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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #165 on: September 16, 2010, 09:03 PM »
Hmm, interesting. Thanks for your expertise, guys. I picked up a Luke and Leia speeder bike set, and I was toying with maybe getting the biker scout set. Might just save my money and just get a regular biker scout for now though, and let them take turns with the bike.  ;)

How many biker scouts do you want?
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #166 on: September 16, 2010, 11:30 PM »
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How many biker scouts do you want?

Haha, were you building an army of biker scouts at some point? I've got a tentative deal for series 7 (the one w/ the biker scout) in the works; if that falls through I'll let you know. One is all I need.  ;)

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #167 on: September 17, 2010, 12:29 AM »
Nah, I think that series was the last master case I bought, so I just have a few left over is all.  No worries if not but if you do need one, lmk.
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« Reply #168 on: September 18, 2010, 10:26 AM »
Nah, I think that series was the last master case I bought, so I just have a few left over is all.  No worries if not but if you do need one, lmk.

Thanks. Will do.  :D

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #169 on: September 18, 2010, 05:38 PM »
I'm in the UK & although I'm just a lurker I buy most of my stuff from the US,Japan & HK/China. Whether my opinion is worth anything being a newbie & all  ;)  but you should also consider 'HM Customs' who often tend to charge import duty on high cost 'declared' items from the US yet tend to turn a blind eye to virtually everything I buy from HK/China & Japan. Until you get stung you tend to dismiss this as 'happening to someone else' but can often add up to a fair sum of money. Just saying.   

I think you'll find that's because the Asian sellers lie on the customs form where as US sellars often don't.

Often don't? Sometimes do ?     

Does the import of kubricks into the US  from Japan attract US import duty?

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #170 on: September 18, 2010, 06:46 PM »
I don't know about the process for retailers/distributers, and I don't recall if "gift" was selected or not, but I've never had to pay a customs fee for any package received from another country containing toys/collectibles.

I live in the U.S btw, Mr.Butthead.
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #171 on: September 19, 2010, 01:25 AM »


Often don't? Sometimes do ?     

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #172 on: September 19, 2010, 05:48 AM »


Often don't? Sometimes do ?     

Asians lie. Yanks don't.

Thanks for that .....very helpful .

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« Reply #173 on: September 19, 2010, 07:04 PM »
Asians lie. Yanks don't.

Except for their presidents.  ;D

I did not have sexual relations with that woman...

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #174 on: September 20, 2010, 01:22 AM »

Except for their presidents.  ;D

I did not have sexual relations with that woman...



I'm sure if Bill Clinton had sent a package overseas he would have put the correct item cost.

Surely Nixon would have been a better example anyway.
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #175 on: September 20, 2010, 04:35 AM »
I prefer to buy things directly from the east nowadays. In contrary to the dollar, most people at the office have no clue what the exchange rate is of the yen and simply not bother. If your package gets singled out by the customs officer expect to pay tax + pay a handling fee + wait 1 to 2 weeks longer. On low values  that handling fee can be a real joy killer. Example:
Toys €41
Shipping €13
Tax €10.26
Handling Fee €12.50
Total increase in price €22.76 / €54 = 42%

And I would never classify Nixon as a good example.

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #176 on: September 20, 2010, 11:39 AM »
A tactic for buying from US retailers is to get them to send  the items to a friend's address in the US.  The 'friend' is not committing any fraudulent act as he/she is under no obligation to know the value of the 'gift' that he/she is sending subsequently to the UK .
 

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #177 on: September 22, 2010, 10:51 PM »
Why is the 'friend' in quotes, BHM?  :D  j/k
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #178 on: September 23, 2010, 06:50 AM »
Karamazov80 .......now where have I seen that name before? ;D  Aren't you the Cosbaby fan?

To answer your question ........first realise that regards English language conventions ,British English is fundamentally different to American English. The use of  the double inverted commas ,"" ,are, for example ,used in both quotation & speech displays in American English whereas in British English they are (or should be) used in speech displays only . Whilst that is not absolutely relevant to your question it is of course essential to emphasise that the notation of each of our languages in their respective written forms may differ. My use of the single inverted commas ,in this instance the word 'friend' ,is another convention known as 'scare quote' which is simply a way of using a word although distancing oneself from its dictionary/thesaurus definition by placing the word within single inverted commas.  I used the word friend in such a manner to emphasise that the person sending the items is obviously a friend although in the eyes of the customs authorities he is an anonymous sender of items & not a retailer or an accomplice.  Check this out ......especially the last 3 words which undoubtedly refer to me http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/department/docs/punctuation/node31.html

I hope that 'helped'  ;)  


 
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #179 on: July 18, 2012, 07:44 PM »
Hello - I am relatively new to this Kubrick collecting. But quite addicted already.  ;) I recently got a Series 6 - Luke Skywalker in X-Wing Fighter Gear. He came in a sealed bag with the box. He looks great. But one of his arms is quite loose/floppy. Is this something that happens from time to time or does it mean it was damaged or is flawed in some way?