Sorry I had no intention of causing offence. I had no intention to get a reaction. I would have thought that someone who fixes old computers would end up with some scrap just like someone who fixes old vehicles would also end up with some scrap. Over the years I have taken two Apple computers and two PC's to the tip when I could have recovered a bit pf gold. The computer I am typing on is an HP MIni 1502 I think , Running 32 bit Windows 7 It is a breath of fresh air compared to previous Windoze operation systems. The only trouble I have with it is the battery pack keeps falling out.
So are old computers collectors' items? I could understand the demand for one for period film set. In the film Decoding Annie Parker a desktop morphs through several generations of desktops to indicate passing of time.