On May 14, 2013, at 8:08 PM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
On May 14, 2013, at 7:49 PM, mc68010 <mc68010 at
The craiglist give a ways have dried up.
Partially because, like you mentioned, much has already been given away or scrapped. Also
because the number of people using CL has grown astronomically with many people trying to
make a buck off it. Anything with "Free" in the title has 15 responses before
the poster has had a chance to take a couple breaths. There is still stuff given away on
Cl but, it last seconds now. I gave away a pile of parts and broken junk a year ago on. I
had 27 replies within 15 minutes.
I just scored my SGI Indigo via a Craigslist Wanted ad. I still had to pay $50 for it,
but he threw in a PS/2, too (one of the all-in-ones with the CRT, etc.) I've also had
replies with various Sun servers, but they wanted more $$$ than I was willing to fork out
Man. If I didn't love Philadelphia so much, I'd say I'm clearly in the
wrong city. But as much as I love vintage computers, I love being able
to walk to the grocery store (and anywhere else I want to go on a daily
Though I wonder if the dumpsters around Drexel would yield any unusual