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Masa
02-26-2009, 08:27 AM
I totally missed the one week online sale for this item back in January :cry:

Would appreciate any heads-ups if you see this on YJA.

Arigato!

telemarq
02-26-2009, 09:13 AM
Is this fast enough for you? :lol: I think its a re-cast.

http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g76118809

Masa
02-26-2009, 09:39 AM
Is this fast enough for you? :lol: I think its a re-cast.

http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g76118809

Thanks, but yeah... it's a recast... the search continues... :happy:

secretasianman
02-26-2009, 01:12 PM
1/4 scale... 4.5 kg (nealy 10 lbs) ... Masa, if I didn't know any better.... I would have thought you were collecting by weight :)

serogane
02-27-2009, 04:01 PM
Man that was one painful week of just staring and cursing due to insufficient funds.

But I don't think anyone who's ordered online has received this kit yet... They said something about this kit being available in March (not really sure)? So was it like a pre-order of some kind?

http://www.volks.co.jp/jp/event/newkit09/nke_kanu.html

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Masa
02-27-2009, 09:43 PM
:doh::doh::doh:

Triple "doh" for me... that's what happens when you stare too long at the UBC and don't read the fine print :sweat:

Arigato!

I'll get my sniping gear ready ;)

Dr.H
02-28-2009, 08:50 AM
Lovely kit, just lovely :)

Masa
02-28-2009, 07:37 PM
It just occurred to me... how did they get a kit to recast already when the real thing hasn't been issued yet? :hmm:

Time Bandits?

secretasianman
02-28-2009, 09:26 PM
It just occurred to me... how did they get a kit to recast already when the real thing hasn't been issued yet? :hmm:

Time Bandits?

I couldn't help but notice the dreaded "海外" when peeking @ Yahoo.... I'm sure some red flags override the others ^_^

serogane
03-01-2009, 06:11 PM
I'm fairly sure that when Volk's had their New Year's nationwide sale, more than a few original copies were made available for store distribution. They probably intended on selling to everyone who wanted one but due to inability to fill quota, they started taking extra orders online so that production can catch up with demand. Or so I believe anyways.

Aw shit, it's already March.

David_Chiu
03-01-2009, 11:41 PM
:doh::doh::doh:

Triple "doh" for me... that's what happens when you stare too long at the UBC and don't read the fine print :sweat:

Arigato!

I'll get my sniping gear ready ;)

Sigh. These days I could no longer justify 400+ for a kit...

serogane
03-02-2009, 03:50 AM
Seriously. It costs me nearly $140 more now to buy this kit compared to when it was 100 yen to 1 CDN.

Masa
03-02-2009, 04:51 AM
Sigh. These days I could no longer justify 400+ for a kit...

Me neither really... but I'm being pretty selective lately, and haven't really bought anything new for a couple years. I figure this one equals the 3 or 4 kits I (didn't) buy last year ;)

Or at least that's the story I'm telling my wife... and I'm sticking by it :devil:

Masa
03-02-2009, 04:57 AM
:doh: The small print... gotta read... small print... :doh:

Of course it says right under the title at the top of the page "will be sold in Volks shops, mail, and internet order." :rolleyes:

Thanks Sero

secretasianman
03-02-2009, 09:55 AM
Me neither really... but I'm being pretty selective lately, and haven't really bought anything new for a couple years. I figure this one equals the 3 or 4 kits I (didn't) buy last year ;)

Or at least that's the story I'm telling my wife... and I'm sticking by it :devil:


It's all in the eye of the beholder and the buyer, I've been eyeing A-Brand's 1/4 Meiya Mitsurugis and am sure to cave someday. I also didn't think about succumbing to S-MIST's monster Mizuho for ~$250 ... but we all know how that saga ended :giggle:

serogane
03-03-2009, 07:30 PM
http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n73889968

Hurry Masa, there's less than 13 hours remaining.

secretasianman
03-03-2009, 07:42 PM
Wait, I'm confused,

Will Kanu be sold in Volks stores or was it limited to that one week online sale?

Also, what are the chances of that auction ending in under retail? :) (I already know *this* one wont! http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w35734964 )

serogane
03-03-2009, 08:13 PM
This kit was sold at all Volks outlets during that New Years one week sale (on top of the online sales, or pre-orders). From what I've gathered, those who ordered online won't be getting theirs until March. Hell I tried ordering one online that week even though the site explicitly says no foreigners (shot them an appeal e-mail but no luck). :\

I believe they will be taking in more pre-orders this month. I doubt there'll be any more store sales.

I wonder if it will end at retail (I guess it depends on how readily available Volks plans on making this kit). This is a good chance to gauge prices nonetheless.

Though if possible I'd rather deal directly with the source to show support (with the help of a trustworthy proxy).

Masa
03-04-2009, 09:46 AM
Crap-ola :squint:

The auction ended before I saw it. I was stuck at my new house the last couple of days working with contractors :cry:

I'll get one eventually - patience, patience... :)

Thanks for the heads up Sero!

KrokoHunter
03-11-2009, 06:02 AM
Masa - I truly understand you. She's damn fine.

Lucky for you, that I'm not able to outbid you at the moment.. lol ;-)

Just kidding mate :D

Masa
03-11-2009, 10:17 AM
Don't worry Kroko, there are plenty of other snipers out there that will outbid me for now... :dry:

Persistence is the name of the game ::thumb

serogane
03-25-2009, 09:53 PM
http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g77327079

5 days remaining.

serogane
04-01-2009, 08:42 PM
I guess I shouldn't be surprised how fast another one went up. The last one did sell for 150% retail.

http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d91826816

secretasianman
04-01-2009, 08:45 PM
Yup, the resales are pretty fierce ^^;

Seeing how you're one of the few gaijin who can understand kanji, what's the stock status at Volks? Now that the pre-sales have made their way to the initial buyers, are they casting any more?

serogane
04-01-2009, 09:26 PM
I've been checking their website every day for the last 2 weeks, but nothing. And March is already over too.

http://www.volks.co.jp/jp/event/newkit09/nke_kanu.html

No updates in the news section nor new items in their web store. At this point all I can suggest is to keep checking back.

My take: If I were to guess I'd say that they took too many orders back in January and are having trouble filling them all, which is why they pushed back the reordering date from March. I mean, for the entire first week of January the pre-order button was up. It didn't go down until Jan 9th, when they said it would (for most kits with limited numbers the pre-order button changes to "sold out" in like what, a couple of hours?). I have a feeling they plan to sell this one for a while which is why they didn't limit the number of orders. They could've taken hundreds and hundreds of orders for all we know.

serogane
04-05-2009, 03:18 PM
http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h128577706

Let me guess the ending pice - 69100 yen?