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I've been looking on the bay (again!) and I've noticed that Autoworld now have their own store on there. Pretty cool I thought as I could get cars from the source.

Wrong! If I wanted to buy a nice black/orange Dodge Daytona, I can buy it for £7.44 which is a really good price but they want £82.22 to post it to the UK! £82.22 is how much 11 Dodge Daytonas costs!

I've sent them an email asking if I could have some of what they're smoking and whether these prices were correct so we'll see what they say. I did point out that I usually have cars sent from the US for $5.

If they charge a sensible postage price then buying from AW will be great as AW cars are usually sold by private sellers for a lot more. Ho hum.
 

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That's probably the cost to have it shipped UPS expediated delivery or something stupid like that. The fact that most people won't pay 10x the auction cost for postage sort of flies over their heads.

Autoworld should know better, but I know from over 10 years of dealing with the USA on eBay most sellers have absolutely no clue about posting abroad and (depending on location) most US post offices know even less! I've had to look info up on USPS website before and pass it on to sellers as they had been told complete nonsense by their local post office.

Best was a £5 Sting CD where they wanted £50 postage. Why I wanted next day courier delivery on it was beyond me. I had to query whether they were posting me a CD or Sting himself!
 

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I shall post their reponse when I get it. If I can get them to accept that these prices are unreasonable then maybe we can all have the opportunity to buy some AW cars should we want them. Some of them are nicely different from the usual offerings.

I don't understand the attraction of the iwheels, white versions of things though. They look silly.
 

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The word from Autoworld is that they do not currently post overseas. Fortunately my attention has been briefly diverted by the orange, blue and yellow Daytonas that go with my purple car. Already have the blue on its way, the orange on my watch list and fingers crossed for a yellow car soon.

So many cars, so little money...
 

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hi, Gareth
I was tempted to mention this earlier but was afraid I'd sound too cynical *grin* However, as you have discovered, charging 82 pounds shipping for a slot car is just American for "we don't ship to Europe." If you ever want their cars bad enough...let me know and I'll be happy to receive them here and pass them along to you.

John
 

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Hi John,

It is a definite code isn't it!


Thanks for the kind offer. I shall definitely keep it in mind if I really, really want that car! If you see the clean version of the General Lee, that's a definite want!

Cheers

Gareth
 
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