[time-nuts] Weird Stuff Warehouse shutting down
alexpcs at ieee.org
Sat Apr 7 20:25:04 EDT 2018
On 4/7/2018 4:03 PM, paul swed wrote:
> 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 <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
>> 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 ….
>>> On Apr 6, 2018, at 11:24 PM, Bruce Lane <kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com>
>>> 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
>>> kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech dot com
>>> "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (Red Green)
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