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Help! Want to sell "antique laptop"!

by bimmerman135 / September 10, 2008 1:12 PM PDT

Hey just another noob here. I have a Dell 325NC laptop that has been sitting around for many years, pulled it out of my closet to learn it runs perfectly!
My question for you guys is: Is this thing worth any money? I'd appreciate honest answers, because I will not be selling it.

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IMHO, if it sat, that's the value
by Willy / September 10, 2008 1:43 PM PDT

Its not that an old laptop can't be useful but it will be limited in doing tasks and stuck with older s/w to do it. Quite frankly once the battery poops out, I would donate it rather than look at it. About the old use I saw of an older laptop on intensive work is on a CNC lathe run from one. Then again, the s/w didn't change much over the yrs. either. ------Willy Happy

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by Phil Crase / September 10, 2008 9:36 PM PDT

Donate it say to a senior center, really not worth much if anything.

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Let me share.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2008 10:32 PM PDT

My brother is quite good at disposal. I had 2 old laptops that I had added wifi to years ago and ran just enough to get on the internet if you had the patience. Both were Pentium class machines and were sold off at 100 bucks each. The reason is simple. Today you can get the Dell Mini 9 for not much and it is a screamer, does wifi for very little money. Same for the eeepc.

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Old Laptop
by Renegade Knight / September 15, 2008 4:26 AM PDT

I just picked up an old IBM Thinkpad at a garage sale for 15 bucks. It had Windows 95 and I needed a legacy 95 computer. It works great for my purpose.

If it's fossil it's probably not worth much. But to the right person they can at least get some use out of it. In my case I got it to run the old Panzer General Games. They have never liked XP and Vista.

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