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    Hmm, was about to buy two DE flipper bats and a set of DE decals, and then noticed that my $12us purchase was going to add up to over $100 AUS for the said items.
    Is this insane, or have I just been out of the hobby for two long??

    #2
    yep , postage and the crappy exchange rate make parts buying expensive

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      #3
      Some guys frequently put up threads to split postage might pay to do that.

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        #4
        I'm only guessing but I'm thinking your order was from Marcospec??. They use that crappy (expensive) I-global freight.
        http://www.aussiearcade.com.au/forum.../138-RAIL-WAYS

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          #5
          Yes. It was mate. I’ll do a hunt around��

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            #6
            I needed some plastics for a Tommy and a Williams chime box kit which came to $US55. Not too bad at this point. Tried using paypal direct but being overseas I had to use I-global. Tried using I-global and paypal and the freight was the same as the goods so now e are up to $US110. I looked at the top of the paypal bar and it said estimated cost in AU was just under $AU190. WTF????
            How the hell does Marco stay in business FFS??

            Needles to say, I'm pursuing other avenues or just leave it
            http://www.aussiearcade.com.au/forum.../138-RAIL-WAYS

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              #7
              Originally posted by Railways View Post
              I needed some plastics for a Tommy and a Williams chime box kit which came to $US55. Not too bad at this point. Tried using paypal direct but being overseas I had to use I-global. Tried using I-global and paypal and the freight was the same as the goods so now e are up to $US110. I looked at the top of the paypal bar and it said estimated cost in AU was just under $AU190. WTF????
              How the hell does Marco stay in business FFS??

              Needles to say, I'm pursuing other avenues or just leave it
              A Williams chime box, couldn't think of a worst sound. God their awful sounding. Give me a Gottlieb chime any day. And before you ask, Yes I have a Williams EM pin with one in it.

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                #8
                It’s really nuts when the shipping is as much or more than the parts.
                All I need are two DE flipper bats and two decals! Lol.
                Can it be that hard!!

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                  #9
                  Open a Shopmate account, it's a Aussie postage forwarding type of deal from the US to your door or nominated address.
                  Should save you some coin.

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                    #10
                    From memory last time I bought from marco (Just a few small parts) I found I-Global to be about US58.00.

                    Instead I tried to use my US address provided via Shopmate which normally works, but I was unable to pay via paypal
                    even to a US address, as it was an Aus. Paypal account payment & therefore was not accepted (unless using paypal to pay via I-global).

                    I think this was due to Marco & their GST collection implications.

                    I ended up using goodbuymate.com to buy the parts on my behalf & ship. Nice & easy & was cheaper in the end.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by richard.m View Post
                      From memory last time I bought from marco (Just a few small parts) I found I-Global to be about US58.00.

                      Instead I tried to use my US address provided via Shopmate which normally works, but I was unable to pay via paypal
                      even to a US address, as it was an Aus. Paypal account payment & therefore was not accepted (unless using paypal to pay via I-global).

                      I think this was due to Marco & their GST collection implications.

                      I ended up using goodbuymate.com to buy the parts on my behalf & ship. Nice & easy & was cheaper in the end.
                      Thanks [MENTION=438]richard.m[/MENTION] . That was the problem I was having as in as soon as my paypal was recognised as non American it just refused it. I'd like to use paypal so I'll have a look at the website suggested.
                      http://www.aussiearcade.com.au/forum.../138-RAIL-WAYS

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by wingtipvortex View Post
                        Hmm, was about to buy two DE flipper bats and a set of DE decals, and then noticed that my $12us purchase was going to add up to over $100 AUS for the said items.
                        Is this insane, or have I just been out of the hobby for two long??
                        what parts are you after , i order quite allot from marco , normally first week of each month
                        let me know the part numbers and i will see if i can get them and stock them
                        mark

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                          #13
                          For a laugh try just putting the two decals in your cart and checking postage for that, I guess it will be about $80 for something that would fit in a flat envelope. Quite a few Aussies expressed their dissatisfaction with postage rates on Facebook and Maro said they were looking into doing something about it, that was a couple of months ago so obviously not a priority for them. I just try to avoid them, which is a shame as they have a huge amount of stock and a good easy to navigate website.
                          Winter is here and I'm still riding more than gaming, my current goal = 100,000 meters elevation gain for the year - well ahead so far

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                            #14
                            I changed my shipping address and billing address
                            Shipped to my us postal address
                            Pay via credit card..
                            You can’t use PayPal

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