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Subject: TI 990 system now up for bid.
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 21:44:35 -0500
From: Patrick J. Jankowiak <recycler at swbell.net>
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
, Patrick Jankowiak <eccm at swbell.net>
References: <44CD404E.6050401 at swbell.net>
The previously mentioned TI 990/10 is now available for bid.
The system was used for running the owner's substantial DEC computer
resale business until July 30, 2006. The fresh decommission date and
recent use indicates that this system is in prime shape and should be
ready to use.
I am assisting with this process because the owner of this large
business does not have time to deal with this.
All available details are here:
Sorry about the image quality, I will not drive from Dallas to
Shreveport to take pictures of someone else's machines for sale. We
tried to get someone to do a better job, the picture taker apparently
does not know how to use a camera or process images. That's how it
goes. I have been trying to get a decent set of images, but you know
how it is when someone sends a crappy single picture and then asks
"did the pictures work"? If better pictures arrive, then they will be
posted and a notice made to this list but I would not hold my breath.
As for the system, I have seen it running, when I was at the Dallas
office about 10 years ago, and I can say it was nice and clean and in
a computer room with lights a-flashin'. The company has since moved
its operations to Shreveport.
The rules on this are simple.
By submitting a bid, you agree to these rules.
Before complaining about the overbearing and officious rules, please
consider that I myself do not have alot of time to deal with this
eiter, and this is being offered here, to the 31337, er.. elite! -and
not to ebay or other places where thieves and pimps run free.
Please read the rules if you intend to bid:
Bidding period ends midnight, August 20, 2006.
Bid amounts from any bidder will not be disclosed to other bidders.
Bid amounts are for the computer system as shown and as described, and
do not include any crating or shipping costs.
You may bid more than once, in case you change your mind. The highest
bid you submit is your true bid, please bid wisely.
Bids are to be submitted via e-mail to: recycler at swbell.net
- with the subject line "TI 990 BID".
Sorry, no non-USA bids. Non-USA bidders must use a proxy located in
the USA to bid and assume all responsibilities on their behalf.
Payment is by money order or cashiers check and must be received no
later than August 31, 2006.
Buyer will pick up, or cause to be picked up, the system complete,
from its location in Shreveport, LA.
If making arrangements to pay when picking up (all pickup and other
arrangements other than noted here are strictly after-the-bid period,
and strictly between high bidder and system owner), payment is to be
made in cash to avoid errors.
Machines must be picked up before November 01, 2006.
All representations regarding the system, no matter how, where, by
whom delivered, or when made, from January 01, 2006 until the end of
time, are made by the owner of the machines, who is solely responsible
for their accuracy.
Patrick Jankowiak is merely showing the machines on the WWW and taking
the bids as a courtesy, and is not responsible for anything.
All transactions including payment and pickup are responsibility of
the high bidder and the system owner. Upon end of the bidding term,
the system owner will be notified of the high bidder's name and
e-mail, and the high bidder will be given the business phone number
and name of the owner and must contact the system owner during
business hours to arrange payment, pickup, and shipping logistics.
Shipping, should the high bidder not wish to appear in person in
Shreveport, Louisiana, to collect the equipment, can be arranged
through a "pickup, pack, and ship" service. Such services may be found
by internet searches. Purchasing some insurance and issuing verbose
instructions to any such service entity would be considered mandatory
by any prudent person.
One shipping company which I have used before, with no lights or
switches broken yet, is "craters and freighters" Dallas office. They
will send handlers and a truck with equipment, carefully move and pack
the equipment in the truck, then take it to their office and properly
prepare it for shipment, and then put it on a big truck to be
delivered to your general destination. This statement is by no means
an endorsement of any particular service company.
Craters & Freighters of Shreveport
3070 A Baird Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71118
Shreveport at cratersandfreighters.com
The high bidder may negotiate any kind of shipping arrangements they
can, with the owner of the system. The owner may or may not be able to
handle himself the shipment of this equipment. Therefore the
suggestion of a professional moving service company is made.
Changes to any of these rules may be made after the end of the bidding
period by mutual agreement between the high bidder and the system owner.