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  Reply # 1941693 17-Jan-2018 21:03
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It's not new. Try building a house here. You can build a Trump tower in the USA for the price of a townhouse in NZ.


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  Reply # 1941702 17-Jan-2018 21:23
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zxspectrum:

Seems my link did not work. Not sure what I did wrong.  - http://www.nzlii.org/nz/journals/VUWLawRw/1999/18.html#Heading11

 

 

Quoting that:

 

 

No international intellectual property treaties or obligations compel signatories to prohibit parallel importing.

 

 

Until TPPA is ratified, that is.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1941737 17-Jan-2018 22:52
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I see what you mean re Rockler shipping - Roughly $450 Kiwi to ship 1 clamp costing $70 Kiwi...Good old UPS.  They also won't ship to a freight forwarded in the US such as You Shop.. I presume UPS got a bit pissy re everyone bypassing their wonderful prices.


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  Reply # 1941744 17-Jan-2018 23:43
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If you're looking for Veritas gear why not go directly to Lee Valley Tools?

 

http://www.leevalley.com

 

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  Reply # 1941776 18-Jan-2018 06:39
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Yep. Got some from them as well but upto now only small amounts given GST threshold includes postage costs etc. Cheers.


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  Reply # 1941779 18-Jan-2018 07:19
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gedc:

I see what you mean re Rockler shipping - Roughly $450 Kiwi to ship 1 clamp costing $70 Kiwi...Good old UPS.  They also won't ship to a freight forwarded in the US such as You Shop.. I presume UPS got a bit pissy re everyone bypassing their wonderful prices.



I think the problem with clamps is the length of the bar pushes them out of Post into Courier immediately.

The is a lot of unused gear out there waiting for the owners to move to the rest home or worse. I was building up some kitchen benches using blocks and wedges on a floor when my neighbour revealed that he had 6 clamps.

There's also a lot of alternative ways of skinning a cat. I've been surprised by the amount of stuff on Youtube on working around a lack of the proper equipment.

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  Reply # 1941815 18-Jan-2018 09:11
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In Nelson  there is a guy at the Saturday and Sunday markets who specialises in selling second hand tools, has been doing for years.   I suspect he buys estate lots etc. 

 

Hie prices are pretty high, although reasonable for the high end tools.

 

But the fact he has based business on it suggests there is a good supply of second hand tools out there and he probably only has local catchment of say 75,000 people in The Nelson region.  I suspect if you keep an eye on local garage sales etc, especially those saying deceased estate or similar you will find plenty of tools available.  Also local social media pages, if you say you are on the lookout for second hand woodworking tools you may find some stuff. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1941902 18-Jan-2018 10:59
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I see the Toolshed have clamps for $50 that look pretty decent. Trade Me/ second hand as others mentioned.

Bunnings and Mitre 10 are competitive on some things, expensive on others, shop around.

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  Reply # 1943614 19-Jan-2018 15:57
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Might be cheaper just to retire to the UK, it's expensive to live out here in the antipodes.

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