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« Reply #5130 on: June 01, 2016, 10:02:52 AM »

  I think Tauruck [Mike] said he needs 8 Mickey Thompson tires to have spares for the car he's building and said with shipping and dutys to SA it will run him $40,000. That'll bring a tear to your eye, and make your wallet weap, too.
    Doug  cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #5131 on: June 01, 2016, 02:30:13 PM »

  I think Tauruck [Mike] said he needs 8 Mickey Thompson tires to have spares for the car he's building and said with shipping and dutys to SA it will run him $40,000. That'll bring a tear to your eye, and make your wallet weap, too.
    Doug  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #5132 on: June 01, 2016, 08:41:12 PM »

Yep, then ya add in the exchange rate & some import duty & now it just cost you an arm & a leg to get the $hit. I remember what it was like on the receiving end of all that & that's what prompted me to help the Ozzy Battlers here.
  Sid.  

That'd be why buying Fenders which can be dismantled into below dutiable limit sized pieces are better buying than Gibsons.............

Then, there's the exchange rate. It seems many Americans can't actually grasp the concept of a floating exchange rate. When I visited the States in 2011 the exchange rate was at an all-time high and reached US$1.10 one Aussie dollar would get me $1.10, EVERYTHING seemed cheap. Right now it is .73....that means the apparent cost of everything Stateside has risen by a third.....following me here.......Huh?

Then there is 15% duty on anything for which the total cost , all freight costs (ie: insurance)inclusive, exceeds $900AUS and they then add 10%Goods and Service Tax onto that duty.

2 2nd hand tyres+freight etc= USD 800

In 2011 $727AUS

In 2016 $1040

PLUS $156 duty+15.60GST=$171.60

$1211.60

Racing on US sourced parts got expensive these last few years cry
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« Reply #5133 on: June 01, 2016, 10:03:20 PM »

Now if someone was coming this way in say, Febuary, with a really long container....
maybe we could them to put Ferd and Wayno in it to save on freight.
Incidentally, Wayno, do you still have any fiberglass P38 tank bodies left. I had an enquiry (English Spelling)
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« Reply #5134 on: June 02, 2016, 06:51:01 AM »

Grumm, yes I do. By the way, I have "unretired" for a while. I have accepted the position of Aviation Composites Instructor at the Lockheed Skunk Works in California. Besides being 30 miles from El Mirage (Making it possible to run all 6 events this year) and giving me a racing budget, now I can add "Skunk Trainer" to my resume'.  cheers Wayno
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« Reply #5135 on: June 02, 2016, 07:27:23 AM »

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« Reply #5136 on: June 02, 2016, 11:21:08 AM »

A dream job in a perfect location, Wayno!  cheers

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #5137 on: June 02, 2016, 03:58:15 PM »

Grumm, yes I do. By the way, I have "unretired" for a while. I have accepted the position of Aviation Composites Instructor at the Lockheed Skunk Works in California. Besides being 30 miles from El Mirage (Making it possible to run all 6 events this year) and giving me a racing budget, now I can add "Skunk Trainer" to my resume'.  cheers Wayno

How's it going there? Must be a shock to the system joing a big company after a bit of pasture time, have you got your own mug?
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« Reply #5138 on: June 02, 2016, 05:35:39 PM »

Grumm, yes I do. By the way, I have "unretired" for a while. I have accepted the position of Aviation Composites Instructor at the Lockheed Skunk Works in California. Besides being 30 miles from El Mirage (Making it possible to run all 6 events this year) and giving me a racing budget, now I can add "Skunk Trainer" to my resume'.  cheers Wayno

How's it going there? Must be a shock to the system joing a big company after a bit of pasture time, have you got your own mug?

And your own carpark?
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« Reply #5139 on: June 03, 2016, 08:16:39 PM »

Just got a call from a guy in Denver who had a scatter shield delivered to him and it wasn't Johnboy.  tongue

I need Johnboy's contact info.  Dang it.

Thanks Don
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« Reply #5140 on: June 03, 2016, 09:12:53 PM »

Sent you a pm. undecided
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« Reply #5141 on: June 03, 2016, 11:51:53 PM »

Thanks Sid,
  I talked to Johnboy and he said he would take care of it.   cheers

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« Reply #5142 on: June 04, 2016, 09:15:58 AM »

Sorry guys, looks like I had the right street, that was my bad. Close but no cigar. embarassed
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« Reply #5143 on: June 04, 2016, 09:29:01 AM »

Sorry guys, looks like I had the right street, that was my bad. Close but no cigar. embarassed
  Sid.

Let no good deed go unpunished.   grin

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« Reply #5144 on: June 04, 2016, 10:26:16 AM »

Just got a call from Johnboy, he's got the package, it was just a block away.   cheers

I sure appreciate the integrity of the gentleman who received it by mistake, he went the extra mile to find the owner.

Thanks to all involved, Don
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