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Snowbum's Sale and Wanted page
There is also some FREEEEE stuff here!

This is the only page on this website where I am selling you something;
or, buying something from you....
some free stuff is available here too<

>>> Bartering possible <<<
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 96150. 

Things I WANT are listed at the very bottom of this page.

Copyright, 2017, R. Fleischer

You may contact me at:

Penny and I are going to retire in our early eighties (~ 2020) to a Seniors community in Oregon.   I have started to dispose of things I will not need, no longer want, excess things, whatever.  Household and shop items (includes musician's and household electronics;  electronics parts; machinery, test equipment, ....and, in a small way so far, Airheads tools and parts, and same for Classic K bikes, etc.).
Going to start off in a small way, and show a few items here in this Sale page.

Take a look!

My electronics business is on the web at:
On that website is an article that has some of the things on the sale page you are now looking at, and more:

""...I have 'heard' that you may be selling the electronics business...""
I will be 80 in 2017.   No later than mid-2020 I want to retire to hobbies, etc.  If I found a buyer for the electronics business, I might provide training/transition.  Will be $12K to $15K to purchase the business & assets.    I have not yet seriously ...... tried to sell the business.  Hopefully will find a buyer for the electronics biz, then can devote more time to BMW bike technical articles, etc.  I have also considered selling the house and the business together.  If interested either way, or, whatever, contact me.

The details are on the following page:

1.  3 of what appear to be BMW luggage keys for the flat type of locks, as used on the BMW tour bags and at the rear of some Krauser bags.  Two are identical, and marked 42.  The third has the reversed slot and not sure of number.  I think that the ones marked 42 are also called 042, and the BMW parts are, I think:  71-60-1-467-563 & 51-25-0-418-952  (both part numbers have been used for #42 keys).

2.  Possibly for sale in near future: Last version, Bosch alternator, complete (rotor, stator, diode board, regulator). (off my 1995 Airhead, so has the latest stator and rotor, etc.). I might hold onto it and include it with that Airhead when I eventually sell it.

3.  Possibly for sale in near future: Last version, canister ignition (off my 1995 Airhead), including the canister, turquoise coded module, coil, etc.   I might hold onto it and include it with that Airhead when I eventually sell it.

.  BMW Airhead Tachometer, fits R80ST, R45, and R65 series.  It is repaired & tested. $250, and guaranteed.   Clean clear glass, no rust, minor bezel marks (see photo) which can be touched-up with black paint.   Not available from BMW anymore, and hard to find used in good condition.  I've seen them on Ebay, UNtested, AS-IS, for what I am asking for this one.   I have tested every capacitor, resistor, chip, meter movement, etc. during the repair.  No micky-mouse stuff! NO bezel pry/crimp marks, etc!  Be sure your ignition is OK, as problems with even such as a bad spark plug cap can influence your tachometer.  I can furnish full specifications on the internal circuitry, if you are nerdy enough to want it...that includes parts, schematic, test circuit, etc.    If not sold in a reasonable amount of time, here on my Sale page, it goes on Ebay for a lot more $.   IN ORDER TO PURCHASE THIS FROM ME OFF THIS PAGE AT THIS PRICE YOU MUST PROVE TO ME THAT YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE AIRHEADS BEEMER CLUB.    That restriction will be applied more and more to my BMW parts as I offer them for sale.


5.  TomTom GPS, as new.  Model XL350T lifetime traffic model. Turn by turn and street naming with voice announcements, updatable from TomTom Home program (free download and Op), etc.   Has a  4.3 inch screen.  This was purchased at an especially good price, brand new, and was used for a few hours of testing while I was sitting on my porch swing.... to compare against a 65LM Garmin, etc. It comes in the original box, with USB adaptor cord to connect to your computer, & also comes with the TomTom 12 volt car adaptor.  It will also run on its internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery. I have updated the USA maps on this GPS.   $36 and cheap shipping and it is yours.
UPDATE:   I have decided to keep this unit for awhile longer, and do more testing & comparison's.


6.  I have a number of brand-new adaptors (charge or run your devices! ...such as your phone, GPS, etc.) for use in cars & motorcycles.  These were obtained for testing purposes.   That is one of the things I do with the $ from donations and from Google advertising clicks income from this website. I obtain various things for testing, test them, and then re-sell them at a substantial discount, thus your ad clicks and donations go a long way, over and over.

