Intel C1101A

allison ajp166 at
Tue Dec 6 13:27:22 CST 2016

On 12/6/16 11:46 AM, Brad H wrote:
> I kind of thought that might be a possibility.  I might just let things lie for a while.. I was concerned about stock disappearing, didn't think about price tripling.  Not sure I want to spend $1400 for 1K of RAM on a clone. :)
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Corey Cohen
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> Subject: Re: Intel C1101A
> I do notice these "schlock" IC sellers actually raise the price the more "hits" they get on an item.  So your shopping around will actually make the price worse and my even cause your earlier vendors to raise their price when you finally do place an order.
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
>> On Dec 4, 2016, at 9:00 PM, jim stephens <jwsmail at> wrote:
>>> On 12/4/2016 3:29 PM, Brad H wrote:
>>> The supplier (a different one from the one I first used) that quoted
>>> me on C1101A for the second round sent me a picture.. exact same 'lot' or 'job'
>>> number as the ones I have.  So perhaps even that may not be meaningful?
>>> What are the odds I'd hit the exact same dates from two different suppliers?
>>> I'm thinking it's*fairly*  safe to assume white ceramic is pre-76, at
>>> least.. but yeah.. might be impossible to ever really know.  I'm just
>>> wondering why the price jumped to $40+ each all of a sudden!
>> Brad,
>> a very large number of schlock IC sellers all communicate with each other.  They all have a continuous stream of wants or needs that they exchange.  but they make their own prices.  The probability is that you may have hit the original stocking guy with your first query.  Querying any others will result in them looking at the wants that others shared, or buys, and he saw someone else had it and quoted you the same info.
>> I know this happens as I know two guys who trade in all manner of stock all the time like this and have for 35 to 40 years.
>> thanks
>> Jim
Considering the first 1101s I ever bought in the early 70s were around 
12-14$ each in small volumes (24-48).
By the mid 1975s they had dropped to a buck or so as there were faster 
and denser parts.  But then the first 2102s
cost me about 14$ in early 74 so that was the way it was.


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