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Casio XJ-A140 for $1375...must i buy?

blrock

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I can get a casio XJ-A140 for $1375 in my country South Africa....I'm sooo tempted to buy it. I know they are $900 in the US but I can't find any company in the US that will export them...
I've already ordered the Artic from WL but I'd love to have blue diodes to play with.

What to do?
 



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24 class 4 445nm diodes for $1375 is still a sweet deal in my book, especially when you consider that 2 months ago they were selling for $400-500 each.
 

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Wouldn't it be cheaper to have someone in the US buy one and reship it for you?
 

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It would be even cheaper when shipped by Borderlinx.
Just search an UK/US shop which ships to Africa. 100USD shipping are realistic i think.

// Do you get free Vuvuzelas when you buy it here?
 

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Also: Do you need the whole projector or just some diodes?
Maybe there will also be a GB here with the A140 diodes...
 

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just buy some diodes, there should a few for sale in buy,sell,trade board soon or enter a group buy like said above.
besides,do you really need 24 diodes or just a few?

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misread something:p
 
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Revising my original idea, I would have someone in the US buy the projector and just harvest and mail along the diode array, you could probably get it shipped for less than $950.
 

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It would be even cheaper when shipped by Borderlinx.
Just search an UK/US shop which ships to Africa. 100USD shipping are realistic i think.

// Do you get free Vuvuzelas when you buy it here?
Vuvuzelas..ha ha. I got a few of those. Gave them away after watching a few games here.

Do you know of any US/UK shops that ship to South Africa?

I woudl like to use the projector before I stripped the diodes. Just curious about the picture quality etc

Although knowing myself I'd probably use it for 5 minutes then pull the covers off :)
 

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Wondering about the real projection too. didnt see any picture of that yer.
Their full system lifespan is damn short :D :D

Nah, no clue. im in Germany and we have only 7 Shops atm which sell them. only 3 in stock
 

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I would be willing to buy the system and take the array out and send you the array. I would make sure to use ESD protection and such. They have the projector on Newegg for $850 shipped, then whatever it costs me to ship to you.
 

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I just looked at shipping, and I could probably ship it for only $30, and that is global express. So with fees I could probably ship you the whole a140 array for $920.
 

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I just looked at shipping, and I could probably ship it for only $30, and that is global express. So with fees I could probably ship you the whole a140 array for $920.
Doing something like that would be a good idea,,,

However, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but I've bought laser stuff on LPF before (spend around $250 on a 2 watt red, collamating optics etc) and I never ever receive my goods. I got some goof tracking number and the issue was never resolved. I even phoned USPS and was told the tracking number was from some old parcle. I lost $250. I won't mention any names..

So you can understand I'm a little wary of doing that. I'd prefer buying directly from a company.

But thanks for the offer :)
 

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That's understandable. Did you pay through paypal though? We could even do it through ebay so you would have that buyer protection also. This is obviously a last resort if you can't find a company. Good luck with your search, and if you'd like to go this way, let me know.
 

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Doing something like that would be a good idea,,,

However, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but I've bought laser stuff on LPF before (spend around $250 on a 2 watt red, collamating optics etc) and I never ever receive my goods. I got some goof tracking number and the issue was never resolved. I even phoned USPS and was told the tracking number was from some old parcle. I lost $250. I won't mention any names..

So you can understand I'm a little wary of doing that. I'd prefer buying directly from a company.

But thanks for the offer :)
Go with a reputable member then, not some randomer with <100 posts.
 




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