[rescue] Great Deal on a Power Challenge in Maryland

Geoff Koehler koehler at shaw.ca
Fri May 7 08:26:39 CDT 2004

Hi All,

Well, shipping to Canada is not that much cheaper, although I think it  
will be cheaper from MD to out east.  Canadian Freightways  had the  
best prices at the time.  My XL came direct, in its original crate,  
from SGI in Mountain View - about 3000 miles.  It cost about $500 for  
the shipping and another $230 in tax (GST) that they slap on at the  
border.  The hardest part was trying to explain to the customs and  
revenue officer exactly what it was.  They want to know "how much is it  
worth, son".   I wasnt going to mention that it  cost  over $3,000,000  
when new (mine is a 34-way R10K, 8GB ram - lessee, thats $210,000 in  
tax).  I ended up printing an ebay auction for a 8-way R44K XL that  
sold for $3200 and telling the officer that it was the same  
thing.....well,  it was:)


Geoff Koehler
Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Home of the SART Observatory

On Friday, May 7, 2004, at 06:59 AM, Alexandre Ganea wrote:

> No don't worry, I'm in Canada, I would never ship such a beast over the
> ocean, it would literally double its price :)
> Alex.
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ 
>> eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1484&item=3094304907
> &rd=1
>>>>> (ends in < 1 hour, currently at $715.00)
>>>> Went for $1,050...
>> Are you living in france hence the .fr email or in the usa :-)
>> -- Thomas
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