The DFWCUG DEc collection up for sale

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Jan 25 16:55:50 2005

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, David V. Corbin wrote:

> >>> Sellam Ismail Wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> THE DFWCUG collection is nice, but it's not unprecedented.
> >>> I wish their web pages gave more information about the
> >>> collection. I doubt they'll be able to sell it all in one
> >>> shot. If so, whoever buys it will surely part it out. If
> >>> I had the money and time, that's what I'd do.
> >>>
> >>> --
> Evil pure and simple! (parting out a collection if it is not unavoidable).

I really don't see any way around it. This wouldn't be the first time I
was wrong about something, but it doesn't seem to me that this collection
is very refined. There's a lot of hardware there, and as has been already
pointed out, there is a lot of crap interspersed with a lot of gems. To
find someone who's going to clean out every last module in one shot
does not seem very likely to happen in this case. So either the terms of
the sale need to change, or someone with a big wad of cash and lots of
time needs to buy it all up, sort out the crap from the good stuff, keep
what they want, and then dump the rest, either selling it off or hauling
it off to the scrapper.

Reality bytes.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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