The Micro Bluebook Used Computer Guide Vol 3 1984

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The Micro Bluebook Used Computer Guide Vol 3 1984
Copyrigh t© 1~ by The Hansen Publishin g O:m~y
All rights reserva:I. Yearly subscript ion (four issues) for $50.00
$_14 a single issue~ Print:OO in the Unit:OO States of Anerica
U.S A Order No.
IS'3N 0742-fff§)
Published by The Hansen Publishin g ~y
FD fux 1194, t-Ercer Island, Washington <JDlO
Table of Contents
Introduction •••
2
PurJx>se of Qdde •••
3
Periodicals •••
4
1re Electronic
~brketplace •••
8
Hicroc:aiplt:er Brd<ers •••
12
Software Brokers •••
16
Hicro Prices •••
Section 1 -Evaluation Fornula •••
19
Section 2 -IbN to Use •••
X)
Section 3 - Price list •••
21
Hi.ni/Hrinfrane Finns •••
64
Service Organizations •• ,
79
Buyers of OOOolete Fqui{IreOt •••
00
Hrrket Trends •••
81
01aritable Contribution •••
~
Filltors Note, ••
He rope ~ 1lllaSSlllling style of this guide is not taken as
a nmsure of effort for content. If you want to IBY for fancy
varnished covers, graJirics, typesetting and color printing you
will have an opportt.mity in future is.crues, At this tine these
steps, camnn to any Jllblishing venture \\Ollld prove a delay in
bringing truly current prices ih a narketplace with such rapid
fluctuation.
'I"re lEE ffi1fUIER ClJ1:1E accepts no advertising and has no
relationship with rmnu.factures.
The largest benefit associated with installing used
equiprent is tre initial savings in purchase price. &Jt nany
\\Ollld resitate to coos:ider ~ equiprent for foor of buying
tre oboolete. This is a veiwpoint one inherits by placing undue
~ oo harch-.are. By all accoonts oofo..are lags far behind
hardware \\hlch nmns &liE of tre older roodels having an abundant
software library can do applications tre "new stuff" can't do,
\..brei processing, tre single nnst important applicatioo for the
mi.c:roc:<Jlplter is an example of a task done by old generation
every bit as good as tre current new generation micros. Few
JDicrocatliXlters, if any, can be coosidered oboolete. The prices
simply deflate, a process that takes nmy yoors before any degree
of real obooletioo takes place.
Perhaps tre single nnst. useful yardstick for llB3Sl.U"ing
canputer cap:ibilities is Apple 1s ~bcintosh. This recent
introduction to tre micro r.mketplace, (aloog with tre assunption that oofb-.me will becaie abtmdant for the tC'lfim OOsed
r.och:ine), \-lith a bottan configuration costing ooly $25JJ,
has to &liE extent, effected tre prices of alnnst. all used
microcanputers. lhllar for dollar Apple's new entry offers
as nu:h or JJDre car-ability than any micro nade. The degree
of i.rlqB:t will be very significant oo uood prices lv.ith the
introdutioo of a suitable software library. The prardse of a
vast selection for tl~ USA has not IIBterialized, He will be
wtching tre Hrintosh cl~y.
1
Introduction
SOOuld you plan to buy or sell a used canputer,
\..e
trust
t:re following :infonmtion will nnre than canpensate you for
t:re purchase of this guide. To srne the canprelalsive list
of microcanputers alone will be of groot interest. He have
attanpted to list all t:re popular micros with the exception
of srne single board s~ized canputers.
A microcanputer is defined as a canputer oo a board.
tvhltiple boards are generally beyond tre scope of our listings.
The rooder is cautioned, that while \..e attanpt to be error proof,
\..e can take no responsiblity for the use or accuracy of the
follo.ving :infornrition. \.Je have used a variety of sources that
are considered reliable, but available data can leod to different
interpretatioo and what this guide constitutes is offered as our
opinion.
The used canputer store is a business \.hose idoo is just now
arriving. A carm::n scenario is for a canputer ONDer Mh:l recently
purchased hardware to try for w=eks unsuccessfully to sell even
with dra!mtic price reductions. Thousands of o.vners Mh:l wu1d
like to sell their current systan find t:re task canplicated by an
irmature used smll canputer nmi<etplace causing unsure pricing
of equip1a1t and nade nure difficult by t:re large variety of
choices as \..ell as tie constant introduction of new systars.
Fortunately the used brokerage business gives signs of being tie
single fastest grO\v.ing ~t of a tru1y explosive industry.
l·Jhat follo...s illustrates to tie reader reveral nmns of finding
potential buyers and sellers of canputer systars including a
directory of price :infonmtion for alnnst every typical Smll ·
canputer systan ever nade.
\·Je invite all business interests to let us kncr.-1 in \vhat way
they Jmticir.ate in the used nnrketplace and to share their viavs
with us. There is no charge to have your finn listed in this
guide.
2
Purpose of GUIDE
The purpose of this guide is to give to the reader a level
of tmderstanding about the used narket and thereby increase his
chance for a productive transaction in used equiJllB1t. It should
be of special interest for anyone wm sells or buys on a
professional level, or sareone considering Jllitici~ting in a
used equiJllB1t business. To date \•Je have fOtmd no single
not:e..orthy oource of infonmtion concerning the used nmket. In
this a.<>pect \lie ooy be the first.
This (lJ]])E is not a c.aiJ{.Erison shopper • There are plenty of
good publications on h<M to IJBke a purchase decision, which would
first sh<M h<M to evaluate the buyer's needs before considering a
possible hardware selection. \...e do ~er, wish to bring
attention to infornation that is indicative of general nmket
trends. This t:i.rrely infonmtion gives insight into future price
trends and helps clarify purchase decisions.
For the careful and educated shopper, there is ~
possiblity of sore stunning 1m-gains. If, on the other hand you
have fallen out of love with your current systan, \lie offer advice
on h<M to sell your equi)liffit and h<M nuch to ask for it.
Yoo can't detenrrine the exact value of used equiJI!ffit
wiilixlt entering the nmketplace to seek bids. If Hr. X will Il'lY
$2aXl for your printer it 1s 'WOrth $:;nx). If yoo find OOIEOI1e
willing to Il'lY a larger Sliii then the value is now greater. The
nnst useful infonmtion this guide contains is prone nunbers.
There are a lot of these. Yoo can likely find the 8118\.ers to
nnst any question concerning the used r.arketplace by using the
·
telephore.
3
Periodicals
Selling used canputer equipren.t is like selling anything
else. You nust advertise your product in a rranner that will
attract an adequate nunber of interest:OO Imties. A simple
and convenient nethod is to run ads in your local newsp1per.
If hov.ever you have a limited nunrer of potential buyers in your
local area, then you sOOuld consider national advertising in a
IIBgazine or news}Xlper that features classified or display ads for
canputer equiprent.
\Vhat follavs are the best options available to advertise in
national publications that have a s£Xri-fic section for used
canputer equiprent. Inforuntion concerning subcriptions stx>uld
be confirned by the publication office as they are subject to
change ldtmut notice.
Canputer C1 assifieds
ro Box 15478
Paramus, NJ 07652-1547
and 201-%7-9713
A oorri-m:m.thly classified ad publication
designed for canputer users so they can
carm..micate \dth eoch other in a tincly
econanical nanner. Subcription rates
are
$22 for 2A nmths ( 48 issues) or $12 for
12 nmths (24). Your first ad has a per issue mimmm of $5 (at
25 cents per ~rd). Additional ads IIBY then be placed (at 25
cents per ~rd) ldth no minurun per ad. 'Each ad rrust appear in
at least t\\0 issues, for a total mininlm of $10 per order.
Paynent due \dth order.
Canputer Ilotline
fux 1373
Fort Ikxige, Io.-.a
the aD--247-2Cro
fuvot:OO for coverage of the larger
canputer systans, this publication
is one of the IIDSt established in
industry. l'licroline l':Bgazine was
once a section of this periodical.
~1
Canputer SOOpper
FO fux F
Titusville, FL 32700
1-XlS-269-3211
~
Canputer Shopper is a nmthl y
publication of used, new, and surplus equiprent. For the nost {art it
centers around micros but occasionally
saie larger systans as well. Classified
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ads cost 17 cents a \\Ord if you are a subscrib er and aoout 34
centS ot:rerwis e. .t\s. of the first quarter of 1~ their total
subscrip tions (direct and news..stand) are approxir mtely 75,00) and
growing rapidly. Lrrgest of tlris ldnd it offers sure of the rroot
effectiv e advertis ing for the used JIErket. At this t:ine
subscrip tions are $15 ra- year.
BY'IE/t·teraw-llill
Free unclassi fied ads. Should send in
double-sroced on plain \rute ra~' 75
Ilancoc:k, NH 03449
\\Drd~ or less and include canplete nane
and address. Your confinra tion that they
mve accepted the freebie is the ads appearance in Byte. If
lucky it "--Uld take about three nnnths before appearin g. 1rey
are not orientat ed tcMards used canputer s but the smll section
on used hardware is potentia lly rroching at lea.st 440,cm
subscrib ers.
ro
Pox 372
Canputer Advertis er
Pox 3218
Canputer Adveriser
Poise, Idaho 83700
a:D-551-7978
ro
A variety of canputer related
articles can be fot.md in the
includin g a classifi ed ad section.
A free smll ad is included with
the $9 subcript ion price. 1re April
issue \\85 32 p:tges.
Canputer Trader ~bgazine
17CA Sam Drive
Birmingham, AL 35235
205-854-0271
Like the Shopra- it is a nnnthly
publicat ion with national distribution. \Vith each subscrip tion you
have the opportun ity to place t\\D
free ads. And if that doesn't sell
the equiJllff lt, they will again place your ad free of charge, for
another t:\-.9 nnnths. ~might consider the publicat ion for this
reason alone but for a $15 subscrip tion you can expect to recieve
editoria ls a:ined at the rmder \.Jho \\rults to get rrore fran his
smll canputer systan. llam radio enthusia sts will also benefit
as a portion of the !lBgazine is devoted to radio electron ics and
how they interfac e with the nricrocanputer. 1re readersh ip now
nunbers in the low t:l:nisands and crm be expected to increase
dra!lBti cally in the caning nnnths.
~
Electron ic Exchange
Box 4ffi
Forest lake, t·N 5m5
ro
5
subscrip tion - $12.00 (12
issues). At this t:ine pr:inBrily
consists of classifi ed ads. 12 pgs.
(he year
Nicroline t1lgaz.:i.re
Ilot Line, Inc.
Box 1373
Fort Ihlge, Io.va ~~1
ffi)....247-200J
in lO\va aD-363-2172
January 184 issue was .]) rages. First
class subscriptio n is $25 per year.
'Ire classified section is growing
rapidly as Hicroline prarotes this
section to rrret the grO\v:i.ng needs for
used canputer ads.
NEI\..ork
A IIDI1thly publication .
Introdoctor y
2320 Kansas Ave, Suite 1107 offer $19.95 for 12 issues. You can
To~, KAnsas 66611
get with this current offer 3 free
1-aD-233-2322
classified ads in every IIDI1thly
issue for 12 nooths. For canputer
users to buy, sell or trade your portable canputer harch..are,
software, peripterals and infonmtion .
Software Shopper
FO Box ?£f)
Fraser, HI 4ro2.6
in 313-n6-0540
A 11E."w'Sll1gazine devoted and geared to.vards
owners and users of Ccmrrxlore Vic-20, Pet,
and G-64 canputers. First edition due out
April of 1934.
Sofnvare Supenmrke t
FO fux 4fJ:A
Sidney, QI 45365
He haven't used this one before but they
cJaim to have a canprehens ive buyers
guide and an extensive classified ads
513-4~2111
section to buy, sell, or sw:tp hardware
or software. A one year subscriptio n is
$15.CO for 12 issues. Classified want ads are figured by the
\..ord, not by the inch. All \..ords are 35 cents (at this writing).
'Ire nain thrust is on software which is unusual.
The Processor
FO fux 518
\Jebster City, Io.va %9.'H)518
Put out by Peed Publishing
this is a good place to advertise larger systans. A
f5JJ-24 7-'RHJ
favorite for brd<ers and
(in IO\Ya call 1-aD-722-3961)
dmlers to see win has what.
'Ire subscriptio o price for
one year is $27 .co. '!ley have no classified sections. Chl.y
display ads.
Part of the gro...rth in personal canputers can be seen by the
increasing number of "canputer clubs", and IIBI1Y have a club newsletter that offers a free source for nanbers to advertise. With
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about .'n> I!Bgazi.nes related to tie cqnputer field, you lillY be
able to select one or mre that deals sJXrifically with tie
sellers canputer.
local llE!WSJBJE"S of course have been effective for years but
for hariThare without tie benefit of 1lCIIlE recognition it nay be
mre productive to select one of the above "trade JBpers" •
large syst:rnl3 are saret:i.nEs advertized in the Wall Street
Journal. In tie last rart of lc:E3 v.e recieved a nedia ldt indicating a one JB&e ad in tie International Issue was over $70,0CO!
7
The Electronic Marketplace
\'-'e have all hfm"d of tre prroicted change canputers
will have on our everyday living. Not surprisingly it is this
arraz:ing tool itself that prani.ses to have a significant :imJ:oct
on narketing used equiprent. Infornation exchange fran one point
of tre globe to anotrer at tre s{mi of light, has effectively
placed much of our \..orld at our door step. Chl.y with tre aid
of tre canputer can ~ organize and display tlese billions of
pieces of infornation. As nankind struggles to innovate our
envirornent, tlese changes erne full circle and nw, perhaps
IIDre than any previous milestone, it is our environnent that
pran:ises to change nan.
OJrrent nOOels of canputers frequently contain a nndan and
can be CXJ£Cted as standard equiJl!CI1t in future generations. Clle
obvious area of :imJ:oct, seen in our everyday lives, will be tre
result of canpetition with tre \..rritten \..ord. An "electronic ad"
for example is faster, less expensive, and easier to search for.
After the najority of lures have a cauptlter, it SCEm3 likely .
that in sore fonns tre ''hard copy" will be 110 IIDre. lfo..l creap
is creap? Hith current technology it is about 1200 tines less
expensive to use canputer disks in storing nat:erials like books
and nagaz:i.nes. '100 total sun of nank:i.nds knowledge can nw be
stored within the roans of a library. And in that incredibly
vcist sea of data your little microcanputer can search and find
exactly what you \\ellt wiili:>ut you having to IIDve fran the
keyboard.
If you find yourself with canputer equiprent to sell and
a m:xlan, then you nny have at your disposal tre means
sports
it
to sell equiprent, or aliiDst anything else for that natter. \.Je
could talk on and on about what teleccmmicati on is but that is
a book in itself. For our purposes ~ will list spEcial rnBS or
dataixlses that have l1BIDing for the used caJifAlter smpper.
Barter \-lorldwide, Inc.
6275 Breen Valley Circle, Suite 112
Culver City, CA <))B)
1-213-{}41-1axl
Parter \.Jarldwi.de has
a flea nmket called
Tradenet. You can JnY
an annual fee of $1~
8
or ~y a camri.ssion on roch trade you nuke. You llBY wish to
trade your eqiuflTEilt \.Jith canrmnes or individuals . Tradenet
recieves a lOlo cash cannission on the retail. value of any
trade ••• or, at their discretion, could receive goods or
services equal to 1.5% retail value of the trade,
The Conputer Exchange
This service charges a service fee
that nust be pre~d before the
canputer related harm..are is placed
oo their rffi. For example, for
$2C01 to $'UD, cost is a fee of
$75. !my type of canputer is fine. The listing stays active
with Conputer Exchange tmtil your equiflTEilt is sold or you cancel
the listing. They att:anpt to locate a buyer as soon as possible.
FD fux f:i£34
Seattle, HA ~1ffi
1-20)...246-2851
Canputer Exchange'
2702 Hancock Dr.
Austin, 1X 78731
voice 512-4.54-7486
data 512-451-2065
roc.
Consigmmt and cash OO.sis. fuys
old TI equiflTEilt. Has 100J ft. of
floor s~ce for display of a large
variety of used. At this t:i.ne nnst
of the custarers are leasing clients.
Ihlphi 's llita <h-line Exchange
~lphi
claims to have nnre
than 1W brokers & vendors
Riverside, CA 925)3
nationwide and 100J's of
others offic 714-3.54-2020
that have subscrital to their
on-line canputer exchange.
They have a central canputer that has a data 00se conta.:ining
"virtually every ldnd of canputer and peripteral oo the rmrket".
~lini 1s, Hicros and H:rinfrnres, Big and smll, new and used. To
join you call ~lphi-llita and give your name, address,
VISA/t,bsterCard mmber and tlx=y will sign you up. Nonmll y the
Hardware and Software Exchanges are each $34/yr but during a
current subscriptio n drive you get both for $31-l/yr. They also
have a ''C~y Profile" and you can find out all ldnds of
interesting things, like lnv long they 1ve been in business, lnv
lffiilY anployees, etc, After ~ying a subscriptio n fee there is no
further charge to access the systen.
3425
~~dawview
Dr.
Digital Equip!EI1t Corp.
tHI
~brrirrac,
data1~24
9
Called Dlll1ART, this finn sells factory refurbished canputer equifi!H1t.
Like rust bulletin boards it is rrenu
operated. Info listed with the iten
includes {rut mrnber, refurbished cost, technical description,
installation charge if any, and \~1ffi available for delivery. You
can either order or leave a rressage for a sales representativ e to
contact you. All equiprent ~with docrnentation and a <))day
\oJaiTanty.
lb./ does tre written \lOrd COll{m'e with the electronic?
Very favorably at this tine. 1he vast najority of .Airerica
has yet to discover the electronic narketplace. lb~ver current
subscribers to data lases are enrolling by tre hundreds every day
of the \o.eek. It see1s likely that tre advantages of canputerization will bring dranatic dl8Ilges within the earring IIDilths. ere
example can be illustrated by a ne\v CaiJIXUlY t n.B.C. Trading .Co. t
with their current effort to enlist advertisers on treir new
electonic BBS. ~ form.ila of these entre~s, is to let
people access a data OOnk at oo expense. ~y claim 25 million
canputer users are ready, willing, and able to access treir
net\\Ork and therefore it is tre JIDSt cost effective solution
avilable to reach potential sub..<oi.bers. ~J:it:OOut a doubt the
o..,rners a.1J.Sion great potential and it is their view tlnt tre
tinE is right for electronic advertising to stand on its 0\·Jil
IIErit. For nnre infOillBtion on B.n.c, Trading Co., call or
write:
.Airerica' s Infornntion Net\\Ork
1818 So. State College Blvd. Ste.#215
AnaLeim, California 92.8))
1-m-691-9169
Serious electronic shopping can be done at Canp-lg)tore
\vhid1 is a branch of Canpu-U-Card of Anerica. Since 1973 this
firm has sought quotes fran dozens of nanufacturers , retailers,
and wmlesalers. The result is an impressive list of brand Il£lllE
products totaling over :D,<XD. Traditionally trese products have
teen ordered by phone but what better way to access a canputerrized list tlnn \vith tre canputer?! Avalable 24 tx>urs a day, for
a $25 yearly dnrge, you can \<.ffilder thru a \dde range of
categories including nusical, sporting, electronic, canEra and
nany nnre.
