[talk] Buy bsd stuff in NYC

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon May 26 16:41:57 EDT 2014

Brian Callahan:
> On 05/26/14 15:17, Matt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm for a couple of days in NYC.
>> Is there any shop or store in the city where I can buy some bsd stuff
>> (especially the OpenBSD cd sets)?
>> Then I don't have to buy a lady liberty as a souvenir ;-)
>> --matt (from Hamburg)
> Welcome to NYC! :)
> Sadly, the only place I know of in the US to get OpenBSD CD sets (other
> than from https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order) is Softpro Books, who
> are located in Colorado.

J&R did carry the FBSD cds... a long long while ago at least.  That is
now irrelevant.

> Someone should fix that *coughcough*

Yes... so I would say the problem is this: you want distribution out of
a well-known large place (microcenter, etc), but then you wont get the
"shelf exposure"...  Small places are easier to get into, but hard to
get the exposure at in general.

It would make sense to find out the details on this... what the method
is getting a distributor (or you) setting it up with a retailer, large
or small.

I know cd sales are no longer a booming business, but the exposure would
be cool at least.

Sounds like a fun project... getting NBSD, DFly, OBSD and FBSD cds into
some stores.  Heck, some publicity posters would be cool too.


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