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Started by Hul Tytus February 20, 2016
sci.electronics.design
source for used computers

   Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few Intel 
based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 mc, hard 
disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 or less. 
   Google showed about six dealers, presumably their advertizers, and nothing 
more. Bing did about the same.

Hul
On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 06:47:40 +0000 (UTC), the renowned Hul Tytus
<ht@panix.com> wrote:

>sci.electronics.design >source for used computers > > Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few Intel >based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 mc, hard >disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 or less. > Google showed about six dealers, presumably their advertizers, and nothing >more. Bing did about the same. > >Hul
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On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 06:47:40 +0000, Hul Tytus wrote:

> sci.electronics.design source for used computers > > Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few > Intel > based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 > mc, hard disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 > or less. > Google showed about six dealers, presumably their advertizers, and > nothing > more. Bing did about the same. > > Hul
In the Portland, Oregon area there's Free Geek, but I don't think they go that slow or that low in price. $250 and a gig is probably the minimum. Look for "Computer Recycling"? -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com
On Saturday, 20 February 2016 06:47:46 UTC, Hul Tytus  wrote:
> sci.electronics.design > source for used computers > > Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few Intel > based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 mc, hard > disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 or less. > Google showed about six dealers, presumably their advertizers, and nothing > more. Bing did about the same. > > Hul
why not ebay? You'd be mad to pay 100 for it.
On 2016-02-20, Hul Tytus <ht@panix.com> wrote:
> sci.electronics.design > source for used computers > > Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few Intel > based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 mc, hard > disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 or less. > Google showed about six dealers, presumably their advertizers, and nothing > more. Bing did about the same.
I'd sugget "Molten Media", but suspect that you're not local. -- \_(&#12484;)_
On Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:47:46 PM UTC-8, Hul Tytus wrote:

> Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few Intel > based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 mc, hard > disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 or less.
I know a local place or two (Seattle area), but an online place to check is Newegg.com, they have a number of 'affiliate' used dealers and pretty good searching. It's unlikely you'd really want something so old it has both parallel and serial ports, though. Off-lease machines are also widely available on auction sites (some searching might find a local item you won't have to ship), and both individuals and dealers have been known to publish their availables on Craigslist.
On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 06:47:40 +0000, Hul Tytus wrote:

> sci.electronics.design source for used computers > > Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few > Intel > based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 > mc, hard disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 > or less. > Google showed about six dealers, presumably their advertizers, and > nothing > more. Bing did about the same. > > Hul
ebay Many times, one can find "used" machines that are merely "open box" and find they are far cheaper than new, but really are for all intents and purposes, new.
Where are you in?  If you are in the SF area, we can probably sell you some.  It's not worth shipping them anywhere else and not even worth advertising them.
On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 07:41:56 -0800 (PST), edward.ming.lee@gmail.com
wrote:

>Where are you in? If you are in the SF area, we can probably sell you some. It's not worth shipping them anywhere else and not even worth advertising them.
Every day we must throw away more compute power than existed in the world in 1970. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc lunatic fringe electronics
On 20/02/2016 07:11, Tim Wescott wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 06:47:40 +0000, Hul Tytus wrote: > >> sci.electronics.design source for used computers >> >> Can anyone suggest a source for used computers? I'm looking for a few >> Intel >> based desktop machines with a processor clock rate about or above 500 >> mc, hard disk, parallel port, rs232 port, and vga output for about $100 >> or less. >> Google showed about six dealers, presumably their advertizers, and >> nothing >> more. Bing did about the same. >> >> Hul > > In the Portland, Oregon area there's Free Geek, but I don't think they go > that slow or that low in price. $250 and a gig is probably the minimum.
Isn't there some US equivalent of the UK's Morgan Computers that takes a mix of redundant and end of line kit from major players to resell. A lot is refurbished ex corporate kit although you do run a slight risk of getting a lemon if you are not careful.
> Look for "Computer Recycling"?
I agree it will be hard to get anything that slow or still with classic parallel/serial ports as standard these days but the price would be doable in the UK with a bit to spare for a serial/parallel card. http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/c/634/Windows-XP-Systems/ or more modern http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/product_detail/15690/Fujitsu-ESPrimo-E5730-Intel-Core2Duo-2-93GHz-PC-2GB-160GB-DVD-Windows-7-Pro/ You could end up spending as much on the legacy I/O as on the PC!!! -- Regards, Martin Brown