TO ALL AUSTRALIAN MEMBERS LOOKING FOR WINDOW SIDE PANELS; READ THIS!!!
Hey guys, I have been looking for the new side panels for months with no luck!!! after searching the internet for hours on end, I could find nowhere that ships to australia for less than $80AUD.
BUT; I decided to go into a local shop and see if they could get in the new side panels, to my "surprise" *cough* they could not get them in. They did inform me that they could get the new case with the new side panels! I decided I might be able to negotiate a deal with them (seeing as they are just a local computer company) "What if you guys order in the new case, and I swap my old side panels and give you money? would you be able to do that" To my surprise, after about 5 minutes of thinking they decided that they could do this!!! and today I got a call from them telling me the new case is in, and they only want $20 plus my old side panels for the swap!!!
Considering that it is $80AUD just to get the 1 panel from ebay shipped to australia. this deal I got was a bargain!!! 2 new side panels for $20 bucks!!!
Not sure if this will work for all shops in australia lol but it is worth a try, just go in and try and negotiate a deal with them! if your side panels are in good condition they shouldn't have too much of a problem.
Hope this helped guys! I know its not buying the panels, but a swap is good if you don't need to hold onto your old panels!!
TL;DR: Local shop allowed me to swap old trooper side panels for new windowed model side panels for $20.