From: Wirehead Prime <>
Date: Mon May 25 22:00:00 1998

Stephen, wanted to know if you were still interested in the IMSAI CPU and
IMSAI documentation that I have. I have the IMSAI PCS 80/10
Microcomputer System user manual dated 1976 in EXCELLENT condition. The
binding has one crease and the corners of the binding are slightly worn.
I also have some loose sheets of documentation for the parallel IO board
they sold. I'll also send anything else that I have that's relevant.
Let's call the total $105 to cover shipping, which I can't imagine would
run over $5. You understand, of course, that the cpu card is just the
cpu card...not the cpu cabinet, motherboard etc. I've been told by other
folks making offers that the offer of $100 is reasonable but you were the
first to make an offer on it.

Considering the rarity of this item, compared to some of the other items
I'm selling, I'd have to get a cashiers check...upon receipt of which I
would ship immediately or a personal check, in which case I would not
ship the items until the check had cleared. I'm sure you understand.
The manual even has the original warranty card still in the back.

Let me know if you're still interested.

Anthony Clifton
407 E. Porter Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

On Mon, 11 May 1998, Gabaly, Stephen J wrote:

> I offer $100 for the IMSAI CPU card and IMSAI documentation.
> steve
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wirehead Prime []
> Sent: Sunday, May 10, 1998 6:49 PM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Over the next several weeks I will be liquidating my collection of
> antique computers. I won't go into the reasons why except to say
> that
> the reasons for doing so are not bad. In other words, I'm not being
> forced to do it by bad circumstances. I'll leave it at this: I
> need the
> space in my home to expand a business venture that has brought me a
> great
> deal of genuine happiness over the last few months.
> I will be liquidating the following:
> TRS-80 Model III with Software
> Northstar Horizon with spare CPU card and a spare grungy chassis
> 2 Commodore 128 computers and 1 1571 disk drive and some
> miscellaneous
> Commodore peripherals
> 2 Commodore 64 computers with no PSs in unknown condition
> Ohio Scientific Challenger in working condition with keyboard and
> monitor
> Computer Systems Associations Micro 68000 Development System
> TEI 22 slot S100 backplane
> 2 small boxes of S100 cards including an IMSAI cpu board, several
> static
> ram cards, a Disk Jockey II disk controller and several others
> An entire shelf of S100 and CPM documentation including manuals for
> the
> IMSAI (original) and the Altair (copies)
> Epson QX-10 working with all software including CP/M 2.2, no printer
> Xerox 820 system, with spare motherboards, 2 8" drives, monitors and
> spare keyboards
> PDP-11/34 with RK05f and RK05j
> and last but certainly NOT least
> 3 PDP-8i systems, one cpu only, one with a high speed paper tape
> reader
> punch and one with a DECtape drive, lots of spare parts, full
> documentation including schematic print sets, DEC OS/8 on paper tape
> and
> several boxes of home-grown software on paper tape...includes ASR-33
> Teletype in good condition - all condition unknown, not recommended
> for
> the beginning retrocomputerist
> GNT Paper tape reader/punch that connects to RS-232 with manual and
> a
> roll of black paper tape
> Now for what I want out of this stuff...
> Of course, cash is acceptable. I'll also accept trades for
> pre-press
> equipment like Linotype-Hell imagesetting equipment, RIPs and/or
> media
> developers/processors, small sheet-fed presses, black and white
> flatbed
> scanners suitable for a Macintosh, Quark Xpress 3.x up for the Mac,
> binding equipment like sheet collators or edge staplers, CD-ROM
> drive
> (any speed) for Macintosh, Macintosh font collections, digital
> duplicators, photocopiers and/or laser printers etc. If you think
> it's
> useful for preparing or printing a newsletter/magazine, I may be
> interested in it.
> Bet you can't guess what kind of business I'm involved in... =-)
> In some cases, I'll donate the equipment to a good home if I think
> it's
> warranted. The only thing I can't donate is the PDP-8s as I have a
> significant investment in them and need to get $250-$300 each from
> them
> on average to recover my retrieval costs.
> Buyer/trader must either pay shipping costs from Des Moines, Iowa to
> your
> location or come to Des Moines to pick the items up. The PDPs will
> all
> have to be picked up as each is in a 6' tall rack about 24 inches
> wide
> and deep.
> All bids and trade offers should be made via private email as this
> is the
> only public posting I'll make. I'm not going to make up any complex
> rules about what bid I'll select or deadlines etc. But if I say you
> got
> it for a specific price/trade and a higher one comes in, well that's
> just
> too bad for me. So don't expect an IMMEDIATE answer on your bid.
> If you need more information/specifics on an item, send me private
> email
> and I'll give you all the info I can to help you make a decision.
> Let the frenzy begin!!! =-)
> Anthony Clifton - Wirehead
> PS: I'll be discontinuing the website at in
> a
> month or so I can focus all my resources on the new venture.
Received on Mon May 25 1998 - 22:00:00 BST

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