These standard 5 volt output adaptors fit either DIN (Hella) standard power accessory jacks on your BMW; or, fit common cigarette lighter sockets; all as noted in the photo.      There are 3 styles for the group of three on the right side of the photo, as noted.  One is rated at 2.1 amperes, but I rate it like the other two, 1 ampere.  Prices in the photo.  Lots cheaper than you can purchase these for, even on the Internet.  Shipping is cheap.


7.  Nokia E-65 small slider-type World Smart Phone. Quad band. Has camera, calendar, bluetooth, Wifi, etc. Included is battery, 12 volt car adapter, 120/240 volt battery charger, data cord, and 120/240 volt adapter. Works fine! Used by a world traveler & by me on the ATT network here in the USA; he used it on trips around the world on other phone systems. Use as emergency phone, or, install your mini-sim card and have all functions. Only things it does not have is a touch-type screen & GPS.  Sorry about the out of focus photos, just me not being steady while trying to take a closeup.
$25, for everything.



1.    Stereo/HiFi AUDIO AMPLIFIER 100 watts per each of two channels. Fisher model CA-273.  Accepts up to 4 each 8 ohm speakers.   $60.00

2A.     Fender KXR amplifier.  Guaranteed, of course!    $125 + tx.   This has a 12 inch speaker that was specifically installed by Fender for this model.  TWO separate input channels.  50 watts.  Reverb.  Effects Loop.  Tape input and output.  Phones jack.  4 channel EQ.  Heavy duty castoring wheels and protection bar that I added.  Very clean full-range sound.  Use for keyboards, guitars, general P.A., etc.    Very clean, nice unit.  If I was to package it for shipping, it would weight about 65 pounds.
 Size, packed for shipping:______________



2B.   Marshall amplifier.   $55 + tax.    Guaranteed!
If I was to package it for shipping, it would weight about 20 pounds.
Size, packed for shipping:______________




4.  High Power Woofer or Sub-Woofer.     Originally a Carvin SCx1118A, it is now an non-powered Carvin SCx1118.   This is a massive woofer in the proper original Carvin cabinet, that can be used as a very low frequency sub-woofer, or a straight woofer.   Original Carvin Bass Reflex enclosure, made of 13 ply Russian Birch.    The recommended amplifier is 500 to 1000 watts, but it will work well at lower power input, particularly if used as a straight woofer.

The Carvin speaker is 18", 8 ohms, 3" voice coil, rated at 500 to 1000 watts program material, 500 to 700 watts RMS, and 2,000 watts peak power.  The base response extends BELOW 35 Hz!     Frequency response of the woofer and its matching cabinet is:
35 Hz-1.5 Khz at -10db; and 40 Hz-1 Khz at -3db.    The recommended crossover for use as a sub-woofer is 200 Hz.
For the nerdy, I suggest using the factory recommendations of low-pass 80 to 120 Hz at 24 db/oct.   Low-cut at 30 to 35 hz.

This black cabinet is equipped with heavy duty roller wheels.  There are stock recessed handles on the sides.  The entire cabinet is in very nice condition.

If you want really solid bass, this is a way to get it, reliably.
The photo below does not show well how NICE this entire cabinet really is (Including the Tolex).
Our price is $150.00....which INCLUDES installing any sort of special speaker jack you would like and bring us; and, a safety fuse in the rear panel.  If the existing 1/4" jack is not what you want, please supply your jack with purchase, or, ask us.  ***If we do NOT install a special jack nor fuse for you, the price is $125.00.

We may have a 400 watt Hartke amplifier that will work well with this speaker; and it has sophisticated tone controls to restrict high response to work with this speaker.


.   SOLD

6.   This is a tool which is VERY handy to have, if you are working on your Classic K-bike, and are trying to adjust the calibration of your speedometer or do odometer work.  This is a moderately high-powered bulk magnetic tape eraser.  It will work on your K bike when those low powered magnetic tape head demagnetizers, etc., which are typically 3 watts or so, will not. Works when you don't have the soldering gun often recommended, or which is too low-powered.   This unit is about 300 watts.   It has a push button switch.  As you bring this unit close to the sensor on the rear drive, the sensor picks up the magnetic field, and triggers the speedometer and odometer.  The speedometer should read 45 mph.   The speedometer/tach/ instrument pod has a hidden INternal adjustment .... and this device makes it much easier to adjust.   It could, of course, be used as originally intended, to erase magnetic tapes.   $22.00, plus shipping.   You can adjust your speedometer to be dead-accurate with this. 

