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Thought it would be neat to post up your recent non-van related deals. I used to do a lot of thrift store shopping, and love hitting a good yard sale or estate auction. I've come across some smoking deals on stuff over the years and have definitely inherited the "junk hustler" status honest from my grandfather who did the same most of his life. One of the better deals I got was a .99 cent toy truck purchased at Goodwill a couple years ago, then resold on eBay for $183. I honestly can't remember all of the amazing deals I've gotten on things. My father-in-law tells me I must have a horseshoe up my arse, lol but I will say the deals just kind of fall into my lap sometimes.

We've been cleaning up and selling & donating things here at the new house to make room for storing stuff from our old house so we can get it fixed and sold. I took an old stereo cabinet to Goodwill today and walked out with a 1940s Sears & Roebuck Dunlap 534.01120 band saw. I've been needing a band saw for years now, finally snatched a decent one for a steal at $14. She'll need some refurbishing, but it will suit my needs just fine.

Thought a thread dedicated to what deals you guys find as well would be fun. Share away when you get them.

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That is a great score!

About 15 years ago when I moved to Reno, the local high school was getting rid of all of their 1960's commercial grade wood shop and auto shop equipment. To this day I still cringe because it was all American made and working, but the school wanted newer stuff instead of the old stuff.


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kursed #779639 July 28th 2021 7:13 pm
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My red van cause the dealer didnt know what he had and wanted the monster gone, "takin up too much room on my lot" .... 12.5K later N Ive had it for 19 yrs and been offered double N triple what I paid.

Hell I didnt know what it was till I started buyin parts for it and nobody could find it in there computer at the parts store.

All I saw was RED VAN YEAH !


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I collect 70's / 80's video games, computers, and stereo equipment. I've thrifted a ton of stuff over the years. I have two living rooms in the current house, and my wife doesn't want a TV in hers which we call the parlor. So I decided I will go nuts with my living room making it into an 80's retro entertainment room. I'll post pics when we start on that project which should be fun.

Anyway, I haven't been thrifting or looking for stuff in a couple years because all the house renovation stuff we had going on, but I happened across this the other day. A friend had it in a yard sale and posted on Facebook. He held onto it for me and only charged a $20 for everything. No power supply or other cables, but it's worth well over $20 so I snatched it up. I already have a VIC20 and have always wanted a C64 to play with too. It's filthy and will probably need to be recapped, but I can't wait until I have time to restore it and play some games on it.

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Kursed, that's a great find.
You may know this guy:
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You inspired me! I got to digging in the basement and found some old stuff. (I had about forgot about..)
Pre-floppy storage.... laugh

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And this!!
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Is that stuff worth anything?

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Pretty cool Guys.


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Cool finds Catfish, and yes they can be worth a bit to the right collectors. That bread bin style C64 was what I was originally after, but I can never find any for a good deal around here. The resellers snatch them all up quick and eBay them. The 1541 disk drive I have is actually the earlier model that matches the bread bin C64 like yours. They made a later style that matched the C64C like mine as well, but they seem to be a little harder to find as most folks just used their old peripherals when upgrading systems. Let me know if you ever want to unload all that stuff and I'll see if I can scratch up some dough.

I've been looking for a deal on a Tandy (Radio Shack) Color Computer 3 for the past few years, but haven't come across anything yet. I've found a couple deals on dirty systems out of the box, but I'm holding out for a boxed setup. That was my first computer sometime around 1986/87. I'll eventually find one.

So far for computers I have:

Macintosh SE (traded my Macintosh Plus for a Sansui 9090 receiver lol )
Texas Instruments TI-99
Commodore VIC-20
Commodore C64C
Gateway 2000 4DX2-66V Windows 95 machine
and a Mid 90's IBM Thinkpad
2 Early 2000s Apple Powerbooks

For game systems:

Atari 2600
ColecoVision
Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo
Sega Genesis (models 1 & 2)
Sega Dreamcast
N64 (1 black and 1 transparent green)
PS1/2/3/4
Gameboy OG
Gameboy Color
Gameboy Advance & SP
Sega Game Gear
PSP
XBOX
XBOX 360
Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Switch

I plan on building cabinets with shelves across one big wall in my living room and going through the corner. Our main giant flat screen will be front and center, then the giant Sony Trinitron monstrosity will be in the corner. All the old game systems across the counter tops and the games, VHS, and laserdiscs will be displayed across the shelves along with a few of my 80s toys like He-Man etc. Then a shelf around the whole room up high with more of the toys and vintage goodies up for display.

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Cool!
Those 1541cs also don't have the "heat drift" alignment issues that some of the earlier 1541s had.
It had something to do with an interference fit on a spindle moving once it got hot, but I'm not sure, as all of my stuff was from the "c" series.

I'm willing to bet your XBOX 360 doesn't work. LOL
Mine was hands down the worst console gaming system we've ever owned.
I still have it, but after a warranty "repair" (They didn't repair yours, they replaced it with a refurbished unit), and two repairs I made myself, I got disgusted with it and boxed it up.
Too bad, too... We have a lot of games for it.
Well... At least the ones it didn't eat.


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