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smeg1959 wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 0:12
The kit isn't the cheapest to start with, but check out the postage. 2400 quid to Australia? COVID must have really impacted on the Royal Mail. :shock:


https://www.royalmail.com/sending/inter ... /australia

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2400 quid? A "slight mark-up"? Actually, looking at the rest of this vendor's items, it is actually a "less than slight muck-up". Of course, he or she is still hopeful some gormless twonk will pay the price. :lol:
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I think calling someone willing to pay that sort of money in acase like this
some gormless twonk
is being remarkably generous as to their mental capacity.

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Just bumbled across this posting...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184726209401?e ... SwZzlgXEU-

With the shipping cost what it is, I would hazard a guess that this kit is going to be hand delivered by a beautiful lady that carried the kit on her lap all the way from Australia?

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But WAIT!!! then there's this eBay posting that's listed as "plus Box"!!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/354039223195?h ... BMktCRk6Fg

That box must be pretty amazing!

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So while not defending the stupid pricing and sticking my neck out a bit... I guess the 'plus box' could reflect the practice of Japanese resellers zip bagging second hand gacha and kits, and rather than having/retaining the boxes. I know a fair few board members also manages chunks of their stash in this way - so when they depart this mortal coil those kits will also be "bagged, no box"

Just a morning after the night before thought.. :D

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Good thing that those old Revell kits that used to be sold in the €5 - €10 price range are still available. You can just grab a pile of them and get a stash going for little money.

For example, exquisite rarities like... Now that we're done shopping, we have 6 nice old kits for the compelling sum of only €275 + shipping. But be quick, they will sell out in no time!

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I bagsies the F-111C. I mean, the artwork shows a RAAF example so how could a patriotic Aussie refuse. And just 70 euros including postage. What a bargain! :roll:
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Looking at Sweet kits. Here we have a P-51B/C ... just $US198 postage to Oz from Japan. And, as I said elsewhere, all parcel post is coming surface mail only to our neck of the woods. Cabins must be pricey on the SS Minnow ... :shock:
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