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Frequently this efficient nethod of shopping gives price
benefits and srne itars IIBY be rrarked down S(Jlo fran tre retail
cost. H:mbers recieve a 1ID11thly newsletter at no cost and IDY no
hook-up tine 'vhen online.
For canplete details contact:
O:inpu-thstore l....ff.0-243-<Xm
100ugh the thrust of Canpu-U-Store is for ne1., products, the
sane principle is at \'.Ork with used itans. Thu large camercic'll
dataroses offer nmns to advertise your used equi~t.
A subsidiary of IW this 1972
finn has J:erhaps tre largest
microcqnputer following in the
1-ffi)...848...8
States and offers a ldde range
of features including the
nmns to advertise your used hanh..are. It is also one of the
least ex{alSive camercial dataroses available.
ConpuServe
~ Arlington Center lbulevard,
Columbus, arlo 432X>
Source Telecanputing Corp.
l....ff.0-336-TIX)
Using several Prine IIBinfrarres the
Source has a nmu operated bulletin
lxm'd called FQ)f that contains
dozens of categories including hardl..are and ooftv.are sales. A
detailed explanation of mw CanpuServe and the Source \\'Ork is
beyond the scope of this guide. \Je suggest for a very thorough
mderstanding of OO.V to {mtici(Ete as a novice in the electronic
l!BIY.etplace 'The O::mplete Handlxxk of Persoilc'll Oluputer
Camunications" by Alfred Glossbrermer, St. H:rrtin 's Press,
175 Fifth Avenue, Ne~.,r York, N.Y. 10010.
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Microcomputer Brokers
While ~ nunber of U.S. mini and I!Binfrane used canputer
brd<ers is aboot six hundred, there are, by canJmi.son, mly. a
handfull of brokers involved in micro canputers. Hmy of tlnu
are selling ~ micro as just ooe nnre product fran a large and
· will. known IIBilllfacturer. A mi.crocailputer sale offers less r~
to a brd<er or dealer yet still damnds the sane level of
expertise and support that a larger and nnre canplex sale wul.d
require. lvany used equipoont brd<ers think~ sml.l sale is
mre difficult because you have to doo1 with~ uninitiated. In
other w:>rds, a data processing IIBMger or purchasing agent of a
large firm will frequently 1<naoJ exactly \oA'lat ~Y want and that's
not true for the average individual microcanputer lx.lyer. This is
not to say that mre sopri.stication in the sm1.l canputer ·used
nmi<etplace w:>Uld oot be appre.dated. The tEED ill1RJJ.'ER <IJIIE is
itself an attanpt to illun:inate ~ used narketplace and bring
attention to saJE new, and JE'haJB better, nethods of condocting
a used equiJliEilt sale.
fuspite ~activity in electronic sropping for used
equiJllBlt, ~ mjority of sroppers 'v.i.ll want to examine
equiJllBlt first hand. All of ~ following have canputers on
display. &::me can also roast electronic lcl.letin 1:mrds to keep
custrners up to date on rurrent listings.
Not surprising!y, equiJllBlt can be purchased at ~ "going
rate" 1 fran ooe of the following brd<e:rS but to sell your used
hanh..are nmns dis::ounting tJ1e ask:i.ng price. &d<ers offer a
valuable convience that is Jlrld for by this .dis::ounting.
MS
849 Hobinson lBne
Boulder City I NV a<X05
Altos, Televidoo used.
l-702-293-'!ff)7
12
Anc.lx>r Canputer Syst:aiS
323 1st S.
Seattle, HA
'U1e first retailer of rooderate size
to join the used canputer nnrket.
\Vi.th three CCJII(liDY 01-med stores they
present one of the nnst important
~21-9?JJ7
options for a Nort.h\-est starving. for
used equiprent da:llers. President Alan Conlin, says the damnd
is growing faster than the supply. Condn acinits to giving trade
in val!.X:! less than what could ~tines be recieved in a private
sale but ~ people don't \\allt to go to the trouble,
Aurora Canputer Peripherals
!JJl Aurora Ave. Suite E
Aurora, Illinois ro.'n5
l-312-859-24Xl
Takes trade-ins m Apple, Franklin, Can(x:tq, Coltmbia, Fagle
(They refurbish and service the
used equip!Blt before resale.)
Canputer & Office Epuiprent Brokers
1020 Post Rd.
llirien, cr (X)SX)
l-203-655-7CX>l
Canputer Ramrt
115 Mv Glisan
Portland, CR 972fJ)
.w-227-3710
Canputer Reruns
2337 ~1. Stadilill
Arbor, Hichigan 48lffi
313-994-4%9
Canputer Station, Inc.
#1 D.ianpnd lilk.e Rd.
Hinneapolis, t-N 55419
612-ff>l-5529
Canputer Surplus
Pox 4246
Ttm.ater, \VA <l3:D1
1-n>-352-1348
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1l=als with IIDSt DJJde1.s
of rnicrocanputer,
Buys, sales and leases.
OL\ .nenber.
This finn has a store front where they
display your equiJIIBlt m a consignnent hlsis. All types of ·canputers 1but a preference for micros.
Handles all micros. Consigmmt and
cash offers. Sells through their Ann
store front. Offers ?fJ day warranty
and service center.
lbndl.es a wide variety of har<:h..are,
specializing in TI, TIM, and equiprent
priced under $10,00). ffO ft. of store
for display. In muse data !:me. \Vi.ll
pay cash in sare cases.
Pays cash for a variety of old generation equiprent including Altair, Imsai,
CIS, Cr<lillOCo, or ~msur6!Eilt Syst:arB
S-100 cards. Aloo Persci, Tandon,
Pamisks, VB3, Fpson Printers, aa., and
other letter quality or mtrix printers. G1e of ~ bigger
outfits that deals in micro equiJliE!lt in ~ nation.
Concept-11 Retail <lltlets
This finn could be of special
interest to ~ mid-south and
pr~ to be a large force in used
canputer reailing. 'Irey offer a
full range of support for the buyer
including WUTill1ties and i.n--hoqse or nail-in reiffir service.
Brokerage, rentals, leasing, and cash offers for used equiJliE!lt
all play a (m"t of Concept-11 's ~on plans. .Arrqngenents
for a branch ~y, such as ~ one ·listed bel<M, are available
to sincere entrepreneurs that qualify.
1822 E. Abram St.
Arlingtion, TX 7W10
817-861-2222
Concept-11 P.etail <lltlets
ro P.ox 913
(Branch outlet for aoove head
office)
Henderson, KY 7W10
':IJ2-ill.7-25JJ
Interstate Canputer funk
Pays cash for Apples, CSbourne,
Kaypro, TIN, Xexox 820, DOC,
Eagles. (And other popular canputers)
Fotmded in M:rrch, 83'
~y purchase nuch of their
equiJliE!lt fran corporations and
retailers to sell in ~ store and by nail order. The fi.nls
owners claim ~y intentional selected a site where 14 canputer
stores are witlrin 12 blocks of each other. Average purchase
price is about ~ percent of nmi<et value and 103 sells tlan at a
20 to 40 percent narkup. This price can be effected by the
arrnmt of rep:rir \\Ork done on then before resale. 'Ire owners
have ramrked that nost of ~ equiJliE!lt is sold within t.\\0 \\eeks
of purchase. 'Ih::! largest seller at this tine is the Apple lie.
ICB offers a CX>-day warranty for (m"tS and labor as \..cll as an
extended warranty at a cost of 14 percent of the canputer 1s
purchase price.
381 First St.
P.ox 5193
loo Altos, G\ 94022
1-415-949-2558
~1icro1:md Exd~ange
12 Elkland Rd.
H~ville, NY 11747
516-491-llal
fuys and sells Apple, IJ:Ivl FC,
Chnpaqs, CSoomes, NEIS, Se:i.kos,
Franklins, Altos, Northstar, Texas
Inst.r\J!alts, Tele Video, Tandy,
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Hyperions, ~bc.intosh, Victor, E(a.>n, Colunbia, Eagle, Disk
Drives, M:xlenB, Printers.
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Nelson Canputers
233 \v. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
m1 R:, 'ffiS.-00, 03bourne, Apple and
sells the S<JTE.
1-212-595-0)28
National lhl:imited
Bt!s. SystenB Inc.
1-914-ffA--2828
fuys cash for: t-rn, Vector, NEC, Astra,
Apple, CamnJore
(Printers): Centronix, Diablo, Ckidata,
Epson
Scientific Canputer SystenB Inc.
lhulder, Colorado
President; f~\o.Brd O...ens. 1981
Sells on consignnent.
Scientific Canputer ropes to
becrne the first nationwide chaln of used canputer stores.
Typically charges l<ffo to 31% of asking price.
Sout:ffi..est Canputer Exchange
9931 Haruin #110
Hmdles all micros, printers,
nndenB, disk drives, and other
Houston, Te'<88 77a!Jj
canputer related equip!B'lt qt a
713-952..{)286
consigment rosis. Offers a full
range of support for the buyer
including \\mTIIIlties and nnintenance contracts. leasing
arrangarents also available. The owners are planning on gro.ving
into a major force in used computer retailing.
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Used Canputer Exchange
Buys all microcanputers,
tmticularly Apples, Till,
Kaypro, CIN and ~S IXB
1-202-337-l:m
machines. fuys nationally
over the telephone,
receiving the canputers UfS cro. Pays shipping costs in nnst
cases. fuys cash for 11'0.'3t canputers, but will accept on
consignrrent those they uJn' t buy. Hill buy larger quantities,
and canputers in need of repair.
Sells rmstly locally, but will occasionally ship outside
imrediate aroo.
4540
~kArther
Blvd. - Suite
\Vashington OC, '2JJJJ7
15
n
\·Jestern Pacific llita Systans
7373-E Engineer Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111
Texas Inst:ruient
Buy/Sell micro or mini
1-619-292-7~
If you neei1 to sell used equiprent without having tie
advantage of camonly traded and popular nnkes, then one of tie
above dealers nay l:e t:re only realistic rrrnns to sell. \Vhy?
Because its ouch easier to narket d1e "off t:re \£ill" equi{llEilt by
live damnstations. The average {:el'SOil will mt purchase used
equiprent by nail tmless he or she is alrrody quite familiar with
tie prodoct. Even if you don't have an IIN FC you prooobly know
quite abit by being banOOrded \vith advertising. That is mt true
for tie vast najority of microcanputers for sale. Houldn't it be
nice to have srne Hay of knowing tre approxinBte cost of any
given systan? Fnter tre tEED CUlfUIER aJIDE.
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Software Brokers
A.l.nnst all soft\..are is quite legal to resale tie original
copies lllt it depends entirely on tre conditions of tre sale. At
this time t:re true used sofn..are brd<er is a rarity. \k expect
tie practice to gr<M but nnst oofa..are is mt sold independant of
tie equiprent. Should sara::>ne wish to l:egin t:re business of
resaling used microcanputer oofa..are it \<.Ould l:e advisable to
consider only t:re nnst popular programs. What follo.-JS are
reputed to l:e srne of tie best selling progranE in early 1984.
Top Applications Soft\..are (Nicro)
1. 1-2-3
2. FSF:Graph
3. dfuse-11
4. PSF:File
5. Ceneral Accounting
6. VisiTrend/Plot
Lotus Development
Software Publishing
Ashton-Tate
Sofa-ru-e Publishing
PPI Systans
VisiCorp
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7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
VisiChl.c
Nultipla n
ffif:Graph
hbrdstar
Peachtre e Accounting Sofnm-e
VisiCorp
Hicroso ft
Sofb..are Publishi ng
HicroPro Internat ional
Prnchtre e
It \>.Ollld be \\ell advised for oofom-e brokers to handle ooly the
rrnre Jnpular programs.
Top Utility Sofom-e
1. ffif:file
2. Hicroso ft Pasic
3. Visi en
Sofb..are Publishi ng
Hicroso ft
VisiCorp
Top SystEm:; Control
1. HS/IXE
2. CP/H
3. Apple IXE
4. Concurrent CP/H-86
Gennaro Coote
2522 Holland Ave
&onx, NY 10467
1-212-7%-'Eh4
(Hicro)
(Hicro)
Nicroso ft
Digital Research
Apple Ccmputer
Digital Research
Apple Public furain Software at $12 per disk
includin g telecam unicatio ns, ganES, chanistry, utilitie s, astronan y and rrnre.
Softrade rs Internat ional
1610 Sharuker Dr.
~1urphysboro, IL 6'29:h
618-687-47Cf)
~btches
urers w:mting to exchange
originc'll disks and dOCUI1Eiltation.
They offer tmlimite d trading opJX)rtunities thru \o.Orldwide net\\ork
with quarterl y director ies and
l!Dnthly up:!ates. Send systan descript ion, titles of prograns you
have and want plus return JX)Stage.
Su~nmrket
Pox~
Software
ID
Sidney,
17
m 45365
See ~cxlicals.
At this~ only ~S-IX£ software is
bought and sold. Pays about :?LVo
of retail list price and sells for
10i~ to 15% nmkup. Popular progr<m3
at this tine. Also will trade for
original disks and docliiiEJ1tation.
Trade Broder, Inc.
ro
PDx 1194
~cer Island, WA <JD40
l-2IX:r-232-77(J)
United Canputer
1-Ff'f)JfJ2-7m . u.s.
1-ffi).-992-8888 CA
1-aD-823-MOO L.A.
They have advertised interest in buying
dealer inventory at reduced prices. They
are \\Orth rentioning because of their
novel approoch of renting sofb..are.
Video Replay
l<.Xl E. 23rd St
Arllington Station, NY 11746
fh:lne 1-515-673-7237
Video Replay buys and sells old
gane cartridges. Coleco, Intellivision are included~ They
buy at about Wo retail value.
\.Je hope to add to this smll list as the possibilities
becaoo clear to entrepreneurs. Software brokerage is a new
concept.
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Micro Prices
Section 1 - Evaluatioo Fornula •••
A large JX>rtion of tie pricing is taken fran examples within
our own network of used equiprent infonrntion. Publistffi ads in
local and national nagazines as \\ell as contact with tie third
narket were useful in price detenrrination. This is not to say
that \..e did not resort to an "estinated" used value if he
deternrined tie statistical 00se l..as to srnll or appeared
exaggerated.
. How did \..e arrive at a value wla1 sane IJIXIels hold a minor
role in tie narketplace? Tie first step \IRS to detenrrine tie
perfonrnnce cap:1bilities. Dr. Roger t'ii:!len, 'vho 1-elped found
Crrnaoco, has suggested tie follo.ving l-ridely used fornula:
c
R
D
H=- x-- x-1((1(
2Cro
64K
R equals RAN caplcity, D equals
disk caplcity, and C equals
display ch:rracters. By taking
tle value of H and relating it ·
to tie price, useful caflplrism of tie hardware cap:1bilities can
be nade. The higher H is, tle nnre cap:1ble tle equiprent.
Considerations that next follo...ed in accordance with our
on :importance are: CRJ characteristics, operating systen,
software availability, narket trends, features and quality of
IIBI1ufacture. If tie product has narre recognition, it is IIDre
valuable •. Chl.y a handful of nanufacturers can cla:im this bonus.
vie~.,rs
By far tte najority are actual sale prices advertised in tle
narketplace :ilnrediately proceeding tle publication of tle ClJIDE.
Should· you desire canplete infonrntion on any of tle nndels that
follow, \..e \oJOUld be happy to do sane free detailed research for
subcribers of tle CIJIDE.
As a rule of thunb a nndel that is no longer IIBI1ufactured
sells for 25 to 45% of tle orginal purchase price. If tley are
still a current nndel tte average price will approxinately be
fran 45 to 65% of tle current list price. Sore exceptions of
very JX>pular nukes sell for as III.ICh as SO% of list price.
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Section 2 - Ihr to use •••
11~ 'list Price' is not the lista:l ret.cill price but is tre
l01..est available quote \..e have seen published by any qualified
sales organizatio n. If you {m"cMse at full list price,you are
protably r-aying a pranium. (Saret:ines this is a good idea to
gain needed services and support).
1
#4/82'
saret:ines found after the H::xlel, this is an example
tm first systan \..as installed.
of tffi date
'ffi'
shCJ\.Js available Operating Systans for that m:xlel.
one is included with the price.
•au•
Wy
is the Central Processer that carre with that npdel.
'RAN' slnJS first lv.v nu:h namry with the specified m:xlel,
and if a second figure is present, what car-aclty for that
m:xlel.
'Storage' indicates what cares specificall y \v.ith that price.
'Ports 1 -were include to help detemri.ne configurati on.
For each nndel listed tffire are nurerous configurati ons. If
a different configurati on is in qrestioo you lv.ill have to use
your judgment on row nu:h to add or subtract fran our used
price. Typically a systan will include a rron:i.tor, keyboard, one
or t.w:> disk drives, and tffi au. If the seller has accurulated a
large sofnare library it will of course add to the price.
Section 3 - Price list •••
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Access Matrix Corp.
l'1xlel: Attache (portable)
CB: CP/M 2.2
CRJ: 'Zf5JA
Storage: Che 5.25' 1 floppy
Acorn Canputer
l'1xlel: Acorn
CB:CP/M
CRJ: Two 6502
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List: 2500 Used: 1195
t1:nnry: 64
Ports: 1/2 ser, 1/1 par
List: 995
Used: 856
t1:nnry: 32
Action Computer Enterprises
l'1xlel: Discovery 500
#12/82
List: 6500 Used:329)
CB: CP/M, .tvhlti-User IIC/CB, Netwrk IIC/NEf
CRJ: 'Zf5JA
t1:nnry: 64/1CXX)
Storage: Che 5.25" 64a<b
Ports: 2/2 ser, 1/1
Che 5.25 1CMb Hard Disk
> The systan is designed around the IEEE 696/S-100 bus with a
multiprocesso r archetecture, Chly one ~d is required for each
user. Supports up to 7 users, can use ff:Efl/ea37 as processor.
