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Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#1 8 months ago

While helping the maternal unit de-dad her loft, we've found a metric fuckton of old computing equipment from back when he ran his own business. And when I say 'old', I'm talking 'before several GF members were born'.

I'm looking at you, Belthagor.

There are Nixdorf green screen monitors for mainframe computers, dot matrix printers, blank tape drives, a Nixdorf badged Panasonic Senior Partner lapcrusher, and all kinds of other stuff. Haven't really gone through it all properly yet 

My question is, does anybody know if this kind of stuff is worth anything to anybody? EBay probably isn't the place to try, but I wonder if there are any companies still using legacy equipment who might appreciate some spares, that kind of thing. I know the US nuclear deterrant is still running on this kind of kit, but I don't fancy driving to Washington DC.

I'm poorly placed to find out, but I figured someone here might know, or know of a place. Or a guy. Or a dog. 




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#2 8 months ago

Computer equipment that old, especially if it's in good or better yet, working condition can be worth a lot to collectors.


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#3 8 months ago

A lot of tech companies have equipment running on old hardware and it is increasingly difficult to find spares. Those companies will pay a lot, especially for unused equipment. They are more intereted in computers they can scavenge for RAM modules etc. than monitors I suppose. Not so esay to know who needs what, usually they search e-bay.