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brandon6684
May 10, 2003, 08:29 PM
I have a Mac Plus, Three SEs, and an Apple Imagewriter II printer. While it used to be neat to have them, now they just take up space. What are good places to give them a good home? (I don't want them in the dump :-) I've tried eBay and I've even offered to give them away for free to anyone who will pay the shipping on this site's buy/sell forum. Any ideas?



Giaguara
May 10, 2003, 09:23 PM
do you have pictures of them? :)

i'd love to give home for somehitng like an old quadra ... remodified to a new mac. or maybe do a maquarium or something like that ... i'm too lazy to search for pictures in apple-history ;)

MacBandit
May 10, 2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Giaguara
do you have pictures of them? :)

i'd love to give home for somehitng like an old quadra ... remodified to a new mac. or maybe do a maquarium or something like that ... i'm too lazy to search for pictures in apple-history ;)

Go to www.everymac.com for pictures and history on macs.

icetraxxg5
May 10, 2003, 10:44 PM
Do they all function properly?

boskie
May 11, 2003, 07:04 AM
Where are you based? Are all the peripherals with them?

celaurie
May 11, 2003, 09:55 AM
Get rid of? Are you even worthy of owning them in the first place? You mean pass them on to new appreciative owners, don't you?

ebay (http://www.ebay.com/) is always good.

The everymac (http://www.everymac.com/) link is one of my faves for getting specs and the like. It's especially good for reffering to your item of sale. (eg. links galore (http://celaurie.worldonline.co.uk/macs.html))

brandon6684
May 11, 2003, 12:47 PM
The computers all work, but they have no mice, and the SEs need keyboard cords. I've never tried the printer since I don't have the cord. All the SEs have dual floppy drives and 1MB of RAM. The Plus has one floppy drive(but no HD) and 1MB RAM.I would really like to keep them, but I don't have any room for them. I have a few more old Macs that I'm no getting rid of.

applemacdude
May 13, 2003, 08:41 PM
recycle them, send em to a computer recyling center. you have to pay a fee but u get a tax refund/rebate. do u live in the bay area www.accrc.org

SoonToGetAMac
May 13, 2003, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Giaguara
do you have pictures of them? :)

i'd love to give home for somehitng like an old quadra ... remodified to a new mac. or maybe do a maquarium or something like that ... i'm too lazy to search for pictures in apple-history ;) I am a (sort of) animal activist, in that I feel that all animals should have at least a some-what decent home. From what I know of them, I think that MaQuariums are pretty cruel to fish. Any comments?

icetraxxg5
May 13, 2003, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by SoonToGetAMac
I am a (sort of) animal activist, in that I feel that all animals should have at least a some-what decent home. From what I know of them, I think that MaQuariums are pretty cruel to fish. Any comments?

How so from a regular small tank? :confused: :eek:

SoonToGetAMac
May 13, 2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by icetraxxg5
How so from a regular small tank? :confused: :eek: Well, if you just put the water right into the CRT, that can't be good, and same with the plastic. I don't know, the idea just seems sort of cruel. I may be totally wrong. Does anyone have any photos of a MaQuarium?

icetraxxg5
May 13, 2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by SoonToGetAMac
Well, if you just put the water right into the CRT, that can't be good, and same with the plastic. I don't know, the idea just seems sort of cruel. I may be totally wrong. Does anyone have any photos of a MaQuarium?

Woah! :eek:
You have to gut the mac first and insert an acrylic tank inside of the mac. Its not cruel at all, same as a regular tank. Take a look --> http://www.redlightrunner.com/macaquariums.html

MacBandit
May 14, 2003, 12:56 AM
Here's are step by step instructions on creating Mac Aquariums. Personally though I would make sure those Macs go to a good collectors homes.

tazo
May 20, 2003, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Here's are step by step instructions on creating Mac Aquariums. Personally though I would make sure those Macs go to a good collectors homes.

you uhh forgot a link :)

MacBandit
May 20, 2003, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by tazo
you uhh forgot a link :)

Wow!! Imagine that I don't know why I did that I even remember looking it up. I know this because I just went straight to the page. Well here it is.

http://www.applefritter.com/hacks/macquarium/construct/index.html

donigian
Jun 4, 2003, 07:14 PM
I'd help take an SE off your hands, PM me with details.