[time-nuts] Weird Stuff Warehouse shutting down

Azelio Boriani azelio.boriani at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 11:37:32 EDT 2018


For those of us (like me) that can travel to the US less than once in
a lifetime, there is an EEVblog #124 - A Tour of Apex Electronics:

<https://youtu.be/XesfMfS5usY>


On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 2:25 AM, Alexander Pummer <alexpcs at ieee.org> wrote:
> other surplus:
> https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&tbm=lcl&ei=qGDJWrDzBuXm5gKB3bmQDw&q=electronic+surplus+bay+area+ca&oq=electronic+surplus+bay+area+ca&gs_l=psy-ab.12...16142.25972.0.28698.14.12.2.0.0.0.228.1752.0j11j1.12.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.qHdPqOyu4I8#rlfi=hd:;si:;mv:!1m3!1d406993.57669817575!2d-122.07998499435485!3d37.551234775823595!3m2!1i636!2i386!4f13.1
>
> 73
>
> KJ6UHN
>
> Alex
>
>
> 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:
>>
>>> 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 <kyrrin at 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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