Portable Commodore 64

Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 21:52:50 CDT 2006

I bought my SX 64 from COMB and still have it.  I also bought four
signed and numbered prints by Salvador Dalli.  Oh well, you cant
always win.

On 4/20/06, Steve Phipps <trs-80 at cableone.net> wrote:
> Back in the 80s there was a national merchandise liquidating company called
> C.O.M.B. with stores in most major cities. They ran a 30 minute infomercial
> on local cable access channels selling the SX-64 for $399. I remember
> "drooling" over that ad thinking it was the best computer deal ever.
> Also remember the local C.O.M.B store selling outdated Kaypro II machines
> new in the box with everything for $99 around 1987. Those were the days...
> Anyone remember a TV show called "Telephone Auction" that ran on local cable
> access channels? It was based at a large outdoor flea market in the LA area
> and had a guy in front of a large crowd who would advertise the merchandise
> and take bids from the audience. Lots of closeout vintage computer stuff was
> sold on that show. Remember them selling the Sanyo MBC-550 for $1300 being
> hawked as the best thing since sliced bread...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roy J. Tellason" <rtellason at blazenet.net>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:02 PM
> Subject: Re: Portable Commodore 64
> > Are you talking about the SX-64?  I don't have one,  but wouldn't mind if
> > one
> > were to come my way.  I always thought they were kinda nifty...

Jim Isbell
"If you are not living on the edge, well then,
you are just taking up too much space."

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