Two years ago a friend gave me an old computer from 1999. I thought I might eventually find a use for it, but by the time I did it refused to boot. It sat, broken, in a corner of my room, until yesterday, when our furniture rearrangements left me with a new round of additional clutter, and I decided to give up on fixing it. Instead, I took out the hard drives, which could still contain my friend’s private data. I posted the remainder on Craigslist in the “Free” section.

I posted it at 6:48 PM, and the first taker replied at 8:59 (131 minutes later). There were two other people who expressed interest, but the first guy picked it up tonight at 8:20 (25 hours later).

Let me reiterate that this is for a broken computer from 1999.

I love Craigslist.

(complete post after the break for posterity)


17″ Dell CRT (appears to be working)
A computer case, including:
power supply
dual socket motherboard with ethernet, audio, etc.
a single Pentium III 667 MHz
1 256 MB DIMM by Samsung of ECC PC800 RDRAM (Rambus)
an NVidia GeForce2 MX400 video card
a D-Link DWL-520 802.11b wireless PCI card
CD-RW drive
DVD-ROM drive
NO hard disk.

Even before I removed the hard drives, the machine would power on, but not boot, or even POST. This suggests that there may be some problem with the power supply or mainboard.

E-mail to arrange pickup. Anything not taken will be discarded.

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