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Kiha66

From one of the links, the price isn't that crazy, but the listing did give me a good chuckle.  Coming to a theater near you this summer, here to save the day, he's MAX GREEN.

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From this listing

 

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cteno4

The other one was Brand: KAWAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

Ma ma ma max he he he head headroom?

 

 

Makes the matrix feel pathetic...

 

Jeff

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trainhoarder

This one's not totally nuts; but it annoys me nevertheless, as it is second hand and clearly has a broken pantograph:

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOMIX-N-GAUGE-JR-BLUE-CLASS-EF-66-53-ELECTRIC-LOCOMOTIVE-T12-/132198435621?hash=item1ec7a40b25%3Ag%3APMoAAOSwPh5ZIBCC&_trkparms=pageci%253Ac2849661-860f-11e7-abf8-74dbd180d403%257Cparentrq%253A0265f6f015e0ac8001587bd2fff2d0ac%257Ciid%253A9

I ordered an EF66 WITH two coaches from Japan for not much more than this.

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JR 500系

This one's not totally nuts; but it annoys me nevertheless, as it is second hand and clearly has a broken pantograph:

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOMIX-N-GAUGE-JR-BLUE-CLASS-EF-66-53-ELECTRIC-LOCOMOTIVE-T12-/132198435621?hash=item1ec7a40b25%3Ag%3APMoAAOSwPh5ZIBCC&_trkparms=pageci%253Ac2849661-860f-11e7-abf8-74dbd180d403%257Cparentrq%253A0265f6f015e0ac8001587bd2fff2d0ac%257Ciid%253A9

I ordered an EF66 WITH two coaches from Japan for not much more than this.

 

 

It's expensive all right! But the lister DID list out the defects in his description, and also listed as USED, so he wasn't exactly cheating... Guess it's a willing seller willing buyer thingy... hence the need to research before buying..

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Kamome

Rails of Sheffield in the U.K. seem to be getting an increasing amount of Kato and Tomix. Their prices are always a bit high for second hand Japanese stuff possibly due to the general lack of availability. Some of their American Kato N gauge is also a bit pricey. As a business, I assume they add in their eBay admin cost so it makes it a lot less attractive. When you think that stockists like Gaugemaster would probably charge £90-£100 for the EF66 new, to those not confident to order from Japan, it becomes more attractive.

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kvp
28 minutes ago, Kiha66 said:

One wheel, $3.14, +$6.50 shipping.  It would be cheaper to just buy a new freight car... 

 

The shipping is indicated as at a combined flat rate, so it doesn't really matter how many parts you buy. Still $3.14 for a wheel that was sold as a 16 pack for $20, means the original retail price was $1.25 per part. He is selling for 250% of the original bulk price.

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cteno4

Such a deal!

 

lol!

 

jeff

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Suica

Well, Japanese real estate.

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JR 500系

Yeah $1000 for a full building isnt expensive at all!!

 

 

 

Hang on, oh... it's a model.... 

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tavora

Greedy??? 

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scotspensioner
On 21/08/2017 at 12:07 PM, Kamome said:

Rails of Sheffield in the U.K. seem to be getting an increasing amount of Kato and Tomix. Their prices are always a bit high for second hand Japanese stuff possibly due to the general lack of availability. Some of their American Kato N gauge is also a bit pricey. As a business, I assume they add in their eBay admin cost so it makes it a lot less attractive. When you think that stockists like Gaugemaster would probably charge £90-£100 for the EF66 new, to those not confident to order from Japan, it becomes more attractive.

I bought an EF66 last year from Traintrax and as I recall it was under £70 brand new.More recently I paid £59-20 for an EF64 1000 (Catalogue no 3024-1) there as well.Indeed most of my collection has come from him and I'm quite happy with what I've got!

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katoftw

Yeah prices aint bad, but not good either.  A 40 pound train from japan (EG EF66/EF64), + 3 pound sal shipping + 12.XX pound board force rip off + 24% VAT.  Comes to around 65 pounds.

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scotspensioner
1 hour ago, katoftw said:

Yeah prices aint bad, but not good either.  A 40 pound train from japan (EG EF66/EF64), + 3 pound sal shipping + 12.XX pound board force rip off + 24% VAT.  Comes to around 65 pounds.

If you subscribe there is often a discount of 5% for under £100 and 10% for over £100.

While maybe Still dearer than ordering from Japan,it's still cheaper than Gaugemaster.Also his items are in stock so delivery time is usually 3-4 days.

 

 

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Khaul
3 hours ago, katoftw said:

Yeah prices aint bad, but not good either.  A 40 pound train from japan (EG EF66/EF64), + 3 pound sal shipping + 12.XX pound board force rip off + 24% VAT.  Comes to around 65 pounds.

 

24% VAT, ouch!

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scotspensioner

It's 20%  vat to be correct but how about £225 for a 10-833 from Amazon Japan .5 are available!

Every Year the Newspapers over here have an outrageous complaint about why prices for items such as clothes perfumes and toys are cheaper in New York than they are in London but they don't mention the 20% Vat.In Germany it's 19% I believe

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IST
9 hours ago, Khaul said:

 

24% VAT, ouch!

 

27% here...

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Khaul
On 2/1/2018 at 8:08 PM, IST said:

 

27% here...

 

Ouch, ouch... I got used to 10% in Australia. You don't have to pay GST for imported items worth less than $1000. I remember when VAT was introduced in Spain it was 12%. Then they raked it up to 16%... it must be in the 20s now. VAT is paying for deficits in the EU in a rather regressive way. Sorry for the off topic.

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