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  • Bob Applegate
    It sounds like we might walk away with some purchases, but not the $2k he s expecting. Most of us are not looking for mainframes However, we can spin it that
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 4, 2008
      It sounds like we might walk away with some purchases, but not the $2k he's expecting.  Most
      of us are not looking for mainframes  However, we can spin it that we're trying to get a better idea
      of what's there that might be of interest to other members, which might generate future sales.
      This place is close enough so that if someone wants a specific piece of metal, I can drive up on
      a lunch break and buy it.  Ie, those guys don't have to take time off on a Saturday to do the
      The other thing we can suggest is that some of their items might sell at TCF if they wanted to
      load it up.
      I still plan on going.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: B Degnan
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 5:10 PM
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] [Fwd: RE: March 8th - Provide some sample prices?]

      Here is the reply I received. I am not sure what to say, the original
      impression I got from Jim was "cheap cheap cheap!"...but he's not helping
      build confidence without specifics. As you know, I don't plan to go
      myself, but if you're on the fence, please contact
      jim.ingelsby@ dlcsinc.com directly, let him know what you think - nicely
      :-) - remember you're representing MARCH.


      ------------ --------- ------- Original Message ------------ --------- -------
      Subject: RE: March 8th - Provide some sample prices?
      From: "Jim Ingelsby" <jim.ingelsby@ dlcsinc.com>
      Date: Mon, March 3, 2008 4:14 pm
      To: billdeg@degnanco. com
      Cc: "Steve Gifford" <steveg@dlcsinc. com>
      "Dave During" <davidd@dlcsinc. com>
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      IN regards to the March 8th Vintage Computer Festival at our Warehouse,
      so far as sample prices and all it depends on what people are interested
      in..I don't have a price sheet. We just price things out as people
      become interested in a particular product. My impression is many of the
      attendees don't want to spend more than a couple hundred bucks for a
      Mainframe Computer and other Rare finds that we have in the Warehouse.
      To make it worth my time and me making calls to Steve at his home on a
      Saturday we would hope that this sale would yield $2-3K.Please Advise.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: B Degnan [mailto:billdeg@degnanco. com]
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 3:42 PM
      To: jim.ingelsby@ dlcsinc.com
      Cc: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
      Subject: March 8th - Provide some sample prices?

      I have received a number of inquiries about anticipated prices of the
      minicomputers vs. the prices for smaller items.

      To encourage the best turnout, price is a factor.

      Can you please give me a ball park retail price for some of the items
      have for sale?
      Here is a link, if you could reference specific image files and prices,
      that will help answer questions:
      http://www.vintagec omputer.net/ temp/

      ..also, which of these items are no longer available/scrapped?

      You don't have to do them all, but due to the distance some are looking
      travel, it'd be great for them to have an idea what their opportunities
      are and some specifics. Many interested parties could be scared away if
      they feel that they will have to spend too much $$, when these items are
      still available on Ebay and elsewhere. The attraction to your sale is
      that people can inspect the items themselves, and take them home

      Thanks in advance.

      Bill Degnan

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