7.   This is a cheap version of a magnetic field unit.  It began life as a 'personal vibrator'.  I have modified it for checking Classic-K bike speedometers/odometers. Does exactly the same thing as 6, although not as powerful; so needs to be closer to the rear drive speed/distance pickup.    $8.00 plus shipping.

8.  Computer items:

a.   ATI Radeon Graphic Accelerator card.   Complete with packaging, box, instructions, and installation disc.  Does NOT need a fan, has its own gold plated large heat-sink, nice item!   ATI Radeon 9550 AGP   256 Mb DDR2 8X.     There are several versions of the 9550, this is the best one.  Just plug it into a slot in your computer. Especially nice if you have integrated video and want to upgrade for such as more intense graphics or gaming work, large monitor size, etc.   NEW; Tested and Guaranteed!   I was going to put this new unit in my computer, then decided to purchase a computer for which it won't work.  Only $20; plus shipping. 

b.   Two each universal memory card readers, USB cord output to your computer.  Both have driver discs, etc.  Either one $6, both for $10.  PNY SmartMedia and Memorex brands.

9.  SOLD!

10.  Three long carriage printers, a scanner, a color photo printer, boxful of assorted adapters, media readers, cables, ETC...just a whole bunch of stuff.  Get everything, the works, CHEEP.  See 5, 6,  7, and 10 in next section for some of the stuff.

FREE ...or cheap!!!

(1) GONE!

(2) Olympus Accura Zoom 80 camera; autofocus, with manual.  NO problems.

(3) FREE!  RF modulators.  I have two of these.  They plug into a wall power socket. These convert audio and/or video signals so that you can use any TV (output is selectable for Channel 3 OR Channel 4).  Input can be a Wii, VCR, Video camera, DVD Disc player, FM receiver, any of the popular game boxes, ETC.   You simply connect the audio and video output of your goody, to the input of one of these RF modulators.  Inputs provided include Right and Left audio, and Video (including a separate S-video jack too).   My price is: FREE. Plus shipping.   These are small, and easily fit in a flat rate postal box.  If you take both, I will toss in some cables.

(4) FREE.   Three impact printers for computers:  KX-P1624 long carriage Panasonic. Epson LQ-1070 and KX-P1180.  All in good operating condition.  If you need to use multiple copy forms, these are especially neat to have; cheap to run too! 

(5) FREE.   I also have a commercial long-carriage top-of-the-line printer, Epson LQ-2550, with a few brand-new ribbons.   This is a substantially-made heavy duty machine.  I will consider tossing in an serial/parallel port adapter so can be used with most any sort of computer. Use plain paper or tractor paper, label paper, whatever.....nearly any size paper too.  Power & signal cables are included.    No expensive ink cartridges to purchase with these printers, they use ribbon cartridges....probably available at Staples, ETC. ((Some ARE included)).   Impact printers are quite slow to print compared to laser or ink thrower printers, and they don't do graphics well... but adequately for many purposes.  Text printing is fine and adjustable for quality of printing for both text and graphics via programming, and/or, front panel controls.  Cheap to run!

(6) FREE.  Also have a brand-new tractor unit, Epson 7303W, was for LQ800, may fit others.

(7) FREE.  TWO boxes (6 rolls each box = 12 rolls, but I used one, so is only 11 rolls) of brand-new Thermal Fax Paper.   I no longer have that FAX machine, as a very heavy piece of machinery accidentally fell on it.     These rolls are standard 1/2" core type, 8-1/2" x 98' (216 mm x 30 m).  One box is Sharp type FO-20PR6U, other is equivalent from an office supply store.

(8) FREE!   For Olympus D500-L or D600-L:  extra memory cards, A.C. Adapter C-7AU, manual, etc.  $13.00 + shipping for all of it.  I no longer have the camera, it was accidentally destroyed...boooo hoooo (dropping things from high up will do that). 

(9) gone!

(10)  Scanner,  Umax Astra.  I used this on my own computer once in awhile, until I changed to a scanner that also does 35 mm transparencies/negatives.   This one has VERY FEW hours on it, been stored here, and works perfectly.  With manual, installation disc, parallel port cable, power supply.   Connects to standard parallel port...and can work in conjunction with a parallel port printer connected to same cabling; or, serial to parallel adapter.  Near new condition and only $20.  That is NOT a broken plate in the photo, just a reflection.

(11)  GONE!

