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Surplus Hardware (& other stuff) For Sale & Wanted,
Mostly From & To Munich Germany
(Meist Zu Verkaufen Ab Muenchen)

by JULIAN STACEY

http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/sale/

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Introduction

  • I & others have surplus equipment, some to sell, & some to give away &/or swap with some friends .
    I also want to buy some other equipment.
  • I do not buy or sell stuff for a living, ( I am a Consultant for a Computer Company )
    This page is just a convenience to list & maybe shift stuff I don't need.
  • None of it has ever been on EBay or similar, No time for that.

Computer Equipment I Reconfigure With New Free Software

Computer Hardware Wanted

  • HP Network ScanJet 5 If you've got one for sale, or know of an office (ideally in Munich) with one lying around unused, probably shoved in an office corner (as HP originals boot off NT networks that businesses are now migrating away from)

    Please Let me know It's worth cash or beer smiley

Money & Trust ?!

Thieves & forgers (of goods & money) & loonies etc all lurk on the net. I know people who've been ripped off. Any thinking of trying scams on me will just waste time: I'm Very Distrustful/ Paranoid ! Techniques: Face to face; cash; no over invoicing; waiting till cheques are cleared and can't be revoked; proving equipment works.

Legal

I saw this on ebay.de 2005.11:
  • Bitte stellen Sie ihre Fragen vor Abgabe eines Gebotes. Bei meinen Auktionen handelt es sich ausnahmslos um Privatverkäufe. Das neue EU-Recht sieht eine einjährige Gewährleistung bei Gebrauchtwaren vor, die jedoch bei Privatverkäufen ausgeschlossen werden kann. Was ich hiermit ausdrücklich mache. Mit der Abgabe Ihres Gebotes erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, auf eine Gewährleistung zu verzichten.
  • So in English: My stuff is private, not business sale. I Exclude a guarantee. However if I know or suspect something is Not working or not OK, I'll certainly tell you.

Surplus Computer Hardware


  • Vintage Computer T Shirts
    I have 10+ most virtually never worn as many of smaller size than I am.

  • DSL Modems, used working on Deutsche Telekom 1 M Bit/s, good up to 3 Mbits/ I'm told by DT, not usable on DT DSL-2 16 Mbit/sec

    • 2 x Deutsche Telekom"T Teledat 430 LAN" 12 V Dc 0.7A, + 2 x Transformers: 12 V, 800 mA, 9.6 VA, positive centre,
    • 1 x Deutsche Telekom Teledat 331, 12 V AC 1A. No transformer, but I've probably got a compatible, & I recall works fine with Teledat 430 transformers.
    • 1 x Deutsche Telekom Big white DSL modem, square shape, not rounded shape.
    • 1 x USB DSL Modem. Looks like a big mouse.

  • Brother M1509 Matrix Wide printer.

    • Takes extremely wide paper as well as A4.
    • Very low profile, Much slimer than modern printers, just 3" high at front, 4" high at back
    • Not high & heavy like the old monsters
    • With 2 Manuals English & German.
    • With tractor & pinch wheel feeds. Works with or without tractor hole edged paper.
    • About 6 spare sealed ribbons.

  • Portable batteries driven ink jet printer - Kodak Diconix 150 Plus.

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    Serial Interface 25 pin (I've perhaps got a 25/9 converter)
    Accessories Included
    • Transformer American 120 V, 60 Hz, 14 W,,Output: 9V DC 1A, Negative centre pin. Would work with a European transformer too. I might have one or could advise.
    • Ink cartridges. 4 unopened Diconix .
    • No Software to drive it. Not bothered to try under Unix, (ghostscript would be a good place to start looking).
      Micro$oft XP drives pretty much anything these days, so addict users of that viral monopoly boast. Yours to try, I don't have time.
    • Batteries. NiCad rechargeable Takes [3 or 4 batteries, up to 5 batteries spare (NiCad). Subject to need/negotiation. (NiCads have non infinite shelf life, I can test before sale).

  • Laptop Carry Cases


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      Black.

