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Look what I found in the trash
« on: 21:04, 08 October 13 »
Found this very nice and tidy 6128 in a heap of old junk behind the local electronics store.



Sorry about the poor image quality. This CPC is in excellent condition and it's probably almost unused. Unfortunately I could not find any disks for it.

This junkyard is a gold mine - previously I've found a CPC464, an Epson HX20, a breadbin C64, a new-style C64, an Amiga 500 and an Amiga 600. All in working order :)

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #1 on: 21:09, 08 October 13 »
Thanks' for saving it  :)  You have +++ Good Karma now  :)
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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #2 on: 21:10, 08 October 13 »
Found this very nice and tidy 6128 in a heap of old junk behind the local electronics store.
This junkyard is a gold mine - previously I've found a CPC464, an Epson HX20, a breadbin C64, a new-style C64, an Amiga 500 and an Amiga 600. All in working order :)

Keep going there! It's your sacred duty to salvage these poor machines.

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #3 on: 22:34, 08 October 13 »
Nice find, but you do realise that we all hate you for having access to such a gold mine that we don't have access to, don't you? :D

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #4 on: 23:25, 08 October 13 »
Nice find, but you do realise that we all hate you for having access to such a gold mine that we don't have access to, don't you?

Then I will make sure to update this thread whenever I find something nice :)

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #5 on: 23:31, 08 October 13 »
Definitely! Always good to see retro stuff being saved (even if we are jealous). You got a free A600 too? Working? Expanded? Good condition?  :'(

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #6 on: 23:54, 08 October 13 »
I envy you. I don't think there's any chance of finding anything like that here in Aust.  :o

Looks as if someone donated their Computer Museum to someone and it went straight to the trash.  :(
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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #7 on: 00:19, 09 October 13 »
You got a free A600 too? Working? Expanded? Good condition?  :'(

In very good condition. The case and keyboard looks brand new. It's a standard 1Mb A600 with the early KickStart, I've since added 4Mb fastmem and a more recent Kickstart (don't ask me which, I'm no Amiga-guy) that allows me to use the IDE.

The A500 didn't look so good though, but atleast it came with an extra drive and some joysticks.

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #8 on: 00:19, 09 October 13 »
Nice find, but you do realise that we all hate you for having access to such a gold mine that we don't have access to, don't you? :D

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #9 on: 08:15, 09 October 13 »
In Denmark it's impossible to salvage anything.  :(

It's forbidden to take stuff from the trash. If you try to, they "guards" will be utterly pissed at you.
Not to say I haven't taken an occasional Wico joystick every now and then. (It's worth the risk  ;) ). And if I did see some other old retro computer there, I'd most probably also try to just "steal" it anyway.
But really a shame how such stupid silly rules forces us to witness the good old machines just being destroyed.

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #10 on: 11:37, 09 October 13 »
In Denmark it's impossible to salvage anything.  :(
It is the same here in the UK.
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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #11 on: 13:08, 09 October 13 »
It is the same here in the UK.
Not strictly true - a friend of mine got a working Apple II from the dump for a few quid.

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #12 on: 15:16, 09 October 13 »
Not strictly true - a friend of mine got a working Apple II from the dump for a few quid.
lucky. In Sheffield it's metal cages for the electrical stuff, and up some steps to different containers to put in wood, metal and general waste.

Best is the Isle of Man sites. They have a seperate hut which they put "good" stuff into. You are welcome to come along, browse and take it away. Found a few PCWs there before. I even saw what I thought was a c65 in one of the containers and a guy went in and got it for me.
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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #13 on: 15:28, 09 October 13 »
So it wasn't a C65 then?

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #14 on: 15:47, 09 October 13 »
So it wasn't a C65 then?

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no it was a europc.
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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #15 on: 16:37, 09 October 13 »
Best is the Isle of Man sites. They have a seperate hut which they put "good" stuff into. You are welcome to come along, browse and take it away.

This is the same as at my local dump - they have a container & portacabin full of stuff but you have to make them an 'offer' if you want anything (but it's usually only a few quid).

Not sure if it's technically allowed but they do it anyway...!

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #16 on: 17:23, 09 October 13 »
So, where do you live? Hehe


Seriously though, nice find!

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #17 on: 17:36, 09 October 13 »
In Denmark it's impossible to salvage anything.  :(

It's forbidden to take stuff from the trash. If you try to, they "guards" will be utterly pissed at you.

Basically it's the same here, but if you ask they don't mind if you take a look. I go through the "junk" regularly, not because I expect to find any 8-bits (I usually don't) but because I collect and (attempt to) repair old Norwegian-made radios/stereos. I find a lot more of these than 8-bits ;)

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #18 on: 18:54, 10 October 13 »
In Denmark it's impossible to salvage anything.  :(

It's forbidden to take stuff from the trash. If you try to, they "guards" will be utterly pissed at you.
Not to say I haven't taken an occasional Wico joystick every now and then. (It's worth the risk  ;) ). And if I did see some other old retro computer there, I'd most probably also try to just "steal" it anyway.
But really a shame how such stupid silly rules forces us to witness the good old machines just being destroyed.




Come on you're a rebel! You can do it! In the worst case you can donate some beer to them, that always worked in Germany.


And you're damn right about all that stupid rules! That happened all due to that EU crap! Time to make a stand  :o
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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #19 on: 21:17, 12 October 13 »
God damn, why haven't I ever found anything? :D


Good fin man, enjoy!

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #20 on: 17:50, 14 October 13 »
Nice find, but you do realise that we all hate you for having access to such a gold mine that we don't have access to, don't you? :D

And yesterday's catch was a fully working Sega Master System II with a Sonic the Hedgehog cartridge, PSU and two controllers. Everything in working order. This is the second SMS II I've found.

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #21 on: 00:31, 15 October 13 »
... need an emoticon for rubbing our faces in it  :laugh: Damn I am jealous!

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #22 on: 10:59, 18 October 13 »
And yesterday's catch was a fully working Sega Master System II with a Sonic the Hedgehog cartridge, PSU and two controllers. Everything in working order. This is the second SMS II I've found.

Ok, now you're just asking us to hate you :D Great find.

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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #23 on: 13:24, 18 October 13 »
Ok, now you're just asking us to hate you :D Great find.

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I guess, if the key words you don't want to see is "fully working"!  :D
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Re: Look what I found in the trash
« Reply #24 on: 21:38, 18 October 13 »
Don't be jealous guys. Only someone who can be lucky for somebody else will find a great thing by himself.  :)
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