Amstrads in the US

From: Hans B Pufal <>
Date: Thu Jan 15 00:17:01 1998

Francois Auradon wrote:
> If you are looking for french machine you'll have to go to the dumpsters or
> knock on doors in order to find anything.

My experience living in Grenoble, France is quite different. Over the
past 9 months I have collected quite a respectable collection of
micro-computers mostly picked up for the normal FF 100 (~$20) at the
local flea markets. I also regularly visit the "Cash Converter" type
store who sometimes have interesting offerings at not unreasonable
prices. (e.g found an ATMOS for FF 150 and an Exelvision ExTel for

Of course I go green with envy when I hear of the low prices of systems
in the US. The last but one time I visited I came back with 2 suitcases
crammed with goodies collected on a weekend scrounge around Silicon
Valley guided by Sam Ismail.

If anyone is interested in the older European computers, I regularly see
and pass by Amstrad machines. I would be happy to pick them up and pass
them on as long as I'm not out of pocket.

Shipping is always an issue, but if folks are willing to wait, I usually
get tot he states once or twice a year and can, and have, brought
systems over for "free" - just the cost of UPS shipping within the

 Hans B. Pufal : <>
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Received on Thu Jan 15 1998 - 00:17:01 GMT

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