[vcf-midatlantic] OT: time to downsize

Peter Fletcher pfletch at mac.com
Tue Jan 25 17:58:43 UTC 2022


Stacy eh?  Depending on condition and price I’d be interested.

I’m in Bucks County so I am quite close by.


> On Jan 25, 2022, at 12:30 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Hi Bob!  I am a long time Atari user and though I'm more or less at the
> limit of Atari equipment I'd be interested in knowing what you have.  If
> you're within 2 hours or so of philly I can definitely drive out to buy and
> pick up things if appropriate.
> I will not sell the stuff on eBay (I'm 45 now and plan to play around with
> these things for many more years :) ).   I started with an Atari 800 when I
> was 5 years old later going 800xl and then 520ST.    Nowadays I keep a
> fairly pristine 800 out as well as an 800xl and an ST for games.
> So if it's ok let me know what you have and if you have any thoughts on
> pricing please send that too. One thing I am definitely looking for is an
> Atari 810 disk drive and hopefully the kind with a 1/3 center flap rather
> than the full "barn door".
> Thanks !
> John
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2022, 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 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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