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Tyler326 Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

Just ordered some Perry figures direct and had them shipped to me in the USA. It came to $50 USD USD USD( that includes shipping). If I had bought the same from US dealer it would have run me $80 USD USD. And I got the figs in a week! Seems to be a no brainer.

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

+1 for ordering directly from the Perrys. The prices, without VAT, are great and delivery is usually quick.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

I ran into the same thing recently. I wanted a copy of Go Bold into the Desert. Price from GB was far better than any I could find in the US.

Exchange rate and all. On the other side on the coin, it's tougher on the US dealer with stock they bought at the old rate.

Neal Smith05 Sep 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Once the GBP took a dive, it became really easy to order direct. The US distributors never changed their prices (probably because it was existing stock…).

saltflats192905 Sep 2017 5:26 p.m. PST

Yep it's the current $ to exchange. I almost feel like I'm stealing from the Brits now. Almost.

Dynaman878905 Sep 2017 5:26 p.m. PST

I don't see how us dealers can make a profit reselling UK stuff. Only way would be if they use slower shipping and get a large discount for huge orders

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

Copplestone was the same way. It was cheaper to order direct than get them from a US supplier.

Tyler326 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 4:41 a.m. PST

Good points about what the dealers have to price older stock at. I would question what they actually bought this "older" stock at and now keep charging same prices. Also are they buying new stock and still charging the same as before? Any one have insight as to this question?

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

I love buying Perry direct. They don't charge you VAT and I get better service from them than I do from one of their US distributors.

Disco Joe06 Sep 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

I have been buying direct from Perry for over a year now. Good service. price and shipping time.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

I have changed all my prices on all my European goods. True, I did wait to see if the fall were longer term. I could go out of business if I dropped prices 25%, sold out, and then had to re-stock after a rebound.

RudyNelson07 Sep 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

You cannot do an equal money conversion on prices. There are too many other costs that the American store has to sale the same product. Too many minor details to explain.

It may be a no brainer for you and that is fine. Plastic is different than lead when it comes to shipping. I imported a box from Italy and the cost of the lead was $250 USD but the cost of the shipping was $280. USD So the shipping more than consumed my discount. This is why I no longer import European companies, even though I had imported over a dozen different companies in the past.
Enjoy your gaming.

Tyler326 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

Seems to me Rudy that you paid way too much for shipping. Most companies give discounts on large purchases along with discounts for shipping. Don't know who you bought from but most of the ones I deal with never charge that high. Any thoughts from others out there as to Rudy's take?

RudyNelson07 Sep 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

Admittedly the company was or is Italian and not British. So postal rates may be different. I know that when I ordered from Alphacast in Greece, the rates were less.

The rates were not bad from Britain as i ordered from several manufacturers in the past. The bottom line was that I could get the items at a slightly lower in some cases and higher in others when I got the product from a USA distributor.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 9:31 p.m. PST

For what it's worth for those in Southern Kalifornia…Brookhurst sells all it's Perry plastics for 24.99. It is a crapshoot as to what they have in stock, though :/

coopman08 Sep 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

You can get the Perry plastic minis for $20 USD a box from NWS Wargaming. Chris @ NWS has to get them from his distributor after he receives your order though.

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

Weight is a major factor when calculating international postage and 28mm figures are VERY heavy.

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