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    Shipping From US

    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??

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

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

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    I'm only guessing but I'm thinking your order was from Marcospec??. They use that crappy (expensive) I-global freight.

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

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    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

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    Quote 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
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    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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    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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    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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