Mike Quinn Electronics -- one last chance

Brian Knittel brian at quarterbyte.com
Thu Feb 2 19:47:53 CST 2006

Hi Folks,

As many of you know, the venerable Mike Quinn Electronics in San 
Leandro, CA (down by the Oakland Airport) closed last Saturday with 
virtually no advance notice. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, 
you know Mike Quinn is the one of the very last of the nitty gritty 
electronics salvage shops left, with an emphasis on gritty.   

I stopped by today, and mentioned to Maurice, the owner, that a lot 
of people would have liked to have had one last shot at a visit. So, 
he has extented an invitation to y'all to visit next week, Tuesday 
through Friday February 7-10, 2006, during normal business hours, for 
one last shopping spree. He is trying to find a buyer for the stock 
in the store. This is almost certainly the last chance to visit. If 
you can, it's worth doing whatever you have to do to make the 
pilgrimage. Buy some stuff to thank Maurice for keeping it going all 
this time.   

There are zillions of connectors and components, heaps of 
transformers and power supplies, scads of cables and keyboards and 
monitors and other PC junk, a jet fighter console or two, a couple of 
early 80's HP desktop computers (the ones with built-in BASIC, can't 
recall the model numbers), lots of relays, and much more, all 
arranged in an archaeologically interesting and un-seismically-safe 
way. If you need it, they have it, and they might even be able to 
find it.

Mike Quinn Electronics 
401 McCormick Street (at the corner of Adams and McCormick)
San Leandro, CA 94577


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