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Old 12-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question Socatec Air France 777 = Gemini Air France 777?

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I just saw Socatec promoting a 772 and a 773 in 1/200 die cast on its homepage. Are those identical to the Gemini 200 ones?

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Yes they are the same.
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Yes they are the same.
Cool, good to know. Thanks a lot!
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But they are quite expensive on the Socatec shop website ...

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Be a member of the Air France museum and you get a 15 % discount.

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But they are quite expensive on the Socatec shop website ...
If you have a hint where to get the 772 or 773 cheaper (plus shipping & tax/customs if from outside EU) please let me know...

The AF museum is an interesting hint but for a sale < EUR 100 it does not seem to be worth getting the EUR 20 subscription. So it's interesting if you plan to buy for > EUR 133,33, right?
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Be a member of the Air France museum and you get a 15 % discount.

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I thought that place personal sales only. No shipping. Yes/No?
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If you have a hint where to get the 772 or 773 cheaper (plus shipping & tax/customs if from outside EU) please let me know... . . .
I think you are out of luck for the AF 777-228ER, as everywhere I've been it is sold out. The AF 777-300 is still widely available, though. Try:

• EZToys
• Jetway Models
• Airline Museum Gift Shop
• Diecast Airplane

It should be noted that this is an expensive, big model, so be prepared to pay shipping and a good sum for it. The places I've listed are reasonably priced, so don't expect massive discounts.

You could also try ARD in the UK, or one of our helpful forum members in the Netherlands, Arcunia.com. He has it.
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If you have a hint where to get the 772 or 773 cheaper (plus shipping & tax/customs if from outside EU) please let me know...

Sorry, I think I might not have been very clear on this. The models are priced EUR 89 at Socatec, that is USD 115, plus domestic shipping.

Arnaud said that was expensive so I was wondering whether they might be cheaper elsewhere. They are, but unfortunately I do not live in the US.

I checked eztoys for example:

Model price: USD 94.36
With 11% discount: USD 83.98
Shipping: USD 49.20
Total: USD 133.18

That is EUR 102.97
~3% Customs: EUR 106.06
19.6% VAT: EUR 126.85 (USD 164.07)

I guess the calculation is not 100% accurate (I never know whether to apply customs or tax first) but it shows that it's hardly ever worth buying models that are more expensive than EUR 45 (the limit for tax/customs free import) outside the EU. :-(

Yeah, especially during the Black Friday deals I wished I lived in the US.
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Sorry, I think I might not have been very clear on this. The models are priced EUR 89 at Socatec, that is USD 115, plus domestic shipping.

Arnaud said that was expensive so I was wondering whether they might be cheaper elsewhere. They are, but unfortunately I do not live in the US.

I checked eztoys for example:

Model price: USD 94.36
With 11% discount: USD 83.98
Shipping: USD 49.20
Total: USD 133.18

That is EUR 102.97
~3% Customs: EUR 106.06
19.6% VAT: EUR 126.85 (USD 164.07)

I guess the calculation is not 100% accurate (I never know whether to apply customs or tax first) but it shows that it's hardly ever worth buying models that are more expensive than EUR 45 (the limit for tax/customs free import) outside the EU. :-(

Yeah, especially during the Black Friday deals I wished I lived in the US.
It is obvious that for you, Socatec would be the best route. The 'good news' here is, they have both the -228ER and the -300, and the 'bad news' they have them priced the same. I got my AF -228ER locally for about $85 CDN + $10 shipping and it is worth every cent!
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