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#1 Alan

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:52 PM

Well, just got my 63 Galaxy body from SMH, no complaints, nice body. Here is what burns , the postage paid mark is $8.55 and another few bucks for packaging and going to the post office. How in heavens sake does he justify charging me $30.00 dollars?????????? PLUS he told me that is what the rate to my location was.
 
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Edited by Casey, 15 October 2013 - 04:59 PM.


#2 Rob Hall

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:58 PM

Border crossing/customs fees? 



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

Nope, not at all



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:05 PM

I have been dealing with Ronnie at SHM for a long time,and he is one of the stand up guys in the hobby, he did not rip you off ,  do you not know that shipping to/from Canada is very expensive, it cost more to ship to/from Canada  then it does shipping to/from US/ Japan(model kits)  take a few minutes, go to google, and type in shipping cost to /from Canada, and you will maybe understand

 

Or Google Canada import/export fees, and again, you will see that its not cheap

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q...ort/export fees

http://lmgtfy.com/?q...ng so expensive



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

the postage paid mark is $8.55 and another few bucks for packaging and going to the post office.

 

 do you not know that shipping to/from Canada is very expensive, it cost more to ship to/from Canada  then it does shipping to/from US/ Japan(model kits)  take a few minutes, go to google, and type in shipping cost to /from Canada, and you will maybe understand

 



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:11 PM

 



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

The rate is marked with the postage mark right on the box it cost $8.55 from him to me here in Canada, that's it $8.55



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:17 PM

There was zero import export fees, I ship AND buy stuff from the US all the time, it is NOT THAT expensive, the post mark IS the post mark, same here in Canada



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:19 PM

The rate is marked with the postage mark right on the box it cost $8.55 from him to me here in Canada, that's it $8.55

So it sounds like he charged $21.45 in packing fees,  I have never seen anyone complain about SMH, I guess there is a first time for everything



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

If the post mark was $25.00 and I was charged $30.00 , no problem, but it was like I said above...........


I have zero issue with the item

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:22 PM

This reminds me of the time I got a Photo Etch Fret off Model Car Garage and was charged $20 for international postage.

 

It arrived in a envelope with a $2 stamp on it.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:24 PM

Many severely overcharge on the shipping, it is not right.......

Edited by Alan, 15 October 2013 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:26 PM

My items I ship all over the world $5.00 that's it $10.00 for the larger packages .... I will not over charge, it's that simple

Edited by Alan, 15 October 2013 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:46 PM

I'd send Ronnie an email and ask.

my dealings have always been good with him.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:55 PM

I asked him about the shipping prior to my purchase and questioned the rate, he told me that was the cost to ship it to my location.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:02 PM

$30 is the USPS Priority International Mail rate, $8.xx is the USPS First Class International rate to/from those locations, so that's where the discrepancy lies.

 

I would call SMH and ask for a refund. It's possible who you spoke with and who mailed the package were different people and the latter didn't use Priority when s/he was supposed to. Hopefully a call or an e-mail gets you a partial refund, Alan.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

I asked him about the shipping prior to my purchase and questioned the rate, he told me that was the cost to ship it to my location.

 

Never mind, Casey's post covered what I was going to say


Edited by martinfan5, 15 October 2013 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

Box size and choosing first class over priority make a difference.  I have mailed items to Canada that was cheaper than mailing across the USA.  I mail out a single kit for less than $3.00 going first class.  I recently mailed out three bodies in a larger box and it cost me close to ten bucks first class.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:05 PM

This reminds me of the time I got a Photo Etch Fret off Model Car Garage and was charged $20 for international postage.

 

It arrived in a envelope with a $2 stamp on it.

That's why I stopped buying from Bob direct, over charges on postage. Won't buy from SMH for the same reason. When you spent 10k+ on the hobby importing stuff from the U.S. you quickly learn who's ripping you off & who's not.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:20 PM

Like I said, when I can SEE that I paid waaaaaaay too much after I was told another story, call it what you like but it burns me up. My first and last purchase from SMH ...... The word on stuff like this needs to get out there then customers can make an informed decision prior to making a purchase. Vendors that do this sort of thing just shoot themselves in the foot.