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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down and who said Japan was expensive?

well, i called Moto Corse and asked them how much it would cost for a BMC air filter and to install a reverse shift can. here's the response e-mail with prices! oh, and just to kinda round it out for you, take the last 2 digits off those prices and that's about what it will be in USD.

Hello, Thank you for your calling yesterday.
I would like to tell you the estimates of customizing your MV.

BMC Air Filter 12,075 yen
Labor 10,500 yen

Reverse Shift Gear Kit 47,040 yen --- ATTACHED
Labor 63,000 yen --- Includes Engine Oil, Coolant and Some Gaskets.

Thank you for continuous support for us.


Looks like i'm going to be doing this little swap on my own! fun!

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 08:04 AM
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Man that is pricey! And what with the dollar getting weaker and weaker it seems like a now or never situation for the Motocorse Ti pipes I reaaaaally want. But bad things keep happening to me. My car got broken into, stuff got stolen, I had to move to Atlanta which sucks! 2 days and my car got broken into in a freaking nice neighborhood too!

So now I am dealing with insurance and also negotiating with the boss for a pay raise...argh. My dream of ordering the pipes before end of this year is just getting further and further away! SOrry to hijack the thread had to vent!
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I had to move to Atlanta which sucks!
lol! randarosa is gonna love that one.

too bad to hear about your car, tho! i'd be so pissed. i'm lucky enough that my cars have never been broken into (knock on wood). good luck with the pay raise and insurance!

i'm really hoping the dollar will start going back up. these prices are killing me!

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Yeah a quick look at xe.com shows the following:
1 USD = 0.71039 EUR (visiting Europe is out of the question)
1 USD = 0.49124 GBP (so visiting the UK is out of the question)
1 USD = 116.516 yen (this one I am not so sure about)
1 USD = 39.2600 INR (indian ruppes, I am Indian. few months ago this value was 44!)

The dollar keeps going any lower I can throw away my motocorse ti pipe dream out the window! I think I need to start getting paid in GBP!!
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1 USD = 116.516 yen (this one I am not so sure about)
japan is really cheap for any other country. even the US.


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I couldnt tell if you were kidding or being serious! Japanese real estate prices have to be the most insane on the planet!
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i think he was talking about the yen rate compared to the dollar. (i could be wrong) it's actually low compared to say, the Euro. think of it this way: the Japanese count in pennies. them saying 100 yen is like us saying 100 cents instead of 1 dollar. so 100 yen is more like 85 cents. idk if that makes sense, but i can't explain it any better.

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my point was that japan is still really cheap for people in the US. Take a look at a graph of USD/JPY over the last 10 years..... (will have to dig around for it myself)


Starting in Japan, nowhere is cheap. The yen is weak against every major currency I know. It blows if you are trying to get out.


Real estate is always high, yeah. But what drops Tokyo and Osaka on the 'worlds most expensive cities' is the x-rate against others. They aren't at the top anymore, European cities are. That's not the whole reason, but a good chunk of it (i think).


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Last time I was there the x-rate was 120. Fortunately I get paid $BP living in the US, so the x-rate is working in my favor for now.

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