[vcf-midatlantic] Equipment in Texas.

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jul 24 21:29:09 UTC 2021

On 7/24/21 4:43 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I'm surprised that this turned up for me, and I hadn't read about it here
>> first.
> I had heard about it, I think on the Steering Committee List or in our
> weekly meetings. Didn't think about posting it here as it was already quite
> public in different areas and it's far for most of the members on this list.

  It is a nightmare.  Some of us over at LSSM had been working for days
on a deal for some of his stuff that's important to us, and his price
expectations are nuts.  We were even offering what I consider to be
serious money (north of $1K) for a very short list of filthy,
poorly-stored hardware, we even had someone willing to go pick it up for
us, and the dickhead turned his nose up at it.

  I should point out that what this guy did was get a grungy, wet,
moldy, never-gonna-be-a-public-place warehouse, dropped the word
"MUSEUM" everywhere, then went on a donation solicitation rampage and
got a bunch of people to give him free hardware.  He then sat on it for
awhile, then started selling it for serious money.

  He made a fortune not long ago from the rabid "BEAMSPRING!!!" keyboard
gamer kids, so all of the terminals there are missing their keyboards.
Check out Deskthority for the relevant threads, if you can stomach it.

  And not only did this scumbag manage to acquire an extremely rare
SDS-940 minicomputer, he then went ahead and SCRAPPED IT.  No joke.  Now
he's trying to get top dollar for the boards he ripped out of it.

  Now he has to be out of that building by the end of the month, and
he's going to have to pay to scrap most of that stuff, which he is STILL
demanding serious money for, days before he has to empty the building.

  Not a smart man, and quite an ass on top of that.

  Don't waste your time.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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