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Changes in shipping prices

posted by Otis on - last edited - Viewed by 251 users

Yesterday the shipping costs to Finland were $18 for the standard DVD. Today they`re $16,75.
Oddly, the deluxe edition shipping costs were over $35 yesterday, but today the shipping of deluxe edition is only $15.
Im quite confused now. How come the shipping costs for the deluxe edition have dropped about $20, but that its cheaper to ship the deluxe edition than just the standard DVD?

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  • There seems to have been some internal wrangling going on at TT due to the fact a large number of people have complained that the shipping costs where to high for a single DVD. Also coupled with this TT are trying to stop incredibly high shipping cost (like the $35 for the deluxe edition) since it's absurd and has something to do with the shipping company they are using.

    Judging by your posting on the shipping charges they are still working out the details. I suspect that this is probably the biggest shipping job they've ever done given Monkey Islands popularity and they weren't quite prepared for it. Still you can't plan for everything.

    Expect that a single dvd will set you back $17/18 for shipping from now on though since TT want to have tracking available on all discs. i suspect too many have gone missing in the post which is costing them much more money by having to resend items.

    If the cost of shipping spikes massively email TT and maybe they'll be able to do something.

  • $16 to ship a single DVD is ridiculous though, that is half the price of the episodes themselves.

  • Just add some more stuff in your shopping cart and you'll get the shipping for free. For example pre-order the new Sam & Max or some of that other Monkey Island stuff with it :)

  • Yes, I just figured that out, I don't visit this site very often anymore. I'll probably get my total over $50 some way, but currently all the preview pictures for tshirts and stuff seem to be down, and I'd rather see what I'm buying :)

  • @PainDealer said: Just add some more stuff in your shopping cart and you'll get the shipping for free. For example pre-order the new Sam & Max or some of that other Monkey Island stuff with it :)

    I wish I could do it like that but three words: UK import taxes.

    The minute I spend over £18 I then have to add 17.5% in import tax if it gets stopped by customs, plus a further £10.01 for parcelforce's clearence fee. :eek:

    So potentially if I spent the amount needed for free shipping the total cost for me would actually be nearly £50.

    I'm probably better off just getting the dvd and paying the postage. (Though I've not checked the postage cost either yet. Sounds like neither are that viable for the UK :( )

  • @cmc42 said: I wish I could do it like that but three words: UK import taxes.

    The minute I spend over £18 I then have to add 17.5% in import tax if it gets stopped by customs, plus a further £10.01 for parcelforce's clearence fee. :eek:

    So potentially if I spent the amount needed for free shipping the total cost for me would actually be nearly £50.

    I'm probably better off just getting the dvd and paying the postage. (Though I've not checked the postage cost either yet. Sounds like neither are that viable for the UK :( )

    Damn! That sounds harsh! Before the yule holidays I ordered stuff worth almost $100 and I had to haul it in through the customs. There was 8% VAT for literature and 22% VAT for DVD and it was less than 10€ in total and it got automatically pardoned. So I suggest you get a friend in Finland to do the laundry for ya :D :D

  • @PainDealer said: Damn! That sounds harsh! Before the yule holidays I ordered stuff worth almost $100 and I had to haul it in through the customs. There was 8% VAT for literature and 22% VAT for DVD and it was less than 10€ in total and it got automatically pardoned. So I suggest you get a friend in Finland to do the laundry for ya :D :D

    LOL. Still... stupid import taxes. I've heard (though don't know for certain) that UPS charge an even higher clearance fee than parcelforce do. I'm probably better off not getting anything. :( Unless I ask someone in the US to buy it for me and then ship it here? As parcels marked as gifts are not subject to import tax unless their value is more than £40 LOL.

    Still... it's a lot of faffing around.

  • Yikes i bought mine with the free shipping to be sent to the UK, i forgot about customs...i pray that they dont charge...but if they do, then theres nothing i can do, i guess theres no point crying over spilt milk lol...but hopefully it aint too much....i still want the statue from lucasarts website, but there shipping is damn expensive....i need an American Penpal to help me with shipping lol

  • The shipping for this DVD is fucking ridiculous! I was really looking forward to getting this "free" DVD. But at those prices there's just no way I'm paying that.

    For shame TT, for shame!

  • That sounds horrible. Never got that here in NL though, even with far over those prices. Odd.

    Anyway, you can get S&M Season3. Being that's a digitial purchase it wont be shipped, thus added to the cost, but still counts to the $50, so all that remains is $15.

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