Over on Apartment Therapy last year, we made mention that Goodwill (as in the thrift store) was selling some of their snazzier items online. Many of the items that are deemed to "have value" are listed up in an eBay style auction for your bidding. It's a killer place to find last years (or 30 years ago) tech at super affordable prices!
In just a few short minutes we found everything from game systems to surround sound systems and we love the idea that having some tech in the home can improve your quality of life without having the newest, bigger, better and best of what's on the market.
Often it's easy to focus on the new gadget (hello iPad), but usually only a small group of people are actually up to date on such things. More often than not you'll find people who are more interested in finding that perfect stereo receiver made in 82' or even an 8 track for their car! Goodwill has many of these items and it's well worth taking some time to check out once in awhile.
Even if you don't check it obsessively like Craigslist, it still gives you access to gadgets and tech from all across the country. It's like thrift store shopping without the icky "old" smell! Awesome!
• Shop Goodwill for Electronics & Computers, Cameras and Camcorders