[vcf-midatlantic] OT: time to downsize

Bob Shuster bob at theshusters.com
Mon Jan 24 21:33:17 UTC 2022

Well, folks, I’ve gotten to the age where I need to seriously downsize my hobbies and collections, not wanting to leave it to my children to have to deal with in later years.  (I had to do that recently for a relative.)  On the electronics side, I’ve decided to concentrate on my vintage video game systems - and therefore sell off most of my vintage computer stuff.  My collection includes mostly 8-bit stuff: TRS-80 Models I, IV, M100, etc. - Atari 400, 800, Stacy, Portfolio, ST, etc. - C64/VIC20 - T/S1000 (including an unbuilt kit), Apple II, II+, IIe, IIe Platinum, IIgs - Wang WLTC - Mattel Aquarius - TI-99/4A - many others that I still have to dig out - plus lots of peripherals, disks, manuals, etc.  Also have some newer Macs starting with a Mac Plus in an Apple carrying bag.

I’m starting with you guys before trying to list elsewhere, although I may hit some of the dedicated FaceBorg pages (such as for Aquarius and Apple II.)  I may be willing to ship some of the software, but in general anything else will need to be picked up here (near the Fort Washington exit of the PA Turnpike) or nearby, and cash or PayPal for payment.  I may also consider trades for some of the video game stuff I’m looking for.

So - I’m not sure how to start with this.  Does the group have a For Sale page where I can post photos, etc.?  I’ll need to dig out each of the systems (carefully stored in my heated/cooled workshop) and test and figure out prices, but I will definitely entertain offers.  For specific inquiries please email me, but for discussion of how to go about reducing my collection [and assuming the admins agree that it’s on-topic] that can be on-list.

It pains me to do this, but the clutter is getting out of hand, and I haven’t touched most of these in years.  It’s time for someone else to enjoy.

Bob Shuster

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