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  • WolfiePie3 vuotta sitten#15628878If the seller was really concerned about getting slammed for customs, they should've taken the old pricetag off of it before they sent it. XP
    We have the flat rate envelopes as well. They work great in the USA, but once we go international it costs a lot more.
    That made perfect sense, no worries. And I understand people having to pay shipping and customs fees. But in the US, we don't have customs fees. And trying to make your initial shipping cost back as well is a little silly. I feel like people should be used to the fact that it's no longer a brand new item when selling second-hand, so you'd have to take price hits somewhere.
    Having a reference figure is great. Not sure if I'll be able to get one at a reasonable price for my next planned cosplay, though. XP


    Well normally the taxes are for the receiver, but I guess that because this was a "false declaration" the seller ended up in trouble instead of me. :x

    Yeah for someone in the US, all the European prizes must look crazy. When I import a figure from Japan and get all the extra fees, I end up paying 90-100% of the price of buying it from an European reseller, like Archonia. Also, buying form Japan yourself makes you have the figure quicker. So I always go for importing myself, although a lot of Europeans rather play it safe and just buy from our own stores (they don't like the hassle with customs).

    Yeah, trying to get back your shipping costs is a bit stupid, but I can understand European sellers to try and also get a part of their custom fees back. Still, the most nice would be of course to take the release price and take a bit off that, considering you opened the figure. But yeah, with huge EMS figures and high customs, that can be very hard on European sellers. :P Still, as an European buyer, I'm cheaper off buying such an "overpriced second hand" figure from another European collector, than importing the figure myself from Japan. But for people living in countries with no or low taxes on packages, all European prices (also from shops) must look like scalping, lol.

    Which is your next planned cosplay? :>
    3 vuotta sitten
    Maakie3 vuotta sitten#15578475Yes, I showed the invoices of the prices I actually paid. They decided to let me go, but they send a fine (don't know how high it was) to the seller. :x I think the seller was very angry with me, but I never got a reply on my e-mails about this case. :x
    Here we have the weird thing that as long as it fits in an flat envelope the shipping is quite okay. So shipping (small) books, trading figures and the like worldwide is pretty do-able. Once it doesn't fit in an envelope anymore, prices get crazy!
    Hrmm, I'll give a breakdown of my friend who is trying to sell her Devil Homura: Figure was 120 euros before shipping, shipping cost her 50 euros, she was hit with 60 euro customs fees. She paid in total 230 euro for the figure. She had it on display for a few weeks before trying to sell it, and if I remember correctly she wants 180 euros for it now. She has gotten a lot of angry messages that she is trying to "get a profit" on the figure (as the release price was 120 euros), but still she's in the minus if it sells for 180 euros. English is not my first language, so sorry if this text is a bit scrambled, had a hard time writing it. >.< Hope you understand what I mean!
    Even though it was a simple costume, I loved having this Chi-Chi with me as reference material: ITEM #129518 And the figure is sooooooo cute! <3

    If the seller was really concerned about getting slammed for customs, they should've taken the old pricetag off of it before they sent it. XP
    We have the flat rate envelopes as well. They work great in the USA, but once we go international it costs a lot more.
    That made perfect sense, no worries. And I understand people having to pay shipping and customs fees. But in the US, we don't have customs fees. And trying to make your initial shipping cost back as well is a little silly. I feel like people should be used to the fact that it's no longer a brand new item when selling second-hand, so you'd have to take price hits somewhere.
    Having a reference figure is great. Not sure if I'll be able to get one at a reasonable price for my next planned cosplay, though. XP
    3 vuotta sitten
    WolfiePie3 vuotta sitten#15493606That stinks that they charged you based on an ancient price tag! Can you show them how much you actually paid?
    That's a bummer that European shipping is so high. Everything within the states is pretty reasonable, but as soon as we ship outside the US, the price goes way up. I wanted to insure a swap gift package going to Germany, and it was gonna be like $45 USD for a small envelope with doll clothes. XP
    Ehhh, if you get a figure when it first comes out, I've never really understood why you would double its amount when trying to sell it. That just makes it more likely to sit on your self a lot longer. I just got a notification for the standard color Calne Ca for $199. No thanks.
    If I can look at my reference in 360, it makes it a lot easier to construct it imo.


    Yes, I showed the invoices of the prices I actually paid. They decided to let me go, but they send a fine (don't know how high it was) to the seller. :x I think the seller was very angry with me, but I never got a reply on my e-mails about this case. :x

    Here we have the weird thing that as long as it fits in an flat envelope the shipping is quite okay. So shipping (small) books, trading figures and the like worldwide is pretty do-able. Once it doesn't fit in an envelope anymore, prices get crazy!

