… with still a few more boxes to organize at this point, but things are coming along nicely. I think I should probably clarify at this point how this is all going to work, since I’ve received a few emails from people who somehow found this on Google already — although we’re not public yet.
This is not a business. I know that sounds strange, but hear me out. I’m doing this because Joe had a pile of great Amiga kit leftover from his Software Hut days and I figured it made more sense to try and get this stuff out to Amigans who would be interested rather than everything ending up in the skip, which is where things were headed. Pricing will be based on ‘going rates,’ at least as I can guess from places like AmiBay. Joe gets the bulk of the funds, although a few dollars do come my way to reimburse me for driving down, picking the stuff up, paying for boxes to ship things in, and so forth.
Since this is being done for Amigans who still use their classics, I really hope to prevent the items from somehow being bought and later ending up on eBay at higher prices. I don’t know how we’ll do this, but we’ll probably limit the number of things people can buy; for example, we’ll limit customers to one Amiga 4000 motherboard, but other things that make sense for people to buy multiply, that will be fine. This stuff is meant for people who use Amigas for fun, not people who sell Amiga equipment for profit.
The other little wrinkle is… I have no way of testing any of the hardware or verifying the diskettes included with the commercial software packages still work. I’m exclusively using next-generation Amiga kit at this point, and don’t have test equipment; so everything will be untested for the most part. That said, if you get something and it doesn’t work, just send it back and get the purchase price refunded. The only thing you’d be out is shipping costs. Of course if there are folks in Connecticut who could help out with testing on a volunteer basis, I’d love to hear from you! There are piles (literally) of spare components like 68000 processors that are untested.
Basically this is going to be an electronic swap meet. What I have from Joe I’ll list. Folks can then buy, with the proceeds going back to Joe. If it doesn’t work, we can replace it or refund your money. I’m doing this effectively as a volunteer, and not to make any money. And we really should thank Joe for making this available for folks. I mean, where else can you get replacement Paula chips, a new A4000D bezel, and a copy of VistaPro? It’s awesome we have this stuff, and I hope to make the inventory available to you guys real soon. Thanks for everyone’s patience so far. I hope you’ll find it was worth it.