Best place to find old computers in the USA?

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  1. Dogmander25
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    I'm trying to get a collection of old computers and I was wondering where's the best place to find them.
     
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    How old? Are we talking within a few years old, or like Tandy computers, old Apple computers, etc...?
     
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    craigslist.
     
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    like late/mid 90's and early 2000's

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    And for cheap/free.
     
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    Yeah your best bet would be Craigslist, or thrift stores. Last place I can think of would be the tech department of a school, but chances are they use the old systems to get credit for the new systems.
     
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    Yeahhhh...Craigslist has your back on that. Everyone else might give you a rig pretty cheap, but kill you on shipping.
     
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    Goodwill Computer Works if they're in your area?
     
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    Well, there is a difference in "old but valuable" and "piece of garbage". People probably aren't gonna give you a 80s Apple Computer for 15$ hen they can sell it to a collector for 1500$.

    But yeah craigslist and Goodwill might have your back on that.