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From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2001-05-20 12:10:02

These messages that were sent to the list were bounced.  There was
also a third one from MagerValp.

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From: Cameron Kaiser <>
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Subject: Re: [Homestead] [comp.sys.cbm] Official CMD Release
In-Reply-To: <> from MagerValp at "May 19, 1 01:04:20 am"
To: (MagerValp)
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 16:52:06 -0700 (PDT)

> I just found this rather disturbing post on comp.sys.cbm.
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> From: "CMD" <>
> As of June 1, 2001 CMD will no longer be accepting any new orders for
> Commodore related equipment. We will however entertain all serious offers
> for the purchase of remaining parts inventories and the production rights to
> CMD products. Please note that production quantities on many products will
> be limited to parts that are in stock and as a result CMD reserves the right
> to cancel any resulting back-orders that exceed our current parts
> inventories.

I saw that post also, and immediately ordered that other T232 I've been
meaning to buy for my testbed network.

That's a shame -- I hope someone like Centsible or Vintage Computer can
acquire their leftover stock. Unfortunately, this means there's no real
"corporate" hardware developers anymore, just the hobbyists. On the plus
side, the hobbyists will always be there. :-)

Too bad I'm not a "rich doctor" yet or I'd have bought them out myself.
There's just something about a $26,000 tuition bill. :-/

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Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 19:43:40 -0500
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To: MagerValp <>
Subject: Re: [Homestead] [comp.sys.cbm] Official CMD Release
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MagerValp wrote:
> As of June 1, 2001 CMD will no longer be accepting any new orders for
> Commodore related equipment.

It's only a matter of semantics at this point, I'm sure, but I wonder how
much longer CMD will put up with continuing to support its existing
Commodore-related customer base.  Not accepting *new orders* doesn't mean
they're dropping the ball "cold turkey".  It's very close to that, but not
exactly the same.

One thinks they could have been polite enough to give us a little bit more
of an advance warning of their intentions.  2-3 weeks?  Gimme a break!


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