Like most of you I also visited these places and have dragged back and
shipped lots of "Weird stuff". Even smaller parts through airport security.
The oddest thing was 3/4" cable TV hardline connectors and there was no
issue at all.
It always made it fun to go on a business trip to the area and always slip
a bit of time into visit the places.
There may still be two left at this point. Electronic Surplus Sales or ESS
and do not recall the name of the other. But do know its location be heart.
I can say that in the 70s they really had an effect on my overall career.
Piles of computer stuff and much else. Buy it by the pound. Think it was
Mikes surplus by the Oakland airport. Long gone and one up in Berkley.

There is one crazy place down in northern LA. Some what hard to get to but
my god the stuff. Overwhelming. They dicker also. Nothing like a tough
bargain was there 3 years ago.


On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM, Bob kb8tq <kb...@n1k.org> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Over the years, this has been the fate of a *lot* of surplus / goodie
> outfits. They have
> a “deal” on some property and that runs out. Sometimes it’s a sale with
> the neighborhood
> improving. Other times it’s the roof needing repairs and nobody sees the
> need to do them
> until it is way to late ….
>
> Bob
>
> > On Apr 6, 2018, at 11:24 PM, Bruce Lane <kyr...@bluefeathertech.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Fellow techies,
> >
> >       I'm sorry to report we're losing another surplus place. Weird Stuff
> > Warehouse, in Sunnyvale, CA, is closing its doors as of Monday, 9-Apr-18.
> >
> >       It seems we have Google to blame. Here's Weird Stuff's final
> > newsletter, verbatim.
> >
> > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> >
> > April 6, 2018
> >
> > To Weirdstuff Customers,
> >
> > Sadly, after 32 years in business, Weirdstuff Warehouse will be closing
> > its doors as of April 9, 2018. If you have been following the real
> > estate news for Sunnyvale you know that Google purchased a large amount
> > of real estate in the area including the building we have been leasing
> > for the past 22 years. We have been asked to vacate the building as soon
> > as possible, and in order to accomplish that task we are selling our
> > inventory and many of our assets to Outback Equipment of Morgan Hill.
> > The transfer of inventory and assets will take place on April 9, 2018;
> > at that time Weirdstuff Warehouse will cease to do business.
> >
> > Even though Weirdstuff is closing we will retain ownership of the
> > Corporation, trademark, and domain names. We hope to handle these
> > entities and wind down the corporation before year end.
> >
> > Many of you have been loyal customers for many years, and we have
> > enjoyed working with you. We thank you for your loyalty and business.
> >
> > For more information, check out our website after Monday, April 9, 2018.
> >
> > WeirdStuff Warehouse
> > 384 W. Caribbean Dr.
> > Sunnyvale, CA 94089
> > (408) 743-5650
> > --
> >
> >       Heh... So much for Google's favorite "Don't Be Evil" motto....
> >
> > ---
> > Bruce Lane, ARS KC7GR
> > http://www.bluefeathertech.com
> > kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech dot com
> > "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (Red Green)
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