WTB Dragon and game carts

A forum for members to offer for sale any Dragon related items to other members. DO NOT POST LINKS TO AUCTIONS. I will use this forum in the future to offer all my spare games to members of this site before they go on e-bay.
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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by jedie » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:43 am

Found the offer from http://www.cadigital.com/computer.htm

Is the offer still valid?

Does anyone experiences about shipping to germany? What about tax and customs duty?
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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by jedie » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:58 am

California Digital has reply to my mail.
California Digital still has a significant
number of Tano Dragon 64 computers
available in its warehouse.
But:
Shipping cost to the UK and most
of Europe is about $90 each.
:shock:

$49 for the Dragon and $90 for shipping :cry:

They say a package weights 19 pounds (= 8.6 kg), so shipping is expensive.

Maybe i must pay at least 19% tax, too.
... too many ideas and too little time ... Related stuff written in Python:
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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by robcfg » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:10 am

Well, it could be worse, if you ask for shipping to Mexico, it will go as high as $190. Don't ask why...

In the end it was better to send it directly to Spain.

So, yes. It will cost you from 100 to 120€, BUT, you'll get a brand new, unopened Dragon machine, which is worth it.

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by rolfmichelsen » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:57 pm

$150 for a brand new Dragon is a bargain. I paid closed to $700 back in the 1980s :-) (Yes, I also have a brand new Tano Dragon and don't regret ordering it :-))

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by devo » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:06 pm

I recently had a Tano Dragon from CA Digital delivered to Australia. At first they would not sell it to me saying delivery was too expensive at $200 at least. Using a forwarding service, Comgateway, cost significantly less - I think $120 or so. Postage is calculated on the ratio of weight to volume - unfortunately the Dragon box is quite large although relatively light. CA Digital can give you the weight and dimensions. They charged me $20 to have the box shipped to a forwarding address in Oregon, USA. I was able to track the UPS van online as it went up the West coast. You can combine international delivery with other items from US-only stores because Comgateway will hold your goods for a while. Delivery took less than a week. Yes, it seems extravagent but opening the box was quite special.
BTW - there was no tax or import duty to pay, at least here in Aus.

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by jedie » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:46 pm

jedie wrote:They say a package weights 19 pounds (= 8.6 kg)
Actually this can't be true, isn't it?

Anyone experiences with shipping to Germany?
... too many ideas and too little time ... Related stuff written in Python:
Dragon 32 emulator / PyDC - Python Dragon 32 converter: https://github.com/jedie/DragonPy
DWLOAD server / Dragon-Lib and other stuff: https://github.com/6809

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by jedie » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:12 pm

My Tano Dragon will be send in a few days... total costs: $135 ... Hope that i must not sell extra duty/tax ...
... too many ideas and too little time ... Related stuff written in Python:
Dragon 32 emulator / PyDC - Python Dragon 32 converter: https://github.com/jedie/DragonPy
DWLOAD server / Dragon-Lib and other stuff: https://github.com/6809

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by robcfg » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:52 pm

Best luck!

As I told earlier, you'll know when it arrives that is worrh every penny ;)

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by retrocanada76 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:01 pm

when you open it smell the fresh air back from 1983! It's a trip :)

It worth all the money paid on it. The dragon keyboard is absolutely wonderful to type in.

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by davidbowman » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:44 pm

jedie wrote:My Tano Dragon will be send in a few days... total costs: $135 ... Hope that i must not sell extra duty/tax ...
Import duty is *NOT* levied on computers, computer components, mobile telephones (and some other goods) to many EU countries from non-EU countries, only VAT of approx 20 Euros payable for $135 of goods to Germany.

Check here..

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-impor ... lculation/

dB.

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