RE: PET stuff to rescue

From: Jack Rubin (
Date: 2005-12-15 23:20:24


Though there is only a very small chance, if there is anything KIM related
(there was a KIM to PET interface), I'd be very happy to pay for the
shipping to the US (and of course, compared to the full size CBM machines,
the KIM is quite small) as well as a reasonable price.

Thank you!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Anders Carlsson
> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 3:22 PM
> To:
> Subject: PET stuff to rescue
> Hello.
> While this is not a buy and sale list, I wish to make an exception.
> Tonight, I visited a man who used to be a Commodore reseller 
> as well as having his own program development company, 
> working towards Datatronic, the Swedish Commodore agent 
> during 197x-1985.
> I went to his house in hunt for VIC-20 and perhaps C64 items, 
> and found a bunch of stuff, described more in detail on the 
> Denial web forum.
> However, his basement and garage are crowded with PET stuff. 
> Computers like 3032, 8032-SK, 600, 700 and perhaps more. He 
> needed some space in the garage, and has already thrown away 
> a lot of CBM 600/700 series!
> Disk drives like dual 3040, 8050, 8250, 8050LP and I don't 
> know all the model numbers, as I have never been much into 
> the PET/IEEE series. Hard disks like 9060 and 9090 (or did I 
> misread?). Some 3rd party hard drives called Corvux or 
> something like that. No IEC based (1541 or newer) disk drives though.
> Printers. Monitors. Lots of business software, floppies a 
> mass. Docs. PET printer switches. Modems. Everything was so 
> tightly piled, that I don't even know what's behind all those 
> PILES of disk drives. Most are supposed to be OK too. He even 
> has a small selection of motherboards and loose chips, mainly 6502.
> He also had a few C64 and slightly more loose VIC-20s with 
> assorted items.
> So the question is, is this stuff worth buying? I realize the 
> shipping would be a lot of money, probably more than he is 
> asking for the items themselves as he said he is happy if 
> they can come to use.
> I don't have a complete inventory, partly because I didn't 
> know if there is any major interest in this kind of stuff, 
> and because it was close to impossible to inventory it all.
> He has had this stored like this for 10+ years, and just 
> recently begun to clean out the garage and basement to have 
> room for his new hobbies and grandchildren. I suppose it is 
> no immediate hurry to pick up the stuff, but it shouldn't 
> wait too long.
> I suppose the best thing is if interested parties answer me 
> privately. At least when it comes to disk drives, I can 
> almost guarantee there is enough for everyone.
> Best regards
> -- 
> Anders Carlsson, Sweden
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