Registered Air Mail Small Packet - Registered Air Mail, same as my Generations Legions (I have them and the rest of you haven't) which also escaped the red hot poker. By comparison my two larger orders sent by EMS hurt my bottom.
Registered Air Mail Small Packet - Registered Air Mail = good
EMS = bad
(and moved to it's own thread to make it easier to find)
I suspect the E-Hobby stuff will stay that way for the forseeable. But yeah, UK stock is looking the way to go, as long as you don't want the first wave of Hong Kong releases that go for the big money.
Yes I did some fairly comprehensive investigations a while ago. Air mail small packet from RK doesn't ever seem to get caught, but the other options do. In fact small packet from China does seem to escape generally. I think royal mail are less worried about customs charges. I remember from years gone by it seems to be chance. If anything comes in through parcel force though, which the ems route does, then it'll be done every time. Same with ups.
Here we discovered a cheaper international shipping and think it will help many of our customers lower their order shipping expenses from 2019 shipping rate! Its method is “E Express”, under “Air Mail Small Packet” when choosing shipping method. It allow to ship out parcel under 2kg and within the required dimension, Its normal shipping time needed is 7-14 working days.
It is suitable for shipping smaller items like Transformers Generations Deluxe, single Star Wars/Marvel 6 inches.
Altogether there are 18 countries which is eligible for E-express service. The list is shown below:
For example, recently shipping a 0.5kg item (like most Generations deluxe, Star Wars and Marvel 6” figures etc.) will cost you USD17 to USA by Air Mail small packet. Now, selecting the same method will only cost you USD1014. There are more shipping difference sample listed under the list of countries.
***Please be noted that any packages size is limited by L + W + H = 900mm, while any sides does not exceed 600mm If the package size does not fit into this requirement, the order is not eligible for E-express service. Robotkingdom will request additional shipping charge when needed***
Below is the list of countries eligible for e-Express Service United States United Kingdom Canada Australia Japan South Korea Singapore Malaysia Indonesia New Zealand Netherlands Ireland Russia China Brazil France Spain Portugal
<<<After we integrate the system, the shipping cost will be updated to: >>> 0.5kg (1pcs of Transformers Deluxe/Marvel Star Wars 6 inch figure) Air Mail Small Packet: USD10.14 Air Mail Parcel: USD40.14 EMS: USD42.86
1kg (1pcs of Transformers Voyager) Air Mail Small Packet: USD14.43 Air Mail Parcel: USD40.14 EMS: USD46.29
2kg (2pcs Transformers Voyager) Air Mail Small Packet: USD23 Air Mail Parcel: USD51.29 EMS: USD57.57
Had an email from RK to say they were hacked during the week and the money for my Seacons w3 went to someone else.
Sure enough that's obvious from the Paypal transaction when you know something is amiss, certain details were different from RK's usuaul transactions and when I checked the address the money went to wasn't a Robotkingdom.com one so a dispute has been opened, but if you bought anything from them c Wednesday it might be worth checking.
Robotkingdom have a FB notice up saying HK Post have suspended some or all of their services to many countries, including the UK
I have two parcels from them in the HK postal system. I'm not clear as to if the specific restrictions listed bellow apply to my packages or not but it looks like RK might be unavailable to us for a while