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      Black - Wide - Manufacturer: Targus

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    Laptop computer Toshiba T1100+

    LCD screen, Blue font, Green background, not back-lit, 2 * 720K floppy drives, 7MHz 8086 Zustand/Condition: Gut/Good, plastic chassis somewhat faded. Dokumentation: Perfect Zustand inc. Orig Boot Flop MSDOS-3.2 USA Keyboard, Original USA 110V power supply + my own self built 220/240V supply. Shoulder bag available. A collectors piece. Probably purchased new by me about 1986/7 Original Price advertised on page 363 of Byte was US $ 1,750 (though that's just of historic interest smiling face I used to occasionally run this with DOS (3 recall) to connect to my PC532 & Symmetric 375 using Kermit. It also used to run Minix, though I don't have that any more, (for Minix I extended the driver from 360K to 720K, Yup multi processing OS on floppy ! ie a vi edit + background make of C).

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    Various PCMCIA cards

    • Some of the cards in the picture above I might still need, most not.
    • Additionally I now also have other cards not pictured, but listed below, for which I have No transducer/dongle for. For those, I'm both interested in selling cards AND trading my surplus cards for your surplus transducer/dongle, (ie if you have eg burnt out cards, but good transducer/dongle, Do contact me :-)
    • 2 x 16 bit card: 3 Com Megaherz 10Mbps. Tested Working, using a 3 Com transducer/dongle from another card
    • 2 x 16 bit card: 3 Com EtherLink III 10Mbps. Tested Working, using a 3 Com transducer/dongle from another card
    • 1 x 16 bit card: Compaq 10/100 Probes OK with FreeBSD as device"xe" (**), Don't know if really working as I only have one never tested 3 Com 10/100 transducer/dongle that I suspect is bad.
    • 3 x 16 bit card: Xircom Credit Card Ethernet 10/100-Ready. FreeBSD recognises these as device type "xe" (**). All tested OK with rlogin etc, using transducer/dongle I bought for Norbert.
    • (**) FreeBSD-6.0 `man xe` extract: 100BaseTX: Full-duplex operation is currently not supported.
    • 1 x 32 bit card:Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter CardBus, Probes OK with FreeBSD as device"dc" (++) Don't know if really working as I only have one never tested 3 Com 10/100 transducer/dongle that I suspect is bad.
    • 2 x 32 bit card: Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100. Probes OK with FreeBSD as device"dc" (++) but I have no transducer/dongle to test with. Needs a physically different shape ethernet connector (compared with 3 Com & goproject.com) to the external transducer/dongle.
    • (++) FreeBSD-6.0 `man 4 dc` extract: full-duplex Force full duplex operation. The interface will operate in half duplex mode if this media option is not specified.
    • 2 x 16 bit card: MP3510 Combi card 56,000 bit/sec + 10baseT GSM compatible. FreeBSD doesn't recognise these, & they crash FreeBSD. Needs a physically different shape ethernet connector (compared with 3 Com & Xircom 32 bit) to the external transducer/dongle. 2 pictures I've seen on web show different transducer/dongles, one with coax & no apparent space on it for a UTP as well, & 2nd UTP, no room for coax..

    Libretto 70 CT Original Floppy set for MS-Windows 95

    - NOT the Libretto itself, which is NOT for sale. Just the floppy set. I installed FreeBSD instead as I do NOT like Micro$oft. Lots of people sell Librettos, doubtless some lose the install floppy set, & or get infested with Micro$oft Viruses. This is your chance to get a new floppy set to recover from (though I consider Micro$oft a pain, & recommend you try FreeBSD instead ( 24,000 free programs - Free !). I also install & configure FreeBSD on Librettos - for a commercial consultancy fee.

    "PS Re Software marked: For Distribution Only with a new PC" & Software You purchase somewhere, can't read the license, then have to click "Yes I agree ..." before it will work.

    Far as I recall from my UK University days & from my reading of various odd "law books for amateurs" & industry magazines etc, this is, to use an American phrase apposite to American law: "Bullshit", it's just American corporations trying yet again to impose their law over ours. American residents might be restricted to not resell software, we Europeans are Not, ('except Micro$oft might cut off your supply if you'r a dealer - but they risk being fined yet again by the European Union , for monopoly infringement, each time they get too pushy ;-).

    English law anyway. Precedent I would refer to is: when NCP lost the appeals court decision decades back: Some driver had a brick fall on his car. Lower court ruled" "Tough, NCP have a sign saying tough, so tough". Overturned on Appeal. Judge ruled any extra clauses not available to reader until after car park fee paid, were invalid. So NCP changed their car parks so all their "Not our fault if .." clauses are now readable from car before paying money. After the court ruling, Canterbury NCP car park acquired an escape lane after notice & before payment, built shortly after that appeal court loss, so one could decline to accept (if one blocked the queue long enough to read all the guff).

