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Postby Count on Wed May 09, 2018 11:48 am

barneycantankerous wrote:
Count wrote:Paid £18 for shipping as listed. Now he wants £20 more.


What is the size of the print? I'm based in the UK and when I ship international, including cover, it usually runs £18-22 for a 24x36 print. That being said on a couple of occasions I've gotten into arguments with the post office staff because they don't know how to measure diameter and miscalculate the size or choose the wrong postage option (below 2KGs they should be selecting Small Parcel).


Print is 27x39 inches. I’m told by seller it’s £38 for Global Economy. Shipped to Singapore btw.
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Postby bubbie on Wed May 09, 2018 11:49 am

barneycantankerous wrote:arguments with the post office staff because they don't know how to measure diameter

:lol:
Fun to watch a postal worker who keeps turning a tube around and having no clue how to measure it. Pretty weird fudge because it does not seem to be some rocket science fudge, yet it happens at least 1 out of 10 times (probably being very generous with these numbers).
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Postby barneycantankerous on Wed May 09, 2018 12:04 pm

Count wrote:I’m told by seller it’s £38 for Global Economy. Shipped to Singapore btw.


That explains it - the limit is 104cm (total) with Royal Mail then it goes to ParcelForce.

Tell him to check out a site called "Parcel Monkey" - they are a third party shipping provider. I just threw in some rough numbers that might match the tube and he could potentially do it with DPD for £20-22. Hopefully that helps!
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Postby earlgreytoast on Wed May 09, 2018 12:18 pm

Definitely would not pay 20 quid more on a 100er. Ef that guy.
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Postby Count on Wed May 09, 2018 6:53 pm

Anyway, seller said he would ship the print to me anyway, and few hours later claimed the print was damaged while he was packing it and so he will refund me. Whatever. :roll:
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Postby cotis on Wed May 09, 2018 6:54 pm

who’s the EBer so we can all block him?
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Postby ciphe on Wed May 09, 2018 7:33 pm

Count wrote:Anyway, seller said he would ship the print to me anyway, and few hours later claimed the print was damaged while he was packing it and so he will refund me. Whatever. :roll:


I'd ask for photo proof or neg him
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Postby PLUSH on Wed May 09, 2018 9:18 pm

ciphe wrote:
Count wrote:Anyway, seller said he would ship the print to me anyway, and few hours later claimed the print was damaged while he was packing it and so he will refund me. Whatever. :roll:


I'd ask for photo proof or neg him



Most def! :hanging:
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Postby shoeless on Sat May 12, 2018 12:22 pm

Shipping a KAWS figure to Singpore- Do or Dont?
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Postby Count on Sat May 12, 2018 12:51 pm

I’m biased, but shipping to Singapore is no different from shipping to Europe, Australia or Japan. Postal service here is top notch. Bought a bunch of prints and what not from US and UK, and never had any issues.
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Postby Codeblue on Sat May 12, 2018 12:57 pm

If it's good enough for teh president of teh US and North Korea, it's good enough for kaws.
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Postby ccsmd598 on Sat May 12, 2018 1:09 pm

One can never be too kawsious though when shipping overseas
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Postby halftonegraphics on Sat May 12, 2018 3:21 pm

shoeless wrote:Shipping a KAWS figure to Singpore- Do or Dont?


they probably just want to scan it, make counterfeits, and then return the original to you. no need to fear. :D
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Postby IWish on Sat May 12, 2018 3:28 pm

Ha! That's funny, halftone.
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Postby soupysound on Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:32 am

does anyone know a way for a UK buyer to get a refund on import taxes if the print was damaged in shipping (and sale ultimately fully refunded)?
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