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Post by BoloMusashi on Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:14 am

drspleen wrote:One thing I've been wondering is what has the average relationship between the US and AUS $ been over the last, say, 30 odd years? Where do we usually sit? is it around .7?

I think it was somewhere in the low 70s.

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Post by DroothR on Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:24 am

drspleen wrote:One thing I've been wondering is what has the average relationship between the US and AUS $ been over the last, say, 30 odd years? Where do we usually sit? is it around .7?
Correct.

The "average" is around US$0.70 - US$0.75.

YJ wrote:Anyone still looking to pick up the ML AoA Sunfire figure might want to keep an eye on their website in the coming weeks as well...
CF's website? Shocked

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Post by drspleen on Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:07 am

DroothR wrote:

YJ wrote:Anyone still looking to pick up the ML AoA Sunfire figure might want to keep an eye on their website in the coming weeks as well...
CF's website? Shocked

I think he means hasbro's website

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Post by DroothR on Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:25 am

drspleen wrote:I think he means hasbro's website
Well, with no US contacts, that doesn't help me.

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Post by YJ on Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:16 am

Casefresh.

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Post by Grimr on Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:27 pm

Lament...just looked and Paypal exchange rate is 60 cents USA to 1 AUD...the end is nigh.

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Post by DroothR on Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:10 pm

Grimr wrote:Lament...just looked and Paypal exchange rate is 60 cents USA to 1 AUD...the end is nigh.
I don't want to say it, but I predict our dollar will hit as low as US$0.48 at some point in the next 3 months.

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Post by ragericho on Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:31 pm

DroothR wrote:
Grimr wrote:Lament...just looked and Paypal exchange rate is 60 cents USA to 1 AUD...the end is nigh.
I don't want to say it, but I predict our dollar will hit as low as US$0.48 at some point in the next 3 months.

Crying or Very sad

There goes MOTUC

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Post by The Dr Of Style on Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:55 pm

yeah was chatting with the comic shop guy today he was saying that they are looking at what they order again....their weekly postage cost is anywhere from $1500 - $2000...they're going to reduce their previews amounts due to the high cost

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Post by Grimr on Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:15 pm

Huh???? Casefresh is getting AOA Sunfires....if so nice score!!!

I have seriously been owned on this. Gonna have to revert to the good old days of customs fer cash on USA Ebay....speaking of customs wait till you see some of the work coming from Sam...the guy is a phenomena.

Also people make sure you keep an eye on Japanese orders too...the yen is worse than the USD!!!

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Post by Hemish on Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:35 pm

Yeah I cancelled my last order at hlj
I hate the way things are at the moment.

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Post by NiteOwl on Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:04 am

Grimr wrote:Huh???? Casefresh is getting AOA Sunfires....if so nice score!!!

I have seriously been owned on this. Gonna have to revert to the good old days of customs fer cash on USA Ebay....speaking of customs wait till you see some of the work coming from Sam...the guy is a phenomena.

Also people make sure you keep an eye on Japanese orders too...the yen is worse than the USD!!!

Sam is coming back? We need more details!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by TheMyth on Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:15 am

Well, I had an order in for the sideshow clone wars Obi Wan, with the aussie dollar hitting something like $0.60US today that sucker just came up on my credit card as $271AUS, i could have pre ordered the bastard on CaseFresh for $160AUS

i guess I can cancel my Darth Vader and Stormtroopers now.

damn that hurt!

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Post by The Scream Man on Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:04 pm

where is Sam? Havent talked to him in ages...

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Post by HAL on Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:48 pm

TheMyth wrote: i could have pre ordered the bastard on CaseFresh for $160AUS

I actually felt a twinge of pain as I read that

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Post by Hemish on Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:00 pm

Yeah, thats just nasty

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Post by TheMyth on Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:32 pm

yup, probably the biggest problem with the sideshow pre order system, user stupidity!

The Aayla Secura fig only a month ago cost me less than half that, and i guess for some reason my brain turned off to the fact that I would be paying the current exchange rate and not that of when I placed my pre-order.

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Post by YJ on Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:25 am

ouch. Vader isn't due out until 2nd quarter '09 so there's still some time to sit on that one and see how the dollars doing in a few months.

then again...
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,24567775-643,00.html

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Post by behemoth on Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:16 am

Boy DCUC is going to be really expensive now too. Damn our local retailers for not ordering them!

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Post by The Scream Man on Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:18 am

Ive paid ALOT for my DCUC stuff, trust me....

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Post by Artistix on Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:13 am

Where do all you guys get your DC stuff?

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Post by The Scream Man on Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:07 am

ebay.

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Post by behemoth on Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 am

I buy or trade on fwoosh.

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Post by UncleCletusKasady on Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:01 am

HAL wrote:
TheMyth wrote: i could have pre ordered the bastard on CaseFresh for $160AUS

I actually felt a twinge of pain as I read that

It's a sad day when we are happy to pay $160 for something that would only usually be $100.
But from seeing him he is worth it.

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Post by mse6 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:23 am

Worse still to pay AU$271 when it is AU$160 locally for something people think is only worth AU$100 (including shipping)

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