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Count
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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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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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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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Wed May 09, 2018 12:18 pm

Definitely would not pay 20 quid more on a 100er. Ef that guy.
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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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Wed May 09, 2018 6:54 pm

who’s the EBer so we can all block him?
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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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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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Sat May 12, 2018 12:22 pm

Shipping a KAWS figure to Singpore- Do or Dont?
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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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Sat May 12, 2018 12:57 pm

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

One can never be too kawsious though when shipping overseas
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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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Sat May 12, 2018 3:28 pm

Ha! That's funny, halftone.
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Sun May 13, 2018 9:13 am

Been reading this thread for info, quite informative thank you! eBay is a blessing and a curse. Purchased a fake Tuten Floyd AoR 4.47 earlier this year. Seller ended up refunding me but the whole process was a month plus and a huge PIA. Ended up losing $30 in the deal as I paid to have it authenticated, but that's better than having a fake framed on my wall, lol
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