[rescue] Time to Move Redux
scott.m.16 at atsgate.com
Wed Apr 28 09:12:46 CDT 2010
Andrew Weiss wrote:
> I have until roughly 7/1/2010 to get rid of this stuff:
> I am not shipping, however.
> All in 07470 Wayne, NJ
If you google:
UPS Store Wayne NJ
And then contact these people, they may be able to drive to
Andrew's location, get the item(s) you want, and then pack and
ship them to you.
A school district was selling a very nice IBM machine on eBay
several years ago for almost nothing. The only catch was
"local pick up only", and I was several hundred miles away.
A UPS Store (formerly Mailboxes Etc) drove a truck to the school
and got the machine for me, and only charged $25 for the service.
The mistake I made was in estimating the shipping cost. IBM docs
listed the machine at ?? kg. (I do not recall the exact number).
I DIVIDED by 2.2 to get the weight in pounds. It came to something
like 40 lbs and that seemed about right, so the UPS Store quoted me
a shipping price based on that weight. However, when the machine
got to the UPS Store and was weighed, it was MUCH heavier. The
correct way to convert kg to lbs is to MULTIPLY by 2.2. Shipping
was about $200, but the machine was still a bargain since the eBay
price was only $18. Lessons learned: Don't be sloppy doing
conversions, and always assume IBM machines will be heavier than
expected, not lighter. :)
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