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The Beast Rampant05 Dec 2019 11:21 a.m. PST
Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

Missing decimal point?

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

If you click 'get details' and enter a valid postcode or zip then you will get a sensible estimate.

Because the fields have nonsense entries the silly default shows up.

The Beast Rampant05 Dec 2019 12:01 p.m. PST

Yeah, I've seen his auctions up quite a few times, with (what I remember as) reasonable shipping. I just thought it was humorous.

newarch08 Dec 2019 3:08 a.m. PST

Trans Atlantic postage is ruinously expensive these days. Speaking from personal experience I haven't ordered anything from the US in years. I'd love some of Brigade Games stuff, but the postage costs always deter me from completing the order.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2019 6:01 a.m. PST

Keep checking, newarch, and remember it's shipping and handling. Working this the other way, I've found S&H from some firms perfectly reasonable, while others in the same scale clearly so no need for an American market. (All honors to Irregular Miniatures for speed and economy.)

newarch09 Dec 2019 2:32 p.m. PST

I did see it the first time Robert! $1,000 USD US does sound a bit steep, although I get the somewhat more reasonable £4.50 GBP for UK delivery. I assume ebay is at fault here.

I can't remember when the cost of trans atlantic postage got so steep, back in the 00s I often bought stuff from America. We get an additional customs handling charge over a certain amount these days too.

The Tyn Man31 Dec 2019 9:31 p.m. PST

Yes, and if you notice, it will take over 32 day to deliver as well…


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