Here's A Great Place for Surplus DEC

From: Kevin McQuiggin <>
Date: Sun Nov 2 12:18:39 1997

Hi All:

For those close to Ottawa, Ontario, I've found a fantastic source of DEC
boards and associated equipment:

Computer Recyclers Inc.
10 Rideau Heights Drive,
Nepean, Ontario
K2E 7A6

(613) 723-3135
Fax: (613) 723-4607

I've been to Ottawa 3 times in the past year (work related), and each time
they've had HUNDREDS of boards, systems, cables, etc., tons of stuff from
DEC and other DEC sites.

They are recyclers, i.e. they feed dumpsters and metal recyclers, so prices
are great. Dual height boards are flat rate $5 CDN, quad height flat rate
$10 CDN. If you need boards, power supplies, backplanes, rails, racks,
cables, drives, terminals, printers, etc then this is a good place to check.

My finds from last week included 2 TK70 drives and a TQK70 controller for $25.

Unfortunately the selection is largely hit and miss as they move systems
through pretty quickly. There's currently no inventory, you have to show up
and look through their oil drums of boards etc. I did, on my last trip,
provide them with the "dec field guide" board inventory document, and
suggest to the owner that they catalog and sell their boards on the net,
but we'll have to see if they do so.

For PC types, they also have some PC class stuff, mainboards, etc but I
didn't really look at these.

For info of the group,


Kevin McQuiggin VE7ZD
Received on Sun Nov 02 1997 - 12:18:39 GMT

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