I'm going to the City of Chicago recycling center on Goose Island this weekend to dump
some old monitors. I'll let you know if there is anything interesting there.
Otherwise, as you say, the thrift stores in Chicago are worthless. I had much better luck
with the dumpster out behind a local computer repair place near Northeastern Illinois
University (5600 N, 3500W) until they moved. From the junk discarded, it looked like they
had contracts to service copy machines and some document scanning systems, as well as
PC's. You might want to leave word with places like that about what you are interested
P.S. Jim, my email to trixter at oldskool.org
was bounced with the following message:
The following addresses had fatal errors:
trixter at oldskool.org
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Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 16:33:59 -0500
From: Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org>
Subject: Re: IBM 540MB old hard drive
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Paxton Hoag wrote:
In Portland Oregon I would try the Free Geeks Thrift
Store on 10th St
east side 2 blocks south of Hawthorn.
In Eugene Oregon I would look at NextStep Recycling thrift store. They
often have 2 inch hard drives but I haven't looked at them.
Are there any of
these kinds of stores in the Chicagoland area? The
only one I know of is Software Re-Runs, but that's more of a repair shop
than a recycler/thrift.
I have had *zero* out of at least 20 goodwill store successes (99% of
the computer stuff is old VGA monitors) so that's out in this area.
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org