[NTLK] NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 20, Issue 4

Lord Groundhog lordgroundhog at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 19:32:41 EDT 2015

~~~ On 2015/08/23 15:23, Hugo Courtial at courtial.143 at openmailbox.org wrote

>> Are you in the UK?  If so, I might have some items you could have depending
>> on which things you're looking for.  Otherwise the shipping probably isn't
>> worth it.  
> I could be interested, I am in France. Could you make a list of what
> you're selling please?
> Thanks a lot.
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Hi Hugo.  I wasn't not really thinking of selling the stuff.  When I offered
them I was thinking in terms either of display shells (for a museum-type
display) or of a somewhat demanding electronics project.  Most of it isn't
really in good enough operating condition to justify asking for money (other
than inland shipping if a pickup was impossible).   It's just a couple of
this model, or three of that model, and so on.  I've been holding onto these
things because I always intended to find the time to salvage and recombine
components and see if I could end up with two or three fully working
computers.  For all I know it's a load of duds by now.

The trouble is, my time just seems to stay full of more pressing things and
my dexterity for fine electronics work isn't what it used to be.  And then
there's the problem of sourcing spare parts  It looks more and more like I
should accept that I'm not likely to do this now.

Considering the condition of the equipment and the amount of work to get it
back to working condition, it's probably not worth shipping to France.



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