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AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
edited April 8 in Offers

Get your own SHIP here in Texas starting at only $1.50.

2.20Ghz+ Broadwell CPU
KVM Host
1GB Ram*
10GB SSD*
Single Core
1 IPv4 Address
1 IPv6 Address.
Unmetered Bandwidth (Fair use).
*depends on package picked.
https://my2.dataideas.com/cart.php?gid=2

Need Colocation?
Our full à la carte service allows you to pick out exactly what you are looking for.
Need just rack space. Got it
Need rack and power. Got it.
Rack space starting at $10 per U.
https://my2.dataideas.com/cart.php?gid=4

There are multiple different options for VPS and Colo.
https://www.AlienData.com

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  • UnbelievableUnbelievable Member
    edited April 8

    Might be helpful to add- network speed, server location, network carriers what the * means after SSD and Ram. Look at some of the other offer posts that are more verbose than yours. Would give you some great ideas of things to include. Are you an LLC or corp or sole proprietorship? How long in business etc etc. Where is your company registered. Also who is data_ideas? Is it KVM?

    Nothing profound to say, so I'm on LET.

  • TimboJonesTimboJones Member
    edited April 8

    @AlienData_Josh I suggest listing the location(s) of your services (not just in the post, but your website, too!). Maybe look at some other offers and use that as a template for what information to include. You're going to get called a Summer Host, you're kind of missing a lot of the bare minimum new companies already have. e.g. listing virtualization tech (openvz, kvm, xen, etc). So you might want to peruse some of your competitors for what information they provide.

    "Need Colocation." should end with a question mark.

    Also, I think you're supposed to have direct links to the offer to order. Might want to double check on requirements before your next offer posting. It seems like you didn't put much effort into it.

    Lastly, can you explain to me this new math?

    Edit: The monthly price and the "Total Due Today" numbers are not on the same page as the other for any items. I'm curious what bug this is making these strange totals.

  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

    TimboJones said: Edit: The monthly price and the "Total Due Today" numbers are not on the same page as the other for any items. I'm curious what bug this is making these strange totals.

    WHMCS align date to 1st.

    1.50 + (76% of 1.50)

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 8

    @BetaRacks Alien Data LLC has been transferred into Data ideas LLC to help better align to other products that we do.

    @Unbelievable All server are at our DC(TRG Data Centers) here in Spring Texas.
    While the company has been in true existance since November 9th 2019.
    Alien Data LLC was formed March 26, 2018.

    The * means depends on package picked. There are other VPS options on the website.

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @TimboJones said:
    @AlienData_Josh I suggest listing the location(s) of your services (not just in the post, but your website, too!). Maybe look at some other offers and use that as a template for what information to include. You're going to get called a Summer Host, you're kind of missing a lot of the bare minimum new companies already have. e.g. listing virtualization tech (openvz, kvm, xen, etc). So you might want to peruse some of your competitors for what information they provide.

    "Need Colocation." should end with a question mark.

    Also, I think you're supposed to have direct links to the offer to order. Might want to double check on requirements before your next offer posting. It seems like you didn't put much effort into it.

    Lastly, can you explain to me this new math?

    Edit: The monthly price and the "Total Due Today" numbers are not on the same page as the other for any items. I'm curious what bug this is making these strange totals.

    Prorated billing. to the 1st as @hzr had mentioned.

    I know the site need a lot of work. I will adjust the main post with the more details. Sorry for any confusion.

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  • @AlienData_Josh Can you provide a looking glass or test IPv4?

  • TerenasTerenas Member

    As this is lowendtalk, how about a 0.5A option?

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @Terenas said:
    As this is lowendtalk, how about a 0.5A option?

    Possibility. What kind of server would run on 60W?

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  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

    AlienData_Josh said: Possibility. What kind of server would run on 60W?

    raspberry pi

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @hzr said:

    AlienData_Josh said: Possibility. What kind of server would run on 60W?

    raspberry pi

    True.
    I haven't thought about colo for a RPI due to offering them as "dedicated" machines.
    I will have to figure out what would be the best solution for a colo raspberry pi.
    Unless you want to take a full 1U?

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  • TerenasTerenas Member
    edited April 8

    @AlienData_Josh said:

    @Terenas said:
    As this is lowendtalk, how about a 0.5A option?

