Incredible Memorex VIS Interactive CD-Rom Products  



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Memorex VIS games, educational software, and accessories. Marketed from 1993 to 1994 by Radio Shack stores.

We still have a few of our beautiful interactive CD-Rom based stand-alone units from Memorex called the VIS (Video Information System) model 2500 (which is the same as model # 16-376 or MD 2500). The deal we are making on this unit is unbelievable! This incredibly nice unit connects directly to any standard television or standard video & audio input monitor and/or stereo system to provide MANY OF THE BENEFITS OF MULTIMEDIA WITHOUT HAVING TO PURCHASE A COMPUTER. In addition to being an excellent interactive CD Rom for learning and fun THIS SYSTEM ALSO DOUBLES AS AN EXCELLENT AUDIO CD DISK PLAYER TO PLAY ALL NORMAL AUDIO CD'S! The CD-Rom and music disks load and run automatically without all the installation, setup, and compatibility hassles which accompany IBM CD-Rom programs. The system is easy to connect and to use and comes with a remote controller. (Extra like-new remotes $44)


Important note about VIS hardware! Due to the extraordinary time which it takes to dig these out of storage, test them and prepare them for shipment we have decided that people ordering these units should pay 1/2 of the total as a NON-REFUNDABLE Prep fee for us to prepare these for shipment. The other 1/2 of the total is for the hardware itself and will typically be covered by our normal 30-day guarantee. Keep in mind that if you order one of these units you must show this on your order. For instance, if you order using our website and purchase the $449 system which comes with 20 software titles you must show the following on the online order form:

 

1 qty. Memorex VIS system with 20 titles @ 224.50 = 224.50

1 qty. Non-refundable VIS Preparation fee @ 224.50 = 224.50


Then, the total for the VIS system with the Preparation fee will equal $449

Also, in the "Comments" or "Ship to Instructions" section of the order form you MUST indicate that you agree that you will not dispute the credit card charge or try to do a chargeback FOR ANY REASON.

We hate to have to implement this harsh policy but these units actually distract us from focusing on the more profitable areas of our business at this point in time. The time we have to divert from other projects costs us nearly as much money as we make from these units so we cannot risk losing further on these due to shipping damage, buyer remorse, spontaneous hardware failure or any other reason. We really don't want to throw these nice systems in the garbage but we can't allow them to hurt our business either.

The preparation fees DO NOT apply to VIS software titles sold separately. The preparation fees only apply to the VIS player itself and package deals which include both software and a VIS unit. If you intend to order VIS software titles (or accessories) without an actual VIS console please just list the full price of the item on our order form as normal. It is only if a VIS console is part of your order that you need to divide the system (with included titles-- if any) price by 2 and list half of it as a NON-REFUNDABLE preparation fee and agree not to dispute the charge or attempt a chargeback for any reason.

You may be able to find a better deal on Ebay. If you still want to order from us please feel free to do so. However, be aware that these are low priority shipping items for us. Frequently there may be a delay of three or four weeks before we have the time to prepare one of these units to ship. If you can't potentially wait that long please don't order these!

If you order via PayPal the same rules apply.

Any VIS system order which does not comply with these rules will be refunded and cancelled.

Shipping is still included within the U.S. for orders totaling $45 or more and is considered to be part of the 50% of the price which is paid for the system hardware. So, if you do decide to send a unit back for a refund FOR ANY REASON you will end up losing the Preparation service fee of 50% plus another $55 to $65 probably as we deduct our shipping charges from the remainder to be refunded.

We value our reputation. We have been in business for over 30 years and have a great reputation. We hate to implement harsh policies like this. However, these units often take us 5 to 6 hours (or more) to retreive from storage, test and prepare for shipping so we can't afford to have customers who aren't willing to share some of the risks with us on buying these. We rarely have any of these fail that tested good here before we shipped them. However, it does happen.

Also, because we package these very well before shipping them less than 5% of the 30 or 40 of these we have shipped during the past 20 years have been damaged during shipping. However, it does happen.




This is the exact same 32 bit VIS interactive system that Radio Shack sold during 1994 for $400, but Radio Shack was only including 2 titles. The Radio Shack catalog number for this item was 16-376. We are selling the exact same unit for ONLY $429 NOW (continental U.S. shipping included) and WE WILL THROW IN 15 FREE CD INTERACTIVE TITLES. These same 15 titles from Radio Shack would have cost over $400 (in 1994 dollars which would be about $800 of today's dollars) just about twenty years ago! Or get the same machine with 20 titles for only $449 (continental U.S. shipping included). Note: The VIS units we have remaining are in nice overall condtion but may have been display units and/or be slightly (but not greatly) blemished. We test the units before shipping them too.

