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RobertB
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« on: November 23, 2009, 07:40:49 AM »

     I received an e-mail from James P. of Monterey, California.  Seems that he has no need of his C= materials, at least 2 set-ups plus plenty of disks.  So, after Christmas, I'm off on the long trip to the coast to rescue these items.  Perhaps I'll have time to stop at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and see where they filmed Star Trek IV.  Smiley

                 Truly,
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 04:12:56 AM »

Always a good thing to keep commodore stuff in use. When I've done this I am always most curious what resides on the disks.  I often find some uncommon user written program or another. Some I find quite useful.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 08:18:33 AM »

I often find some uncommon user written program or another.
     Very true.
     Unfortunately, I received an e-mail the other day, and it seems that the person is moving away sooner than expected.  That means there is not enough time for me to go and rescue the items.  Sad

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 12:00:23 AM »

     Though the person from Monterey never contacted me again, yesterday I was able to go to the East Bay and pick up another carload of C= goods from a member of the former Commodore Hayward User Group.  Along with five or six monitors and piles of filled and blank floppy disks, there was a folder from the 1985 World of Commodore held in San Francisco.  Ah, what memories that brought back for me.  Held at the Cathedral Inn Hotel on Van Ness Street, the WoC had thousands of attendees!  I hitched a ride with my best friend and his girlfriend.  We had to wait in a long line for entrance tickets.  Too bad that we were only at the show for a day.

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 12:06:20 PM »

...there was a folder from the 1985 World of Commodore held in San Francisco.
     Holy cow!  In the folder was the "official directory" of the show.  This directory not only listed the speaker schedule of various famous C= personalities for Saturday and Sunday but it also listed all the 61 vendors who were selling there!  I'll try to get a .pdf sent to Paul here for him to post.

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 12:09:04 PM »

In the folder was the "official directory" of the show.
    Also there was a show ticket in there marked, "No. 01195"!  At least, over a thousand attendees!

               Happy New Year!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 10:33:12 AM »

...I was able to go to the East Bay and pick up another carload of C= goods from a member of the former Commodore Hayward User Group.  Along with five or six monitors and piles of filled and blank floppy disks...
     I've been slowly giving away some of the above goods instead of putting them in the crowded storage.  On Saturday I gave Duncan M. of TOGA about a flat C128, a half dozen untested C64s (some in pieces and some complete), a Magnavox 40/80 column monitor, and about half a dozen clear display cases which held C64 disks but Duncan said that they were really made for other game systems.  Today I gave FCUG member Alfredo M. not only copies of the David Haynes' set of 20 Commodore Archive DVDs but also a 1541-II drive from the above collection.  Alfredo says it works perfectly.

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 09:58:26 AM »

I received an e-mail from James P. of Monterey, California.  Seems that he has no need of his C= materials...
     After some time, James has recontacted me and still says he wants to give away his equipment.  It looks like it will happen this Saturday.  All I need is his address in Monterey, California.  Smiley

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                 Fresno Commodore User Group
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 08:24:07 AM »

All I need is his address in Monterey, California.  Smiley
     O.K., I got it.  First, a visit to San Francisco, then a trip down to the Monterey area.

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 08:21:03 AM »

     Tomorrow I go to Anacortes, Washington to look at a large C= collection in an estate sale.  It's in a Victorian house, and I've been told that the C= goods are in closets up to the top of the 8-foot ceilings in that house.

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 05:41:26 AM »

    There were 27 keyboards there - mostly VIC-20's, Plus4's, C16's, and some C64s, 14 1541 drives, about 10 datasettes, one 1701/1702 monitor, three dot-matrix printers, some VIC-20 carts (including two VIC IEEE adapters and one cartridge extender board), some program disks (and 3,000 blank ones I didn't need), and a joystick or two.  I made her an offer of $250.  She wanted $300 and said there were other buyers in Seattle.  I spoke privately with Gene W., who came with me on the drive, and he said to take a pass on the hardware.  I reasoned I already had 99% of the stuff and couldn't take any more in storage (or in the car!).  I went back to her and told her the news, but she took it graciously.
      It had been a nice drive, and Gene and I had sandwiches and fish and chips at the nearby bowling alley (the best fish and chips in town!) before we left.

         I can't believe it... me?  Walking away from Commodore?!
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2010, 06:24:27 PM »

Being a hardware fiend and commodore fiend I wish I could have gone with you in a rented van.  That would have gone far too helping a number of commodore users.  He must have  been a true diehard commodore fan indeed.

On another note your world of commodore info you found brought back memories of my own.  I attended an event of the same name in toronto near the airport in 1986, literally thousands of people and hundreds of vendors.  I did get a chance to try out an ICT datachief hard drive system being sold & demonstrated by the company.  The first and last time I ever saw one of those.  At least I have a uIEC that does an equivalent job in a smaller package.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2010, 05:53:41 AM »

I did get a chance to try out an ICT datachief hard drive system being sold & demonstrated by the company.  The first and last time I ever saw one of those.
     Ah, I don't remember ever seeing one of those live and in-person.  You were very fortunate.

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2010, 11:35:24 AM »

     At yesterday's FCUG meeting, former FCUG member, John W., brought a few boxes of C= stuff to give away, because he was downsizing.  Our happy members scored a C64, a few 1541s, a Canon BJ-200 printer, and various books (like a C64 Programmers Reference Guide).  Nobody wanted the MPS-803 printers!  Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 07:07:07 PM »

The MPS803 was unpopular in the day as its tractor feed was an addon.  These days though the ribbons are much easier to get than the ribbons are much easier to get.  Unlike the MPS801 they are still available from places like Ko Rec Type.
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