This is sad...

Sean Caron scaron at
Sat Oct 3 18:01:55 CDT 2015

I remember 15 or 20 years ago there was a pretty active collector scene
with lots of people saving "worthless" or "junk" equipment from garbage
cans, scrap heaps, loading docks, dispo yards and the like ... there was
lots of redistribution of stuff for just shipping and maybe a minor
consideration ... many nice workstations and servers changing hands for
$100, $50... cost of shipping and a small consideration ... It didn't take
high prices to have a vibrant scene ...

Being a collector has definitely made me more conscientious when I'm
prepping gear for disposition at work! Drive sleds, console cables and all
the other little things it helps to make a complete machine, I try hard to
keep all together when I package it up and send it off.



On Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at>

>     > From: Johnny Billquist
>     > Which is a big reason I dislike eBay, people who chop computers and
> and
>     > sell them in bits, and people who go on lists and ask "how much is
> this
>     > worth?", since in many cases it's because they're trying to figure
> out
>     > how much money they can make
>     > ...
>     > It's all just money...
> Well, I agree, sometimes the machine is disassmbled in a way that harms the
> components, or vital components are thrown away/re-cycled because 'they
> don't
> seem like they are useful/valuable' (case in point, cables - people save
> the
> boards, and throw away the cables - as a result of which, for many boards,
> we
> have more boards than we need, and no cables).
> On the other hand, if this stuff _wasn't_ worth money, most people would
> just
> re-cycle it, or pitch it. That would be better?
>         Noel

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