    Possibility. What kind of server would run on 60W?

    just 2 configs i have somewhere else currently:
    C3758 - 64 gb ecc, 4x 4tb ssd. => runs at 45 w fans on full when benchmarking
    C3958 - 12gb ecc 2x 2tb, 2x 4tb ssd => runs at 55w w. fans on full when benchmarking.
    (both boards are supermicro a2sdi )

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    Wow. That impressive. It's amazing on how efficient servers have gotten now a days.
    Is that over 120v or 220v?

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  • TerenasTerenas Member
    edited April 8

    Watt Volt Amps
    55 120 0.45833
    55 110 0.50000

    55 230 0.23913
    55 220 0.25
    55 208 0.26442

    As far as i understand it the Watts stay the same, the amps change with the volts.
    For your comparison/consideration.
    (for my bencharking i run a copy job for every ssd-pair, and xmrig with threads=corecount, fans on full in ipmi.... a workload it never really reaches.)

    cool for building small storage appliances/backup servers.
    https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/A2SDi-16C-HLN4F
    https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/A2SDi-8C-HLN4F

    cool, but slightly more power hungry:
    https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/M11SDV-8C-LN4F

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @Terenas said:
    Watt Volt Amps
    55 120 0.45833
    55 110 0.50000

    55 230 0.23913
    55 220 0.25
    55 208 0.26442

    As far as i understand it the Watts stay the same, the amps change with the volts.
    For your comparison/consideration.
    (for my bencharking i run a copy job for every ssd-pair, and xmrig with threads=corecount, fans on full in ipmi.... a workload it never really reaches.)

    Yea your right. That's still impressive non the less.
    I went ahead and added a 0.5 Amp option just for you :)

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  • TerenasTerenas Member
    edited April 8

    Guessing 2 to 3 months before i have to deploy another box to .us :)

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    Sounds Good. :smiley:

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 8

    https://www.RPIServers.com
    Get your own Raspberry PI Server.

    YES! The whole Raspberry PI.

    $5 / mo
    Quad Core 1.5GHz
    16GB Drive Space
    4GB RAM
    Raspbian OS
    1 IPv4 Address
    1 IPv6 Address
    Unmetered Bandwidth
    https://my2.dataideas.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=18

    $7.50 / mo
    Quad Core 1.5GHz
    256GB Drive Space
    4GB RAM
    Raspbian OS
    1 IPv4 Address
    1 IPv6 Address
    Unmetered Bandwidth
    https://my2.dataideas.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=19

    Because who doesn't like Pi!?

    Updated website with FAQ.
    **I put this under offers instead of General.

    FAQ:
    Q: Where are you located?
    A:We are based out of Texas in the TRG Data Centers

    Q: Unmetered Bandwidth?
    A: Please keep your sustained bandwidth to 50Mbps-100Mbps. But you are able to burst.

    Q: Type of SD cards used?
    A: SanDisk Ultra MicroSDHC UHS-I.

    Q: What if I want a different OS or want to use my own USB Drive?
    A: Please submit a ticket in and will get it taken care of.

    Q: Who Are You?
    A: We are part of Data Ideas LLC.

    Q: Can I ping You?
    A: Ping.AlienData.com

    Q: Who is your Network Provider.
    A: Cogent.

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  • UnbelievableUnbelievable Member
    edited April 8

    People in 2 other threads very politely told you things you should add to a sales post. Yet you did none of them. Where are servers located? Test IP? Network providers, 100 or 1 G? Putting a link under each item. I am sincerely impressed at your indifference to the other people who took the time to write sincere replies to your other "sales" thread.

    Thanked by 1TimboJones

    Nothing profound to say, so I'm on LET.

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 8

    @Unbelievable said:
    People in 2 other threads very politely told you things you should add to a sales post. Yet you did none of them. Where are servers located? Test IP? Network providers, 100 or 1 G? Putting a link under each item. I am sincerely impressed at your indifference to the other people who took the time to write sincere replies to your other "sales" thread.

    I had put the information on the website.
    But I will put it on here as well.

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    Thank you all for bearing with me on this.
    Thankfully this is a long weekend and will be able to get more information on the website.
    Please let me know any questions.

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  • StealthyHostingStealthyHosting Member, Provider

    Free Windows 10?

    How's that working out in your SPLA?

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 8

    @StealthyHosting said:
    Free Windows 10?

