Exploring a MASSIVE Retro Computer Warehouse!

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    He takes his time showing the goodies, but the video delivers, jump to 13:05 to get to the good stuff. Hopefully more coverage from people combing through the huge cache of hardware will show up soon, I'll post here as I find them. Check out the facebook link if you want to get access. I enjoyed the discovery of the whole story by starting at the beginning.

    Exploring a MASSIVE Retro Computer Warehouse!
    LGR
    Published on Jul 12, 2019
    No joke, this place is truly mind-blowing! Taking a tour of Computer Reset in Dallas, Texas. It's a closed down vintage computer shop that's been largely abandoned and has stayed relatively untouched for years. Enjoy the mountains of computer hardware and software.
    ● Here's the group to join for scheduling/info on entering the building: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62745...
     
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    Here's some more coverage on Computer Reset, and I hope people that go there post more video coverage on what they find - see comments below from Computer Reset volunteers:

    Podcast | The fate of "Computer Reset" (and more) with LGR!
    Geek Therapy Radio
    Published on Jul 18, 2019
    Clint joins me from his YouTube channel, Lazy Game Reviews (LGR) to discuss the fate of a legendary retro computer warehouse "Computer Reset" in Dallas, TX. From there were discuss the Retro Games LTD's New Commodore 64!


    Chaniyth 4 days ago
    "Here's the current situation / reality check. Pretty much all the a/v equipment, Apple, Tandy, etc stuff is long since gone, months before LGR's video was even published. Many things shown in LGR's video is simply not there any more. Yes there's still tons of stuff but at the current surface level most of the "collectible" stuff is long since gone due to bring picked over the past few months."

    ChrisKewl 4 days ago
    "As a volunteer at CR I can tell you that the superficial items have been picked over, it's true, but under those boxes are tons of other boxes. Deeper you dig the older the equipment could be."

    Peter Young 4 days ago
    "I not only volunteer at CR, I'm also a customer! It's true that you have to dig a little more than before for what you're specifically looking for. But every time I go there's always something that catches my eye that's just sitting out in the open. Last time (July 6th) it was a Data General One in really nice condition. It was just sitting on a shelf in the back corner of a room. It wasn't there a week before. I've learned to respect and welcome the churn from all who wander into CR. Their actions turn up wonderful things!"
     
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    well ... So much for flying down and getting something like a new in box IBM DOS machine.
     
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    It sounds like you'd need to do some digging through the deep stacks, out of the corner of the camera's eye there were large stacks of PC's - new and used. It's impossible to know what's in the stack or box unless you open it, as described in the first video the box labels don't always match the actual contents.

    We need recent video to see what's changed since the first video, but even so if there are stacks of boxes we couldn't tell what is inside just from looking at them.

    The guys that responded to the video that claim to be Computer Reset related might be able to help if you are serious about a visit. And, if you do go please video the remaining stacks and post it.
     
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    i joined the FB group
     
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    Are you close enough - drive / fly - to visit CR?
     
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    no but, there was talk on FB of road trip down there from Chicago
     
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