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Ok.

I thought I'd ask you because NO WAY I'm going into the anime thread to ask that!! LOL

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Welp, there goes my rash plan to bargain a deal of used RE400, FXD80 and FXZ200. =(
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I'm not sure about Oz but in N. America the Sennheiser HD25 can be had for around or under 200 bones. He might want to look into those as a third option. Build quality is quite good but they don't fold up. Also, clamping force can be a little on the overly aggressive side until they've been loosened up a bit from wearing. If you're buddy likes bass there's also the V-MODA M-80. The sig is quite tastefully done and it's quite a fun colored sig.

 

Thw HD25 is extremely hard to find for under $200 at retail in Australia. In any store they tend to be priced at something like $350 / $400. The Adidas version has gone on sale online occasionally for $150 though. The V-Moda is basially impossible to find in retail stores in Australia. As far as I know there is one store in the whole country which sells it online for a somewhat reasonable $180.

 

It's hard to get stuff in Australia. This is why I order so much stuff from overseas and local businesses keep lobbying the government to introduce additional taxes on packages from overseas.

 

It's a horrible situation because despite all the carping and moaning from local businesses about high labour costs in Australia, if I can get something shipped to me from the US / UK / Japan and personally delivered from a courier for less money than it costs to order it online locally, it means either your local buying arrangements are poor and you are a bad negotiator, or your operations are inefficient, or both. Australians are kind of tired of being gouged and now we can check on our smartphones in store to work out just how much we are being gouged at every turn. -___-

 

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Welp, there goes my rash plan to bargain a deal of used RE400, FXD80 and FXZ200. =(

 

Well that would have been a fun combo...


Edited by a_recording - 5/13/13 at 4:26pm
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If a king dies without a son, who is next in line to be his heir ?

 


 

Speaking of violins, I've resolved that all my progeny will be in professions that pay upwards of 6 figures, and they will all be trained in at least one classical instrument.

 

We will be the Von Trap Family Orchestra, as a tribute to my favorite movie.

O i see....

They can spend mega bucks on headphones/speakers  very_evil_smiley.gif introduced them to the world of audiophilia yet? 

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It happens :) I've picked it up a time or two since then, but right now I need to get my bow rehaired. I didn't believe in bow bugs until it happened to me! frown.gif

 

Chaconne makes my coordination fly out the window, it's just like "oh hey, you can play violin? PREPARE FOR NOODLE BOWING"

 

Also, yeah :/ it started as me smoking from stress, and ended up as a casual hobby. But even as a hobby I know it is unhealthy.

yup there are bow bugs. What's it like? I remember going to a luthier once, and someone wanted a new case or rehair b/c he/she had bow bugs in their case.

LOL

Ah I see... hope you can quit soon though! Can't regenerate warmth b/c your blood vessels dilate, also making your heart work harder. Forgot if they also contribute to hardening of blood vessels. 


Edited by MrViolin - 5/13/13 at 7:54pm
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991 turbo looks amazing. 

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Thw HD25 is extremely hard to find for under $200 at retail in Australia. In any store they tend to be priced at something like $350 / $400. The Adidas version has gone on sale online occasionally for $150 though. The V-Moda is basially impossible to find in retail stores in Australia. As far as I know there is one store in the whole country which sells it online for a somewhat reasonable $180.

 

It's hard to get stuff in Australia. This is why I order so much stuff from overseas and local businesses keep lobbying the government to introduce additional taxes on packages from overseas.

 

It's a horrible situation because despite all the carping and moaning from local businesses about high labour costs in Australia, if I can get something shipped to me from the US / UK / Japan and personally delivered from a courier for less money than it costs to order it online locally, it means either your local buying arrangements are poor and you are a bad negotiator, or your operations are inefficient, or both. Australians are kind of tired of being gouged and now we can check on our smartphones in store to work out just how much we are being gouged at every turn. -___-

 

 

Well that would have been a fun combo...


That sounds like the situation we were in during the early 90's. It pays to live a short drive from the American boarder and during long weekends a lot of Canadians used to go over the boarder on shopping sprees. Since the net became the new cool tool a lot of Canadians are now buying online and having their parcels shipped to a mail forwarding service and because the drive is short they just drive over and pick up the package during the weekend. Local businesses, especially the conglomerates, tried to lobby Ottawa to increase tariffs to curb cross boarder shopping. There was a huge outcry and the politicians backed down because they were to scared of losing voters. The big shots lost control and they knew it. Right now Canadians are finally starting to see the so called big three cell providers, Rogers, Telus, and Bell, lose control of their 90% plus monopoly. It started a short few years ago when a foreign provider, WIND Mobile, set up shop in Canada. As you can SEE they're not going down without a fight and they're known for having quite a COLORED past amongst Canadian consumers. Personally, I can hardly wait until WIND Mobile goes Canada wide and the big three finally take a shot in the knees.

 

Sorry to hear about the restrictive consumerism in Australia. On the plus side, the worlds gotten a lot smaller and the big shots who now control the Australian market share are probably entering the twilight years of monopolizing the market. Even better, there isn't a thing they can do to stop it.


Any who, I'm glad to say I escaped my dentists torture chamber unscathed and the old choppers are clean and good as new. After I escaped I decided to do a little shopping and found myself a rather nice looking stainless steel wristband for my new watch. Check it out ladies and germs. I think the new Bulova looks quite spiffy with the new wristband.

 

 

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When I visited Australia, I was a little surprised at how serious the country was about protecting locally produced goods - to the point of making us dump small *sealed* retail packages of beef jerky that we had brought with us from the US as travel snacks!
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991 turbo looks amazing. 