    How's that working out in your SPLA?

    So there is no license applied to it. (You will need your own license)
    Although "personally" I've had a few machines run 10 without a license for months and only a few things you can't do like change wallpaper.
    If you choose to do that. You are doing at your own risk. Data Ideas LLC. or Josh Roberts holds no responsibility for any action that may be caused from running an unlicensed windows 10.

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  • KamalWKamalW Member

    What is the acceptable level of shared core cpu utilization?

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    generally 25% of 1 core depending on package.. but I do understand that while doing some things it will peak the core.

    1GB - 25% cpu
    2GB - 50% cpu
    4GB - 75% cpu

    Beyond that you will get into the dedicated cores.
    Most of the time I don't see much of the the plans above going over their percentages.

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  • KamalWKamalW Member

    Thank you. Ordered one. Will test it once delivered.

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @KamalW said:
    Thank you. Ordered one. Will test it once delivered.

    Done

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    Thank you everyone that is signing up.
    If you have any ideas on how to make the service better please let me know. I am always open to ideas!

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  • BertieBertie Member

    Where exactly is your fair use/acceptable use policy?

  • KamalWKamalW Member

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    If you have any ideas on how to make the service better please let me know. I am always open to ideas!

    Control panel of the Alien ship needs a bit of learning. Some earthlings might prefer a simpler one.

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @KamalW said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    If you have any ideas on how to make the service better please let me know. I am always open to ideas!

    Control panel of the Alien ship needs a bit of learning. Some earthlings might prefer a simpler one.

    The control panel is a place holder for the most part till I can finish something a tad more friendly.
    Once I get some more information on the website this weekend. I will be creating video tutorials to try to help out.
    I am sorry for the issues this may have caused.

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  • what is cold storage ssd/hdd/usb?

    Really need to improve your website.

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @doughnet said:
    what is cold storage ssd/hdd/usb?

    Really need to improve your website.

    I'm working on that this weekend.
    Cold storage.
    When you sign up for the service. I will send you a static bag and serialized/tamper sticker.
    I make documentation of the number so I know what drive is yours.

    You will put your drive into the bag and seal it with the sticker. and send the drive in the bag to the DC and will be stored.

    The idea behind it is an offsite backup of storage that you control.

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  • lentrolentro Member, Provider

    @AlienData_Josh said:

    @doughnet said:
    what is cold storage ssd/hdd/usb?

    Really need to improve your website.

    I'm working on that this weekend.
    Cold storage.
    When you sign up for the service. I will send you a static bag and serialized/tamper sticker.
    I make documentation of the number so I know what drive is yours.

    You will put your drive into the bag and seal it with the sticker. and send the drive in the bag to the DC and will be stored.

    The idea behind it is an offsite backup of storage that you control.

    This is a very, very, very interesting idea. Did I mention it was very interesting? :)

    I think I should come up with something to keep up with this innovation ;)

    How will customers access the data? Have the drives mailed out back?

    But I think it is a bit expensive. A thumb drive for $5 monthly??? That's quite high IMHO.

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  • @AlienData_Josh said:

    @doughnet said:
    what is cold storage ssd/hdd/usb?

    Really need to improve your website.

    I'm working on that this weekend.
    Cold storage.
    When you sign up for the service. I will send you a static bag and serialized/tamper sticker.
    I make documentation of the number so I know what drive is yours.

    You will put your drive into the bag and seal it with the sticker. and send the drive in the bag to the DC and will be stored.

    The idea behind it is an offsite backup of storage that you control.

    How is the data able to be accessed? How is it secured to keep anyone else from accessing? How much traffic can be sent to/from and at what speed?

  • doughnet said: How is the data able to be accessed?

    I think you'll need a shovel.

    doughnet said: How is it secured to keep anyone else from accessing?

    It's in his backyard, I think it's a 24-7 secured garden gate.

    doughnet said: How much traffic can be sent to/from and at what speed?

    If it rained the day before, you'll have pretty good transfer speeds.

    /s

  • KamalWKamalW Member

    @AlienData_Josh said:

    @KamalW said:

    Control panel of the Alien ship needs a bit of learning. Some earthlings might prefer a simpler one.

    The control panel is a place holder for the most part till I can finish something a tad more friendly.
    Once I get some more information on the website this weekend. I will be creating video tutorials to try to help out.
    I am sorry for the issues this may have caused.

