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Old 10-19-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I know it's an odd request, but does anyone know of a place in San Antonio or the surrounding areas to buy a manual typewriter? Preferably with a selection of models.

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Old 10-20-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Goodwill!! Tons of it Check this store first:
Goodwill
13311 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216-2056
(800) 483-9455 ‎
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:28 AM
 
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I agree. Check Goodwill and other thrift stores like Thrift Town. Also, check Craigslist. Sometimes, people give things like this away for free on Yahoo recycling groups.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Yeah - you're gonna play hob finding a *new* one anywhere - IIRC, the last manufacturer of 'em has stopped making them.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:44 AM
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Check the pawn shops as well. You just never know what you'll see in a pawn shop.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:45 AM
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And all of us are old. My son (15) wouldn't know a typewriter if I hit him in the head with one.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Definitely good will or a pawn shop. I remember back in the day I loved the IBM Selectric typewriters. You could just feel the press of each key not like some of those new electric one that you press a key and you pressed too hard and got double or even triple letters.

IBM Selectric typewriter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Definitely good will or a pawn shop. I remember back in the day I loved the IBM Selectric typewriters. You could just feel the press of each key not like some of those new electric one that you press a key and you pressed too hard and got double or even triple letters.

IBM Selectric typewriter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wow!! that was the Mercedes of typewriters back in the days!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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And all of us are old. My son (15) wouldn't know a typewriter if I hit him in the head with one.
my 10 year old daughter saw an old one at my job in the corner. She ask "what is that Daddy,where is the screen?" I told her that's a typewriter, and that's what everyone used before computers. She then touched it, it was plugged in and made a type noise when the key hit. At that point she jumped away quickly and said "SCARY" I was rolling on the floor at that point.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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A lot of Businesses have them stored in warehouses. I guess they think they might need them some day. I got some work cleaning out an area in Alamo Downs. We stacked the typewriters up in boxes. They told me I could have one but I didn't have any use for it.
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