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#1 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:18 PM

Found some cool stuff at Goodwill today... A mid 1960's Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe, and a serial A/B box.

I got the typer for $9.99 and the A/B box for $4.99.

Score!!!!!!

I plan to use this box to switch my TI between my PC (A) and a modem (B). This way I can dial out to the BBSes and then do a quick switcheroo to the PC for file transfers without having to get behind anything to disconnect/reconnect rs232 cables.

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Edited by Opry99er, Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:28 PM.


#2 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 PM

Yet another keyboard superior to that on the 99/4 and 99/4A!

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:16 PM

http://hackaday.com/...nical-keyboard/

 

:)



#4 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:21 PM

I actually prever my /4A keyboard over most modern keyboards... There is one exception.  The keyboard on which I am currently typing is a real winner.  I have big hands, so this keyboard is the bees knees.  Good mechanical feel to it.

 

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#5 save2600 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:48 AM

I found a boxed TI Super Sketch at a GoodWill a long time ago, but usually extremely rare when you see anything TI specific in the wild. Oh and a boxed Q*bert at a consignment store once. Think that's all I've ever seen all these years.

#6 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:54 AM

That typewriter is a great score! I've always had a soft spot for these having used one throughout my undergraduate studies, but I have been resisting getting one because it's just going to sit there and collect dust... Unless I decide to interface it to the TI  :-D !



#7 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:06 PM

Get one, Vorticon!!! :) I have 4 typers and I use them all.

#8 matthew180 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:04 PM

Sadly Goodwill is not allowed the resell any computers dropped off at their donation centers.  This has probably contributed to the demise of many many classic and retro computer systems.  They can only resell keyboards and monitors.  Everything else goes to recycling.



#9 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:06 PM

Sad, for sure...

 

I know they do sell some retro computers at shopgoodwill.com, but I haven't seen any in stores for years.



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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:02 AM

Sadly Goodwill is not allowed the resell any computers dropped off at their donation centers.  This has probably contributed to the demise of many many classic and retro computer systems.  They can only resell keyboards and monitors.  Everything else goes to recycling.

 
And now the GoodWill's by us no longer accept monitors and they haven't for at least a few years. People have been taking their CRT's to the local recyclers since.   :( 

#11 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:49 PM

Sadly Goodwill is not allowed the resell any computers dropped off at their donation centers.  This has probably contributed to the demise of many many classic and retro computer systems.  They can only resell keyboards and monitors.  Everything else goes to recycling.


Some cities such as Dalls have Goodwill Computer Centers. Perhaps they're changing their tune?




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