    German law: Someone told me in 2009, as far as she knew, in Germany one had maybe 10 mins to leave the car park if one did not accept terms only visible after entry. (With poor customer rights in Munich, I'd rely on that only after corroboration, which confirmation or refutation) I would welcome.

    Many excremental American legal clauses with which software is sold internationally (even bundled hardware eg laptops) seems some cocktail mix of American legalese/ bullshit, immoral & or un-enforceable &/or : Don't believe it, until you ask a lawyer in whichever of 170+ sovereign independent countries of purchase, if actually legally binding.


    ZIP 250M Media, also a Drive

    Up to 12. (Historic interest: Shop price UK was once 15 pounds, shop price Munich was 15 euro @ April 2003)

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    2 * LS120 Drives + 9 Media Discs, a few still virgin sealed.

    Pic. shows 1 drive loose, but I have a second unused in a chassis.

    1 x DAT Streamer 12 Gig, SCSI

    (Source @ 2006: Gary Grafing, near Munich Germany. )

    Tape Streamer 1 Gig QIC SCSI

    50 pin SCSI (SCSI-1 physical connector style, ie 50 PIN DIP 1/10" spacing, SCSI-2 electrical style I assume). Manufacturer Probably TEAC + (any tapes Gary ?)
    (Source: Gary Grafing, near Munich Germany. ) 5.25" Single slot height.

    Modems

    All the Fax Modems Are Currently (Feb. 2014) not available, may be needed for a project.

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    Supra Fax V32 9600 & V32bis 14,400,

    External, small, light. (V32bis Purchased From USA, V32 9600 I'm not sure of). Aluminium Chassis

    Supra Express 366 V+ Black plastic chassis.

    Power block but No manual.

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    Modem: Discovery Datatronics 9632am

    (Purchased in Germany). It weighs 1.6 Kg including modem, 9V 1.5A transformer & booklet. No original box, I'd have to find/ make one to post in which would weigh a bit. Assume < 2Kg inc packing when you look it up on http:

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    Modem Escom. Stands vertically

    Bookshelf style (shown horizontal to save space on this page). Purchased in Germany, but never used. (I mention that 'cos the Germans once had some law mandating their modems be limited on auto redial capability, so that if software blew, you wouldn't drive someone berserk, ringing his phone non stop . I think the mod. was to only allow a few dial attempts, then back off for a few minutes. You still wouldn't get much sleep though if someone else's modem software went wrong. A near pointless law, unless it was NOT motivated to protect the consumers, but either to protect the phone network from dialling overload by too frequent dialling, or to trade obstruction/ `protection' to protect the sales market of German modem manufacturers against cheaper international modems, (American modems were a Lot cheaper, & though early American & European modems worked to different standards, in later years when we got up to 9600 bit/sec & beyond, things had standardised).

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    Modem: US Robotics Sportster VI

    Purchased in UK. (Thus no German dial restrictions).

    Zip Drive Blue plastic chassis.

    Power block but No manual.

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    Logic State Analyzer

    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Model: 1602A Portable, Repetition Rate 10 MHz Max Input Load one low power Schottky (<400uA source), Input threshold TTL 1.5V, 16 bit, 64 word. Original User Manual in good condition.

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    Emulex SCSI Bus to 2 * ST506 Adapter card

    Was 2 cards, identical I think. I recall I gave one away to a NetBSD or FreeBSD chap.

    Parts From A Toshiba T4600C Laptop

    (486/33 MHz 4Mb) (laptop scrapped due to bad battery recharge circuit failure inside laptop). May / probably be useful for other Toshiba's.


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      Mouse (track ball actually)


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      Battery pack.

      I took the lid off the battery & checked all cell voltages & they were all fine, so felt sure it was my charge regulator in the laptop that had gone, & was feeding a false level to the microprocessor, so the laptop simply wasn't turning on it's charge circuity. Externally charged, I recall, the battery was just fine, so I strongly felt the problem lay within the laptop, but I already had 2 newer laptops, & it's a swine to disassemble the 4600C in enough bits to get & unfold all the circuit cards (stacked in a heap at back of laptop, & try to figure which analogue regulator component was faulty. I just couldn't be bothered to reassemble that laptop, dumped it & just kept the bits.

