Thibaut Cousin


Have any of you purchased items from Thibaut Cousin? I bought an HP41 timer module from him, sent him the money in Belgium. He emailed me that he forgot my shipping address. I sent that to him. He emailed me that he sent it out Feb 19, 2002. I still haven't received it. Sent him an email several days ago, no response. But he has managed to post a new add to HP Museum in classified section with other items he is offering. If you read this Thibaut, please reply to
my email.



Yes, I bought a 71B from him last year. The item was as described and he
was a nice and courteous seller. The calc was delivered in a few days and
properly packaged.
Sometimes I have to wait more than two months for some items... shipping
is really slow when your package get overwhelmed in a stack: it's a LIFO
world out there.

Stay assured: Thibaut is easily trackable... he works in a well-known
watch corporation, posts here regularly, has his own site...

This is just a hobby for him, not his way to make a living.

It just happens to have to wait sometimes.



Hi Glenn,

Don't worry, your item has been shipped by registered mail. I will track this for you.

As you can see, my item list does not include your module.

I received the mail you sent on Monday yesterday.

Please keep me informed, but I'm not sure this forum is the best place.



Just FYI,

I recently completed a transaction on a 29C with a seller in Germany. The delivery from Germany to Connecticut took over a month. The long shipping time was no fault of the seller... likely it was due to (a) the Christmas rush, (b) slowed mail from overseas (e.g., closer scrutiny by the US Customs Department) due to terrorist attacks here in the US.

I've experienced similar delays with work-related packages coming from Europe by regular mail. Overnight courier seems to be a lot faster (at least for documents).



It looks like Thibaut reads this forum and responds to it
faster than he does emails :-). Thanks for the reply Thibaut, I will keep you posted when it arrives. I was just a little bit frustrated that I received no reply via email.



I tried to send you 2 emails this morning Thibaut. I guess there is a problem with mail deliver. I received this response:

The original message was received at Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:06:35 -0200 (GMT-0200)
from localhost [[UNIX: localhost]]

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 <>... Cannot send 8-bit data to 7-bit
501 <>... Data format error

----- Original message follows -----

Received: by; (8.8.8/1.3/10May95) id RAA14832; Wed, 13 Mar
2002 17:06:35 -0200 (GMT-0200)
From: <>
Received: from by (smtpxd); id XA15902
Received: from rwcrwbc55 ([]) by
(InterMail vM. 201-229-121-127-20010626) with SMTP
id <>
for <>;
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 19:08:01 +0000
Received: from [] by rwcrwbc55;
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 19:08:00 +0000
To: <>
Subject: RE: Time module
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 19:08:00 +0000
X-Mailer: AT&T Message Center Version 1 (Nov 29 2001)
Message-Id: <>

Thanks for your reply Thibaut. I thought you might see
my email if I posted on HP Museum, because you recently
placed a classified ad there and I had not receive a
reply from you. I will let you know when the timer
module arrives and if you get some tracking info that
would be good as well.



Hi Todd,
you are so right. Exactly the same happened to me exept in the opposite direction; The parcdel from Canada to Germany took over 5 weeks.

Regards, Andreas


interesting to hear of shipping problems.

i recently sent small packages of hardware (PCMCIA cards) by 1st class USPS mail to both Canada and the Netherlands. they were received within 5 days. some of my intranational stuff doesn't go that fast.


Yes, I too had a package delivered from Canada in 4 days last month... as
I said before: is a LIFO world. Sometimes (very rarely) you're lucky,
sometimes you're not.




I often buy items in the U.S. I allways takes longer than the USPS says...Airmail take approximatly 10 days, surface mail (for the bigger items you know) takes more than 2 month (instead of 4-6 weeks)!! I stopped getting frightned.. Best think as a seller is to take a picture of the parcel and send this to the buyer.. I'm glad when a seller sends me this..



yesterday (Wednesday) I received a parcel from the U.S. which was sent Wednesday or Thursday last week.
That was not bad.



This is not an eBay customer service.

I have lots of transactions between the U.S. and Europe. I have seen items shipped that take as long as 2 months to show up.

I have seen this kind of post before. My feeling is that people that make these kind of posts are trying to punish someone. There is no need to post this kind of thing here.

There is no answer that you can get here that is going to change anything that will happen, one way or the other.

The only thing you hope to accomplish put pressure on someone. I can see by one of your other posts that you recognize that he is here and you hope to get a response from him.

It seems that you are worrying about nothing. What happens, happens!

I think this kind of post is uncalled for.


First of all you obviously didnt read the original post clearly. This was not an ebay purchase so has no business on an ebay message board. The purchase originated from advertisement which appeared here. Given that, I wanted to explore what other buyers experience with overseas shipment was and from this seller. I see nothing wrong with that. You obviously have taken this to an extreme not intended by my original post.


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