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May 17, 2011, 09:02:28 PM
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//SUSPENDED FOR NOW//I am looking for any pieces of portable vintage computing from the pre-1990 era. If you have any 286 trash with folding screens in your garages or basements, I will buy it for BTC. If the price rises above my BTC savings, I will consider mailing the rest in cash (PLN/EUR/USD). Of course I pay first, since I'm a newbie. Notice: Please don't offer any hardware in collector's condition, as I'm sure I can't afford it Cheesy  Shipping to Poland.

EDIT. Brief description of what I look for:
-80386 processor or weaker
-monochrome screen
-should rather boot
-doesn't need to have any peripherals, guidebooks etc.
-any condition from "in one piece" up
-hard disk preferred, but not necessary; eventually I might be interested in buying one separately

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May 18, 2011, 01:23:28 PM
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Update: Everything will interest me, as long if it has monochrome screen. Later (past-'90) hardware interests me too.

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May 18, 2011, 05:19:33 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-DV2-1030US-12-1-Inch-Laptop/dp/B001UHOX1Y

I have a used one of those, in white. I'm thinking 60 btc shipped?
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May 18, 2011, 05:43:49 PM
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Well, I said vintage. Nothing past-1994 interests me.

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May 18, 2011, 05:47:53 PM
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Yeah, figured. But you did say post 1990 Smiley
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May 18, 2011, 05:50:54 PM
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I corrected it in the later post Wink I just need some really old hardware for some purposes.
Edit: I just noticed i got enigmatic again :rolleyes:

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May 18, 2011, 06:21:56 PM
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As far as vintage laptops go, a Compaq LTE Elite 4/75CX is the oldest I go.  

It was bought for my grandmother around 2 decades ago, but she rarely used it.  So it's almost brand new, except for any dust that wasn't cleaned off, or the issues that happen over time.  

The brightness adjuster is a bit wonky, and the battery is dead, but those are the only problems I've seen with it.


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May 18, 2011, 06:32:24 PM
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Thanks for your offer, but I already have a 486 laptop (Toshiba T2130CT). I need ones older than this, as I said - preferably 386, 286, 8086 etc. preferably with monochrome display.

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May 19, 2011, 12:43:24 AM
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I have a really really old laptop. The internal HDD is so small I'm not sure if it'll even run Windows 3.1.  I don't know the details off the top of my head but I think it's an ~1985 laptop.  Bulky and heavy too.

If you're interested, I'll dig it up from my closet

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May 19, 2011, 05:23:26 AM
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tehc0w, sounds interesting. Can you provide some photos?

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May 19, 2011, 05:28:05 AM
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I have a Tandy 1400 LT.

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May 19, 2011, 05:35:05 AM
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Can you provide some pix of it too? Does it work, boot etc? How much would you like for it incl. shipping?

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May 19, 2011, 06:15:04 AM
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The cheapest shipping option I could find is 90 USD. Do you still want pics?

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May 19, 2011, 06:17:28 AM
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O_O Where do you live?

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May 19, 2011, 06:19:55 AM
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Las Vegas.

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May 19, 2011, 06:27:14 AM
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Give the pics. I will continue looking for cheaper services... if not, I may consider this option.

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May 20, 2011, 07:44:31 AM
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It's a Sager branded "Notebook 486DX Professional"

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May 20, 2011, 08:01:26 AM
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Could you take some photo of it? How much would you want?

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May 20, 2011, 08:31:35 AM
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I am looking for any pieces of portable vintage computing from the pre-1990 era. If you have any 286 trash with folding screens in your garages or basements, I will buy it for BTC. If the price rises above my BTC savings, I will consider mailing the rest in cash (PLN/EUR/USD). Of course I pay first, since I'm a newbie. Notice: Please don't offer any hardware in collector's condition, as I'm sure I can't afford it Cheesy  Shipping to Poland.

EDIT. Brief description of what I look for:
-80386 processor or weaker
-monochrome screen
-should rather boot
-doesn't need to have any peripherals, guidebooks etc.
-any condition from "in one piece" up
-hard disk preferred, but not necessary; eventually I might be interested in buying one separately

Hello, I have an old Mac SE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_SE) fully working with a half dozen games and a writing suite. How much would you offer?

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May 20, 2011, 10:03:51 AM
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@Ashkelon: If you live in the US, I won't be able to buy it from you. The postage would ruin me Smiley If not, it depends on condition and attached peripherals.

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