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Re: [cosmacelf] Re: Genuine RCA COSMAC Develpment Systems & Bits & Bobs

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  • Kathy Quinlan
    ... I have a few leads, but even on AU ebay, it is getting thin :( ... Well when he comes up with a rough price ;) I can consider it lol ... -- ... K.A.Q.
    Message 1 of 11 , Mar 1, 2005
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      Al Winfrey wrote:

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      > --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, Kathy Quinlan <kat-yahoo@k...> wrote:
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      >>I have been looking for a backplane and chassis to build an 1802 system
      >>into for years now :(
      >>
      >>AU does not seem to have the sort of JUNK the USA does :(
      >>
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      > Kathy,
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      > Maybe you are just not looking in the right places for the "junk". In
      > the US electronic surplus or "junk" is dispersed by swap meets,
      > hamfests and of course eBay. Some areas like Silicon Valley would
      > probably have many more surplus outlets than others but that's way
      > too-far for me to drive for "junk". Indianoplis has one or two
      > surplus stores but not like it had a few years ago. A lot of that
      > stuff is being "recycled" nowadays.
      >
      > I've seen plenty of eBay adds from "Oz" and so I know that you do have
      > a supply of junk too. It's often difficult to find a specific item at
      > a hamfest or swap meet even in the US. In recent years I see fewer
      > and fewer items backplane-chassis that you mention but one just has to
      > keep looking. I've spent whole summers driving to swap meets and
      > hamfests looking for specific items. The internet makes searching much
      > easier.

      I have a few leads, but even on AU ebay, it is getting thin :(


      > Maybe that postage of Andrew's development systems won't look so bad
      > to you if you consider the other costs of finding what you are looking
      > for!

      Well when he comes up with a rough price ;) I can consider it lol


      > Anyway good luck with your trek.
      >
      > Al Winfrey
      > New Palestine, IN, USA
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