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Where does one find gutted electronics "shells?" Answered

If you've ever been to IKEA, then you've probably found that the expensive electronics in the mock-up rooms (TV's, computers, etc.) aren't real, and are just plastic shells. I'd love to get my hands on a couple of laptop shells, leave them out in public, and see how long it takes for someone to try and steal one. The problem is, IKEA won't sell them to me! Does anyone else know a way to get a couple? Update: I managed to get an employee at Wal-mart to give me a fake mobile phone, but I need more.

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lemonie
lemonie

14 years ago

The last time I was in IKEA they were using mock-ups of CRT displays: discarded monitors & cases are not that hard to find, and they have the right weight. Maybe you'd want to spray them black and add details to make them look "shit-hot" as opposed to "shit", but I'd go for real junked electronics over mock-ups.

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carbon
carbon

Reply 14 years ago

Yeah, I'm making a junk yard run next weekend, so I'll probably pick up a few CRT's to make some strobe lights. :P The thing is, I want recent electronics that look expensive. The ideal would be a laptop I can leave behind when I "go the bathroom." Then I can videotape them trying to rip me off. (Or maybe a GPS!)

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CameronSS
CameronSS

14 years ago

Find a junked one, gut it, and find uses for the interesting shiny objects inside. Especially if they're really shiny. Shiny is good!