Re: HobbyLink Japan???

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 10:39:00 -0700 (MST)

> the kit via SAL (by Sea) and takes 4-6 weeks. If I want to ship via UPS it
> would cost about 12000 YEN. Wait a sec...the kit is 12000 YEN.
> Is everyone else having this same experience? Kinda kills the reason to buy
> from HLJ. Rather get it locally for cheaper.

  It's a MASSIVE kit and what's probably happening is it's big enough to
get into UPS's next 'grade up' from the small-packet rates we get with
smaller packages. Now it's probably being shipped in the catagory usually
filled by TVs, VCRs and other consumer electronics and expensive stuff,
hence the price goes way up. I wonder if HLJ is maybe putting some money
up for insurance too?

  When I order from them my shipping costs are usually in the 2000-4000Y


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