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How much do Aliens sell for in Australia?
jsj42
1/03/2012
10:48:49 AM
I have a bunch of used Aliens for sale (3 reds, a yellow, 3 greens, 3 blues, and a couple Hybrids)... I'm curious how much they'd fetch in Australia? How much are they new?
Wendy
1/03/2012
11:00:23 AM
As you can now buy the Totem basics in Australia, you'll prob get SFA for the used aliens. I just bought brand new green and yellows for $57 each.
jsj42
1/03/2012
11:01:06 AM
Here are photos... All that stuff (the Aliens, Biners, and Cams and miscellaneous items) are for sale.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53696481@N05/sets/72157629484890741/
jsj42
1/03/2012
11:02:53 AM
Oh, probably not worth it then. I can get at least that much here in the USA. Thanks!

ajfclark
1/03/2012
11:05:58 AM
The only place I can think of that sells actual aliens is outdoorgearstore.com.au:
http://www.outdoorgearstore.com.au/store-climbing-bouldering/hardware/aid-gear/hybrid-alien-cams-2.phps
http://www.outdoorgearstore.com.au/store-climbing-bouldering/hardware/passive-protection/alien-cams.phps

But climbinganchors.com.au has the new Totem basic cams way cheaper:
http://www.climbinganchors.com.au/search.php?search_query=totem%20basic&x=0&y=0
jsj42
1/03/2012
11:12:24 AM
OK, I posted em on Mountain Project, in case some of you are interested. Obviously shipping would be a little more to Oz.

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/aliens-biners-and-other-random-junk-for-sale/107493331
citationx
1/03/2012
11:27:09 AM
Everyone's an entrepreneur.
Duncan
1/03/2012
11:36:02 AM
On 1/03/2012 citationx wrote:
>Everyone's an entrepreneur.

Says the guy who's always trying to sell shit!
jsj42
1/03/2012
11:48:11 AM
Is that a negative? I'm glad when people are selling stuff that I want.
citationx
1/03/2012
12:51:15 PM
On 1/03/2012 Duncan wrote:
>On 1/03/2012 citationx wrote:
>>Everyone's an entrepreneur.
>
>Says the guy who's always trying to sell shit!

I've got another round coming up. I've moved on from my sleeping bag, backpack, downie, synthetic jacket and tent. But I'm being strong. I'm NOT going to buy anything new until I've sold the old stuff this time...
(for now at least).

(and i guess my entrepreneur point is that you're no longer just satisfied selling in america, where you're based (and i dare say unlikely to get many bites), you're now looking to foreign markets... (that aren't ebay))
Duncan
1/03/2012
12:53:26 PM
On 1/03/2012 citationx wrote:
>I'm NOT going to buy anything new until I've sold the old stuff this time...
>(for now at least).

Yeah right. I'm going to MEC tomorrow - email me if there's anything you want...

(Apologies to the OP for the hijack, good luck selling your cams!)

Pat
1/03/2012
1:27:33 PM
Anyone used the Totem cams? Are they any good.

phillipivan
1/03/2012
1:52:07 PM
Pat, yes and yes (but not the totem basics).

I think there are some well written reviews elsewhere on the net to give you a full idea. But some notable things:

They are narrower than a similar sized C4 which can give you a few more options with placements. Combined with there ability to operate reasonably well in mildly flaring cracks, and their extreme flexibility they are extremely versatile in terms of possible placements.

They are not particularly prone to walking, and I am much more likely to clip them direct, if appropriate, than say a TCU, or even a C4.

They are bulky on the harness and I would never want to carry doubles of them.

I have fallen on them, they held, and show no damage; but I have every expectation that that wont last as long as a C4.
rolsen1
1/03/2012
2:15:24 PM
On 1/03/2012 Wendy wrote:
>As you can now buy the Totem basics in Australia, you'll prob get SFA for
>the used aliens. I just bought brand new green and yellows for $57 each.

Wendy, what do you think of the totem basics? I'm heading to the US on Saturday was going to pick up some of the small sizes of the master cams - would you get them or the basics?
jsj42
1/03/2012
2:25:45 PM
This probably doesn't mean much, but I think Aliens are superior to Master Cams. My only credentials are that I've climbed a bunch of 5.13 trad routes, including tricksey stuff with funky gear. But then, I'm selling a bunch of them so you don't have to believe me.
Wendy
1/03/2012
2:59:31 PM
I haven't placed the basics yet (just got them Monday and I'm refraining from climbing this week in an attempt to avert shoulder disaster) but they look and feel pretty much exactly like a more precisely made alien. Methinks they'll be fab.

I like the master cams in the small sizes. I'd use the purple and grey ones before I pulled out the blue and black alien. I'd take the aliens in green-red although the blue and yellow master cams are ok. I'd not even bother with the larger master cams. I'd probably go the grey, purple and green c3s over the purple and grey mcs as well. Was that a very confusing summary?
citationx
1/03/2012
2:59:58 PM
On 1/03/2012 jsj42 wrote:
>This probably doesn't mean much, but I think Aliens are superior to Master
>Cams. My only credentials are that I've climbed a bunch of 5.13 trad routes,
>including tricksey stuff with funky gear. But then, I'm selling a bunch
>of them so you don't have to believe me.

I never bothered trying anything else because I found the Aliens so perfect from the start....
rolsen1
1/03/2012
3:17:38 PM
On 1/03/2012 Wendy wrote:
>I haven't placed the basics yet (just got them Monday and I'm refraining
>from climbing this week in an attempt to avert shoulder disaster) but they
>look and feel pretty much exactly like a more precisely made alien. Methinks
>they'll be fab.
>
>I like the master cams in the small sizes. I'd use the purple and grey
>ones before I pulled out the blue and black alien. I'd take the aliens
>in green-red although the blue and yellow master cams are ok. I'd not
>even bother with the larger master cams. I'd probably go the grey, purple
>and green c3s over the purple and grey mcs as well. Was that a very confusing
>summary?

Thanks so much, perfect summary.

Last year I bought C4s .4 and above to replace my rack of HB Quad cams (yes, shudder only about 15 years of use) now looking to supplement these with smaller sizes, was thinking about 4 smallest (up to yellow) master cams - will also look at your c3 suggestion. Thanks again.
One Day Hero
1/03/2012
3:21:02 PM
On 1/03/2012 jsj42 wrote:
>My only credentials are that I've climbed a bunch of 5.13 trad routes,
>including tricksey stuff with funky gear.

Wow, that makes you sound like a really good climber.............unless you rap inspected, and/or dogged 'em for 6 months......but only after specifically seeking out the softest routes at the grade.........and got every miniscule bit of beta from your seppo mates who all wank around on the same routes.......and the routes are all the same style, but that's the only style you can climb.

In fact, its probably better not to show up on an aussie forum, try to sell a bunch of hacked gear at 20% below retail, then start spraying about how hot you are.............over here we tend to rip on arseclowns who pull that sort of stuff. How does it work for you in Seppoland?

By the way, route is pronounced root (as in tree root, or pulling a root). Route is what you do to a block of wood with a router. Every time you seppos pronounce route as "route", rather than "root", we hang even more shit on you :D
jsj42
1/03/2012
6:10:32 PM
So, "dick"...if I took my "c--k" (fill in the blanks and pronounce it exactly as it's spelled) and used it to "route" you in the "arsehole", would that make me more of a "seppo" or less?

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