Computer auction in Vancouver BC
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Wed Dec 2 12:29:22 CST 2009
"Shoppa, Tim" wrote:
> John wrote:
> > Sadly, no PDP stuff. :(
> The SERF sales at UBC were really a goldmine of good minicomputer stuff in my past.
> And they had a lot of lab equipment too.
> I'm 3000 miles away now, and see that SERF still exists, but their online presence shows none of their inventory :-(.
SERF (Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility) was great if you could self-limit
(I had a friend who couldn't: his house is packed full).
I was surprised to see you say it still exists, as to my knowledge it has been
defunct for some years now.
Did a google and the web site is there (the 2nd hit is for my own web site
mentioning an item I picked up there).
I don't know what they actually do now, perhaps attempt to match up supply and
demand for valuable pieces (notice there is nothing listed under the equipment
categories). Again TMK, there is no longer a warehouse that you can wander
around to peruse and spot interesting stuff.
I got a bunch of stuff from there in it's heyday (late 80's/90's): 60's-era
calculators, an analog computer, couple of HP9825s, Cromemco Z2; and I wasn't
even a regular.
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