FOR JUST $15 MORE YOU CAN GET THE COMPLETE COMPTON'S MULTIMEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA (1992 version)! (Note: Most of the remaining Compton's CDs for the VIS are used and somewhat scratched. If we can't find one that is in quite good shape we will throw in a backup copy made from a flawless original to go along with the scratched original). ACT FAST SINCE AVAILABILITY AND PRICING ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

We also have a few VIS machines which are more significantly blemished and/or imperfect (with 15 titles) which are still VERY USUABLE for the lower price of just $359 (continental U.S. shipping included)! Note: If you already have a VIS remote that works and don't need the included remote please let us know and we will deduct $20 from the price!


Many of the titles are interactive educational games for children! What an excellent way to encourage fun family learning! THIS IS AN IDEAL GIFT BECAUSE THE SEPERATE SOFTWARE PACKAGES need not be given all at once. The huge amount of software essentially covers your gift giving needs for a couple of years! Also included are several very nice game and reference works which can be enjoyed by ALL age groups. Most of the software is 1992-93 vintage. Virtually all of these units are new or like new-- although most have minor cosmetic blemishes. We are giving these units a 30 day guarantee. Please instruct or surpervise younger children on how to care for and handle the CD disks properly. by holding the disks by the edges.

EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A COMPUTER WITH A CD-ROM DRIVE this unit is very desireable at this price because it can help you to keep younger children from tying up and possibly messing up your valuable PC configuration. Why fight over one computer and risk having your hard drive erased? Why buy an audio CD player when you can buy this interactive player which automatically plays audio disks (and comes with numerous free CD Rom titles) for the same price!

This Memorex VIS interactive system requires CD Rom titles designed specifically for this machine which are not usually interchangeable with IBM or any other CD Rom system. However, the unit can play all standard music CD disks!

We have many extra titles available for this system and we are hoping to be able to offer some ongoing support for many months for these units and will be buying, selling and trading this VIS merchandise in an effort to increase our selection.


We will select 15 or 20 free titles for you (depending on which package deal you choose). Then you may add other additional titles at the low prices listed below. The titles listed below may also be purchased seperately by those who already own a VIS player!

The following extra titles are available for $5 each or just $4 each if you buy 6 or more (free shipping on orders over $45 otherwise add $8): Rodney's Funscreen, English, Vampire's Coffin, , Peter and the Wolf, Time Table of Arts & Entertainment, Electronic Cookbook, Learn the Guitar, Jesse Bear 1, Survey of Western Art, Word Challenge, Meeting of the Minds, Race the Clock, Astrology, Sail with Columbus, Talking Stepping Stones, Healthy Cookbook, Hosea Freeman's Environmental Mystery, Great Lives Biographical Series, The Night Before Christmas, World Vista, Spanish, Japanese, French, and Title Sampler (copy).

The following are now $7 ea.: December 24th, Rick Ribbit's Early Learning, Time Table of Business & Politics, Bible Lands and Stories, Encyclopedia of Animals, Henry & Mudge First Book, Henry & Mudge Sparkle Days, Search for the Sea, U.S. Presidents, Kid Fun ( sing along), Our House.

Extra like-new remotes just $44. Save-it cartridges are $14. VIS user's manuals are just $12. Just Grandma and Me, and Math Challenge, Wild Animals, Smart Kids Challenge, American Vista (Opened, possibly used CD in jewel case. No box.), Sherlock Holmes 1, Sherlock Holmes 2, German, Jesse Bear 2, Encyclopedic Dictionary, Manhole (email for availability) and Comptons 1992 Encyclopedia (may be used and scratched) are $15 each. New backup copies of the Compton's 1992 Encyclopedia CD are just $7 ea. but can only be purchased in conjunction with an original version. My Paint, America's Parks (sold out), The Family Multimedia Bible, Time Table of Science, and America in Space (may be open and scuffed with good backup CD included) are $14 ea. The Links Golf game (may be open) is $22.

The Time Almanac is sold out. Mosaic Magic and Fitness Partner are $17 each now. These three titles also work on IBM compatibles (with CD drives & some early versions of Windows such as Windows 3.1).

WE ALSO HAVE AN INCREDIBLE BUNDLE OF 15 INTERACTIVE STORYBOOK CD'S by Discis WHICH RUN ON BOTH THE VIS AND COMPUTERS WITH MICROSOFT WINDOWS 3.1 FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LOW PRICE OF JUST $27 (+ $8 shipping) FOR ALL 15 packages! This set includes the following titles: Cinderella, The Night Before Christmas, A Long Hard Day on the Ranch, Thomas' Snowsuit, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Mud Puddle, The Paper Bag Princess, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, Scary Poems for Rotten Kids, The Necklace, Moving Gives Me a Stomach Ache, The Tell-Tale Heart, Aesop's Fables and Heather Hits Her First Home Run. Helps develop reading skills. For children AND grown-ups!

For more information please contact us:
Computer Bargain Store
3098 S. Highland Drive
Suite 420A
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106


Phone (801) 466-8084
Fax (801) 486-9128


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