Actrix Computer Corporation
M:x:lel: Actrix #5/83
List: 2200 Used: 1005
CB: CP/N
CRJ: 'Zf5JA
t1:nnry: 64
Storage: Tho 5,25" 18:1(b each
Ports: 2 ser.,1 par.,1 IEE'A88
w/printer, rn:xlan, keyboard, and CRT
l'1xlel: Actrix I13
List: 259) Used: 1575
w/ Two 5.25" JffKb (optional F5.B8 co-processor w/256K)
Advanced Computer Design
t1xlel:
List: 4:DJ Used: 2350
CB: U:SD Pascal Version 3.A and Advanced Pascal
CRJ: \vestern Digital 16--bit
furory: RAM 64
Storage: Two 8" lNb
Ports: 1 RS-232
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Advanced Electroni cs llisign
Model: Freeport
ffi: Proprieta ry (Multi-User 7)
CRJ: lSI 11/23
Storage: Che 5.25" floppy
List: 1sa:D Used: 5600
t-'erory: 256
Ports: 1 ser, 1/8 par
Advanced Micro Digital
fvbdel: Super Systan
List: 2675 Used: IW5
Operation Systan: CP/M, CP/NET, MP/M, TurbolXB
cru: zoo (4MHz)
M:m:>ry: 64
Storage: 1 DO floppy and 1 Winchester Ports:
Al F.Jectronics CoqX?ration
Model: AOC-24
ffi: lXBKEr, CP/M, MP/M, OCSD
CRJ: n/a
Storage: two 5.25" 32CKb
Model: AOC-26
Storage: two 8" 1.1:Mb
List: n/a
Used: n/a
M:m:>ry: n/a
Ports: 2 ser. , 1par. , 1 IEEE-488
List: n/a
Used: n/a
Model: ai-M16 Systan
List: n/a
OP: M:>-JXB, .GENIX
CRJ: En36
M3mry: 512
Storage: one 8" LIMb and
Ports:
one 5" Winchester Hard Disk (7 .i:Mb)
Used: n/a
~Micro
Model: ~1000 FF #6/82
OP: CP/M, Multi-User AMl:l/L
CPU: ~100 (8 MHz)
Model:~1000
Model:~1000
Model:~10Xl
I.ist: 58.':D
M3mry: 128/348
VvJ (10Mb hard disk) I.ist:7Effi
WF
I.ist:8250
VWF
List:8750
Model: ~1010
03: CP/M, Multi-User AMl:l/L
CPU: WXD (8 t-IIz)
Storage: one 5,2511 384Kb floppy
one 5. 25" Hard Disk •i:Mb
Used: 2350
Used:3410
Used:3470"
Used:3625
List: 10, 250 Used: 3025
~ry:
128/348 16
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 parallel
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M:xlel: M-1ax> EMV
list: 15,ax> Used:40~
M:xlel: M-1ax> EVF (has printer) list:16,166 Used:43~
M:xlel: M-1031
list:18,500 Used:3375
> The At-1-lcmE family's nerory can expand to 5121<. Inbusiness
since Mrrch of 1977, the COJllliDY offers integrated SJBll business
canputer systans, the M-1axJE being the latest series.
Als{Xl Canputer Inc.
M:xlel: ACI-1/SS
CE:CP/M
CFU: 'ZPJ)A
Storage: Che 5.25"
Altos
M:xlel: A03 anJ-2
CE:CP/M
CFU: 'ZPJ)A
Storage: oo 811 (~each)
M:xlel: A03 anJ-15.
CE:CP/M
CFU: 'ZPJJA
Storage: oo 8" (1Mb total)
M:xlel: A03 anJ-10
CE: CP/M, Multi-User NP/M
CFU: 'ZPJJA
Storage: Che 8" (SOCKb)
Che 8" (l<Jv1b)
list:
2CU)
Used: 1005
M.:m>ry:64
Ports: 1/3 ser, 1/1 {Xlr
list:
36~
Used: 1700
M.:m>ry:64
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 {Xlrallel
list: 4fiJJ Used: 1670
M.:m>ry 64/2!J3
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 {Xlrallel
list: 5CXD Used: 2820
M.:m>ry:208
Ports: 6 RS-232, 1 {Xlrallel
list: 7(U) Used: 3360
M:xlel: A03 anJ-12
CE: CP/M, Multi-User MP/M
M.:m>ry: 208
CFU: 'ZPJJA
Ports: 6 RS-232, 1 Jmallel
Storage: Cbe 8" ( 50CKb)
Che 8'' Hard Disks ( 2<Jv1b)
M:xlel:
l'bdel:
M:xlel:
M:xlel:
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A03 anJ-14
500-10 (16-bit)
586-40 (16-bit)
MIU-4
list: sffXl Used: 4110
List: 4ffi) Used: 2220
list: sax> Used: 3995
List: 2400 Used: 1370
>
All of the 8.XX) family are ZOOA tnsed canputers with six RS232-C serial ports and one 8-bit parallel port. Current sales
munber about 25,CXXllillk:ing than relatively popular. Tile systaJE
will support fran one to four people.
Apollo Canputer Inc.
MJdel: rn xo
CD: AEGIS
ffiJ: Vl.SI
Storage: Che 8" floppy
List: lm'D Used: 6585
fuoory:512/lW
Ports: l/2 ser
Apple Canputer Inc.
The importance of this microcomputer in the used narketplace
is second to none. Over 1, 100,())) Apples sold in different
versions make this the king of used microcomputers. Apple 11e is
an enhanced version of the Apple 11 and is compatible with nearly
all software and hardware for the Apple 11 (Plus) that ,it
replaces.
The Apple Story •••
Hard to believe that Hewlett-Packard, when presented with
the design plan by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, turned it down.
They were on the staff of Atair and Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino,
California and in their spare tine they constructed the crude
prototype of the Apple micro.
As nanbers of a group of computer enthusiasts called the
Harebrew Computer Club they were able to build about 100 units
(in the celebrated Wozniak's parents garage), which they sold to
the club nanbers at a profit.
After obtaining funding and narketing via the firm of A.C.
M:rrkkula, the Apple 11 was born. Apple is now a billion dollar
plus per year company.
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Model: lle
#1/83
ffi: Prop
CRJ: 6.':02
Storage: One 5.25
Model: Apple 11 Plus
ffi: OCD 3.3
CFU:6.':02
Storage: One 5.25" (14a<b)
Model: APPLE 111
#00'
ffi: S1)
CFU: 6.':02
Storage: One 5.25" (14a<b)
list: 1400 Used: 810
M3mry: 64/128
Ports: 0/1 ser, 0/1 par
list: n/a
Used: 7(J}
M3mry: 32/48
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 parallel
list: 2W Used: 1495
M3mry: 128/256
Ports: 1 RS-232
Model: USA
#7/83
list: @5 Used: 4120
ffi: USA
CFU: ffiXD
M3mry: 1024/2<W3
Storage: '00 5.2511 (OOl<b each)
Ports: 2 RS-232, .1 parallel
Che 5. 2511 Hard Disk ( .'Ml)
MJnitor: 720x:.!ffJ Includes rrouse.
The cost of the Usa 1s six-pact of integrated software
applications is about a additional $1200.
Model: USA 2
list: 3495 Used:
ffi: USA (claim M3--IXE will be available soon)
CRJ: ffiXD M3mry: 512K/1MB
Storage: One 3.25" floppy
3310
Model: USA 2/5 (external .'Ml HD) list:
Model: USA 2/10 (internal 1CMb fiD) list: 5495 Used: 5410
Model: Mlcintosh
#1/84
ffi:
au: ffiXD 1 8 M-Iz
Storage: One 4(X]( floppy
list: 2495 Used: 2435
t1:rrory: 128K/256K in 1985
w/mv 9" MJnitor and
rrouse
> A IIBXimum of 512K might exist when 256K RAM chips are available. In the advanced factory of Apple's, a t1lcintosh is built
25
.
every 27 seconds. Much of Apple's future is invested in the
success or failure of the M:lcintosh. Apple claims that they have
produced a canputer that is so simple to l!Bintain and use that
it \v:ill not require the traditional repair work identified \v:ith
rrnst canputers.
Applied Digital Iata SystEmS
M:xie1: Multivision 3
List: 12825 Used: 3815
CD: Ml.lli
CRJ: IU35
Storage: Che 5.25"
Applied Technology Ventures
M:xiel: 1
1'1mlry: 256
Ports: 1/2 ser, 1/2 par
List:
640)
CD: CP/M
Used: 2820
CRJ: ZOOA
1'1mlry: 64
Storage: Che floppy and one lCMb liD
Archives
M:xiel: 1
List: 6500 Used: 2200
ffi:CP/M
CRJ: ZOOA
M.=nory: 64
Storage: oo 386Kb floppies
Atari Inc.
M:xiel: lflJ
CD: Proprietary
CRJ: 6'3J2
list: 300
1'1mlry: 16
Used: 85
10
M:xiel: 8J)
M:xiel: 1200 XL
List: 670
List: 9X)
Athena O:mputer and Electronics
M:xiel: Athena 1
List: 32'3J Used: 2170
ffi: CM/M
CRJ: NSC
ffi) (oo)
Storage: Che 5.25"
Portable
Used: 120
Used: 220
l"Erory: 196/1CXX) IU1 12
Ports: 1/2 ser, 1/1 par
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Avera
M::xJel: CS-1220
CB: CP/M-&)
CFU: n/a
List: 57UD Used: 1CXID
!'1:m:>ry: 256
Storage: Cbe 512Kb floppy and one 1CMb HD
&sis
M::xJel: fusis-100
list: 2Cffi Used: 1450
CB:CP/M
CFU: ZOO, 6502
Billings
M::xJel: IC-12FD
CB: IDS
CFU: ZOOA
list: :llX)
list: 1005
!'1:m:>ry: RAM 56K PRCM 8K Ports:
2 RS-232, 1 Parallel
Storage: Tho 5.25" 315Kb
M::xJel: 100 Computer System
M:xlel: W System 11
M::xJel: ffiJ) System 11
Model: 6000 System Xll
list:
list:
list:
list:
Blackhawk Computer Systems
M::xJel: Blackhawk 111
list: 4W
CB:CP/M
CFU: ZOO
:llX)
3375
SJXX)
7CXXl
Used:
Used:
Used:
Used:
865
1100
2150
3100
Used: 2W
!'1:m:>ry: 64
Storage: 1\..Q 312Kb floppies
M::xJel: Blackhawk 1V
list: 8W Used: 3945
OC Canputer
M::xJel: 00/20
list: 2COO Used: 1315
M::xJel: 20A
M::xJel : 20B
CB: CP/M (Digital Research), MP/M
CFU: ZOOA
list: n/a Used: n/a
List: 6450 Used: 2420
!'1:m:>ry: 128
Storage: TWJ 5.25" 4al<b floppies w/intergal printer and color
IIDnitor. (~nichrare on mxiel A)
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Burroughs
t1:xlel:
t1:xlel:
M.xlel:
M.xlel:
M.xlel:
B21-11S
1321-3
821-4
B21-5
B22 (without HD)
list:
list:
list:
list:
list:
3XO
10000
14CU>
1920)
11070
Business Operating Systems
M.xlel: M-2
t1:xlel: M-10
M.xlel: M-28
M.xlel: M-44
t1:xlel: M-46
list:
list:
List:
list:
list:
4620 Used: 2465
7<XD Used: 43.'n
8ffD Used: 4320
ucm Used: 5940
9120 Used: 4520
Bytronix
M.xlel: Series
Jvbdel: Series
M.xlel: Series
M.xlel: Series
M.xlel: Series
List:
list:
list:
List:
list:
4675
.'nX>
3995
64."n
79.'n
W
5.'n
1ax>A
400)
.'nX>
Cado Systans
M:xlel: C.A.T. 111
CB: Multi-User CAOO
CRJ: 0035
Storage: one 8" 2.Ll1b
t.wD 5.25" furd Disks
M.xlel: C.A.T. 1 w/2 floppies
M:xlel: Systan 20/24
M:xlel: Systan 20/28 (3 CIR)
California Canputer Systems
M.xlel: Calstar
CB: Proprietary
CRJ: f'M1)
Storage: Two 811
Callan futa Systems
M.xlel: Unistar 20)
Used:
Used:
Used:
Used:
Used:
17'.!fJ
5140
7120
.<XD5
6620
Used:
Used:
Used:
Used:
Used:
1720
17(:()
1370
1ffi5
2810
List:15,cro Used:
2ffX)
tvarory: 64/% 4K
Ports: 2 RS-232
(1~)
List: 93<Xl Used: 48.'j)
list: 239.'n Used: 7435
List: 392<Xl Used: 14230
List: 27':/J Used: 1(R)
Marory: 126/256
Ports: 1/2 ser, 1/1 par
list: 13W Used: 8l.'n
28
03: UNIX 111
CHJ: ffiXD
M:nory: 512/lCXX> 64
Storage: Che 5.25" & one Hard Disk Ports: 4 par
82~
Used:
37~
M:xlel: Unistar 100
List:
Canon lliA
--M:xlel: A&-laM
List: L,CXX> Used: 1775
ffi: CP/M-86
CHJ: Bl38
Storage: oo 5.25" 1.2&1b
M:nory: RAM 128/512
Ports: 4 RS-232, 1 Parallel
M:xlel: CX:-1
List: .'UD Used: 6~
Casio
M.xlel: FX-9XXJP
List: lOX) Used: W
a;: CA-BASIC
CHJ: ZFJJA cai!jEtible
Century Canputer
M.xlel: 8200
03: CP/M-816, t1llti-User MP/M
CHJ: al35
Storage:
oo 8"
( LMb)
M:nory: 12/24
List: L,CXX> Used: 3100
M:nory: RAM 128/1024
Ports: 4 RS-232, 1 Parallel
M.xlel: Vanguard a:xD
List: .'UD User:
Storage: Che 8" (1Mb) and one 5.25" Hard Disk (~)
37~
Centurion
List:l2,3~ Used:37~
M:xiel: Microplus
ffi: MICIDUJS, Multi-User COOURICN (3) CHJ:Prinary 6
M:nory: RAM 128/512
Storage: one 811 Hard Disk (3J1b) Ports: 8 RS-232
List: 18100 Used: 44CJJ
M.xlel: 5200
03: CENIURICN, t1llti-User COOURICN
CHJ: CRJ.-{)
M:nory: 128/512
Storage: Che 8" (1.2 Mb)
Ports: 1 RS-232
Che 8" Hard Disk (24Mb)
29
Olarles River Lata Systems
1'1xle1: fusic Universe fB/27
List: 15200 Used: 8730
03: lm (UNIX can) M2rrory: '&/2fJ:JJ
Storage: <he Mb floppy & 16Mb HD Ports: 2 ser, 1 {XIT
M:xle1: fusic Universe fB/47
List: 21500 Used: 10335
Orran:1tic s
M:xlel: a; Series
list: S<XDt Used: 3420t
a;: CP/M, IDRIS
CRJ: HllJJ
CIE Systems Inc.
M:xlel: 600/10
List: Lj8X) Used: 3440
03:UNIX 1ll,RB1JU JS
CRJ: 6aXD
M:m:>ry: 128
Storage: Che 5.25 mini-flop py
Ports: 3 ser, 1 {XIT
Che 1CMB Wincheste r Hard Disk
M:xlel: 600/2D
03: Multi~ser RffiJUJS
CFU: 6aXD
Storage: Che 5.25" (.':D]{b)
Che 5.25'' (H.Nb)
M:xlel: 600/30
03: Multi~ser REUJI.lJS
List: 10400 Used: 4WJ
M:m:>ry: '&/512
Ports: 4 RS-232, 4 RS-422
list: llCXXl Used: 5120
CFU: 68CXD
Mm:>ry: '&/768 PRCM 2
Storage: Che 5.25" (.':D]{b)
Ports: 4 RS-232, 1 {XIral1el
Che 5.25" Hard Disk (1CNb)
1'1xle1: 600/40
Codata Systems
M:xlel: 3XO
03: UNIX
CRJ: 6aXD
Storage: Che 5.25" & one liD
Coleco Industrie s Inc.
Model: Adam
List: 12<XD Used: 5950
list: 7f5JJ Used: 3'XD
Mm:>ry: 32D/1500
Ports: 1/10 ser
List: ffi)
Used: 515
30
a;: Coleco-pr oprietary
C'FU:
~ry:
Storage: tape drive
w/
Colonial llita Products Inc
SB-ffi
03: CP/M, Multi-User MP/M
CRJ: 'ZEIJA
Storage: 1\vo 8" (1.2Mb total)
~bdel :
~el:
SB-ffi/4-34D (four user)
Ill<
Pr, Ky
List: 2795 Used: 1680
~ry:
RAM 64
Ports: 2 RS-232, 2 prrallel
List: 159)) Used: 4820
Cohnnbia llita Products
~el:
MFC 1Ei.D-VP
03: CP/M-86, EIHERNEf
CRJ: a:m
Storage: 1\vo 5.25" (320Kb each)
~el: MFC 1Ei.D-1
03:CP/M,EIHERNEf
CRJ: a:m
List: 2650 Used: 2250
~ry:
RAM 128/256
Ports: 1 RS-232, 1 prrallel
List: 34CO Used: 2220
~ry:
Storage: 1\vo 5.25" (320Kb each)
128/1024 IIDf 12
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 prrallel
t--bdel: MFC 1(:(D...4
List: :axJ Used: 24<.X)
Q3: CP/M-86, EUIERNET
CRJ: a:m
~ry: 128/1024 PRCM 12
Storage: Ole 5.25" (32CKb)
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 prrallel
ilie 5.25" Hard Disk (l::Nb)
O:mrodore
~el:
VIC 20
03:
.t--bdel : PEr 4032
~el: MAX
~el: 64
~el: 0032
~el: Canrodore Executive 64
31
List: 00 Used: 50
List:
List:
List:
List:
List:
n/a
n/a
n/a
995
Used:
Used:
Used:
Used:
Used:
320
48
394
695
Carqxlc Microelectronics Inc.
List: lOCCD Used: 1(1)45
M:x!el: CH:IDXB systan
03: UNIX
M=m:>ry: 512Kb
CFU: Zilog 200)1
Storage: Cbe floppy and one 2CMb Winchester (basic systan)
Canpal Canputer Systans
M:xlel: 8200
03:CP/M
au: zro
Storage: Cbe 5.25"
C'.mpuPro G:xlbout
M:xlel: 8l6A
03: CP/M-00, CP/H-86
CFU: ro35 8-bit and EUl8 16--bit
Storage: Two 8" 1.2Hb floppies
M:xlel: 816B
List: WXD Used: 3LIOO
M=m:>ry: 56/256 2
Ports: 1/1 ser
List: 38j) Used: 2675
t1:lrory: l28Kb
List: 5100 Used: 3465.
03:CP~~,CP~,~~
CFU: a:BS, 8135
Storage: 1\..o 8" 1.2Mb floppies
M:xlel: 81EC
03: ~/M-86 (upto 16 users)
CFU: ,. a:BB, a:B5
Storage: Two 8" 1.2Mb floppies
M:xlel: 816D
M=m:>ry: 192
List: 7frrJ . Used: 4715
M=m:>ry: 320
Ports: 9 ser, 9 par
List: 101j) Used: 7410
CanpuSource Inc.
