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    $650 shipping?

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    Seems a little high but not by a lot. There are 3 CRTs and other bulky items in the batch. And the 16B is super heavy. It's one of the few machines of mine I truly don't like to lift.
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    Heavier than the 16? I didn't find that too heavy.

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    It felt pretty heavy when I moved from Oregon to CA and back to Portland .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Heavier than the 16? I didn't find that too heavy.
    With a 15MB internal HD? Yes. I'm just saying it would cost 200-250 to ship just that unit alone assuming it were packed properly. Personally there is no way I would trust that lot to any carrier from Arizona to the end of the originating drive way. Whoever buys it should pick it up in-person. The $1K is probably a tad high but not by much considering all you get.
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    Yup, when I gave away my Model 16 a couple of years ago, I was aware that it would probably not survive shipping, so rather than try to flog it for money, I was happy to see it get a new home--intact. Case construction and component mounting in that thing left something to be desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gepooljr View Post
    It felt pretty heavy when I moved from Oregon to CA and back to Portland .
    No one told you to walk it there and back
    Sheesh

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    I'll tell you what's heavy. An IBM System 23/Datamaster. I think 95 lbs. Had to carry it up a flight of stairs. I can't say I benefited from it.

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    Shipping all of that is a complete nightmare! If done right, $650 shipping is not outrageous for that package. But, for God’s sake, don’t ship it!

    Those DT-100s are one of the rarest Tandy items, although they are not too pretty. You may not see another one come up for a year or more.

    The HD doesn’t spin up because it’s a secondary unit and needs to be switched on by the controller via the data cable. If may be fine.

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