mainframes and other stuff

Ian S. King isking at
Fri Nov 21 12:11:29 CST 2014

Forklift?  I generally rely on a large group of friends or a small group of
large friends.  Two of us moved my VAX 6600.
On Nov 21, 2014 10:01 AM, "Electronics Plus" <sales at> wrote:

> The scrappers don't care what model it is, or how many boards, or if it
> has a tape drive.
> It weighs xxx pounds, and is thus worth xxx $$ to them.
> So, yes, you could conceivably pick up a $2000 gizmo for $200.
> I am collecting a list of the brands and models, but so far, very few pics
> have been sent my way.  Even something from an ad on the internet is fine.
> The scrappers are very visual, and a dark brown cabinet will yield lots of
> results.  Lots of switches and lights is cool, but they don't turn them on
> (I don't think u want them to), and the $8 sorters barely speak English,
> and don't know what anything is.  The more visual we can be, the better our
> chances.
> Cindy
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> On 11/21/2014 6:54 AM, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Hmmm....
> >
> > >From the offers I am seeing here - the scrapper is just going to
> > laugh, then ignore further offers. Game over.
> >
> > --
> > Will
> My list was posted just because she asked for specifics.  I did pay this
> to a very basic scrapper and if you have an update, I posted my best
> recollection of the mass.  Please update it if you all want to make a
> contribution.
> The list I gave covers the most likely to be found air-cooled mainframes.
> I paid the price of about 2 to 3 x steel scrap for all of my data center.
> It still lives on in the possession of a list member or 2.
> people post 3420's for 4000 bucks.  No scrapper is going to get that.
> If he wants to admire the scrap in his warehouse till someone might pay
> that for it, then it will be crap by the time the buyer gets to it.
> As sold by the top of the thread, Cindy suggested the person was smashing
> this up and wanted specifics.
> Add them please.  It has been 30 years since I bought this, and I don't
> know what the price differential is, you seem to, so contribute it.
> Jim
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