M:x:lel: Abacus (Apple canp. port.) List: 2295 Used: 193)
·
03: CP/M ( $299 option for CP/M)
Mamry: 00
CFU: 6j)2
Storage: 1\..o 5.25" 145Kb floppies
Canputer Distributors of Hawaii
List: 8<X) Used: 555
M:x:lel: PC-8JR
03: CP/1'1
Mamry: 64
CFU: ZillA ( 4 M-Iz)
available) wo/IIDnitor
llBll)ry
(bubble
tape
cassette
Storage:
32
Canputhink
List: 15670 Used: 10195
H:xiel: The Ha~ 32
CE: UNIX
Marory: 128
CRJ: ffiXD
Storage: Che mini-floppy and two 5.25" Winchester drives
Convergent Technologies
List: 18<XD Used: <xXl5
l'1xiel: Cf-2200 TI'16 Workstation
a;: CIQ3 (Multi-User)
Namry: 256
CRJ: OCB6
Storage: Che SOOKb floppy and one &1b Winchester
Gorona
l'1xiel: Goronal R:
a;: 113--IX:B
CRJ: I:U38
Storage:
oo
Used: 1920
M3mry: 128
5. 25" floppies
Corvus SystEnB
l'1xiel: 61
CE: USCD Pascal, CP/t1 Einulator
CRJ: ffiXX)
Storage: Che 8" floppy
Crcm:m::o
H::xlel: C10 Personal Canputer
CE:CP/t1
CRJ: 'Zf5JA
Storage: Che 5.25" 39JKb floppy
l'1xiel: CS-1
l'1xiel: CS-2
fvbdel: CS-3
Custcxn Canputer Systans
H:xlel: Exec Jr/80
03: single user
CRJ: 'Zf5JA ( ~1-lz)
Storage: Two 8" EiX](b floppies
33
List: 240)
List: 6150 Used: 5195
Marory: 256/512
List: 1820 Used: 1410
Marory: 64
List: 3200 Used: 2405
List: 3750 Used: 2575
List: '::fill Used: 389)
List: 2895 Used: 1595
Marory: 64/192
Ports: 4 ser
futa General
list: 7195 Used: 2<W
tvbdel: Fnterpeise lCID
ffi:
au: micrcH>VA microprocessor .t1:m:>ry:
Storage: '1\o mini-floppies (716Kb)
futanac Canputer Systens
M:xiel: 1200
ffi:(l>/M
au:
ZOOA
Storage: Two mini-floppies
M:xlel: 1265
M:xiel: till
futanedia
M:xiel: 932
ffi: PIO<
list:
2fB)
Used: 1LlD
.t1:m:>ry: 64
Ports: 2 ser
list: 4520 Used: 3340
list: 2fill Used: lllD
list: 16740 Used: s<X>5
au:
ffiXD
.t1:m:>ry: 128
Storage: Cbe floppy and one 12.7Mb Winchester
futapoint
M:xiel: 1561
list: 57'3iJ Used: 2579
ffi: QJ/H, Hulti-User IXE.H, ARCNET
au: ZOOA (Pr:inary)
.t1:m:>ry: RAH 128
Storage: one 8" (1Mb)
Ports: 5 RS-232
M:xiel: 1562
list: 57'3iJ . Used: 28<X>
futa Tedmo1ogy Industries
fvbdel: Associate
ffi: (l>/M 3.0
list: 2495 Used: 1375
au:
ZOOA
Storage: '1\o 5.25" .3ffl<
fvbdel: Assistant CPe
.t1:m:>ry: 128/256
w/ 12" IIDnitor
list: 1795 Used: 1525
ffi:CP/M
au:
ZOOA and ·6'3iJ3
Storage: '1\o 5.25 floppies
.t1:m:>ry:64
w/62~y kb, 12" M:>nitor ·
34
futa Tenninals & Cannunication
Hodel: DIC Micro 210A
a;: Proprietary
au: Two tm5
Storage: Two 5.25"
Digicanp Research
M:xiel: DElHII 100
a;: TeleSoft-Ada, CP/M 2. 2
au: 6aXD ( prinEry)
Storage: Che 8" floppy and 4CMb
List:
89X)
Used: 3120
tvemry: 64 2
Ports: 1/4 ser
List: 13240 Used: 6935
tvemry: 256/1ENb
Digilog Business SystEmS
M:xiel: 1 (System 1a:D)
List: 6900 Used: 3175
ffi: 'IUROOIX13 (Multi-User 15)
CRJ: Zf5JA
Maoory: 128 2
Storage: Che 820Kb floppy and one 5Mb Wenchester
Digital Equipment
M:xiel: DEC Rainbow 100
List: 2675 Used: 1595
a;: CP/M-a), CP/H-&J
CT-U: coprocessors m38 and zro
M::mJry: 64/256
Storage: Che mimi-floppies of 4aleb each
Mbdel: Decrnate 11
List: 2675
ffi:CP/M
au: 6120 (enhanced version of the PDP-8)
Storage: Che 400Kb floppy
Mbdel: Professional 325
ffi: P/ffi
au: prop. (sanE as PDP-11/24
Storage: Two floppies
Used: 1570
List: 3375 Used: 1810
tvemry: 256/512
M:xiel: Professional 350
List: 4375 Used: 229)
ffi: P/ffi, CP/M
au: prop.
tvemry: 256/512
Storage Two floppies (400Kb each)
':' The Professional's are the newest series of systans and
supports an existing software base. The 350 is the 325 with rrore
35
expansion slots.
Digital Microsystans
M:xlel: U£-4
List: 8995 Used: 4395
ffi: CJ>/t-1 (Hi-Net Local Area Network)
CFU: ZOOA
t1:m:>ry: 64
Storage: (he 8" ~ floppy and 10.7Mb Hard Disk
Docutel/O livetti Gorp
M:xlel: M20
ffi: Proprieta ry
CFU: za:Dl
Storage: Cbe 5.25"
fual Systans Control
M:xlel: 83/00
ffi: UNIX
CFU: 6aXD
Storage: '00 8" 1Mb floppies
M:xiel: 83/20 (2CNb HD)
M:xlel: 83/40 ( tw 2CNb HD)
Durango Systans
M:xiel: Poppy
ffi: MS-lXB (Multi-User 12)
CFU: 00186
Storage: 1\.Q 5.25"
List: 2m Used:
~7
t1:m:>ry: 128/512
Ports: 1/1 ser, 1/1 par
List: 4395 Used: 3175
t1:m:>ry: 512
Ports: 2 ser
List: 100Xl Used: 10300
List: 25Cffi Used: 12700
List: 4400 Used: 3120
Memory: 128/1000
Ports: 1/1 ser, 1/1 par
Dynabyte Inc.
M:xiel: MJnarch fH1J
List: 11000 Used: 5875
ffi: CJ>/M-00, MP/M 11 (Multi-User 16)
CFU: tm6 and 'ZEJJA
Memory: 256/1000 4
Storage: Cbe 8" and one Hard Disk Ports: 1/9 ser, 1/1 par
Dynalogic Info-Tech
M:xiel: Hyperion (portable )
ffi: ~S-lXB
CFU: 3138
Storage: Tho 5.25" (320Kb each)
List: 2WJ Used: 2450
M:nory:2 56
Ports:
36
Fagle
t1:xlel:
t1:xlel:
t1:xlel:
t1:xlel:
t1:xlel:
t1:x:lel:
t1:xlel:
List:
List:
List:
List:
List:
List:
List:
11 E-1
11 E--2
1620
16:{)
FC--1
FC--2
FC--XL
1300 Used: 1055
1575 Used: 1205
3XD Used: 22ffi
4700 Used: 339)
2320 Used: 1200
2700 Used: 1555
34~ Used: 2795
Elite
~bdei: Elite Consultant
(1): ~1003 (Tradenark of
List: 11210 Used: 8705
Ebnek, Inc. )
1'1:!mry: 256/1000
CRJ: 1ED32 of ffiXD
Storage: Cbe floppy & one 1CMb HD Ports: 2 ser, 1 par
Epic Canputer Products Inc.
t1:x:lel: Episode ~bdel 2296
ffi: CP/M 2.2
CRJ: 'ZE!JA
Storage: T'-'D 5.25"
List:
2~
Used: 1140
1'1:!mry: 64
Ports: 1/1 ser, 1/1 par
~Arrerica
tvbdel: HX-20
portable
ffi:1P/M
CRJ: t'-'D 6:{)1
H:xlel: QX-20
List: 790
Used: 455
1'1:!mry: 16/32
portable
ffi:CP/M
CRJ: 'ZE!JA ( 4l'1lz)
List: n/a
Storage: 'I\vo 5.25" 320Kb
1'13mry: 128/256
Ports: 1/1 ser, 1/1 par
Exo Systans Corporation
Avalanche 200
List: 1300 Used: 790
~bdel:
ffi: CP/N, CP/NEr
CRJ: 'ZE!JA
Storage: Cbe 5.25" ( •.':Mb)
t1:x:lel:
t1:x:lel:
tvbdel:
t1:x:lel:
37
Avalanche 300
Avalanche W
Avalanche 700
Nobus--8 SS/DD
1'1:!mry: 64/64 PRCM 8
Ports: 1 RS-232 & 422,1 par.
List: 18)) Used: 12ffi
List: 6000 Used: 3375
List: 8))0 Used: 3720
List: 3400 Used: 189)
Facit, Inc.
tvbdel: DIC
ffi: IX.E, CP/M, MP/M
CRJ: 8-bit
List: LiXD Used: 1015
RAM: 64
Financial Business O:xnputers. Inc.
tvbdel: FOC Systems
list: 12(XX) Used: 3650
ffi: CP/M, MP/M (2/16 users)
au:~
RAM:64n~
Storage: Che floppy and one lCMb
Fifth Generating Technologies
tvbdel: SystEm 2001/20
a;: PR0-1V-PWS, REI1JI1JS
CRJ: n/a
Storage: n/a
list: fflJJ Used: 4650
RAM: 2'XJ/2CA8
Fortune Systems
tvbdel: 32:16
#August 82'
list: 4CJ95 Used: 411))
ffi: Enhanced UNIX (rn:xlified version 7)
CRJ: 68Til
RAM: 128/l(XX)
Storage: Che floppy
Display: 12' rrnnochrrne
>t1:>st
of Fortune's custarers that v.e have talked to have p:rid at
least $8500 for their system.
Franklin Canputer
tvbdel: Ace l(XX)
ffi: MS-IX£
CRJ: 6502
Storage: 1 5.25" (143Kb)
tvbdel : Ace 1200
(with rrnnitor and n..o drives)
Fujitsu Microelectron ics Inc.
M:xlel: Micro 16s
ffi:CP/M
CRJ: ~A, 8748
Storage: '00 5.25"
list: l((X) Used: 875
RAM: 64/Z'XJ PRCM 12
Ports: 1 RS-232, 1 pli'.
list: 3300 Used: 1700
List: 3CJ95 Used: 2475
RAM: 128/HXD 10
Ports: 1/1 ser, 1/1 par
38
Gimix, Inc.
M:xiel : fRJJ)
03: UNIFLEX, 039-1, 039-2, 039-3
CHJ: 68f:f)
Disk: CXle floppy w/ 4CMb HD
Gifford Computer System
M:xiel: 220
ffi: CP/1'1, CP?M-ffi, HP/M--86
List: 1CXXX) Used: 2010
RAfvl: 64/ H:XD ( 256)
Ports: 3 RS-232
List: 12<XD Used: 5915
List: 1CXXX) Used: 613£)
M:xiel: System 321
03: HP/1'1, CP/1'1 Plus, Concurrent CP/1'1
RAfvl: 384/10CD
CHJ:
Gould
- -Se1
-
List: 2CXXX) Used: 12320
M:xiel: FS 3XD
(w/% HD)
M:xiel: FS 1CXD
List: sa:D Used: 389)
Grid System~
M:xiel: llOl portable (fomllily Canpass) List:6795 Used: 5265
03: n/a
RAfvl: 256/Bubble 358
CHJ: 0036 and fn37
w/built in :ill/1200-baud rrx:xlem
M:xiel:
M:xiel:
nm
nm
(no rrx:xlem)
rrx:xlem and 512K
Hewlett Packard
Vk:Xlel: H-89
03:CP/l'1
CHJ: ZEJJA
List: 5915 Used: 5140
List: 7995 Used: 6620
List: 140) Used: ffJ)
Storage: CXle 5.25" (64a\b)
RAt-1: 48/64
Ports: 3 RS:232
~bdel:
Lists: 1795 Used: 595
HP-86
03: liP
CHJ: HP Custan Processor
Storage:
39
RAfvl: 64/576
Ports: 1 RS-232, 1 IEEE:488
M:xiel: HP-7~ (portable)
CB: Proprietary
CRJ: Proprietary
Storage: None available
M:xiel: HP-85
CB: Proprietary
CRJ: tMl)
Storage: 5. 2511 are available
list: 9X)
Used: 385
RAM: 16/24 48
Ports: 1/1 ser, 0/1 par
list: 2750 Used: 585
RAN: 16/32 32
Ports: 1/2 ser, 1/1
M:xiel: HP-16
Model: HP-26
M:xiel: HP-36
list: 3700 Used: 22(JJ
list: gn) Used: 4800
list: 12100 Used: 6%5
~bdel: HP-120 #9/82
CB: CP/M-8)
CRJ: Irnl ZOOA
Storage: oo floppies (248K each)
List: 3190 Used: 1935
Mxlel: HP-125 #8/81
list: 3190 Used: 1900
RAM: 64
> The HP-125 is canpletely canpatible with the HP-120 but is
IIDre canpact due to the smller IIDnitor.
Mxlel: HP-150 #10/83
List: 3995 Used: 2870
Q3: l'£-IXE 2. 0
CRJ: EUl8
RAM: 256
Storage: TWD 3.5'' floppies w/264K each
with :Mb Hard Disk...
list: 5850 Used: 3810
..!::!!.8!:!. Technologies Inc.
Mxlel: M:tyflower 11 (portable)
CB:CP/M
CRJ: ZOOA
Storage: oo 5. 25"
Hitachi Sales Cbrp. of Arrerica
Mxlel: NBE 1&:.m
03: l'£-IXE, CP/M
CFU: EUl8
Storage: Che 5.25"
list: 3750 Used: 1470 .
RAM: 128/512 2
Ports: 1/2 ser, 1/2 par
list: nx:l Used: 1005 .
IW1: 128/384
·Ports: 1/1 ser, 1/1 por
40'
Honeywell Inc.
list: 39:15 Used: 1775
Mxlel: micmSystan 6/10 #6/f53
a;: Proprietary, or MS-OCD and CP/M-86
RAM: 128/512
CPU: 8085A or 8086
Ports: 1/2 ser
Storage: Che 5.25"
>
Honeywell is the first vendor to support the full instruction
set of its large canputers on its micro 1s. In fact it is
basically a scaled-down version of Honeywell's DPS 6 mini.
Honeywell ITEU1ufactures their own lSI and Ml3 canponents.
IBC/Integrated Business Computers
lists: 7W Used: 2940
Middi Cadet
C£: CP/M, Multi-User OASIS
RAM: 256/512 PROM 12
CPU: zroA
Ports: 10 RS-232, 1 Parallel
Storage: Che 5.25" (1 Mb)
Che 5. 25" ( 20 Mb) Hard llisk
~bdel:
~bdel:
Ensign
C£: OASIS-16
CPU:
lH'1
Mxlel: IBM PC #10/81
a;: fvS.--OCD
CPU: 8088
Storage: Che 5.25" (32CKb)
list: 10000 Used: 3110
RAM: 512/lllX)
list: 2540 Used: 2010
RAM: fl+/256 PRCM 40
Port:;: 2 RS-232, 1 Parallel
> So v.€ll recieved the lH'1 PC has becare the de facto standard
arroung micro's. l'bst used microcanputer dealers recieved oore
requests for the PC than any other canputer. To date trading is
limited because the supply far exceeds the danand.
Mxlel: PC Xf #6/83
a;: H3-1Xl3, p-SYSI'EM
CPU: 8088
Storage: Che 5.25" (32acb)
Che 5.25" (10 Mb)
41
list: 5240 Used: 46'3)
RAM: 128/640
Ports: 3 RS--232
Model: IBM PCjr #1/84
03: FC-fffi 2.1
au: ln38 c4. 77MHz)
list: 670 Used: 615
Model: II:N PCjr "enhanced"
03: FC-fffi 2.1
au: I:IB8 (4. 7M1z)
Storage: Cbe 5.25" (3fa<b)
·list: 1270 Used: 1025
RAM: 64/128
RAM: 128
Keys: 62
':' So far in 1984 the sales for the PCjr are far less than IIDSt
predicted. Apple 11e is now expected to outsell by 2-to-1.
Model: 5120
Model: Systan/23 futanaster
list: 5700 Used: 1725
list: 9700 Used: 1485
Model: 3270-PC 11
03: FC-lXE 2,0, Control Program
list: 4W Used: 4155
au:
RAM: 256/640
Storage: one floppy
Model: 3270-PC 4
Model: 3270-fC 6
list: 5320 Used: 5100
list: 7100 Used: 6925
Model: XT/370
list: m:> Used: 8745
> Eesically this m:xiel is an IBM PC with three extra plug-in
boards, Cbe board a processor card that anulates the 370
instruction set, another that is an input/output controller
allowing connection to a System 370 mainframe via a remote 3274
control unit and a third with 512K of namry.
IMS International
Model: SCXX'SX
Used: 23fiJ
03: CP/M, Multi-User M3-IX13
au: 'lf1JA
RAM: 64/100) PRCM 4
Tho 5.25" (an<b)
Ports: 2 RS-232
Model: 5XDIS
CB: CP/M, Multi-User 113-fffi,
au: 'lf1JA
list: 3100 Used: 2159
'IUROOIXl)
RAM: 64/100) PRCM 4
42
M:xiel: IUXEX
List: 4W Used: 2270
CD: CP/t1, Hul ti-User t£-IXE, 'IUROOIXl3
CRJ: 'ZffJA
RAM: 64/1CXXJ>ID1 4
Storage: Tho 8" (2.4 Mb)
Ports: 2 RS-232
M:xiel: lUXE
List: 53&J Used: 2830
CD: cp/m, Multi-User t£-llis, 'IUROOIXE
CRJ: 'ZffJA
RAH: 64/lOCO m:M 4 Storage:
Two 8" (2.4 Mb)
Ports: 2 RS:232
Indepentant Business SystffiB
M:xiel: IBA2-2F
CD: IBS/tx:SD-P
List: 5250 Used: 3735
Innovative Electronics Technology
M:xiel: Proteus
CD: CP/H...a:x:D, BJ1U)
List: 48ffJ Used: 2625
cru:
cru:
RAH: 128/256
Instrumentation Laboratory
M:xiel: 1CD AP Systan w/40'1b HD
Intell:irrac
t'bdel: JN/70CO Series
CD: RCB, MSX
CRJ: n/a
List: 14550 Used: 4840
List: 2WXl Used: 97CD
RAM: 768/1WXl
Interactive Systans
M:xiel IS'T-86
List: l:nl) Used: 3.565
CD: HP/H-86 (Multi-User)
cru: OCf3fJ (prirrery), E039 & 0051
RAM: 256/10CD
Storage: Ole 5.25" Hard Disk (13.6 Mb) Ports: 6 RS-232
International Systems t1irketing
IM3 portable (Xl pounds)
CD: F{; IXl3 IIN-cartp1tible
~bdel:
cru:
ffi38
Storage: TM::> 5.25" floppies
w/1CMb Hard Disk
43
List: 2795 Used: 2210
RAM: 2.56
w/ 38l<:b each
List: 3995
w/1CMb Hard Disk and color rronitor List: 4495
Intertec Data Systems
10
~bdel:
List: 2CID Used: 920
RAM: 64 mM 2
ffi: C'P/M
Ports: 2 RS-232
Storage:
List: :nx:l Used: 1115
fvbdel: 20
ffi:CP/M
Storage: <be 5.25" (350 Kb)
RAM: 64 PRCM 2
Ports: 2 RS-232
t1:xlel: ?0
Lists: 3500 Used: 1135
CFU: ZIDPS
ffi:CP/M
CFU: ZIDPS
Storage:
oo
5.25" (350 Kb each)
RAM: 64 PRCM 2
Ports: 2 RS-232
List: 4(XX) Used: 1200
M:xlel: LD
ffi:CP/M
Storage: Tw 5.25" (75(](b each)
RAM: 64 PRCM2
Ports: 2 RS-232
Jr. ~bdel
1CXOperating Systan: CP/M
Storage: Tw 5.25" (total 32Cl<b)
Lists: 18ED Used: 1100
RAM: 64 PRCM 2
Ports: 2 RS-232
CFU: 'ZEJJPS
~bdel:
fvbdel: QD--M:xlel
List: 2300 Used: 1750
ffi:CP/M
CFU: 'ZEJJPS
Storage:
oo
5.25" (total 700Kb)
fvbdel: SD M:xlel
RAM: 64 PRCM 2
Ports: 2 RS-232
List: 2ff1J Used: lCBS
ffi:CP/M
CFU: ZIDPS
Storage: Tw 5.25" (750 Kb each)
Ithaca Intersystems
fvbdel: 525
ffi: CP/M, MP/M 11
CFU: 'ZEJJB 6'11z
RAM: 64 PRCM 2
Ports: 2 RS: 232
List: · 48a) Used: 2640
RAM: 64/1024
Storage: Tw 32CKb mini-floppies
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~
Hicrocanputer Corp.
