prices for tf's

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  1. transfan_seek

    transfan_seek Well-Known Member

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    gday guys
    iv been hunting for a while now and the one thing i notice is that the prices in australia dont really match up with america or anywhere else in the world for that matter.
    you guys (in america) seem to pay $10 for a delux but over here they are $27 on average iv found them for $24 but thats the best so far

    my question is that with the currently strong australian doller and import fees etc why do our tf's cost SO much more?

    i just really want to know if any one can provide some insight

    cheers heaps
    transfan_seek
     
  2. Nocturn

    Nocturn Doesn't really use TFW

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    Because Hasbro doesn't care about the strength of your dollar? Up here in Canada, they go for $15, and we're right across the border. Our dollar's been a parity with the US dollar (or somewhere near) for at least 6 months.
     
  3. Star Cracker

    Star Cracker Well-Known Member

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    actually, Nocturn, I'm almost positive that your dollar has overtaken the US dollar. Seriously, this country needs someone who understands economics to fix what's going on in the States. At this rate, I can't wait for the peso to be worth more!
     
  4. Vector Sigma

    Vector Sigma <b><i><font color=FFFF00>Crazy Colon Burner!!!!</b Veteran

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    There are multiple threads on this. TF's cost different amounts in different places for a variety of reasons, and not always good ones...
     
  5. Nerdling

    Nerdling Plastic Crack Addict

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    In the US, the prices arent written in stone. KB toys sells deluxes for $13 and Leaders for $50. Target has Deluxes for $12 and Leaders for $45. There arent a lot of stores that do Deluxes for 10, Voyagers 20, Ultras 30 etc... Those are just optimistic ballpark figures.
     
  6. Geminii

    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    Wasn't the answer from Hasbro Australia effectively "Because we can, being the importers of 99.9% of stock" ?

    I find it's cheaper to order from overseas sites and pay an additional 50% shipping costs than to buy off-the-shelf in Australia.
     
  7. Atin

    Atin Well-Known Member

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    I happen to know that $30,- = €18,..
    Deluxe= about €20,-
    Voyager = almost €30,-
    Leader = €50,-

    poor me ;) 
     

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