I guess Centsible Software is up for sale, got this email from an old computer mailing list:
C E N T S I B L E B U Y O U T H E L P R E Q U E S T
2 Feb 2003
I'm sorry I'm contacting you after you have already put out the AU
newsletter, but I am in desperate needof help from our Amiga Brethern.
AS you know, I am the publisher of "the NEW AMIGANS" magazine. What
you might not know is that I am also working at Centsible software
part-time. I was recently informed by Scott (the owner) that another
party has made an offer for the company. At first, I thought I would
simply have to contact them and get new advertising set up. But I
found out just Thursday that the other party intends to dissolve the
company and sell off the inventory on ebay "a little at a time" over the
course of several years.
Now Centsible is the only remaining source (as far as I know) for
several of the custom chips that are needed to maintain our Amigas (as
well as for C64s and C128s). If the other party takes the inventory, and
one of our computers break down, we may be SOL on getting them repaired
(unless the chips needed JUST HAPPEN to be on ebay at that moment).
Scott told me that if I can match their offer of $2,000 down and
$2,000 on delivery of inventory, he would finance the rest of the
buyout (at 0% interest). Now I can scrape together about $1,000. But that
would be needed for opening the new store location (rent,
utilities, phones, etc). I have a person who is offering the loan me
$2,000 but it will take time to get the money out of his investments for
me to use. Scott has told me that whoever gets the first $2,000 to him
gets the company.
I have already put out a plea to as many Amigans as I have email
addresses. And have been able to raise just under $1,000. I know you can
reach many more Amigans than I have addresses for. Could you
PLEASE rebroadcast this emergeny plea ASAP.
Anyway this maybe bullshit from somebody looking to score money from suckers and split, if not its funny how people overcharging for old C64/Amiga software cant make enough money to keep a small shop open.