M:xlel: n:n
list: 2995 Used: N/A
M:xiel: :lD2
list: 3995 Used: N/A
>!<Shiprent of this TIM camp. to start in ear1y to mid-8th
Kaypro Corporation (orignally NonU.near Systans, Inc)
M:xiel: Kaypro 11 portable #6/82 list: 1295 Used: 1005
ffi:CP/M
ffiJ: ZED
RAM: 64
Storage: '00 5.25 (195Kb each)
Ports: 1 ser, 1 par
M:xlel: Kaypro 4 #6/ffi
list: 1.540 Used: 13(:(}
M:xlel: Kaypro 4 (overhauled version)
ls::D Used: 1495
>
Kapro overhauled the 4 and r¢-sed the list price about $200.
The newer version has twice the disk storage capacity. Upgrade
kits are not available for the older models from Kay Computers.
ffiJ is Z8DA instead of ZOO. Has other :improvarents.
M:xlel: Kaypro 10 #7 /f53
list: 2795 Used: 2395
M:xiel: Kaypro xr 16bit, 25aCb
list: ?
M:xlel: Robie (now being introduced) list: 2295
Logical Business Jvach:ines
M:xlel: llivid
list: 4950 Used: 2280
ffi: n/a (language referred to as English)
ffiJ: n/a
RAM: 64 per station
Storage One 1.2Mb floppy
M8del: Tina
Jvk:xiel: Adam
list: 8ffi) Used: 2790
list: 17CXXJ.t.Used: 35EO
Logical Microcomputer Canpany
M8del: Jvegamicrocomputer
list: lSCCD Used: 11980
> This systan is the first we know based on the NS 1E032 having
a IEEE-796 Multibus which lTffii1S it is plug compatible with any
peripheral devices. The systan provides lfMb for each of its 32
users and can crank out 161,000 64-bit multiplicat ions per
second.
45
LNW
H:xlel: LNW 11
CJ>/M
CFU: ZOO
Storage: oo 5.25" or 8"
Ust:
Used: 465 ffi:
RAM: 112
Ports: 1 ser, 1 par.
M/A--0:1'1 Office Systans
H:xlel: Keynnte C-100
ffi: 65--D
CFU: 6502
Storage: Che al<b mini-floppy
Ust: 27':JJ Used: 425
MJdel: 220E
Ust: 629) Used: 1220
RAM: 48
fvagic Canputer O:xqxmy
~bdel : ~l:lgic
ffi:CP/M
CFU: ZOO and 6':JJ2
Storage: Tho 5.25" (320Kb each)
M:gadata
f'bdel: 8174-1
ffi: M13, UNI Plus
CFU: n/a
MJde1: 8174-4
CRJ: n/a
~rcator Business SystEmS
fvbdel : 2CXD
ffi: OASIS-16, CP/M-86 andjMP/H-86
CFU: n/a
MJdel: 3CD)
MJdel : 4CDJ
MJdel : 5XD
Ust:
3CD)
Used: 1410
RAM: 64
Ports: 1 ser, 1 par
Ust: 1CXXXJ Used:38SO
RAM: 768/16CXD
Ust: n/a Used: n/a
RAI'1: 896/16CXD
Ust: 6540 Used: 37<.X)
RAH: 64/2%
Ust: lEaD+- Used: 81 <ntUst: 172COt Used: 8820t
Ust: 28<XD+ Used: 9900
Micro Craft Cbrp.
MJdel : Dirrension 6&lD
Ust: 62':JJ ·
ffi: CP/M, Il:N FC, Apple canp:ttable
U~:
4'XfJ
46
Storage: Tho floppies ( 5.2511 )
Micro Five
--t1:xiel: lax:l
CB: STARIX13/NJSINESS BASIC
Storage: 1\vo 1Nb floppies
list: 49J) Used: 3170
RAM: 128/512
t1:xiel: 3CXD
List: 264:i:> Used: 8CB5
Storage: Che 1.2Mb floppy, 34Mb Hard Disk w/17Mb tape cart.
Micramti on
t1:xiel: MiSystan
List: 7ax:l Used: 3795
CB: CP/M, MP/M, m::B, TurboiD3
CRJ: 'ZfJJA ( rraster)
RAN: 64
Storage: CNe 5.25" 256Kb floppy and a 1CMb Wincheste r H.D.
Mxlel: Mrriner Systan (ex. 4 user) List: 204:i:> Used: 9JJ5
Storage: Che 1Mb floppy, 21 Mb Wincheste r w/2D Mb tape
Micro Source
MJdel: .fvfiXDP portable
List: 39J) Used: 22<})
CB: CP/H
CRJ: 'Zf5J (can upgrade to ffiXD)
RAM: 64
Storage: 'IWo 5. 25" 386Kb floppies Ports: 1 ser, 1 par
Microstan dard Technology Unlimited
MJdel : t1IU-1~
list: 44:i:> Used : 1995
CB: CD-ID3, U:SD, MP/M, CP/M
CRJ: 6:i:>2 (optional ffiXX>)
RAM: 48/256
Storage: Che 1MB floppy
Ports: 1 ser, 2 par
t-blecular
MJdel: Supernricro 8
CB: Hulti-Use r CP/M (upto 8)
CRJ: 'ZfJJA ( prirmry) , slaves 'ZfJJA
Storage: Che 8" (512Kb)
Che 5.25" Hard Disk (lCMb)
.fvbrentum Canputer Systans
t1:xiel: Hawk 32/E
CB: lNJ3
47
List: 46:i:> Used: 3820
RAI"l: 64
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 rarallel
List: l79:i:> Used: ff.J70
.'
RAt1: .'ill/HXD
CRJ: n/a
t-brrow IRsigns
Hodel: Nicro Ikision 1
CB: MJ3
cru: zro
Storage:
oo
2CU<b floppies
list: 1545 Used: 870
RAt1: 64
Ports: 2 ser
t1:>del: Decision ND-1
a;: MJ3 (Nicronix)
cru: zro (4MHz)
Storage: Che 5.25" 4()](b floppy
List: 2395 Used: 975
t1:>del: ND-2
t1:>del: ND-3
list: 24()) Used: 113)
list: 53(X) Used: 1915
(w/10 Mb liD)
RAt1: 64
Multitech Electronics
t1:>del: NPF-11
CPU: 6502 (Apple compatible)
list: 4(X)
RAt1: 64
Used': 165
t1:>del: MPF-11-C
list:
Used: 245
Multi-Tech SystEmS
t1:>del: t1f-W
C6:CP/M
CPU: 'ZillA
Storage: Che 5.25" (nl<b)
Nabu Manufacturing
fvbdel: ll(X)
C6:CP/M
CRJ: ZillA (:M-lz)
Storage: oo 8" (1Mb each)
t1:>del: 1ffi)
C6: M3-J:XE, Multi-User XENIX
CRJ: ffi36 ( 4. <.Miz)
Storage: Che 5.25" (BXl(b)
Nelna lhta Coqnration
tvbdel: Persona
fa)
list: 43(X) Used : 173)
RAt1: 64Kb
Ports: 1 RS-232
list: n/a
RAt1: 64
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 parallel
list: n/a
RAtvl: 256/512 ID1 8
Ports: 4 RS-232
List: 22()) Used: 1120
48
ffi:CP/H
CRJ: ZillA
Storage: Tv.o 5.25" (lBl<b each)
RAM: 64
Ports: 1 serial, 1 parallel
NBI
fuiel: System one/ThS
List: 12500 Used: 5400
ffi:
CRJ:
RAM: 512/1<XX>
l'(R
fuiel: Tower 1632
List: n/a
ffi:UNIXlll
CRJ:
Used: n/a
RAM: 2:XJ/2<XX>
fuiel : w.:l-100
List: 73)) Used: 3275
ffi:CP/H
CRJ: ffl38
RAM: 64/512
i'hiel: w.:l-200
List: 9XO Used: 5275
fuiel: Ikision M:ite V #3/83
List: 5140 Used: 3875
a;: CP/H and l'S-OCB or CP/M-86
CRJ: D.Jal 'ZJJJA and ffl38
t1:mlry: 64/512
Storage: CtJe 5.25 1 floppy, 32(]( fomatted
Cbe 5.25 1 Hard Disk, 1CMb fomatted
with two floppies. ..
List: 3440 Used: 2695
NIL Infomatio n Systems
fuiel: JC-aXX)
List: 3200 Used: 9SO
ffi:
CRJ: NEL Is copy of a Zilog
Storage: 1\..o 5. 25"
zro
RAM: 32/64
Ports: 0/1 ser, 1/1 par
tvbdel: fC-.8001A
fuiel: FC-8831A
List: 950
List: 870
Model: APC-H01 #7/82
List: 2090
a;: CP/M-86, l'S-OCB, U:::SD p System
au:
Used: 715
Used: 670
Used: 1910
16-bit PIBHS (like the ffffi)
RAM: 128/512
Storage: CtJe 1Mb floppy
w/m::>nochrU$ oonitor
49
M:xiel:
Model:
Hodel:
Model:
AFG-H02 (Two Jlvlb floppies) List: 25lJO Used:
AFG-H03
List: .?D:D Used:
AFC-WPS 2
List: 3448 Used:
AKrl.JPD 4
List: 5625 Used:
1625
1945
3645
379)
> List prices above national advertised and are below current
list. We have never talked to any owner that didn't think NEI:; an
exceptional value. CXte owner said he was sorry for friends that
had IIN Fe's.
NEC is a subsidiary of Nippon Electric O::m(xmy, Ltd., of Tokyo
Established in 1899 NEC narkets about 16,CXX) products
worldwide. 1he AfC m:xlels are SClJE of the elite of micro's.
Ja~.
North Star Canputers
M:xiel: Advantage
1\bdel: Advantage w/~
M:xiel: Advantage w/1~
Olivetti
M:xiel: M20
ffi: IU1) (nruch like CP/H)
cru: zam (Optional ro36 card)
Storage: CXte 5.25" (320Kb)
List: 21W Used: 1295
List: 3345 Used: 2570
List: 4315 Used: 3100
List: :n:D Used: 1975
RAM: 128/512
orts: 1 ser, 1 par
Chtel
1\bdel : 1:D5
List: n/a Used : 1955
ffi: HI:ffi/00, Hro)/00, CP/N
cru:aBS
RAM:~
Storage: 'IWo 5.25" ffaCb mini-floppies
~
Systans Inc.
Model: Sundance 11
ffi:CP/N,MP/N
List: 8W
1\bdel: CW1/t'1J
1\bdel: QU)1/t1J
1\bdel: CW2A
List: 7f5.JJ Used: 3975
List: 9W Used: 5430
List: 10XD Used: 6195
1\bdel: 186 Series
nav
Used: 4120
List: 4485+ Used: 413)
50
ffi: Concurrent CF/H-86,0ASIS, Nlll)/BB3
~:
00186
ruM:~
Storage: Che 1Mb floppy
~bdel: Systan :rrD
List: 67'3J Used: 4340
ffi: NPM-86, OASIS
ffiJ: aB8
RAN: 64/~
Storage: ere 5.25" & one liard Disk Ports: 1/4 ser, 1/1 JEr
H:xlel: Stmdance 16
List: l:nl) Used: 6285
CSoome Cauputers
~bdel:
1
t--bdel: Executive
List: 72fJ
List: 8lJO
Used: 300
Used: 1£5
> In 1CE3 the C:Soome \o.eS within the top ten for popular
microcanputers. In 1~ the popularity has severely decreased.
ffi1 Canputer Corporation
M:xlel: Zeus 2
List: l:nl) Used:
ffi: t--lliE
ffiJ: ZOOA
!WI: 64
Storage: '00 £1' floppies and one E&lb \Vinchester
38.':£)
List: am Used: 3115
Storage: Che 5.25" lEaCh and Che &1b \Vinchester
t--bdel: Zeus 3
Otrona
t--bde1: Attache Canpact Canputer
ffi: CF/N
au: ZOOA
Storage: '00 :t£l<b 5.25" floppies
Panasonic Co.
fuiel: HIC/link (portable)
ffi: Proprietary
CRJ: 6'3)2
Storage: None available
t--bdel: JR-m.J
51
List: 4COJ Used: 2005
ruM: 64
List:
w
Used: 820
ruM: 4/16
Ports: 0/1 ser
List: liJJ
Used: 75
a;: Proprietary
au:
6002
Storage: None available
RAM: 32 16
Ports: 0/1 ser, 1/1
{BI'
Personal Microcanputers
~bdel:
List: 1200 Used: f/)5
H-C-101
CE:CP/M
au:
RAN: 128 4
Ports: 1/2 ser, 1/3 JXlr
ZIDA
Storage: Cbe 5.25"
Pertec Canputer Corporation
Systa:n 3205
C£: CP/M, Proprietary
au: 6anl
Storage: oo 5.25"
~bdel:
Ust:
~
Used: 3935
RAM: 256/1CXD
Ports: 1/3 ser, 0/8
Pied Pi
-~
~bdel: Canntmicator 1 portable
List: 965
Plexus ~ters Inc.
~h:lel: P35Canputer Systa:n
Ust: 13.:ill Used: 7915
CE: UNIX 111
au: Eam
Storage: Cartridge and Hard Disk
~bdel:
P/25
Plessey Peripheral Systa:ns
6100 Series
C£: Proprietary
au: I.SI 11/23
Storage: oo 8"
~el:
~el:
6200 Series
C£: Proprietary
au: LSI 11/23
Storage: oo 8"
Polyt=brphic Systa:ns
8813
RAM: 512/2Cffi 48
Ports: 1/8 ser, 1/1 par
List: 11m Used:
au: zam
~bdel:
Used: 500
Ust:
53))
7400
Used: 41:D
RAM: 64
Ports: 1/1 ser
Ust: fffiJ Used: 4740
RAM: 256
Ports: 1/5 ser
~
List: (D)) Used: Used: 449
52
ffi: CF/N 2.2
RAM: 320/1cm
CFU: IAPX00186, 'ZKJA
Storage: Three· 5.2511
Ports:
Product Associa tes Inc.
thlel: ZDISK-1
List:
ffi:NP;M
Storage: '&> J:U.'b mini-fl oppies
M:xlel: ZDISK-2
Storage:
(be
floppy and one
~1b
1/4 ser,
XO)
4
1/2 JEr
Used: 1240
RAN: 64
Ports: 2 ser, 1 JEr
List: 4<XD Used: 2240
llird Disk
List: S<XD Used: 2fflJ
M:xiel: ZDISK-3
Disk
Hard
lQ•Ib
one
Storage: Cbe floppy and
Pronto Canputers Inc.
M:xiel: Series 16
CB: 1'£-IXB
CFU: 00186
Storage: Ole 5.25"
53
List:
xro
Used: lffi5
RAM: 128/lcm
Ports: l/1 ser, 1/1 JEr
Texas Instrurrnt
tbdel: TI CJ)T4i\
f'bdel: TI Professional Canputer
CD: ~S-1Xl3, CP/H-86
a-u: Elm
Storage: 1.\Q 5.25" (32ClJl each)
To...<>hioo Arrerica Inc.
f'bdel: UD
a;: l'£-1Xl3
O"tl: 16 bit
Storage: dual disk drive
Used: 25
List: 3145 Used: 2510
RAH: fA/2%
Ports: 1 Jlll".
List: 3)X) Used: 2545
RAH: 192K/512K
TIM-Fujitsu Co.
List: nr:JJ Used: 4600
f'ix:lel: Aff:inity 16
ffi: Affenity 16 a;
RAH: 124
O"tl: 16-bit
Storage: 1.\Q 32(]( floppies w/CIR :nX> char. ,kb
Unidata Systans, Inc.
f'bdel: The Graduate
ffi: CP/t-1, MP/M, UNIDATA
a-u: 7Hl3 ( j;fJz)
Storage:
United Technologies
Hxlel: 1P8100
ffi:SPECIAL
a-u: 'lHJA ( 4t-Hz)
Universal rata, Inc.
UDI-100 (JX>rtable)
ffi: Ql/H, HP/M, Progmn Generator
~bdel:
O"tl: 1ffil, 1002
Storage: not at this list
Universal Resan-ch
t'bdel: Portabrain (JX>rtable)
CD: CF/t-1, HP/N
O"tl:
zoo
Storage:
List: 34':JJ Used: 1%5
RAH: fA/
Ports: 4 ser 1 2 Jm"
List: 1.'nl) Used: 48?D
RAN: 2%
List: 1520 Used: 315
RAH: 8/276
Ports: 1 ser, 1
List: n/a
{m",
1 Uni
Used: n/a
P..Af\1: 64
Ports: 2 ser, 1 Jlll"
54
.9!f. Canputer
Systans
l'bdel: ql>-100
ffi:CP/M
Ol.J: ZOOB
Storage: '1\.Q 8"
List: 4715 Used: 2470
RAN: 128/512 2
Ports: 1/4 ser, 1/2 JXlr
l'bdel: (JJP-rD
M.Ilti-User
List: 6195 Used: 4785
ffi: CP/M, l'lP/H
Oll: ZOOB (tti-Iz)
RAN: '&/7ff3
Storage: '1\.Q 8" for total of 2.4"1b and 5.25" W:incherster-12.4t-1b
> The above price is for the nulti-user version.
l'bdel: (JP--40)
List: 8295 Used: 7295
a;: TurbolXB
CRJ: ZOOB (n..o to five)
RAH: 128/640
Storage: Cbe 8" floppy and one 5.2511 Winchester 16.2--lb.
