MIPS systems at Weird Stuff
aek at bitsavers.org
Sat Jun 4 06:30:15 CDT 2016
On 6/3/16 8:51 PM, Chris Hanson wrote:
> Is there a specific schedule on which Weird Stuff puts things out on the floor?
Nope, it's totally random. It seems nowadays they get stuff in, try to
sell it on eBay, and if it doesn't move they push it to the store, or it
goes out there if it's too much of a hassle to deal with on line.
They've been doing this all the way back to the mid-80's when Richard
Anderson (RIP) and Chuck Schutz started the place down on Phalen in San
Jose, so they know what they can sell and what they can't. One problem
though is they don't move enough through the store and junk that never
is going to sell sits there for years. Mike at Excess Solutions moves
more volume through and tries to put more stuff in the store. Halted is
another place that had way too much dead stock in the old store. They
moved to a smaller place a couple of months ago and ran out of space, so
they don't have things like edge connectors (which they had a good
selection of) out any more.
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