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  1. Wish i could say the same! Yes, prices seem to be higher than end of last year, but bargains are still there. End of last year, it seemed everyday i looked, i was shocked at the low prices, even taking into consideration the cost of posting back to the UK. Now, not so much.
  2. Great info. Is that for the TA03S ? Just measured the TA03 and its 564mm 188 teeth or there about's, if somebody can confirm?
  3. @technics Thanks! Definitely shelfers
  4. 1st deliveries of 2024 Now need the weather to improve so I can start getting bodyshells sprayed and built.
  5. Recently I've had 3 instances where I've been notified by Buyee about prohibited items, grease, oil and spray can (PS paint). I just ask them to dispose of the item, usually takes a couple of days for them to respond and the item to then be available on my Buyee dashboard to select shipping. This is instigated by them, i have never asked them to check, but do use the inspection/insurance plan, so presume that is automatically done? Before this, i have had a couple of kits (packaged as you would expect if purchased directly from a shop) that have had grease in them but have been posted out fine. I presume it depends how easy it is for the inspection team at Buyee to see the prohibited item. All the ones that have been raised were clearly visible on the item listing.
  6. Definitely build it. From bitter experience, once you sell it, you will regret it. Even if you find a kit already built, it more than likely wont live up to expectations.
  7. No, the item is shipped to Buyee, they are the third party handler. Once they receive it, then you will get the options for posting on to you. You can get an estimate buy using Buyee's international shipping calculator, based on size and weight of item. Total cost comprises of the following, Buyee fee ¥300 Buyee Plan fee ¥0 - 500 Cost of item Cost of delivery to Buyee (check item listing, but majority of Mercari items include the cost to post the item to Buyee) International postage form Buyee to buyer Hope that helps
  8. Yes, but you will also need to pay the Buyee flat rate fee of ¥300 and the cost of postage from the seller to Buyee on top of the plan fee and international postage fee.
  9. https://buyee.jp/mercari/item/m29639490649?conversionType=service_page_search @ChrisRx718 If you are still on the look out
  10. 2nd that. Pretty much all the items on Mercari include postage to Buyee, so you don't need to factor that into your overall costs. You can just buy the item straight away, no waiting for the auction to end. Good Luck !
  11. @Kpowell911, there is an option to estimate the international delivery charges on the item page, it goes by size and weight. When you have purchased the item and it arrives at the Buyee warehouse, they give you several options for delivery, below is options for a standard Tamiya Kit - boxed, chassis, bodyshell etc. They have 4 plans, at varying costs that include checking of the item when it arrives at the warehouse, including insurance, making sure its not damaged, matches the description etc. or you can go the 'lite' plan which is no cost and gives you no guarantees, take a look on the Buyee website (its working again now) under plans. Costs can add up, so be mind full to include these on the cost of the item. I always use Mercari, its not an auction site and 99% of the items include postage to Buyee, Yahoo auctions you need to factor the Buyee postage in as well (again, there is an estimate delivery charge on the same page as the item). Look out for coupons too, they come up regularly for 10-20% off item price, or discount of delivery charges. And of course, any import duties on entry. I am not expert on Buyee, but so far have made about 10 purchases and haven't had a bad experience yet, apart from additional import duties on 1 purchase. But, please be warned, once you start its difficult to stop Good luck with your first purchase !
  12. Several Buyee delivery's this week I....must....stop....looking.....(well looking is OK, buying is the problem!) New Nissan Silvia Body set New Renault Clio Body set New BMW Z4 Body set 58155 Nissan Skyline Loctite - unused with ESC, servo etc. All paperwork present. 58099 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo - aluminum wheels and DynaTech motor. Bodyshell cut out, still has protective cover, decals, spoiler and cockpit. Manual, and associated paperwork present. Chassis built but unused with carbon fibre shock mounts, UJ's and upgraded shocks etc. 58128 Alfa 155 V6 Ti - Built to a very high standard, unused. All paperwork etc. present. Very pleased to get the Alfa as I've been searching for a good example for years, even though I got the dreaded demand letter from ParcelForce
  13. Both times I have used them (Focus WRC03 and Suzuki SX4), some are too small, like they have shrunk a little. Maybe its because they are older decals and some shrinkage is to be expected ? Don't get me wrong, I like the fact you don't have to cut them out, when you have 100+ to do it can take an age. Not a big fan of pitted olives either .... now sliced bread, that's a different league!
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