> A Irulti-user, Irulti-processor, nen..orked canputer systan.
Fach of 5 users is supplied with treir own slave ZOOB.
Qx'1Sar Ihta Products
l'bdel: ql>-100
ffi:CP/N
Oll: ZOOA (~·liz)
Storage: '1\.Q 8" 1. 2--lb floppies
l'bdel: q:F-lCUI (lQ.Ib Hard Disk)
55
List: 4ffJ5 Used:21Xl
IW1: 64
Ports: 2 ser, 2
}XU"
List: Ph95 Used: 2740
~
~hlel: ~
ffi:
ern:
CP/N,
NP/1'111
zaJA
Storage: 11o 8" 1.:a--lb floppies
M:xlel: 9Xl
Storage: Ole 2CU'b floppy
List: 4WJ Used: 1770
RAH: 64
Ports: 1 ser, 1
rm-
list: 2295 Used: 955
~Electronics
fvhlel: Venture systan
ffi: VENIURE 1Xl3
rn1:1002 (exJmda ble to OCBB)
Radio Shack
fvhlel:- 1-(n.o drive nndel)
fvbdel: 2
t,hlel: 4 ( 0.0 drive nndel)
M:xlel: 4P
ffi: CJ>/N
Storage: 11o 184K floppies
List: 195
RAH:
U!Bi: 65
4
list: n/a U!Bi: 110
list: n/a U1Bl: 1200
List: 1500 Used: 1340
list: 1a:D Used: 1340
RAH: 64
fvbdel: 12
2 drives
List: 2WJ Used: I(:(()
M:xlel: 'lRS-00 Color Canputer fvC-20 List: 120 U!Bi: 75
Rair Microcanputer .9?!:2.
The Rair Business Canputer List: 9750 Used: 7005
> L\Jal OCBB's and an 8-bit ED35 w/2"XJt.. RAH to lfvlb, and 1%
Winches ter Hard Disk.
~hlel:
Rexon fusiness fvtrlrines ~
fvbdel: RX 100 M:rrathon A-1
List: 11350 Used: 9670
128K RAM, l<l1b 5.2511 Hmi Disk, .25n tape cartridg e, OCB8 Intel
fvbdel: RX 400 Hrrathon
List: 18200 Used: 14650
Sage Canputer Tedmolo gy
IV
w/16 Mb Hard Disks
w/12 ~lb Hard Disk
List: 24X> U!Bl: 2170
List: 5400 U1Bl: 5005
List: 6140 Used: 5435
~hlel:
56
w/18 Mb liard Disk
list: 6XO Used: 5540
Sanyo &lsiness Systars
t-bdel: MIC-5~
CB:
list: 7(!)
~E-IXB
CfU:
a::m
Used: 6~
RAH: 128
Storage: Ole 5.25" (lffl<:b)
Ports:
f·bdel: HOC-1o:D
H:xlel: HOC-12.':D
t-bdel: t-1EC-40CG
list: 1530 Used: 1295
list: 2MO Used: [email protected]
list: 2700 Used: 2145
Scienti£i c Ihta Syst:ars
MJdel: SdS 4X)A
list:
a:ro
Used: 389
Seattle Canputer
MJdel: Glzelle
list: a:ro Used: 61X)
CB: t-S-IXB
rnJ: ffB6 (8-Hz)
RAH: 128/100)
Price includes printer, terminal and min:itu.m software.
Seegua ilinputer ~
Mxlel: Garelron
(portable )
CB:
List: 1995 Used: 1470
~S-IXB
CfU: n/a
RAH: 128
Storage: CJle. floppy
MJde1: Cllancleon Plus
w/11o
floppies and 256K
list: 2895 Used: 2475
t-bdel: Seequa XT (lCNb !.lard Disk) list: 3995 Used: 3320
w/Gle floppy and one 1Qvlb Hard Disk
Sharedata
MJdel: Gmi Integrated Office Systan
CB: UNIX-like
~
MJdel: Systan 100
t-bdel: Systan 2ill
~bdel:
57
YX-32ill
(8-bit)
(8-bit)
Used: n/a
list: 3400 Used: 1620
list: scm Used: 21:n
list: ~ Used: 1715
SKS Catp!ters, Inc.
l'kxlel: SKS lCID
ffi: CP/M~ W /M, Q\SIS
cru: zro
list: 3D) Used;
RAM: 64/100)
Storage: '1\o disks (SOO<b each)
Solaris Canput:er .9!:E:_
t·bdel: level 1
list: 2400 Used; 1s<X)
ffi: ClM-86, NP/M-a), t£.-JX£, XENIX
CRJ: flffl .(.'1-llz)
RAH: 12B/512
Storage: Q1e disk with standard softw:rre.
Solid State Teclmology, Inc.
l'blel: 8100
Sony Corp of Ailerica
list:
M:xlel: S>U-70
list: 2700 Used: 1325
ffi:
cru:
a>/M,
n/a
~1P/H
zaJA
Storage: Q1e 2Bl<b floppy
RAM: 64
Sun:i.can
H:xlel: Systan 3.3J
ffi:r£-Iffi,CPJM.-a}
rnJ: fn38
Storage: '1\o 5.25" (fffl<b each)
M:xlel: Systan 8D
Surgeonics, .Qg
l'hlel: f:nergy Saver Systans
ffi: Exective
CRJ: 8-bit
list: 3400 Used: 2m
RAH: 12B/272
Ports: 1 Par,
list: liiD Used; 2170
List: 3.ID) Used: 2l,OO
RAM: 256
Systans~
n/a
l'kxlel: Systan 2!!2.4
ffi: W/M, l'hlti-User Q\SIS
list:
M:xlel: Systan 29ff.l
l'biel: Systan 'l!X)2
~Wel: Systan W..
List: 8270 Used: 6220
List: 89({) Used: 6435
List: 1100) Used: 8185
58
MJdel: Systan 2!Xi)
axle!: Systan 2%8
~bdel: Systan 2fx-E
Tab Products
Systan 1(U)
ffi: Ql/H-86, MP/H-86
CRJ: ro38
~1: Systan 16~
~el:
Tarbell Electronics
Rebel 2
ffi:
CRJ: zal3 (6 Mlz)
Storage: Tho 5.25"
~bdel:
list: 12Em Used: 88<J)
list: 12CID Used: 8315
U.st: 137~ Used: 89)5
list: 7700 Used: 5185
RAH: 1'2B/7fi3
List: 0070 Used: 64:-r>
list: 2400 Used: 18<X)
RAM: 64
~bdel:
Rebel 5 w/.'ilb It=rrd Disk
w/1(}Jb Hard Disk
w/lf:Mb lard Disk
list: :rro Used: 23liO
List: 3140 Used: 2385
list: 3270 Used: 24llJ
~:
Tarbell Bnpire
list: 3775 Used: 2700
ffi:
Storage: '1\.Q 811 (ID)
Tava Corporatioo
Tava;;JC
ffi: !Xl), CPM-86
au: n/a
~el:
Televideo SystaiS
'IS-aJ2
MJdel: 'JS.-003
~: 'fS-fr6/20 ~
~: 'IS-816/40 ~
MJdel: 'IS- 1(ffi
U.st: 1995 Used: 1710
RAM:
~el:
List: 2525 Used: 1825
List: 1~ Used: 1210
List: 4859 Used: 28<X)
List: fJ275 Used: 5120
List: 21~ UsOO: 1020
~: TS-1(ffi
ffi: ~E/IXl), CPJM.-a>
CRJ: ro38
Storage: Tho 5.2511 (~lb each)
List:
59
:rro
Used: 2145
RAM: 1'2B/256
Ports: 2 ser, 1
rer
Vector Gra!irl.c
f1xlel: 4/'XJ
List: 400) Used: 3275
ffi: a>Jr.t, Multi-User f'E-IXE, VEC.llE..OC
(RJ: 7im (pr:inmy
Victor fusiness Prodocts
t·bdel: ~
w/HD
Visual CanJX!ter Inc
M:xlel: Canruter
ffi: ~f)....Iffi
List: 2800 Used: 16'XJ
List: 485) Used; :I>15
List: 23f£) Used: 233)
oo: am
RAM: 128/512
Storage: 1\..n 3fiiCb floppies
Voyager Systans, Inc.
Voyager 400) Series
ffi: CP/M, MP/H, Iffi
au: aa>, am (3.07 r-t-rz)
Storage: 1\..n 5.25" (l.:M> each)
~hlel:
List:
2za:MVP
ffi: BASIC-2 and MP/M
CRJ:
\oJ~
Used: 3195
RAM: 64/I<m
Ports: 1 RS-232, 4 JEt"
~laboratories
~bdel:
.ID)
List:
u,cm Used:
21~
(12 Users)
RAH: 32/512
Ports: 1 RS-232
Storage: Ole 5.25" (32(}()
Ole 5.25" Hard Disk (1G1b)
~:
W:mg J.C.a:M
List: 3(:00 Used: 13D
ffi: M3--0CE 2.2, CP/M-00, 1ISD p-systan
CRJ: aB> (B-Hz)
.
P.AM: 128/fHJ
Storage: <Ale 5.25" (3fiiCb)
Ports: 1 RS-232, 1 JBiallel
~= 2nEVP
~= JC.(X)3B
~bdel:
IC-005A
List: 14400 Used: .5<.m
List: 3700f. Used: 2135
List: 6lillt Used: 34~
Western Digital
M:xlel: SBlffXl single boord canputer List: 21m Used: 4'XJ
tb:lel: SB1673 (2 I.~lb floppies)
List: 7(ll) Used: 2625
60
\.JJ.cat Systans
H:xlel: lSGJS
CB: ~hlti-User
a::s,
llst: 94:n Used: 3820
also UNIX 111
Qtl; 6ffiX) (prinary)
RAM: 256/1536 ffi.N 64K
Storage: Che 5.25" (6:n<:)
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 p:mlllel
. Che 5.2511 liard Disk (lCNb)
M:xlel: lff:W3
List: 15£0J Used: saxJ
~bdel: 14Cl£
llst: 7951J Used: 5870
Operatiog Systan: ~C:>
CRJ: 6ffiX)
RAN: 512
Storage Che 616Kb floppy and one lCNb Winchester
\.Jinsource, Inc.
M:xlel: 10, :n or 100
List: ff:U) Used: (f.HJ
CB: CP/H, HP/l'-1, CP/H-86, NP/M-86, N-STAR
CRJ: a£6, 'lf5JA
Storage: cne floppy and Hl1b l-ID
\vorld Infonration Systans, Inc.
M:xlel: TI£/16
CB: Nulti-User, l!llltiprogramning
CRJ: 8-bit
RAM: 64/lOCO
Ports: 8 RS-232
List: WID Used: 21XD
RA!vl: 256
Xerox
ivh:lel: &D-11
#7/82
CB: CP/H-00
cro:
ZBJA (LK'-tiz)
Storage: 1\..o 5.2511 (total 322K)
~bdel:
16/8
new
CB: CP/N-ffi, CP/M-86, ~S-ra:;
CRJ: Z8JA' En36
Storage: 1\..o 5.2511 floppies
~h:lel:
laD portable /lne..J
CB: n/a
00: Ns:R:D (8-bit 2.5 Hlz)
~bdel
61
laD
w/
18:n "Flat-Pack"
List: 2995 Used: 1275
RAt·1: 64/64 Pint 4K
furts: 2RS-232, 2~el
List: :Di-5 Used: 2C05
RAN: 64 and 128/256
List: 1595t Used: 1340
RA"'1: 64 ID1 32
List: 4075 Used: 3400
ffi: CP/H-00, 0'/H-ffi, H)-Iffi
ZOOA am tro:m
RAM: 128/512
Storage: 1\o 5.25" :rrK floppies w/ :I0/120) m:xlan, 4.5" printer
which has 4 color graphics, a real titre clock,
cru: am,
Xycarp, ~
Hodel: Xycanp
list: 82alH- Used: 62:n>
ffi: UNIX
au: 6f:lro
RAH: 832/
Storage: CAle foppy (INb) & 7G1b HD Ports: 12 RS-232
Zax~
H:xlel: ~Pox
Ust: 5995 Used: 4125
ffi: <:P/H, MP/H, a>h-1-ffi, NP/1'1-ffi, XENIX
au: ffffi, zros a·tJz
RAM: 64/Hm
Storage:
Ports: 4 RS-232, 2 JBI", 1 Cal.
Zeda Crnp.rt:ers International, L1D.
H:xlel: 520
ffi: Single User
List: 2® Used: 620
au: -n/a
MJdel: .500A
ffi: Single User
CRJ: n/a
J.W.f: 64
Ust: nD Used: 7'3J
RAM: 64/128
Zaldex~
t-b1el: 925
ffi: MP/1'1, 0'/1'1
cru: a:Es
Storage: N/A
Hxlel: 938
Storage: 1\«> floppies (.:rrl<b ea)
Zenith Iata Systans
H:xlel: Z-89
ffi: CPh-1, MP/M, JI....IXE
<RJ: ZOOA
Storage: one 5.25" (64a<b)
list: 8fill Used: 37'3J
RAM: 64
Ports: N/A
list: 17100 Used: 49'3J
one 1G1b fixed W:i.nc.rester
am
list:
am
Used: 7'3J
RAH: 48/ffi, Pran 2Kb
Ports: 3 RS-232
H:xlel: ZF-100 Series
62
ffi: Z-L'ffi, CPft~, NP/l'~, H-Iffi
CRJ: a:E5 or OCffi
RAM: l92/7ffi
Storage: 'J\..o floppies
Ports: 2/8 ser, 5
~bdel:
{Er,
~bdel:
ZF-1:n-22
ZF-1X}-32
List: 2870 Used: 14~
List: 42fi) Used: 2340
~bdel:
Z-<J)
List: 2500 Used: 1020
1 Cen,
ffi: CP/N, MP/t-1, H-L'ffi
CRJ:
zro, am
RAH:
64
Storage: G1e floppy
> Zenith expects to ship new (16-bit illi COI1JBtible) personal
canputers by 5/f!A.. Anytine new mxlels becare available it
usually la-.ers tre value of existing mxlels. 'Ire new nndels are:
~bdel: Z-1~
M:xlel: Z-1W (JX>rtable)
Zero <be Chnputer ~
Zero Cl1e Systan
ffi: CP/M, NP/M, ThrboL'ffi
CRJ: ZffiA ( 4H lz)
Storage: n/a
~bdel:
Zitel Corp •.
R:X-86 Systan
ffi: CP/M, NP/M
~bdel:
CRJ:
List: under $3ffi)
List: under $3ffi)
List: 1(£Xl) Used: 5200
RAM:
64
Ports: 2 RS-232, 1 Cent.
Used: n/a
RAH: 128/12ID
Zobex
~bdel:
S-11
CRJ: n/a
Storage: n/a
63
List: 4CJJJ Used: 3425
RAH: 64/512
Ports: IEEE-696
Mini I Mainframe
In the event you rmy buy or sell rore larger ff!.trl.prent the
following rmy re of interest to you. This list includes SCilE of the
biggest third rmrket firms in the U.S. l}]e to the sra::ialized
l<:n<JI..tledge required when dealing in the rni.ni/rminfi'Cli!E env:ir()J'll'B1t it
is alnnst 11Blld.:1tory that ooe depend on the ~rtise of dealers,
handle ~ large equiprent
brokers or leasing cCliiJXUrl.es
invest:nents.
wm
-Bt\SIC FUJRAleta Enterprises, Inc.
16 Southsand
Irvine, CA 92714
714-7f!h-3559
Flexible ilirqmter Products
14446 Hidway Rood
Iallas, 1X 752%
UIPS
6333 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95XJ7
200-473-4156 I Lffi-971-8118
Unique Lata SystaJB
124 <£tty Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011
XJ1-772-4256
214-<.XD-1001
rtiBta,Inc.
ffJ5J F Unity Drive
Norcross, Ga mn
~11
312-279-1100
Retrofit
T:i.nnthy lawlor
392 Pleasant Street
Brockton, NA 02401
619-292-7XJ5
Spencer SystaJB
~lission,
913-263-5244
Ihttan Ure Industries
7027 Eton Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91313
213-7iO-Om n.x ffflJ70
Asgx_.
6303 Acuff
Shawnee
Universa1 Financial Products, Corp.
·
375 \.Jest First Street
Elmhurst, IL 00126 .
KS 66216
Norcarex/Canputech
7501 Keele St. , Ste 4ro
Concord, rn, Canada IAK1Y2
41(H)71-37% 1LX: fb..J:£h766
64
-DATAFDINI'Fox Canpter Sales , Inc.
195 Alpha Drive
Cleve land, Ori.o 44143
Canputer Clear ing lbuse Inc.
200 City View Drive
Roche ster, NY 14625
21&-449-SalS
716-381-1252
General lata Proc:essiDg
TIX> H:rin St.
Houst on, 1X 71002
Crozi er
711-523-6454
Grega Optic al
13515 N. Stamons
Ihl1a s' 1X 75234
214-241-4141
Save Syst:aJE, Inc
57 E. \mun gton
Olagr in Falls , ai 4LI122
216-247-20X>
Unique lata Systa ns
124 Getty Ave
Clift on, NJ 07011
9421 Winnetka Ave
CA 91311
ffD.-243-0)92 or 818-349-5844
Chats~.orth,
llitaw are Systa ns Lease
?D fuy St.
S. I. NY lffil1
212-447-4911 Telex 429394
aloo ffD.-221-6318
Digit al Canputer Exchange, Inc.
2305 Sunte r .Lnke Dr.
tv~etta, GA :lni2
!iYr-971-1005
ITC Corpo ration
all-7 12-4' &
12 t·ercer Rood
Natic k, NA 017ffJ
-IE-
ffD.-222-H-C2 Telex:94ffl15
Brockvale Assoc iates
40 Orvil le Drive
&:nm ia, New York 11716
1-ffi)...645-1167
NY S16-'X17-7m
Bycal Fnter prise s, Inc.
