EGO Systems' Mail Order Operation Closes Down on Friday, June 27th 1997

Well folks, it's been fun, but I'm afraid that it's time for me to pull the plug on EGO Systems' Mail Order operation.

There are two reasons for this:

1) Money. Specifically, a lack of it. The Apple II mail order business is about as "dead" as it can get.

2) Time. Given that there was little or no money coming in from the mail order operation, I had to take part-time employment as a consultant. I've been far more successful at this than I had anticipated, and it's left me very little time for anything else. I've also been doing some freelance writing (which has resulted in even more consulting), so I just don't have the time to continue to run the mail order business.

So, here's the plan:

o - Friday, June 27th 1997 will be the last day that EGO Systems takes orders for any of the products listed in our last catalog. (Assuming that we have anything left.)

o - The EGO Systems web site ( will be updated as often as possible to reflect which items are still in stock and which items are sold out.

o - EGO Systems will no longer accept purchase orders or invoices.

o - I am almost never in my office any more (due to my consulting work). Because of this I strongly encourage everyone to mail, Fax or e-mail any orders. You can also call and leave a message. I WILL call you back (assuming you leave a daytime phone number), but it will be either on Saturday or after 6 PM Eastern Time.

o - From this point on, items will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis--when I sell out of an item, that's it, it's gone for good. I'm down to my last 10 or so copies of most items, so if you want something, be sure to place your order now to make sure you get your copy. (If you want to pay by check and want to make sure we don't sell out of something, CALL AND LEAVE ME A MESSAGE and I'll hold a you a copy for ONE WEEK.) If you order by mail, be sure to include an e-mail address so that I can notify you if an item is sold out. (If we are out of stock on an item, I'll fill as much of your order as I can and issue you a refund check.)

So, what will become of the EGO Systems product line (Balloon, AutoArk, etc.)? Well, I hope to sell the rights to most or all of these titles to new publishers. If you are interested in acquiring the rights to one or more of these products, contact me as soon as possible. I am also looking for someone to take over the distribution of all of the GS+ Magazine back issues I have left. However, I am NOT releasing ANYTHING into the public domain (or as shareware)! So if anyone tells you otherwise, they are either lying or misinformed..

Well, that about all I've got to say, except "Thanks!" Because so many of you were willing to actually put your money where your mouth was, I was able to stay in the Apple II business for over 7 years! Not too bad, not too bad at all...