Atari in Miami
name is Bryan Garcia, founder and president
of the Miami International Atari Users Group
(MIAUG), but that's not important at this moment,
I just wanted to say thanks! Why, you ask well
simple enough, because after reading your article
on your Mega STE, I fell in love with the machine
and found a way to get one and I am now impatiently
waiting for it since my 1040STF has gone "hay-wire".
On a side note I wish you and MyAtari the best
of luck and keep at it as I read in the Dec.
2003 that you where once again with the Mega
STE. Say hi to Matthew and also tell him that
I wish him the best of luck too.
Have a Happy
Thank you, Bryan, and
happy new year to you and MIAUG, too. Sure,
I've heard of you guys, as your man David
Sherwin wrote us a nice article last month!
I hope we can look forward to more articles,
and indeed reports of events you get involved
in at the club.
glad you found the article and enjoyed it
enough to buy one of these great computers!
I was also your age when I got my Mega STE,
perhaps ten years from now we'll get Mega
STE Love: Part 2 from yourself?!
the best with the club, it's always good
to hear of user groups around the world.
Promote it to the full, and most importantly,
am a long-standing Atari user but, for various
reasons (retirement, down-sizing house, using
a Mac with Magic for basic Atari stuff and Papyrus
on Mac for word-processing, and more) am disposing
of my Atari kit. As you are probably far closer
to the market than I are you able to give a
guide price for a second hand Falcon, with 500Mb
internal hard disc and 14Mb RAM?
If you are too
busy to reply I shall understand, but guidance
would be appreciated (just as I have appreciated,
however passively, your contributions to the
Atari world over a number of years).
Sorry to hear you're
getting rid of your Atari kit, Brian, but
there are often certain realities to be
faced and it's understandable. The short
answer is it depends on whether you want
it to go to a good home, or get yourself
top dollar. By my reckoning, you'll not
get much interest from the enthusiast market
at anything much over £175, also depending
on condition and any bundled software and
accessories. People in the know are scouring
the used market, I've heard of one chap
scoring a Falcon for £10 (beating our own
bargain-meister Thomas Wellicome by £15).
On the other
hand you might find a professional concern
needing one to complete a project, and will
pay much more. If you really needed the
money, I could also understand that.
your support, I hope you'll at least
continue to read MyAtari.