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#30887
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 12 Months ago  
With regards to the shipping, I have a feeling it is not only the fact that we are dealing with UPS, but also the fact that whomever is doing the dispatch for DF is also charging a premium for doing international shipping. Not that it should be that much more difficult for overseas shipping, at least to Australia. About the only thing extra from what I can see is a customs declaration form stating value, and possibly a no dangerous contents form. But then what do I know? :)

Pity I don't have any contacts in the US I can use at the moment though :)
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#30888
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 12 Months ago  
Well lupus I would offer but I live in Alaska so it gets a little expensive and wouldn't feel right offering up my mother-in-law. :O)

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#30889
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 12 Months ago  
I'd do it for you Lupus if you want. We did the Orge's Den deal no problem and the post office is literally 200 yards from my house.
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#30890
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 12 Months ago  
Northman & Harneloot

Many thanks for the offer

Harneloot, PM sent :)

Thanks
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#30891
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 12 Months ago  
Cool. You got a volunteer from someone you did business with before. I was going to volunteer too, but you dont know me from Adam, so I am sure you would have had some uncertainty there. I hate overseas shipping. When I was in the military stationed overseas, I always had problems with companies (not DF) not wanting to send to my APO address. That really bothered me. Even some Ebay auctions would put in the disclaimer "No APO addresses". And it wasn't a cost issue. Sending to an APO address costs the same as sending to CA. I guess they just didn't want to put the customs form on the box or whatever. Well, that and the fact that you have to use USPS. Some places are just UPS only. So if that kind of place was the ONLY place that had what I needed/wanted, I would have to send to a family member in the states, then they would send it to me (so double shipping charges). I can totally relate to the bogus-ness of overseas shipping!

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#30892
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 12 Months ago  
Harneloot, PM sent :)
Doesn't seem to have come through....?

E-mail me directly at:

Harneloot (at) aol (dot) com

Cheers!
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#30893
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Shoe -

Does the phrase "Slow boat to China" ring a bell? Actually, in Thod's case, it was as slow boat to the UK, but it worked for him, he got his stuff at a MUCH cheaper shipping price than it would have cost him from the Fulfillment Center, DF was able to sell him what he wanted and keep a HAPPY customer, and I even got some stuff Thod made for me that I wanted!
Everyone was happy. Even though Thod had to wait a while for his stuff.

Thod -

Sorry to be putting our business out in public, but I wanted to make sure Shoe understood why it would be cheaper for lupus to go that route for shipping, assuming he found someone he was comfortable with here Stateside.

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#30894
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Jim

No problems advertising this option. The more money goes to DF vs shipping, the better.

There are only two issues I would like to add:

a) it takes LONG. You will wait for several weeks and have no tracking information.

b) the last time I looked up prices I couldn't find the surface option with the US Mail any more.

I wasn't sure if b) was my fault for not looking at the right place - or if this really is no longer offered.

It saved some money while it worked though.

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#30895
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
The cheapest I Could find on the USPS web-site was Express Mail International.......which doesn't seem to be nearly the bargain surface mail was.
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#30896
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Yeah, but it would be interesting to compare with what the DF dispatch center charges.

Will do so when I'm ready to do an order :D
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#30897
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
It MIGHT NOT BE USPS; I don't really remember, just that it was significantly less than what the Fulfillment Center charged for overseas shipping. I just took the package up to my local Postman Plus shop and told them, "Here is the address in the UK; send it the CHEAPEST WAY, regardless of how l--o---n----g it takes, as long as it DOES get there, safely."
The rest is an exercise in asking Thod for the time it took and the carrier's name. IF he still has the package.
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#30898
Realm of the Ancients is possible 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Aaaaah! HOW can I aford them all?

Sell more tokens! er - wait - that's a conflict of interest.

There you go - how about some of the new DF sets as prizes for some TD things (True Grind for instance). *smirk*


Okay, okay. If I'll see if I can work DF into the budget once I see what future paychecks looks like.

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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
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