They have gone up in the US!!
I just bought one Friday 16" bar and it was $609 USD before tax. I can ship one in the states about anywhere for $35 USD, but no clue what shipping to AU would be.
Well,ahem ,the last time an ms 200 t was asked for on this forum,also from a certain unnamed person in Australia the whole thing turned into a giant pizzen match if I recall correctly .
I took it all apart so it looked more like spare parts.
Does that make a difference?
I don't think you would need to go to that extent Butch... The MS361 i sent to the squish-man was in one piece minus the bar (which I sent in a seperate package), and it went through customs to Canadaland no prob.
I did mark "gift" and instead of "saw parts", I put "parts saw" so that way it would sound like i was sending something that he could use for parts.
Whether or not that is even needed is questionable. But I woulnd't think you should have to tear a saw down to ship it internationally.
Gary they did hit me up for duty the cheap bastads. I asked why and the post office employees reply was 'I dunno if ya want to dispute it call this number blah, blah, blah'. Upon further questioning apparently it's hit and miss with getting charged the duty or not.
I sent one to Awesome Climber a year or so ago. I don't remember but I think it was about $50 to ship the whole works. I took it all apart so it looked more like spare parts.