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    Picked up a 22" Widescreen Dell LCD today for the grand sum of only $20...

    Here it is, next to my 17" Samsung LCD that I payed 10x that for.



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    Nice!
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    Score!

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    I buy all my work [neck] ties there. Just $2 each instead of $18 at a department store
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    We go to the thrift stores around here. I don't have any problems with used clothing as long as it is in good condition and I toss it in the wash first. I don't do used shoes, socks, underwear etc, but I'll gladly go for $6 jeans vs $30-50.

    I've been keeping my eye out for mechanical keyboards but no luck yet.

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    Default Re: Gotta love Goodwill...

    Our local thrift store (DI) sometimes has extreme deals, and others, not worth it.


    While $20 for an LCD is nice (not as nice as yours, the one I got), $25 for a PIII machine (nothing else included), isn't as good.

    My best deal was $5 for a fully-working Micron desktop (NOT tower!), with F&F: Tokyo in the CD (yes, C... D.....) drive.
    Two years. They were great. Let's make the next ones even better!

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    My best deal was a Razer Lachesis mouse that I got for $2. New, in box, and unopened. Sold it to my dad for $5 because his old Microsoft gaming mouse was failing and my Logitech was just fine.



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    WINNING!
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    Default Re: Gotta love Goodwill...

    I made a pretty good find the other day. It wasn't at Goodwill, but a similar type of thrift store.

    A White Alps Mechanical Keyboard. An Omnikey 101, for $5. It needs to be cleaned, but every key actuates smoothly. Just waiting on an AT to PS/2 converter to arrive and then I will test it and if it works, clean it and post some pictures. I'm not going to spend the time cleaning 100+ keys if it doesn't work, but I have a feeling it will.

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    The adapter came in and the keyboard works great. The number pad plus sign is broken, but after checking out the switch I found it was simply the solder cracked and pulled up off the board.

    So with a bit of soldering, and a whole lot of cleaning ahead of me, I'll have a decent keyboard for $5 + $3 adapter. I'll get pics up once it is fixed and cleaned up.

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