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Hot Toys Christopher Reeve Superman DX

Discussion in 'Collectible Figures' started by freshvein, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. MuzMc

    MuzMc Member

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    Looking at some of the other threads- is OSB cheaper than Sideshow? I'm a bit scared of the customs charges....OSB want a £55 deposit, sideshow don't...any help folks on who to go with?
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    If it were me I'd go OSB. No worry of customs charge. Might be quicker too as shipping from the US will take longer.
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    Sideshow use Fedex. It will cost you 20% VAT and a forwarding fee of £10.

    Al
  4. MuzMc

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    So, say another £25-£30 on top of the £120 that the figure will cost. :eek:
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    well I went with Sideshow my first ever order from them, I went for the ex figure with the green krytonite. I got $10 off my first order so came to $199.
  6. MuzMc

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    That's what I have preordered but I am vary of the customs charges......I have emailed OSB. If I layaway with them, am I guaranteed to get the figure?
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    Well I have decided to give OSB my first order. :smashin:
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    Went with the exclusive from Sideshow, Gotsta get me some Krytonite!
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    OSB have never let me down yet.
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    Be be aware that you will receive your figure and about a week later you will receive a bill from Fedex for the VAT and the forwarding fee.

    If the figure costs you $199 I think the shipping is $20-$25 so that's $224 at the most. It's hard to say what the exchange rate will be when your card is charged but it's been around a dollar sixty to the pound for a while so we'll go with that. 224 / 1.6 = 140 so you should get charged about £140 on your card, and sometimes small transaction fee for converting dollars to pounds, depending on your card.

    Then you have the VAT on the £140 (they charge VAT on the full amount including the shipping) which is about £28, plus the £10 forwarding fee which should bring it to an approximate grand total of £178. OSB are charging £166.99 including shipping so you could save around 12 quid if you ordered there... the exact amount will depend on the exchange rates when the charges go through. Then again you are getting the Kryptonite neckless so the 12 quid might be worth it.

    I recently got the Hot Toys Bruce Lee with the extra body. The cost was $219 plus $25 shipping. The VAT on that was £30.16 plus the £10 forwarding fee so I had bill for £40.16 from Fedex.

    Having said that, a friend of mine recently didn't get charged on his figure as it was classified incorrectly and so escaped the fee. You could be lucky, but that's never happened with me though.

    Al
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    I see OSB now has the full price up £156.99, which is similar to eBay prices.

    Also £156.99 +£13.00 (shipping) = £169.99 or $280.34.
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    I didn't realise he'd put the shipping up to £13... used to be 10. So 15 quid difference.

    You can sometimes get missed for VAT charges with shipments from HK and China (where most of the Ebay sales are from), but it's a gamble.

    Al
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  13. MuzMc

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    Is OSB UK based? Do they get the items and then no customs charge as it's already in the UK?
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    Yeah, that's right. He get's them in for you. The price you see is the price you pay - no additional costs.

    Al
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    hm might change my order to OSB then an pay the layaway fee now and the rest in Q4.
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    I might have to go for that as well instead of Sideshow. Damn customs costs!
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    Silly question, but say you don't bother paying the Fedex bill?

    Will they hunt you down like a dog?

    I've pre-ordered the exclusive with Sideshow, this is my first order with them. Didn't want to pay anything
    at all at the moment, so this seemed the best idea.

    Also, how quick's delivery, once it's been shipped out?
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    I dunno, I've forgotten to pay, and they sent out a reminder, which I then paid. I imagine if they don't get a response they would pass it on to a dept collection agency.

    There is nothing wrong with ordering from Sideshow, and you get the kryptonite chain, and at current exchange rates there isn't a great deal of difference. Could be better or worse toward the end of the year, who knows?

    They usually send you an email to tell you that the figure is due, then another when you've been billed, then you get a Fedex tracking number. Usually about 3 days for Fedex to get it to you I think.

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    they send another letter about a month later saying payment is due right away or it will be passed to debt collection, or words to that effect..... thats as far as I've gone in their process, some how they never got a cheque I wrote for one that I had left sitting in the glove box of my car :confused: :D

    from sideshow, delivery is very well tracked at each stage with fedex and is very quick as it takes 3 or 4 days for delivery, have had a few that have been posted on tues night's uk time and delivered to me on friday mornings, but OSB have excellent service too so you shouldn't be dissapointed with whoever you choose to buy him from

    it was a close call for me between OSB and sideshow for this one but when I was ordering the other night OSB hadn't the final price up yet so that and the green K swung it to sideshow for me (est price worked out at the time the exactly the same way as Alaneye above :smashin: ).........oh and of course the rewards points from sideshow to go towards another free premium format/commiquette for me in the future was also a bonus if you tend to use them in the future
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    In my experience (Had loads from them over the years) it's usually 2-3 days from despatch E-mail :thumbsup:
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    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    It was close with OSB myself, but after hearing from other Northern Irish
    collectors, that postage to NI has went up to £20, I refused on principle.

    £55 deposit was quite attractive, even £65 including shipping costs, but I'll be buggered if I was paying £75 upfront.
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    I am the same rebel_scum was going to change from SS to OSB then seen the postage. No thanks! i'll just pay SS whatever and get me some kryptonite
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    Us Norn Iron folk are always getting buggered !!!
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    Thanks for support guys :)

    3 pallets gone and reordered 2 more!
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    Sorry Irish friends! Cost £18 shipping to Ireland and packaging ain't cheap :)
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    Any chance in Sgt Barnes dropping in price soon^^?
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    I see Forbidden Planet are doing it for £159.99. Anyone know if they charge right away or when it ships?
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    I appreciate that, but I live in Northern Ireland, which is classified as part of the UK.

    It costs exactly the same amount of money for me to send something to England, as it would 10 miles up the road.
    Obviously it costs more depending on the service required, but Express24 via Parcelforce is quoted as £12.99 within the UK.

    We're classified as Zone 3 with Parcelforce.
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    unless its changed since I used either of them, both FP's charge when it ships and also charge postage on top of that price :)

    It's a bit crap (putting it politely) but you should be used by now that some mainland companys don't use, with some not even willing to consider, Royal Mail/Parcelforce as an option with a lot of couriers being cheaper for shipping around the mainland, also it may be more hassle than its worth for a small shop to offer more than one method especially when making up a lot of orders to go out at the same time and having to seperate them up and arguably they may provide a better service over there than RM which means we're stuffed with paying the extra for the sake of a few miles of water :thumbsdow

    but maybe Wai Man can have a look into alternative options for NI in the future :)
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    Btw, none of my moaning removes the fact that OSB are top notch.

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