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Jinx
01-28-2012, 05:12 AM
Working at a computer junk store means I purchase a lot of, well junk. Rather than create a new thread each time I have something to share, I'm just going to post it here. If you buy any cool junk and want to share feel free to post.

Let's keep this thread for used items only. None of that cool new stuff nobody can afford. Let's see the thrift store, outlet, yard sale, trash items you get.

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So today was payday and I decided to check out the local Goodwill and scored some premium Laser Discs! Yep. I collect Laser Discs. They are like huge cds and were prohibitively expensive when I was a kid since they usually sold new for $50. Now that I'm older, it's obsolete technology and from time to time I'll find LD's mixed with records at Goodwill and pick them up for $.99. Today they had some in stock. Here's a few of what I picked up.

First, my grand prize. It's a two disc Blues Brothers Laser Disc! It even say on the front "Expanded edition with bonus footage"! Well this movie is in my top 5 favorite movies so I had to pick it up. My DVD edition is only 133 minutes. This edition is 150 minutes! Yep, that's 2 and a half hours of Blues Brothers goodness. Not sure what the extra video is, so I'll have to pop the ol' LD in and check it out. This baby was originally priced at $7.99 in the store, but they were having a green tag sale, so I got it half price. A real bargain in my opinion.

http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223316_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223316.jpg) http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223338_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223338.jpg)
(Click the pics to embiggen)

Next is the making of Star Wars: As told by C-3PO and R2-D2, SP FX The Empire Strikes Back

This disc was created in 1981 and seems to focus on the making of both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. According to the back, it shows behind the scenes settings of the Millenium Falcon, The Death Star and shooting locations in Tunisia which is the setting for Luke's Farm and behind the scenes at Industrial Light and Magic. It the captions on the back makes reference to the two most successful movies ever made. So I think this video was created before Return of the Jedi. A good deal at $.99 even if it is crap. The Star Wars name should bring in a few bucks on Ebay if I decide to sell it.

http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223324_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223324.jpg)

Third and fourth are LD's I bought for $.99. The original Clash of the Titans, complete with stop motion animation and Dragonslayer. I don't know what to say about Dragonslayer. It looks like a pretty bad movie. I bought it because of the art work. Might have to watch it with some friends and make fun of it in the classic MST3K fashion.

http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223445_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120127_223445.jpg)

Charles
01-28-2012, 05:17 AM
Bah....


I like your container "arcade" better.

Charles
01-28-2012, 05:18 AM
I have a bunch of star wars trading cards from years back. I am looking to get rid of.

ronman
01-28-2012, 05:21 AM
I fucking love LD. Awesome scores. :cool:

Jinx
01-28-2012, 05:21 AM
A little digging shows the Star Wars LD is a set of two specials.

The first is the making of Star Wars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Making_of_Star_Wars

The second is SP FX The Empire Strikes Back. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SP_FX:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back

Should make for a good watch. Looks like both these features weren't rereleased until the Bluray Complete Star Wars Edition came out in 2011.

Jinx
01-28-2012, 05:23 AM
Bah....


I like your container "arcade" better.
As do I, but it's a much more expensive hobby. These are cheap!


I fucking love LD. Awesome scores. :cool:
Thanks Ronman!

Charles
01-28-2012, 05:26 AM
Which reminds me, I need to make my way out to GB some time.

Jinx
01-28-2012, 05:33 AM
Heck yeah! It's just over the mountains.

Matt Booker
01-28-2012, 01:37 PM
I bought Dragonslayer on dvd in a $5 bin at Walmart a while back, and for similar reasons. :)

It's a bad movie, but the fun kind of bad movie.

~Matt Booker

lynchingacers
01-28-2012, 05:56 PM
i stopped buying junk
now i just find junk or get paid to throw shit out..

Jinx
02-07-2012, 03:53 AM
Latest acquisition... Jurassic Park on Laser Disc. Woot!

http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120206_214659_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120206_214659.jpg)

TDSP
02-07-2012, 06:27 AM
I should look for my Neo Geo compound unit...

Jinx
02-07-2012, 04:27 PM
I love Neo Geo! Bought a Neo Geo CD console right out of Japan last year. Got to love the internet!

Scarface88
02-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Is that the one that had 300 dollar games?

Jinx
02-08-2012, 03:37 AM
Is that the one that had 300 dollar games?
That was it's predecessor called the Neo Geo AES. The Neo Geo CD was basically the same system, but used CDs instead of cartridges so the games cost less to manufacture and sell.

Speaking of Neo Geo, I have a Neo Geo MVS sitting in my arcade. It needs a new monitor though, so I've never played it.

TDSP
02-09-2012, 01:21 AM
I have mine ENTIRELY for Samurai Showdown. Amazing how I also have a Dreamcast just for Soul Calibur.... ;)

Jinx
02-09-2012, 01:25 AM
Cool. I'll have to pick up that game.

Jinx
02-28-2012, 06:51 PM
Just picked up a really cool Alienware Area 51m laptop. It's old though. About a 2004 vintage with a 3GHz Pentium 4 processor. It came in to the store to be recycled but I rescued it, upped the memory from 512MB to 2GB and installed a 60GB IDE hard drive.

