No, the new eBay International Shipping Program is still run by Pitney Bowes:Pitney bowes was the last contractor for GSP. Considering the State and address has changed with the new GSP, I assume its a new company/contractor.
You might want to setup a search alert to try and catch it if it shows up on eBay again.You suspect? Then how do you know what it sold for? Did you see the new listing? See this is my fear. What will happen to the computer they took from me. How does that get resold? This was over a 2 thousand dollar item... So I really wonder what will happen to it.
Fool me twice.. Yeah there is no way it can be coincidence at this point.OK, so this time, they cleared the GSP and are enroute... Maybe a combination of two O1s arriving at almost the same time ( They delayed one to wait for the other ) and some other boards going through at the same time influenced their decisions around the losses if they decided to take it.
I suspect there are multiple operational problems going on at GSP that may work against us collectors - and that these range from them calculating whether it is worth shipping ( ie, their per-item profit margin ) and that this goes right up to someone actually taking an interest in some lots directly, and they probably have experience enough that they may even view these forums and have a good understanding of resale values.
So it looks like two and a half Osborne 1's are on their way now. No doubt in part due to shipping costs well in excess of what even US POST charge to ship the same item to Australia, and given they combined shipping, they would have made more than 50% margin on this one.
But there is clearly no reason they won't ship a portable computer like the O1... So this confirms that they are just taking advantage of the contractual terms to their advantage without any obligation to ship or meet their part in the agreements they enter.
Thank you and yes I worked really hard on that one. Came from a Childrens Orphanage in Hudson Valley New York. Think of all the kids that loved this thing and had their first computer experience on it.BTW, that looks like a very nice Apple IIe... Verault, you have some serious skills - I assume you refurbed it?
Was thinking about it. But no, I dont think I will. Thats just going to open another can of worms. Few out there pack a computer as good as me ( I spend a good amount effort, time, and money on packing and shipping). And I am sure they opened it up and took it out.. At least to remove the documentation from me to the original buyer. So I have zero trust in thier packing and shipping abilities. The high probability of it arriving smashed is just to great. And I have enough stress at the moment already.Hey, Just thinking, are you going to buy it back Verault? You already made a profit on it if you got the full price they are asking for -