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Boardburner2

Apr 04, 2017, 11:59 pm Last Edit: Apr 05, 2017, 12:03 am by Boardburner2
Many times i have wanted to order small stuff from USA but have been put off by shipping charges.

Several have been one offs i wanted from crossroads.

Does anyone have any experience of services like this ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331171207719

EDIT

From the way packages have arrived from Hobbyking in the past i suspect they have some sort of system in place.
Just do not know how it works.

Qdeathstar

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Apr 05, 2017, 03:33 am Last Edit: Apr 05, 2017, 03:44 am by Qdeathstar
Hi.

I do not think this will make your shipping costs cheaper. What it look like they are doing is offering you the ability to buy things off amazon or ebay from us sellers that do not ship internationally.

They give you an address, and when you buy it you ship it to that address. Then they ship it internationally to you, and you still pay the shipping. Except, you have to pay shipping twice. Once to get the item to their warehouse, then to get it from their warehouse to you.

They probably aren't doing this for .99 cent either. The .99 cent pays for a link to a website that you "subscribe" to. Seems scammish to me.
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Boardburner2

Hi.

I do not think this will make your shipping costs cheaper. What it look like they are doing is offering you the ability to buy things off amazon or ebay from us sellers that do not ship internationally.

They give you an address, and when you buy it you ship it to that address. Then they ship it internationally to you, and you still pay the shipping. Except, you have to pay shipping twice. Once to get the item to their warehouse, then to get it from their warehouse to you.

They probably aren't doing this for .99 cent either. The .99 cent pays for a link to a website that you "subscribe" to. Seems scammish to me.
I followed one of these links at cost.
Seemed to be legitimate.
Scammer was my first thought.
Consolidation is a commercial operation for business though.
Given the cost of international delivery i was hoping that someone had an answer , i understand that 2 shipping costs would be involved though.

I think that the likes of hobby king  may ship from their international warehouse in bulk to an agent in the uk who remails.
No real complaints there.Except that i have sometimes had VAT / Duty  demands 2 to 3 weeks later.

Just wish there was some way of reducing shipping from the US for smaller value orders.

CrossRoads

US shipping to international stinks. Overseas, the Post Office offers $13.50 for a lightweight package, but delivery takes 2-3 weeks or more.

Used to be (2011) $5.15 small flat rate ship anywhere in the world. Now 6 years later and its 6 times that: $33.95 for most countries for 6-10 day delivery. Canada/Mexico, and Central/South America are a few dollars less.
Europe/Asia/Africa/Australia tho, $34 to $35 dollars for tracked and sometimes insured shipping, and that's the best deal we can get.  Meanwhile China and their apparently subsidized shipping gets stuff sent here (with 1 month delivery) for free. 
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