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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by The Old Geeza, Feb 28, 2005.

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  1. Hi all.

    Call me old-fashioned if you like. It doesn't bother me, because I am!

    For many, many years I answered hundreds of questions from beginners and
    novices within this particular newsgroup. I now hope that someone out there
    can help me. I've just been through a very 'messy' divorce case and I've
    lost every single copy of my treasured Electronic magazines over the past 30

    So, could anyone advise me where I might be able to purchase old copies
    of British electronics hobby magazines, such as ETI (Electronics Today
    International), EE (Everyday Electronics - now known as EPE - Everyday and
    Practical Electronics), PE (Practical Electronics), WW (Wireless World),
    Elektor, Hobby Electronics (the Daughter magazine of ETI many years ago).

    If you have copies of these publications you'd be prepared to sell then
    please let me know via email.

    Any information will be gratefully received.

    Thanks in advance for any replies.


    The Old Geeza.
  2. BobG

    BobG Guest

    could anyone advise me where I might be able to purchase old copies of
    British electronics hobby magazines
    I've got 6 or 7 boxes full of Byte magazines back to '75 in my garage.
    You'd be butty to try and ship em to England. But if anyone is driving
    thru Orlando, stop on buy and pick em up.
  3. Sorry, wish I could help, but I disposed of many hundreds of old mags
    covering all of those titles a decade ago. The loft was beginning to
    show the strain!

    I think EPE (amongst others) may be able to provide back copies, but
    for how far back I don't know. The online site is at and the email address for such
    queries is
  4. Andrew Holme

    Andrew Holme Guest

    Chevet in Blackpool deals in old electronics magazines :
  5. Thanks, Terry.

    Ain't that just the way it goes - eh?

    Seems we all get rid of what we think is 'junk' or 'rubbish' at some time or
    other. Only to realise years later that maybe it would be useful to us!

    There is a saying in this world...

    Rubbish is something you hang on to for 25 years, then throw away the week
    before you need it!

    How true!

    Thanks anyway.
  6. Cheers, Andrew.

    I'll give them a try, but I'm not holding my breathe.

    Nevertheless, thanks for the info.


    The Old Geeza
  7. Have you tried asking local hams? Most of us are packrats and I haven't
    been to a hamfest yet that didn't have a bunch of back issues of
    electronics/radio mags waiting to be dragged off. In some cases, if you
    express an interest, the owner will be glad to let you have them for free if
    you just take them off of his hands.
  8. Thot

    Thot Guest

  9. HomeLab

    HomeLab Guest

    For Elektor Electronics magazine, try the Forum on their website at
    They have a special section for their old books and magazines, you
    might just be lucky there. In a recent issue a chap was offering 200+
    Elektor magazines for collection.
    I also noticed Junior computer books for sale.

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