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      09-29-2011, 09:22 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
**********s just quoted me $428.09 shipping for an Injen CAI that costs $398.95. They also will only ship to the nearest airport (I assume this means there would be a broker involved) and insist on payment via Wire Transfer.

You can guess what I told them...
Here's a copy of the PM I sent back to **********s:
Thanks but I have managed to source this elsewhere for $360 + $85 shipping - door to door. No customs brokers and no requirement for a wire transfer.

That puts your shipping cost at 503% of the other vendor - not including the several hundred dollars in extra "brokerage and handling fees" that I would no doubt be up for at this end because you do not ship door to door.

I realise that your shipping is probably faster but it seems that your pricing is designed to discourage international sales.

If this is not the case and you actually do want to do business with Australian buyers then you should probably have a read of these two threads and revise your shipping practices:

Thanks anyway,