35 R:rrk Drive, Suite 1
Boston, !viA
617-5:1Xi.J59
103
723 !'~rial 11\vy
B:isrurck, ND SB:JJl
701-258-1~
Hi-Tech Canputer Syst:elS
56 Fores ter Ave
Wmvi.ck, NY llffJJ
914-<X3f>-22:;D
Interc on
ro 111
65
Brain tree, tiA 02184
617--f!J£--%56
Interfaces Limited
.':D1 Valleybrook P-ood
Pittsburgh, PA 15317
412-~1-1Ero
~CA
ro fux
~
Scherers
6145 Scherers Place
IA.tblin, Chio 4~17
614-re9-0010
Trinarchi and Associates, Inc.
ro fux
5fi)
Parker, CD 00134
3:n-841-ro38
State Ulllege, PA 6001
814-234-5659
1re r1oore Canputer Exchange
\.Jestec Associates
521 Valley Drive
Hmhattan Iarl, CA W2fh
213-376--7235
HD7 116th Ave NE, Suite 1CB
Bellevue, \.JA <.nD4
20:>-454-29)1
New York Canputer Exchange, Inc
1~ Gazza Blvd
Farnringdale, NY 11735
Ero-645-9100 or 516--752-8(X)6
-HBVI.EIT PACXARD-
Nortl-&est Mini Canputer
337 Bostoo P.cad
Billerica, HI\ 01821
617-ffi3-25.'1)
fm-.34~
Omi-Systans Associates
fux 632
Cal~ll, NJ 07007
201-335-6919
Smqx>, Inc
11 Stewart Averrue
Huntingtioo, NY 11743
516--549-69:D Telex: %13(f)
Sevco
s. St.
Hopldnton, HA 01748
84
617-435-6938
telex 710-3477577
llitagate Systans Inc.
2287 Rio~ Ave
San Jose, CA 95131
4CB--946-6222
Encore
1ro'l 14th St
Santa ~bnica, CA
213-452-9117
~
Fl.lrcxlata Inc.
1673 Qrrling Ave, Suite 110
Ott:c'lYa, Canada K2A 1C4
613-725-9485/felex 053-3125
CSU Industries, Inc.
135 Rockaway Turnpike
lawrence, New York 115.59
516--239-4310
~:SI Hicrotek
165~ Cc.unerce
Ct.·
Cleveland, ai 441:D
216--234-ro'lO
66
Bro.ms Canputer Service,
Inc.
231+3 South Hanley
St. louis, I'D 63144
314-644-3323
Stearns Canputer Service Inc.
218 Pond St
liOI:kinton, MA 01748
617-435-9481
lR)
fh H)fltvale Ave.
Stoneham, NA 02100
617-4'3B-4?f'JJ
Anmn
520J \..est 73rd Street
f·tirmropolis, l'f~ 55435
612-835-4737
Airerada t1rrketing
13771 N. Central Expressway, Suite 615.
Ihllas, 'IX 752A3
214-235-3114
American Business Chmum:ications
2670 N. Cobb Parkway
Kennisaw, GA. :ll144
LlYr-422-0112
Annex ilinputers
:ll2D East CanclOOck Rood, Suite 20J
Fhoenix, Kl 85016
(i.)2-9'::fr..85f!h
-TINAccord Canputer Corp
FO Ibx 268
311 Springfield Avenue
SUllliit, NJ 07<X>1
2D1-277-6401
~ Equiprent
Corp.
29311 I-45 North, #2{})
Spring, 'IX 77?B1
713-363-9126
Arbour M:rrketing Corporation
19 Killdeer Drive
Hackettstown, NJ 078AO
2D1-852-7152
Bankers leasing Assl:x.. of Alanta
2481 Hogan Rood
East Poi:1t, GA :D344
40+-766-4416
Alrha Financial Group
furrett Capital & Leasing Corp.
707 \'!estchester Avenue
Mute Plains, NY 1<XD4
731 Front Street, N.W.
914-ffi2-1~
Grand Rapids, !'[ 49':/Y+
616-458-3235
Arnbico Investnmts ill::
1701 River Rim, Suite :D'I.
Fort \·Jorth, 'IX 76107
817-332-7002
67
Bedford Canputer Hrrketing
4141A Greenbriar
Stafford, TX 77477
713-491-6757
Berlent Industries Inc
1975 Hempstead Turnpike
Fast ~trow, NY 11554
516-794-9722
Century Canputer Sales
15910 Ventural Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
818-936--2054
Brixton Internation al As&;x.
1461 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY ll5:U
516-248-02.'n
Charter .Arrer:i.can Inc.
4161 Blackland Drive
H:rri.etta, GA
LlYr-955-7483
?JJ:fj7
Bruce &um Asooc.iates
523 4th Street
San Pillael, CA 94<;01
415-459-2279
Rare, GA :U161
404-291-4124
CanelOOck Canputer Investors
6621 North Scottsale Rood
Scott:OOale, 1\l 85253
Classic O::mputer Corporation
1007 Trowbridge Cove ·
Atlanta, \A m38
E02-<ffl-2ff0
404-395-((00
Cap Industries Inc
2231 Holl~ Ihllevard
(}1!
Iloll~,
Troy, ~1I 4ffPA.
FL 33J20
315-925-1002
Corporation
755 \.J. Big P.mver Rd,, Suite 1<XO
31>-632-1Cffi
CDl3 Financial Inc
0035 E R L Thornton Frwv.
IW.las, 1X 7522B
214-324-3491
Clerokee C'nrq:n.tter Corporation
ro Eox <n3
Suite :D2
CllA-Net H:rrt:in ~Erietta
6JJ3 Ivy lane 7th Floor
Greenbelt, HO '2JJ770
:U1-S62-6916
Centron/J:R, Canpany
7400 \\fest 78th Street
Hi.nneapolis, t>N 55435
612-834-3366
Q<ILS
3212 Chicrester lane
Fairfax, VA 22031
703-~
Coostal Canputer tbrketing
15335 t•brrisrn St., Suite 170
ShenT1311 iliks, CA 91403
. 213-~
O:nrli.<n> Inc.
640) Sh:'l.fer Court
R()."81l)nt, IL (:(()18
312-H.:S-:n:D
68
U::mtErce Canputer Corporation
22.'J) High\-ey 78, Suite 5
ID fux 400
Snellville, GA ~278
40#-972-9232
Canputer ~Brketing Inc.
77rY+ SEminole Avenue
Itriladelphia, PA 19126
CamErcial Canputer Sls.
~29 Stanford Ave
Ihl. Rey, CA CJJ292
213-n:roll3
~irina
215-782-1010
Camnm.ellth Canputer Advisors
707 East f'-'Wn St., Suite 1650
Richrond, VA 23219
WHJ43-4XD
Canpu-Act Co Inc.
200 State Rood 52, Suite
Port Ricrey, FL 33568
ilinputer International Corp.
6~ Colonial Park Drive, Suite 200
~11, GA ?IJJ75
40A-587-a:JJ2
~
Canputer & Office Fqui.JliEilt
102D Post Rood
Im-ien,cr
2D3-655-7C61
Canputer ~tions, Inc.
16({) South Highway 100
Hinneapolis, ~N 55416
l--ffi)..328-5718
813-aU-2461
ilinputer Arrangarents
ID fux 470221
Ihllas, 'IX 75247
214-438-4245
Canputer Clearing lbuse
200 City View Dr
Rochester, NY 14625
214-826-32.9)
Canputer Affiliates Co
412 Hmor Rood
Staten Island, NY 10314
212-273-{0}4
Canputer J):clers & li~rs Aset:x...
1212 Potamc St. ~M
\obshington, OC '2ffJJ7
2D2-333-0102
69
Canputer Resale Exchange Inc
1m New Hampshire Ave., ~M
Washington, oc 2al36
2D2-737-1401
Canputer Research Tech. Inc.
2Dl Allen Rood, Suite 4ili
Atlanta, GA n328
40A-252-CJJJ7
Canputer Sales International Inc
222 South Central Avenue, Suite 7(12
st. wuis, m 63105
314-727-7010
Canputer Savings Corporation
3~ E. SOO:l illvd., Suite 101
Fhoenix, Kl ~
W2-97l-383)
Canputer Services International
SED Sylvan Avenue
Fngle..ood Cliffs, NJ 07632
201-.569-6123
D P Enterprises Inc.
1310 Hard Street
Seattle, \VA ll3100
2.(i)...()22-7'YA .
Canputer Systars/Graphics Inc.
1o;ID Granada I.ane, Suite 1CX>
Overland Park, KS E6211
913-649-21<)}
Ialey t·brketing Cbrporation
1700 Adcm3 Avenue, Suite 207
Cbsta ~hsa, 0\ 92626
Canputer Traders Inc.
1ffX) Hater Place, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA :lJ339
lata Exchange Inc
2314 \Jisconsi.n Avenue
Ibwners Grove, 1L 00515
4<XI-955-{)3(f)
714-fh2-0755
312-963-4424
Cbncord Systans Inc.
6n:> N. River Rood, Suite .'ll3
Rosaront, 1L 60018
lata Sales Cb. of California
7373 Skyline Blvd.
ilik1an.d, CA 9'l611
312-Bn-S(B)
415-339--S<.X)1
Cbntinental Canputer lresing Cbrp.
125 Fheciront Rtm
Ne.Jto.vn, PA 18940
215-9ffi..ff0)
lata 3 O:mputer Cbrp~
ncm Prairie lake Dr., Suite ffi)
Eden Prairie, ~N 55344
Cbntinental lata Cbrp
29~ Atlanta Street
~. GA 3Xffi
lataserv FquiJliEllt Inc.
'3E Second Ave. South
Hopldns, f'lN 55343
4fY.t-4?h-:fh3
612-933-2575
Cbugar O:mputer Cbrporation
26W Euclid Office Plaza,
Euclid, GI 44132
latatronics, Inc.
13326 ''B" Street
Qmha, Nebraska 68144
216-261-3W
4l12-?ill-3292
au Sales & I.resing,
Inc.
612-941-9495
?A77 M·J Yeon Avenue
Portland, ffi 97210
Di.trensional futa Inc.
7fS!fJ Lawrence Avenue
Norridge, 1L fJ:B:h
~222-2226
312-297-7210
70
Distinctive llita Processing
2Ef:iJ \hll.ut Hill lane, Suite 101
214--357-7391
Frontier Canputer Corp.
4575 s. \.estnnre:l.aM
lhl.las, TX 75237
214--TI).-7243
IF Enterprises, Inc.
1310 \kd Street
Seattle, HA <J3100
Future O:Jnputer Systan
1462 Erie Blvd.
Schenectady, NY 12n5
X0-622-7%4
518-382-53:D
fuane \mtlo.v & Co.
1131 P-ockinghan Dr. , Suite 125
Richardson, 'IX 7'::i.ID
214--~2
Ceny Corp.
ll62 Rockbridge Rood
Stone t· buntain, GA :JJ137
4fY.r-925-l/fif
Fast/\vest Canpters Inc.
2 l-B:Igero.v
Spring llouse, PA 19477
ilinini O:Jnputer Corp.
14229 Proton Rood
IBllas, TX 75234
215-62.8--40i0
214-934--9151
Faston Canputer Co. Inc.
C£neral SystaiE Corp.
2328 l ivernois
Troy, ~rr /..ffJ?A
313-{)89.-6XO
Ihllas,TX
U.S. 1 & Black Horse lane
~bnrouth Junction, NJ Cffi52
201-82l-533J
Econanic Catlputer Sales
845 Crosoover lane
t·Bnphis, 1N 38117
Glotru Canputer Corporation
174m lhl.las Park\<ay, Suite 100
IBllas, 1X 75248
214--931-n33
Econan:Lc futa Corp.
6:D looth 01erry St. , Suite %
Ialver' m 00222
G:llden~t Canputer Mn-keting Inc.
'3ffi-3g:j.H:h
NeV{X>rt
4341 Birch St. Suite X0
P.each, CA
92fi:l)
714--957-3327
:E'JF General
ll1 North Palm Avenue
ro Pax 4014
Indialantic, FL 3m3
?JJ5-727-2052
71
Greyhound O:tnputer Corporation
111 \\est Clarendon, 14th Floor
Fnoenix' Kl 8'3J77
f:f12.-248-2700
El Car~i"' :·. <>'•r·~es LID
qf327 Sepulveda, Suite 110
Shenmn <hks, Q\ 91403
213-<J%.-2411
Express leas:ing Inc.
11858 Pernardo Plaza Court
San Diego, CA 92128
GIEX Inc.
1131 Rockingham Drive, Suite 215
Richardson, 1X 7'31ID
214-783-1212
619-489-73X>
Hartford Canputer Group
515 ,Fast Golf Pond Rood
Arlington Heights, IL (fJ:J]j
312-364-0:D5
Federal Canputer Hrrketing, Inc.
14C01 Goldnmk Drive, Suite 237
Ihllas, 1X 75240
214--fro-.5187
Hellars As::uiates Inc.
836 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, t'ID 21146
Federated Financial Inc.
6740 Clough Pike
C:iocinnati, Ul 45W
513-231...()2<X)
First Alliance Corp.
16100 cresterfiel d Village H<y,
Olesterfiel d, t{) fill17
314-532-57~
First Nort:rem Canputer, Inc.
11995 Singletree Lane, Suite 145
Eden Prairie, fvN 553ll4
612-~
Forsytre/t-k: Arthur As&x. Inc.
919 North Nichigan Avenue
Chicago, IL fi))ll
312-<}'13-3770
Frank Orlando Jr $ Co. , Inc.
Xl12 Hiliro Drive
ArUngton Heights, IL fJID5
312-364-9220
Xl1-261-1944
Inter-Ar!J::rican Ibta, Inc.
578 Old Norcross Rood
Lawrenceville, GA :n245
l!Yr492-9XfJ
Internation al H:rrketing & Finance
185 North Redwood Drive, Suite 100
San Pafael, CA <)'1903
415-492-9:n>
IOA futa Corp.
383 Wayette Street
Ne.r York, NY 10CD3
212-673-9XfJ
m; Canputer H:rrketing Corp
M:lck Centre 111
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Paranus, NJ 07652
201-262J)':JJJ
Irving Canputer Group Inc.
ll':JJJ Stemnns, Suite 182
fullas, 1X 75229
214-620-S300
72
~h jor
JH3 Chnputer Associates
7 lills\..ell Street
Alfllaretta, GA ::ll201
404-475-1CXX)
Qmputer Inc.
10237 Yellow Circle Drive
Ni..rmetonka, H'J' 55343
612-933-(:ffi)
Kermsco Inc.
10432 lligm..ey 152
~hple Grove, ~f./ 55%9
612-424-4im
H:rrketex ilinputer Cnrp.
1W1 Civic center Drive, Suite 203
Santa Clara, CA 9505D
/.ffi-241-?iJ77
I.a Salle O::mputer Cnrp
10 South Riverside Plaza, Suite
Oricago, l i fi:f:I1J
312-332-3220
~hrshall
15~
le.vis & Ass:x., Inc.
1921 E. Carnegie Ave. Bldg. II
Santa Ana, CA 92705
an-illl-lSED Calif: 714-fA1-03fi)
~htrix
"Lacy Cbosetree Inc.
11500 St:alm:lns Freev.ay, Suite 162
Ihllas' 1X 7521!)
214-LI84-1054
Qmputer Funding Cnrp.
1225 Fort Union Blvd., Suite 210
Hidvale, Uf 84fJ.J.7
001-566-9201
I.angco, Inc.
PDx 5511
Fort ~yne, lN 4flf)5
t·CI Qmputer Corporation
ro
21~
9?iJ Ie.Jing Ave., Suite H
Lafayette, CA 94549
415-284-2(()5
lmsing ·Dynamics Inc.
~~troplex O::mputer Caqxmy,
1717 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, Grio 44114
216--687-0100
320 Ikker Drive, Suite 100
Irving, TX 7r:J1J2
214-258-2005
Leas{XII< International Inc.
1244 South Ridge Court, Suite 100
Hurst, 1X 7ffJ53
817-2ffi-(fJ23
Hichael Vargo Carqxmies
40045 Van Dyke Avenue
Utica, HI 4FH37
313-254-2ll'Xl
~~1
Ll:fJ
l·btmtain Capital Corp.
2'& North Sake Parlavay, Suite
Tucker, GA m34
f£1+-9?1)-7200
llita Products, Inc.
thin Street
l'~tudal, lU ffi340
201-4<)+-2610
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Inc.
·
?fJ2
N V C Canputer Sc'lles Inc.
2 lhl.a Plc'lZB, Suite W
Ihla Cynwyd, PA 1~1556
215-667-93liJ
Pacific Canput:er Corp.
556 \,'eddell Drive, #8
Sumyvale, CA ')i(:ffi
400-734--3735
Nati<n:!-1 Canputer FquiJIIffit Corp.
27557 Har{n" Avenue
St, Claire 9nres, MI taBl
Pacific Cqnputer lffis:i.ng Corp.
2003 thple Valley llighway .
ro Ihx 1186
P..entoo, \vA CfdJ57
2a>-271-:iiD
313-774--7/ill
Nelco, L'ID.
400 F. Southlake mvd.
Ricffipnd, VA 23236
ffYr-794-rJE
Parkhurst Canputer Sales & IaJs.
240 N. Rock Rood, Suite 233
.
\·lichita KS 672f.'h
.
316-687-3541
.
'
Neu-('.qnp Co,
11 N~ Arl:i.ngtqt Hts. Rood
Arl:i.ngtoo llts.' n. ~
312-.392~720 .
Pear1 FquiiJieOt Canpmy, Inc.
4717 Centennial mvd.
ro fux 24026
Nashville, 1N 37XJl.
NF Cqnputer Sales & l.eas:i.ng Corp.
9~ York Rood (Hinsdale)
O:lkbrook, IL 00521
312-920-8181
214--385-0354
Nexus llita Corporation Neo-.ork
110 North High St., Suite 100
Qilianna, ai 4323)
614-475-28:£
Oliver-Allen Corp.
3) El. Portal, Suite
Sausalito, CA94%5
2f12
415-332-6262
Pacific Crest Cc:mp.tter Inc.
65 Gate Five Rood
SausaHto, CA 94%5
Pioneer Canputer t1rri<et:i.ng Corp.
4835 liD Freeway, Suite 600
Ihllas, TX 75234
P<J~o.erS
Canputer Products, Inc,
841 Audubon Drive
St. Louis, ~D 63105
314--721--BB.rn
Pr:i.ncetoo Canputer Asocc. Inc.
205 l iv:i.ngstoo Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 009)1
201-846-ZUl
Procan I.ms:i.ng & MmagEJTalt (hrp.
212-279-1717
415-332-6262
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R. Associates Inc.
7B-973-1W
Soutrem Ibta Systens
6616 Highway 100
Nashville, 1N 37205
615-352-6565
P-andolph Conputer Corporation
537 Steamboat Read
Greenwich, Cf <ffl:n
Soutll\..est Canputer Exchange, Inc,
9931 Harwin, Suite 110
·
Houston, Texas 77fPi:J
1423 Upland
Houston, 1X n043
:;m....(i}1-4:nl
713-952-0286
Regional Conputer Sales Corp.
005 Cl:lh'\XXXi Drive, Suite 200
P.ochester, t-IT 4ffll3
313-656-1t;U)
Reliable Conputer Corp
105 S. Roselle P..md
Schaunburg, IL W193
312-894--7272
P\Qbertson ~trrketing Inc.
Spectrun Leasing Corp.
