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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:37 pm 
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New Warranty Policy in effect!

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Update March 1, 2016

I'm so confident in these boards that I'm offering a FREE 1yr 50/50 warranty with every board!

I've been considering offering an optional extended warranty with these boards since the nVidia chips that came in the original laptops were all less reliable I though some members would feel more comfortable if they had some assurance the new board wouldn't fail, but after looking into the legalese requirements when selling warranties I've decided it was more trouble than it's worth, so I decided to address it with a policy change instead. Everything I list in this forum (unless stated otherwise) has a 30 day free replacement if there is something wrong with the part and my plans were to sell an affordable 1 year warranty (note that when IBM still sold these at over $1100 they only offered 90 day limited warranty), so what I decided was to give a FREE 1 year 50% warranty, so if your board dies from natural causes within 1 year of payment the replacement will be half price and even the shipping(domestic) will be 50% off, so basically I'll cover half the total cost to replace it. This is because I'm solidly convinced these boards are reliable and to date haven't seen one fail. This policy is only for this specific part and only for as long as I have sufficient amount available, so when supply runs low I will obviously need to end this policy.

Even better, I'm making this policy RETROACTIVE, so anyone who purchased one of these from me in the forum within the last year (after march 1, 2015) will have this policy apply to their board. What it will not cover is liquid spills, extreme power surges/lightening strikes, or boards that have been modified including pin mods, soldering wires or new circuits, physical abuse, damage from failed bios flashes or mods, or anything else that would void a typical factory warranty.


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Happy New Year 2016

Sale extended until January 16th at which time shipping cost adjustments will be made to reflect usps rate hikes.

To celebrate the holidays I'll be offering these motherboards at upto half price. Buy one for $129 or two for $250 plus shipping.

These are brand new in original IBM boxes with the updated GPU chips!!!

Let this season be the perfect opportunity to upgrade your motherboard or set one of these aside to assure you'll always have a good reliable discrete graphics board at a great price.

These are the latest revision, FRU 44c3924 with nVidia nvs140m GPU chips most of which are dated in 2010 with board manufacturing dates in 2011-2012.

Make no mistake, these are BRAND NEW, not refurbished!

These are the latest revision of 42w7649, 43y9045 and 42w7873, and can directly replace 42w7650, 43y9046, 42w7874 and 44c3926. With the addition of a discrete fan they can also replace 42w7648 and 42w7872 as well as being retrofitted into T60/T60p 15" and 14.1" models.


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Update for 2016

T61 Motherboards with nVidia Graphics: the (hi)story.

History of these motherboards:

First introduced in T61 Standard Screen (4:3) 14.1" models with nVidia Graphics under the following part numbers:
FRU: 42W7649 first revision
FRU: 43Y9045 mostly used as refurbished boards
FRU: 42W7873 new revision with Penryn CPU (T8100/T8300/T9300/T9500/X9000) support in January 2008
FRU: 44C3924 originally used for refurbished board but later also for new production boards

These can also be used as a drop-in replacement for the following boards, which are identical (albeit with slightly different GPU chips), but they all use the same hardware and drivers:

42W7650, 43Y9046, 42W7874, 44C3926

Also compatible with the following boards with the addition of a discrete heatsink/fan assembly

42W7648, 42W7872

nVidia defect discovered:

It wasn't long before Lenovo discovered a higher than anticipated rate of failure for the nVidia equipped T61 models. This was due to a poor choice of bonded materials within the GPU chip that expand at different rates when making the transition to operating temp and back to room temp which lead to microfractures within the chips. Lenovo fixed this problem in July 2008 by removing all boards from production and replacing them with new production boards, so any units produced in August 2008 aren't effected, but unfortunately they stopped regular production of this series at the end of august and only a few special order units were built in september and october, however the news was even worse for the much loved Standard screen models whose production was cancelled months earlier, so it was impossible to get one with the updated GPU chip, and even if your laptop failed under warranty, it likely was replaced with a used (refurbished) board by Lenovo warranty service.

IBM however took the problem more seriously and since they rely on their corporate customers for their livelihood, they supplied these boards to their corporate customers prophylactically to treat the problem. The existence of these boards however remained a secret until recently when the corporations began to retire their fleets of T61 laptops and the boards that remained unused also went into liquidation. We were fortunate to get all of the NEW boards that came into liquidation and are offering them at a very affordable price.


