Discussion in 'Americans and Other Western Gaijin' started by Mr. Humphreys, Jun 3, 2016.
Instagram embedded images don't work here any more, let's see if linking the URLs works:
New stuff up at the store: http://sciencepatrol.storenvy.com/
$27.00 For Shipping For A $30.00 Wild Hunt?!!
He might have to use DHL or Yamato Express for shipping. Both are real pricey unfortunately.
Yes, he is using Yamato. I'm pretty sure that $27 would cover several figures if you ordered a few. He does also throw in free minis, which is very nice.
Shipping is expensive, but I've been wanting those Shakokitachi micros for a bit. I decided to throw in a Wild Hunt, and hopefully I get a cool colored Amabie! Shipping is definitely out of his control due to COVID-19.
If you want expensive shipping, look at Siccaluna! They are trying to charge $200 shipping to USA. I love their work but that's a hard pass right now.
International shipping is pricey, especially Japan to U.S. and vice versa. To ship one of my Daruma toys to Japan (which is approx. the size of a Wild Hunt) it costs exactly $26.36 USD via USPS and that's with a discount. Not to mention packing materials. That is the absolute cheapest option that I have found. I charge a lot less in my shop but I've chosen to take a hit on shipping since I have fairly low volume.
As for the $200 charge from Siccaluna...sounds like an attempt to deter foreigners from ordering.
I'll keep my rants about shipping to the proper thread from now on but this just happens to be an issue I've recently grappled with.
Science Patrol on Sofubiki:
Anybody seen that burger with eyes cory kept posting on instagram??? Dudes got a science patrol stamp on the bottom and Im hoping theyll be sold
Honestly, how people still feel justified complaining about shipping charges... what a joke! Makers spend hours or days packing, labeling and shipping stuff, and usually just charge the ACTUAL cost charged by the shipping service. NO charge for the time, materials (tape, boxes, label service, etc) or pain-in-the-dick of actually DOING the shipping work. We are humans - not Jeff Bezos for Chris’ake....
I don't think it's aimed at the seller or artist per se. I think it's just a general gripe that it's an added cost that wasn't apparent when factoring how much an item will cost when adding it to your cart. Especially when people might be used to domestic charges, which are usually much less than overseas. Throw in the inconsistency of overseas shipping charges and it can be enough to dissuade someone from purchasing something like a toy that is not a necessacity in the current climate.
Shipping is expensive right now. Sucks so I just end up adding more items bc it makes the shipping a better value.
How about this monster boy.
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