Tuesday , 27 September 2016

Guy finds treasure trove of nostalgia at random garage sale

I’ve been to a few garage sales in my day, and it’s always stinky old clothes, and heavily used sewing machines. Lucky for this guy, that wasn’t the case.

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This purchaser tells his story: “Walked up to a random garage sale on Saturday and saw this. Chatted the seller up, and it turns out his father had bought this new, used it for a year or two, then bought a newer model. It had been in storage since then. Let’s see what’s inside!”

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“Don’t mind if I do, thanks Apple. I always wanted to do this when I was a kid.”

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“All kinds of goodies, like a 21 year old encyclopedia, Myst, some miscellaneous productivity software, and OS 8.1. Sweet.” (Y’all remember what cd’s are?)

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“They don’t make ’em like they used to.”

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“Apple Multiple Scan 15, original packaging still intact.”

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“Not the greatest CRT monitor, but it works. Hardly any evidence of use at all, apart from some very minor smudges on the screen.”

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“The 7100 doesn’t get a lot of respect, but I think they’re super-solid models. The original version came with 66 MHz Motorola PowerPC 601 chips, refreshed to 80 MHz in January 1995. The AV indicates that this model came standard with S-Video in/out.”

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Looking good for a computer old enough to order a drink.

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“After pulling everything out and inspecting the motherboard, caps appear to be in good condition (or, at least, haven’t started leaking yet). Still considering whether a preemptive re-cap is appropriate.”

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“Works like a charm, and oozes glorious, sweet nostalgia. Here’s to another 21+ years.”

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When asked how much did it cost, the guy answered: “After talking with the guy for a while we settled on $50. I think he was happy it was going to a good home and not a landfill.”

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