I get items shipped almost daily, maybe 50 kits in the past 2 weeks from the
US, i have had 3 same size kits come for 26 air, infact 2x 7 kits was only
Had many items i wanted but would rather go without than give a seller like
that my not so hard earned cash
They probably use UPS, which cannot deliver to a P.O. Box. I think they
also pick up (we don't have UPS in our part of Canada). If a parcel
has to go to a P.O. Box, then the sender will have to take it to the
Post Office to mail it, hence the charge. I'm not condoning the extra
charge, just assuming why it would be charged.
BB in Canada
Tell you what, Julian. Get it at the minimum bid and ship it to me,
whereupon I will use the 'slow boat' regular parcel post rates to ship it to
*you* at no additional charge for my handling. IME (and I *do* have
experience), it costs about $9 to send a kit this size anywhere in Europe or
the UK. Takes up to 2 months to get there. If the thing is worth ($2.99 +
$10.00 + ~$9.00) to you, and you're willing to wait, I think you should have
it for that.
(Looking for a tornado)
I just received an R/C helicopter (electric) from Hong Kong that I
ordered on Ebay. Shipping was US$35 (quoted up front) for Express Mail.
The actual shipping charge was US$31. Of course the package was a bit
larger than the one you showed.
JULIAN HALES wrote:
Personally, I think the extra handing chargwe because he has to wait in a line
at the post office is kinda chickenshit. However, he has the right to charge a
handling fee if he wants to.
If it's stated up front as it seems to be on the auction site, there shouldn't
be a problem. If you don't want to pay the quoted postage and handling fee,
you have two options; contact him and ask him to reconsider (doubtful
considering his tone in the description) or, don't bid on it.
"The world would be a much simpler place if every one could pick
and choose their obligations, but we can't and we shouldn't."
Major Charles W. Whittlesey
Figure about how much it weighs and then plug in the figures, will tell you
how much it should be. I always add $ .90 for "Certificate of Mailing" just
as an insurance policy for me to show the item was shipped to prevent
someone saying it wasn't shipped, sad to have to do that but times have
changed, in the US I ship "Priority Mail" with "Delivery Conformation" ($
.45). Some items I ball park the shipping on items and make $ .50 and some
times I lose $ .50, I stay pretty close on shipping prices and never had
anything $ 40.00 overseas and I just sent a 1/16 Tamiya Ferrari 312T-4 to
the UK, shipping "Airmail Letter Post" was $28.90 and I use heavier boxes
for overseas shipping.
That van model shouldn't go over 2 lbs. Shipping at 2 lbs to the UK "Airmail
Letter Post" (4 to 7 days) with Certificate of mailing is only $14.20.