    Well, it was a new experience for me. I hadn't used that control panel earlier. First I was wondering how to use it, but after a bit of investigation I realized that it was the providing features to carry out the usual tasks. Then it was not a problem. The vps is running well.

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 11

    It is cold storage. Meaning It will NOT be plugged into anything.
    $5/month is still cheaper than a lockbox.
    @lentro How much do you think would be appropriate for a thumb drive?
    You will submit a ticket asking for the drive to be shipped back when you need it. Shipping will be free for every 3 months of service.
    The drive are stored in our DC. Locked behind multiple levels of security measures.

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @KamalW said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:

    @KamalW said:

    Control panel of the Alien ship needs a bit of learning. Some earthlings might prefer a simpler one.

    The control panel is a place holder for the most part till I can finish something a tad more friendly.
    Once I get some more information on the website this weekend. I will be creating video tutorials to try to help out.
    I am sorry for the issues this may have caused.

    Well, it was a new experience for me. I hadn't used that control panel earlier. First I was wondering how to use it, but after a bit of investigation I realized that it was the providing features to carry out the usual tasks. Then it was not a problem. The vps is running well.

    Thank you for the kind words.
    If there is anything that I can do to make the service better or you need anything please let me know.

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  • KamalWKamalW Member

    @doughnet said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    I'm working on that this weekend.
    Cold storage.
    When you sign up for the service. I will send you a static bag and serialized/tamper sticker.
    I make documentation of the number so I know what drive is yours.

    You will put your drive into the bag and seal it with the sticker. and send the drive in the bag to the DC and will be stored.

    The idea behind it is an offsite backup of storage that you control.

    How is the data able to be accessed? How is it secured to keep anyone else from accessing? How much traffic can be sent to/from and at what speed?

    I think the data is not meant to be accessed online. It is that the customer needs to request the drive be given back - generally according to a pre-agreed policy. This mode of storage is used by some customers as required by their own information security policies.

  • @KamalW said:

    @doughnet said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    I'm working on that this weekend.
    Cold storage.
    When you sign up for the service. I will send you a static bag and serialized/tamper sticker.
    I make documentation of the number so I know what drive is yours.

    You will put your drive into the bag and seal it with the sticker. and send the drive in the bag to the DC and will be stored.

    The idea behind it is an offsite backup of storage that you control.

    How is the data able to be accessed? How is it secured to keep anyone else from accessing? How much traffic can be sent to/from and at what speed?

    I think the data is not meant to be accessed online. It is that the customer needs to request the drive be given back - generally according to a pre-agreed policy. This mode of storage is used by some customers as required by their own information security policies.

    Ah. Maybe. I assumed it’d be like aws cold storage which was accessible data still.

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 11

    @KamalW said:

    @doughnet said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    I'm working on that this weekend.
    Cold storage.
    When you sign up for the service. I will send you a static bag and serialized/tamper sticker.
    I make documentation of the number so I know what drive is yours.

    You will put your drive into the bag and seal it with the sticker. and send the drive in the bag to the DC and will be stored.

    The idea behind it is an offsite backup of storage that you control.

    How is the data able to be accessed? How is it secured to keep anyone else from accessing? How much traffic can be sent to/from and at what speed?

    I think the data is not meant to be accessed online. It is that the customer needs to request the drive be given back - generally according to a pre-agreed policy. This mode of storage is used by some customers as required by their own information security policies.

    @KamalW is correct on this. That is the reason for a client sealing the bag with the tamper sticker/serial(unique) number so the client knows that once the drive is shipped back they know the drive hasn't been messed with. From shipment to the DC->Storage->Back to client.

    We do not want to know what is on the drive.
    We would recommend using either an Apricorn drive [unmarked affiliate link removed, please don't do this]
    OR some kind of encrypted drive.

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    So I'm redesigning the website to better help y'all folks out. What all information do you want to see on there?

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  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    Woot. IPv6 running!

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  • seriesnseriesn Member, Provider

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    It is cold storage. Meaning It will NOT be plugged into anything.
    $5/month is still cheaper than a lockbox.
    @lentro How much do you think would be appropriate for a thumb drive?
    You will submit a ticket asking for the drive to be shipped back when you need it. Shipping will be free for every 3 months of service.
    The drive are stored in our DC. Locked behind multiple levels of security measures.