(12) FREE!    Audio/Video Enhancer
, model FA-310, in like-new condition throughout, made by Niippon Shokuhin Sangyo Co, of Japan.  Two channels of Left and Right audio input and video input; and same for outputs. Can be used as mono or stereo.  120VAC 50 or 60 Hz input, 6 watts.  Video inputs and outputs are standard 1Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced.  Audio input is 500mv 47k; and output 500mv 1k.  Sharpness effectivness is +14db at 2mhz.  Audio noise reduction 9 db minimum at 8Khz. This item is well-built mechanically and electronically, and heavier than it looks from it's size; which is approximately 3 inches by 2 inches by 8 inches.  Expected shipping weight is 4 pounds. It has been tested and is guaranteed to be working properly.  Comes with Instruction Manual (manual is very usable, but has some spilt coffee staining).  The original purpose of this unit was to enhance video during transfer/copying/dubbing. The unit decreased the drop in resolution and improved the signal-to-noise ratio.  Videos would have snowy smeared pictures greatly improved. Fading was cancelled, and in general picture quality improved overall. This unit uses the double-delay-line approach, which improved the leading edge and the trailing edge of waveforms; rather than cheaper and lesser quality enhancers that only operated on the leading edge of waveforms. Ease of operation too, only one knob controls sharpness.  A noise suppression circuit is included that works on BOTH audio AND video. Hiss is reduced, and NOT from 'cutting highs' as done in lesser units.  You can't beat the price, FREE, and you get a $$$ unit! (you pay postage, and I'll always accept a 'donation').



NOT free section:

1.   1 pound bottle of liquid mercury.  NF high purity grade, make offer, sell or trade.   Can be used in gold mining, cleaning lead out of gun barrels, and many other things.   Bargain at $125.00.  Will NOT sell to anyone not willing to handle it safely. 

2.  Items from my electronics repair business.  I seldom sell test equipment, but a few items will be offered now and then.

     a.  LARGE Bureau of Standards type of fan-style dynamometer A.C. voltmeter, mirror scale, jeweled bearings, and in original wood-case with leather handle, etc.  An antique, but in perfect working condition, and extremely accurate.  Suitable for actual use OR museum, these are valuable for their preciseness and the dynamometer style of movement which eliminates errors in regular analog or digital meters due to waveform distortion.  Accuracy is approximately same as a modern digital meter! Discounted to $250. GUARANTEED!

     b.  Precision E-200C RF signal generator, with a stabilizing temperature control setup inside that I installed; $60

3,4, & 5. GONE!

6.  Thousands of electronics parts, from tubes to relays to transistors and every other type of part you can imagine (or, can't!). Way too much stuff to list best to ask.    I have all sorts of semiconductors (especially $$ power types) ...and, generally, all the stuff you might find in an electronics repair shop with a long long history of working with industrial stuff; musician's, HiFi; ETC.  I'd rather sell the business, parts, test equipment, etc.,  to someone who wants to start up an audio repair $15K ?...but will sell a few parts, etc, until a buyer for all shows up...which now appears unlikely. I will even trade for small items, or even the whole shop. 

7.   GONE!

8. A very good 35 mm pro camera outfit, for sale or trade. I purchased this entire outfit brand new for one commercial project, it has had only light use, and is in absolutely wonderful condition.   It all is fitted into a Halliburton 'Zero' aluminum carrying case.  The camera is a Minolta XD11; with the Minolta DataBack fitted (regular back also included).  This camera is a true focal-plane type, yet has automatic aperature and shutter modes, selectable, programmable. Minolta was the first maker to do this, and it was so good that elements of its design were used by Leica in the R4.  This camera is rugged, metal and substantial (NOT plastic!).

It comes with a variety of lenses and goodies:
Minolta Rokkor-X, 20 mm F2.8
Minolta Rokkor-X, 50 mm F1.4
Vivitar Zoom lens...this is the Macro focusing Auto Zoom, F3.5, 70-210 mm
The lenses are all auto-coupled.

3X telXtender ...and, yes, it is also coupled.   This will increase the focal length by three times.
Telescopic lens adapter, you can use your eyeball and the long lens with this!
Spiratone Vignetar adapter, adjustable.
I think there is available an adapter made by some company that would even enable the use of these excellent lenses on digital cameras.
I have more not listed above that goes with this outfit.  Includes all sorts of filters (including Hoya 67 mm '80A' used for daylight with 3200 lamps), both 55mm and 67 mm polarizing filters, lens adaptors, extenders, Minolta high magnification adapter for viewfinder, Rollei 134B Automatic Electronic Flash (16" to 20 feet coverage and battery OR AC powered), literature, manuals, various shutter releases, lens cases, lipstick type lens brush, you really shouldn't need anything else.

