Subject: PC164 Alpha motherboard offer closed
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 04/16/1999 21:21:50
On Thu, Apr 15, 1999 at 02:15:37AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> I've arranged to make a bulk purchase of Digital AlphaPC164 motherboards,
> with 500MHz processors. I can make these available to NetBSD users or
> developers at a price somewhere between $175 and $200 each, plus shipping.
> all orders -- so if you send me email by Friday with how many you want, I'll
Okay, it's Friday evening, and I have to give the vendor a final quantity to
get a price. I'm closing the offer -- any orders I haven't received yet, I
won't allocate boards to.
I'll send everyone email with a price and request for confirmation on Monday;
if you ordered a board, but haven't received my next message by Tuesday night,
you should contact me to follow up. A few people have requested that I call
them, and I'll do that sometime Monday.
As far as I know we're within 10% of the total number of boards the vendor
can supply, so I *have* to close the offer but I believe everyone will get
all the boards they wanted.
I need to re-emphasize two points:
1) You need to *prepay*. When I receive your payment, I'll
move your order from my "confirmed" list to my "can ship
out" list. I reserve the right to not ship until checks
clear, at my discretion. I'm looking at an X * $10K
cash-flow problem without prepayment, so you can, I think,
see my motive here -- I don't have that kind of pocket
2) There is *NO WARRANTY* and *NO GUARANTEE*. I will
possibly replace DOA boards, but I expect, based on vendor
failure rates, possibly 1 or 2 of these in the whole order;
even that would be a surprise. If I get too many "DOA"
claims I'll have to conclude that boards are being blown
up with static and stop replacing before I run out of
stock to replace from! Take all proper ESD precautions!
Also, there are a few questions I should answer:
1) Yes, heatsink and fan are included.
2) 36-bit "true parity" memory is required. I don't know if
it's all got to be *exactly* the same, but all SIMMs
must be of the same size. More news on 64MB modules:
They can't be the enormous, 30-odd chip modules made of
4Mb parts, modules made of higher-density parts should work.
3) You can find the motherboard manual at:
That's all, folks!