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      Keyboard

      (English, not American or German). Re-found 2006.11.

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      Floppy drive.

      No Manual, no screen, no boot discs

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    Power Supplies

    6 to 8, open frame, 220 input, 5 + 12V output, can & have driven big 5.25" discs with heavy start up surge)

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    Power Supplies

    6 or so 220 to 5+12V 1A enclosed (not for 5.25 full height drives needing 4A start current ! )

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    More Power Supplies.

    Unknown.

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    Games Joy sticks

    Pre PC era , don't know what PC's use, but these are just linear pots far as I recall. Electronics people won't be scared, PC people might & should.

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    2 ISDN cards

    "Teles S0-Karte Revision 1.2 Copyright 1992 by TELES" 8 bit ISA slot 9 pin D shape female connector You have to make up your own simple converter cable, pin out (don't worry it IS isdn despite plug shape & file name) Postage detail (so others preferably, not me, can work out postage :-) raw card size unpacked: 15 cm x 13 cm x 2cm ~ 100 grams naked (without even an anti static bag weighed in)

    Cameras


    • camera_pentax

      Camera Pentax ZOOM-70

      AF Zoom Macro, f=35mm-f=70mm Tele Macro. + spare long life battery (ies & spare cells), + takes normal batteries. + Blue carry case + Manual.

    • . camera_ricoh

      Camera Ricoh Singlex TLS

      SLR= Single Lens Reflex
      Speeds: (/sec) 1000, 500, 250, 125, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1, B.
      Aperture: 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.
      Lens:Auto Rikenon 1:1.4 f=55mm27593 Lens Made In Japan. Screw not bayonet fitting.
      Camera & Lens have Automatic stop down. Lens Has a supplemental manual rotate stop down. Inc. a "Rollei" case.
      Uses no battery.

    • . camera_zenit

      Camera Zenit-E

      SLR= Single Lens Reflex
      Speeds 500, 250, 15, 60, 30-X, B. Rotary lever marked X & MF. Integral flash shoe (cold). Socket on front for flash. Mechanical auto timer. Inc original case (damaged case but repaired). No damage to camera.
      Lens: 3.5/50. Industar-50-2. Screw not bayonet fitting.
      Neither camera nor lens have Automatic stop down.
      Aperture 3.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16. Inbuilt light meter.
      Uses no battery.

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      Camera Wide angle Lens

      f=35mm 1:3.5 Prinzgalaxy
      Aperture: 3.5, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16. Lens does not have Automatic stop down. Fits both the above Zenit-E & Ricoh Singlex TLS .

    • light_meter

      Camera Light Meter

      "Leningrad 4"
      Speeds: 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 secs.
      Aperture: 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22
      Film Sensitivity: 3-800 ASA = 6-30 DIN
      Uses no battery.

    Car Accessories


    • carburetors balancing kit

      Car Twin Carburetter Balancing Kit


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      Car Cool Box

      Passive one, Cheaper & considerably lighter than ones using 12 Volt.

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      4 Snow Chains in 2 flat plastic boxes.

      for car tyres. ie 2 pairs. High quality with Spur- Kreuz- Lauf- Net = Square Inserts for Ice. Manufacturer Rud. Item Code 97 917 Other number 45 117 2 packs of 2 in plastic box Original price was DM 320/pair < ADAC Sendlinger Tor Dec 1985. Still in good condition, rarely used. Obviously I'd accept Much less though. Annoyingly, these chains are much better than new chains one can buy now, like I have on my new car: I couldn't find any to buy with square ice grippers for my new car !
      (One chain has a link snapped on the tightening chain of one chain of one pair. Either needs welding, else convince me to sell you 1 set & maybe throw the other set in free, so you have a spare chain)
      Used on my old car's Tyres"175 / 70 R 13". also quoted quoted by RUD as good for
      175/70-13__165__-13
      145___-14__155__-14
      165/70-14__135__-15
      145___-15
      My C program & manual to calculate chains for tyres.

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      Car Horn

      Always wanted to make a burglar alarm / klaxon from this, never had the time. Makes a nice racket :-)

      12 Volt lead acid or gell batteries drive this.


    Electrical, TV, Stereo etc

    • This being be investigated to see if it might install with BSD

    • toshiba tv remote

    • Record Deck: Technics Direct Drive Automatic SL-D3
      33 & 45
      Pitch adjust: 50 & 60Hz. With Neon
      Memo Repeat: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,R
      Size: 7",10",12"=17,25,30
      Label on deck: Stylus Replacement: DIAMOND EPS 270-SD
      Stylus: Ortofon VMS 20E Mk II (Diamond got pulled off.)

