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dianed143@comcast.net
Hi all - I have a bunch of old Mac books and probably some software I would love to get rid of.

Mac Bibles, Mac Bible Upgrade and Repair Manual, Mac Secrets - this was all great stuff I loved but it’s really obsolete these days!

I can put it on my Amazon Marketplace but didn’t know if there was a better place.

Mac Rumors classifieds? Is LEM still around? (though I hated when they started to require full name and zip in each email). eBay? Trash?

Thanks,
Diane


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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

Tori Hernandez
Hi Diane. I put my stuff on Craigslist and everything went-free of course.

Tori

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> On Nov 27, 2016, at 3:22 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Hi all - I have a bunch of old Mac books and probably some software I would love to get rid of.
>
> Mac Bibles, Mac Bible Upgrade and Repair Manual, Mac Secrets - this was all great stuff I loved but it’s really obsolete these days!
>
> I can put it on my Amazon Marketplace but didn’t know if there was a better place.
>
> Mac Rumors classifieds? Is LEM still around? (though I hated when they started to require full name and zip in each email). eBay? Trash?
>
> Thanks,
> Diane
>
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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

Marilyn Matty
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On Nov 27, 2016, at 6:22 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all - I have a bunch of old Mac books and probably some software I would love to get rid of.

Mac Bibles, Mac Bible Upgrade and Repair Manual, Mac Secrets - this was all great stuff I loved but it’s really obsolete these days!


Think about donating them. Libraries, Goodwill, schools are happy to have books. The Salvation Army picks up for free. 

You'll get a tax deduction:


Marilyn



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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

Alexander Forbes
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On Nov 27, 2016, at 4:22 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all - I have a bunch of old Mac books and probably some software I would love to get rid of.

Mac Bibles, Mac Bible Upgrade and Repair Manual, Mac Secrets - this was all great stuff I loved but it’s really obsolete these days!

I had a ton of books I decided to shed before a move, and then more when I got there. I do have a signed and numbered first edition hardback worth considerable scoots, and one of these days I'll face trying to get the best price I can on Amazon.

Mostly, I had old novels and textbooks, manuals for program languages I no longer use, and pretty much the same as you mentioned. I decided to donate them to charity and let them decide. 

Alex




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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

dianed143@comcast.net

On Nov 28, 2016, at 8:56 AM, Alexander Forbes <[hidden email]> wrote:


On Nov 27, 2016, at 4:22 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all - I have a bunch of old Mac books and probably some software I would love to get rid of.

Mac Bibles, Mac Bible Upgrade and Repair Manual, Mac Secrets - this was all great stuff I loved but it’s really obsolete these days!

I had a ton of books I decided to shed before a move, and then more when I got there. I do have a signed and numbered first edition hardback worth considerable scoots, and one of these days I'll face trying to get the best price I can on Amazon.

Mostly, I had old novels and textbooks, manuals for program languages I no longer use, and pretty much the same as you mentioned. I decided to donate them to charity and let them decide. 

Hi all - donation is always an option. I don’t think libraries or schools will take them as they are pretty old. There is a local Goodwill that I bring other household items too, and a bunch of books my exh left behind years ago too, so I know they will take them. 

I remember selling some old Mac games I had and I think a very early edition of MS Word as well on the old LEM list. Never got much for them though, but I was broke and any amount was welcome.

Tax write offs are pretty small, money in pocket is always a good thing so I lean that way first… but suspect donating will be the end result.

Yep, lots of Novell Netware in my pile, some programming guides. Years of being a geek LOL

I have had some books on Amazon for years. They are all stashed in my office closet and I have a moment of panic anytime one sells because I’ve forgotten I even had it at that point.

Diane




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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

John Ferman-2
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If you can not sell them, then neither can Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. So you are just burdening them with your useless stuff. Measure their thicknesses and advertise your supply of table leg eveners.

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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

David Nuss
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Hi Diane;

I’m downsizing as well, and although it took a while, I was able to donate a lot of software to the Computer History Museum in California.

I also in contact thru Tidbits with another list member about the rest of the items.

Here in northern NJ, I have not had any luck ebaying or donating items like this to any local authority, ie schools, libraries, or others. Libraries did take a bunch of books when they were having a fund-raising book sale. Not for their shelves, just to sell.

A lot of stuff I’m just throwing out, not worth the trouble of documenting and listing.

Our condo doesn’t have much sense of ‘community’ so there has never been any interest among neighbors in garage sales or community bulletin board offerings.

It’s quite sad to throw away things for sure.

Hopefully in your area you can Craigslist or bulletin board or donate…

dn


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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

George Wade
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Even back during the dawn of the computer age:  lots of related publications were out of date by the time they were printed;  let alone distributed.  They could be recycled into fuel processing or paper products.  Somebody might want to use the pages to make antique wall paper — dilute battery acid would yellow it up very nicely !

Software that could be upgraded lasted better;  much of it anyway.

George

On 27 Nov 2016, at 18:22, Diane wrote:

> Hi all - I have a bunch of old Mac books and probably some software I would love to get rid of.
>
> Mac Bibles, Mac Bible Upgrade and Repair Manual, Mac Secrets - this was all great stuff I loved but it’s really obsolete these days!
>
> I can put it on my Amazon Marketplace but didn’t know if there was a better place.
>
> Mac Rumors classifieds? Is LEM still around? (though I hated when they started to require full name and zip in each email). eBay? Trash?
>
> Thanks,
> Diane



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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

Paul Chernoff
I learned my lesson when I donated my father's small library to Goodwill. Anything classified as a textbook that was over 3 years old was thrown away. This included most of his computing books. I didn't realize, but now know, that much of what I gave them was a burden to them, meaning it cost them money to dispose of the stuff.

And I should have known better. I used to work for an international nonprofit and learned that during disaster that much of the food and clothing donated by people ends up getting thrown away and is a burden to those aide agencies, and not a hlep. Some stuff was junk but there was also a problem of inappropriate clothing (coats for people in the Caribbean) and food.

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On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 2:31 PM, George Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:
Even back during the dawn of the computer age:  lots of related publications were out of date by the time they were printed;  let alone distributed.  They could be recycled into fuel processing or paper products.  Somebody might want to use the pages to make antique wall paper — dilute battery acid would yellow it up very nicely !

Software that could be upgraded lasted better;  much of it anyway.

George

On 27 Nov 2016, at 18:22, Diane wrote:

> Hi all - I have a bunch of old Mac books and probably some software I would love to get rid of.
>
> Mac Bibles, Mac Bible Upgrade and Repair Manual, Mac Secrets - this was all great stuff I loved but it’s really obsolete these days!
>
> I can put it on my Amazon Marketplace but didn’t know if there was a better place.
>
> Mac Rumors classifieds? Is LEM still around? (though I hated when they started to require full name and zip in each email). eBay? Trash?
>
> Thanks,
> Diane



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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

dianed143@comcast.net
Guess I’m better off trying to sell it via Amazon/Mac people, then just recycling the rest.

Thanks!


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Re: Where to sell vintage Mac stuff?

David Brostoff-2
On Nov 29, 2016, at 1:27 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Guess I’m better off trying to sell it via Amazon/Mac people, then just recycling the rest.

In a previous post you asked about Low End Mac, which still exists:
<http://lowendmac.com/groups/>

I used them to give away several otherwise useless items a year or two ago.

I also gave some things to a local used computer store.

David


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