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Arukas
January 4th, 2009, 03:48 AM
Someone told me there was a website that sold old computers so people can make cheap linux boxes.

Does anyone know of this website?

gn2
January 4th, 2009, 03:49 AM
Ebay?

Arukas
January 4th, 2009, 04:04 AM
Ebay? Try working with me here. Its a website that sell old computers, good for linux boxes. I do not want an internet auction site. So, I am not looking for ebay.

gn2
January 4th, 2009, 04:13 AM
Ebay is where I picked up the PC that I use for a jukebox.
It cost 10.
There's plenty old PC's going cheap on Ebay that would be ideal for reviving with the right Linux distro.

lswb
January 4th, 2009, 04:18 AM
http://www.google.com/search?q=cheap+used+computers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a

Nothing wrong with ebay I've bought 4 different notebooks from ebay over the last 3 years or so and successfully installed linux on all of them: 2 thinkpads, a compaq, and a nice little Gateway 200arc I'm using right now. None of them were more than $225 including shipping. You could also try the local Craigs List.

Arukas
January 4th, 2009, 04:34 AM
I am already looking at ebay, never said it wasn't a good place. I heard from a friend that there was another website that focused on it, and they didn't remember the website, read it in a pc magazine.

abn91c
January 4th, 2009, 04:35 AM
Someone told me there was a website that sold old computers so people can make cheap linux boxes.

Does anyone know of this website?
http://www.geeks.com

smurfgod
January 4th, 2009, 04:44 AM
erpcsales.com p4 for 75$

smurf :D

srt4play
January 4th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Retrobox.com was a good one.

handy
January 4th, 2009, 06:02 AM
I get mine from the local rubbish dump for $5- each, $10- with monitor.

Even if you only salvage RAM & a PSU out of the thing you are a mile in front.