[nycbug-talk] used/cheap computers in nyc?

Kevin Reiter tux
Tue Sep 21 23:28:20 EDT 2004

They're not in NYC, but I usually get all my refurb'd system from CompuCycle
(http://www.compucycle.net/).  In fact, my mail server and my firewall are
both HP VL Vectra PII 350's, each one was $65 each (about 2 years ago) with
128MB RAM, 4GB hdd, CD-ROM, sound card, etc.  I've ordered a bunch of
systems from them over the years, and the only issue I've ever had was a
system with a bad memory stick, which they replaced with no questions asked.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "N. Thomas" <nthomas at cise.ufl.edu>
To: <talk at lists.nycbug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:48 PM
Subject: [nycbug-talk] used/cheap computers in nyc?

: So after attemping to add a new 40GiB drive to an old (ca. 1998) system
: I had that was running FreeBSD 5.2.1, I discovered that the bios
: couldn't handle large disks. In short, I attempted to flash the bios and
: now I have a really awesome paperweight sitting on my desk. =-)
: Rather than attempting to salvage the thing, I'm cannibalizing it for
: parts and I want to get a used machine.
: I'd rather not go the Ebay route if I have other options...can anyone
: recommend a place in NYC that sells used (i.e. sub-$100) machines? Is
: Tiger Direct a good place to buy from?
: Any advice appreciated...
: Thomas
: -- 
: N. Thomas
: nthomas at cise.ufl.edu
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