Good golly! After posting about what a friend told me "the STe is for sale
in ONE state that I know of," and
that he would not tell me which, I
thougt to myself.. what if it were available in CA? In the Bay Area! Would
that not be trippy...?
So I called SAN JOSE COMPUTER and they have the 1o4oSTe in STOCK! NOW! Well
actually I dont know if they are in stock, they may have sold out already.
Here is how the conversation went,
verbatim from 5 minutes ago:
SJC=San Jose Computer salesman
M: Hello do you have the STe?
SJC: yes but its the 1O4OSTe
M: How much!
SJC: Six hundred and ninety-nine dollars.
M: So the 1o4oSTe is six hundred and ninety-nine dollars with color?
SJC: No. That is just for the STe. For color it is about nine-hundred and
M: Ok thanks!
Somewhat shocking, no? I realize the STe is a souped-up ST, but not that
much right! But take into account
that we have been seeing lots of used STs for sale for $5oo for color systems
and 1 meg and two DS/DD drives [some systems even with a 4omeg HD] and you
conclude that the new ST base systems are much more expensive.
For example SJC sells the plain vanilla 1O4O ST with a color monitor for
Nine hundred and forty-eight dollars. Dont forget tax.
When you hear that, a brand-new STe color system, for "about nine-hundred and
fifty dollars" is very good! Yeah!
So..there ya go! Review: The 1o4oSTE is now available in the Bay Area.
More exactly, for sale at San Jose Computers, San Jose, CA.
Looks like Atari is doing something good again! How long has the STe been
available to the rest of the world?
Or, how long of a delay has it been for the Ste to be available in the U.S.?
Well! I should have an STe by mid-August. It will take a little longer
to save up. I was gonna get a used ST for $5oo, but FORGET THAT! Im going
A very happy Metalist