ricefields wrote:shipping to canada kills any savings from the sale for any of the lego sets so only worth it if shipping within US. Savings to US buyers amount to about 30% off (between $85-90) with all discounts and shipping costs included.
I tottally agree with you. Their shipping charges are like charges that indiviuduals use to ship and cost even more than that. They are a "Company" and should have big discount on shipping like TLG, walmart, etc. The shipping is just ridiclous. Kind of obvious they want to pocket all that money. OR its just so they can sell more products to US instead of international.
Anyways the link for shipping charges is here
Its around 25-75% of order value for shipping charges to Canada. 25% is when you spend $200 or more. So the 25% offer basically just gives us Canadians free shipping. Dont' forget that we have to convert the currency $1 USD = $1.05 CAD. Then we have to pay duties & taxes & customs. So its basically ordering at retail USD pricing plus customs taxes.
And guess what ? internationl charges are like 50-200% of order value for shipping charges !For ex, ordering a indy ambush in cario for $15 cost $29 of shipping to international...(this i can ship for less than $10 by Canada Post using small packet surface.