[rescue] Old Monitors

PhreakShow Telephone Company phreakshowtelco at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 21:13:01 CST 2018

I do keep some monitors on hand.  I have a matched pair of lacie
diamondtrons,  1 or 2 sun monitors and a number of smaller EGA/VGA
Displays.  Plus Sony PVM monitors.    i mean common crappy
compaq/dell/massproduced junk i dont save.  its gotta be a high
quality one for me to save it.

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:39 PM, Barry Keeney <barryk at chaoscon.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Feb 2018, Mouse wrote:
>>> People don't seem to understand (or don't care enough) that this is
>>> how things become "rare".
>> As someone who's dropped big heavy CRTs during moves recently:  I know
>> exactly that's how the things become rare.  But, unfortunately (for me
>> as well everyone else here), service to the hobby far too often loses
>> to being able to fit everything into an affordable place.
>> Seems to me there's a market - a small niche market, but still - for
>> new CRT monitors.  Anyone looking for a business plan?
>    I used to sell used Sun monitors in the early 90's. I got them at
> the local goverment auctions. The guys who bought PC stuff left the
> Sun color moniters alone because you couldn't use them on PC's without
> a high end video card. I'd picked them up for $5 each. 2 out of 3
> worked with maybe a minor adjustment. I'd get $125 + shipping
> each, mostly because the shipping was about $100 for the 19" color
> BNC, weight just below the limit for UPS and needed to be doubled
> boxed.
>    I wish I'd kept more of the monitors, I have the computers, just
> not enough monitors. I even have some rare ones, like a 12meg 3/50.
> Barry Keeney
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