is a windows 98 computer considered an antique?
how much can I get for it if I sell it at a pawn shop
- 4 months ago
Items normally must be over 50 years old to be considered antique. Old computers are about as useless as Ham/CB Radio, Buggy Whips, or Coonskin Hats. So your best option is to recycle. As for the pawn shop, you might be offended when you see the looks and hear the chuckles.
- 4 months ago
nothing unless they are recycling it and get the gold out.. YOU MAY if LUCKY get 5 bucks for it.
- RobertLv 45 months ago
Although considered old, a lot of now-a-day music systems still use the FAT32 file system on SD cards.
- DovregubbenLv 55 months ago
They have no value. A win 98 computer will have a really slow IDE hard drive, and probably has 1 3.5 and 5 inch floppy drives.
These use FAT 32 for file systems which do not allow for large hard drives. Nothing in the system is usable,
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- StevenLv 45 months ago
No, that will not be considered antique, because most of persons still using window 98 system nowadays.
Most computers old enough to run Windows 98 are broken of were thrown away while still working because they were considered to be too slow. You might still be able to find one, but you have to look for them specifically, because you won't find them in any store.
- 5 months ago
Hi. As these vids will demonstrate, even collectors aren't buying for more than $25or so, & the system is so old that people just create a VM of the Win98 hardware & run anything they need to on that.
So having the actual hardware is no longer necessary to run that OS.
And here's a little retro-Techie porn for You if You have some time to kill ...
- ZirpLv 75 months ago
Windows 98 is not a type of computer, it's an outdated operating-system.
A computer designed for windows 98 isn't worth anything nowadays
- DickLv 75 months ago
By law, an antique is an item that's at least 100 years old. A collectible is just about anything that people collect. The age of a collectible is not important, except if an item is labeled a vintage collectible. A vintage collectible is an item that is at least 50 years old.
- Pearl LLv 75 months ago
i would call a pawnshop and ask them about it
- Steve HLv 65 months ago
You would need to hang on to this computer for a long long time before it's regarded to be an antique. On top of that, supply versus demand plays a critical part in how much the computer would be worth. If enough people keep them for an extended time period, then it still won't be worth much in 50 years.
If it's still working by then, that will increase the value of your computer.
If you choose to store it for a few decades, then I recommend you wrap it in multiple layers of plastic so it's not impinged with additional dust. At startup, dust can create a track that short-circuits the computer, so it's not what you want inside your investment.
Most people will send their old electronics to the recycler or rubbish tip. I'd say that's probably what you will do too.
If you choose to sell it now, someone might pay you $1.
More effort than it's worth I should think.
Hence either dump it or keep it for an extended period of time are your best options.
By the way, if you do choose to keep it, then it's best to clean it out now before wrapping in plastic. You need to do this carefully though, so the circuitry isn't damaged.