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Subject:Mice! And other boot-fair stuff
Time:09:05 pm
Yesterday I picked up an Apple Magic Mouse (the bluetooth one that also sort of works as a trackpad) for rather less than I expected. And today I found two more Apple mice - another of the early USB "puck" ball mice from an iMac G3, and a nice clean Mighty Mouse from 2006-ish. All ludicrously cheap, so hopefully profitable. Also a PCI USB card and a PoweBook G4 charger made in 2000, which is technically the last millennium! Hopefully someone will buy this stuff - the last puck mouse I got is currently on £8 on eBay, which isn't bad considering I got it for 50p. Nothing interesting on the photographic side, but I did well last weekend - and there's still tomorrow...

For myself, a couple of DVDs - Arrietty and My Neighbour Totoro, which I've seen but didn't actually own. Looking forward to watching it again.
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jhall1
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Time:2016-09-04 07:48 am (UTC)
Good choices. :) Arrietty is good and My Neighbour Totoro is simply brilliant.
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bohemiancoast
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Time:2016-09-04 03:44 pm (UTC)
I'm looking for a white Apple Pro mouse and keyboard (suitable for the G4 iMac) if you happen to pick some up...
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ffutures
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Time:2016-09-04 09:21 pm (UTC)
Weird but true - I picked up a black and a white Pro mouse today! But I don't have any spare USB keyboards apart from a Windows one. If it helps, Cex are doing the white plastic one you want for £12, and the bluetooth version (but you'll need a bluetooth stick that works with G4) for £10.

https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SACCJSN2A#.V8yQhDUwA9o

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bohemiancoast
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Time:2016-09-05 07:54 am (UTC)
I'll have the Pro Mouse for some reasonable amount -- I'd suggest 80% of what you think it would sell for on eBay if that's agreeable to you? -- and pick it up at next month's Tun.

I should have specified wired keyboard; the plan is to get the iMac into more or less original spec. I might just get the CEX keyboard at this point, unless you think you're likely to pick up a white Mac Pro keyboard any time soon.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-09-05 01:00 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm selling one on Ebay now, you can have one for 80% of the final price I get for it.

CEX occasionally have the Pro keyboards for £4, but they're out of stock at present - also, they don't distinguish between the black and white ones when you order, and the last one I got was black. I don't think I can hold out much hope of having any spare keyboards myself any time soon, I seem to use them as fast as I get them, and two I've bought this year turned out to have buggered electronics, I've ended up selling them a key at a time for people who are refurbishing old keyboards.
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bohemiancoast
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Time:2016-09-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do need the white pro mouse. Thanks! I have a big batch of buggered keyboards here in fact (more modern ones).
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ffutures
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Time:2016-09-14 09:39 pm (UTC)
Well, it sold for £5.50, but neither of the two I have left is especially nice - they're both a bit scuffed - so let's say £3.
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bohemiancoast
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Time:2016-09-17 08:13 pm (UTC)
Perfect! I have realised I already bought this iMac a keyboard, so it should be all ready to find its forever home now. Though it might need an airport card...
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