Friday, February 7, Bill Griffin signed the papers taking over the company
name and inventory of Centsible Software. Run by Scott Parker for the
last several years, Centsible software is purported to have the largest
stock of commercial Commodore and Amiga software in the world. Covering
800 square feet of floor space with software/pallets stacked 4 to 9 feet
high, the Centsible inventory is stored in a warehouse.
News of the impending sale broke on Tuesday, February 4. In a couple of
letters to the e-newsletter, Amiga Update, Bill Griffin wrote about his
concerns in trying to buy the company. One buyer wanted to put forth
the money in order so that all the inventory could be sold off piece-by-
piece on eBay, the Internet website for selling goods. Bill wanted to
keep the inventory off of eBay and run Centsible as a real business
catering to Commodore and Amiga users. Bill, an employee (technician)
of Centsible and publisher of the paper magazine, the New Amigans,
needed extra money to close the deal with Scott before the other buyer
could put his money down. Through the generosity of several
individuals - who Bill has said will be repaid - Bill was able to get
the thousands of dollars necessary for the down payment.
In a telephone conversation with Bill, he says that he wants to continue
keeping Centsible as a profitable business. He states that there is a
relatively large Amiga market in the U.S. with at least 3,000 users.
Centsible will be Bill's job, and he's expecting to spend 8-10 hours a
day running it. The largest buyers of Commodore and Amiga software
have lately come from Puerto Rico, Panama, and Brazil.