i enjoy reading what others have acquired, so i'd add what i just found.
apple //e and a franklin 5.25 drive $5
ibm dictionary of computer terms on disk (never opened) for $1
also, an old IBMer at work gave me some interesting things.
i got the usual 286 boards and some mfm drives and controllers.
i also got some kind of interface board that prompts for a password before
booting. made by sdi incorporated. i tried it in a 486 i built, but it wont
accept the passwoid.
also got something called a corvus systems ibm interface. it has a 34pin
header in some kind of funky mounting bracket. anyone know what it is?
also got something called a videotrax in its original but ragged box. its a
card that lets one use a vcr for backup. i think 80 meg per tape. i wont plan
to archive important data, but would be useful to image one old xt drive to
i also got the host/client cards for the old pc expansion case. i have
extras, so if anyone needs them, make a deal.
i also saw a trs80 model 4? it looked like my trs80 model 3 except it had no
disk drives and was white! i never saw a white trs80. i might go back and get
also found a tandy trs80 model ? which was similar in a way to the model 4
except it had a vertical 8 inch drive, but someone had gone into it and the
keyboard was missing. not bad for finishing out the week.