[vcf-midatlantic] OT: time to downsize

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 21:56:09 UTC 2022

And if you do as Adam suggests, it gives me a good reason to get to the
swap meet really early with a wad of cash. ;-)

On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 4:50 PM Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Hi Bob,
> So sorry to hear, but I'm glad you're going to make sure everything
> gets a good home!
> You know VCF MA has an indoor swap meet in just about a month in Wall, NJ?
> https://vcfed.org/wp/vcf-swap-meet/
> You could bring everything and likely sell it all for a reasonable
> price in one shot.
> You also might also consider donating the Stacy to MA. To quote the
> esteemed Dr. Jones, "That belongs in a museum". ;)
> Best wishes,
>       -Adam
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 4:33 PM Bob Shuster via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > 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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