[vcf-midatlantic] Kemner's Surplus Warehouse

Eric Rangell erangell at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 04:56:03 EDT 2019

Hi all,
I went to Kemner's Surplus Warehouse yesterday and picked up miscellaneous
parts I wanted, and I suggest anyone in the area do the same for what they
want.  There are signs in the store that indicate they have been evicted.
I don't know any more about their situation or their timeframe for clearing
out the store.  I saw a bunch of Apple II series machines, some Vic 20s,
C64s, and TRS80s.  There are lots of electronics parts, vintage test
equipment, and media.  Here is a message Beverly sent me:

"Sure if you tell a computer Club about our store that would be great I
keep swearing that there's got to be museums out there that would like some
of the stuff we have even stuff that doesn't work you would think of Museum
either them or people that are part of it would fix it and want it on
display we've got to have some stuff that they may not have that they would
still want the important thing is for them to understand that the prices on
them are not what we're selling it for but we're also not able to be
completely low-balled because we still need money we were talking today
about how there's people that are probably not coming now because they
think the day's going to come when everything in the store is like 90% off.
And unfortunately we're not a regular store and I don't believe he's going
to do that. So the thing is they need to just bargain with him and if he
likes the price he will accept it . Or if that item he can go 50 off then
he'll do that. If he can't or won't then he'll give you 30% off Etc. It
probably will stay that way until we're out. Sometimes some things may go
up to 75 some things you may only ever get up to 50% off. What the main
idea is that you may not be able to get them after we're closed. we're not
sure about that , so Now's the Time to really see and get what you want"

So I would suggest that someone at the museum contact Beverly (Facebook
seems to be the best way: https://www.facebook.com/KemnerEnterprises/ or
https://www.facebook.com/bkemner ) and discuss what is possible and find
out more about their situation with the contents of the store and their
warehouses.  Perhaps a win/win situation can be found where some of their
inventory is offered for sale at consignment at the VCF events around the
country, or we repair some of their computers during upcoming workshops for
use in a training lab - it's going to take some tact to negotiate so all
communications should be done through Evan and the other VCF chapter
leaders.  We can discuss more at next week's workshop.
Thanks, Eric

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