looking for info of the DEC Remote Services Console

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Tue Apr 14 15:06:43 CDT 2015

> On Apr 14, 2015, at 3:47 PM, Henk Gooijen <henk.gooijen at hotmail.com> wrote:
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- From: Paul Koning
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:37 PM
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> Subject: Re: looking for info of the DEC Remote Services Console
>> On Apr 14, 2015, at 3:20 PM, Henk Gooijen <henk.gooijen at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> ...
>> Yes, I am curious enough, however ...
>> I have bought parts and documentation from this eBay seller (efi) before.
>> My guess is that he might accept a $10 offer for this manual, but I cannot
>> do that, because the additional international shipping costs are absurd.
>> If somebody could do the offer of $10, and ship the manual to me in a letter,
>> as a private person (instead of a company), I would pay all expenses and
>> add some "beer" money.
> Instead of a company?  Postage does not depend on who sends it.  Books used to be able to be shipped rather cheaply.  If that is still true, it would be true for any shipper.  If the shipper claims his rates are higher because he’s a company, you should take your business elsewhere.
> paul
> ---- Henk's reply
> Hi Paul.
> As a person you would ship this as a letter and be done with it.
> However, (AFAIK), a company ships using standard priority rates,
> and my impression is that that is a lot more. In the eBay listing it
> shows that the shipping cost for these (guessing) 20 pages is
> some $25. A person shipping 20 pages in a letter pays less ... or
> are USPS rates rocketed sky high over the last year?

According to usps.com, shipping an 8 ounce “large letter” to the Netherlands costs $8.85 as a “large envelope” (i.e., it’s letter size paper or somewhat larger, shipped flat).  If the envelope is “too rigid”, it would be a “first class package” which costs $12.75.

Yes, you can certainly send priority mail, and that will run you $25 or so for the same item, but that isn’t the lowest cost option.  But there is no requirement to use priority mail, not for individuals, not for companies.


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