The site that this buckle is from is not bad at all, I have bought quite a few good buckles from him at very reasonable prices
Can't help with UK dealer as I am in Germany and have been for a long time.
If Ben has used this dealer and thinks its a fair price, then I guess it must be.
Its all in where you are located, it would not cost that where I am but I suppose I'm just a tight Jock.
Young collectors in your country need you mate
Nice buckle Frenchy.......... 90 USD. is pretty much standard. Shipping to Canada about another 10-15 USD. and about 95 % of the time if they ship USPS, the packages manage to slid through customs. At least they have for me.
Gentlemen........... As a collector in Canada we have very few options as far as dealers are concerned. If you manage to find a dealer in all of Toronto with any kind of selection you are extremely fortunate. Overseas you guys probably can't swing a dead cat without hitting one.
You can't always compare pricing here to there.......... there is so much to choose from your dealers and private purchases.
Concequently we pay in USD, Pounds or Euro each more than the CDN dollar. Then theres +++.
Anyway you guys don't need an economy lesson.......you've all been there, done that and got the t-shirt.
If I like an item. I do a little price checking and bite the bullit, within reason............. ya gotta love this hobby.
Regards to all Detlef
Brumbar i so agree with you as i am new to this everytime i see something i would like, i am having a heart attack after all the price added shipping ect and i have to dream when i read all the great find members of this forum get at flea market or even digging somewhere but i will keep shopping everyday and i will find all the stuff i want .
it depends on where you buy