Re: [midatlanticretro] museum / revenue ideas
- What do we have? I've never seen a list.
The online computer database linked to on MARCH's home page is useless in my
I guess I'm not smart enough to use it.
How about a simple list in alphabetic order by manufacturer.
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Subject: [midatlanticretro] museum / revenue ideas
Bill Deg. had a good idea for how MARCH can raise some money.
Back at VCF East 5.0, we sold any computer where we owned more than three: it's
good to have a primary, a backup, and a backup to the backup. But it's silly to
own more than three of anything. We sold those (mostly common stuff) for
Bill's idea is that we can test, document, and sell such redundant systems via
eBay. That's a good way for MARCHins to practice their repair skills, the club
makes a few bucks, and we even get back some storage space.
Some things we will NEVER sell because they came from Mr. Grabbe; or they have
some special meaning; etc. ... but if we have nine Apple II+ systems or a
"version three" of something (our Cromemco 2ZH comes to mind) then we're sitting
on revenue, technical training, and valuable space.
So: Bill and I will select items that are good candidates for repair and sale.
Then we'll seek club members who are able and willing to do the work. Those who
assist will receive a portion of each sale revenue, as will InfoAge -- i.e. 60%
for MARCH, 20% each to the member who repaired it and to InfoAge.
Meanwhile, Dan "Ragooman" is whipping up some MARCH poster ideas that we can
sell to the general public.