Vince Briel computers

David Griffith dgriffi at
Mon Nov 10 16:07:27 CST 2014

On Mon, 10 Nov 2014, Amardeep S Chana wrote:

> David Griffith <dgriffi at> wrote:
>> He seems to come and go.  I ordered a mini-altair from him in September
> of 2013 and got it around a year later.
> I've run into this too many times over the years with someone who is
> running a side business.  Demand greatly outstrips their work process and
> the owner is just inclined to keep stringing along the customers with
> excuses, if any communications at all.
> Years ago I ordered a lot of equipment from "The TRS-80 Recycler."  It took
> over a year and dozens of really lame excuses before I received it all.
> Then I saw similar things happen to people who prepaid for those next
> generation IMSAIs, but they never got theirs.  Same thing with a supplier
> or two in my other hobby, reel-to-reel tape recorders.
> If I was in that situation I'd probably just stop accepting new orders
> (i.e. cash) but accept backorders.  Tell the buyer honestly how long it
> might take and charge the money only the day it ships.  But often these
> guys *need* the money and keep accepting it, which is just a wrong thing to
> do.

I understand how one can get into such a situation.  Still, I don't excuse 
it.  I have an inventory of computer kits ready to go as soon as they're 
paid for.

David Griffith
dgriffi at

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