[vcf-midatlantic] Baynesville Electronics

Dan Roganti ragooman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 14:55:19 EDT 2016

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 2:28 PM, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On Oct 19, 2016, at 13:52, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> > I just noticed something about that area. There's a Micro-Center only
> 10min
> > away. It's an up and coming franchise business in several states. If
> anyone
> > is familiar, that is basically the next-gen electronics store that's
> become
> > trendy in a way. They source many of the modern components and modules,
> etc
> > typically found in today's DIY projects. Something what Radio Shack was
> in
> > the 60s,70s,80s. That would be a major concern for competition.
> Well, in a way. I grew up in that area (about a mile south of
> Baynesville), and they're quite different stores. I'll say that Microcenter
> is competition for things like cables (for example, they're the only two
> places in the area I can think of to go if you wanted to find a DE9 serial
> cable),

Micro-center is much more diverse than that, I couldn't say it compares to
places like Baynesville, given they are a franchise and these tend to limit
the selection. But their website demonstrates they offer a good assortment
of components and modules.  Again it's only for DIY projects, but still a
much bigger assortment than Radio Shack. And unless it's out of stock,
which they can order rather quickly, they provide 30min in-store pickup
when ordering online.

And the person in the interview, I gather it's their son, certainly didn't
look old enough to retire.

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