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    Is there much of a market for old reference material??

    One of the teachers neighbours recently died, who must have been in IT and she obviously thought we would like all the stuff. I would have loved it...if it hadnt all been so old

    It started off with a few NT 4 MCSE guides, and built up to an almost complete set - about 8 in total, probably were worth a fortune when they came out

    Now we've just got a load more stuff dumped in the office including a circa 1999 Technet Plus subscription, boxed copy of NT4 Server (both of which Im keeping because Im quite sad....) 2 boxed copies of OS/2 Warp Connect, masses of Oracle stuff, a big library of 'Progress' books, whatever that is and ancient copies of Backup Exec and finance software

    We could probably recycle most of the books but it still seems a bit of a waste, is there any chance any fool on ebay would want this stuff??
    I'll keep the interesting stuff myself but I have no interest in a load of Oracle stuff

    It also does annoy me a bit we're a dumping ground for anyones old IT *anything*
    Came in quite a few times to find teachers old home computers on my chair that they've 'donated'
    Very kind but errr far from useful

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    Re: Is there much of a market for old reference material??

    Although you cant (i'm pretty certain) sit the NT4 MCSE exams anymore, you could install the server in a virtual environment and play about with it.
    It's all out-dated, but you never know in any future jobs you get / go for it might be used for legacy systems.

    http://worsethanfailure.com/Articles...e_Backup_.aspx


    i'm not really expecting you to do this, but you never know!

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    Re: Is there much of a market for old reference material??

    I was actually considering doing that ops:
    Perhaps not going through it all but it would be nice to be competent in it, like you say in case I deal with it in future jobs

    I probably should finish my current MCSE stuff first though

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    Re: Is there much of a market for old reference material??

    eBay is your best best, you will find allsorts of things going on there for 99p etc, just make up a bulk lot and try and flog it on there sometimes works.

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    Re: Is there much of a market for old reference material??

    One man's junk... and all that



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