[Dclug] UMD surplus
craig at zenzic.net
Mon Mar 2 18:42:17 EST 2009
...terrapin trader, when I worked in Greenbelt we would routinely make a
lunch trip by there and buy stuff we didn't need.
But, I agree, the prices are all-over-the-place, PC stuff that is WAY
overpriced, and then on occasion non-mainstream stuff bargain priced
(sparcs, atm switches, digitizing tables, racks, big chalkboards).
Some useful facts are...
(A)they take no cash, only credit cards (anti-robbery I guess)
(B)if you buy something big, be prepared to haul it off, they aren't
willing to leave it in the warehouse, even though you've paid for it.
(C)If you are a University of MD system student(UMD,UMBC,UMAB,SU etc)
w/ID. (you get a discount(maybe 5% ?))
(D)Some of the prime stuff lands there in the mornings and is gone
quickly, I won't elaborate on why.
Ed James wrote:
> web: http://www.purchase.umd.edu/ttrader/
> I've checked their computer stuff out many times - usually ungodly
> expensive for stuff I get free on freecycle. On the other hand,
> I've bought other stuff there at great prices. It's one of those
> places where ya never know what you'll find, so it's often worth
> a visit from time to time. When a dept "donates" stuff, other
> departments get first, free crack at it, so by the time the
> general public gets to purchase, stuff has been pretty well
> picked over. But there's still a LOT of "stuff" there.
> Ed James
> (former *proud* UMD student and employee)
> Quoting "Przemek Klosowski" <przemek at jazz.ncnr.nist.gov>:
>> I saw a whole bunch of Tektronix 2313 (?) oscilloscopes and a nice 3x5
>> ft granite surface plate at the UMD Terrapin Trader surplus last week.
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