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Paulbot
28th February 2008, 08:30 AM
Time to buy your Transformers from the US!?

The Australian dollar rose as high as 94.34 US cents at 7.50am in Sydney, the most since March 1984. It recently traded at 94.27 US cents.

http://business.theage.com.au/aussie-dollar-surges-to-23year-high/20080228-1vdv.html

STL
28th February 2008, 08:42 AM
You bet. Those books we bought yesterday, woot!

It's amazing how things have turned. I don't think an economist would've backed this mid last year. And now there's turmoil everywhere but the advantage for us is the AUD's appreciation.

For the rest of the companies businesses, well it's not so good for them.

1orion2many
28th February 2008, 08:45 AM
:DTime to spend up:D

turtle boy
28th February 2008, 08:54 AM
ooo i just got piad, time to go pay off my motor bike :( no tfs though, unless kmart has new ones, i don't get any

kup
28th February 2008, 09:44 AM
Damn it, much of the stuff I want to buy is in Brittain.

Unfortunately BT Meisters and Prowls are still about US$180!!
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dirge
28th February 2008, 09:47 AM
The rate against the GBP is also going silly - 47p per dollar yesterday!

I've been buying up from the USA & UK. I've been buying some pricey BotCon exclusives, and the other day I ordered the RiD series from Amazon.co.uk - $50 shipped thanks to a special at the moment and the awesome exchange rate.

Pulse
28th February 2008, 10:25 AM
Woo Hoo!!!!!

Time for me to snaffle up that Lucky Draw SixShot ;) http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-transformers-LUCKY-DRAW-BLACK-SIXSHOT-RARE-SEE_W0QQitemZ160075647307QQihZ006QQcategoryZ4694QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQc mdZViewItem

& this Fort Max http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-G1-FORTRESS-MAXIMUS-100-Complete-MIB_W0QQitemZ300200194811QQihZ020QQcategoryZ4696QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQc mdZViewItem

as well as this Victory Saber http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-Vintage-G1-Victory-Saber-Giftset-C-328_W0QQitemZ260203491337QQihZ016QQcategoryZ4694QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQc mdZViewItem

YEAH!!!!!!

GoktimusPrime
28th February 2008, 10:35 AM
I wish we had this surge 8 years ago when Car Robot and the first wave of Takara G1 reissues came out!! 2000 was a frustratingly annoying year for buying TFs from overseas as our dollar hit an all-time low. :/

I lost out on quite a lot of money after buying a spare God Fire Convoy to trade with some guy in Canada who didn't uphold his part of the trade. Gggrrrr.

i_amtrunks
28th February 2008, 10:41 AM
Lets just hope that other things that occurred in the mid to late 80's in the stock market do not repeat themselves... :p

2000 was terrible for ordering stuff from overseas, yet the DBZ stuff I bought was still cheaper getting it at US$0.48 than buying it outright here...

dirge
28th February 2008, 11:00 AM
I'm running out of expensive "pie in the sky" stuff. I've grabbed stuff like Apelinq - who I always wanted but his price in AUD was never lower enough for me to splash out for him. I'd still like a Fire Guts God Ginrai but that's about it, now. Unless I can find more undervalued Masterforce stuff to go with my cheap Browning.

I'm not complaining, mind you. I've been stashing all this stuff and will let myself play with it bit by bit while all the movie repaints and Animated passes me by.

Pulse
28th February 2008, 11:09 AM
I'd still like a Fire Guts God Ginrai but that's about it, now.

He's not that expensive at the moment http://cgi.ebay.com/C-310E-TRANSFORMERS-E-HOBBY-FIRE-GUTS-GOD-GINRAI-UNUSED_W0QQitemZ160193423305QQihZ006QQcategoryZ469 4QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247 QQcmdZViewItem

gamblor916
28th February 2008, 12:50 PM
It's also strong against the yen don't forget that.
Yeah the GBP is a bit high, I'm only buying from the UK if there's no other source.

sifun
28th February 2008, 01:46 PM
is anyone from melb buying from ksgj03 on ebay? I wanted to get some stuff, wouldn't mind combining shipping

roller
28th February 2008, 05:17 PM
one of you rich young men buy me a Fort Max then

MV75
28th February 2008, 05:24 PM
I'm running out of expensive "pie in the sky" stuff. I've grabbed stuff like Apelinq - who I always wanted but his price in AUD was never lower enough for me to splash out for him. I'd still like a Fire Guts God Ginrai but that's about it, now. Unless I can find more undervalued Masterforce stuff to go with my cheap Browning.

I'm not complaining, mind you. I've been stashing all this stuff and will let myself play with it bit by bit while all the movie repaints and Animated passes me by.

I'll take a predaking donation. Thanks.
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autobreadticon
28th February 2008, 07:04 PM
money money money... MONEY!!!!

time to donald thump it up guys, gonna buy some stuff from yes-asia

dirge
28th February 2008, 07:28 PM
I'll take a predaking donation. Thanks.

Sure. Do you accept IOUs? (:

MV75
28th February 2008, 07:39 PM
Sure. Do you accept IOUs? (:

Yes, as in you owe me a predaking. :)

Make it quick too before that money burning holes in your many pockets ends up burning down your mansion. :D
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dirge
28th February 2008, 08:22 PM
Okay there's a debt that I'm not likely to repay anytime soon!

Oh, and as great as the exchange rates are, my mansion burnt down a while ago. As good as the prices are ATM, the stuff I've been buying is still relatively expensive, if cheaper than it was previously.

foor
28th February 2008, 08:22 PM
Our dollar in pwning all. I just ordered a whole bunch of TF Classics and GI Joes from BBTS. Even with postage, it's cheaper than the prices they charge here. :D

dirge
28th February 2008, 09:59 PM
Actually the dollar hasn't moved that much against the Euro, foor, and has gone backwards over the last few years against the Canadian Dollar. Like our currency, these two have been going well - especially CAD.

turtle boy
28th February 2008, 10:01 PM
ok with the au moneys doing well, what did everyone but pulse buy? i spent up big. i brought nothing:D

STL
28th February 2008, 10:50 PM
It's doing okay against the Pound though. Appreciated a 4-5 cents now. Still buying out of England is darn expensive.

MV75
29th February 2008, 09:47 PM
It's doing okay against the Pound though. Appreciated a 4-5 cents now. Still buying out of England is darn expensive.

But still, at least it's only a rough 2x conversion rate instead of the 3.5x it used to be not long ago.
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Bartrim
2nd March 2008, 12:08 PM
I bought encore sky lynx off ebay. Delivered to my front door for the grand total of $91.55. Pretty happy with that:D