Well, I rescued a whole BUNCH of crap from my local middle school when they started weeding out the very last of their Mac stuff last year. I was in good with one of my old teachers (the only Mac guy in the building) and he helped me score the stuff. (I graduated highschool in 02, if t hat gives you any idea of the timefram since I was last IN middle school ). It's not just stuff from the school though, I have also been kinda...hoarding, if you will, Mac stuff for a while- simply because I didn't want to see it trashed. (I'm also a New Englander, and we're all pack-rats ^.^;; )
Anyway, I had sort of dreams of grandeur with some things, but never really got around to doing anything with them...and then it got to the point where I didn't wanna just trash them 'cause I can't do that to Mac stuff... I didn't wanna donate them to GoodWill or Salvation Army because none of it is stuff that the majority of people who go there would use (and i owuldn't want to stick the stores with stockpiles of crap that would never sell), and theres kinda no other venue in my area to get rid of them and not feel as though they'll be trashed.
So I wanna make them available to people who will actually give them SOME purpose...file server on a network? Low-end word processor for their kid? Spare parts? Something to just tinker around with? etc etc...
I haven't quite gotten everything organized, so unfortunately this info will be sort of haphazardly tossed together. My room is just insane right now because I have SO MUCH CRAP...here's an idea:
(dont bother looking for 5 or 6, they dont exist)
And there's even still much more stuff not pictured.
ANYway, here;'s the meat of the list from what I can pull off the top of my head. (the stuff that I'm getting rid of at least)
A bunch of LC III's and LC 475s, most with single-port or double-port PDS ethernet cards in them, and I beilieve they all had been maxed out in RAM (32mb chip?) before the school tossed them. Not sure about the hard drives, but I imagine they're whatever was standard fare at the time
Couple of ImageWriter II's; I'd like to keep one for posterity, but it really isn't worth it at this point...I can always find one again.
TONS of Apple Keyboard II's (the ones pictured here with the Classic II), and some other slight variants on the older ones
A handful of the Apple Extended keyboards; both the older ones and the newer Apple Design (or Apple Design II?) ones
StyleWriter II's for Africa! I don't need these infernal things!
-Grabbed a notepad and went around my room for more specific stuff-
1 "Apple High-Resolution Monochrome Monitor"
1 "AppleColor High-Resolution RGB Monitor"
(both the above visible in picture "room04.jpg" next to the heater)
3" Apple Color Plus 14" Display" (none have the button problem, to my knowledge)
1 Quadra 700
1 Mac IIci
1 Mac IIsi
1 PM 6100/66 (kinda gutted, but the DOS compatibility card is around somewhere...I just don't have that funky-ass cable for it and everything x.x;; )
1 LaserWriter IIf
1 LC 575
1 Performa 550
1 "Macintosh Portrait Display" (greyscale, and I have that weird-ass video cable to accompany it)
a Quadra 950 -faceplate- (kinda dirty) with speaker..I have a top-bay floppy drive bezel or faceplat or whatever too
Good condition Apple IIe, including all the little video/TV hookups and stuff, some manuals somewhere, software, and even the little 9" monochrome monitor that goes with it
A decent condition Apple IIgs with monitor, kbd, mouse, a couple drives
and TONS of ADB and power cables.... I'm sure there are a few ADB 1 or II mice around as well.
Not sure how much to ask for, if anything... I'm just in the process of TOTALLY reworking my room, consolidating things, etc etc; and I cant hold onto this stuff any longer. I'm thinking maybe nothing for little stuff, 5 for simple things (the 475 or StyleWriters and etc), and maybe 10 or 15 bucks for the LaserWriter IIf, the IIgs, the IIe...but I may not stick to that. Don't quote me on prices just yet, 'cause I wanna see if people at least are interested to begin with. If you ARE interested in anything, if nothing else, you're at least paying shipping...I'm not doling out fourty bucks to pack and ship the laserwriter or anything monitor-related.
All of this stuff IS in working condition to my knowledge, but I will test and double check whatever someone wants before I say it's a go (come on, I'm not gonna send someone something if it's busted ). Some things may be missing this or that, I can give specifics if someone tells me what they're interested in (like the P550 has no cd drive, or if someone wants the Q700, I can fire it up and get the specs, etc etc). If someone wants any of the Macs period, and wants an OS installed on them; I can give a clean, FULL install of 7.1, 7.5.x, 7.6.1, 8.0/8.1 (for the Q700) on whatever machine[s] you want (for going to THAT trouble, I'm gonna charge 5 bucks though), and you can then go through and disable anything you don't want/need. I'll also clean the item off as much as possible, to a reasonable extent. (like, when I get something for MYSELF, say a used controller or something for a game system, I take it apart and use a toothbrush to scrub every individual piece with antibacterial soap and hot water...I'm not gonna do THAT on any of these things ).
Anyway, please, I hope someone out there wants any of this... I just can't keep it anymore. If I manage to start getting rid of it to people, I can go through more of things I have and don't need. I know I've got a ton of older RAM SIMMs here and there, assorted little PPC601-604 era internal thingies, and so forth.
Either reply here or give me an email ( spilskinanke2097 -at- yahoo.com ). These things are up for grabs indefinitely, until I post otherwise (so like if you're reading this a month after I posted it, still get in touch if there's something you want)...and I guess that's all I have to say