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Offline silentio

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Hello from Southeast Asia
on: January 15, 2008, 03:47:21 AM
Hi all,

thought I'd introduce myself. Been lurking on this forum for a while, just haven't registered or posted anything. Probably a bit of inferiority complex seeing how you guys have all the coolest tools and such. Personally, I only have a Micra and a Wenger SAK. The Micra is the only one I use regularly now because it's on my keychain.

A bit about staying in Singapore: it's hard to get the latest tools. There isn't much interest in them because the whole country's urban, so there are fewer outdoorsy kinds to present a viable market to retailers. Now, I'm not the crazy woodsman character myself, but I like tools because they come in useful in everyday situations. The Micra sells here for Singapore $55, which is about USD$38. Though that isn't far off from the recommended price, it's way off the about-US$20 online price. I bought mine online, and even with shipping from the US, I got it cheaper than the stores. That's why I'm always on the lookout for online sites which ship internationally, rather than get ripped off over here. Not to mention the range of products in Singapore in horrible.

Ok, enough of ranting. Love the spirit on this forum, hope to participate more soon.


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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 04:16:24 AM
Welcome again sir! We look forward to hearing more from your Southeast Asian perspective! :multi:
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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 06:03:26 AM
Welcome!!!
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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 06:35:05 AM
Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 10:02:41 AM
Welcome!

There are a few people I know of who do international forwarding of items if you ever decide to go that route. Last time I checked their fees were reasonable, let me know, I'll dig up the information and send it over.


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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 11:58:40 AM
Welcome to the forum mate.  :)
I'm back!!


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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 01:39:40 PM
Hello, my name is Calvin and I too was a lurker (is that even a word?)  :D

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 01:47:09 PM
Glad to see the site is going truly international! Sit down read some of the drivel we've posted and then add some of your own!

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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 03:23:15 PM
Nice to have you- as a silly foreigner myself, I always insist that dealers be amenable to shipping outside of the US.  Since I own the site, I only allow international minded dealers to advertise here.

Singapore is on my list of places to visit- it sounds like a beautiful country!

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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 09:40:34 PM
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Nice to have you- as a silly foreigner myself, I always insist that dealers be amenable to shipping outside of the US. 

Does US Freight really have that big a deal with going through a gate in a fence to brave the perils of Canada?

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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 10:55:08 PM
Welcome silentio ;) nice to meet you  :multi:


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Re: Hello from Southeast Asia
Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 11:18:43 PM
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Does US Freight really have that big a deal with going through a gate in a fence to brave the perils of Canada?

You'd be surprised... It takes less time for packages to get to/from Europe than it does for anything to get to/from the US. 

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