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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 21, 2015 09:26PM
It was early. I was into DealMac before I looked at the forum. I found DealMac through the Macsurfer.com website. Back then it was cool to consolidate link pages for all things Macintosh.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: steve...
Date: September 21, 2015 09:42PM
It must have been mid-to-late '97 or early '98. I had just bought my first computer, a Powermac 7300 from CDW (who's that?) and undoubtably I found a link while looking for the best deals on peripherals and Mac information. The forum was a gold mine of information and entertainment.





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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: polychrome
Date: September 22, 2015 03:47AM
Late 90's for me but I can't recall the precise year or how I came upon Dealmac. Count me also as a fan of PowerWatch. I still fire up my PowerCenter Pro 180 periodically and perhaps there are notes on there that references Dealmac back in the day.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: stephen
Date: September 22, 2015 04:00AM
I feel like I was there very early, but no idea exactly when or how.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: Michael
Date: September 22, 2015 05:53AM
Early. I was setting up a Mac network using the old phone cables and whatever the connectors were. I needed help with something and I ended up there and stayed.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: September 22, 2015 06:43AM
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It was early. I was into DealMac before I looked at the forum. I found DealMac through the Macsurfer.com website. Back then it was cool to consolidate link pages for all things Macintosh.

Oh, that's true. I conflated the two.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: TLB
Date: September 22, 2015 08:11AM
1997 here also. I don't recall how I stumbled upon it. I used to buy and resell surplus Macs back them (garage full of IIci, IIcx and IIfx) and I think I found DealMac looking for parts to refurbish my machines. There was a killer video card deal back in the 97-99 timeframe that really cemented my daily visits to the site and the forum. Anyone remember the details?
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 22, 2015 08:33AM
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I was using a new powermac 1400 at the time

Surely you mean a PowerBook 1400?
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: billb
Date: September 22, 2015 08:51AM
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I was using a new powermac 1400 at the time

Surely you mean a PowerBook 1400?

oops, yes
still have it too



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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 22, 2015 09:51AM
....when raiding the lost ark.....???



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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 22, 2015 10:10AM
Wow... I remember ValueAmerica!
I remember getting nearly $100 (I think) of "Value Dollars", and buying a video card and, uh, something else... processor upgrade? for my 8500. Ended up costing me less than $50, IIRC.
Naturally, after that, I didn't shop at ValueAmerica again since I didn't have any "Value Dollars" of free money any more...
Sure enough, they went under.. just like almost everyone predicted.



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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 22, 2015 10:28AM
Honestly I have no idea, can't remember.



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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 22, 2015 11:44AM
....on my last Safari in Africa......??



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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: Black
Date: September 22, 2015 11:59AM
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It would be fun to cross-reference some of the responses in this thread to some of the responses here:
[forums.macresource.com]
Especially cbelt's devil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smileydevil smileypopcorn smiley

I guess it's not anyone's idea of fun but mine.... amazing how much sharper people's memories were only 6 years ago.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: September 22, 2015 03:28PM
Yep, 1997. Back in the dealchat days before login was required. Think I came across it on some Usenet posts? This was before MacSurfer linked to Dealmac.

This must've been when I was using my 1st Mac LC 475, before I bought the Motorola Starmax 4000.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: bwicklander
Date: September 22, 2015 07:25PM
97-98 long long ago.
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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: Billybob
Date: September 22, 2015 07:45PM
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Since Dealmac is coming to an end, I thought it might be fun to review how we all got together.

I was shopping for a new computer in 1997 and spent a lot of time on a forum for Power Computing users that was started by the same guy that founded dpreview (which took off right as PCC lost their Apple license and the forum died a little while later)

On that forum, someone mentioned the existence of dealmac and it soon became a daily reader that lasted for YEARS - longer than any other site I can think of...

anyway, how did you discover dealmac (and later the dealmac forum and then this one)?

That story sounds very familiar as I was following the same websites (the Power Computing forum). The Digital camera review site he started at that time was DCResource.com, I remember it very well. I bought my much used and loved Kodak DC4800 based on his very good review of it. I think his name was/is Jeff Keller.

Ah... you're right - I couldn't remember the right camera page, but I do remember that his name was Jeff Keller - he started while still at UCSD (my school) - we chatted a few times...

The OP wasn't completely off. JK agreed to suspend operating Dcresource.com when he took a job working for dpreview.com. I don't know if he is still there, but it does bring back memories. I enjoyed his test shots taken on the Stanford Campus and around the Bay Area.

I too had multiple Power Computing machines. They were great for consumers, but not so good for a struggling Apple Computer Co.



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Re: How / when did you discover Dealmac?
Posted by: goosegunner
Date: September 22, 2015 10:56PM
1997 when using my 6200 performa....


Anyone remember the user that briefly switched to the name ifool?

Pretty sure it was jdc, correct me if I am wrong.

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