Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 21:45:30 -0400
From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch(a)30below.com>
Subject: Re: Nabu Computers Available...
Rumor has it that hardwire(a)ptd.net may have mentioned
Surplus Traders (www.73.com
) currently has 35 Nabu
computers for $29.00
a pop, plus shipping. Normally they do bulk sales, but they will sell
the Nabu individually. (Search for item CR356.)
And that seems to be the only decent buy on the entire (huge) website...
Just a couple "other" examples:
7 x CORE 2266 1GB SCSI 5.25" FH $135ea
Core? That drives were over 10 years ago and Core sank quickly
afterwards, I knew because I saw their ads in Byte in dec '90 after 1
or 2 years later, gone.
16 x MICROPOLIS 4221WS 2GB 3.5" Fast/Wide SCSI $310ea
That one of two models in my 11 micropolis duds about half and half,
all of them are dead. Total junk and no QC at all, and OVERPRICED!
I found better deals anywhere else besides Ebay for example I found
few SCSI HD drives for $1 ea over 75% works after LLF and reset the
jumpers correctly. None were micropolis, some was IBM, some
BTW, anybody have info about somebody had bought up Micropolis's
patents or hardware and their tech people who engineered those
293 x RODIME 3259 200MB SCSI 3.5" $45ea
Rodime? Run to the hills if you care your lives!
And my favo[u]rite:
IBM 3.5" 127 MB R/W Internal SCSI Disk Drive, IBM P62G2908, IBM P/N
66G7510. $650.00 Ea/10, $750.00 Ea/2
I'd like to have one of those drives -- but not at *that* price...
Overpriced! Found my 230MB MO 3.5" based on Olypmus mech in a APS
case for 20 US in C.R. south of Rochester next to Jefferson rd. :-)
But C.R. is excellent way to find your odd parts especially for Macs
and IBM PS/2 parts and all over the USA states. Prices is average
but nearly all of these parts I found turned out to be working if
worse for wear. Some were new-old stock and still boxed or still in
OEM wrappers! Yes, you can look over mostly whole computers for a
low price and paw through bins for interesting parts. Cost on used
monitors is bit average-high.
Roger "Merch" Merchberger