R: Getting an ibm as/400

Mazzini Alessandro mazzinia at tin.it
Wed Apr 13 15:45:59 CDT 2016

You had it easy.

Once upon a time, a place I was working for decided to get a new development
as/400. The toy was 2x the 270 you mentioned (hd cage taking one side)...
and the shipping original ibm box upped the weight to dunno... king kong.
It didn't fit in the elevator, and anyway exceeded the max weight.

The office was 2 floors up....

We pushed it up, I still have the nightmares

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Inviato: mercoledì 13 aprile 2016 21:09
A: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Oggetto: Re: Getting an ibm as/400

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 01:26:29AM -0400, Ian Primus wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Jason T <silent700 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > In IBM-speak, it's a "Midrange."
> Which is a fancy word for "unusually heavy for its size".

That's the truth.  In a previous reply I mentioned I have a "small" 9406-270
in my living room.  I found it listed on eBay.  It was in New York.  I'm in
Central Texas.  It was listed with a flat $50 shipping fee.  From the photos
and shipping fee I was expecting something small enough to be shipped by UPS
or FedEx.  I made the seller an offer $50 less than the list price which
they accepted, so I basically got free shipping.  It was shipped by UPS
- UPS Freight.  There was no way UPS Fright could get down my driveway so I
had to pick it up at their terminal.  Fortunately it was shipped on a tiny
pallet that just fit in the back of my mini-van.  It looks like an oversized
tower PC, but is definitely unusually heavy for its size.  I have to use a
dolly to move it around.


Bruceville, TX

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