Amazon.fr Whole Box of Series 6 Minifigures

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Amazon.fr Whole Box of Series 6 Minifigures

Post by Legobrandon » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:35 pm

You can now order a whole case of series 6 minifigures on Amazon.fr. Each case will run you 109.99 euros (roughly 144.25 CAD and 142.60 USD, according to xe.com). But when you go to the confirmation page, the total comes to 99.56 euros including shipping for Canadians ($130.57 CAD). So if you do the math, $3.49 x 60= $209.40 (!) $209.40-130.57= Savings of $78.83! But the downside to this is that the ship date is estimated at 4-7 weeks.

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*TIP* If you are having trouble reading French, download Google Chrome and it was translte the whole page for you!

EDIT: Thanks to Brickset.com for posting this deal.
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Post by Zeya » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:57 pm

What about customs tariffs?

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Post by Legobrandon » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:01 pm

Zeya wrote:What about customs tariffs?
Customs fees depends on the shipping company they choose.
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Post by harry99 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:21 pm

What shipping company does Amazon France usually choose? If it's UPS it's not worth it due to their Brokerage Fees.
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Post by Legobrandon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:25 pm

harry99 wrote:What shipping company does Amazon France usually choose? If it's UPS it's not worth it due to their Brokerage Fees.
They sometimes use UPS or DHL.
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Post by harry99 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:32 pm

DHL is good as fees are lower but if they send UPS that will be another $29.00 brokerage fee plus other fees - pretty much eliminating any savings compared to Canadian retail...

Got burned a few times by UPS...
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Post by sweener » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:25 pm

Just got an email from amazon.fr saying the box I ordered will be shipping earlier than expected. :-)

Previously estimated arrival date: 02 March 2012 - March 19, 2012

New Estimated ship date: 31 January 2012 - February 1, 2012
New Estimated Delivery Date: 13 February 2012 - February 14, 2012

Still have my fingers crossed that this ships in a few days.

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Post by Brownstone » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:33 pm

I don't understand any of what you are talking about "brokerage fees". Is that a Canadian thing?

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Post by brickity » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:08 pm

It's essentially a "handling" fee that carriers will charge you if there are customs fees that are owing on the package. I believe the carriers front the money at customs for you and charge you afterwards for the taxes owing and their "handling" fee.

I think Canada Post charges $7.50 as their brokerage fee (can't be 100% sure, since I haven't been charged customs through Canada Post in a very long time) and UPS charges $10.00 now (or at least that's what they charged me for my Amazon France package). I was worried I was going to get hit with a $30-$50 fee from UPS (I've heard horror stories), but thankfully it was only 5 bucks in tax and 10 bucks in brokerage.

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Post by striderhiryu » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:14 pm

sweener wrote:Just got an email from amazon.fr saying the box I ordered will be shipping earlier than expected. :-)

Previously estimated arrival date: 02 March 2012 - March 19, 2012

New Estimated ship date: 31 January 2012 - February 1, 2012
New Estimated Delivery Date: 13 February 2012 - February 14, 2012

Still have my fingers crossed that this ships in a few days.
When did you put in the order? Mine is still not estimated to arrive until mid march :sad:

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Post by sweener » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:13 pm

striderhiryu wrote:When did you put in the order? Mine is still not estimated to arrive until mid march :sad:
:up: Hooray it shipped today!

Ordered: January 19, 2012
Shipped: January 31, 2012
Shipped via DHL Global Mail with tracking number.
DHL Global Estimated Delivery Date: February 13, 2012

Subtotal: £ 91.97
Shipping: EUR 7.59
VAT: EUR 0.00
Grand Total: EUR 99.56 = $130 USD = $2.16 USD per pack

$130 USD for a box of series 6 minifigures and never had to leave the house! Thanks Legobrandon and TnB!

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Re: Amazon.fr Whole Box of Series 6 Minifigures

Post by Legobrandon » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:50 pm

No need to thank me, thank Brickset.com. I forgot to give credit to them :oops:.
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