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Anonymous
August 13, 2005 4:40:48 AM

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http://cgi.ebay.com/TESLA-Chehoslovakia-EMP-62_W0QQitem...

Do I get the box of trash, too?

jb

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Anonymous
August 13, 2005 3:59:22 PM

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On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 11:38:21 +0200, "Predrag Trpkov"
<predrag.trpkovNeSpamu@ri.htnet.hr> wrote:

>
>"reddred" <opaloka@REMOVECAPSyahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:LdqdnR7zBYE56mDfRVn-vg@adelphia.com...
>>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/TESLA-Chehoslovakia-EMP-62_W0QQitem...
>Z23785QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>>
>> Do I get the box of trash, too?
>>
>> jb
>
>
>Nikola Tesla had no connection to Czechoslovakia.
>
>http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm
>
>Predrag
>
But this is Tesla Mfg. Co (if I may call it so) of the former
Checho-Slovakia.

Open up the thing and see -- this is $35 worth if that much at all.
What a dust {cough}.


Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
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Anonymous
August 13, 2005 6:38:37 PM

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Edi Zubovic <edi.zubovic[rem this]@ri.t-com.hr> wrote in
news:4pgrf1hnaofe0m52cv1ooei3c5knr73g4h@4ax.com:

> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 11:38:21 +0200, "Predrag Trpkov"
> <predrag.trpkovNeSpamu@ri.htnet.hr> wrote:
>
>>
>>"reddred" <opaloka@REMOVECAPSyahoo.com> wrote in message
>>news:LdqdnR7zBYE56mDfRVn-vg@adelphia.com...
>>>
>>http://cgi.ebay.com/TESLA-Chehoslovakia-EMP-62_W0QQitem...
>>egory Z23785QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>>>
>>> Do I get the box of trash, too?
>>>
>>> jb
>>
>>
>>Nikola Tesla had no connection to Czechoslovakia.
>>
>>http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm
>>
>>Predrag
>>
> But this is Tesla Mfg. Co (if I may call it so) of the former
> Checho-Slovakia.
>
> Open up the thing and see -- this is $35 worth if that much at all.
> What a dust {cough}.
>
>
> Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
>

Didja notice the model number starts with "EMP"?
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 2:26:42 PM

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On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 14:38:37 GMT, Carey Carlan <gulfjoe@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Edi Zubovic <edi.zubovic[rem this]@ri.t-com.hr> wrote in
>news:4pgrf1hnaofe0m52cv1ooei3c5knr73g4h@4ax.com:
>
>> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 11:38:21 +0200, "Predrag Trpkov"
>> <predrag.trpkovNeSpamu@ri.htnet.hr> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"reddred" <opaloka@REMOVECAPSyahoo.com> wrote in message
>>>news:LdqdnR7zBYE56mDfRVn-vg@adelphia.com...
>>>>
>>>http://cgi.ebay.com/TESLA-Chehoslovakia-EMP-62_W0QQitem...
>>>egory Z23785QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>>>>
>>>> Do I get the box of trash, too?
>>>>
>>>> jb
>>>
>>>
>>>Nikola Tesla had no connection to Czechoslovakia.
>>>
>>>http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm
>>>
>>>Predrag
>>>
>> But this is Tesla Mfg. Co (if I may call it so) of the former
>> Checho-Slovakia.
>>
>> Open up the thing and see -- this is $35 worth if that much at all.
>> What a dust {cough}.
>>
>>
>> Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
>>
>
>Didja notice the model number starts with "EMP"?

Electro-Magnetic-Pulse?

-- Seriously, in the seventhies and eighties, the equipment sources
for an average musician in Communist countries have been pretty meager
so you had what you had. In ex-Yugoslavia, things were better in that
you could afford almost all Western equipment but at a heavy price tag
or you could, at you own risk, simply smuggle something over the
border. I remember that they came and took a Minimoog my friend had as
a member of a hotel band, because he hadn't got "the papers". He did
play it a week only. Ouch.

An other friend musician tried, somewhere in early 80s, to import
legally a Revox B77. He tried three times and all 3 times he has beeen
not allowed to. At the end, he paid, in his words, "a local smuggler"
to bring it across the border. I don't know what to think about. Was
the Revox "too professional" for them?! -- Otherwise, you could buy a
Revox, even a Studer from a big import firm, i think it has been
"Avtotehna", Ljubljana but you had to gather a lump of money frst.

Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 4:00:05 PM

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"Edi Zubovic" <edi.zubovic[rem this]@ri.t-com.hr> wrote in message
news:msutf1h0vctq4no092juq5bmlfjhpbvktl@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 14:38:37 GMT, Carey Carlan <gulfjoe@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Edi Zubovic <edi.zubovic[rem this]@ri.t-com.hr> wrote in
> >news:4pgrf1hnaofe0m52cv1ooei3c5knr73g4h@4ax.com:
> >
> >> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 11:38:21 +0200, "Predrag Trpkov"
> >> <predrag.trpkovNeSpamu@ri.htnet.hr> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>>"reddred" <opaloka@REMOVECAPSyahoo.com> wrote in message
> >>>news:LdqdnR7zBYE56mDfRVn-vg@adelphia.com...
> >>>>
> >>>http://cgi.ebay.com/TESLA-Chehoslovakia-EMP-62_W0QQitem...
> >>>egory Z23785QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
> >>>>
> >>>> Do I get the box of trash, too?
> >>>>
> >>>> jb
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Nikola Tesla had no connection to Czechoslovakia.
> >>>
> >>>http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm
> >>>
> >>>Predrag
> >>>
> >> But this is Tesla Mfg. Co (if I may call it so) of the former
> >> Checho-Slovakia.
> >>
> >> Open up the thing and see -- this is $35 worth if that much at all.
> >> What a dust {cough}.
> >>
> >>
> >> Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
> >>
> >
> >Didja notice the model number starts with "EMP"?
>
> Electro-Magnetic-Pulse?
>
> -- Seriously, in the seventhies and eighties, the equipment sources
> for an average musician in Communist countries have been pretty meager
> so you had what you had. In ex-Yugoslavia, things were better in that
> you could afford almost all Western equipment but at a heavy price tag
> or you could, at you own risk, simply smuggle something over the
> border. I remember that they came and took a Minimoog my friend had as
> a member of a hotel band, because he hadn't got "the papers". He did
> play it a week only. Ouch.



I'm sure you'll agree that such cases were extremely rare. You could buy
anything, and people did, as long as you were ready to pay relatively high
taxes, 35-70%. But we could travel abroad freely and if we could put on a
pile all the stuff that we smuggled accross the border over the years, it
would be a mountain of things for each one of us.

Life in Yugoslavia was far, far better than in any of the socialist
countries.



> An other friend musician tried, somewhere in early 80s, to import
> legally a Revox B77. He tried three times and all 3 times he has beeen
> not allowed to. At the end, he paid, in his words, "a local smuggler"
> to bring it across the border. I don't know what to think about. Was
> the Revox "too professional" for them?! -- Otherwise, you could buy a
> Revox, even a Studer from a big import firm, i think it has been
> "Avtotehna", Ljubljana but you had to gather a lump of money frst.
>
> Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica



Well it was always a hit and miss affair with the yugoslav customs officers,
but it's because they weren't the most educated or knowledgeable people
around and they were being constantly cheated and fooled around by people
with false invoices and declarations, trying to pay less duties. No wonder
they were chronically pissed.

Predrag
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 6:30:25 PM

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On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 12:00:05 +0200, "Predrag Trpkov"
<predrag.trpkovNeSpamu@ri.htnet.hr> wrote:

----------------------8<------------------------------------
>> >
>> >Didja notice the model number starts with "EMP"?
>>
>> Electro-Magnetic-Pulse?
>>
>> -- Seriously, in the seventhies and eighties, the equipment sources
>> for an average musician in Communist countries have been pretty meager
>> so you had what you had. In ex-Yugoslavia, things were better in that
>> you could afford almost all Western equipment but at a heavy price tag
>> or you could, at you own risk, simply smuggle something over the
>> border. I remember that they came and took a Minimoog my friend had as
>> a member of a hotel band, because he hadn't got "the papers". He did
>> play it a week only. Ouch.
>
>
>
>I'm sure you'll agree that such cases were extremely rare. You could buy
>anything, and people did, as long as you were ready to pay relatively high
>taxes, 35-70%. But we could travel abroad freely and if we could put on a
>pile all the stuff that we smuggled accross the border over the years, it
>would be a mountain of things for each one of us.
Yet he played in public and profesionally and it has been always a
risk; everyone among the officials could ask him tho show a proof of a
clean ownership. At home and for your private use, OK. But say today,
just try to run a PC with a pirated OS or applications in your firm's
public office(s). Well some tried and will no more :) 

>Life in Yugoslavia was far, far better than in any of the socialist
>countries.
In fact yes. If you've got the money, you could buy everything but
hey, 35 to 70 pct. was a quite burdensome levy.
>
>> An other friend musician tried, somewhere in early 80s, to import
>> legally a Revox B77. He tried three times and all 3 times he has beeen
>> not allowed to. At the end, he paid, in his words, "a local smuggler"
>> to bring it across the border. I don't know what to think about. Was
>> the Revox "too professional" for them?! -- Otherwise, you could buy a
>> Revox, even a Studer from a big import firm, i think it has been
>> "Avtotehna", Ljubljana but you had to gather a lump of money frst.
>>
>> Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica
>
>
>
>Well it was always a hit and miss affair with the yugoslav customs officers,
>but it's because they weren't the most educated or knowledgeable people
>around and they were being constantly cheated and fooled around by people
>with false invoices and declarations, trying to pay less duties. No wonder
>they were chronically pissed.
Yes, this might be a reason too. Plus some of these at customs did
very possibly have a suspicious look at the tape recorder and there
were lists of restricted goods. Perhaps Revox was an example and it
was bigger and heftier of any "domestic" tape recorders.
>Predrag
>
Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
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