UK Shipping ?

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by keasy, Dec 31, 2010.

Dec 31, 2010

UK Shipping ? by keasy at 12:43 PM (953 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. keasy
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    Member keasy GBAtemp Regular

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    I posted over in the Acekard section about buying two Acekards but after looking more into the SC DS2 I'm edging toward it more, it does sound cool.

    My kids both have Ds Lites but I'm thinking I may as well future proof their carts a bit and the SC DS2 fits the bill.


    I've looked around these forums a good bit and I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a decent reliable vendor in the U.K to purchase ?

    Other threads reveal this site too...

    0shippingzone

    It appears to be American/or deals in US Dollars.

    Are they any good and would the UK Tax man hammer me with tax on purchase ? It sounds tempting to go with 0shippingzone as the prices are far cheaper than UK prices, but as said, if the tax man gets whiff it may end up more expensive.

    Any help is greatly appreciated

    Cheers

    Keas
     
  2. Costello

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    most shops you will find are actually based in china around the hong-kong region, they use prices in USD of course.
    there are a few US and European based shops but they have much higher prices.

    so... either you order from asian shops (cheap) but shipping is slower
    or you order from US or European based shops but prices are higher

    there doesnt seem to be a 100% good, reliable shop that everyone recommends.. there used to be shoptemp.com but its dead.
    sorry for not being more help
     
  3. keasy
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    That's a great help Costello mate thank you.

    It clues me up to make the decision.

    Thanks.
     
  4. CannonFoddr

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    I'll let you know about how good 0shippingzone are as I've just ordered the GBATemp DSTwo Limited edition card (basically a DSTwo) & a r4gold from them yesterday

    Got an update today stating it's been shipped, & also got a 'HK post tracking number' that I've been told I can use to 'check up progress in 3-4 business days' (this should tell me when the HK post have recieved it & when it has left the country IIRC)

    Apparently it should take 12 to 21 days to reach Europe according to 0Shippingzone
     
  5. Sinkhead

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    In my experience, packages coming from China/Hong Kong aren't checked. If they are, most flashcart shippers declare the value as about $5, which isn't taxable. In fact, even if they declared the full value, it wouldn't be over the limit in most cases.

    I've never had any problems [​IMG]
     
  6. keasy
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    That's a great help all, thank you for taking the time to help ease my mind.

    Mind up I'll go for x2 DS2.

    Now to convince my wife this is a worthy purchase [​IMG]
     
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    Ok as promised here's a little update

    30th Dec 2010: Ordered from 0Shipping
    31st Dec 2010: recieved Email with a HonkKong shipping code & message to check the HongKongPost website in 3-4 business days
    6th Jan 2011: On checking HonkKongPost the status had changed to ''posted on 6-Jan-2011 and is being processed for delivery to the addressee'
    9th Jan 2011: On checking - HongKong website status changed to 'The item (*************) will leave Hong Kong for its destination on 9-Jan-2011'
    10th Jan 2011: On checking today..'The item (**************) left Hong Kong for its destination on 9-Jan-2011'
    11th Jan 2011: Got home today @ ~4:00pm.. & there it is on the doormat. Didn't have to sign for it even though it had 'Signature required' on the front & apparently it was there in the morning before 9:00am (when the other half got up)
     

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