RE: Xerox stores

2017-07-15 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
@classiccmp.org] Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:23 PM To: Sam O'nella; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts Subject: Re: Xerox stores On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 5:18 PM, Sam O'nella via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > Out of my own ignorance, did Xerox have models geare

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-15 Thread william degnan via cctalk
On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 5:18 PM, Sam O'nella via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > Out of my own ignorance, did Xerox have models geared towards the home? Or > was this a store front for business/Altos types? > null Yes. "business centers", not home (except small home-based businesses).

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-15 Thread Sam O'nella via cctalk
Out of my own ignorance, did Xerox have models geared towards the home? Or was this a store front for business/Altos types? null

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-15 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/15/17 9:30 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: > with eBay, if you are > really interested in this stuff, you can still get your hands on things. To a degree. What shows up there is heavily sorted by the seller in what he thinks he can get money for. It's not like a junk store where a whole

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-15 Thread Jon Elson via cctalk
On 07/15/2017 02:58 AM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote: On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 8:59 PM, jim stephens via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: Backwater == St. Louis, BTW, a place I visit pretty often. Still my all time favorite, Stu's Gateway Electronics still going. I really miss the

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-15 Thread Jon Elson via cctalk
On 07/14/2017 09:59 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: Backwater == St. Louis, BTW, a place I visit pretty often. Still my all time favorite, Stu's Gateway Electronics still going. Recently touched base with them when I found a giveaway. My cousin caught hell when he took me to one of their

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Backwater == St. Louis, BTW, a place I visit pretty often. Still my all time favorite, Stu's Gateway Electronics still going. Recently touched base with them when I found a giveaway. My cousin caught hell when he took me to one of their first locations down on Delmar. You don't take a 10 or

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Jon Elson via cctalk
remember any Xerox stores here. I knew a lot of the people who owned computer stores here around that time. I was the president and sort-of founder of our local computer club, so I knew most of the people involved with retail computer stuff from about 1976 to at least 1985. But, of course

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Ed via cctalk
Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk@classiccmp.org> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 12:46 PM Subject: Re: Xerox stores > On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 8:13 AM, william degnan via cctalk > <cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: >> And don't forget about the IBM Product

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Mike Stein via cctalk
- Original Message - From: "Jason T via cctalk" <cctalk@classiccmp.org> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk@classiccmp.org> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 12:46 PM Subject: Re: Xerox stores > On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 8:13 AM,

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Ed Sharpe via cctalk
we had a stand alone one in metro center phx... wold drop.in with a few of my employees and play Dino wars on the coco there Sent from AOL Mobile Mail On Friday, July 14, 2017 Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > Even the "Tandy Radio Shack Computer Center" stores only

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Ed Sharpe via cctalk
we had a stand alone one in metro center phx... wold drop.in with a few of my employees and play Dino wars on the coco there Sent from AOL Mobile Mail On Friday, July 14, 2017 Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > Even the "Tandy Radio Shack Computer Center" stores only

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2017-07-14 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
Even the "Tandy Radio Shack Computer Center" stores only numbered 500. (just the specialized "computer stores", not counting the TRS-80 for sale in the corner of every Radio Shack store (7400 peak)) Correction: The majority of the "Tandy Radio Shack Computer Center"s were IN Radio Shack

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
On Thu, 13 Jul 2017, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: But he swears they were sold in Xerox Computer Stores that existed by the thousands - for a rather brief period. Many dozens, certainly. Probably less than 100. Not "thousands".

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Jason T via cctalk
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 8:13 AM, william degnan via cctalk wrote: > And don't forget about the IBM Product Centers, bought out in the late 80's > by NyNex. They sold IBM business products including copiers, typewriters, > Displaywriters, System 36 accessories, printers and

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Ed via cctalk
Xerox comps were featured copiers too... plus some other brands.. I always had the feeling they were XEROX company sponsored... but? In a newspaper archive search I come up with a lot of ads across the country between 81 and 83... I sent some adds to some of the people that

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Norman Jaffe via cctalk
I remember going to a Xerox store in '85 and buying a brand-new Macintosh. From: "cctalk" <cctalk@classiccmp.org> To: "cctalk" <cctalk@classiccmp.org> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 9:24:10 AM Subject: Re: Xerox stores On 07/14/2017 09:00 AM, Jon Elson via

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/14/2017 09:00 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: > Hmmm, I really don't remember any such thing. I suspect that some > independent computer store chain got an OK to have a big Xerox logo out > on the front. That would be quite believable. Some time in the early > 80's there were computer

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Jon Elson via cctalk
On 07/13/2017 11:14 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: But he swears they were sold in Xerox Computer Stores that existed by the thousands - for a rather brief period. I have only the faintest memory of such a thing, I didn't start to work for Xerox until 1985, and I don't recall the

RE: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread rar via cctalk
- From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of william degnan via cctalk Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 9:14 AM To: Bill Gunshannon <bill.gunshan...@hotmail.com>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk@classiccmp.org> Subject: Re: Xerox stores

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread william degnan via cctalk
> > > > Yup, there was definitely one in Santa Clara (IIRC). I picked up a few > things at their going-out-of business sale. I think one was a DTC > document feeder for a Diablo Hitype and some miscellaneous furniture. > > Who knows--buried in my old records, I may even have an invoice. > >

RE: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
via cctalk [cctalk@classiccmp.org] Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 1:05 AM To: jim stephens via cctalk Subject: Re: Xerox stores On 07/13/2017 09:14 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: > A friend asked about this, figured perfect for here. > Any info? > thanks > Jim Yup, there was de

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Ed via cctalk
Jim sending you in a separate message some newspaper ads for some of these stores... they also sold osbornes and apples etc... as well as their own business xerox systems. Ed# smecc - In a message dated 7/13/2017 10:05:50 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-14 Thread Ed via cctalk
yes indeed! yea would have been the front part of the 80s date wise... can not remember exactly though.. We had a Xerox store in Metro Center here in Phx... I remember laughing as I went away how thankful our company was in an industrial park and NOT in a high traffic

Re: Xerox stores

2017-07-13 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/13/2017 09:14 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: > A friend asked about this, figured perfect for here. > Any info? > thanks > Jim Yup, there was definitely one in Santa Clara (IIRC). I picked up a few things at their going-out-of business sale. I think one was a DTC document feeder for

Xerox stores

2017-07-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
A friend asked about this, figured perfect for here. Any info? thanks Jim An old (!) friend was just reminding me of the Xerox personal computer circa 1981, which ran CP/M on a Z80 and came with a nifty daisy-wheel printer, and that's all well and good. But he swears they were sold in Xerox