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EMB <email@example.com> wrote:
> jc wrote:
> > Looking at the various ads in the UK mags (LRO,LRM etc) parts seem to be
> > substantially cheaper in the UK with shipping being the main problem.
> > Has anyone had any expeience with any of the people/comments etc.
> In the past I have had family in the UK purchase and ship parts to me -
> it saved a fairly significant amount of money (although claiming the VAT
> back was such a bloody hassle that I wouldn't do it again).
> I'm sure Richard from Beamends will be along shortly to confirm that
> he's able to ship to NZ/AUS for a sensible rate (or that he will try and
> organise something) - his prices seem fair, the range of parts is good,
> and Richard is fairly knowledgable about what fits where and when.
<Enters stage left - a bit late>.....
I'll send small stuff to Oz/NZ that can go Royal Mail unofficailly
(NOT the US - insurance......). For larger items, from what I can see
from the web, any savings are likely to be removed by the high cost
of delivery, plus you'd have to wait up to 10 weeks or so to get them.
Judging by the mails I get, there does seem to be something of
a restricted supply of (particularly after-market) parts in that
neck of the woods. Assuming that, on the basis that someone would have
done it already, setting up an import business is not viable,
how about the clubs getting together and setting up a cross-club "shop".
As ever this would probably mean one person getting dumped on big-time
organising it, but I'd offer some discount for reasonable sized orders
that ould be used to cover costs.
Payment could be direct to us, so whoever took it on would not have
to worry about oranising the money side of it, just forwarding
parts on arrival (I'd need some help working out the cost of that
for each "sub-order").
Or maybe there is someone who runs an import business who's looking
for a side-line.....
Just a thought....
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