On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 10:11 AM Jon Elson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
On 12/07/2020 08:40 AM, jwest--- via cctalk 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
Bruce closed Electronics Exchange about 5 years ago, I
think. He had his mom running day to day operations until
she died or couldn't do it anymore. Bruce lost his hearing,
so it was difficult to communicate with him after that.
We've had at least two stores in the Boulder/Longmont area that have
evolved from awesome to lame / closed in the last 30 years... I miss the
consignment area to browse in. Great test gear from time to time,but they
shied away from old computer gear (The CU boneyard / annual auctions were
good for that, but lately have been lame).
On the other hand, we have grown Sparkfun in Gunbarrel now which I can
either pick stuff up in person, or get things shipped to my house. Their
internet reach keeps them in business, and the local convenience of
same-day pickup (in normal times anyway) is nice.