|Re: Where can I find vintage Sharp and Casio calcs in Tokyo?|
Message #16 Posted by Egan Ford on 28 May 2010, 2:48 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Egan Ford
Thanks for all your suggestions. I just returned from Tokyo, empty-handed--from a calc point of view. But it was still fun looking.
Akihabara really has not changed since the last time I was there 6 years ago (the Halal carts were new, but no match for NYC's 53rd and 6th Halal Cart :-). It does not matter what you are looking for, but you will tire from looking at the same old things that others also sell. Finding the 'right stuff' is a test of endurance or connections, e.g. in 2004 I was looking for a good price on a C-860 (Zaurus) and only got a good price because a local friend and colleague helped me out. BTW, I still have all my Zaurus calc emulator ports available here: http://sense.net/zc/.
That all said, I didn't leave Akihabara (Akiba) totally empty-handed. Vintage computer and video games are still a hobby too and I did find a great vintage video game shop not far from the train station. The prices were equal to or less than eBay.
Lyuka, thanks for the tip, but I only made it to Ryogoku for Sumo. This two week trip was my kids high school graduation present. Her agenda was packed and we didn't have time to go back to Ryogoku.
Lastly, I've come to the reoccurring realization that I have too many interests. I think for the short and long term that I'll just stick to HP calcs, the Apple II, and vintage coin-ops (video games). After family and work of course.