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I'm headed to the local land fill with an entire pickup box full of Commodore Computers and related stuff. Two decade worth of work. Sorta bummed, but it needed to be done.
On the plus side, I get my basement back.
Thanks Commodore. (rip: 1968-1992)
All totalled it was 770 lbs worth of cbms. Cost $5.95 to dump it. That's a whole lot cheaper than days upon days of packing and shiping involved in ebaying them. I bet it wouldn't have brought $200 on ebay.
The only thing I kept was a pair of super-cpu's for ebay.
A lot of more 'urban' areas (ie: most of the lower 48 states) don't have public-access dumpsters, so if you want to throw away something that doesn't fit in your regular garbage can, you have to take it to the county landfill, where you are charged a variable fee for the staff to dispose of it properly. They'll usually have different sorting areas for various kinds of recyclable and/or toxic garbage.
[edited by: mivox at 8:35 am (utc) on Dec. 31, 2002]
If it don't fit into the car when they
gotta go, its gotta go... -aV-
But I'll admit... the best stuff is always at the University neighborhood station at the end of the school year.... hehehehe.
Apparently they are putting power station type things o top of land fill sites now, in order to use the methane to produce electricity or something. Not sure if thats true but saw something about it on "tommorrows World". :)
More completely irrelevant rubbish from me. :)
Is it really worth taking pictures, figuring out shipping costs, and packing these things for secure delivery?
I found a beautiful manual typewriter in its original case in the trash a few months ago. It worked perfectly and seemed very little used. It even had a good red/black ribbon in it. I looked on Ebay and saw that several similar models had been offered for sale, but had gotten no bids or had sales of only a few dollars. I let my kids (aged 10 & 4) play with it -- probably will be the only time in their lives they will actually touch one!
I think a few movies even portray this act (I'm 99% sure the movie Hackers did).
You may want to ask Eliteweb if I'm correct ;)