My International ALX

MattyB

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It was originally supposed to be about $60 but then they emailed me and said that they had never sent stuff to Aust before and hadn't anticipated the cost for delivery. They said they got a quote for delivery for about $200. I met them somewhere in the middle at $120. Still pretty good for a 25kg package. It still has two more destinations, Adelaide and then my house!

Should hopefully get it friday. :D Friday should be a very good day. I'm getting my ALX, my Optx monitor and Tactx keyboard from Dell, my GTX 670 and I'm finally getting ADSL 2+ in the house. Weekend sorted if all goes to plan! :D I will post some pics
 
It was originally supposed to be about $60 but then they emailed me and said that they had never sent stuff to Aust before and hadn't anticipated the cost for delivery. They said they got a quote for delivery for about $200. I met them somewhere in the middle at $120. Still pretty good for a 25kg package. It still has two more destinations, Adelaide and then my house!

Should hopefully get it friday. :D Friday should be a very good day. I'm getting my ALX, my Optx monitor and Tactx keyboard from Dell, my GTX 670 and I'm finally getting ADSL 2+ in the house. Weekend sorted if all goes to plan! :D I will post some pics

cool! take pics when you get them and set them up!
 

AeonSoul

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It was originally supposed to be about $60 but then they emailed me and said that they had never sent stuff to Aust before and hadn't anticipated the cost for delivery. They said they got a quote for delivery for about $200. I met them somewhere in the middle at $120. Still pretty good for a 25kg package. It still has two more destinations, Adelaide and then my house!

Should hopefully get it friday. :D Friday should be a very good day. I'm getting my ALX, my Optx monitor and Tactx keyboard from Dell, my GTX 670 and I'm finally getting ADSL 2+ in the house. Weekend sorted if all goes to plan! :D I will post some pics
So that's ought to be a bad weekend for you girlfriend, lol!
 

MattyB

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Well I just got home from work today and there was a letter from UPS saying that it is being held in Melbourne until I pay the import tax on it. I was hoping they wouldn't notice the 25kg box that I was getting sent from the UK. Cost me $200! Anyway, this means I won't get it till Wednesday at best.

I guess the girlfriend gets me over the weekend. Since I have 2 weeks off, I will get plenty of time during the week though.
 

MattyB

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So, I contacted the eBay store and they said that their 'gaming specialist' assured them that it was an ALX. I disagreed. Then they said that they had looked into it it and they admitted that there were differences between the standard Aurora and the ALX. They have offered me a discount. Not sure what the outcome is yet.
 

MattyB

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Yeah it's only the case but it is an older Aurora so I would have rather spent a little bit more and found a more recent ALX here in Aust. They will give me a small refund so that will make me a bit happier (we haven't settled on a price yet). I have shoved a GTX 670 in there now. Looking forward to doing a few more things.
 

MattyB

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I have asked for £200 back (about $300au) but they said it was too much. The facts are they advertised a 1 year old Aurora ALX with minimal signs of wear. It is a standard Aurora which is over 2 years old with more than minimal wear on the side panels. I'm happy to have it though at the right price.