It had to happen sometime

From: Marvin <>
Date: Sat Dec 30 20:07:04 2000

Dave McGuire wrote:
> On December 29, Marvin wrote:
> > I was looking at the Heath Listserver messages and here is the URL of a
> > disassembled Heathkit "kit" selling on Ebay. Current price (someone has too
> > much money on their hands) is $103.50. The URL is:
> >
> >
> I thought you had to be smoking crack or something, Marvin; nobody
> would actuall *do* something like this...but I just looked at the
> auction. It's true.
> Be afraid. Be very afraid.

I thought this was an interesting concept. Many people speak about the "old
days" when Heathkit was still supplying kits and how nice it would be to do
something like that now. There have been quite a few discussions on the
Heath Listserver about what it would take to provide such kits now. This
disassembly/rekit concept seems like a good idea although my impression is
that it would be a *LOT* of work to disassemble, test the parts, and clean
everything up to be ready to put back together as a kit. I might have to try
this with some of the older Heathkit stuff for which I also have manuals
(speaking seriously). I doubt it would be worth the time and effort for the
potential monitary return, but from the standpoint of perhaps getting some
people interested in building stuff, it might be very worthwhile. It IS hard
to judge though by just this one auction.
Received on Sat Dec 30 2000 - 20:07:04 GMT

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