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Ah those were the days, my friend.
04-20-2017, 01:26 PM
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RE: Ah those were the days, my friend.
(04-20-2017 02:34 AM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  Tams Stationers had 23 stores in the SoCal area, two that I can remember here in San Diego. The discount was off the list price, not the store price. I heard about the discount through PPC. You went to the meetings in Santa Ana, if I recall, so I'm surprised it never came up. On the other hand, I bought my 71 from the HP sales office where the PPC meetings were held and not Tams.

I don't know if the owner was a PPC member, but their corporate offices were in Costa Mesa, so if he was he would have gone to the Santa Ana meetings.


Most of my buying in SoCal was from Educalc, Olympic and a specialty stationary store in Santa Barbara (seemed to cater to Surveyors). Folks at the PPC meetings did mention a local place, perhaps it was Tams, but most of meeting time was spent either on stuffing issues or the new geek discovery of the week.

Do you recall the owner's name? It could ring a bell?

--Bob Prosperi
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