Re: HobbyLink Japan???


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 03:53:42 -0800


>I just ordered a PG RX-78-2 from HobbyLink Japan and they boast on their web
>page that they now can ship via UPS to all U.S. customers (I assume that
>means Canada too). But what is the price? They said its 5000 yen to ship
>the kit via SAL (by Sea) and takes 4-6 weeks. If I want to ship via UPS it
>would cost about 12000 YEN. Wait a sec...the kit is 12000 YEN.

        Damn, I ordered 3, along with 4 1/144 scale EW kits and my shipping
charges were in the same ballpark. Sounds like flat shipping rate?

>Is everyone else having this same experience? Kinda kills the reason to buy
>from HLJ. Rather get it locally for cheaper.

        Legends charges $200, I don't think it's cheaper (although you do get
your kit box in pristine condition, unlike HLJ).

>Is there anyone who ships from Japan for a decent price? Or perhaps there
>is a cheaper U.S. source for kits...anyone? Is there a "Gundam Retailers"
>guide about?

        There's a PG Gundam kit auction on eBay that's closing very soon. The
last time I checked it was going for $85.00, plus $35 shipping. Damn good
deal if you ask me!

                                                                        Eddie

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