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fallensaviour
Sep 23, '13, 2:26 PM
Just ordered all 5 knights loose and got hammered $40 for shipping.Minimum charge to Canada is now $25 shipping rates have gone up.The new rates are not mentioned on the site nor are the new minimums but they did say you can call for a shipping quote prior to placing order.

Total order $50 plus shipping $40 so $90 for a $50 order Ouch!!!
With all that new stuff coming out these new shipping rates really hinder my ordering directly.
Oh well what can you do the price is the price.

raider5gt
Sep 23, '13, 2:53 PM
We have to pay alot over here for postage too,then get hit by customs charges over a certain amount.:ugh_y:

Here is the link to their site but I don't know if these prices are the up to date ones?(I have been out of the loop for a few months)

http://figurestoycompany.com/shipping-policy.aspx

fallensaviour
Sep 23, '13, 4:10 PM
That is much more accurate than this one.Thanks for the link.
http://www.classictvtoys.com/shipping-policy.aspx

Brown Bear
Sep 23, '13, 4:19 PM
Sweet Je-zus! I'm getting less excited about all this mego goodness.

ctc
Sep 24, '13, 9:15 AM
Hmmmm....

There really aren't too many places that have good rates to Canada. Doc Mego does good by this. CTVT is good if you make bigger orders. They use set rates, and they're quite high at the low end. But they don't increase so much as the order amount goes up. I usually save up for a while and make bigger orders.

I've been having a helluva time finding somewhere that'll ship to Canada and not charge a limb for the other Remego stuff. (I needs me some Dr Who. And Scott Ian.)

Don C.

nobody
Sep 24, '13, 9:22 AM
Ya'll should really just move down here.

MIB41
Sep 24, '13, 10:16 AM
Even the domestic rates are ridiculous unless you're ordering alot of product. I think the lowest starting rate is $8.00 on Classic TV Toys (higher on the FTC site). And that's beyond insane since they're NOT paying that to ship you small Mego parts or loose figures. Another gouging strategy to bleed you for more money.

scifiguy94
Sep 24, '13, 11:34 AM
Just ordered all 5 knights loose and got hammered $40 for shipping.Minimum charge to Canada is now $25 shipping rates have gone up.The new rates are not mentioned on the site nor are the new minimums but they did say you can call for a shipping quote prior to placing order.

Total order $50 plus shipping $40 so $90 for a $50 order Ouch!!!
With all that new stuff coming out these new shipping rates really hinder my ordering directly.
Oh well what can you do the price is the price.

If you could have gottten a member in the states to work with you, he could have ordered them, then sent them on to you, and the shipping would have still been about half what you paid.

hedrap
Sep 24, '13, 12:51 PM
2.5-3 Pounds by USPS First Class to Manitoba and Canada in general is around 20.00 USD.

I think we need to develop a pooling system for some of this stuff.

Maybe guys with store fronts, like Toyman Chris, could work as a hub and get better rates.

fallensaviour
Sep 24, '13, 3:06 PM
2.5-3 Pounds by USPS First Class to Manitoba and Canada in general is around 20.00 USD.

I think we need to develop a pooling system for some of this stuff.

Maybe guys with store fronts, like Toyman Chris, could work as a hub and get better rates.

$20 is what I paid for shipping on my last order.Time will tell when the package arrives.
I get a handling fee but a handling fee equal to sipping seems uncalled for.
It would be cool to see a group buy,perhaps next time I order I'll post first to see if anybody else is making a big buy.
With these rates I think I'm out for the new retro stuff.I'm not paying $40 for every four figures released.
I'll just get Conan and Evel.

thunderbolt
Sep 24, '13, 5:09 PM
shipping to the Great White North is insane, I just sent a doll coat to Brown Bear in a little padded mailer and it was 6.20 cheapest way.

Captain Awesome
Sep 24, '13, 5:18 PM
Maybe if we tell em it's doll stuff we're shipping and not anthing dangerous that koo koo people send thru the mail to hurt people, they'll cut us a break on shipping fees. On second thought, they might think grown men and dolls is koo koo and charge us double! HA HA! Made myself laugh...

BlackKnight
Sep 24, '13, 8:08 PM
My Packages I've sent out the last couple weeks to Canada ... seem to have doubled in Price .

bobws
Sep 25, '13, 12:23 AM
What is Postage like inside Canada to ship around?
What if someone lived near the border and could post them after crossing from down here?

thunderbolt
Sep 25, '13, 3:36 AM
Maybe if we tell em it's doll stuff we're shipping and not anthing dangerous that koo koo people send thru the mail to hurt people, they'll cut us a break on shipping fees. On second thought, they might think grown men and dolls is koo koo and charge us double! HA HA! Made myself laugh...

You have to tell whats in it on the customs form.

BATMAN89
Sep 25, '13, 5:41 AM
I just sent a 1 oz. package to Canada and it cost $6.55!

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Scousebadger
Sep 25, '13, 8:02 AM
We have to pay alot over here for postage too,then get hit by customs charges over a certain amount.:ugh_y:

Here is the link to their site but I don't know if these prices are the up to date ones?(I have been out of the loop for a few months)

http://figurestoycompany.com/shipping-policy.aspx

US-UK customs charges have increased dramatically, and you have to add that to the high shipping costs. So I won't be making any orders to CTVT/FTC unless I have a rich uncle I've never heard of suddenly drop dead and leave me all his cash.

ctc
Sep 25, '13, 3:04 PM
Hmmmm....

It's weird that US customs are so high. I just ordered a great big model from Japan and postage was $14. I've been told it's in part 'cos of the processing fees. A parcel in the US stops in every state it goes through, and has to be processed. (It's also why stuff from the US to Canada has such variation in the time it takes to get here.... although they've been pretty fast the last few months.) Stuff from Japan to Canada goes to BC, then straight through to me in Ontario. A lot less processing.

Don C.

Brown Bear
Sep 29, '13, 2:30 PM
Getting back to shipping charges at FTC's website, I don't know what to do. I want to order series 1 Batman as Christmas presents for my boys but I also want to order a 12" Knievel for myself. While I'm confident that series 1 will be shipped before Christmas, I wouldn't be surprised to see Evel not shipped until January.

If I order them together, I pay $50 shipping. If I order series 1 and then Evel separately I'll be paying $80 shipping. That's a $30 risk.

I understand that shipping costs are out of the seller's hands but it really sucks being on my end, trying to order stuff.

toyman
Sep 29, '13, 2:45 PM
I don't think they have ever charged me extra for shipping as long as everything is ordered at the same time no matter when the items are actually shipped together or separate, also use this code(note12) to save an additional $15 on the order.

Relic
Sep 29, '13, 4:32 PM
Not sure about actual figures, but I just sent some Mego clothes in a regular envelope and it only cost $1.25 I have not tried to mail a whole figure to the USA yet. To mail a figure in Canada to another part of Canada cost me 11 dollars. Not sure how this could be done but there should be a point man on either side of the Canada US border that could pick up packages etc to keep costs reasonable. I only live 40 miles from the US border. If I could help in any way please let me know. Maybe parcels from the USA shipped to Canada could be sent to the border store in Minnesota, I could pick them up and then ship for 11 dollars to final Canadian destination. Again not sure if this could even work or even be affordable. Its just an idea at this point.

fallensaviour
Oct 7, '13, 8:58 PM
Package arrived today.The box was total overkill for 5 figures and some parts,it measured 12" by 18".
They could have used something half that size for some loose figures.
Box was damaged during shipping everything was good except blacknight had a busted hand,busted sword and broken shield.
Overall I'm pretty happy.
Knights are awesome!!!