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#1 OFFLINE   ibj40

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:39 PM

DiecastXchange Mini around the World

One thought that I had was the creation of two teams, one East-bound, the other West-bound.  After taking volunteers, and charting the route, both cars would leave the central point on the same day, and we'd see when they crossed, and which team could get it back first.  Each car would have to touch each major continent at least once, and we could give "bonus" credit for touching sub-continents (know anyone in Antarctica?).

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:42 PM

Awesome idea, I would definitely like to participate!
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:45 PM

I'm passing this time.

It was fun once, I don't see any reasons to do it again, anyway, I've shown all I had to in the first run ... so if it works, I'll let the model go visit elsewhere!

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:52 PM

I've heard chatter about this so maybe it's the right time to do it again! Posted Image
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

I am in (and am sure many other TO Dxers are too)   :occasion14: !
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 07:40 PM

I'd love to participate in something like this, but I can't see myself taking whatever diecast it may be for a drive around my town and taking photos of it. There really isn't much to look at in my town   :occasion14: .
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:47 AM

so does DX cover the shipping costs?lol
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:37 AM

View PostSeby123, on 08 February 2010 - 12:47 AM, said:

so does DX cover the shipping costs?lol

Yeah, the check is in the mail :giggle:
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Reason why 1:43 scale cars aren't that popular because most people including me(sorry it I offend) consider them toys and not Collectable model cars. .

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:41 PM

View PostJSB 33, on 08 February 2010 - 07:37 AM, said:

Yeah, the check is in the mail :giggle:


Well Im still waiting for the check from the mini   :occasion14:   :wavetowel2:
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:47 PM

Yeah me too!!!


... and since I took the Mini in Quebec, Montreal, New York City & Varadero (Cuba) ... my check's suppose to be 4 times bigger!  Posted Image


But since we know who was in charge of it, and he's here anymore, I guess I have to stop waiting ...

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:55 PM

I'm game for this.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:09 PM

I think I remember something about a Mini.   :occasion14:

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:21 PM

I'd love to be a part of this one.  :occasion14:
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:46 PM

I would join too ...  http://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:08 PM

I'm game, but please not use another Mini. Maybe a Maisto M5 because there will be more room for those who are participating to sign?
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

The Mini was nice because of that blank white roof as a nice writing surface.

I joined this forum after that thing went around, but I read through that thread a couple of months ago and thought this was just the coolest thing.

We should try to find a smallish lightish car to keep postage down. It can be quite expensive sending a model halfway around the world.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

I joined while it was finishing up last time, but now I would be happy to take it to Chicago!  :occasion14:
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:18 PM

View PostS40, on 08 February 2010 - 06:53 PM, said:

We should try to find a smallish lightish car to keep postage down. It can be quite expensive sending a model halfway around the world.

Agree. But then you would not want to pass the model half way across the globe at one go. You'd do that in stages and pass it to the nearest person to your location. No? That should keep the shipping cost low and DX does not need to come out with a lot of money reimbursing members.   :occasion14:

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:25 PM

I don't think DX is going to pay for shipping. It's up to the members to foot the bill.

I was reading on that other thread that by luck, one member got the model twice, and both times had to ship it out of the country.

How do we dictate who ships the model out of the country. IE, if it starts in the United States and goes to four other members in the US, and then the next one is France, which of those US members gets to ship it to France, etc?

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:41 AM

View PostS40, on 08 February 2010 - 11:25 PM, said:

IE, if it starts in the United States and goes to four other members in the US, and then the next one is France, which of those US members gets to ship it to France, etc?
I guess it would be the one who volonteers to do it ...   :occasion14:
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:23 AM

View PostS40, on 08 February 2010 - 11:25 PM, said:

I don't think DX is going to pay for shipping. It's up to the members to foot the bill.

Errr... I was just pulling a fast one if you did not notice.   :occasion14:

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:59 PM

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

Very interesting idea.I wanna participate in it ;)
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:56 PM

Wow, now that it will be going to Slovenia, Lithuania, Malaysia, and a lot of other places we should definitely do it.  Apparently it went to only 7 countries last time.
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