    So why keep it in a dc and not on my desk? It is a pretty unique Concept I must agree. But why should one pay $5/mo with no way of regularly accessing or making updates to the data archive?

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 14

    @seriesn said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    It is cold storage. Meaning It will NOT be plugged into anything.
    $5/month is still cheaper than a lockbox.
    @lentro How much do you think would be appropriate for a thumb drive?
    You will submit a ticket asking for the drive to be shipped back when you need it. Shipping will be free for every 3 months of service.
    The drive are stored in our DC. Locked behind multiple levels of security measures.

    So why keep it in a dc and not on my desk? It is a pretty unique Concept I must agree. But why should one pay $5/mo with no way of regularly accessing or making updates to the data archive?

    Valid point.
    What would do if your home/office/etc where that drive is sitting on your desk gets hit with a tornado, fire, flood, etc. and either no longer can be found/destroyed.
    There is at least a backup elsewhere.

    The idea is for long term archival storage that you control.
    Although if you feel like shipping drives once a week or more. Bring it on. We will be glad to hold them and send them back within agreed terms.

    *edit spelling

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  • seriesnseriesn Member, Provider

    @AlienData_Josh said:

    @seriesn said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    It is cold storage. Meaning It will NOT be plugged into anything.
    $5/month is still cheaper than a lockbox.
    @lentro How much do you think would be appropriate for a thumb drive?
    You will submit a ticket asking for the drive to be shipped back when you need it. Shipping will be free for every 3 months of service.
    The drive are stored in our DC. Locked behind multiple levels of security measures.

    So why keep it in a dc and not on my desk? It is a pretty unique Concept I must agree. But why should one pay $5/mo with no way of regularly accessing or making updates to the data archive?

    Valid point.
    What would do if your home/office/etc where that drive is sitting on your desk gets hit with a tornado, fire, flood, etc. and either no longer can be found/destroyed.
    There is at least a backup elsewhere.

    The idea is for long term archival storage that you control.
    Although if you feel like shipping drives once a week or more. Bring it on. We will be glad to hold them and send them back within agreed terms.

    *edit spelling

    Gotcha and who would be responsible for the shipping fee?
    Can the drive be accessed in person? Can one request you to connect it online in the event that one can't wait for shipping?
    What is that $5/mo offering vs a traditional bank/post office locker?

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider
    edited April 14

    @seriesn said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:

    @seriesn said:

    @AlienData_Josh said:
    It is cold storage. Meaning It will NOT be plugged into anything.
    $5/month is still cheaper than a lockbox.
    @lentro How much do you think would be appropriate for a thumb drive?
    You will submit a ticket asking for the drive to be shipped back when you need it. Shipping will be free for every 3 months of service.
    The drive are stored in our DC. Locked behind multiple levels of security measures.

    So why keep it in a dc and not on my desk? It is a pretty unique Concept I must agree. But why should one pay $5/mo with no way of regularly accessing or making updates to the data archive?

    Valid point.
    What would do if your home/office/etc where that drive is sitting on your desk gets hit with a tornado, fire, flood, etc. and either no longer can be found/destroyed.
    There is at least a backup elsewhere.

    The idea is for long term archival storage that you control.
    Although if you feel like shipping drives once a week or more. Bring it on. We will be glad to hold them and send them back within agreed terms.

    *edit spelling

    Gotcha and who would be responsible for the shipping fee?
    Can the drive be accessed in person? Can one request you to connect it online in the event that one can't wait for shipping?
    What is that $5/mo offering vs a traditional bank/post office locker?

    -So you will be responsible for shipping to us.
    Every 3 months of service we will pay for shipping (once) back to you(USA).
    -As far as the traditional bank/post office locker. Nothing. Maybe cheaper.
    -Connect it online: We would have to break the seal that you put on the bag. Although the whole process can be video taped for your records. A new seal/Serial Number will be put on the bag once finished. Would need to put in a ticket if wanted to go that route.

    We would prefer to keep everything offline non connected. However if the client requests it then we will make it work.

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  • When did US Post offices get lockers?

    Nothing profound to say, so I'm on LET.

  • AlienData_JoshAlienData_Josh Member, Provider

    @Unbelievable said:
    When did US Post offices get lockers?

    Shrug
    Ask @seriesn.

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