On 12/7/2020 6:40 AM, jwest at classiccmp.org
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 operational...
I uploaded an obit for Stu Bartfeld the owner who passed.? His daughter
Lisa ran it up to its closing.
(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.
2525 FEDERAL BLVD ,
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.