L. M. Lloyd (ubik@austin.rr.com)
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 20:33:29 -0500


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Man, this is Japan they are shipping from! We are talking about the
other side of the globe. I have plenty of problems with HLJ, but
there is no one shipping stuff from Japan any cheaper.

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From: <BlazeEagle@aol.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] HLJ charges to much for shipping

> Yep, their shipping is expensive. Sometimes the shipping charges
> are fine and sometimes they are very steep.
>
> What I have found it is this: Place a $30 order, need to hold
> back about $20 for shipping, just in case. If you place an order
> of $100 or more, be sure to keep about $50 just case.
>
> Some will make excuses for HLJ, but when I used the shipping
> estimates, as well as taking the weight into account, when I
> received the payment notice, shipping was $10 bucks more then the
> estimate. Yes, $2-$3 over is acceptable, but $10 over? I don't
> like dealing with estimated prices. I have limited income, so I
> must know what my order will cost before I am committed to buy it.
> Since I didn't have the extra $10, I had to go through a hassle to
> get it canceled. I have a right to know the total cost of an
> order, BEFORE I am committed to buy it. It feels sneaky to me,
> when a store only has estimates for prices. Yes, I understand its
> expensive to send overseas, the currency rates change, et al. But
> its insane when the actual shipping cost is $10 more then the
> estimate.

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