    Hrmm, I'll give a breakdown of my friend who is trying to sell her Devil Homura: Figure was 120 euros before shipping, shipping cost her 50 euros, she was hit with 60 euro customs fees. She paid in total 230 euro for the figure. She had it on display for a few weeks before trying to sell it, and if I remember correctly she wants 180 euros for it now. She has gotten a lot of angry messages that she is trying to "get a profit" on the figure (as the release price was 120 euros), but still she's in the minus if it sells for 180 euros. English is not my first language, so sorry if this text is a bit scrambled, had a hard time writing it. >.< Hope you understand what I mean!

    Even though it was a simple costume, I loved having this Chi-Chi with me as reference material: ITEM #129518 And the figure is sooooooo cute! <3
    3 vuotta sitten
    Maakie4 vuotta sitten#15328315Here the tariffs stay the same, it's just "the bigger the box, the more time they will take to inspect everything in it". I got trouble before because of buying discounted figures, but the boxes of the figures still showing the original price tag when they arrived at customs... *sigh*
    Shipping costs from JP --> USA are still cheaper than JP --> EUR. :P But still, Japan has such low shipping costs! A small figure or item from Japan to me can sometimes be cheaper than shipping it within my own country! Now it's also true that every European company has crazy high prices. There are not much postal companies over here, so you can't do much except for complain and use their services anyways...
    Well yeah, most collectors paid a lot for their figures themselves, so I can understand why a lot of people try to get as much as possible back for their figures. ;)
    Hehe, figures are the best kind of reference material when you make cosplay! :D Multiple figures I own I have bought for that reason, haha!

    That stinks that they charged you based on an ancient price tag! Can you show them how much you actually paid?
    That's a bummer that European shipping is so high. Everything within the states is pretty reasonable, but as soon as we ship outside the US, the price goes way up. I wanted to insure a swap gift package going to Germany, and it was gonna be like $45 USD for a small envelope with doll clothes. XP
    Ehhh, if you get a figure when it first comes out, I've never really understood why you would double its amount when trying to sell it. That just makes it more likely to sit on your self a lot longer. I just got a notification for the standard color Calne Ca for $199. No thanks.
    If I can look at my reference in 360, it makes it a lot easier to construct it imo.
    3 vuotta sitten
    WolfiePie4 vuotta sitten#15223284Yah, sadly it seems the bigger the box, the more they jack up customs costs. I'm glad we don't have to pay customs in the States, but we still get some crazy shipping costs.
    I'll have to look for a USA-wide figure group on facebook or something. I just know people are gonna jack up her price, though. XP
    Ah, that's a bummer, but yah keeping her safe in her box or out for cosplay reference can limit how you attach her. I remember when I was making my strikers I had Erica in pieces all over our craft room. XD


    Here the tariffs stay the same, it's just "the bigger the box, the more time they will take to inspect everything in it". I got trouble before because of buying discounted figures, but the boxes of the figures still showing the original price tag when they arrived at customs... *sigh*

    Shipping costs from JP --> USA are still cheaper than JP --> EUR. :P But still, Japan has such low shipping costs! A small figure or item from Japan to me can sometimes be cheaper than shipping it within my own country! Now it's also true that every European company has crazy high prices. There are not much postal companies over here, so you can't do much except for complain and use their services anyways...

    Well yeah, most collectors paid a lot for their figures themselves, so I can understand why a lot of people try to get as much as possible back for their figures. ;)

    Hehe, figures are the best kind of reference material when you make cosplay! :D Multiple figures I own I have bought for that reason, haha!
    4 vuotta sitten
    Maakie4 vuotta sitten#15036021ITEM #261214 has been on sale a few times for around $100 though, buuuuuuut she will have a huge amount of shipping, and depending on the website I could get customs charges too. So I would end up still paying ~$200 total for her even after discount probably. ^^''
    I hope I can one day pick that one up for $100-120 tops including shipping. Maybe, one day second hand!
    I personally check our local version of Craigslist. 90% of the stuff offered is an obvious bootleg, but the remaining 10% are a lot of good deals!
    As Calne is super wobbly, I don't think the paper method will work for her, but I will try once I get to displaying her again! Right now she gets moved around a lot and placed in- and outside of her box, because of me working on the cosplay. :)

    Yah, sadly it seems the bigger the box, the more they jack up customs costs. I'm glad we don't have to pay customs in the States, but we still get some crazy shipping costs.
    I'll have to look for a USA-wide figure group on facebook or something. I just know people are gonna jack up her price, though. XP
    Ah, that's a bummer, but yah keeping her safe in her box or out for cosplay reference can limit how you attach her. I remember when I was making my strikers I had Erica in pieces all over our craft room. XD
    4 vuotta sitten
    WolfiePie4 vuotta sitten#14992365I do like the nurse version. I'm a perfect world I'd get both hahaa. XD
    Oh yikes! Yah, ~$200 for a figure is not on my list of things to get. XP
    Idk if anyone really local to me does figure sales. I mostly just watch for things on MFC.
    The squished paper actually is a really good idea! Maybe give that a shot before the museum gel?