 

I concur, and far better than the "S" which looks rather riced out!

 

However, the 991 GT3 does it for me in the range......wondering how the RS would looknormal_smile%20.gif 

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That sounds like the situation we were in during the early 90's.

 

Actually, Canada and Australia are pretty often compared as relatively similar on a few fronts. We have relatives there in Vancouver :3 I've always wanted to go.

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I concur, and far better than the "S" which looks rather riced out!

 

However, the 991 GT3 does it for me in the range......wondering how the RS would looknormal_smile%20.gif 

rs yes very_evil_smiley.gif I can only wonder...

The gt3 looks perfect for road/track car combination. Spoiler also looks much better than the aerokit for the base models...

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Any who, I'm glad to say I escaped my dentists torture chamber unscathed and the old choppers are clean and good as new. After I escaped I decided to do a little shopping and found myself a rather nice looking stainless steel wristband for my new watch. Check it out ladies and germs. I think the new Bulova looks quite spiffy with the new wristband.

 

 

to many pieces for me, but the face looks classic. 

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Actually, Canada and Australia are pretty often compared as relatively similar on a few fronts. We have relatives there in Vancouver :3 I've always wanted to go.


You should definitely visit one day. Vancouver and British Columbia especially is known for being the jewel of Canada. Gorgeous forests, gorgeous mountains for skiing, and Vancouver is known for being quite cosmopolitan. It's also one of the most expensive provinces to live in lol. A run down little shack of a house will probably run you around 250 000 bones. An when I say run down little shack I mean run down little shack. A hole in the wall 1 room bachelors apartment, you're looking at a good 900 bones a month and you're probably paying some of the utilities if not all. TwinQY is in BC, he could fill you in better on how expensive it is and where to go if you're sight seeing.


Thanks violin, I was trying ti find a cleaner face without the chronographs but the Bulova I finally settled on was the best I could find. I agree, it was the classic look that made me choose it. I have a nice dress watch but I've never had a nice wear everyday watch. I got tired of the cheap WalMart and Zellers garbage and decided it was time to invest in a good watch.


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You should definitely visit one day. Vancouver and British Columbia especially is known for being the jewel of Canada. Gorgeous forests, gorgeous mountains for skiing, and Vancouver is known for being quite cosmopolitan. It's also one of the most expensive provinces to live in lol. A run down little shack of a house will probably run you around 250 000 bones. An when I say run down little shack I mean run down little shack. A hole in the wall 1 room bachelors apartment, you're looking at a good 900 bones a month and you're probably paying some of the utilities if not all. TwinQY is in BC, he could fill you in better on how expensive it is and where to go if you're sight seeing.

 

Well, Sydney is usually ranked as second or third in the world's most expensive cities to live in. (Usually behind Tokyo, Hong Kong, Moscow or London depending on which basket of goods and services they are playing with). Definitely the property prices here are insane - my sister was shopping for a house in our suburb (about 40 minutes from the city) and even a small run down house, sold for intended demolition (there were cockroaches on the floor and the estate agent laughed at the idea of rennovating it) goes for 750K.

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991 turbo looks amazing. 
It's so nice.
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You should definitely visit one day. Vancouver and British Columbia especially is known for being the jewel of Canada. Gorgeous forests, gorgeous mountains for skiing, and Vancouver is known for being quite cosmopolitan. It's also one of the most expensive provinces to live in lol. A run down little shack of a house will probably run you around 250 000 bones. An when I say run down little shack I mean run down little shack. A hole in the wall 1 room bachelors apartment, you're looking at a good 900 bones a month and you're probably paying some of the utilities if not all. TwinQY is in BC, he could fill you in better on how expensive it is and where to go if you're sight seeing.


Thanks violin, I was trying ti find a cleaner face without the chronographs but the Bulova I finally settled on was the best I could find. I agree, it was the classic look that made me choose it. I have a nice dress watch but I've never had a nice wear everyday watch. I got tired of the cheap WalMart and Zellers garbage and decided it was time to invest in a good watch.

So we're talking about canada now bigsmile_face.gif silly twinkie... them Smarties. Good stuff.

 

Why not use the dress watch for everyday? One good watch will do all the justice... unless it's leather I guess. Well I'm glad you're happy with your first purchase of a good old-school watch. That's the way to go cool.gif still have my dad's hand-me-down. Been around for 2 decades or so. 

 


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It's so nice.
another porsche lover? :D
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So we're talking about canada now bigsmile_face.gif silly twinkie... them Smarties. Good stuff.

 

Why not use the dress watch for everyday? One good watch will do all the justice... unless it's leather I guess. Well I'm glad you're happy with your first purchase of a good old-school watch. That's the way to go cool.gif still have my dad's hand-me-down. Been around for 2 decades or so. 

 

Well that's the thing, I can't risk wearing a nice expensive dress watch because of my job. I work as a bus driver and it's way to easy to get jumped over a nice watch. There have been cases where drivers got to the end of the route and some idiot(s) stayed on board waiting for the bus to be empty to try and mug him for his watch gold chain, gold wedding band etc. My dress watch cost me over 900 bones not counting taxes and it looks like an expensive dress watch. I'm not taking a chance on losing it to some thief. My Bulova looks nice but it looks like a nice everyday watch and not an overly expensive dress watch that will fetch a good price on the street.

 

My dad has an old school Seiko. He's had it for as long as I can remember. Knowing him he'll probably be buried with it.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 5/13/13 at 9:06pm
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