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Posted by Pierre Mdihi (Member # 6808) on March 12, 2019, 03:47 PM:
Recently i have purchase 6 wheels from the same owner in england but it the first time i purchase in england, so i want to ask if you can tell me how to minimise the shiping cost and how much do you usully paid for 6 400ft wheels ? On Ebay it's written 43€, i think it's very expensive.
I know it is not smart to not enquire before to bet but the bid was close to end.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on March 12, 2019, 04:02 PM:
The price shown or eBay may be automatically generated or for a register (recommandé in French) option. You may get a cheaper deal by conctacting the dealer. 43€ is indeed expensive.
Posted by Pierre Mdihi (Member # 6808) on March 12, 2019, 04:25 PM:
Do you know how much cost the shipping ? To have a idear what to expect. You have already buy film from england ?
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on March 12, 2019, 05:18 PM:
I have, Pierre but I sadly I couldn't find shipping costs from England in my EBay files since I haven't bought recently through this site. I'm sure other members will be able to provide you more informations. You may also try that : https://www.royalmail.com/price-finder but keep in mind there are other companies.
Posted by Pierre Mdihi (Member # 6808) on March 13, 2019, 02:30 AM:
Thank you. It's very useful. I will chat with the seller to reduce the shipping costs.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on March 13, 2019, 03:22 AM:
Good luck 😉
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on March 13, 2019, 09:12 AM:
Pierre, this is what CHC's site says : "POSTAGE COSTS IN THE UK ARE AS FOLLOWS
S8 1 REELERS £1.60 400 £2.50 600' £4 SMALL FEATURES £9 HEAVIER ITEMS BY COURIER
16MM CHARGES 400 1 REEL £5 800' £6 1200' £7 FEATURES BY COURIER
COURIER (PARCELFORCE) CHARGES ARE £17. PROJECTORS £22
CHARGES TO EUROPE - TWICE THE ABOVE
CHARGES TO REST OF WORLD 3 TIMES THE ABOVE" http://www.classichomecinema.co.uk/ (page 7)
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 13, 2019, 12:05 PM:
that does seem a little high ...
Posted by Pierre Mdihi (Member # 6808) on March 13, 2019, 04:19 PM:
I have talk with the guy and i send to him the website you give me. He accept to post the 8 wheels in the standard economy shipping format for 16£ so approximately 20€ (without using Ebay) but i don't know how long it's gona take to arrive. I think i kind of expensive (from gernamy i usully paid 15€ for the DHL express service) but it the lowest possible. I hope after the Brexit the shipping cost will not explode.
Thank you for you advice Dominique.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on March 13, 2019, 05:03 PM:
Price vary from the company but services are sometimes not available or not easy available on some areas. By the way, Pierre, a wheel is a roue in French. I guess you mean reel (bobine in French) 😉
Posted by Pierre Mdihi (Member # 6808) on March 14, 2019, 08:10 AM:
Haha yes it's better the right vocabulary.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 14, 2019, 11:23 AM:
Just don't use the danged global shipping program, or you'll be charged 18 pounds for a 200ft cartoon ...
I'm not kidding, I've seen it!
Posted by Pierre Mdihi (Member # 6808) on March 14, 2019, 03:55 PM:
Yes but often the seller don't want, it's too complicate they says. Thankfully there still are some good guys who do their best to reduce the cost.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 15, 2019, 11:29 AM:
True, as a general rule, if the seller is wanting to make a quick sale, they'll be willing to "haggle" with you on the shipping.
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