Gateway Electronics (was Al Lasher's electronics closing.)
imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Dec 7 20:59:08 CST 2020
On Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 4:28 PM jim stephens via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> On 12/7/2020 6:40 AM, jwest at classiccmp.org wrote:
> > Truly sad.... I don't think theres a store anywhere that I've spent more
> time in. I used to just sit in there for hours bs-ing with the owner.
> > I wonder if "electronics exchange" on the Rock Road is still
> > J
> I uploaded an obit for Stu Bartfeld the owner who passed. His daughter
> Lisa ran it up to its closing.
> https://twitter.com/gatewayelex?lang=en (lot of very old material)
> Don't know if the copyright police will grab it and kill the link or ban
> me, so get it while it's hot (if it is even visible when I send this).
> I tried to remember the guy who always remembered me (only got there
> yearly for quite some time), I think it was Doug. Someone correct me if
> for those in Colorado, their address was (that I found now) was.
> GATEWAY ELECTRONICS
> 2525 FEDERAL BLVD ,
> Denver, Colorado
Ah yes. Only went there once, much to my shame... wasn't in the best part
of town and I was 45 minutes away... nice place otherwise.
I usually found what I needed up in Boulder at JB Saunders, though, so I
didn't get down to Gateway much. Though JB Saunders has closed too. At
least there is sparcfun. No browsing, but has all the parts I need.
For those of you who remember ACP and Tom and Dave Freeman, they were
> part of a group of guys who traded surplus electonics. I always called
> it "schlock" electronics. That business ran with all of them faxing
> each other (in later years) then emailing haves and needs and everyone
> made a buck selling lots.
> Tom knew Stu and did a lot of business with him. I still remember
> visiting with Tom one day and hearing that Stu had passed away. They saw
> each other quite a lot since Stu had a San Diego operation as well as
> thru their business dealings.
> I got Bob Armstrong in touch with Tom to do a buy for one of the rounds
> of the 6120 boards. After Stu passed, but Tom was still trading and
> selling up to a few years ago.
> Amazing what a small world it is. I'm guessing since retail slump
> caused Gateway to close they weren't doing a lot of surplus to sustain
> thru troughs in the retail biz as they had in the past.
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