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      Electric Typewriter = Electrische Schreibmaschine

      Manufacturer=Hersteller: Olympia
      Model: Some word I cant remember + Compact
      Daisy wheel
      + Corrector ribbon. = Korrektur rad.
      German keyboard = Deutsche Tastatur = QWERTZ not/nicht QWERTY.
      With power cable. = Mit Netz Kabel
      No manual (but why would you want one ?) = Kein handbuch (aber warum wuerde solche gebraucht ?)
      Condition: Perfect working order (owner just prefers to use a PC).

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      TV Satellite Decoder/Decrypter

      Obsolete, ie it works but they stopped broadcasting. Designed & Built by Jim Lucas.
      Good for a tech. wanting box & power supply for parts.

    • TV Satellite Tuner

      Manufacturer: Nokia
      Product: Sat 1600 Videocrypt IRD PANDA
      Part Code 627-1900110

    • TV Sky Digibox

      Manufacturer: Pace
      Product: Sky Digibox
      BSKYB 2500S3 or 250083
      With Remote controller
      Has got the phone plug with white UK power etc.

    • Digital TV tuner

      Digital TV tuner
      Manufacturer: Pioneer (Made in UK)
      Model: DBR-TF100GB
      Manufactured: November 2003

      In perfect working order, swapped out as new TV had a digital tuner.
      With remote controller.
      Chassis: Metal shiny front & aluminium.
      From: UK/JES, What's know in UK as a"Freeview Unit".
      Jim said 2011.01 this (if one adds an aerial) should pick up over 20 channels in Munich (but not CNN)

    • Digital TV Tuner ?

      Philips Digital TV
      DSR1000/00M
      Prod. No. QM010247110950
      From: Can't remember With Remote Controller

    • Digital TV tuner

      Digital TV tuner
      Manufacturer: Philips
      Model No: DTR210/05
      Made in Hungary
      Inc external power 12V DC, (positive centre pin)
      With remote controller.
      Chassis: Lightweight black plastic.
      From: UK/JES, What's know in UK as a"Freeview Unit".
      Jim said 2011.01 this (if one adds an aerial) should pick up over 20 channels in Munich (but not CNN)

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      Remote Controller Philips VCR

      AV5600 for Philips video recorder VR6464.
      No video recorder, that died,

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      Air Ionisers (2)

      2 x `Mountain Breeze' Particularly useful against allergies. Black centimetre size: 18 Wide x 12 Deep x 4 High.

      I might also have an air ioniser for a unit that plugs in to car power socket.

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      Air Ionisers - Vertical - 1 Unit

      1 x Ioniser, square base, vertical tower height of a beer glass Black . Complete with mini power block & foam sleeve (on left in large picture)
      I suspect I may also have an air ioniser for plug in to car power socket.

    • cb_set

      Walkie-Talkie / CB Set. 2 Units.

      Manufacturer: Harvard. Model: 410T 40 Channel. Has 12 V external charge socket. Rotary Controls: Volume, Squelch, Channel. Buttons: Emergency channel & Display Illuminate (channel). Long extendible aerials. Side thumb grip to transmit, & 2nd to send tone ? LEDs: RX: Green. Call: Red. Works with both NiCad Rechargeable Batteries or Normal Disposable Zinc Carbon.

    • usb_to_usb_data_cable

      USB to USB data cable - 1 Unit.

      Digitus USB 2.0 Data Link & Networking Cable

    Furniture


    • sideboard

      Sideboard. - 1 Unit.

      Can put drinks bottles in lower LP record sized half. Can sit on other half, or magazines, books etc. Bottles & cushion to show usage, not included. !
      Bolts together, IKEA style.

    Sports Equipment


    • cross-bows

      2 Cross-bows / Cross-bows / = Armbrust in Deutsch + Bolts ( = Bolzen in Deutsch)

      • The pictures on this page are all of the older more antique one, both work, but would like nice on a Restaurant wall or Museum too.
      • There's also a more modern powerful one, also works,
      • Neither have wheels on each end of bow (do they call with wheels `reflex' ?).
      • Set of 15 bolts.
      • Would not sell to anyone dodgy or irresponsible.
      • Apparently in Germany you don't need permission to own them, but you need permission where you load them, apparently it's once they contain stored energy that they need to be used on licensed premises such as a shooting/ target range.

