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CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 43  •  10/28/2000


Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 19:42:59 -0700
From: Neil Wagner <orac>
To: *CED Digest <>
Subject: Re: CueCat

> A literal cottage industry
> has sprung up around this CueCat scanner, so decoding the output is
> easy to do with free third-party software. I've prepared instructions
> for doing this at the CED Magic CueCat page:

As always, Tom, you've provided useful information just when I was
beginning to look for it.  I picked up one of these "pets" a few
weeks ago (it was practically forced on me by the salesman), but
haven't yet managed to spend the time to see how to use it to
add scanned barcodes to my huge MS Access CD database and other
smaller databases.  It'll be fun to learn about it.
Neil <>

From: zachd
To: Tom Howe <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 21:30:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Styluses
Priority: normal

Thanks for the info on styluses...  from glancing at the previous 
CED digest it made it sound like someone had a definite hook up 
on them and not just the usual hunt and pick sort of thing.  I 
actually had 15-20 or so at one time which I sold really fast.  I put a 
want add in the paper for CED's and what not and a guy from a 
small town outside Lubbock emails me and he runs a video store - 
in the back of an old movie theater now housing classic cars 
(surreal) he had a collection of what remaned of the rental stuff.  
About 40 players, 100 discs, and a lot of misc. repair parts and 
some extra styluses. The coolest thing was probably the fly wheel 
you use to calibrate the spin of the CED platter.  I think I paid $80 
for all of it.  I kept a few discs and 1 player and sold the rest off for 
profit.    He had hundreds of more discs he said, but he said a guy 
from out of state came with a trailer and bought close to 800 discs 
from him and hauled them off... I wonder who that was?!

There are still all those players there.. I tried to take about 8 but 
only got about 3 of the 8 to work well enough to keep or sell.  Bad 
thing was he had them in a old gas station and it looked like it 
might have a leaky roof.

Interesting times in Lubbock when I had no money and was almost 
a full time scavenger.

> Zach -
> Well, it's possible.  Sort of.  Being patient and looking through Ebay
> turns up a few (usually 149000 or 154100) but they go up in price
> pretty quick.  I found a seller through the CED classifieds on Tom's

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From: zachd
To: Tom Howe <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 21:49:39 -0500
Subject: Re: CED's for sale and they MUST go!
Priority: normal

Greetings all.. I've dabbled in CED's for quite a few years now and 
I've finally pretty much stopped buying them for myself as I've got 
most of the titles that I want to have.  

I have had a good amount of success in the past selling and 
trading of my extras, but seems like the market has slowed.. I 
assume not many new people get in to it, and the ones who are in 
to it have amassed all the titles they want also...

It's time for me to completely liquidate my extra CED titles. There 
are some very good titles to choose from left, and I have about 150 
of them to sell.  I am going to offer them at this price:

75% off the prices I have listed for each disc on my web page -

Most of the titles I have are priced as $5, $4, and $3 (mostly 4 and 
4).  So most titles would be $1.25 down to $.75.

Shipping not included in those prices.  I can ship USPS Book Rate 
which is significantly cheaper then regular USPS mail rates.  
20 pounds costs $8.  That's 13 CED's or .60 a disc.  So, total price 
per disc will be less than $2 on 95% of the titles I have.

So, what you've all been waiting for the URL:

First come first serve, so email early and please note I can not 
absolutely guarantee availability on these.  Someone else may 
have purchased them. A friend my have borrowed one.  I can't say 
what's there until I actually have it in my hand.  Serious buyers 
only please!  I have so many discs in a separate pile left 
abandoned by would be buyers!  

I hope you have enjoyed my long winded sales pitch.
Thanks for looking!

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Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 12:06:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: jody e <twin_powr>
Subject: wanted: CED lion, witch, and wardrobe

we are trying to complete our collection of videodiscs
and wanted to know if anyone would have a copy of THE
would be willing to part with. we would be willing to
trade or purchase at top dollar. please email us with
any offers.


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