View Full Version : OT: selling all my old computer bits

24-11-2002, 12:18 PM
the time has come when the lady of the house tells me to "get rid of all that junk"

I have colection of older computer parts (486 age group) that are to be sold to who every offers the cash first.

the colection includes:

6 x VGA and SVGA monitors (not working very well)
3 x 486 motherboards with CPU and RAM
1 x old AT case
1 x very small (100Mb?) IDE hard drive
1 x bag of 30pin sim RAM (make geeky key rings?)
1 x old AT keyboard
some (2 or 3 ) small (200mb?) scsi hard drives
some cables (network,modem,other)
some very old book about programming in basic

and there is some other crap that I cant be bothered listing :-)

I live in wellignton (petone)

the whole colection is yours for only $50 or near offers.

Email me robsonde_at_hotmail.com

24-11-2002, 12:52 PM
Someone will have fun with that stuff.

24-11-2002, 12:58 PM
you should see the colection I am keeping :-)

4 systems I use every day + 6 more in the back room :-)

24-11-2002, 01:01 PM
A shed is what you need with a locked door so you get to keep all your treasures LOL


24-11-2002, 01:05 PM

Graham L
24-11-2002, 03:46 PM
You can get "used" shipping containers fairly cheaply. :D Get a 40 foot one, and you've got a lovely lockable shed :D.

Terry Porritt
24-11-2002, 03:51 PM
As soon as anyone ever gets rid of any bit of junk, Murphys' law states you will have a use for it the very next day :)

24-11-2002, 10:52 PM
no offers??



24-11-2002, 11:29 PM
Why don't you hide everything. Seems a shame to get rid of it.

Tell your wife that it wasn't that long ago, when all that computer gear was worth a fortune!

26-11-2002, 06:20 PM
Try selling it on trademe - www.trademe.co.nz - I've sold loads of old junk :D

Terry Porritt
26-11-2002, 08:14 PM
Tell you what, next time Im coming through Petone ( was through there yesterday to look at Turners computer auction), I'll save you the cost of taking it all to Silverstream tip, (about $8 now), and take it all off your hands, what a big favour :)

27-11-2002, 09:37 AM
Can you not plead that you are saving these things for their "collectible" value in years to come?

Look at all those old comics that people chucked out years ago that are now worth a fortune!


27-11-2002, 09:43 AM
Point noted... Check pricing on Trademe. I saw a 485 DX 66Mhz without monitor, but a 250MB HDD gor for only $25 on friday!
Think about it.. You could sell it to a museum in a few years time and become a multi-millionare ;\
People will say "Look at that thing... Once upon a time a hard drive was huge when it was 200Megs! You can even fit a whole CD on there, let alone an OS" and you'll just smile, enjoying your riches!

Or maybe they'll be worth nothing but sentimental value, but still, One man's trash is another man's treasure!

27-11-2002, 09:58 AM
I was just saying to someone yesterday that some years ago (all right, lots of years ago) I worked as a systems programmer at a company in Australia. I remember a weekend where we had to schedule for the entire Australia-wide network to be down, so that we could upgrade the memory on the mainframe from 16Mb to 32Mb!!

And the hard disks were the size of washing-machines (used to hop around the floor too!) and stored a massive 300Mb.

I'd better stop ... I'm showing my age! ;-)