11781 Lee Jaclan1 Highway, Suite Wl
Fairfax, VA 22ffi3
703-821-WlO
Stamford Canputer Group Inc.
aD Bread Street
Stamford, Cf (lf.X)l
::ffi-324-9495
Om-lotte, OC 2B111
Star Canputer
13826 Lynn\I.UOCI 1are
Sugar Umd, 1X n478
70'1-3fb-1814
713-491-2440
Roi Canputer (h.
2737 nth SE ·
~~cer Island, \vA <;6}40
Star Lata Systens, Inc.
SO) NE Loop 410, Suite 6J)
San Antonio, 1X 7fS2fE
ZCD-232-ffm
512-822-ffiS2
Roselius Canputer Corp.
3421 \.Jynn Drive
llimnd, CK 7?if!A
Star\I.UOCl Corp.
1527 N. Glengarry Read
B:irmingham, HI 40010
313-<i42-966
um~Jandering
\\by
405-'3448--WJJ
Sarerset Investncnt Services
251 P..iverside Avenue
Westport,
())88J
m-226-127 9
cr
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Sun llita, Inc
61ED Atlantic Poolevard
ro Pox 5250
Norcross, GA 3CDJ1
40'!-449-6116
Syscanp
Thams Nationwide Cqnputer
31W ~tlhllen fuoth Rood
O.eanvater, Fl 33519
813-799-4310
<!lc lhmtington <Padrangle
thlville, NY 11747
'
Systat5 Configuration Services
31 Kathy Place, Suite 3A
'I':i..nE Brcl<ers of ~ England
Staten Island, NY la314
516--567-11~
516-752-10Xl
45
<:entral
Street
No:rwuod, HA 02a)2
617-7ff)..4(ffl
Syst:ars JvBr-keting, Inc.
3ffl3 North 7th Avenue
Fhoenix' Kl iml3
fm-264-'3iiJJ
Til:: Investnents, Inc.
illt:irmte Cqnputer Service
St.
funville, NJ 07834
:r> Brood
201-625-8700
184ffi Prospect Rd, Suite 10
Saratoga, Q\ 95)70
l.ffi.446-%19
Unican Canputer Corp.
2829 Bridgevay Blvd.
Sausalito, CA 94%5
Termecan ~hrketing
210 Srnce Park North
Goodlettsville, 1N 37072
615-859--3872
lhllease Canputer Corp,
1345 Averrue Of ~ Anericas
New York, NY 10105
.
Tetra Industries Inc.
4631 Carncl. Valley Rood
Charlotte, OC 28211
Un:irrmk Inc.
7<Xr-542-3<.m
415-332-2585
212-265-1()!i()
8400 H. 110th Street, Suite
Overland Park, KS 6J210
. 913-649-2ll24
Texas Governrental & Industrial
Unit Ra::ord Service Co. Inc.
Ole Galleria Tower
6J Jvbntvale Avenue
13355 Noel Rd., Suite 1345
.
Stonehan,
HA 02100
Ihllas, 1X 75240
617-4?Rr4XJJ
214-901...cxm
Texcan M:magarent Services, Inc
4203 G:rrdendale, Suite 100
San Antonio, 1X 7fS129
512-6<.X)-<J>26
Upgrade Systans, Inc.
112 N. \Vash:ingtion St,
P.O. Box 272
Bastrop, lA 71220
318-281-'lf:fh
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Hanv.ick Lata Systans, Inc.
19:rl Greenv.ucxi lake Thrnpike
Hav.itt, NJ 07421
a:n-72B-7fill
1he ~ bdan Exchange
2327 Park Avenue
Cincinnati, a-1 45n>
Hestingffiuse Credit Corp.
~ Oxford Centre
Xl1 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15129
412-255-4100
513-%1-0776
tro-543-7636
r.K:S
270 Ila}"''m"d Ave
Rocle>ter, NY 148})
\Vi.lliam ~brian CanJxmy, Inc.
ro Pox rJ)
Hackensack, NJ 07ffJ2
lliA
716-32S-:D37
Canada 416-784-1494
201-343-4554
Hor1d lmsing Corporation
124 Pros~t Street
Ridge...ood, NJ 07450
Poynton fusiness Systans
146 Rt. 2ffi
tbntgarery, NY 12549
201-4LI4-3222
914-457-9221
Canputer Services
I.andnark Corp.
4825 N. Scott, Suite 111
1400 I-35 #100
Carrollton, TX 7'3:rij
214--242-5217
Schiller Park, ll. ffJ176
7l~:t'
I1an.ood &. ASsociates
-MiamATA-
01attanooga, 1N 37415
2 Northgate Park
615-370-5W
Genesis Canputer Corp.
45 Lo.cll St.
Nashua, NH ffiX>2
fD3...ffi9-5722
Nicrotek Service, Inc.
38<X> N. Free..ay
lIouston, TX 77022
713-{i&)...&)92
Smith Anderson Corp.
71-800 Jligh\..ay ll1
Rancho Nirage, CA 92270
619-:340--Etffi
Vandegrift & Assxs Inc.
FO fux 427
Goddettsv ille, 1N 37072
61S-859-ffi )J
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React Corp.
1240 IBrrilton Ct.
H:m1o Park, 0\ 9IIJl5
415-326-4587
-PPJN!m PARIS'The Printer \bi<s
I%1 Alpine \·ey
lfa}'l..ard, CA 94~5
Norcarex/Canpum:h .
7~1 Keele St. , Ste, l{J)
Concord,
Canada I.AK1Y2
416-671-3736 or 416-738-0m
rn,
Hest Coost Office Products
ll.DJ Folsan Blvd.
Rc"lll.Cl'D C'.ordova, 0\ 95670
916-635-93lt0/n-1X 910-367-3707
-QJAtmL-
415-887-6116
Reliable Canputer Syst:em3, Inc,
27'3:13 Scmolcraft
-'IEXAS INSI'RlNENIS-
livonia, I-II 481.50
Coofidental lata Services
3)3..232-00>2
lata Systals
124 Getty Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011
Diversified Canputer Services
66:!> &sch Ihtlevard
ColtmbJS, ai 43219
:!>1-m-4256
614-431-00)6
Syntel
1407 JhwntCMI Blvd
Raleigh, f'C 27fi:A
919-832-3479
\.Jestern Pacific lata Systems
7372~ Engineer Rood
San Diego, 0\ 92111
619-292-7'XJS
Unique
-UNIVACSave Systall3, Inc.
57 E. \ilsh:ington .
Cllagrin Falls, (]f 44f1l2
216-247-200) .
Iten, Inc.
7620 Little River 1in. H<.
Annandale, VA 22CID
703-941-1ml
WAN;
-ZEBRA-
E.L.I, Systems
139 llamphire Street
f{S
Cambridge, l'1A 02139
270 Hayward Ave
a:n-m2-9W
Rochester, NY 14f/E
USA
716-325-n37
Canada 416-784-1494
617-~7-4:JJS
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Service
~ <XllljX.lter itself is reaching a )X)int of S)X)rting very
long life eJqECtancy and is currently devalued not for \..roT and
tear so nuch as for technical advances in the narketplace.
CA1e advantage offered by tre purchase of a new canputer nny
It is only a benefit if your canputer brffilr..s
do...n during the lifet::ine of the \..arranty. Otherwise it
contributes to the purchase price and not to the canputer systan
itself. 'I"re actual cost of the warranty for a typical $3XX)
systan is about $25D to $:ll).
be the \..mT'dilty.
A used canputer purchase, on the micro level, alnnst always
cares witrout a warranty. 'I"re reason is that I!DSt transactions
are not dealer originated but are privately sold. Increasing!y,
used equiprEilt dealers offer w:uranties, with a camon duration
of 30 to ~ days. Alvin Ch=eks, o,.mer of ilincept 11 Conputer
Cl!tlets, put it this way: " Hith:rut going through a reputable
used dealer you put up your I!Dney and take your chances, 11
It might be \o.Orth a m.::rrent to rrention what could go wrong
with your ''taby". \Vitrout a doubt it is the rrechanical jXlrts
that give problrnE. 'I"re printer is prooobly the I!DSt likely to
brffik do.Yfl at the \Kong t.ine. (It 1s al\..ays the wrong t:ilre).
Next in order are the disk drives. The I!DSt carm::lil failure is a
a dirty head. Jvbre or less, disk drives rove a 5 yoor life
eJqECtancy with rn:xlerate to heavy use. It's prooobly a ':JJ/5J
chance that a systan failure \v:ill result due to the mri.tor,
keylx>a.rd or systan board itself. Personally, the t\o.O problaiE I
have had \>ere a mri.tor and loose narory chip on the systan
board.
\Vhen inspecting a used systan nnke sure all the keys \o.Ork,
and the printer prcxluces unifonn printing without strange (even
if nusical) sounds. Their is oo easy way to determine the \..roT
and tear a drive has sustained except asking questions of the
orginal o...rer. Has he had any equip;1ent failures? hlhere and mw
long ago did he purchase the systan? Above all you nust take the
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systan for a 'test drive'. We've been told by canputer re~
that using a graphic oriented sofo11are program, such as a canplex
gare, is camnn with technicians for JX>St-relffi.r checkout.
\\hal (l.li"Chasing mini and DBinfrane equiprent with their
higher price tags it becqres .Y£!:I. important if that equiprent has
been re-furbished and is eligible for a IIBintenance agreenait.
For t1n9e \\00 have a srnewhat larger itan that can't be
sold, or doesn't wrk, \..e have included oore firms \\00 plrChase
obsolete canputers. Sale are looking pr:i.nmily for older m:xie1s
{pre-1970) that have a tmlthy anptDlt of precioos ~tal content.
You need rot even have a canplete systan as canponents, switches,
l:a:kplanes, coonectors, circuit cards all have value.
California
Ori.o
New York
Carservc •••
California
D.C.E. Inc •••
Electronics Recycling Corp ••• Ne'l York
1oo Angeles
fkco ~~tals •••
Ori.o
R-1R,Inc •••
North llikota
Residm.lf'bterials, Inc, H
~bntana
Rore Bros. t·~tals,.,
\-Jashingtion
Hestec Associates. , •
mue \-hter Canputer •••
c.& P. r~tals •••
619-294-4012
419-529-9X>1
212-532-3ID
213-3.:0..12lt0
516-r:h7-2737
213-264--1615
216-.585-493)
701-746-9381
816-77f>-.6CU)
2a>-454-2<n1
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Market Trends
It wuld be difficult for a new finn to subsist by trading
microcanputers exclusively . This can be exyg:ted to change in
the caning nnnths as the microcanputer continues to play a bigger
role. lla-e are in fact, a fa.,r exnmples of exclusively used
equiiJ!E11t brd<ers orerating in the "black" the first JErt of 84 1 •
General H:rrket Forecast
Any forecast for tle used microcanputer
take into considerati on the saturation point
sales. We predict that by 1989-IX), at least
will canprise used smll canputer sales. By
narket is very innature ~
nnrketplace IIllSt
for "new" canputer
half of the narket
canpsrision todays
According to an analysis of the DATA 9l.JOCES data lase, fran
April '83 to January '84, the microcanputer aroo of the narket
grav at a 26.9 percent rate, and the specialized syst:aiS segnent
advanced 45.6 percent. In contrast, the supercanputer and
nainfranE rra.rket sho...ed a tmdest 5.5 percent exp:msion and the
<:anJercial systais aroo lost 2.2 percent of its products.
DATA sa.JOC:ES, a Ziff-llivis guide to products, \\Glt on to
say: ''Ever decroosing harch.are costs and tl1e increasing
cap3bilitie s of high-end minicanputers have slc:Mly eroded nuch of
the nainfranE 's traditional nnrket".
By all indications , the used nnrketplace can expect 1984 to
be a very good yoor indeed.
According to researcher, Iebra
Hurd, tlere will be approxinnte ly 5 million personal canputers
purchased in 1984 as canpared to an expected birth rate of 3.8
million children. ~ conclusion is that canputers are oore
popular than children.
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The current J:Opular Tilt R: 'rith 64(l(b storage, 8XKb RAN,
color nnnitor, and a dot r.ntrL'< printer \rll1 prooobly be oorth
(tcx:k•y's dollar), in 1<.00, about $1a:D used. Just as 16-bit
rrac.hines are devaluing tre 8-bit, oo \rll1 tre 32-bit replace
tooays generatioo.
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b~;.€~~0ST
POPULAR USED MICRO
The Apple rera:ins tre single rrost iln}X)rtant traded micro.
but ill'! R: recieved nnre requests. The supply for TIM rerrains very limited. fumnd for new is still higher than
productioo levels.
The J:Opular repl.acarent canputer in 1CJX) for tre above TIM
FC \rlll, or oo \..e believe, care ,..a.th 1Mb P-#1, ID1b storage, 4'3J
cps printer, color nnnitor, and have built in standard
telecamun:ica-tion/multi-user c.aiXlbility, and cost three to four
thousand dollars. 8-bits will be largely extinct.
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Current trading reflects a hrovy interest in tre t£.-IXE
personal canputers (lUi and tre canratibles). The supply is not
available to rrret this dmand. Apple canputers, having excellent
flaliE recognition are still nuch in damnd but with a slight drop
in interest. Q_)/{11 will gradually becCJIE unpopular and continue
to yield for !ID11ths the largest source of used canputers in
circulation.
Printers •• .;
The $3,CXD dollar laser printer is e>..lJOCted out by the end
of 1S64. It \\On 't re long before laser type printers darrinate
the business and professional printer narket. Apple is hinting
at a laser printer for the nev Lisa and M3cintosh systaiB in the
$5,())) range. These oo called "super printers" will never be
able to canpete with tie lw end of conventional ~t printers
in price. All of tie· faster, high priced :inqoct printers
fo...ever, will becCJIE in ca~n sl<:Ao.er, noiser, and offer
lo..er reoolution and inferior graphics. It \o.ould sean that
certain classes of printers are nnre prone to speedy devaluation
than IIDSt canputers tlaiselves.
Like printers, disc drives suffer fran unavoidable \..ear and
therefore have a sal8vhat fixed lifetine due to their IIEChani.cal .
nature. Optical disks are expected to be nnre reliable and
available in the first half of 1985 for a cost of about $1000.
These disi<S could oosily provide up to .W Hbytes on 5.25" size
disl<. It nny take SCJIE tine before this ne..,r technology \rill be
cost effective for replacing current rragnetic nalia which is also
improving.
Printers... New or Used?
All in all tie decision to purchase a printer is easier than
tie canputer itself. It still, !VHever, takes careful
consideration as potentially over 1000 nrxiels lobby for your
printer purchase trough only a snnll number of these are found
with regularity in tie used nnrketplace.
The Disposable Printer?
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If your reqtrlrarents are in camoo with the average buyer
yoo vr.ill purchase a ~ $W dollar dot natrix or letter quality
printer. He have reen recent additions to the :im(:act natrix
family for reportedly near "letter quality" printers with speeds
of 100 characters ~ second and selling for suggested retail
prices as law as $D:l. Soch lo." prices will effectively ob..colete
nany older nrxlels and encourage a decline of prices on nany used
printers, Sore have coined tha~ lighhveight printers
"disposable", Actually, a very reliable printer can be purchased
at this price and can be ~ted to give long and troublefree
~ornance. At the other end of the natrix printers in both
price and perfonmnce are dot natri.'C printers with speeds of
several ht.mdred CPS, costing upto 5 or 6 tOOusand dollars, and
can easily l..eigh 70 or 00 pounds which represents, in {Et, the
additional steel and plastic to supply the required strength for
fast nnving print heads.
A few trivia questions •••
Q: \·Jhat is the nnst expensive printer oo the rrarl::et?
A: To date the Xerox 9700 Electronic Printing System. $392,QX)
Q: hhat is the fastest printer?
A: He have ''heard of a 26,CXD UH printer but the fastest \ve
have been able to nail dCM!l is the IatagraphiX 9an. At
21 ,em lines ~ minute this laser printer could produce
"Gone With The \fuxl" in flawless copy before you could read
the first Jl:l8e• Price = $377,895.
tbrltors •••
If the quality of the rronitor is JXX>r you \\OOld protably
relate that to the sophisticatioo of the canputer itself. 'Ire
npnitor is the single nnst visible canponent of a canputer systan
and p.L"lys a critical {llrt in row \ve percieve the canputer and has
frequently of inferior resolution. With a recent growth in high
resolution and l01a:- cost !!Dnitors the nmi<et is becarring
increasingly canpetitive and forcing prices to drop. Light JalS,
nnuses, dedicated display nemry and other accessories are
ap~ on the narket.
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No segrrent of ti-e microcanputer industry is exJXIflding as
fast as color graphics causing the prices for high resolution Irn
rronitors to sell in 1<;6!. for under $S.':D. Tile S8IIE rronitor 'IIK)U}.d
of cost over $1a:D in 1982. Leading Edge Gorilla nunichrrne is
an example of under $100 dollar with very acceptable quality.
Liquid crystal or light--anitting diode displays will increase in
popularity but so far are of overall minor importance.
\.Jhat 's the nnnitor of ti-e future?
Perhaps gas plasm IIDn:itors considering ti-e incredible
resolution without ti-e glare and flicker associated \<1ith rnr
screens. '!hey are also flat for another improvaJEilt and prarrise
to becrne cost effective as graphics requiralEilts exceed ti-e
CRT's ca{llblity.
H:xritors do Wffir out. Screen cootings fade and occasionally
the electronics fail. There is little incentive for buying used
IIDnochrooe IIDnitors as they£!!!. be purchased~ for little.
We're taxing our crystal tall, but~ feel that the
psycmlogy for purchasing used canputer equiprent is changing
dranatically not only because of increasing canputers sales, but
also as a result of buyer sophistication. In the rrean~, \..e
expect to see nav finns, IIDSt of t.OCm very smll, becaning
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involved in selling used equiprent.
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Olari.table Contriootion?
~tiDy canputer
treir systan, just
or no salesronsh:ip
take your hardv..m-e
<Mlers IIBY lalefit by not even trying to sell
give it awy for a tax consideration. Little
is required to find appropriate Jmties to
at no cost.
You !!BY deduct charitable contributions on Schedule A (Fonn
1040). To figure lv.v nuch you rrny deduct for equiprent that you
contribute you nust have an idea of its fair nnrket value. This
publication can be used to help establish canpetent evidence of
nmket value.
A charitable deduction IIBY be taken only in the tax ymr
that the contribution is actually nade. t-bst canidates for
accepting your canputer equiprent are engaged in charitable,
religious, educational, scientific, or literary pui1X)seS. <be
of the best bets is giving your equiprent to one of the nonprofit
educational organ:i7ations in your area. Any organ:i7ation can
tell you if it qualifies.
tvbke sure you keep a receipt or oore fonn of proof of your
deduction, Have a description of the equiprent in enough detail
to identify it and its physical CQndition at the ~ of the
contribu-tion.
To determine if this is a viable option you slnlld
ask you QJA or local IRS office. You can order federal tax
publication 526 and 561 for an explanation on determ:in:ing
the value of donated property and charitable contriootibns in
general,
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