|01-01-2008, 07:33 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I dunno if this is the right place and/or way of doing this, but here we go...
A friend of mine is now in the good ole U.S., paying his brother a visit. He'll be in Melbourne (FL) for 2 weeks aprox.
Obviously, I gave my friend U$D 100 to get me some 25th stuff. But as I am 100% sure he will not find anything at retail, I was wondering if any of you could give me a hand?
See, I've been following every bit of news about the 25th line since day one and I've looked at all sorts of pics. I know them from head to toes...
YET I HAVE NONE!!!
Because I hail from the distant land of Buenos Aires, Argentina
We had our golden joe days, as any collector should know... but that's not the case anymore. Nowadays, I'd have to sell a kidney in order to get what i want because of our current exchange rate (1 U$D = 3 pesos), plus shipping and customs taxes (50%!!!).
SO... this is a great chance to finally get me some 25th stuff. My friend is in U.S. soil and, therefore, we won't have to deal with shipping or Argentina's deadly customs taxes.
So... why am I posting here?
As far as I can tell, no single online store has all I need. Plus, some stuff is sold out everywhere I look and only available through eBay. Also, if I can avoid having to ask my friend to place online orders and/or hunting for stuff, that's better. I'd like to have it all solved for him. His sole task should be to send the $$$ to the seller and then receiving the package.
So, I see 2 options:
1) maybe one of you folks can sell me all I need or...
2) maybe one of you could suggest a course of action/strategy
What do I need / am interested in?
First of all, I don't care if it's all loose. I am an opener. This should make things easier since collectors always have doubles laying around I guess?
Cobra 5 pack:
Snake Eyes w/ Timber
Cobra Commander (hooded)
Let's assume for a moment that I could get all these from a single source. Would it be sane to calculate a value of $7 per piece? (some probably should be cheaper and others the other way around, so I was looking for a middle point. Is $7 ok?). If that doesn't sound crazy, the total would be $91. Would the remaining $9 be enough for shipping? Remember, we're always talking loose figures.
SO... I'm open to any suggestions or offers.
Maybe there's one of you out there who doesn't have all I want but would be willing to get it for me (as it makes things easier if I get it all from one single source).
...or maybe there's someone who doesn't have it all but would gladly offer only what he/she has.
...or maybe someone's got a better idea, like suggesting me to collect something else :p
I'm all ears!
MODS: if this is wrongo, I apologize!
|01-02-2008, 10:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2007
sent you a pm
|01-02-2008, 11:00 PM||#3|
"A Real American Hero"
Join Date: Jul 2007
do you have access to original argentina items?
|01-03-2008, 01:14 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
depends. I guess so.
However, this time around, the situation is that I have a friend in U.S. soil and he's got my $$$ with him. In other words, this time I can avoid international shipping and customs taxes, because he is already there (stays for 2 or 3 more weeks). So... he can send the $$$ to the seller and then receive the package himself (package's not supposed to be shipped directly to me. It'd make no sense at all, since my friend's already in the U.S.)
So, I guess trading is sorta out of the question this time :(
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