[vcf-midatlantic] OT: time to downsize

Bob Aviles raviles132001 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 25 15:31:16 UTC 2022

 Hi Bob,
  I am interested in the 8-bit stuff, and I am near your location.VCF has a sale on their website or you can make a google database.Trade sounds good too, what are you looking for in reference to a trade?

ThanksBobby    On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 10:05:51 AM EST, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:  
 On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 5:31 PM Bob Shuster via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I was aware of the swap meet, but it will be quite some time before I
> attend any indoor event, plus there’s too much to load into my car and
> probably bring back with me.  Honestly, I was mainly looking for
> suggestions on

Also keep in mind that we will be doing an outdoor swap meet on October 8
in the same spot we did last time (big parking lot across from

> where to get started, and I am getting many suggestions!  Next step is to
> make a more complete list.  Thanks for the input!
> Bob
> > On Jan 24, 2022, at 4:56 PM, Chris Fala <chrisjpf33 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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 <mailto: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/ <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 <mailto: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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