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Old 11-13-2022, 11:43 PM   #181
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I just got a notification that the shipping is going to cost a little over $100. My goodness that is insane
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Old 11-14-2022, 02:19 AM   #182
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I just got a notification that the shipping is going to cost a little over $100. My goodness that is insane
yeah my went from $85 to 105
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Old 11-14-2022, 11:17 AM   #183
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yeah my went from $85 to 105
Pathetic. I mean the box looks fairly small for a 1/4. And the price of the statue and the shipping was already highway robbery to begin with.

This hobby has completely burned me out and its mostly the pricing. When I open these statues, I just don't get the sence of joy you all do. I can't help but to compare price vs value and even some of the heavy hitters just don't bring as much joy anymore. Price is just too lopsided.
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Old 11-14-2022, 01:29 PM   #184
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My shipping also went up $20 to $115; they have us over a barrel so they might as well, right? Glad I’m just winding down and only collecting a few key pieces each year. I can’t imagine just starting the hobby now!
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Old 11-14-2022, 11:31 PM   #185
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Mine also increased from $95 to $115. And when I asked how much shipping using DHL, they charge me $325. That is insane. I don't know where they are shipping from, but I always assumed from Asia, which is where I live.

I mean, my last order from Sideshow (TH Teela) only cost $150 using DHL, and that's halfway around the globe. This is definitely my first and last order directly from them.
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Old 11-15-2022, 01:11 AM   #186
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Mine also increased from $95 to $115. And when I asked how much shipping using DHL, they charge me $325. That is insane. I don't know where they are shipping from, but I always assumed from Asia, which is where I live.

I mean, my last order from Sideshow (TH Teela) only cost $150 using DHL, and that's halfway around the globe. This is definitely my first and last order directly from them.
i thought they have a warehouse in the us where they shipped the item from.
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Old 11-15-2022, 09:24 AM   #187
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They have a warehouse in Washington state. The pieces get shipped from China by boat, take about 2-3 months to reach the US warehouse, then get shipped around 2 weeks after they land via UPS.

DHL is expensive but a lot of overseas companies started using it because UPS and FedEx international have jacked their prices up. There are boat shortages from China (2 month wait on just the cargo containers) to anywhere because of their half assed Covid response last year while everyone else had recovered. I paid around $700 shipping and duty DHL for my KOF97 Athena piece with no other options for shipping. My last F4F message for the Castlevania Death piece outlines some of these problems. I just got my yearly holiday email from UPS and FedEx on their rate changes for next year. You don’t want to know. It doesn’t look good if you’re a statue collector.
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Old 11-16-2022, 11:33 PM   #188
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They let me know to prepare my payment method to be charged in a week. Also since I live in Washington you would think that shipping from that warehouse wouldn't cost me over one hundred dollars...
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Old 11-17-2022, 05:03 AM   #189
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They let me know to prepare my payment method to be charged in a week. Also since I live in Washington you would think that shipping from that warehouse wouldn't cost me over one hundred dollars...
They must be factoring the shipping costs from
China. My final shipping charge came to $163.69 CAD and hopefully they were accurate when they said there are no other charges for duties. Perhaps I?ll get dinged for sales tax?man, I almost regret not buying the regular off Sideshow with RPs. The whip and base cost a premium
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:55 AM   #190
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When I preordered King Dedede they only offered standard shipping like always but it cost $156. He’s definitely smaller than Ivy. Amy’s standard shipping was $195. Death was $56 Richter was $85.
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