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Offline Sith Apprentice

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How many Australians?
« on: August 25, 2010, 10:39:42 AM »
Struggling to find saber enthusiasts in my own country :P
I'm new to this.
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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 04:25:38 PM »
 Melbourne Represent YO! aha yeah we need nore saber smiths in aus, i'm so sick of paying shipping fees in USD lol  Which state are you in?

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 02:13:33 AM »
i'm in oz, but im English, and only here for another two months. But yeah you need more Saber enthusiasts and more importantly Saber Smiths and suppliers of materials. Finding chromed sink tube here is a nightmare. A hole in the market for someone to fill i think. . .



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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 05:43:32 AM »
Hi fellow Aussies
I'm from sunny QLD, Rockhamton. I'm a Electrician/technician studying Engineering.
If I can help shout out, and we'll see what can happen. Made about 5 sabers.
Currently waiting on a Mace Windufrom Korbanth's run
cheers and happy saber building
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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 05:53:08 AM »
I'm also from melbourne. Oh it would be amazing to have saber smiths over here.
Anyone know how much in AUS$ to get a saber sent over from ultra?

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 07:45:52 AM »
It depends on the saber you buy, but here's a link for currency exchanges    http://coinmill.com/AUD_USD.html

After that, it depends on International shipping. I've never bought outside the US here, so I wouldn't be much help.

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 12:26:15 AM »
RE: the costs from Ultra
assume you want it with a blade, may cost you $30-40USD
purchasing MR sabers from the US over the past 2 or so years has been so hit and miss with costs.
Now depending on what you want in/as a saber, I have actually thought about starting other saber than just close family and friends. If you were to purchase parts from TCSS I can certainly help you with assembling them. Anything more than that we would need to discuss the plans and best approach. The offer is there, to help you get into this great hobby.
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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 12:31:12 AM »
Brisbane :) :) :)

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010, 04:58:16 AM »
Brisbane as well~!

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 05:27:52 AM »
can anyone confirm that Bunnings sells Small diameter (ie. approximately 1") PVC and Aluminium tubing?

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 06:00:37 AM »
TCSS? I am shattered to say i just purchased my first MR Vader...
It was used and from ebay australia, saying 'only slight marks on handle'
It arrived today, the hilt covered with rust, dirt, sticky grips and battery acid all over it..
I'm so disappointed.  :'(

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 02:58:51 PM »
TCSS? I am shattered to say i just purchased my first MR Vader...
It was used and from ebay australia, saying 'only slight marks on handle'
It arrived today, the hilt covered with rust, dirt, sticky grips and battery acid all over it..
I'm so disappointed.  :'(
I'm really sorry that you've had a bad start to it all.
TCSS -  http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/
it also has another Forum base there as well as Tim's shop. He's really good and has a huge range to make a custom lightsaber.
Ask any questions, happy to help.
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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 02:51:49 PM »
TCSS? I am shattered to say i just purchased my first MR Vader...
It was used and from ebay australia, saying 'only slight marks on handle'
It arrived today, the hilt covered with rust, dirt, sticky grips and battery acid all over it..
I'm so disappointed.  :'(
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lodge a dispute with paypal that the product does not match description, i have had similar experiences, and have got my money back. Don't let this put you off though. There are plenty of honest people on here, tcss and on ebay.



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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 07:02:02 AM »
Thankyou, i lodged a claim and will be getting a full refund as soon as i send the saber back..
I am shattered to say my dream saber, anakin rots ultrafx with red blade will be put back a bit now as i just realized i will be paying almost $450 for it. Time to start saving..
Ah well I'm sure it will be worth it. just wish postage wasnt so high.

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Re: How many Australians?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 01:08:42 PM »
I am shattered to say my dream saber, anakin rots ultrafx with red blade will be put back a bit now as i just realized i will be paying almost $450 for it.
does it matter if it's a MasterReplicas or is Hasbro ok? One on eBay in Aus for $199+$12 for postage. Then getting parts from TCSS  and you'll have it for around $300-350 AU. A little bit more if you need someone to covert it for you, for sundries/their effort/time.  
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