: >I went to the new ESCOM shop in Warrington today, hoping to see the new
: >Amigas in all their glory. Ah well...
: >The shop was nicely laid out, with 8 or 9 "multimedia" PCs showing very
: >impressive demos, and being flash and attractive, and the Amiga "display"
: >was four Amiga bundle-boxes stacked up. Not even open, let alone showing
: >off the system.
: >I asked if they had any Amiga hardware and software, as was told
: >"Not yet, but we do have the new Amiga 120."
: >"1200", I corrected the shiny young assistant. "Do you have any 4000's in
: >"What are they?" came the scarcely believable reply.
: >"We will be getting some Amiga 500s in soon, as they are back in production."
: >So I left the Kwik-fit of computer shops.
: >Maybe ESCOM should inform their employees about the stuff they are supposed
: >to be selling.
: >Admittedly, the shop had only been open a few days, but they could at least
: >have opened the boxes and got an A1200 out. Maybe the boxes are really
: >complicated or something?
: The Escom shop in Bletchley ( Milton Keynes ) is just PC, but the Escom
: section in Office World in Milton Keynes proper has a single A1200 in a glass
: I didn't see any in front of a monitor running software.
: Do Escom really want to sell A1200s or are they just an expensive trophy?
: If they do intend to sell them then I suggest they have an expanded, 2MB not
: enough, A1200HD running a Professional looking Scala demo for the Amiga GUI
: and application software screenshots. Also have details on where to get
: expansions from in the shop.
: Another idea is to use a mouse / keyboard recorder (on Aminet in /util/cdity)
: or ScripIt to show off the Amiga GUI with NewIcons (since the normal Icons are
: a bit 'sad').
: Mail-order is no use for impulse buying since the general public can't see or
: try out the machine so a lot of sales could be lost. Tandy is a start, but
: the owner should really support _all_ its own products if only for
: Richard Perrott | Amiga Forever!
: my kill file. | question.
Any further information about Tandy (Radio Shack, Incredible Universe, etc),
as a distributor (in the US or elsewhere)? I have heard this more than once
and am curious what people actually know regarding this possibility?