[Coco] 63C09EP limited source
mark at cloud9tech.com
Tue Sep 19 09:43:21 EDT 2006
Two posts in a row that we agree on. :)
I have a watch on Ebay but nothing is appearing. You can find deals but
when you are selling the volumes that I do at Cloud-9 one, two, three
just don't cut it.
Quoting jdaggett at gate.net:
> These surplus houses deal in customers t hat need small replacement
> stock and/or need
> parts quickly. Richardson speacializes in manufacturering obsolete
> ICs. Over the past six
> years or so , most chip makers have sold their mask sets to
> Richardson and have allowed t
> hem to make replacement chips. Simply it was cheaper for teh c h hip
> makers to do so,
> than to keep older fabrication equiptment runing doing very low
> production runs. Problem
> with Richardson is there is up to 26 weeks lead time to get the
> parts. I would imagine that if
> the surplus houses get to high in prices, they will out price the
> market. At $30 a unit that
> maybe now happening.
> I bought my 4 HD63C09EPs on Ebay about three years ago at less than
> $3 each. I bought
> MC68B09EPs at less than a $1 each.,
> On 18 Sep 2006 at 20:53, Mark Marlette wrote:
>> Not sure how you derive little or no demand?
>> This is their business, believe me they know what the pulse of the
>> market is. They are chip brokers, they really don't have them. A common
>> stock, a bigger fish actually does.
>> I have sold hundreds of these processors and yes I buy ~$2k worth at a
>> time. I once sent out four RFQs at one time and one of the dealers ask
>> me if I had done so. I told him I did. He told me that what I did was
>> actually working againest me because they see a peak of
>> interest(demand) and the price goes up. Could be bad timing, others
>> inquiring about HD63x09EPs or someone just did a big buy. It has been
>> awhile since I have purchased any. After last years taxes..I was
>> carrying over $15k in raw inventory at Cloud-9. A hobby growing out of
>> The market is there.
>> Quoting Roger Taylor <webmaster at coco3.com>:
>> > At 03:46 PM 9/18/2006, you wrote:
>> >> Good afternoon all. As the text below and the subject shows, I have
>> >> found a (limited) source for some 63C09EP processors. It is an
>> >> 'obsolete parts' dealer with an office here in Florida. He shows 38
>> >> in stock, and just under $30 a piece.
>> >> I was wondering what your thoughts would be on this. I certainly
>> >> cannot afford $1140 for these and I have no clue if he'd be willing
>> >> to sell a smaller quantity. On the other hand, out of about 10 quote
>> >> requests, this guy is the only one who responded to my inquiry.
>> >> Thoughts? Suggestions?
>> >> Brian
>> > It seems that every time a bulk of these CPUs are transferred to
>> > another entity, the price goes up again. With little or no demand at
>> > this time, you'll be sitting on this investment probably for years.
>> > However, maybe you could recover by offering to install the CPUs
>> > yourself. Also, NitrOS-9 fans might want to grab a spare or two if
>> > the price is right.
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