Did I Get A Bargain?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    All,

    I bought a HO Bachmann Spectrum Fairbanks Morse H16-44 Diesel Pensylvannia (black with yellow decals) from my local mecca yesterday for $49 AUS. They had heaps of them!! In a number of liveries.

    I have no idea of US prices, so I don't know if this is a bargain or just the normal price. $49 AUS is $25 US.

    Great little runner, with all wheel pickup and all wheel drive.

    Models of local Australian prototypes are usually $110 - $240 AUS. I would call what I bought "extremely cheap", but I don't know what you (in the US) would think of the price I paid.

    I intend to bash it into a Victorian Raliway's "T Class" look alike. (just give it a paint job and decals).

    Are these H16-44's "old stock"? Bits of junk dumped on the Australian market?
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    Woodie Active Member

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    looks like I did!!

    Just did some searching...... Looks like I did!!


    This is the exact one...
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    From here

    Now why would they have hundreds of them in my local store for $25 US, when also they would have cost of shipping them hereas well?????

    Oh..... just looked at the box. "Made in China". I suppose, we are closer to China that the US is, so shipping costs may be cheaper!!! :) :)
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    .... and here

    and here

    But the 81207 (Pennsylvania) is not listed.

    BTW.... are these prices listed from these US sites "plus tax"??
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    Woodie - Any tax at the US sites would be state tax. I could be wrong but I'm don't think it is collected on internet sales. Maybe they shipped a bunch from here to Oz by mistake and it costs too much to ship them back!