Thread: We pay too much
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:28 AM   #12
Precis
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Originally Posted by crash n bern View Post
Those prices are in pounds, you can add about a third to convert to AU, then add $1,000 or so to ship and then import duty. Not cheap anymore. You would get better buy's in the U.S.
Brit-bikes rust to buggery - even if they're not ridden in winter, when the councils thoughtfully dump hundreds of tons of salt into the snow to make the melted water especially corrosive: my bikes spent two winters in the UK - locked up in a nice warm shed and not ridden between October & May - and EVERYTHING rusted: alloy grew a fur coat, stainless spokes turned orange - even the damn tyres had green mould on them.
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