[rescue] Looking for sun 13w3 monitor or 13w3 to VGA adapter
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Fri Dec 21 13:09:57 CST 2007
In article <200712211326.50896.pat at computer-refuge.org>,
Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> writes:
> "You pay $0 and then pay $1k to have it shipped" is more like the stuff
> I tend to collect...
I have had some stuff gifted to me (two Origin 2000 servers, 5 Octane
workstations), but most stuff I've had to purchase. I got in on the
"game" late and I'm not located near convenient high density piles of
> Of course, I've never tried to get a rack of gear shipped *to* me from
> overseas. That would probably end up being much more than $1k.
I had a PLATO terminal shipped to me from the UK. It cost about $500
and that was just plain UPS.
> Limiting the collecting radius to places that I can drive in ~6hrs
> or so (and owning a box truck with a lift-gate) helps a lot in bringing
> down the per-item delivery costs. :)
Limiting my collecting to places I can drive to in ~6hrs only extends
my collecting radius to Boise and Las Vegas... not exactly a hotbed of
> Compared with freight shipping
> all the stuff I've collected, the money I've spent on the truck really
> is just chunk change.
If I were collecting more rack oriented stuff, then purchasing a truck
would make sense. My friend has a video game collection and it
probably makes sense for him to buy a truck with a lift gate and even
though he can afford it more readily than I, he hasn't done it :).
However, he is willing to help me with my insanity as I help him with
his -- he went out to St. Louis with me to get my 4-rack Onyx2 Reality
Monster and a bunch of other SGI gear.
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