The Andromedary Instinct was imagined in the early 2000s as a consultancy with a name that did not observe the two predominent naming standards of the time: <something> Microsystems and <something> Networks.

Our founder ran Indyramp Consulting from 1995 to present (registering the domain the day before Network Solutions started charging for registrations).

From roughly 2002 until 2012, the Andromedary Instinct was primarily a mailing list service with some web sites.

Our original location in downtown Sunnyvale (2012-2013)

In February of 2012, a convenient storefront became available in downtown Sunnyvale, California. We rented it and loaded the shelves with geek gear of all sorts, some for show (like the AT&T UNIX PC) and some for sale.

In July of 2013, when that storefront was sold and demolished to become apartments, we moved to our current location about a mile north-northeast of Historic Murphy Street in downtown Sunnyvale.

Present Day, Present Time

We primarily conduct our business online (through eBay). If the Electronics Flea Market comes back again, we’ll be there too.

Items listed for sale here or elsewhere and offering local pickup can be purchased and paid for in person by appointment (as we do have day jobs). We can accept credit and debit cards on site. We do not keep cash on site and cannot make change, so we prefer not to handle cash in general. We do not accept Paypal for local pickup, although we can accept Venmo on our business account. 

All eBay purchases must be processed and paid through the eBay platform unless otherwise arranged before purchase.

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