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Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« on: February 07, 2014, 01:02:21 am »
Ridiculous haha, thank you very much SeanB for sending me a SCSI cable!
It's 28.80R (south African currency) worth of stamps, about 3 dollars Canadian, or according to Mr. SeanB himself: The price of lunch.


 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 03:30:11 am »
Aha! You've given away your address------now we can all come to Canada & harass you!! ;D
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 04:36:19 am »
Stamps were the post office. The cable itself was from a old Phillips rack mount server ( who knew Phillips was into servers at one time) that was taken out as too slow. Two Pentium 133 processors on a dual processor card ( I still have the card) and a shed load of DIMM modules on the main board. I did plug in a monitor and turn it on before taking it apart, and it booted to Redhat 6 server. This was the one SCSI cable connecting the SCSI CDROM drive to the board. The other side had a daisy chain of 2 1G IBM Deathstars , a full height 2G Seagate drive and a DAT drive. Power supply had bad caps ( after a decade or more of on 24/7) so I did not feel too bad about scrapping it. Was a pretty heavy unit as well.
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 11:52:14 am »
That sounds pretty cool!
If you didn't live in South Africa I would want to buy it from you  ;D


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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 12:00:20 pm »
Aha! You've given away your address------now we can all come to Canada & harass you!! ;D

I've driven within a couple of miles of there a few times.

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 02:49:03 pm »
Canada or Sackville haha, if Sackville that's surprising, even all of Nova Scotia is pretty isolated.
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 02:54:58 pm »
I'd fly into Halifax and drive up to Monkton, work for a week or two and then head back.

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 03:16:36 pm »
Ahhh OK, the airport is about 20 minutes from my house. That's cool. Thanks for the little story!
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 06:22:11 pm »
That sounds pretty cool!
If you didn't live in South Africa I would want to buy it from you  ;D


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DON'T HARASS MEEEEEE

I would slap it in a bigger padded bag and give it to you, but the postage would buy lunch with drinks for a party of 4 at the best hotel in your town. That is just the postage.
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 08:41:58 pm »
Haha no doubt, it would not surprise me.
I wanted to return something I bought from a Chinamen once, postage would have been thirty dollars (it only cost about twenty).
Only the size of a few decks of cards and about the same weight.
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2014, 11:14:42 am »
Cool :). I've never had an envelope with so many stamps on. I have thought about doing that, but haven't got round to it.
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 03:20:50 am »
I used to live in Toronto, Ontario... back then I always wanted to have a summer house in Nova Scotia, somewhere..alas,  I never got around to it.  All of Nova Scotia is such a nice place, really, but I've never been to Sackville.  I have however been to both Halifax and Moncton, for business.

Now I am in Vancouver and it's just to far to have a summer house there now :)

But I know where you live.. I'll harass you with postcards now :)  lol
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 10:44:26 am »
Cool.

I received a package from Thailand. I left the envelope on my bedside, turned off the light and noticed the stamp glowed in the dark!
 

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Re: Padded Envolope from South Africa - Stamp Collection
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2014, 07:31:43 pm »
It is my favorite place (of course I have never lived anywhere else). Sackville is pretty boring, it's pretty much a major road with like thirty car places on it and then a giant subdivision. Look at Lower Sackville on google maps and you will see what I mean.
A glowing stamp?! That's awesome.
 


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