Probably once a day we get someone who calls or stops by trying to sell us computer stuff.
Once in a while you get someone who has a laptop and either they got one from work so they don't theirs any more or they just have an older one and they've upgraded. Sometimes we'll take a chance on those, although newer laptops we require an ID before purchasing.
These people don't take "no" for an answer, either. Had one call today, described as a "couple of years old" (read: probably more like 4 - 5) The guy apparently wanted $180 for it, which gut instinct tells me is probably too high. Even after telling my lackey to tell the guy on the phone we weren't interested, he still kept trying... "but it comes with this, it comes with that" - if we say no, that's the end of the conversation. Stop trying because it's only going to piss me off.
My favorite is when people bring in old desktops and think they're worth something. A couple of years old, maybe. But I've had people bring in desktops 5 - 6 years old, probably some even older, and with a straight face ask me if we'll buy it from them. I must admit I take a certain amount of sadistic glee in telling them not only that their machine is worthless, but that we'll recycle it for no charge to them. And in the case of monitors and printers, we actually charge people to dispose of them because my recycling guy charges me for them.
Some people have tried bringing in parts (video cards, memory, etc.) but usually it's worthless. So I get to give them the same speech about recycling it for no charge.
One of my favorites was some obvious druggie-type who had found an old Sun Microsystems CRT monitor (one of the older style monitors, not one of the new, lightweight flatscreens - for those who are techno-challenged) It's a bit dirty and it actually has chunk of plastic missing from a corner. And he thinks he's going to get $20 for it. After telling him no and reiterating it several times, he unhappily took the monitor and left. I later found out that the guy usually hangs around the main street in the next town over, about a half mile away... so this dumbass must have found the monitor out for the trash and walked a half mile to bring it to us to try and sell.
I noticed someone had left a television set near the mailbox a half block from the shop today... I'm a little surprised some drugged up moron hasn't tried bringing it in to sell to us or to sell on Ebay. (a side-service we offer)
Anyone else have similar experiences with dumbasses trying to sell you junk?