Another great Craters & Freighters experience
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Fri Apr 21 15:30:54 CDT 2006
Being such a freak about serial terminals and graphics made it
impossible for me to resist this lot at DoveBid's Telogy #5 auction:
(4) Tektronix 4105A color graphics terminals
(6) Tektronix 9200T color display terminals
(8) Tektronix 9201T color display terminals
(1) PEP301 16 MHz System Controller
Estimated weight: 1,000 lbs.
(I also picked up a Tektronix 4041 System Controller and a couple
Random Colleague VT102 laptops. The 4041 came in its original
So I needed to get the items picked up from Telogy, packed up for
shipment and sent from SF Bay Area, CA to Salt Lake City, UT. Based
on my experience with C&F for my Megatek Whizzard 1645, I decided to
use them again since they partnered with dovebid.
I opted for slightly more expensive (~12% additional) packing where
each unit was packed in its own box and these were paletted and freight
shipped. The result was two pallets delivered to my house (no loading
dock). The nice thing is that every unit is now properly boxed for
safe UPS style shipping, making it easy for me to sell & ship some of
the duplicates to defray the shipping costs.
I could have opted for the "cardboard crate" style of packing which
would load units on top of each other separated by cushioning. I think
I prefer the individually boxed option for safety as well as for the
convenience of resale.
I've been watching ebay for a while and these 4105 terminals haven't shown
up there at all. I know they are in the 3rd party reseller channel,
but they always want like $500 a piece for them. The 9200T and 9201Ts
are beasts I haven't ever heard of before, but I'm willing to bet that
they are really something like 4105As under the covers.
I haven't decided what I'm going to piece out yet, but if you have an
interest in any of the terminals or the PEP301, email me off list.
There's a very good chance that these have their manuals with them, I
only *just* received delivery and I'm still hauling boxes into my
basement and haven't inventoried everything yet :-).
All in all I'm very happy with the shipping services provided by
Craters & Freighters and I would recommend them to anyone who is
bidding on remote items through the net and needs a comprehensive
pickup, pack up and ship out service. My only relationship with them
is as a satisfied customer! <http://www.cratersandfreighters.com>
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