Bringing a VAX 750 and Nova from Canada to US: What to expect?
ian at platinum.net
Thu May 26 13:21:26 CDT 2016
Last year I made a day trip from Kelowna BC to Seattle Washington to pick up a Northstar Horizon, and I paid cash ($100 if I recall correctly).
When I arrived back at the border, I got the third degree about the computer. The agent didn’t believe that I would make a 14 hour round trip to pick up something worth $100 and that it must be worth much more. After much arguing and showing him emails on my phone about negotiating the purchase he decided to let me go, but warned me that next time I did something like this I should at the very minimum bring paper copies of any emails negotiating such a purchase. Normally all my hassles at the border are at the US end, but this was on the Canadian side re-entering my own country. I was disappointed.
> On May 26, 2016, at 11:17 AM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry to clarify I am bringing this back in person
> On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Guy Sotomayor Jr <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
>> My DS570 came from Canada. The biggest issue is to have a shipper that is
>> well versed in dealing with international shipping and knows how to deal
>> customs. Be clear on the customs/shipping documents about the country of
>> origin and the value. You will need a bill of lading. Be warned,
>> declaring a
>> value of $0 will raise eyebrows. There are also “keywords” you need to
>> If I recall, I used UPS freight.
>> TTFN - Guy
>>> On May 26, 2016, at 10:51 AM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com
>>> Self explanatory- asking other computer collectors here to see if anyone
>>> has experience.
>>> Will there be any trouble bringing them across?
>>> They look weird and big, but they have no real commercial value and are
>>> just going to my personal computer collection.
>>> Anything I need? I think both were manufactured in the US.
>>> - Ian
>>> Ian Finder
>>> (206) 395-MIPS
> Ian Finder
> (206) 395-MIPS
> ian.finder at gmail.com
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