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Post Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:07 am 
 

Do you guys think $9.30 is to much to ship these items:




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I went to USPS website and it said 1 pound would cost $3.95



I can't imagine these being more than a pound in weight :?


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:13 am 
 

I would guess they're planning to send it Global Priority, which would run about that amount.

By the way, nice win on the gold-plated wizard.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:17 am 
 

If $9.30 is the actually shipping charge then that does seem rather high for Letter Post shipping but about right for global priority.

If the $9.30 includes the shipping and handling then it sounds about right because your seller charges a $2 handling fee per auction so you got dinged for $4 (I despise sellers who do this because it is an obvious attempt to cover their listing fees - tony ass wap shop is infamous for doing this).  This may even be a violation of Ebay policy but good luck in getting them to do anything about it.

In any case, after handling, your shipping is only $5.30 so $3.95 + $1 for an envelope you are definitely in the ballpark.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:39 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:By the way, nice win on the gold-plated wizard.

Off-topic, but I have been wondering for the past few weeks if electroplating old lead minis could be done easily and cheaply.  I can't sculpt to save my life, and I would probably burn my house down if I tried to do any casting.  But electroplating sounds simple and easy and a fun way to "paint" old Grenadier and Ral Partha minis.

Anybody have any electroplating experience in general and with small lead/pewter objects in particular?

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As far as postage goes . . . overseas postage is always a mystery to me.  Domestic US postage is confusing enough; I try use US Media Mail and Flat-Rate Priority Envelopes and Boxes whenever possible.

The Battlesystems miniatures may be adding a little weight, and the mailing box and packing material may be adding more weight than you think.  You may also have gotten dinged for a couple of bucks in handling fees.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:34 am 
 

bombadil wrote:I would guess they're planning to send it Global Priority, which would run about that amount.

By the way, nice win on the gold-plated wizard.


I just paid the guy, it was a good price on the 001 wizard... I think :?  (Never seen one before)


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:21 am 
 

Very nice win on the gold plated wizard.  I didn't know RP made them like Grenadier did with gold plated promos.  I'll have to add this to my watch list now.... I'm sure the next one will go for a lot more than $26.   :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:44 am 
 

well, let's hope the guy just didn't do it himself in his basement...nah just kidding.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:53 am 
 

VermilionFire wrote:Very nice win on the gold plated wizard.  I didn't know RP made them like Grenadier did with gold plated promos.  I'll have to add this to my watch list now.... I'm sure the next one will go for a lot more than $26.   :wink:


They were given to the initial members of the Ral Partha Miniatures club way back in the 80's.  This club was like a subscription service for there catalogs; it was also to include special club only stuff (like this miniature). Unfortunatly the club nver got going, the lazy potheads at Ral Partha just failed to keep it consistent and it died a quick death.  Many of the subscribers never even got the limited gold mini.

That's what I was told on the miniatures page anyway.

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