8 Bit Itemised expenses since 12.7.93: 400*5.25" Discs £96.00p Postage £33.28p (Extra postage for issue 29 was £4.10p)Printer paper £24.74p Discs for TBI pool £12.50p Printer labels £7.00p Telephone £25.00p 5 Rolls Sellotape. £2.00p 2 Rolls broad tape £2.00p Steel ruler. Stanley knife blades. Staples. Pritt stick. £3.00p Hardware purchased specifically becauseof taking over 8BS: BBC B, single 40/80T Disc drive, old TV plus a load of extras: £120.00pTwo Twin disc drives (5.25" and 3.5") £60.00p Hardware replaced due to wearing out specifically due to heavy use associated with printing out cataloguesand letters: Second hand Citizen 120D+ Printer £65.00p Now there lies a story. Hardware repairs: Master Keyboard. Remove. Desolder Copy and RETURN Keys. Wash in alcohol. Re-insert and solder. Replace keyboard. FREE Note that there is no price for printerribbons. Thanks to Mick Needham for this. He suggested cotton wool in the printer ribbon cassette. I tried it andit worked. Using dental rolls (free) cut into 3 and endorsing ink (1 bottle,free so far), my one ribbon has printedmillions of characters and is still going strong (famous last words). Note also that there is no cost for envelopes yet. Careful opening of your envelopes enables me to re-use the majority (please don't take this to mean that you need not send return packing, as if you were to do this I would end up with no spare envelopes). Not entered into the calculation is: Electricity. Can anyone tell me how much an hour it costs to have a Master and monitor switched on? Time. How much an hour do you lot reckon I am worth? I was talking to my boss a while back. He was saying that it will not be long before I will be paid what I am worth. This I found slightly alarming and brought it to his attention that I would prefer the going rate. Total Expenditure since issue 23: Total money taken from the user group and PD library: Leaving me £119.47p down. (Please don't tell my wife).
Calculated on 29.9.93 at 22:32 h