Thank god for Schools

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  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    So my town High School was throwing out things and i saw some software in the dumpster so i took it.

    Here is what i got:

    The unopened software license sticker is from 1991 :0
     

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  2. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    That's pretty sweet. Now you should check with the computer lab and see if they are dumping the IIgs and LaserWriter. Maybe they'll have some IIe's:cool:.
     
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  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Nice find - save the stuff from the landfill.

    All very collectible.

    A school dumpster is where I saved my IIfx from... :D
     
  6. jparenti macrumors newbie

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    Nice! Usually the software and manuals are the hardest things to find after a few years (at least in my case).
    In Illinois, apparently it's against the rules for schools to sell old computer equipment. Therefore, they sometimes give it away. I got my snow iMac G3 for free this way. Luckily it didn't end up in a dumpster first.
     
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  8. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    how much i wish my school used mac's:mad: on a side note one of my teachers gave me some 5½ inch floppies with some software for the old bbc computers on them, with manuals too
     
  9. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Here's a sad tale:
    I am an EDU tech director. One year, I think it was 1999 or 2000, we got a large shipment of iMacs in. They were Rev 2 I think, not the original. Each of the 250 iMac boxes held a complete set of the Think Different posters. They were the smaller ones, not tubed but in large paper envelopes.
    I had them placed in the recycle bin.
     
  10. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    *sadtimes* - Thats terrible, bet you wish youd kept them, you couldve made a pretty penny selling that lot now
     
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  12. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    :eek:

    Thanks, toolbox
     
  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    *shakes head in disbelief and disappointment...*
     
  14. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Jackpot!

    Like the time I discovered two PowerMac G4s in a dumpster outside a highschool... Both worked flawlessly.
     
  15. Tech-Minded macrumors regular

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    A couple months back my school replaced the thirty or so emacs with pcs. Some guys were hauling em' out along with old 22 inch cinema displays and some other apple branded computers that I can't name. They looked professional but I knew there was something fishy going on...
    Used to have a G3 and G4; recycled them after two hard drive fails in the G4 and one in the G3. All I have left is a dying G5.
     
  16. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Man, I'd love to have that QT kit and a copy of AppleWorks GS. I'm running the old Apple II version of AppleWorks on my IIgs.
     
  17. Blazkowicz macrumors newbie

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    Nice software haul - I think the AppleWorks GS copy is the best part. I actually met the author of the Communication element of AWGS a few weeks back at an event... interesting guy.
     
  18. Xavier macrumors 68030

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    My high school took a few old iMac G5's to the electronics dump a few months back. Picked up a PERFECTLY FINE iMac, fixed it up, installed new software and now have a great computer.
     
  19. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do you have any idea how much this stuff is worth because I sure Don't :eek:


    That is very cool :apple:

    :eek: Looks like you made out a lot better than me :p

    congrats
     
  20. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    The schools around me sell the computer hardware and software at auctions.
     
  21. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    My high school just chucks all the old Macs. The IT people are so inaccessible that pretty much no one notices what they do. They chucked perfectly fine iMac G4s, Cubes, iMac G3s, and many more units I'm not aware of.
     
  22. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    One of my teachers had an Apple IIe that he said he used up until 5 or 6 years ago.
     

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