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hpr1028 :: Jonathan Kulp and NYbill: Goodwill Hunting

A discussion of what technology can be found at Goodwill

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Hosted by Various Hosts on 2012-07-11 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Jonathan Kulp and NYbill talk about a little known resource for inexpensive tech finds. Thanks go to Windigo for the inspiration and episodes title from this dent:

Jon's export business

The guys talk about Jon's finds at the Goodwill and his uses of the rigs. As is becoming somewhat of a theme, there is a digression into computer nostalgia and Linux origins. But, the guys get the episode back on track.

Grab ten bucks and get out there and shop!

Jon's web site
Goodwill
Jon's Goodwill
Goodwill Online

Heathkit Nostalgia

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Comment #1 posted on 2012-07-15T16:35:22Z by the_remora

Goodwill Computer Works

Just finished listening to this episode and I have to say that I am jealous. We have what Goodwill calls a "Computer Works" here in Charlotte NC and they are not as cheep as you guys are saying, probably because they try to refurbish everything they get in but even the junk systems they have from '05 they want about $100 for. I have found some stuff I thought was really cool. Such as a original working Xbox for $25 with all the cables and a controller. What I undersand of how goodwill does it 99% of the computer equipment in my region ends up in this storefront which does not sell clothes.

Comment #2 posted on 2012-08-15T20:58:49Z by Urugami

Where does it come from?

Listening now, and NYBill is asking "Who's dropping this tech stuff off?"
Well, when I was clearing out stuff after marriage/moving, I gave a LOT of tech stuff to Goodwill. Computers, cards, and even a full installation kit for SCO Unix, floppies, manuals, everything.
I wish I could find out just who ended up with some of that stuff.
I think I know who the waterbed went to; the employees were eying that up hard. :)

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