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      PDI glass direct air import: success

      Hey guys just wanted to post a few pics and report that I was able to organise some PDI glass for my machines directly from a US supplier. The glass was sent via DHL with all due care and took only 5 days to get to me as an outside Metro area delivery. It was packed perfectly, triple boxed with some foam at the ends but without wasting space. The question on most peoples minds will be so how much did you waste on shipping it that method. Let me first say, I'm the kind of person who always looks at it from a 'time cost' point of view. To me there's significant value in major time savings for items I'm keen on purchasing (not random parts say of course). Also, in reflecting on the decision, I thought to myself, I've go premium collection of 11 machines - (just to clarify I was justifying 3 sheets against the value of my collection) that's worth say x, does paying the extra for direct shipping make sense? In the end I decided yes it was worth the $300 over what say buying in the group buy would have cost me after domestic forwarding. So this method may not be for all but may appeal to some. I know a lot of guys have very little experience in having stuff shipped so it can be a put off as well. I've been shipping all kinds of stuff for like 25+ years from the US, etc., so pretty used to it you might say. Anyway, here's some pics, noting I have one spare glass to go on to my GB when it arrives next week:

      EDIT: to save newcomers the grief of wading through this this thread the total cost per sheet in this method worked out at : $A476 per sheet

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      Thx for the details. How much did the PDI cost per sheet? I presume the shipping was $AU300 for 12 sheets.

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      Cool. Thanks for the info.

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      PDI glass direct air import: success

      Quote Originally Posted by onetaste View Post
      Thx for the details. How much did the PDI cost per sheet? I presume the shipping was $AU300 for 12 sheets.
      $390 ea for both standard and wide body sheets. Sorry 12 sheets? Where did you get that from? For DHL that would be way more $$. It was 3 with option for 4 - but that might have triggered added duty costs.


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      Sorry maybe I'm a bit dumb. Is that the total cost to land at your door inc shipping? 390 each, total of 1170 for three machines?


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      Quote Originally Posted by Boof ed View Post
      Sorry maybe I'm a bit dumb. Is that the total cost to land at your door inc shipping? 390 each, total of 1170 for three machines?


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      This is $A390 each sheet not including shipping, which is why I stated it as approx $A300 in shipping. If it was included there would be no debate in my mind to go this way given the low cost.

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      Quote Originally Posted by OurManinOz View Post
      Sorry 12 sheets? Where did you get that from? For DHL that would be way more $$. It was 3 with option for 4 - but that might have triggered added duty costs.
      U said 11 machines, I assumed u were getting them all done +1

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      Quote Originally Posted by onetaste View Post
      U said 11 machines, I assumed u were getting them all done +1

      Yeah no, I was trying to elaborate on my thought process of how I justified the added shipping cost in my mind I.e. having 11 machines is worth a lot of $$ so really in the scheme of things is it worth stressing about the added cost to get the glass in and be able to start enjoying it in a matter of days as opposed to say weeks or months..


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