Sharing hamfest booty images

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Re: Sharing hamfest booty images

Post by Dan Knapp » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:59 pm

Slim pickings, but still interesting. I finally had an opportunity to attend the legendary M.I.T. Flea Market, held monthly during the “warm” months in the Albany Street parking garage. Today was the first of this year’s series. A lot of stuff changed hands, but for my interests, it was a bit of a disappointment. The Raleigh Hamfest flea market was bigger. I came away with a couple of small pressure gauges for $1 each, and a big water cooled heat sink made for large semiconductor modules ($5). I was expecting a lot more current vintage high tech stuff. It was quite cold for someone from SC, and the lighting in the garage is pretty poor. As shown in the photo, knowledgeable regulars come with a flashlight. If I was local, I’d still attend each month, but I didn’t find it worth traveling to attend.

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Re: Sharing hamfest booty images

Post by Andrew Seltzman » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:04 pm

I was just over there are the M.I.T. Flea Market as well, yes, it had pretty slim pickings. It probably has a bigger turn out in the summer.
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Re: Sharing hamfest booty images

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:27 am

I have a friend who lives in Boston. Not to rain on any parades, but he says that the event is a shadow of its former self.

This is not to say there might not be a super killer deal awaiting the regular attendee who lives there. As the weather gets warmer keep reports coming on this event.

Most places have such events, (hamfests), only once each year. Thus, folks have time to store up, acquire, and resell more goodies in any geographic location.

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