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SUN A5000 Interface Card

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:07 am
by uunix
I think I need one of these,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sun-540-2988-X6734A-Interface-Board-Assembly-for-A5000-A5100-A5200-501-2951-/261957786500?hash=item3cfde69b84:g:t7sAAOSw-vlVnAOR
This one is quite, cheap, but my last purchase from the US incurred a large postage fee and a back hander to the HMRC, so anyone have one the UK and cheap as well, because the A5000 isn't worth the money really to restore it back.

Re: SUN A5000 Interface Card

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:13 am
by Y888099
uunix wrote:my last purchase from the US incurred a large postage fee


Customs? How much is it? Like 20-23% of the declared value?

Re: SUN A5000 Interface Card

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:26 am
by uunix
It was £26.58 (INC VAT) on a £62 item + £42 P&P.

Re: SUN A5000 Interface Card

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:12 am
by Y888099
I don't if it happens due to Trump rules but it seems we are doomed into 'No-Go Zone' with USA purchases.

I will be in UK (Gloucestershire) for the end of the next week. Two weeks there, than back to Denmark.

My customer in UK needs a SCSI ram-disk of 64GB using DDR2-RAM, SCSI to sATA interface and other things
Say, no less than 600 USD + shipping. But it needs to pass the customs clearance, which will charge more money.

It's a complex device, the only one who produces it is located in California.
There are no resellers in EU. There will be customs fees, and also the postage fee is not cheap.

I have to inform him, to be prepared. The final bill will be a shock.

This kind of customer is more like a friend. Small business.
That's a bug life. USA :roll:

p.s.
good luck!