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I'm desperate to get a W196R, and since it won't show up here any time soon, I have to try to find one overseas. I found this one a little to the right of my house (just a little :giggle), and it looks like a good price:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=6913749754
I e-mailed the seller and I would spend US$ 183,00 with shipping and the box gift-wrapped (that way I evade taxes if Customs opens the shipping box). The problem is that it's half a world away from me and it is 183 bucks (it will be the most I paid for a car so far), so I'm kind of leary.
What do you guys think? :feedback
 
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Can you wait for it to show locally?

Will that price be higher than what you would pay for it once it does show up?
 

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If it shows up here (and that's a big if) I'm sure it would be more expensive, possibly close to $200. Since it's such an expensive model, very few dealers will be inclined to import it, because they may get stuck with it. So I think it will be hard to see it on dealers, and if if shows up on the local eBay it will be from a private party and for sure he/she will demand an outrageous price for it.
 

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LUW said:
If it shows up here (and that's a big if) I'm sure it would be more expensive, possibly close to $200. Since it's such an expensive model, very few dealers will be inclined to import it, because they may get stuck with it. So I think it will be hard to see it on dealers, and if if shows up on the local eBay it will be from a private party and for sure he/she will demand an outrageous price for it.
That's a pretty tough dilemma LUW. There's no doubt some diecats just aren't/won't be readily available in some countries. That's a result of projected market demand. I guess the more "exotic" diecasts will always have more risk associated with bringing them into a country. Because of that, your local store price will be pretty high. On the flip side, if you buy the car yourself, you have to bear all the risk with deliveyr/handling/hassles. I guess it really boils down to how badly you want to get them model.

I guess you'd never get this sort of problem from a poorly made Bburago LM Porsche eh?? :giggle
 

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I guess you'd never get this sort of problem from a poorly made Bburago LM Porsche eh?? :giggle
No, they almost pay you to take them. :lol

I know I sound like a noob on his 1st buy on eBay, but 186 bucks is a LOT of money here. The seller has 100% postive feedback on more then 100 sells, so he seems to be ok.. I'll sleep on it and see how I feel tomorrow.
 

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LUW said:
StygianMax said:
I guess you'd never get this sort of problem from a poorly made Bburago LM Porsche eh?? :giggle
No, they almost pay you to take them. :lol

I know I sound like a noob on his 1st buy on eBay, but 186 bucks is a LOT of money here. The seller has 100% postive feedback on more then 100 sells, so he seems to be ok.. I'll sleep on it and see how I feel tomorrow.
That's a pretty solid "reputation". Send him a PM or two to see if he answers you in a way that gives you a good level of comfort.
 
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If the P&P includes insurance, than it should be ok. At least you know you can claim your money back IF it does get it lost. With that much feedback, I think they are pretty trustworthy.
 
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I think a total of $183 is a good price for a CMC that's coming all the way from Australia. If you can get him to guarantee it's Air mail and insured, and if you have the $$$, of course, I wouldn't wait too long.

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