[vcf-midatlantic] Received H11-a shipping mess!

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Fri Feb 12 11:29:38 EST 2016

Rich, congrats on your H11 purchase, sorry to hear about the shipping 
problems but thanks for describing them in this discussion group. The 
subject of packing is significant to me, and you've provided a 
cautionary tale.

I spend a lot of time and effort in packing stuff I sell, and I go to 
great pains to explain to my customers why that's necessary. Some number 
of them simply don't understand what packing is about, or seem to have 
awareness of how fragile some vintage computers can be. That's 
especially true for old CRT monitors, more so for color CRT monitors - 
their plastic cases just crumble under stress.

Rich, would you mind giving some further information about the packing 
if you can, privately or in public reply?  Did the seller pack 
themselves, or did the seller ask a shipping service to pack? And can 
you give some idea of how little packing material there was? A simple 
metric would be the thickness of any styrofoam between chassis and box, 
if it was "peanuts" or solid styrofoam, etc.

Some may think these are boring, nit-picky questions. Rich would likely 
disagree that it's a boring subject. I'm trying to learn from his 


Herbert R. Johnson,  New Jersey USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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