Re: [gundam] HCM on eBay


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Sat, 13 Feb 1999 22:53:18 -0800


On Tue, 9 Feb 1999, Roger Harkavy <harkavyr@pandora.planet.net> wrote:

>> Just put up a HCM on eBay for auction. Please take a look at:
>>
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=65319350
>
>Not to sound overly critical, but I don't think the "rare" title really
>fits the 100 Shiki HCM. This is currently being solicited again, along
>with the HCM Hizack, Gundam Mark 2, Rick Dias, Z-Gundam, Gundam-ZZ, L-Gaim
>Mark 2, and Walker Gallar. Hobbylink Japan and Rainbow Ten are currently
>offering some or all of these, and it's possible more will be released in
>the near future.

I don't know if you have actually ordered from HLJ before, but for me they
are notorious for listing stuff they can't restock. I've had an item that
was on order for about 2 years and that item still doesn't have a skull &
crossbone icon representing that the item is no longer in print and in stock.

>Depending on the exchange rate, most of these can be had for about $20
>apiece.

That's prior to shipping. I've found that purchasing single units from Japan
is a losing proposition, you usually have to put in a large order ($100 or
more) in order to justify the shipping costs. Add the ever-stronger yen to
the equation, ordering direct from Japan is not as favorable as a year or two
ago.

Eddie

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