Photo of one of these boards with closeup of the new GPU chip used

NOS board (high res)

All relevant info about these boards is included in this quotebox, No need to read further however I have updated the rest of the original post to reflect other boards currently available so you're welcome to continue reading.


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Now also available 42w7872 Rare Penryn board with Intel graphics


Update: As promised I have some exciting new boards to offer!

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1. We'll start off with the Holy Grail of Frankenpadding, a BRAND NEW (nos) discrete board (not a refurb) with the NEW updated nVidia GPU. This is a Genuine IBM part in original box!!! This will fit 14.1" (STANDARD screen) T61 or T61p.

***In stock 3-31-13*** (more available next week) Now available!!!

See photos

board in box with IBM manual 1 *expired link*

board in box with IBM manual 2 *expired link*

NOS board (high res) Alternate link

This is the 4:3 aspect T61 discrete board with Penryn support!!! compatible part numbers are 42w7873 (used 1/2008 till about 5/2008) and 44c3924 (used on newer boards). The nVidia chip on this board is dated from 2010, well beyond the 2008 era when the common failure problem was resolved.

I currently have only one Several available!!!

These are NOT the 3rd party refurb boards commonly sold online, this is the REAL DEAL, a genuine IBM nos (new old-stock) part in original box, never used.

Since Lenovo stopped the general production of the 4:3 units long before the nVidia problem was solved, the only way to get a reliable board was one of these, but the supply had been exhausted for years due to the warranty claims then followed by Lenovo's brief free replacement program that ended years ago leaving the only "official" source to be Lenovo refurbished boards that cost $600-700 and many of them didn't get an updated gpu.

I only have one now have several of these left that isn't reserved, the price is $299 Now Only $129 while they last, plus shipping.


2. Next, Also NOS in original box 42w7866 Intel graphics *Penryn* for 14.1" widescreen.

This is the perfect board for converting your dead nVidia unit to Intel graphics. Price $129 now $99 plus shipping

I also have these available as refurbished for less $, pulled from complete fully working corporate laptops, fully tested and firmware updated.

3. Next I also have a New replacement board that was installed by Lenovo on-site warranty, 42w7867/44c3933 nVidia graphics *Penryn*. The GPU on this one is dated 9-11 (2009, 11th week), so it's well past the 2008 date when the gpu issues were fixed. This is NOT a refurb board (no orange "serviceable used part") sticker, it was installed brand new. Even though there is no question this is a good generation of GPU, I nonetheless ran it through the same testing I do with all nVidia boards which includes seven day burn-in including several hours of intense GPU stress tests while temps are monitored. This one passed with flying colors. Price is $199 plus shipping sold

This board is sold, but I do have an original 08/08 board I can offer for the same price.


4. Next we have a genuine Lenovo refurb 4:3 board with Intel graphics, 42w7648, installed in a corporate laptop by Lenovo on-site warranty. This board will come with middleton bios installed to support penryn cpu chips. Price is $189 plus shipping. I also have these available used fully tested pulled from complete fully working corporate laptops. [sold] but I have a similar one available for $99

5. Next we have another genuine Lenovo refurb 15.4 with Intel graphics *Penryn* 42w7875, also installed by Lenovo on-site warranty in a corporate laptop. Price is $239 plus shipping. I normally can get these as as used pulls, but they are in huge demand so none available at the moment, but you can PM if interested. Sold I have a similar one available for $129, refurbished by lenovo and never used, and a new NOS board for $149

I do have some of these available in Merom or Penryn models that are fully tested with middleton bios installed, 42w7651 (merom) $99 or 42w7875 (penryn) $129



End Edit (3/10/13) Edit and prices updated Jan 2016




These boards are suitable for replacement in T61/T61p 14.1 Standard screen 4:3 (not widescreen) or in a T60 Frankenpad


I got a couple very nice boards here to offer, sourced from complete fully working corporate laptops, fully tested for a full 7 days including several hours of GPU specific stress tests to assure these have good strong graphics processors.

