Electronics Barn closing

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Mon Aug 2 12:12:27 2004

On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Dan Veeneman wrote:

> They are in the same building as NTE Electronics, the huge parts
> distributor /semiconductor re-brander. Yoneh told me some months ago
> that he was looking to get out of the junk business, as it has markedly
> died off; kids don't build anything anymore, and the margins are down,
> and good stuff is hard to get.

That's pretty much the same siutation with most electronics surplus
stores. It's a sad fact: kids are, indeed, not building anything anymore.
We're raising a nation of end-users, thanks to a number of factors, all
boiling down to selfish indifference.

> He's been complaining about declining sales for several years. I notice
> fewer customers, too. Last month he said that he was selling the
> inventory to a place in California, as a lot, after he sells off
> whatever else he can. Might be Halted, don't know.

Either them or Excess Solutions. They both seem to be going pretty
strong, and I hope to have them around for a long while yet as they have
stuff you just can't find anywhere else on the planet.

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