[rescue] Desk-height DEC "half rack"?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Jan 20 12:26:48 CST 2017

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:31 AM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bill,
> Which aspect is most important to you, the work surface top or the rack?
> If it's the work surface, I don't really have a good answer, but if it is the
> rack itself, why not get simply get a half-height rack from Dell? I picked one
> up with a PS/2 slide-out keyboard/trackpad/display for $75 a while ago.
> For example:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/322381305768
> My rack looks more like this:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/152381568955
> Shipping on these items is asinine, I remember I bought a brand new old stock
> rack in MD, it was cheaper to take a day off from work and rent a cargo van to
> drive from NJ to MD to pick it up.
> The first one says $50 shipping, I can't believe that.

He says "I'll deliver to the Houston area with my truck for $50",
which I find believable.

$200 for freight shipping something that size doesn't sound
unreasonable.  He's almost certainly undercharging if someone wants it
delivered to eg, Seattle, WA.

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