avinunca1 wrote:Well declaring a lower price to cut tax and duty is something that happens but it is of course illegal.
Regarding your dig at British engineering, well we could look at Harley Davidson! I know you are joking.
I wouldn't expect to have to buy a new bearing. If I bought a NOS valve I would require it to work.
Of course I was joking. Regarding new bearing's sapphire I was referring to buying a used table of this vintage and counting on "excellent" performance while it's known fact that those bearings are fragile. That some of those tables has worn out platter/ bearing interface resulting in wobble , some have shot motors and tired suspension. That's the normal thing with used suspended table.
Regarding the price I repeat that, the table was posted here on VE for 800 USD for quite a time. But , since for anything British I would like to buy here I have to pay up to nose (i.e 22 Gbp for a belt which I can get for $7.75 here) it's only fair that for British buyers on PFM the price would be in pounds....
Add to that British invention of annual price increase to make the customer feel good about investment etc . etc. ..
I do not really cater to folks who already have 3 Pink Triangle tables ,and if it's cheap enough they are willing to buy forth. I sold one to a guy who has vectored unit and he is happy with the purchase. Illegal or not it's mostly guys from Britain who ask for declaring low value although it's pretty much common. Now , don't get me wrong I'm all pro Britain and I'm at ave how industrious and imaginative folks are there (well at least some of them) but it's also true that my most unfortunate online deals were with sellers from GB.
Warm Regards, L