Update: Shipping 50 lb computer from Zell am See, Austria to CA.

Kevin Bowling kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Sat Aug 24 03:29:51 CDT 2019

I had a Siemens Nixdorf MIPS system shipped from Germany using their post
office. It took forever and was fairly banged up but made it to the US.

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 1:19 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?
> Steve.

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