1. 42w7873 (44c3924) SOLD (more coming soon) *rare* penryn board used only in the last few months of production and only in the high-end systems so very difficult to source.
2. 42w7649 (43y9045) Genuine Lenovo refurbished board installed by lenovo onsite warranty in a corporate laptop, includes the original mac address stickers still attached and of course the orange "serviceable used part" sticker that all genuine Lenovo refurb parts carry to assure it's a genuine Lenovo refurbish part. Lenovo sells these for $600-700. Sold

I have some more of these coming in so I'm willing to deal. My asking price on these are $199 each plus shipping but I'm going to offer them @ $149 now obsolete due to the new NOS boards offered above.

Note: I've done extensive testing on each of these so I can assure you these are NOT failed boards that have been reflowed like are commonly traded online, I only source boards from complete working laptops, I never buy "mystery boards" that were likely removed from the laptop for a reason, or pulled from badly damaged/abused laptops. I know exactly where my boards have been and during testing if any show any abnormal temp spikes or issues during testing, they are rejected, but with that said, there is always potential for failure with nVidia graphics. I've done everything humanly possible to avoid this fate and in the case of the lenovo board I'm sure they have done similar testing too and if you want the powerful graphics that nVidia offers, then you have to assume some risk. For those who prefer the Intel graphic system I can offer the same deal on a 42w7648 board equally well tested with Intel graphics.

Please send me a PM if you have any questions as the PM will allert my by email so I can reply asap.

Domestic shipping is a flat $15 regardless of quantity ordered, International will vary.

Shipping rates haven't changed in years dispite several cost increases, but due to large increase jan 2016 new prices will go into effect after Jan 16th.

***PM with questions***


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Nice and rare find :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:25 am 
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The Genuine IBM 4:3 NOS board 42w7873/44c3924 has been Sold to a forum member, but I'm expecting more of these rare boards in next week.


Update: I have more of these extremely rare NOS boards in, brand new in sealed IBM boxes these (new old stock) boards are the only way to get a 4:3 T61 board with the updated nVidia GPU.


Update 2: I just got in a 42w7872 board, Intel graphics with Penryn Support. PM for details.


Update 3: Photo of one of the NOS boards just shipped: Clicky


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:38 am 
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Some very nice Thinkpad porn there TuuS. Looking forward to building my first Frankenpad with the kit I got from you. Contemplating number 2 already.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:01 pm 
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I now have a few Penryn CPU chips available with purchase of a board. All CPUs are fully tested pulled from corporate laptops, never overclocked or abused.

T8100 add $10
T8300 add $29 ***only 1 available***
T9500 add $79 ***only 1 available***

Also have some Merom CPUs

T7100 add -$5 ***below zero$$$***
T7300 add -$1 ***below zero $$$***
T7500 add $10
T7700 add $29 ***only 2 available***

Prices are with systemboard purchase only


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Coming soon, the elusive 42w7874 T61p board 14.1" standard screen with fx570m graphics and native Penryn CPU support.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:39 pm 
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TuuS wrote:
Coming soon, the elusive 42w7874 T61p board 14.1" standard screen with fx570m graphics and native Penryn CPU support.


How much will this, or one of the NOS boards cost? (including international shipping to denmark)

It might save me from a lot of hassle; viewtopic.php?f=29&t=110323

- in denmark a single motherboard costs more than 1000$ at Lenovo/IBM, and thats a Little too much :jhem:

Best regards

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:33 pm 
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TuuS, would you be able to give me a shipping quote (destination would be the United Kingdom) for one of the nvidia 4:3 NOS boards and the Penryn T9500?

I am rather interested in making a Frankenpad of my own, and would like to source these components from you if possible.

Regards,


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:45 pm 
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Got some more exciting new boards in, will be testing and listing them as time permits. If you have a specific need send me a PM.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:30 pm 
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Some kind of old this thread but i wonder if i still have a chance for a board. I'm looking for a t61(p)-board with nVIDIA Quadro NVS 570M graphics manufactured not before 08/08. It has to be garantied to be without nVIDIA-Bug. Preferably it should be 14.1" so that i can easily plant it into my t60p 15" . Thanks for your offers guys 8-)