Will trade/barter.

9.   SOLD

10.  Video camera.  BRAND NEW.  NEVER OUT OF THE STILL-SEALED PACKAGE.   Very simple to operate.  1.3 Mp, 2.4" bright color display flip-out & rotatable viewer.  ~3 hours recording time on any standard 4 Mb SD-SDHC type memory card.  Supports up to a 16Gb memory card.  AVI, M-JPEG format.  Will play into a TV, cable is included.  Features include still capture, LED low-light assist, 4 X digital zoom, USB transfer port.  Uses 3 each AAA common batteries.  Comes with installation CD.  Will work with most computers ...and it DOES support Windows 7, Vista, etc.   I bought this in a charity raffle.   YOUR price is $15.

11.   This is a very unique custom-made one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.  This is a very heavy (LOTS of real gold) Dragon pendant, with a special ruby 'tongue' and nostrils, a diamond in an eye, and every one of the dragon's claws has a diamond of good quality.  On a postal scale the dragon and its gold chain will weigh 3-1/2 ounces.  That's not Troy weight (which is about 2.25 troy ounces) (converting it to PURE 24 ct gold for you it is about 1.31 Troy ounces of PURE gold).  Go check for the latest gold price.  This is heavy and massive.     I have all the specifications that I can e-mail if you are really interested.  It is available for sale or trade; $5000 minimum.   It's melt-down (ugggh!) value varies with the price of rubies, diamonds and gold.  The dragon was originally purchased by ME as a gold dragon shell, designed and made by a craftsman in the Virgin Islands, where I purchased it in person.   I had it filled with gold and had the diamonds and rubies added...all this by The Jewelry Factory; the exact same place, by the exact same person (Bob Lindner), who made most of Liberace's fancy jewelry.   I INCLUDE the paperwork from The Jewelry Factory!  This is a very special piece; and with the price of gold and custom pieces rising, is worth an increasing amount of $.     I have had a most difficult time trying to photograph it, as the shiny reflective surfaces tend to look black or otherwise be distorted, and the diamonds reflection makes them look out of focus.  The photos are the best I've been able to do with my not fancy digital camera equipment...and do not show the large ruby tongue and diamonds very well at all, nor the sharpness of the piece.


The brilliance of the diamonds did not help matters in trying to take these photos. 
The dragon itself is about 2 inches by 2-1/2 inches, maybe a bit more.  You really need to see this piece in person.  It is large, heavy, and only someone with an EGO (like mine?) would wear this.   It is listed with more information, on this website under

12.  A number of very high quality audio (and a few video) cables, gold-plated RCA type plugs on the ends. Commercially made.    Ask. 

13. Clevite Brush Crystal Earphones, 206-1. Manufactured by Clevite Piezoelectric Division, of Bedford, Ohio. Stored for a very long time, these earphones, in original box, original owners booklet, are in NEW CONDITION!!!!   Super sensitive, wide-range.  Absolutely THE earphones for antique radios, including crystal sets, farmer's radios, etc.  Original cord & plug, all in perfect condition. There are NO scratches or marks, no cracks in insulation; ...these look/work like new. Guaranteed to work perfectly & to be exactly as described. It is my belief that they ARE brand-new unused headphones. These are not the Clevite "General Purpose" lower quality headphones;  these are their High Fidelity phones.  Impedance is 50,000 ohms per phone at 1000 cps; rated 50-10,000 cps (but will go higher & lower, by a wide amount). I tested them thoroughly on a wide-range Hewlett Packard sine wave oscillator & they work as brand-new, which I believe them to be. They seem to work much better than specifications for frequency response.  Sensitivity per specifications is 8 dynes per square cm per volt at 1000 cps. Being crystal piezo types, these headphones do not need a power amplifier. If used in a D.C. circuit, a blocking capacitor or transformer is used. Expected weight, packaged for shipment: 2 pounds. $90, and guaranteed.  VERY rare, museum type piece, yet good for practical purposes.

14.   Dual-shaft motor.  Lots more powerful than the typical home type (which is typically 1/3 hp, if even that much).  This is a Sears Craftsman, heavy duty ball-bearing type, 115 VAC, 9.3 amps, 3/4 horsepower, 3450 rpm.   Capacitor type (large starting torque).    Quality ....not Chinese junk!  NOT the late type Craftsman so-so stuff either ...this is the Real McCoy good stuff.  I'll include the pulleys for it as shown.  Might even be able to find some grinding wheels, or?, around here for it.     Trade for? ...see bottom of this article.  Light rust could be cleaned off (or not).  Runs great.    $48 FIRM.   This is NOT Chinese junk!

