mike van

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About mike van

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  • Birthday 05/17/1951

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Kent Ct. USA
  • Interests Robots - pre '65 Erector & Meccano - pre '60

mike van's Activity

  1. mike van added a post in a topic: Flea Market Finds   

    You couldn't find a flea market up here if you wanted, still over 2 ft of snow everywhere. Snow fleas.
  2. mike van added a post in a topic: Some Two Cents On Shipping   

    Heres a USPS one Keith - A few years ago, I sent a cast aluminum pulley to a guy, priority mail, he said it didn't arrive. I went to the p.o. where I mailed it, their first question was "did you insure it"? No, I said, I paid you 16.00 to deliver it. This thing was just about bomb proof, why would I waste money insuring it? I filled out some paperwork, even had a pic of it. They have a 'dead letter' drop somewhere, and about two weeks later, the guy got his pulley. The self stick USPS label had come off the box, I've never used one since. Back to UPS, I know some young people that work there nights loading trucks, they do not care what gets smashed, broken, or undelivered. There is no pride in the job, just a paycheck. Sad. Good luck at the new job Keith - Hey, I'm tapping trees tomorrow - :D
  3. mike van added a post in a topic: Some Two Cents On Shipping   

    I've never had a Fed-Ex package come damaged, UPS on the other hand has absolutely destroyed some. The UPS insurance is a joke, I had an empty package come once, should have had 100.00 worth of planer knives in it. They would not pay a dime towards them, claimed "poor package" The shipper was in the process of going bankrupt, no help there either. Whats brown done for you?
  4. mike van added a post in a topic: Less Is More   

    And, you can 'buy it now' for just 650.00 ! Someones off their meds.
  5. mike van added a post in a topic: Recognise This Movie Robot?   

    Hi Bob - The fire's kind of gone out of it for me -
  6. mike van added a post in a topic: Recognise This Movie Robot?   

    Del - Some pics would be great - With a human in them if possible for scale?
  7. mike van added a post in a topic: Rarest Robot,,, Ultimate Question 2   

    The "R" robot must be a little rare, I couldn't find a picture of it on google - >
  8. mike van added a post in a topic: We're Still Not Supposed To Post Ebay Listings, Right?   

    For only 2500.00 you can own all the patina you can stomach. What a dork.
  9. mike van added a post in a topic: Our Friend Morbius Is In Need Of Some Krell Technology   

    Scary time Morbius, here's hoping you can get back to good health - :)
  10. mike van added a post in a topic: Mechanical Moon Robot   

    :D Nice one Dr A !
  11. mike van added a post in a topic: Another Atomic Robot Man Alert Repro. Going Too High   

    This has been added below the description "On 12-Jun-10 at 10:34:51 BST, seller added the following information:

    I am told that this robot is not the first edition it is the later edition"

  12. mike van added a post in a topic: Lantern Robot   

    Ditto -
  13. mike van added a post in a topic: Versapak Batteries   

    I used to feel that way too Darryl - At work we had a Makita drill, 7.2 volt I think, years ago. What a piece of junk, you could stop the chuck with your hand. Whenever you wanted it, it was dead. The 12V milwaukee, I've put several metal roofs on with, the 18 v Dewalt I have now, will snap screws off if you aren't careful. It also taps about 50 maple trees on one battery. I'm a believer now.........
  14. mike van added a post in a topic: Versapak Batteries   

    I have one [milwaukee 12V] I'm going to re-do, this ebay seller http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT has the sub-c batteries. like robotnut said, a replacement is 55.00.
  15. mike van added a post in a topic: Should Iron Man Be In A Robot Collection?   

    No, can him [it] :lol:

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