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      Ski Trousers

      • A tight fast racing set, for max. speed, don't flap in the wind. With built in crash pads for the knees & side of thigh to hip. They're too tight on waist for me. Blue & Black.
      • Picture shows them creased. That's just 'cos I dumped a load of wind surfing gear on top. Creases won't show if worn, or stored flat under a weight :-)

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      Wet Suit

      - For maybe 5' 9" tall & slimmer than I now am.
      (No you can't have my surf board, I still want that :-)

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      Wind Surf Shoes

      Nominally size 44 / 9.5 but a fraction too small for me so I bought another pair. Got nicked on outside of one side so I stuck leather on to protect it.

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      Wind surf `trapeze'

      - ie a simple hook with back support, not what the Germans call a `Sitz Trapeze'. Good for people who've recently learnt, want to relieve the strain on their arms, but who are not yet good enough to sacrifice the extra control that you lose using a Sitz-Trapeze.

    Coins

    Other Info

    I'm not interested in arranging packing & postage from Munich Germany, for random web browser buyers, unless sufficient money is being offered to be worth my time

    Exception may be made for technical projects I'm involved with though.

    Before Emailing Me, Read This

    Americans Warning

    Realise I am not in the USA!

    So many people from the USA have mailed me, making foolish false assumption(s) that I was in USA, I've had to add this section, to deal with Americans who forget the Web actually is World wide , & an English language page does Not imply USA based Geography, Transport, Post, Currency & Banking etc.

    • Realise the questionable viability of trans planet shipment of low value heavy goods.
    • Realise it's not the cheap domestic US Post.it's International !
    • I can Not ship by USA national (cheap internal) US Mail. - Mail will cost you more than you expect, likely a lot more! (How wide is the Atlantic Ocean ? ;-)
    • Realise foreign money in small amounts relative to high minimum international bank charges makes little sense:
    • I do Not accept US bank dollar checks (cheques in English!) or bank transfers for small amounts - It can be worse than useless: - international bank charges can exceed monetary value ! (Ask your bank how much it will cost you to pay both your bank charges & my recipient bank charges - you may be surprised !).
    • You may have to pay USA customs/ national import tax from Europe .
    • I might have to waste time to fill a customs declaration form for you. & to mail back & forth to you, what you want me to declare etc, for numeric value & description re tax you will pay etc, & it's your problem to decide that not mine, as it's your country you want to import into, & I don't know your import tax system/ rates/ allowances. (I'm not interested in paperwork, unless you are paying serious money).
    • Realise cheap heavy bulky things may not be worth selling or posting !
    No offence intended to the subset of globally aware Americans, but I needed to to stop a stream of USA based people mailing me with queries based on false assumptions.
    (No one from any other English speaking country assumed I was supplying goods from inside their national territory, just USA citizens falsely assumed English language plus a .com .net or .org domain meant USA.

    Free-loaders Warning.

    if you'r some anonymous email address I've never met, wasting my time asking what's free: I will ignore you & not answer you.

    I started this list of my & friends unused spare equipment, out of an ecological feel that spare equipment should be kept in use, not left to grow obsolete & be dumped, but numerous time wasters burdened me with stupid annoying mail like "What stuff are you giving away free ?" , So rather than delete the page, I chose the less drastic step of adding this deterrent

    My Time Is Expensive - It may not be cost effective for me to sell to you.

    • Listing equipment here just means I _could_ dispose of it _if_ it's cost effective for me to consume time doing so !
    • Some limited subset of the equipment might be given away to project friends , much preferably locally to avoid the hassle - NO I won't tell you what's free, I don't want random net browsing scroungers wasting my time, (technical project associates are viable though).
    • I am a freelance computer consultant, with a heavy permanent backlog of things to do, & unless I'm going to receive a decent amount of money selling something, it's not cost effective for me to waste time arranging international money transfers & packing/ postage .
    • Often that means the proposed recipient of equipment should be geographically local to

      Munich, Germany, Europe

      so they can

      collect by hand, and/or pay cash

      .
    • Please do not waste my time asking about stuff that's not worth my time to pack, postage , & arrange international money transfer for.
    • In some cases it will be cheaper for you to buy more locally, from someone in your own city, in your own country, on your own continent.

