Update: Shipping 50 lb computer from Zell am See, Austria to CA.
Rice43 at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 23 13:22:21 CDT 2019
I’ve had/am having a similar sized machine shipped from Bulgaria to the UK, twice. Board first, chassis second. It cost me roughly £60 all in.
I expect a machine taking that long a journey would be best done by ocean frieght. It’ll take longer than air mail, but a transatlantic flight with a machine that weight will cost a lot.
If you have to get it air mailed, split it up into seperate loads. Shipping it in parts will cost less than one lot, and also reduce the risk of the whole lot being lost in the post.
if you can, it’s probably more cost-effective to ship it in parts than as one whole lump.
> On Aug 23, 2019, at 9:19 AM, steven stengel via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Well, I knew the computer, just not the city.
> It's Zell am See, a small town in western Autria, far from everywhere it seems.
> The computer is a Datapoint 2200 - 50lbs, 10x19x20 inches.
> I want to get it shipped to Calfornia, where I live.
> The cheapest option is to just use local Austria mail, but max dimensions are 60x60x100cm, or
> 23.5x23.5x40 inches. That would leave just 2-inches on each of two sides for padding.
> Best option - remove the plastic cover and mail it separately. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the entire bottom of the computer seems to be a solid piece of metal, like the Apple III = very strudy. The back is a giant metal heat sink.
> I think it's do-able, do you?
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