tezza wrote:One of the most expensive places to get mail from is the USA. It can cost $30 NZ or so just to send a small parcel that might arrive in five weeks if you are lucky. Anything faster than that is through the roof!
tezza wrote:I imported my IBM PC (5150) from the USA. I'm too embarrased to say how much shipping cost for that. Suffice to say that it probably cost more than the machine was worth.
YetiSeti wrote:You probably didn't see but the guy who's split the trailer load listed a IBM 5150 portable with a buy now of $100 which got snapped up fairly quickly. I couldn't find ebay sales past info on it, but there were a couple listed for $300US + each. I saw one sell locally in Dunedin on trade a year or two back also for a hundred.
tezza wrote:If you get the Aquarius it looks like you'll have a spare expander. I'm looking for an expander for my Aquarius. If you win the bid and want to sell the spare, let me know.
YetiSeti wrote:yeah, no worries. I couldn't for the life of me think what I'd do with two (boxed) expanders. It's one computer I don't see the need of ever having more than one. Partly because it's quite a unique computer and my sci-fi/comedy movie/tv ideas revolve around having two of a lesser model computer either side of the higher spec'd model of a particular brand for the space ship control decks. My ideas are too wacky and I don't think I'd ever find any collaborators to develop them.
The Aquarius system listed at the moment is fairly complete but I'm hoping there's enough other tempting auctions like the Osborne, Coco, BBC, Apple IIgs and Amiga CD going at the moment to share around.
You're on to a good start thinking of ways to save. I encourage you to sit down and budget your wedding now. Think of where you can cut corners and where you would want to spend more.
YetiSeti wrote:Have people saved money by having an account with a courier? Some do door to do, others require drop off and pick up at depots. Any experiences to tell about?
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