    Postage & Packing

    • Nearly all the equipment is in Munich Germany Europe .
    • I am largely based in Munich Germany Europe , using the particularly expensive German postal service, (Noticeably more expensive than British & Dutch over the years). International postage & bank charges are more expensive than national postal services. It may be cheaper for you to buy a more expensive equivalent item from within your own country at a cheaper postage rate.
    • Before you email me asking what the postage would cost you from Munich Germany to your location on planet Earth, realise I'm usually too busy to waste time finding out.
      (It's dead easy for random strangers to browse through this web page, from some random place on earth, & pose that seemingly innocuous question, but much more wastefully time consuming, for me to assess all items belonging to an equipment, & figure packing, sizes, weights, & then find out the multiple weird ways Deutsche Post has to calculate their charges., then find you dont want it anyway)
    • Links for you to research how much postage will cost.
    • Guess your size & weights, & ask your own post office what they would charge you to ship from your position on planet earth to Munich Germany ... & then add some, perhaps quite a bit, because Germany is expensive for postage, & you'll probably under estimate).
    • If you still think it's worth the purchase cost + postage, then mail me, it might then be worth me investigating, but don't ask me to waste time asking at the post office until you've agreed a purchase price with me, excluding postage.

    Money

    • Foreign (IE including USA $) cheques are useless for transferring small amount of cash internationally.
    • Ask your bank how you can pay a German bank in Euros, or a British Bank in Sterling & what the bank charges would be for you to pay Both Sender's bank charges & Recipient's bank charges, before you bother negotiate a price. The bank charge added may make any price unattractive.
    • You must pay international bank charges for both ends/countries unless the price is above 100 Euros or Pounds Sterling
    • You must pay in Euros or British Pounds Sterling, find out for yourself what the current exchange rate is to your own national currency.
    • Money (whether for equipment, packing, or postage) must be received by me before I send the equipment.
    • I accept without handling charge: Cash { UK Sterling, Euros, American Dollars} and Cheques on British or German banks.

    Prices

    • A lot of things I don't know a price for, it's often old or unusual stuff, & I don't care, & markets & prices change, & I've got better things to do than waste time updating prices on this page.
    • Best make me an offer, I'm always busy, & I'll likely not get round to answering your mail if you make it hard for me by asking me to decide a price. I'm simply too busy, & not motivated, unless it's an expensive item worth time to think about.
    • Discount: Price is related to hassle, eg it's no effort if you happen to be in Munich at some event I will attend eg at the Beer gardeners Stammtisch & carry there & you pay cash. Whereas if its bulky/ tricky to pack & time consuming to evaluate postage for & I have to take time to go to the post office ... I'll also offer a cheaper price if you want several things bundled in one box.

    Free Stuff

    Anything you hope I might possibly give away free:
    • I did NOT put this page on the web so people with search engines half a world away can find it, & mail me asking for free stuff. I put it here so that local friends & global technical associates who I already know, can see what I'm not using, & arrange transfer. I don't have time for begging email nor time to arrange post & packing etc, let alone to consider if people I've never met should be given something free ! Certain tech projects are looked on with a kindly eye though ...
    • Most more expensive stuff is Not available free ! Mostly free terms only apply to local friends , club associates, & my internet technical associates, for any others where the hassle of international despatch applies, I prefer to sell it & make some money, if I must lose time shipping it
    • Either the above section on"Postage & Packing" applies, Or Check with your post office Before emailing me, whether they will forward to you, any package I send with no postage stamps on, Marked"Recipient To Pay Postage", with no return address on, & no customs declaration on.
    • Don't ask me to list all equipment I'm prepared to give away free, I used to refuse such time wasting requests, until I changed to ignoring them & added this warning.
    • Tell me what you want & why, & who you are & & how you will pay postage in advance. Why should I give it to you free ? Make your case if you are a worthy cause, that I should consume my time arranging packing & postage!
    • I've both given stuff away free, & sold stuff.

    Friend's Stuff

    • If friends run similar pages I'll happily cross link.
    • If you have seriously weird & old computer stuff to offload, Hans & others at VCFE like unusual stuff, the more unusual the better; though boring Wintel (Microsoft Intel etc) PCs they're not interested in. smiley

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