Gundam EZEight (rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com)
Mon, 26 Mar 2001 20:55:12 -0800 (PST)


Santa Clara????
you mean you live in Santa Clara? the one next to San
Jose? the one in Silicon Valley? In California???

ok ok. i finally found a fellow list member who lives
practically next to me...
--- Michael Wong x4241 <Michael.Wong@nsc.com> wrote:
> 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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