    ITEM #261214 has been on sale a few times for around $100 though, buuuuuuut she will have a huge amount of shipping, and depending on the website I could get customs charges too. So I would end up still paying ~$200 total for her even after discount probably. ^^''

    I hope I can one day pick that one up for $100-120 tops including shipping. Maybe, one day second hand!

    I personally check our local version of Craigslist. 90% of the stuff offered is an obvious bootleg, but the remaining 10% are a lot of good deals!

    As Calne is super wobbly, I don't think the paper method will work for her, but I will try once I get to displaying her again! Right now she gets moved around a lot and placed in- and outside of her box, because of me working on the cosplay. :)
    4 vuotta sitten
    Maakie4 vuotta sitten#14946605I notice a lot of Vocaloid fans being wild about the Miku-version Calne, but most people not being into Vocaloid find the Nurse version most aesthetically pleasing. :)
    I would also like more Calne figures, but after seeing the price of ITEM #261214 , yikes! I don't think I will buy any if they will all get offered up for prices like this!
    Don't forget to also check your local sales! I've picked up quite some rare treasures for good prices locally! :)
    I'm very careful with Blu-Tack. A few wobbly bases I could temporarily fix with adding some squished paper: PICTURE #1602104 But I'm serious about purchasing museum gel in the near future as semi-permanent solution!

    I do like the nurse version. I'm a perfect world I'd get both hahaa. XD
    Oh yikes! Yah, ~$200 for a figure is not on my list of things to get. XP
    Idk if anyone really local to me does figure sales. I mostly just watch for things on MFC.
    The squished paper actually is a really good idea! Maybe give that a shot before the museum gel?
    4 vuotta sitten
    WolfiePie4 vuotta sitten#14899930That's true, rare figures resell for more. It's a bummer that nurse Ca didn't go up in price, but I think it's just cause people want the "Miku robot version" that she debuted as from Deino. I'd like to see a regular Ca figure (the full skeleton form) or maybe Magnesium.
    I'm hoping one will show up on Amiami for an ok price in the second-hand section.
    Oh yikes, melting blue tack wouldn't be good. I've heard pros and cons of using it on BJDs. I've never had a problem with it, but I guess some people have good staining issues. Museum gel sounds like a good alternative!


    I notice a lot of Vocaloid fans being wild about the Miku-version Calne, but most people not being into Vocaloid find the Nurse version most aesthetically pleasing. :)

    I would also like more Calne figures, but after seeing the price of ITEM #261214 , yikes! I don't think I will buy any if they will all get offered up for prices like this!

    Don't forget to also check your local sales! I've picked up quite some rare treasures for good prices locally! :)

    I'm very careful with Blu-Tack. A few wobbly bases I could temporarily fix with adding some squished paper: PICTURE #1602104 But I'm serious about purchasing museum gel in the near future as semi-permanent solution!
    4 vuotta sitten
    Maakie4 vuotta sitten#14830627It was a bit expected for a figure from something so niche to rise in price, even though the quality was lacking. It was the reason why I pre-ordered mine (and am actually a slightly bit disappointed the nurse version is now not worth a bunch :P ).
    Well if the Miku version is the one you like most, I'll recommend to just keep paying attention, one day you will find her for the price you want to pay! :)
    I actually had some troubles in the past of poster tack being too permanent on a figure. ^^'' I have been thinking about maybe getting some museum gel for multiple of my more wobbly-base-figures!

    That's true, rare figures resell for more. It's a bummer that nurse Ca didn't go up in price, but I think it's just cause people want the "Miku robot version" that she debuted as from Deino. I'd like to see a regular Ca figure (the full skeleton form) or maybe Magnesium.
    I'm hoping one will show up on Amiami for an ok price in the second-hand section.
    Oh yikes, melting blue tack wouldn't be good. I've heard pros and cons of using it on BJDs. I've never had a problem with it, but I guess some people have good staining issues. Museum gel sounds like a good alternative!
    4 vuotta sitten
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