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Where great old Macs live again!

I recently won five Macs on ebay for £5.50, they where sold as not working or for spares. I thought I would give it a try and see what I get. The Macs where located about two and a half hours away from me, so I had to wait for a spare Saturday morning to go and collect them.

The journey down there was trouble free, I met the seller and loaded up with my new toys. Then seller had collected them from local car boot sales, but had run out of space and wanted to have a clear out. He still has a Classic, so he still has some retro in his house. He was very interested in what I was going to do with them, which lead to a 15 minute conversation about my obsession.

The journey back was not so good, lots of traffic and a large tail back. but it was worth it. I unloaded the treasure whilst my wife made comments like "what's this junk". The list goes something like this.
1x LC
1x LC475
1x IIcx
1x IIci
1x 1x Powerbook Duo 280c
1x 12' RGB Apple Display
1x 120mb external hard disc
2x Style Writers
1x Image Writer
2 x Keyboard II
1x Designers Keyboard
1x Extended Keyboard
Plus some Mice and Cables

I started testing stuff out and the LC 475 was the only one that booted, so the other will be used for spares or combined to get another up and running, watch this space for updates. All in all for the price I paid, just the Extended keyboard makes it worth while, as I have been after one for a while.

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Comment by Damian Ward on August 23, 2008 at 3:00am
@ Wholly Mindless, Surprisingly she was going to come and we where going to go to the beach after. But the weather was bad so I went on my own.
Comment by Damian Ward on August 23, 2008 at 3:05am
@ Ryan, Wow you have it bad! I bet you have to think twice about buying new kit. The garage is normally my first hiding place for the big stuff, then it goes in the loft.
Comment by Damian Ward on August 23, 2008 at 3:09am
@ Pam, I'm glad to hear that your Mac where not the problem. I also agree about the manual, I have one too they're loverly.
Comment by Wholly Mindless on August 23, 2008 at 3:03pm
Ok, this //gs thingy has got to stop. With all of you guys buying GS's I won't be able to afford the other two I need.

Let us know how that goes, Pam.
Comment by Wholly Mindless on August 23, 2008 at 3:04pm
@Damian - It's a shame she didn't get to share the adventure, but it's probably for the best.
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on February 18, 2009 at 2:13pm
How sad i am I wasn't a member of the RMC in August...

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