munkee (munkee@nc.rr.com)
Mon, 26 Mar 2001 17:45:04 -0800


uhh, where did you get these kits in hong kong? i go back to china every
summer, and i'm thinking about going to hong kong. Didn't see many gundam
kits in shanghai, so around where in hong kong did you go?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Wong x4241" <Michael.Wong@nsc.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 1:12 PM
Subject: [gundam] Shocked by prices of Gundam Models in HK...

> Dear List:
>
> I just returned from Hong Kong and managed to purchase most of the kits
from
> my want list. I must admit that after comparing the prices to HLJ's yen
prices,
> I was somewhat stunned by some of the bargains I was able to find:-
>
> Perfect Grade Wing Zero Custom $750 HK (approx. $96.40 US)
>
> Various Master grades:
>
> Kampher $238 HK (approx. $30.59 US) => a little expensive...
> Super Gundam $214.20 HK (approx. $27.53 US)
> Full Armor ZZ Gundam $248 HK (approx. $31.88!!! US) => NICE! 8D
> Nu Gundam $240 HK (approx. $30.85 US)
> Sazabi $415 HK (approx. 53.34 US) => the only MG I really want but didn't
buy
> GM Custom $150 HK (approx. $19.28 US)
> GM Quel $150 HK (approx. $19.28 US)
> Shin Matsunaga's Zaku II $138 (approx. $17.74 US) => didn't buy as I hate
Zakus
> Jhonny Ridden's Zaku II $128 HK (approx. $16.45 US) => same reason as
above
> Zaku I $98 (approx. $12.60 US)
> Zaku II Black Trinary/GM Custom double pack $300 HK (approx. $38.56 US)
> Zaku I Black Trinary version $98 HK (approx. $12.60 US)
> Zaku I Ramba Ral/Gundam RX-78-2 version 1.5 double pack $238 HK ($30.59
US!!!)
> Gouf $120 HK (approx. $15.42!!!) NICE, wish I bought 2 of them... 8(
> Gouf Custom $165 HK (approx. $21.21 US) Didn't buy, hate the wimpy whip
> RX-79 G Gundam $150 HK (approx. $19.28 US)
> Gundam EZ-8 $128 HK (approx. $16.45 US!!!) 8)
>
> These models are gonna keep me busy for quite a while, the only regret is
that
> I didn't get the Sazabi and that I've missed the Hyaku Shiki by just 3
days. 8(
>
> So the total cost of all the kits acquired comes down to $382.39, well
within my
> pre-set spending limit of $300 to $500. I nearly bought the Sazabi but
the
> place selling it for $415 HK was sold out, there was one other place
selling it
> for $429 but I didn't have enough HK currency with me that night and the
owner
> refused to take US dollars. Oh well...
>
> Note 1: Not all of these prices are available at the same stores, I
actually
> checked the prices of over over 12 stores and these are the cheapest.
>
> Note 2: I also wanted to buy the regular grunt version of GMs but
apparently it
> was sold out everywhere. 8(
>
> Note 3: The double packs were available at one of the stores which package
2
> different MGs together and offer a discount on the price.
>
> Note 4: Though Eddie suggested that I buy the limited edition kits and the
> Metallic Master Grade kits, I decided to forget about them and
> concentrate on getting regular versions of the kits. The limited
> editions are simply too expensive.
>
> P.S. My arms, wrists, and fingers are still sore from hauling all the kits
back
> into my small apartment in Santa Clara. 8)
>
> Michael
>
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