make sure its in working condition. :D

Screw it. They're going in the garbage.

KCWolfman
02-28-2005, 03:25 PM
Screw it. They're going in the garbage.
Parker, if you have a hard drive, I will take it. That is all I need to finish putting together a PC for my mom.

I was going to buy one this coming weekend, but what the hell.

htismaqe
02-28-2005, 03:29 PM
I'm going to build a couple of full systems for my neighbor kid and the wife's cousin.

After that, I'll PM you with what I have left.

OldTownChief
02-28-2005, 03:40 PM
I'll take all the memory you have left,(if it's cheap) I work on old PC's all the time.

htismaqe
02-28-2005, 03:40 PM
I'll take all the memory you have left,(if it's cheap) I work on old PC's all the time.

I'll give it to you if I have any left.

nmt1
03-01-2005, 01:34 PM
I'll give it to you if I have any left.

Do you have any 386 CPU's?

htismaqe
03-01-2005, 01:47 PM
Do you have any 386 CPU's?

No, but I have Pentium 90 if you want it. :D

HC_Chief
03-01-2005, 02:29 PM
Heh, I was rummaging through my old parts box the other day and stumbled across a Cyrix CPU. lol, what a POS.

Saulbadguy
03-01-2005, 02:34 PM
Heh. I still have a couple of Celeron 366A's. Those sonsabitches overclocked like nothing else. I had an Abit BP6 motherboard (dual socket 370), stuck 2 of those in, and they would OC to 605 each. That was badass, back in the day.

htismaqe
03-01-2005, 03:08 PM
Heh. I still have a couple of Celeron 366A's. Those sonsabitches overclocked like nothing else. I had an Abit BP6 motherboard (dual socket 370), stuck 2 of those in, and they would OC to 605 each. That was badass, back in the day.

Yeah, I had my P90 overclocked to 166 at one point...

nmt1
03-01-2005, 04:47 PM
No, but I have Pentium 90 if you want it. :D

That's OK. I was just going ask you why the hell you had them and tell you to throw them away.

jspchief
03-01-2005, 10:30 PM
Computer Renaissance in Des Moines may buy old parts. They buy old computers. I doub't you'll get much, but it may be better than nothing.

htismaqe
03-02-2005, 10:25 AM
Computer Renaissance in Des Moines may buy old parts. They buy old computers. I doub't you'll get much, but it may be better than nothing.

I thought about that, but it's kind of a hassle and those guys aren't real reputable...

Donger
03-02-2005, 05:20 PM
Heh.

Threads like these remind me that regardless of how geeky I get in my particular field...