You might also try acquiring old hardware from <http://gsaauctions.gov/>.
Often, dozens of 5+ year old machines can be had for very cheap.  Often no
drives or driver software but they are usually very well know big brand
configuration (HP, Dell, IBM, Apple).

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Don Flowers <donr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> For the past two years in the spring summer and fall I have alerted my
> local FB friends to be on the lookout for older PC''s and nothing yet
>
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Karen Lewellen <klewel...@shellworld.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Additionally, if you live in an area with an active freecycle community,
>> quality machines can be yours for free.
>>   Granted I am in a major city, but I find even p4 units given away.  the
>> goal is keeping items out of the landfill, so those using the service
>> would
>> rather pass them on than throw them away.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 9 Nov 2015, patrick wrote:
>>
>> > old machines are cheap:
>> > I find them all the time at garage sales.
>> > I pay an average of $5 for a tower of any age.
>> > Sometimes people just give them to me to get rid of them.
>> > More often, they just throw them away.
>> > Newegg sells reconditioned machines, usually with Windows 7
>> > for 75 - 200$ and there are lots of other companies doing the same.
>> >
>> >
>> > On 11/09/2015 07:07 AM, Don Flowers wrote:
>> >>  Yeah, I should have mentioned that my PC has an onboard Intel
>> 82567LM-3
>> >>  for which there seems to be no DOS option for connectivity and the
>> sound
>> >>  is HD and unrecognisableed by either MPXPlay or Mplayer, I have at
>> least
>> >>  one game that will throw sound out the onboard speaker (Empong).
>> >>
>> >>  As for buying a retro machine, have you checked the prices lately? In
>> the
>> >>  past year alone a PII or PIII with one ISA slot has doubled in price
>> to an
>> >>  average of $300-400. I do have a couple of Compaq Armada laptops that
>> have
>> >>  awsome sound and also connect via PCMCIA netcard. I am trying to get a
>> >>  working Desktop PC that is capable of running FreeDOS and still will
>> run
>> >>  Linux and/or Windows.  It's an elusive beast. :^)
>> >>
>> >>
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