It's not fast by today's standards, but it is cool looking. I'd post pictures but can't upload them to my server until I'm home tonight.

TDSP
02-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Ebay? :D

Jinx
02-28-2012, 08:52 PM
Ebay? :D
I don't think it's worth that much so its going into my collection.

Tessa
02-28-2012, 11:59 PM
Discovered a Swedish band called "First Aid Kit." I'm a little behind the times as far as pop culture is concerned so they probably have been around for a while but I love their music. Had to go and order their most recent CD.

Scarface88
02-29-2012, 12:52 AM
I have mine ENTIRELY for Samurai Showdown. Amazing how I also have a Dreamcast just for Soul Calibur.... ;)
I have an N64 just for Goldeneye.

Jinx
02-29-2012, 02:33 AM
Here's the ol' Alienware I bought. Had to pay top dollar for it too! ($25.00)

http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120227_134104_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120227_134104.jpg) http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120227_134116_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120227_134116.jpg)

TDSP
02-29-2012, 04:43 PM
Discovered a Swedish band called "First Aid Kit." I'm a little behind the times as far as pop culture is concerned so they probably have been around for a while but I love their music. Had to go and order their most recent CD.

Are they as good as Basshunter? I'll pirate them shortly...

Jinx
02-29-2012, 05:06 PM
Are they as good as Basshunter? I'll pirate them shortly...
I believe the politically correct term is to "locally cache the streaming audio".

TDSP
02-29-2012, 05:34 PM
My race for the Census was pirate.

Jinx
03-08-2012, 06:21 PM
No photos as of yet, but someone recycled a brand new Cooler Master i930 PC case still in the box. Another customer recycled an Asus motherboard complete with a 2.66GHz, Core I5 750 processor. I put the two together and built my mother a newish computer. It seems a lot faster than the old Core2Duo she had.

TDSP
03-08-2012, 08:16 PM
Jebus, I need to work for a recycler :ohnoes:

Jinx
03-08-2012, 08:47 PM
Jebus, I need to work for a recycler :ohnoes:
The pay is terrible but the benefits are nice.

Jinx
04-20-2012, 05:09 PM
Traded some stuff to get ahold of this beauty. It's the Star Wars Trilogy Definitive Collection on Laser Disc.

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TDSP
04-20-2012, 05:21 PM
Very cool! Pre-THX remaster, right?

Jinx
04-20-2012, 09:16 PM
Very cool! Pre-THX remaster, right?
It says THX Laser Disc on the side of the case, so I guess it's not quite original. Date on it is 1993. I wonder if Han shot first on this edition?

TDSP
04-21-2012, 06:24 AM
The 1997 edition was when the change occurred according to Wookiepedia. I think my THX VHS tapes are the last original edition.

Mine are in a sleeve instead of the shadow box, but look 100% like these boxes:
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Jinx
05-06-2012, 03:02 AM
Today's acquisition was a cell phone! It's a T-Mobile branded HTC D7 (http://www.diaspod.com/android-phone/d7-windows-phone-specs.html) Windows 7 phone. Seems like it's brand new. I think it was a Microsoft employee that dropped it off for recycle. Still has the original screen wrap over the screen and the battery was wrapped in plastic as well. It didn't have a sim and booted to the setup screen. I checked at the T-Mobile store this morning, and they didn't think it was stolen.

Jinx
05-29-2012, 07:55 PM
Got a really cool looking Commodore Pet! It's rather ratty looking right now, and I'm at work. Will post pictures later..

6 Speed
05-30-2012, 03:38 PM
I just "bought" a MacBook. Paid a season of mowing a tiny yard for it XD

C2D 2.2, 13" screen, 1gb, 500gb hdd. OSX how I have missed you....

Jinx
05-30-2012, 04:39 PM
I just "bought" a MacBook. Paid a season of mowing a tiny yard for it XD

C2D 2.2, 13" screen, 1gb, 500gb hdd. OSX how I have missed you....
Nice score! I have the equivalent MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Core2Duo.

Here's a photo of my Commodore Pet after I cleaned it up. The dark spots are actually paint spots. Someone was painting around it and dripped some on this computer.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/419/20120529213032.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/20120529213032.jpg/)

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6 Speed
06-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Emglo KU and Quincy QTS3QCB 3. Picked both up for retarded cheap, very likely going to put them right up for sale.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/Crazzedmuthafucka/sale/DSCI0054.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/Crazzedmuthafucka/sale/DSCI0049.jpg

Jinx
06-19-2012, 05:56 PM
Ooh, neat! Any plans for those?

6 Speed
06-19-2012, 06:41 PM
Probably sell them. As much as I would LOVE a compressor setup so that I can be better equipped for the work that comes in, I need the cash more. The Quincy still sells for like 900+, the Emglo for 300+ (new prices on each, obviously). If anyone's interested, holler at me. I'll ship.

cowman
06-20-2012, 12:46 AM
Speaking of cool....

http://thecowman.com/pics/iphone88.jpg

http://thecowman.com/pics/iphone89.jpg

6 Speed
06-20-2012, 03:25 AM
How long does it take to cool that mancave down?