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    Default CompactTape II for TK70

    Does any one have a couple of CompactTape II for a TK70 going spare I could get in England for a reasonable price. I see there are some cheap on ebay Australia but the postage kind of kills them
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    Were TK70's all that more reliable than TK50's?
    I might possibly have something but it's not worth even sending them for postage if they immediately shed their oxide off.

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    no idea. At least they are probably a little younger. Can you bake them before use or does that mess up other bits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by g4ugm View Post
    Does any one have a couple of CompactTape II for a TK70 going spare I could get in England for a reasonable price. I see there are some cheap on ebay Australia but the postage kind of kills them
    I can buy and send to you via Australia Post if the problem is ebay's usurious international freight charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exidyboy View Post
    I can buy and send to you via Australia Post if the problem is ebay's usurious international freight charges.
    Note sure. The cheapest option is $43AUS for a single tape. When I ask for 10 tapes it goes to $89(aus)

    item is:-

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEC-Digit...0&isGTR=1#shId
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    The postage to me in Melbourne would be AUD13.00 then you can work out the postage cost to the UK from Melbourne using this calculator:
    https://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/...delivery-times

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    i don't think its that much different
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    Quote Originally Posted by g4ugm View Post
    i don't think its that much different
    Yes I don't think it seems unreasonable - I had in mind a 'tape' at first but it is really quite a chunky cartridge.
    Well if you know anyone visiting us here in Oz in future - especially after our compelling new advertising campaign - they could bring some back. He appears to have ample stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exidyboy View Post
    Yes I don't think it seems unreasonable - I had in mind a 'tape' at first but it is really quite a chunky cartridge.
    Well if you know anyone visiting us here in Oz in future - especially after our compelling new advertising campaign - they could bring some back. He appears to have ample stock.
    Sadly I am off to NZ soon, but not OZ....
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    Hello Dave,

    I am not sure what I have got, but I may well have something. Remind me to have a look if I don't get back to you in a couple of days.

    Regards

    Rob

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