Other news, let's see... Yet another crackpot in aul' SF claims to have found the Internet Archive. A team has been dispatched to investigate. We aren't in particularly high hopes, but who knows.
Oh, right, current weather; It's about usual, ten degrees cooler than it should be. However, if some of the forecasts being generated are right, we may be able to see the sky without radar sometime next week. I don't want to raise false hope, but I'M certainly curious as to what's behind the perpetual clouds.
Anyway, I'm running WAY over, so I'll try and wrap up. Accpetable trade goods have been expanded to the following;
Functional electronics (Very iffy, other substances are probably better to try, unless you're certain. Working stuff is valuable, but rare.)
Paper, of any sort. Even with presses, it's hard to copy books without something to write on, and parchement is tough to make, and expensive, too. Please note; blank computer paper is worth double.
CDs, Cassette tapes, and records, thanks to yours truly. Took some work, but I convinced the Abbot that music was just as important as books for culture. Note; hard drives do not fall under here. Most were wiped by the bombs.
Speaking of which, Books. Pre-war novels, novelas, or even textbooks. Especially text books. Remember, the more we have, the more we can distribute. We do copy stuff, and if you provide a new book, you are almost garaunteed a free copy of it. You keep what you started with, and get your payment as well.
Any functioning tools, be it survival equiptment, mining or farming, or even just medical stuff. Generally, we can make better use of stuff than you can, and we do provide services for as little as we can.
Bags of cement, unused. Fortifications and structures are important, and we do know how to use it.
And so on. A full list can be aquired at any of our outpost, be it SF, SJ, or Oakland.