[vcf-midatlantic] OT: time to downsize

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Wed Jan 26 16:03:18 UTC 2022

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 1:55 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Bob Shuster:
> > 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.
> >  in general anything else will need to be picked up [at a PA location]
> I think Bob has a reasonable question; nobody replied exactly to it so
> far. I read "does the VCF-Midatlantic group have a for-sale Web resource
> for private, on-site, local-only sales?" Not shipping to, not
> bring-to-sell-at, as some responded.
> As Bob replied, it's just impractical for some of us, in some cases, to
> ship. Or to bring volumes of materials to an event, or even to attend an
> event. I think it's fair to say, it's "unwieldy" to post at length here,
> or repeatedly, about numerous items one wants to sell. Bob asked for
> discussion, asked for "the admins".
> Maybe, some resource could be offered and supported, like the vcfed.org
> national/international for-sale forum, but "local" to central New
> Jersey? Maybe, something like that "want to buy/sell Google spreadsheet"
> for the VCFed-Mid swap meets, but more permanent, maintained?

I wouldn't know how hard it would be to setup or maintain a Mid-Atlantic
Want to Buy/Sell section on the vcfed.org, but there is always our VCF
Forum which has a Marketplace section. For selling/trading:
for want to buy:

> As I wrote a reply, Jeff already offered to make Bob a Google Drive
> folder. That would also be a good for-local-sale general resource, as
> long as sold items are culled out.

Yes. The seller would need to maintain the list to make sure that it is

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