15.  Brand-new Starret TRUE Professional quality metal or wood round hole saws, with arbor.  HO112; HO500; A2.   Arbor $20.  5" $35, and 1-1/2" $8.   Various other sizes, new.  ASK.  ALL of the items only $65.

16.   REAL Dental picks.  Sharp!  Great for those little jobs cleaning-up female spade connectors; cleaning-up the junction of the insulator-to-metal-body of neutral switches on the BMW Airhead 5 speed transmissions prior to epoxying to prevent oil leaks; snagging pesky ignition springs; etc.  LOTS of uses.   I often grind mine for special shapes.  These are real surgical steel picks, not Chinese cheapos.  If you grind on them, be very careful not to overheat the metal, otherwise you loose the hardness.
 I have only ONE package left right now; 2 picks for total $3.00.   Plus shipping. 

17. SOLD!

My electronics business is for sale.   $15,000.
When sold, I will retire to mostly BMW work for website articles for the Airheads Club, etc.  has link to the sale-of-the-business page.

I may consider selling the furnished house and all the machinery and business too, as one lot.  Penny and I need to downsize and I need to retire.

On that website is an article that has some of the things on the sale page you are now looking at, but usually lots more:

Things I'm interested in getting (trade/barter ....and/or ...I will pay cash or add cash as appropriate):

1.   BMW SNABB Katalog that is marked on the rear cover outside as 01-01-9-796-621. 

2.   Replacement for my awfully well worn SNABB Katalog which is 01 09 9 796 332  1.5 V/81

3.   BMW Engine Management Systems, the classroom Course manual, for the MT042 engine management fundamentals. This manual covers the Bosch LE jetronic, Motronic M2.1,  M2.2, M2.4

4.  BMW factory service manual and perhaps parts manual, for 1981+ R65, and OK if it also covers R80ST, etc.

5.   Kukko bearing puller and adapters, mine 'disappeared'.

Penny and I MAY 'rent out' our guest room now and then.   PCT 'thru-hikers' and BMW bike enthusiasts/owners, ONLY!    You can ask.

7.   Small milling machine or milling adapter for my lathe, such as a Millerette.  Not a high priority.

For anything on this entire page:   I may trade/barter.  I also may dicker on combining things.  Ask or make me an offer. 

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After we agree on a price for the item and its shipping; you can pay in several ways.

By PayPal. Click on this link: which is a photo which shows my full E-mail address which is also my PayPal account number.  If you send PayPal funds as "personal">> "gift", or similar, I may not have to pay their fees.  Go to, & pay using my e-mail address as to where you are sending the funds.  I can also send a money request to you through PayPal, but my last try at that made me pay their fees.

I also accept personal checks, cash (please do NOT send cash via snail mail), and United States Postal Service Money Orders which I can cash and pay for your item's shipping at the same time at the Post Office. If you wish to send me a personal check or bank draft, money order, etc., my mailing address is:   R. Fleischer; 2601 Alma Avenue; So. Lake Tahoe, CA  96150-3036.

The United States Postal Service has been improving its "Service".  Internet tracking is standard for most all mail, as an example.  I always go to for the latest information before quoting you costs.  I usually ship things to USA addresses via Priority Mail or First Class, or the new version of Parcel Post.  I have some used cardboard boxes, and packing materials, and when I do, they are at no cost to you.  Some printed and computer disc type items can be shipped cheaply by Media Mail....but not parts.

I ship packages out of the U.S. by First Class Package International for the lowest postal rates.  Insurance for that type of shipping MIGHT be available now.

For international mailings, there is ALSO Priority Mail or Express Mail where insurance & tracking are available; although that type of service costs much more than First Class Package International.   "First Class Package International" shipments seem to take from 2 weeks to 5+ weeks.  I will NOT ship First Class Package International to international locations without YOUR understanding that shipment might take up to 5 weeks.  I WILL provide, upon your request, a copy of the mailing receipt, as proof I mailed the item; plus, whatever type of proof of shipment is available (typically via Internet tracking).

For very expensive items there is a USPS service called Insured-Registered mail, which is very secure for expensive items, whether domestic or foreign. 

Sometimes, UPS is considerably cheaper than USPS.  I almost always check both.  

I always provide the Internet tracking number and information (when available or if purchased) to anyplace I ship to.

Copyright, 2017, R. Fleischer

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