Went to a nerd garage sale and came out with a car full of nostalgia

IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from mPasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
Maybe it's just rewatching Stranger Things on NetFlix for the 3rd time that has me full of nerd gaming nostalgia but when I saw the following ad on Craigslist this weekend, I had to go: HUGE GEEK SALE - Electronics, Video Games, Computers & More!!!

Apparently the guy who's selling all this was working on making a computer museum and everything is working for the most part. Life happened and now he needs to sell everything and move. I ended up getting the following:
- TRS-80 102 still in the original box + acoustic coupler + portable disk drive
- Texas Instruments TI-99 with games
- 3 different Ataris with games + box full of Atari accessories
- Commodore 128 (already have a 64 in the house) + new in box dot matrix printer for it
- Old IBM for old DOS games :P
- Old Apple computer


Here's some various pics I snagged of the guy's stuff:

Holy Commodore!
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Holy Old School Apple!
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Whoever played these games had a good childhood:
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<3 Space Quest
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Police Quest!
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Atari!
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Texas Instruments
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My new/old TRS-80
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My car after a $300 dent to my wallet:
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  • danny069danny069 Member Posts: 1,025 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Wow...Stranger Things will do this you, you got me beat, I've only watched the whole series 2x so far. I didn't even know they had a Commodore 128!
    I am a Jack of all trades, Master of None
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    <3 Stranger Things and there's some serious 80's nostalgia in my car right now. I know I could emulate most of the games on these systems but there's something fun about sitting down and playing with my first computer or playing on an old console.

    Funny enough, you know that there's probably more compute power on any one of our phones than in that entire car.
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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Love Stranger Things!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrpWyh_oJwc <----a must watch for any fan!
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  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, Microsoft USAMember Posts: 884 ■■■■■■□□□□
    WOW, those pictures took me way way back. Seeing all of those Sierra games made my inner child very happy. And that Carmen San Diego box is super cool too. Your office is like a museum.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,311 Mod
    looks like I need to watch Stranger Things! It has been recommended to me few times...


    Iris, I think you should start that Computer Museum now!
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  • TechGromitTechGromit GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Member Posts: 2,052 ■■■■■■■■□□
    What did all the loot cost you?
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • docricedocrice Member Posts: 1,706 ■■■■■■■■■■
    An unboxing series on YouTube would be most appreciated.
    Hopefully-useful stuff I've written: http://kimiushida.com/bitsandpieces/articles/
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    It cost me $300 total which was worth it. It seemed like the guy was more interested in it going to a loving home than anything else.
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  • Danielm7Danielm7 Member Posts: 2,309 ■■■■■■■■□□
    It cost me $300 total which was worth it. It seemed like the guy was more interested in it going to a loving home than anything else.


    I don't follow the vintage market but that sounds like a steal. Seeing the original KQ boxes is making me have flashbacks, nice haul!
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,920 Mod
    Can't remember when was the last time I saw so many 1541 drives together. I'm glad his mom kicked him out of the basement and you were able to score great stuff.
  • varelgvarelg Banned Posts: 790
    $300 is nothing for the treasure you got there. The phone... the phone next to the Texas Instruments computer!
    But yeah... now what?
  • bigdogzbigdogz Member Posts: 876 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Wow!!! These photos bring me back. Have fun. It sounds like the guy treasured his computers like family.
  • fredrikjjfredrikjj Member Posts: 879
  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Member Posts: 1,179 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Nice haul! In Austin, one of the local Goodwills has a computer museum of sorts.

    I wonder what was up with the bottle of Kingsford lighter fluid in the first pic. Maybe he was going to light up the whole collection if nobody bought anything...
  • bigdogzbigdogz Member Posts: 876 ■■■■■■■■□□
    ...or it didn't find its way to a good home.

    I still have my Timex Sinclair 1000 that is used as a security system for my house.
  • Mr.NetworkMr.Network Member Posts: 117
    i built my own nostalgia arcade box :)

    using raspberry pi running retropie, I got all the old games that I want:)



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  • Danielm7Danielm7 Member Posts: 2,309 ■■■■■■■■□□
    OK, you all broke me, I started watching Stranger Things last night.
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    ....and 8 hours later, you're still watching :P

    When you're done watching and finish crying into your pillow because you have to wait for season 2, you should check out Mr Robot.
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  • volfkhatvolfkhat Member Posts: 947 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Mr.Network wrote: »
    i built my own nostalgia arcade box :)
    using raspberry pi running retropie, I got all the old games that I want:)



    Bubble Bobble!!

    Man did i love that game....
  • Danielm7Danielm7 Member Posts: 2,309 ■■■■■■■■□□
    ....and 8 hours later, you're still watching :P

    When you're done watching and finish crying into your pillow because you have to wait for season 2, you should check out Mr Robot.

    HA! I wish, I had to wait for my wife, I'm still waiting to start EPISODE 2! But yes, I've been watching Mr Robot from Ep 1, good stuff too. After The 100 I'll have to sync up with your Netflix feed and see what other stuff I've been missing.
  • Codeman6669Codeman6669 Member Posts: 227
  • SeekBytesSeekBytes Member Posts: 143
    I know the subconscious decision that drove Kate to buy all this stuff. She wanted to replicate the arcade as in Mr. Robot ;)

    P.S: if you do not mind send me a picture of the popcorn machine.
  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Man I owned some of that stuff when I was a kid.

    pictures look like the set of Halt and Catch Fire, love that show
  • kurosaki00kurosaki00 Member Posts: 973
    It cost me $300 total which was worth it. It seemed like the guy was more interested in it going to a loving home than anything else.

    lol I thought you were going to say like 9.99.
    Wow... you got palm pilots! lol the games.. no kings quest? Holy point n click batman
    meh
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