[rescue] Does any one on the list run this?

Ian King IanK at vulcan.com
Fri Jun 7 01:02:09 CDT 2013

On 6/6/13 5:25 PM, "Ian Finder" <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:

>I didn't want to be the first to say this but most of the machines he
>calls out explicitly in the ad are in the higher eBay value camp. If
>he's really a museum, why does he call out Sun 1s, or the Cube variant
>NeXT? Why no SGIs, NeXTstations, Sun 2/3?
>Why does he want an AlphaBook and not a SparcBook? Or a PaRISC
>portable? Because an alpha one sold for a zillion dollars recently?
>The cherry picking in his list seems awful fishy.
>Glad someone else thinks this reeks as well.
>Sent via mobile. From: mc68010
>Sent: 6/6/2013 17:07
>To: The Rescue List
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Does any one on the list run this?
>On 6/6/2013 11:30 AM, Ian Finder wrote:
>> http://www.vintagecomputersnw.com/
>> http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/sys/3851479107.html
>> It claims to be a virtual vintage computer museum, and posts regular
>> Craigslist ads in the Seattle area asking for donations, but as far as I
>> can tell, it's not much of a museum as there is no original content on
>> site whatsoever-- it links to other resources, but has no "exhibit"
>> -- no original pictures, simply a list of items in the collection with
>> data.
>> Seems like a somewhat dishonest way for a collector to get things cheap
>> free, but I could easily be wrong and jumping the gun here as well--
>> just what it looked like to me.
>> Maybe it's something someone hasn't gotten around to yet.
>> Either way, I'd love to know the plan for it.
>> Cheers,
>> - Ian
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>Looks like a money making deal. The whois goes back to someone from
>somewhere called seattlesurplus.net . The guy who registered
>vintagecomputersnw also registered http://www.compudar.com/ and the
>street address matches for this Compudar thing, seattlesurplus.net, and

Someone replied to my email inquiry, so I'll be chatting them up.  Stay
tuned -- Ian

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