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ultrapicker wrote:
Some kind of old this thread but i wonder if i still have a chance for a board. I'm looking for a t61(p)-board with nVIDIA Quadro NVS 570M graphics manufactured not before 08/08. It has to be garantied to be without nVIDIA-Bug. Preferably it should be 14.1" so that i can easily plant it into my t60p 15" . Thanks for your offers guys 8-)

Wow! T6x fans are still around :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:42 pm 
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crashnburn wrote:
Wow! T6x fans are still around :)


Yes, there are a lot of us


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:34 pm 
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Yes, sure i'm still arround and this is no joke! I'm really searching for one of those boards. Any offer is highly appreciated!
Cheers, ultrapicker

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:46 pm 
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ultrapicker wrote:
Yes, sure i'm still arround and this is no joke! I'm really searching for one of those boards. Any offer is highly appreciated!
Cheers, ultrapicker


I replied to your Private Message yesterday but it appears to still be in my outbox and hasn't been read.

I still have two of the nvs140m boards left that are in sealed ibm boxes and have GPU dates in 2010. The last remaining fx570m board is being held for another member in Germany who just bought one in may and wants a second for his wife's laptop.


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thanks, but i'm really only interested in the big ones with fx570m graphics :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:25 pm 
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To celebrate the holidays I'm going to be offering these boards at upto half price until the end of the year!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:23 pm 
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TuuS wrote:
To celebrate the holidays I'm going to be offering these boards at upto half price until the end of the year!

Do you mean the nvs140m or is the fx570m still available?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:22 pm 
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ultrapicker wrote:
TuuS wrote:
To celebrate the holidays I'm going to be offering these boards at upto half price until the end of the year!

Do you mean the nvs140m or is the fx570m still available?


This is the nvs140m, it's the latest revision with native Penryn support in sealed IBM boxes. I've sold dozens of these over the past couple years for $250 each and they are the ONLY standard screen boards that are equipped with the updated gpu chip, but thanks to recent find we can now offer them @ $129 each or two for $250 (half price).

Photo can be seen here... http://i.imgur.com/blOlRN3.jpg

I notice you're in Germany, I can ship to most of europe for $35 (same flat rate for one or two boards)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:19 pm 
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Just a few days left to beat the postal price increase. Please pay by Jan 15th for shipping on the 16th.

Update 1-16-16

Looks like this pending increase may be even worse than we believed. Today this warning was posted in the usps website...

On Sunday, January 17th, 2016, the Click-N-Ship application will be implementing the required changes for the USPS price change. You may be unable to generate Click-N-Ship labels from Saturday, January 16th, at 11:45 PM CST to approximately 12:45 AM CST on Sunday, January 17th. Please note that as part of these changes, Click-N-Ship will no longer be offering Commercial Based pricing. Retail pricing will be applicable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

It appears that not only are we going to have the 20-30% increase, but are also going to be denied commercial base pricing, so the increases could be even higher than we have expected.

However, it does appear that labels can be printed today with a future shipping date (upto 3 days into the future) with todays rates. I got a few last minute orders out today but if there are any more...

I'll be taking orders until midnight EST tonight and I can ship on monday.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:14 am 
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Sale price of $129 has been extended, and multiple purchase still offered at $125 per board plus (reduced) shipping which is a flat $15 for any quantity of boards (domestic usa), or $40 international (1 board), $45 (2 boards) or $50 (3 boards). I'll also work with reshipping services if you're a regular member as they can sometimes provide lower cost options for international shipping.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:40 pm 
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I will be away from early October until the 18th, but may leave a couple of these boards with a friend who can ship them on my behalf if someone needs one during that time frame.


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:D I would like one of these frankenpad boards please for my T60 shell i bought :)


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I have been thinking about these boards in the last few days, would be really nice to get one of these to make my t60 more future proof. The original cpu and graphics would be ok for my needs, but the 3 gb max memory limit really bothers me, and also SATA 2 speed would be nice for the ssd. The problem is, I live in the UK, and I just can't justify even the new discounted price with the shipping cost.

So I thought I will ask around here, whether there is anyone else in the UK, who would be interested in buying one of these boards? Then we could sort out a double purchase, save some on the boards and quite a lot on shipping. I really hope I am not the only t60 Frankenpad/ t61 lover left.


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..but the 3 gb max memory limit really bothers me, and also SATA 2 speed would be nice for the ssd...

