pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat Sep 15 13:49:24 CDT 2007
On Saturday 15 September 2007 14:36, William Maddox wrote:
> --- Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> > Actually, that doesn't sound too bad of a price to
> > me. How far was it
> > moved?
> >From Green Bank, West Virginia to San Jose, Calfornia.
> > A couple years ago, we had a set of 10 (24" IBM SP)
> > racks and a couple
> > of pallets moved from San Diego to West Lafayette,
> > and it was about
> > $10k
> Ouch. What carrier did you use? My shipment was
> arranged by CTS, via their "shippingsource.com"
> full-truckload division.
I don't know, and I should add that I meant to say "At work.."
I definitely wouldn't have paid to ship the stuff. The weight per rack
is around 2000-2100lbs, plus two or three pallets of 500-1000lbs each.
But, it looks like you got much more stuff shipped quite a bit farther
than work did.
> Your shipment was probably declared at a high value,
> which adds considerably to the price, I think.
> My stuff is either scrap metal or irreplaceable
> treasure, depending on one's point of view.
I'm not sure. Most people would consider what was shipped "scrap
metal", and even I wouldn't have called it "irreplacable treasure"
(though, the systems are pretty neat in their own not-quite-vintage-yet
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