Fair price and ways to find a teletype

Brad unclefalter at yahoo.ca
Thu Oct 15 20:25:43 CDT 2015

So you've shipped these before?  What sort of cost is typical around the US?

My problem is just finding one at this point.

Also separate question to others:  I want to stay away from the Baudot machines, right?  (ie. Model 28, etc)

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Subject: Re: Fair price and ways to find a teletype

You can ship these in a box if you detach the pedestal and put it on its side, making sure the main unit is well padded and there is a weight balance to the box, as you never know from what angle the box will sit/fall/land/be carried.  I shrink wrap the main TTY to ensure it stays secure, then wrap in layers of bubble wrap and foam.  I have shipped five or six that way.  You can also use two boxes.  It's very easy to re-attach the main unit from the pedestal, many have a reader motor in the pedestal, but you just unscrew it.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 3:28 PM, ben <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:

> On 10/14/2015 12:48 PM, Brad wrote:
>> How heavy are these things?  They look like solid steel in pictures.
>> That's one of the things that presents a big problem for me up here 
>> in Canada... shipping from the US has gotten outrageously expensive.
> Well for big things shipping I think it is about the same for the last 
> few years.
> It is the US mail that is strange ... $3.00* for 3 weeks or $60 for 
> overnight. I expect still cheaper shipping than when new. Note you 
> still need a truck to get from the shippers warehouse.
> Ben.
> * I think books still send that way.

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