You can install a modded bios for SATA2-Speed and you can install 8GB RAM. This is what i have done to my t61. Works flawless for 2 years or so now ;)
Greets, ultrapicker

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ultrapicker wrote:
zoltan87 wrote:
..but the 3 gb max memory limit really bothers me, and also SATA 2 speed would be nice for the ssd...

You can install a modded bios for SATA2-Speed and you can install 8GB RAM. This is what i have done to my t61. Works flawless for 2 years or so now ;)
Greets, ultrapicker


Sorry I wasn't clear. I have a 15 inch 4:3 Thinkpad T60, which has a chipset limitation, so the max ram is 3 gb and speed is only SATA 1. But I could install one of these t61 boards in my t60, and with the modified BIOS I could achieve the mentioned upgrades. I really hope someone else from the UK is thinking about this upgrade, as we could save some money if we team up and make a double purchase. I love my t60, but with the exchange rate of recent times, I just don't wan't to fork out that much money for a 10 year old laptop part.


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I don't get it. You can buy these boards with Intel graphics on eBay.co.uk. Why waste money on importing from the US?

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The boards from TuuS are NEW, have the new improved nVidia graphics chips and AFAIK are not available anywhere else in the world!
Occasional Intel boards show up, most of the times native Merom versions, and usually quite overpriced...

Apart from that, this is a SALES thread, NOT a thread for discussions!


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Thanks for clarifying this RBS, and I'll further add that before Christmas time last year I had sold many of these at $250 or more, and when IBM last sold them they were going for $868 each, then last december a new shipment came in to liquidation from a large corporation and I believe these were the last we'll ever see. I negotiated the sale and got a fair amount of them so was able to reduce the prices upto half what they had sold for just weeks earlier. There were also some refurbished boards in that shipment, but I passed on them and you can spot them by an orange "serviceable used part" sticker. What makes the NOS board so special is not only that it's new, the reason they exist is because Lenovo never made the standard screen version of the T61 with the gpu chip that didn't contain a fatal flaw, the widescreens all got the new gpu in August 2008, but no nvidia models have surfaced from that date and all evidence suggests the standard screen model production ended about April or May. This meant that frankenpad builders had a tough choice, either take a chance with a used nVidia board and plan on the need to replace it eventually, or go with Intel graphics, which is fine as long as you don't want to do any serious graphics, CAD, video encoding, or gaming on the laptop, but most people who build frankenpads do want discrete graphics. On a side note, I do have some factory refurbished Intel boards if anyone is interested, but to clarify why someone would want to import these boards, I've shipped them all over the world, north/south america, australia, Europe UK,Germany,Spain,Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, and others, Asia, China, Russia, India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and some countries I don't dare try to spell, and many of these were orders of multiple boards and I have no problem if a member wants to team up with another member to save on shipping, as long as it's a simple sale to one person for me, and reshipping to the second member will be the responsibility of the member I ship too. Shipping one board to UK would be $129+40=169, or two boards would be $250+45=$295, or if you want to check with reshipping services they may be able to ship it for slightly less, but there is still the cost to ship to them, also the $40 rate for a single board is almost $30 less than usps rates to ship it with tracking and insurance, so I believe it's a bargain.

Also for those that aren't aware I am still recovering from emergency hip surgery last may and after being wheelchair bound for several months I'm thrilled to be back on my feet again, although I still have to walk with a cane or crutches, it's really good to be back on my feet and recovery has been tough, and the moment I felt I was ready I took a trip to spend a couple weeks with my daughters family, whom I had missed dearly and the trip went well and I returned about 10 days ago.

Thanks to all for the interest in these boards, it's been my pleasure to make sure these were available to our worldwide community, and if any members care to join together to import some of these, I'll work with you, but let's try to keep requests for a buying partner to a single reply, then contact me via PM to discuss it further.

Thanks, TuuS


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:00 pm 
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TuuS wrote:

Also for those that aren't aware I am still recovering from emergency hip surgery last may and after being wheelchair bound for several months I'm thrilled to be back on my feet again


Very glad to see you on the forum again and positively delighted to hear that you're feeling better.

You've been missed.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:54 am 
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Tuus, you're the best man and a real asset. Glad you're on your way to recovering.


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