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Old 30 December 2011, 12:47   #1
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Very cheap audio gear even after shipping from USA.

MRD70B/IP3.5 PolyPlanar MRD70 Black w/FREE MP3, iPod & Satellite Radio


Even if it's just used as an CD/Mp3 player in (I'm not sure if the US FM tuning will work here), it's a bargain. I rather like the idea of having a totally remote control box from the CD unit too
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Old 30 December 2011, 14:31   #2
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You order it and let us know how you get on?

If it all goes smoothly the flood gates will open.
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Bit more info here

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Old 30 December 2011, 14:46   #4
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You order it and let us know how you get on?

If it all goes smoothly the flood gates will open.
I already have-but I really wouldn't expect there to be any left by the time it's crossed the atlantic.

It was about 80 including shipping.
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Well still let us know how you get on with set-up etc. Sounds interesting.
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We don't have satellite radio here and I reckon the radio won't be up to much so you should be comparing prices with an Ipod dock really. Does seem cheap though although you should be adding some VAT and Import duty to that!
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Old 31 December 2011, 05:26   #7
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We don't have satellite radio here and I reckon the radio won't be up to much so you should be comparing prices with an Ipod dock really. Does seem cheap though although you should be adding some VAT and Import duty to that!
True. I'm not expecting much of the radio anyway, but the 2 inputs and an MP3 compatible CD player unit that's sat out of the way of the weather makes it well worth the whole cost.
At $56 it's still not a lot of VAT and import duty.
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....I'm not sure if the US FM tuning will work here....[/QUOTE]

US FM tuners tune work on .2Mhz steps (odd numbers). European FM tuners have .1Mhz steps. There are some radios built for the world market that either tune in .1 steps or have a selection that allows switching the tuner betweem .2 and .1 steps.
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We don't have satellite radio here and I reckon the radio won't be up to much so you should be comparing prices with an Ipod dock really. Does seem cheap though although you should be adding some VAT and Import duty to that!
I expect the parcelfarce 'admin' cost will be more than the duty!
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US FM tuners tune work on .2Mhz steps (odd numbers). European FM tuners have .1Mhz steps. There are some radios built for the world market that either tune in .1 steps or have a selection that allows switching the tuner betweem .2 and .1 steps.
So, about 50% of signals will be receivable, if it's a US only version?
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