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Old 05-12-2011, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default I sold it all for beer!

So about 10 months ago I found these 2 awesome mac computers sitting in front of one of my neighbors' houses, and, being the frugal computer nerd I am, I picked em up. My plan was to restore them to their original glory and learn the hell outta some apples.

So I had them sitting in my "office" for a while, eventually moved them into my garage, and was contemplating storing them in the attic.

Needless to say, since then I've gotten a job at apple and it would be increasingly beneficial for me to learn as much as possible about osx buuuut....

After spending the day yesterday cleaning out and organizing my garage to make brewing days easier, I moved them next to my garage door with the intent of throwing them away....well that thought only lasted about 30 seconds before I decided to snap a couple quick pics and sell em on craig.

I posted them for sale for $25, within the first 30 minutes had about 25 responses. So after quite a bid of bidding and replying through email over the next couple hours, I ended up selling them this morning for $80, which will mostly go towards some new brew gear.

Of course now I have to figure out how to buy new brew gear without swmbo getting pissed at me for "wasting more money"...

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Old 05-12-2011, 04:00 AM   #2
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Of course now I have to figure out how to buy new brew gear without swmbo getting pissed at me for "wasting more money"...
Go out buy what you want. If she complains, explain this time you sold YOUR stuff on CL. If she doesn't like that plan, suggest selling HER items for brewing equipment on CL...
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:50 AM   #3
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Go out buy what you want. If she complains, explain this time you sold YOUR stuff on CL. If she doesn't like that plan, suggest selling HER items for brewing equipment on CL...
I'd rather not be homeless..
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I've found computers on the street before, fixed them up, then sold them for a modest amount on Craigslist.

Being in the right place at the right time rocks.

For some reason people will overpay for severely outdated Macs too, I don't really understand why. I mean you can take an ancient windows based system and get good performance using Linux, but what is the value in a 9 year old Mac that would make people interested in paying $65 for it?

Whatever their reasoning... that money went into beer equipment in my case too

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:13 AM   #5
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I'd rather not be homeless..
I'd put the wife on craigslist. Problem solved. And I bet some sucker would pay a lot more than $80 for her.
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Go out buy what you want. If she complains, explain this time you sold YOUR stuff on CL. If she doesn't like that plan, suggest selling HER items for brewing equipment on CL...
Tried that and it doesn't work.
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I'd put the wife on craigslist. Problem solved. And I bet some sucker would pay a lot more than $80 for her.
Sadly, they shut down that part of the site
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Tried that and it doesn't work.
Then lower your prices or pick a different item...lol. Pics also help.
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I'd put the wife on craigslist. Problem solved. And I bet some sucker would pay a lot more than $80 for her.
If she' see's this post you'll be the one for sale on Craigslist LOL
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So far the best thing I can come up with is that I sold the macs for $20, and when I picked them up he gave me some free homebrew gear as well.

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