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billdeg
July 29th, 2006, 06:08 AM
Midatlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists Present:

THE WILMINGTON DELAWARE VINTAGE COMPUTING SWAPMEET
2800 square feet of hard-to-find "classic" computers (pre-internet age), gaming, test equipment, parts and supplies, software, electronics, manuals, and more!

DATE: October 7

WHERE:
504 Market Street
2nd floor / Copeland Room
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

EVENT STARTS: 10AM
AUCTION: 2:30PM (auction items to be announced prior to event)
EVENT ENDS: 4PM
LOAD IN: 8AM

PUBLIC ADMISSION: $5.00 ($7.00 per family)
EXHIBITORS: $15.00 (per 8'x10' space) and first dibs on the available 6x2 tables. Contact (see link below) with inquiries

EXHIBITOR SPACES: Each exhibitor will be assigned a specific space in the exhibitor area, there will also be a non-reserved open area that will be first come first served. See below for contact information.

TABLES: There is a limited number of tables; first come, first served. Once the available tables are reserved, exhibitors and others will be responsible for their own tables or floor mats. The floor is carpeted so please arrange to ground your sensitive electronic components.

OPEN AREA: There will be a rather large first-come-first-served open area for persons who wish to bring their items for swap, who don't need a reserved exhibit space.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT:
The Midatlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists (501c)

PARKING: Free parking across the street in parking lot, but first come first served.

OTHER:
There are ample restaurants and hotels in downtown Wilmington.
The swap meet is walking distance from the Amtrak station.

FAQ:
Q: I want to sell (or trade or give away) an item or two but I don't want to pay for an entire table, is there a way to sell just one item?
A: Yes, in addition to the reserved table spaces there is plenty of room for everyone to bring their items in the "open area"
A#2: OR you can include your one item in the auction, or both.

Q: What's being auctioned?
A: This info will be posted on http://marchclub.org/swapmeet.htm as it becomes available.

Q: Who is MARCH (THe Midatlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists?
A; For more information please visit our web site, http://marchclub.org

Q: I want to sell my stuff. What kind of items should I bring to sell?
A: See old-computers.com, vintage-computer.com or similar hobby web sites for examples of the kinds of items appropriate for this swap meet. As a *general* rule of thumb, items manufactured before 1989 are desired. It is not the intention of this group to define by year the term "vintage computers" but please no old pentiums!

Other Questions:
http://vintagecomputer.net/contact.cfm

billdeg
September 6th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Wilmington Swap Meet Update
http://marchclub.org/swapmeet.htm
http://marchclub.org/swapmeet_listing.cfm

Erik
September 7th, 2006, 06:17 AM
I added this to the calendar.

Please remember, anyone can add calendar events! Please consider it for things like this.

carlsson
September 8th, 2006, 02:39 AM
I added something to the calendar, but I was not so impressed with the time specification. Obviously one wants to give time in the local time zone where the event happens, but the software seems to translate this timestamp into your own time zone, just like it does for messages. There was a checkbox for ignoring DST differences, but nothing else.

Maybe not a big thing, but I'm unsure if the viewer prefers to know when an event begins based on their own time zone or rather adjust their own watch when they arrive to the same region as the event takes place.

80sFreak
September 8th, 2006, 06:48 AM
Wilmington Swap Meet Update
http://marchclub.org/swapmeet.cfm


Bill,

This one should be http://marchclub.org/swapmeet.htm...

Cheers,

80sFreak

kb2syd
September 27th, 2006, 08:49 AM
Anyone interested in carpooling from North West NJ should let me know. I have one open seat still.

billdeg
September 30th, 2006, 06:23 AM
Thanks/corrected!
Only one week before the event. I have been making almost daily updates to the listing of items. Not all of the reserved spaces have been claimed, it's not too late to reserve a space. Reserved spaces get first dibs at the best table locations and easier access to the electric outlets should you want to demonstrate/test something.

kb2syd
October 5th, 2006, 05:10 AM
So, is anyone else here going to be in Wilmington Saturday (other than MobileMaster, BillDeg and me)?

billdeg
October 5th, 2006, 07:08 PM
I have received a lot of emails/questions directly, I believe that we will have a pretty good turnout but it's hard to say exactly what to expect or what to bring.

I have updated the swapmeet listing:
www.marchclub.org/swapmeet_listing.cfm

apple2fan
October 14th, 2006, 12:05 PM
I've always wanted to go to a swap meet, But I can never find the time to.