From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_servtech.com>
Date: Wed Jul 29 11:28:14 1998

At 02:44 29-07-98 -0800, you wrote:
>Doug wrote:
>>I did a little junk surfing at lunch today. I came home with an HP9815A,
>>which is pretty cool, but it was generally a frustrating experience. I
>>kept finding parts of cool systems, but not the systems themselves!
>This is a tried and true technique (for me, anyway) for getting stuff you
>want. Those teaser bits are what I call *bait*. I like to think that buying
>part of something acts as bait for the rest of it. Frinstance, before I had
>a Kaypro, I found a padded blue nylon cover for one at a garage sale for
>two bucks. Of course, I bought it. Sure enough, a few weeks later a Kaypro
>turned up at another garage sale. Maybe this is too metaphysical for common
>sense, but it works for me. On the practical side, buying part of something
>means that you can take advantage of a cheap price when you find the rest
>of it that's missing the bit you have.
>Of course, it requires a lot of storage space for all the useless junk you
>think might come in handy someday...

Hey! So _that's_ why I am having a problem in moving my stuff out of our
old house into the new house!!! I can't _believe_ how much has accumulated
over the 21 years I've been in the old house.

Same thing held very true for me: find a piece of something and the rest
will turn up later. I've got a _lot_ of pieces of electronic gear but not
that many complete systems/units. Oh well.

The new house is a bit smaller and I have a bit of a problem. Someday
you'll see me here advertising to get shed of some excess old computer bits
(mostly old PC-type stuff.) I want to let the reflector members have a
chance at them before I try other ways to get rid of them at hamfests, etc.

Regards, Chris
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Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
Jamestown, NY USA
Member of Antique Wireless Association
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