I've been around here for a few years, and I don't know how to do this; I usually point to the entire thread because (duh!) that's just a URL.
But it's a pain, not to be able to do this. I was wanting to point to one of my own posts, while ago.
I figured this would be a common question, but I could not find a reference to this it. I used the search - with several search strings, each less-specific than the previous - in the hopes that I would find this out. I did the same with Google, pointing to this site. As a last resort - prior to posting this inquiry - I **DID** scan through all 36 pages of this thread! Thank goodness for smooth-scroll, or it would have been worse. At any rate, no dice!
I will be grateful for this info, and please, also point to whatever obvious thing it is that I've missed - how does everybody else know? I must have missed something, or I'm mentally-challenged in some regard. (uh-oh!)
(edit: by "point to" I mean that topic/findpost stuff that's in the link created)
I sold a couple things on Ebay, and when I went to mail them yesterday, I was a little taken back by how much more it cost to ship, than I was thinking. I'm no expert and don't sell that much, but it just "struck me as expensive."
Delivery Confirmation - the little green slips that you manually fill out - if you're walking up to the counter, not online - are gone. Now, it looks like that's free. Or at least that what it sounded like, for some services. The clerk wasn't sure about all the policy changes yet, herself. I bought insurance for the packages, so in that case, the insurance tracking number counted as the tracking number. That did NOT used to be the case. I guess that if I had not, then a tracking number would have been generated.
Here's a USPS link with the price info, etc, and it's too much to read in one sitting:
But this explains the price increase on [FORMERLY] Parcel Post:
Standard Post (formerly named Parcel Post)
The Postal Service transferred Parcel Post from the market dominant product list to the competitive product list and renamed it Standard Post. Standard Post now is no longer part of Package Services and stands alone as a service. The overall average price increase is 21 percent. These parcels will receive free USPS Tracking/Delivery Confirmation just as other competitive product parcels do. Standard Post will not appear on postage statements as it is designed as a “retail” product with payment by stamps or meter and is deposited only at the retail counter or picked up by Package Pickup (formerly named Carrier Pickup).
I don't know the significance of moving from "market dominant product list" to "competitive product list," but I do the price increase!
I guess they have to do something to try to stem the flow of red ink at the post office. But it's too bad they couldn't just change the price and leave the names alone.
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Good printer; I just need some room, and I have more printers than I can use. I'd take this to Goodwill, but I know they'd just throw it away, so before I do the same, I thought I'd find out if anybody is interested in paying shipping. I don't remember how I got these, but I paid for it (and shipping) somewhere along the way, then I forgot I had it and bought another, etc. What a fool!
To save this from the dump, I'll donate the time to pack it well (and go to the Post Office, obviously). After all, if it's damaged or destroyed due to lame packing, you've wasted your money shipping garbage.
These are amongst the best old-school printers for retrocomputers, because:
(1) Reliable as the day is long; old-time "Made in Japan" quality and not cheap Chinese junk
(2) As compatible as is possible, as nearly all classic software targeted Epson, and clone printers emulated it
(3) Even in 2013, you can still get ribbons for it everywhere (Epson #8750) and all over Ebay, and we're talking around $5. Try that with other brands. Examples: Amazon Staples Walmart Officemax Office Depot
Relive the sights and sounds of the 1980s by banging out some old-school Broderbund Print Shoppe!
Pretty clean printer, but the top cover is busted. The fool that I bought it from did not tape it down, and put a heavy book (that was for the wrong printer, even!) loose in the box and it and the cover bounced around together and broke the cover. I stuck it back together with clear epoxy, and it seems pretty strong and sits in place to keep things from being too ugly, but it's too bad it broke. You must use tractor-feed paper with this printer.
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I was surprised to find that it will even work with Windows XP; the driver is built in to Windows! However, it is dreadfully slow in this mode, as it uses the unidirectional graphics mode of the printer to plot a bitmap on the page, rather than the bidirectional text mode. This is clearly a printer for classic/retro computer.
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For use with an Atari 8-bit computer (400/800/XL/XE) you must set DIP switch 2-3 to "Auto LF with CR," rather than the default "CR only" that works with Atari ST, and just about every other computer. As you may know, you'll need a Parallel Printer Interface for use with 8-bit Atari and 8-bit Commodore computers; they're fairly common.
Because people still sell these printers on Ebay, it must have some value to some retro-enthusiast - hence my reluctance to throw it in the garbage - but I don't want to hassle with Ebay fools and would rather see it go to a good home.
Above is the weight. If I just wrap it in brown paper and slap a label on, additional weight should be negligible. If you'd like it placed inside a small box (and packing material), I can find one but the shipping might be a little more; I am not looking to profit on shipping, in case you're wondering.
From my location to these locations (and wrapped in brown paper) via Parcel Post, you can approximate shipping charge to your area if you live near one of these cities:
1pound, 6oz (with tape, label)
37201 Nashville $5.30
48201 Detroit $6.16
98101 Seattle $8.83
10101 NY City $7.49
33101 Miami $7.49
90210 Los Angeles $8.13
For both modems - which would necessitate a box, then......